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Jason C. Keller

Jason C. Keller

Nashua, NH, United States
Member since June 7, 2016
Jason has a great breadth of experience in physics, signal processing, and app development. His quickness in identifying simple, clear, modular approaches enables him to design systems that are expandable, stable, transparent, and maintainable. He uses portable frameworks wherever possible (Docker, MVC/EF/ASP.NET Core) to continually drive simplicity, portability, and to best leverage advances made by the greater development community.
Jason is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Machine Learning, 12 years
  • WinForms, 11 years
  • C#, 11 years
  • Multithreading, 10 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 9 years
  • Azure SQL Databases, 7 years
  • Git, 5 years
  • Docker, 2 years
Nashua, NH, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio Code on CentOS or Windows 10, GitHub
The most amazing...
...thing I've built is a fully automated test suite for phased array antenna calibration, programming, testing, system simulation, and plotting.
Employment
  • Back-end Developer
    2017 - PRESENT
    Stone Trash (via Toptal)
    • Developed a secondary online market for stone remnants for Stone Trash; did this while working with the Client’s technical lead and another TopTal mobile developer.
    • Matured the value proposition of the platform as well as handling the purely technical work.
    • Maintained separate environments (including databases and configurations) for nightly, development, and production builds which allowed a progressive integration between the web, mobile, and API hosted front ends.
    • Coordinated the work via web-based telecon, screen sharing, Trello, Slack, and the Visual Studio Team Services wiki.
    • Defined and produced the API, database design/interface, authentication, and third-party integrations (Stripe, SendGrid, Google geocoding, Cloudinary, and Expo).
    • Defined a scheme for the secure, common access of our API by third parties.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, Azure SQL, Stripe, SendGrid, Google geocoding, Cloudinary, Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure Storage, Trello, Slack, Visual Studio Code, Android Emulator
  • Senior Principle Software Engineer
    2005 - PRESENT
    BAE Systems, Inc.
    • Currently leading $4M (my team) development effort for a modern, microservice-based, containerized application with full Continuous Integration testing and deployment pipeline. Breaking new ground within the company. This is being watched with enthusiasm to set new processes within the company.
    • Successfully led development of $1.75M (my team) effort which resulted in retention of $1B business opportunity. Individually recognized as a “cornerstone” of the program and received 3 off-cycle raises and 2 promotions as a result of this execution.
    • Architected and led the development and integration effort on highly complex, high performance, cross-platform, automated test, and simulation system for a missile warning system.
    • Designed and produced suite of tools to fully automate and optimize the calibration and test of a phased array antenna, including development support, FPGA data streaming, and safety interlocks.
    • Produced a quick-turn demo to evaluate and visualize effects of OLED burn-in for custom optical system which led to a green-light for that technology.
    • Pitched and produced neural network based model for unique proprietary application to greatly increase accuracy of complex prediction versus prior incumbent techniques.
    • Designed and produced novel communication channel algorithm to achieve unprecedented signal integrity for target environment. Patent invention submitted.
    • Won the following 2017 awards: Pioneer Award (twice).
    • Won the following 2016 awards: Technical Achievement Award, Pioneer Award, and Chairman's Award Nominee.
    • Was awarded in 2015 the Pioneer award (twice).
    • Won in 2012, the Technical Support of the Year award.
    • Was awarded in 2007 the Chairman's Award Nominee, Special Recognition Award, and Invention Selected for Patent.
    Technologies: C#, .NET Core, Docker, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Jenkins, Ansible, Git, Angular 5, SignalR Core, Linux/Windows Mixed Development, MATLAB, VHDL, C, C++, Signal Processing, Thermal Imaging, Thermal Modeling, GPS
  • Developer
    2017 - 2017
    Boss Wigglers (via Toptal)
    • Worked with Toptal projects team members and the client to formulate a design for a new social media platform.
    • Produced an estimate covering development activities that lined up with design estimate from fellow project team member.
    • Impressed the Toptal project team with the detail and thoroughness of the final estimate.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, Azure SQL, Stripe, SendGrid, Google geocoding, Cloudinary, Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure Storage, Trello, Slack, Visual Studio Code, Android Emulator
  • Managing Member
    2011 - 2017
    Nica Gems, LLC
    • Developed streamlined customer/admin/shipper web interfaces.
    • Covered and automated tasks such as account detail modification, inventory management, shipping label purchase/print, image manipulation/storage, search engine advertising tie-ins, and analytics.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, AJAX, jQuery, Azure App Service, Azure SQL, EasyPost, Stripe, Google Analytics, Bing Ads, Azure Storage
  • Proprietor
    2015 - 2016
    Slick Talent Management/Lucid Talent Management
    • Built a massively scalable talent management portal to rival PeopleSoft at 10% of their maintenance fee.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, AJAX, jQuery, Azure App Service, Azure Elastic Scale SQL, Azure Storage, Azure Redis Cache
  • Proprietor
    2013 - 2014
    SimpleQ
    • Developed a robust, distributed, and massively scalable cloud service architecture targeting a very low-cost service with a large customer base.
    • Partnered with a seasoned sales associate to refine and market service.
    • Built a slick user interface and real-time billing visibility.
    • Developed an SMS interface that reaches a broad customer base with Android, iPhone, WinPhone, UWP cross-platform apps to follow leveraging Xamarin Forms.
    Technologies: C#, MVC, AJAX, jQuery, Azure App Service, Twilio SMS, Azure SQL, Azure Storage
  • Managing Member
    2010 - 2013
    Premier Party Excursions, LLC
    • Developed an IP to facilitate group formation and drive down cost per head, among other unique trade secrets that give our approach unique advantage.
    • Navigated the regulatory environment in this industry to pinpoint our niche.
    • Sought financing for our initial idea.
    Technologies: MVC
  • Chief Technical Contributor | Architect | Developer
    2008 - 2010
    JETSoft LLC
    • Developed high-performance render engine targeting lower-performing PCs in order to provide rich interaction for underserved customer base.
    • Met with potential clients, negotiated terms, developed contracts.
    Technologies: C#, WinForms, MySQL, SVN
Experience
  • Nica Gems Jewelry Website (Development)
    http://NicaGems.com

