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

Software Developer in Dayton, OH, United States

Member since June 24, 2020
With a diverse background spanning military, linguistics, business, art, design, and software engineering, Jed has 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


  • Mile Two
    Node.js, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, MUI (Material UI), GraphQL, NestJS...
  • Caresource
    Node.js, React Native, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, React, User Interface (UI)...
  • Winsupply
    Axure, HTML, JavaScript, Design, Desktop Web Design, Mobile Web Design, CSS...



Dayton, OH, United States



Preferred Environment

Slack, MacOS, Atom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js

The most amazing...

...thing I created was an API generator that takes raw SQL, extracts meaning into JSON, and generates new APIs in various frameworks, complete with unit tests.


  • Software Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Mile Two
    • Built and Dockerized NestJS, Apollo, Flask APIs, and Postgres databases.
    • Helped to determine the right tech stacks for the task at hand.
    • Mentored junior engineers through paired programming, reviews, and exercises.
    • Created complex Redux implementations with periodic localhost caching.
    • Tightened API/Client security with the popular OAuth2-based, single sign-on security wrapper, Keycloak.
    • Drafted technical manuals, guidelines, and documentation.
    • Built custom data visualization (Gantt charts, pie charts, graphs, etc.) in JS.
    Technologies: Node.js, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, MUI (Material UI), GraphQL, NestJS, TypeORM, Redux, CSS, HTML5, React, SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, C++, Express.js, HTML, APIs, Docker, Jest, Tailwind CSS, Git
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    • Developed and maintained the Caresource mobile app in React Native.
    • Developed and maintained portions of the API in Node.js.
    • Mentored, guided, and performed code review for junior developers.
    • Helped in architecture decisions and CI/CD pipeline development.
    • Created and expanded a complex Redux system on mobile platforms.
    • Integrated React and Redux into advanced prototypes in Framer.
    Technologies: Node.js, React Native, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, React, User Interface (UI), SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redux, Firebase, HTML, APIs, TypeScript, Docker, GraphQL, TypeORM, Jest, Git
  • UI/UX Designer

    2017 - 2019
    • Modified the 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: Axure, HTML, JavaScript, Design, Desktop Web Design, Mobile Web Design, CSS, HTML5, React, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), SQL, PostgreSQL, Redux, APIs, Git
  • 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: MySQL, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML5, React, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), SQL, PostgreSQL, Express.js, APIs, WordPress, WordPress Themes
  • Cryptologic Linguist | Intelligence Analyst

    2005 - 2011
    US Air Force
    • Wrote numerous Python, VBA, and Perl programs to expedite daily workflow and increased productivity by 33%.
    • Advised leadership frequently on the validity of actionable targets.
    • Received the NSA Star Award for processing thousands of items/reports.
    Technologies: C++, Perl, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Python, JavaScript, Arabic-English Translation, CSS, HTML5, SQL, PostgreSQL, HTML, APIs


  • Caresource Mobile App

    Developed 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

    Participated in the MIDI to CV (MtCV) project, aimed at 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

    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.


  • Languages

    JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTML5, Python, SQL, TypeScript, C++, PHP, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Perl, GraphQL, Verilog HDL
  • Libraries/APIs

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

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Redux Thunk, Git, Postman, ZBrush, Slack, Adobe InDesign, Atom
  • Other

    Front-end, Framer X, Lottie, APIs, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Crow, Axure, TypeORM, FPGA, Power Electronics, Battery Management Systems, Design, Arabic-English Translation, WordPress Themes
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux, Jest, Tailwind CSS, Flask, Express.js, NestJS, Electron, MUI (Material UI)
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Desktop Web Design, Mobile Web Design
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Firebase, MacOS, Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL


  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    2021 - 2022
    The University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, CA
  • 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


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

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