Andrew Sanchez

/ændruː 'santʃeθ/


I specialize in production-quality, open source research software with expertise in Python, Linux, high-performance computing, and data pipelines. I am also interested in functional programming, AI, machine learning, Effective Altruism, NLP, and computational musicology.



Professional Experience

Hilton Software Engineer
2019-06-01 to present
Developed containerized Python microservices for a complex data pipeline deployed on EKS. Utilized REST APIs and Kafka to implement a central architecture for the flow and access of data. Helped modernize Hilton's DevOps practices with both technology choices and cultural transformation. Helped design and implement a large CI/CD, PaC, IaC initiative used by all of Hilton's engineers.

Pathogen and Microbiome Institute Software Engineer
2016-01-01 to 2019-06-01
Worked with scientists at NAU to develop bioinformatics software for genomics research. Wrote reproducible data pipelines and deployed them to an onsite high-performance cluster for parallel processing of enormous amounts of public genomic data. Automated the curation of species-based statistics and metadata.

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society Research Software Developer
2014-01-01 to 2016-01-01
Developed image processing software in a Java style DSL for climate science research. Empowered researchers to study how native grasses respond to different climates.

Fluent Forever Technical Operations Admin
2018-01-01 to 2019-06-2019
Automated many business operations for the most crowdfunded app in Kickstarter and Indiegogo history. Developed Python services for processing and analyzing data from REST APIs of major platforms such as Zendesk, Active Campaign, and Google products to support business operations.


Bacterial Genome Reduction as a Result of Short Read Sequence Assembly
bioRxiv 2016-12-03

Quality Control and Curation of Public Genomic Databases
NAU's Research And Design Symposium 2017-04-28


Languages Python, BASH, Lisp, R, Java
Tools Git, Linux, SLURM, Anaconda, pandas, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Pytest, Flask, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka
DevOps Automated Testing, CI/CD, Containerization, Pac, IaC
Science High Performance Computing, Reproducibility


Thomas Edison State University Computer Science
In Progress
Data structures, algorithms, and operating systems.

Northern Arizona University Music and Biology
74 Credits
Biology, bioinformatics, genetics, music theory, composition, and performance.


English Native speaker
Dutch Intermediate

Community Service

Grand Canyon Guitar Society Volunteer
Organizing for non-profit that hosts concerts for world renowned classical guitarists.

The Carpentries Volunteer Data Science and Coding Instructor
Intensive workshops to teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers.

AFS Intercultural Programs Volunteer
Technical operations and support for foreign exchange students and families.

The Flagstaff Foundry Volunteer
Front of house management for a monthly variety show and performance art non-profit.