Nick Barreca


Tax Analyst at Amazon, with law school in the future. Interested in identity, information networks, and privacy.


  • LaTeX
  • XML/YAML/Markdown
  • SQL (MySQL/Postgres)
  • Bash
  • (some) Python/Flask
  • (learning) R


  • Mac OS X/ Linux server
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Azure Information Protection (AIP)
  • Apache/Nginx/static sites
  • Git/Github
  • Domain management
  • Security/Penetration tools


  • Regulatory/Statutory analysis
  • Data governance
  • Audit attestation
  • Internal documentation management
  • Effective remote worker
  • Great communication skills
  • Works well with others
  • Concerned about inclusion


Indirect Tax Analyst - Amazon Tax Engine,
Amazon's Tax Engine drives the collection of all indirect tax for retail and third-party vendor sales. Notable projects:
  • Indirect Tax Compliance Work on Tax Engine Projects to ensure that Amazon remains first-to-market on indirect tax compliance issues.
  • Data Catalog Service Own and manage the Data Catalog Service tool, a SQL-based system that sources and transforms data into a format that is usable by the Tax Enginge with the goal of providing a more efficient and internalized data stream.
  • Amazon Subsidiaries Work with Amazon subsidiaries, such as Whole Foods, Twitch, and PillPack on their tax collection processes and integration with the Amazon Tax Engine.
Tax Data Analyst - Amazon Tax Engine,
Work within Amazon's growing Tax Engine, focused primarily on the third-party vendor sales taxability and ongoing efforts to remain compliant with sales tax legislation resulting from South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Notable projects:
  • Data Catalog Service Worked on the Data Catalog Service, a SQL-based system that sources and transforms data into a format that is usable by the Tax Enginge with the goal of providing a more efficient and internalized data stream.
  • Product Classification Services Wiki Management Managed and maintained internal Tax Engine documentation (Wiki) initiative in an effort to streamline workflow and new employee on-boarding processes.
  • Internal Application Development Advised on internal tax classification software development with Tax Enginge managers and software developers.
Regulatory Compliance Intern,
Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public utility in the United States and in 2005 became the first electric utility in the United States to fully offset all its carbon emissions. My role was in the Regulatory Compliance division, responsible for all Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reliability compliance. Notable projects:
  • Boundary Hydro Electric Dam Inspection Represented the Regulatory Compliance Division during a FERC inspection of the Boundary Hydro Electric Dam Project to strengthen the compliance program in preparation for future federal audits.
  • Azure Information Protection System Worked with Seattle City IT project managers and Microsoft consultants on the development and deployment of an Azure Information Protection system to protect Seattle City Light’s confidential information.
  • FERC Regulatory Analysis Advised on technical components of forthcoming Federal Energy Regulatory Commission standards, specifically CIP supply chain security and system virtualization.
Legal Research Intern,
CENTS empowers people to improve their financial health by developing educational and legal resources to help them prevent or overcome financial challenges. CENTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by foundation grants, special events, program fees, and individual contributions. CENTS is affiliated with the King County Bar Association and has created programs with the support of the Washington Attorney Generals Office, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Seattle Foundation, and the Consumer Protection and Education Fund. CENTS does not sell or solicit to the individuals who attend our classes and programs. My role was primarily program data research and content management. Notable projects:
  • Money Steps Money Steps was designed to help people who have experienced incarceratio take control of their financial situation. The project was made in partnership with the United States Probation and Pretrial Services system and funded by a grant from the Western District of Washington Library Fund.
  • Senior Money Project The statistics are staggering: Senior citizens and the elerly are swindled out of nearly $3 billion a year, yet only 1 in 44 cases are reported. Senior Money Project is an educational financial program which aims to inform this at risk population on topics such as identity theft and estate planning, money management, reverse mortgages/equity, and general predatory scams.
  • Financial Navigation Program for Cancer Patients In 2015, CENTS began its partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study strategies to prevent or reduce cancer-related financial toxicity. In these research projects, patients were provided an individual financial counselor by CENTS and an insurance advocate from the Patient Advocate Foundation for monthly individual meetings for six months.


Bachelor of Art, Seattle University

Major in Political Science. Concentration of studies: Legal studies, political theory/philosophy, comparative politics and transitional justice.


References available on request.