Jed Helmers, Software Developer in Dayton, OH, United States
Jed Helmers

Software Developer in Dayton, OH, United States

Member since February 4, 2019
With a diverse background spanning military, linguistics, business, art, design, and software engineering, Jed has both the knowledge and experience to quickly spin-up a new project or onboard into an existing one. He is absolutely fascinated by both low-level programming as well as high-level, front-end programming.
Jed is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Dayton, OH, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, Slack

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a MIDI to Voltage circuit. It converts MIDI binary to multichannel voltages to control synthesizers.

Employment

  • Software Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Mile Two
    • Created a nice PDF annotator for adding/augmenting highlighted comments to a PDF. Annotations and geometry are then stashed in the back end.
    • Built Flask APIs with Keycloak security/permissions.
    • Built both the front end and back end for a new process for small businesses to help them in the process of submitting proposals to the US government.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React, Python, Node.js
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Caresource
    • Developed and maintained the Caresource Mobile App in React Native.
    • Developed and maintained portions of the API in Node.js.
    • Mentored, guided, and code-reviewed junior developers.
    Technologies: JavaScript, React Native, React, Node.js
  • UI/UX Designer

    2017 - 2019
    Winsupply
    • Modified existing software to correct errors, expand functionality, and upgrade interfaces to improve user experience.
    • Collaborated closely with designers and developers to design, develop, and implement robust mobile and desktop solutions.
    • Created design systems to bridge the gap between design and development.
    Technologies: JavaScript, HTML, Axure, Framer
  • Art Director

    2014 - 2017
    Dayton City Paper
    • Created design standards for the Dayton City Paper to ensure consistency from cover to cover for hundreds of issues.
    • Reclaimed website from ISIS through linguistic analysis, custom algorithms, and PHP scripting.
    • Tracked network hackers using custom honey-traps written in PHP.
    Technologies: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, JavaScript, PHP, HTML, MySQL
  • Cryptologic Linguist/Intelligence Analyst

    2005 - 2011
    US Air Force
    • Wrote numerous programs in Python, VBA, and Perl to expedite daily work-flow and increased productivity by 33%.
    • Often advised leadership on the validity of actionable targets.
    • Received the NSA Star Award for processing thousands of items/reports.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Python, VBA, Perl, C++

Experience

  • Caresource Mobile App (Development)
    https://www.caresource.com/

    A React Native mobile application for managing member information. The application is HIPPA-compliant to protect user information. Users can create accounts, link existing and expired accounts, and display insurance cards.

  • MtCV: MIDI to Control Voltage (CV) Converter (Development)

    The MIDI to CV (MtCV) project is for those needing to send digital signals into an analog synthesizer environment. In a nutshell, it brings in MIDI signals, splits chords across eight possible channels, then converts the matrix of binary signals into raw voltage.
    MtCV was designed on an Atmega328 chip architecture and coded up in C++. I designed the circuit paths and etched the circuit boards myself. This project was a fun multi-discipline labor of love.

  • Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis (Development)

    A Tensorflow-based exploratory journey through the medical imaging world in Python. This project involves training a lot of AI models, mostly convolutional neural networks and recursive neural networks to categorize X-Rays, CT scans, and MRIs. This is an incredibly fun project.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, Python, SQL, C++
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, TensorFlow, D3.js
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Redux Thunk, Postman, ZBrush
  • Other

    Front-end, Framer X, Lottie, APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI)
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Flask, Express.js
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL
  • Platforms

    Firebase

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts
    2011 - 2014
    University of Dayton - Dayton, OH
  • Bachelor's degree in Business
    2008 - 2010
    American Military University - Virginia
  • Associate degree in Modern Standard Arabic
    2005 - 2007
    Defense Language Institute - Monterey, CA

Certifications

  • Introduction to Machine Learning with TensorFlow Nanodegree
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Udacity
  • iOS Developer Nanodegree
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Udacity
  • React Nanodegree
    MAY 2018 - PRESENT
    Udacity

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