JASON BIEGEL

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

EMAIL
me@jasonbiegel.com


I am a detail oriented professional with a deep understanding of many technical subjects. I am an avid open source developer. I love to be creative and inventive. I have over 10 years of experience in the field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Software Engineer (Remote), ShopRunner

October 2018 - Present

Backend/Devops focused developer for ShopRunner's e-commerce marketplace. I work on a small agile team which creates exciting and innovative products.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Design and implemented ordering system
  • Converted legacy Node app to TypeScript
  • Added testing to backend Python system resulting in much faster bug fixes
  • Migrated high-traffic legacy Python emailing system to Kotlin
  • Dockerized and migrated core Spring, Inc. apps to ShopRunner's AWS account without production downtime
  • Handpicked from Spring, Inc. acquisition, primary on-call resource for all apps

Software Engineer, Spring Inc.

October 2016 - October 2018

Spring was an acquired e-commerce platform offering over 2,000 brands with millions of SKUs across several marketplaces. I worked on several backend teams and designed system architecture for various projects.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Developed the caching system used for customer apps
  • Designed and implemented Spring's eBay catalog and ordering system on a small team of backend engineers within two months.
  • Built and maintained custom solutions for integrating with international e-commerce marketplaces such as NetEase.
  • Migrated backend functionality from Go to Python
  • Created service for pushing real-time inventory updates to distributed marketplaces
  • Enhanced and designed features for internal test infrastructure

Freelance Full-Stack Web Developer, Self-Employed

September 2014 - October 2016

I provided full stack web development for clients, including Wolf & Badger, Bomberg, and Combat2College.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Developed features and fixed bugs on an e-commerce website for a clothing and boutique retailer based in the UK.
  • Incorporated a product rating system into the Django Mezzanine admin webapp with ratings imported automatically from Feefo.
  • Improved the return process by sending automated emails to vendors when their products are returned.
  • Developed a CMS in Django Oscar to control content and products.
  • Altered website presentation based on user's local time using Python geoip library.
  • Achieved a two month turnaround for full website implementation using Git and Bitbucket for source control.

Application Developer, MediaRadar, Inc.

January 2013 - January 2015

I was part of a small team of developers working on customer facing web apps and services. I worked on a broad spectrum of projects from developing new features, to refactoring architecture, to creating large background tasks. Our stack was ASP.NET MVC 3 (Razor) with SQL Server and MongoDB. MediaRadar is data intensive, as a result I wrote an extensive amount of complex large-scale data processing code.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Developed email templating functionality into an internal web app to send emails to new customers.
  • Re-factored the homepage and a report feature on customer facing site which reduced load-time drastically.
  • Developed a system for testing and sending customer email alerts.
  • Worked on projects utilizing mongoDB to store alert email messages.
  • Re-implemented front-end styling in LESS.

Software Engineer, Image Access Corp.

June 2010 - December 2012

I developed and maintained workflow systems for enterprise businesses utilizing scanners digitizing paper documents. Wrote software using technologies such as .NET, web services, and ODBC to store digital documents.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Developed and supported an invoice approval web application for a Fortune 500 company with 10K users.
  • Wrote custom Kofax scanner application for stamping ID code on scanned documents for a large-scale operation.
  • Supported 50+ customers remotely and on-site for testing, upgrades, and troubleshooting.
  • Autonomously migrated millions of documents from EMC ApplicationXtender to IBM Content Manager.

Software Engineering Intern, Abbott Point of Care

January 2010 - May 2010

Designed and developed a .NET application for medical devices with touch screen capabilities on a team of software engineers using WPF technologies.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Created a Windows service for logging system events into a SQL Server database.
  • Designed and developed an operations log for medical devices.

Software Engineering Intern, Application Security, Inc.

January 2008 - December 2008

Developed features and made bug fixes for .NET applications with 1000+ customers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started, designed, and implemented an open source testing framework (RemoteInstall) for testing installers on virtual machines over a network.
  • Worked on an open source project (dotNetInstaller), a setup bootstrapper used for installing and upgrading company products on customer machines.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Maintainer, GitHub

February 2017 - Present

One of two maintainers for Go's most popular decimal library, shopspring/decimal
https://github.com/shopspring/decimal

Member, Association for Vertical Farming

July 2016 - December 2018

Developed a standardized grow recipe data format for controlled environment agriculture.
https://vertical-farming.net

HIGHLIGHTS

Board Member, MakerBar

April 2014 - January 2019

Held positions as president and treasurer of a non-profit makerspace in Hoboken, NJ. We had a wood shop, CNC router, 3D printer which I utilize for various projects.
http://makerbar.com

HIGHLIGHTS

Web Developer, Prime Skate Shop

January 2010 - August 2011

Developed a PHP based eCommerce website linked to a PayPal merchant account selling skateboarding products.
http://www.primeskateshop.com

HIGHLIGHTS

SKILLS

Back-end

Node Go Python Kotlin .NET Postgres Memcached

OS/Cloud Solutions

Kubernetes AWS Docker macOS Linux Windows

Front-end

Bootstrap NPM Backbone jQuery HTML5 SASS

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science - Stevens Institute of Technology

August 2006 - May 2010

Adult Education Certificate Program, Horticulture - New York Botanical Garden

July 2018 - Present

Study Abroad, Australian Wildlife and Conservation - University of New South Wales

June 2009 - August 2009

INTERESTS

Gardening

Hydroponics Vertical Gardening Community Garden

Cars

Bio-diesel

Pub Games

Darts Billiards

LANGUAGES

English

Fluency: Native speaker

REFERENCES

Jason brought skill and passion to the MediaRadar development team. When we first brought Jason on he was put in a role that provided support to our 20 person development team. Within the first few months he outgrew that role and became a go to for other developers on best practices and technical knowledge of some of the newer tools available. Jason strives to not only develop applications that meet the specifications, but also, meet the high expectations of his fellow developers. It was a privilege to work with Jason and watch him grow as a Developer.

- Mike Levine

Jason has the ability to take a project from inception to launch. I had the pleasure of working with Jason on a few projects and was impressed by his ability to understand clients' needs and execute in a detail-oriented fashion. Jason would be a great asset to any team.

- Adrian Fraiha

Jason started at MediaRadar as a junior developer and he got promoted as a mid-level developer the following year. Jason and I had been in the same team for over two years. Jason was able to quickly get an understanding of the existing code base he was working on to make effective updates to it. Jason also had quick bug fix turn-around because of his very pragmatic approach to problems. It's been great having Jason in my team!

- Tony Effendi