    I developed an online store along with streamlined customer, admin, and shipper web interfaces. This site is hosted in Azure for high availability and data robustness.

    Various tasks were streamlined such as shipping label purchase/print, image manipulation/storage, search engine advertising tie-ins, analytics, and sync with other online marketplaces.

Skills
  • Languages
    C#, VHDL, CSS, JavaScript, C++, Java, C
  • Frameworks
    ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, Entity 6, Entity Core, Bootstrap, Machine Learning, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs
    WinForms, Stripe, Stripe Connect, Stripe API, Google Geocoding API, EasyPost, Twilio API, Windows Forms, SignalR
  • Tools
    Visual Studio, Git, GitHub, RabbitMQ, MATLAB, Jenkins, BitBucket, JIRA, Let's Encrypt, cURL Command Line Tool, Dotfuscator, SendGrid, Slack, Trello, Weka, Docker Compose
  • Paradigms
    Model View Controller (MVC), Concurrent Programming, Cross-platform, Agile Software Development
  • Storage
    JSON, Azure Blobs, Azure Cloud Services, Azure Websites, Azure Queues, MongoDB, Redis, Azure SQL Databases, Azure Table Storage, MySQL
  • Other
    Pub/Sub, Software Architecture, Multithreading, AJAX, Resource Contention Mitigation, Cloudinary, Encryption, Enterprise Messaging Services, Xamarin Forms
  • Platforms
    Linux RHEL/CentOS, Visual Studio Code, Docker, Linux, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Blockchain, Azure Functions, Windows 10
Education
  • Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
    2006 - 2008
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA, USA
  • Graduate certificate in Engineering Leadership Development Program
    2005 - 2008
    BAE Systems, Inc. - Nashua, NH, USA
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering
    2001 - 2005
    Western New England College - Springfield, MA, USA
  • IKON Tech 2000 program certificate in IT Administration
    2000 - 2000
    IKON Office Solutions - Albany, NY
Certifications
  • Blockchain Specialization
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    Toptal, Inc.
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: App Builder (ID: F812-1566)
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: Web Applications (ID: F139-0373)
    DECEMBER 2014 - DECEMBER 2016
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (ID: E811-2502)
    MAY 2014 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    AUGUST 2000 - AUGUST 2002
    Microsoft
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