Tommy Unger
Leading the way toward data-driven solutions, experiences, insights, and decisions.

Work experience


Director of analytics

2021 - current
  • Lead data sciencist/engineers building large-scale data pipeline (AWS, Kinesis, S3, Spectrum, Redshift).
  • Lower AWS costs by 70% while increasing functionality, reliability directly impacting gross margins.
  • Lead and implement KPI metrics and dashboards for key business products, services, and departments.
University of Washington

Instructor - data visualization

2016 - current
  • Teach a hands-on data visualization continuing education course for working professionals.
  • Focus on the scaffolding of data visualization strategies including: history of datavis, understanding your audience, data acquisition and cleaning, and building tool proficiency in Tableau and Excel.

Lead data scientist & product manager

2014 - 2021
  • Envision, research & launch industry-leading analytics & UX solutions on an enterprise data storage system.
  • Manage a team focused on analytics, design, and data science.
  • Manage the design & launch of a data-driven prefetch solution increasing customer read performance.
  • Tableau, Jupyter, Python, SQL to across product, business. Present to small teams and the whole company.
  • Launch cloud-based monitoring/analytics platform used by 90% of our customer base.

Real estate data scientist

2013 - 2014
  • Brainstorm, research, design and write data-driven stories about the real estate market including: Cities a Billionaire Can Buy and Hottest Neighborhoods. Achieving all-time highs for web blog traffic.
  • Build solutions to analyze real estate markets using SQL, AWS Redshift, HTML, css, Javascript, d3.js

Product manager - data & analytics

2009 - 2013
  • Design & manage a pixel-tracking system (like Google Analytics) for deep knowledge of website visitors.
  • Create software solutions that helped companies improve search engine rankings via links & content.
  • Drive company decisions and innovation with data science for SEO, website tracking, , business intelligence.

Senior data analyst

2006 - 2009
  • Analyze national and local residential real estate markets. Billions of data points processed.
  • Build quarterly reports used by national media, including WSJ, NYT. C#, SQL Server, Windows scripting.
  • Lead the creation and deployment of a set of open source US city neighborhood boundary maps.

Software development engineer/test

2001 - 2005
  • Build stress testing scripts and automation for the ASP.Net web server platform.
  • Build a performance testing app & database system for measuring the speed & stability of ASP.Net/IIS.


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