About Me

Sunnyvale, CA

+1 (650) 213-2619 | contact@frank-blechschmidt.com

Professional Experience

Engineering Manager (Lattice)
January 2022 — Present (San Francisco, CA)

Leading a team of 10 engineers (mix of SWEs and SREs with experience levels ranging from Junior to Staff) serving an engineering organization of 120 developers and enabling easy, fast, and reliable product development at Lattice on a tech stack composed of TypeScript, GraphQL, React, Relay, and NestJS.

The team’s scope and responsibilities encompass the entire development and release lifecycle, including local dev environments, CI (Github Actions), CD (ArgoCD), build systems and infrastructure, full-stack application frameworks, database migrations, container builds, linters, feature flags, preview environments and canary deployments, testing frameworks and tooling, code policies, observability integrations (Datadog & Sentry), build caching, and developer telemetry.

Engineering Manager (Box)
October 2021 — January 2022 (Redwood City, CA)

Led Box’s cloud platform of 12 engineers, building and expanding its internal Kubernetes-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

Tech Lead Manager (Box)
March 2021 — October 2021 (Redwood City, CA)

Tech Lead Manager (TLM) is Box’s 6-12 months program to support ICs in the transition to engineering management.

Senior Software Engineer (Box)
May 2019 — March 2021 (Redwood City, CA)

Lead Software Engineer (SAP Conversational AI)
July 2016 — May 2019 (Palo Alto, CA)

Software Engineer (SAP Innovation Center)
October 2015 — June 2016 (Palo Alto, CA)

Software Engineering Intern (SAP Innovation Center)
September 2014 — September 2015 (Palo Alto, CA)


Cognitive Enterprise System US 20190332956, US 20180144053, US 20180144257

Filed: March 2017 | Issued: May 2018

Open Source


Python wrapper for Stanford’s NLP library SUTime; officially mentioned on Stanford NLP website; downloaded 4,500x/month.


Python wrapper for wit.ai’s NLP library Duckling; used by leading Open Source NLU library Rasa NLU; downloaded 1,000x/month.


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, USA

Degree: Master | Graduation: August 2021 | Major: Computer Science

Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany

Degree: Bachelor of Science | Graduation: August 2014 | Major: IT-Systems Engineering

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