Jeff Davidson, IT Leader and Full-stack Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Jeff Davidson

IT Leader and Full-stack Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Member since October 12, 2020
Jeff has been passionate about technology since designing and building his first working computer at age twelve. Now, he's a lead developer and tech manager, working primarily with RoR, Python, Django, Flask, Node.js, and React. Jeff has worked for clients such as NBCUniversal, the Library of Congress, The Moth, and the Publicis Groupe. His formal education includes an MS in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Jeff is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Docker, Redis, PostgreSQL, Django, Node.js, React, Python, Ruby on Rails (RoR)

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was Honeyshed for the Publicis Groupe. Think QVC meets MTV on the internet. As CTO, I played with a bunch of cool video technologies.

Employment

  • Lead Software Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Creative Computing Los Angeles
    • Designed and built an assignment tracking platform for the Los Angeles Times foreign desk.
    • Built Post-Up, a two-way marketplace and scheduler for the commercial production industry.
    • Developed Gathr, a virtual meeting platform for a well-known LA restaurant development group (in progress).
    Technologies: Python 3, React, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Lead Software Engineer

    2009 - 2020
    Very Advanced Technologies
    • Assembled and oversaw software development teams for all Very Advanced projects.
    • Coded the back end of NBCUniversal's career website using PHP.
    • Created Bridge-Partner, a matching system for professional bridge players, using Python and Django.
    • Completed a digital asset management system for the Bob Hope Foundation and the Library of Congress, using Ruby on Rails and React.
    Technologies: Django, Node.js, PHP, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Lead Software Developer

    2019 - 2019
    Wasserman Media
    • Led a team of developers working on data engineering projects.
    • Tracked and fixed bugs in software that was inherited in a corporate acquisition.
    • Interfaced with athlete clients to enhance their social media presence.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Chief Technology/Operating Officer

    2007 - 2009
    Publicis Groupe - Honeyshed
    • Led the creation of the Honeyshed web application with multiple vendors.
    • Managed a team with a high-watermark headcount of 90+ employees.
    • Oversaw the digital marketing campaign that was spearheaded by the sister agency, Digitas.
    • Coded the CMS for Honeyshed.com, written with PHP and Flash.
    Technologies: PHP

Experience

  • NBCUniversal Career Site
    http://www.nbcunicareers.com

    The career site piggybacked on NBCUniversal's legacy system called BrassRing. I developed the back-end portion of the new program using CakePHP. The front end was designed by the Blitz marketing agency.

Skills

  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Django, Flask
  • Paradigms

    Management, Microservices
  • Other

    Investments, Financial Modeling, Film & Television Production, Financial Planning, Algorithms, Operations, AWS, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Motion Picture Production
  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript 6
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2016 - 2018
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA, USA
  • MBA in Business Administration
    2004 - 2006
    University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Certifications

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
    NOVEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board)

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