Jason Boggess, Software Developer in Somerville, MA, United States
Jason Boggess

Software Developer in Somerville, MA, United States

Member since March 20, 2016
Jason is a software engineer with a master's degree from MIT focusing in computer graphics and vision. He has been employed at Lockheed Martin, PayPal, and Fitbit as a software engineer. He's worked on many freelance projects like Mole Detective (Mole Detect), WearReader, Minecraft.Print(), 3DEchosght.com, and dataTHRESH. Jason has a range of experience working with various types of tech: Android, Windows, iPhone, and computer vision.
Jason is now available for hire


  • Fitbit
    Knockout.js, MySQL, Hibernate, Spring, Java
  • PayPal
    Spring MVC, Knockout.js, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby...
  • Lockheed Martin
    Spring, GlassFish, Java



Somerville, MA, United States



Preferred Environment

Visual Studio, Xcode, IntelliJ

The most amazing...

...project I did was image processing for Mole Detective, an app featured on Dr. Oz.


  • Senior Software Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    • Worked on SpringMVC/Hibernate/MySQL commerce app that serves Fitbit.com/cart and customer service pages.
    • Managed a large demographic information system that interfaced with Sale Force’s Exact Target.
    • Wrote an iOS app to perform on-site marathon-based Fitbit sales. First of its kind in the company.
    • Path finder on a new core tools team, developing internal APIs in Thrift/Finagle for Customer Service teams.
    Technologies: Knockout.js, MySQL, Hibernate, Spring, Java
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2015
    • Led the SMB development team of five engineers for the PayPal Demand Generation Organization in Boston.
    • Created tools in AngularJS, SpringMVC, and Ruby on Rails to support coupon and loyalty program creation.
    • Developed PayPal’s first incentive-based program in stores.
    • Attended advanced JavaScript (ECMAscript) training course taught by Douglas Crockford, contributor to the language.
    Technologies: Spring MVC, Knockout.js, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ruby, MySQL, Java
  • Software Engineer Intern

    2008 - 2010
    Lockheed Martin
    • Created streaming drivers for PointGrey Ladybug spherical camera in C++ using DirectDraw.
    • Developed 3D animations to support the GPS III constellation program.
    • Managed a portable virtual reality system (Mechdyne ROVR) for displaying stereoscopic 3D images.
    • Programmed in Java, JavaScript, Google Web Toolkit, and HTML/XML to create thin-client, browser-based GUIs.
    Technologies: Spring, GlassFish, Java


  • EchoSight™

    Worked on a massive linear equation solving for creation of 3D printed lithophanes. Designed and created a sales site for the 3D creations.

  • Minecraft.Print()

    Wrote the Python/C++ code for parsing and converting Minecraft creations into 3D printed creations. Ended up in many magazines.

  • MoleDetective

    Sole developer on an iOS/Android app designed to increase awareness of melanoma symptoms by helping users to recognize the ABCDE's of skin cancer. Featured on Dr. Oz. before being sold to LHT.

  • Wear Reader

    Solo developer for a speed-reading app for Android Wearables and the Apple Watch. Parses many different e-book formats and allows you to read them on the watch.

  • Levant Power

    Worked on updating the Joomla page for Levant Power. Updated user profiles and made management easier. Updated PHP plugins via company requests.


  • Languages

    Java 8, Java, C#, Python, HTML5, C++, Objective-C, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Spring MVC, Hibernate, AngularJS, Spring, Knockout.js, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    IntelliJ, Xcode, Visual Studio 2015, GitHub, Eclipse IDE, Git, Android Studio, IntelliJ IDEA, Sublime Text 3, Visual Studio
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, App Development
  • Platforms

    iOS, MacOS, Windows, Android, Joomla
  • Other

    Computer Vision, Background Threading, Multithreading, iOS App Development Expert, Computer Graphics, Android Wearables, Cordova, GlassFish
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Storage



  • Master's degree in Computer Science Computer Vision
    2010 - 2012
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Cambridge, MA (USA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    2006 - 2010
    Iowa State University - Ames, IA (USA)

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