Jon Fenner, Software Developer in Burlington, VT, United States
Jon Fenner

Software Developer in Burlington, VT, United States

Member since December 6, 2017
Jon has over 20 years of experience in leadership, web application design, development, and infrastructure using a variety of platforms, including Java, ReactJS, NodeJS, and MySQL. He communicates extremely well and works well both individually and as a team player or leader.
Jon is now available for hire




Burlington, VT, United States



Preferred Environment

Windows, Eclipse, GitHub, Jenkins, Java

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded has been an artificial intelligence algorithm for detection of IRFPA images.


  • Senior Infrastructure Architect

    2009 - PRESENT
    Guidewire Software
    • Provided lead technical support, development, training of Guidewire applications in a variety of heterogeneous environments, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Compute Platform (GCP).
    • Created a performance, functional, and security testing tool for the generation of large volumes of data to be used against the policy system. Generated 10 million policies and showed the application could perform as expected.
    • Provided support and development for customers initial rollout of ClaimCenter as the Integration Architect.
    • Performed security analysis, PCI Compliance, and ethical hacker testing of external-facing applications, including penetration testing, performance load analysis, and overall site security.
    • Integrated back-end with over 16 external systems, include COA, Google Maps, DVLA, CUEPI, HPI, and MIAFTR.
    Technologies: Java, SQL Server, Oracle, Windows, Linux, COA, Google Maps, DVLA, CUEPI, HPI, MIAFTR, AWS, Azure, GCP
  • CTO/Principal Consultant

    2005 - PRESENT
    AuraQuest, Inc.
    • Served as architect for a website which supported over 20 million hits per day, and for a 9 Terabyte Data Warehouse design for 16 million users.
    • Performed big data analysis using Artificial Intelligence techniques including neural networks, regression analysis, and intelligent algorithms.
    • Contributed to security analysis, ethical hacking, and security policy documentation for multiple clients and businesses across a variety of websites and infrastructures.
    • Developed multi-tier Amazon Cloud based front-end application for customer support of
    • Created and supported security policies and procedures across multiple cloud environments, including AWS, Azure, and Rackspace Cloud.
    • Developed an internal React Native application for EnchantaFrame digital art frame. This integrates with Google Compute Platform (GCP) and Firestore backend for NoSQL database, authentication, and analytics.
    Technologies: Java, ReactJS, Node.js, MySQL, REST APIs, Tomcat, Amazon Cloud (AWS), Google Compute Platform (GCP)
  • CTO

    2003 - 2005
    HotChalk, Inc.
    • Provided technical lead support for development of a education focused application for allowing schools access to information and collaboration. Application was a web-based Java application with a MySQL backend database designed for support of 8,000 schools and 16,000,000 students.
    • Led a team of remote developers to implementation various portions of the education application.
    Technologies: Java, MySQL
  • VP Engineering

    2001 - 2003
    ProductFactory, Inc
    • Implemented a web-based project management application to provide collaboration and monitoring of projects.
    • Led a team of remote developers for testing and support of the application.
    Technologies: C++, .NET, Java, SQL Server


  • Web Application (Development)

    Developed a multi-tier Amazon Cloud-based front-end and back-end application for customer support and account management of This application used a microservices design principal to maximize application availability across a wide variety of regions with minimal downtime. The front-end was a Node.js application and the back-end Java-based REST APIs.

  • Code for Vermont CVOEO Mobile App (Development)

    Worked on design and development for React Native EXPO app that utilizes Firebase for back-end functions, database, authentication, and storage and deploys to iOS and Android mobile platforms.


  • Languages

    SQL, JavaScript, Java, PHP, C#, Python
  • Frameworks

    AWS HA, AngularJS, React Native, CakePHP
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Node.js, React-JSS, React, React Redux
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle, iOS, Android, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MySQL, SQL Server 2016, Oracle RDS, AWS RDS
  • Industry Expertise

  • Other

    Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CTO, Leadership, Financial Markets, Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Paradigms

    Agile, DevOps


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
    1986 - 1991
    University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, TX


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    NOVEMBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2020
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
    SEPTEMBER 2017 - AUGUST 2020
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    NOVEMBER 2016 - NOVEMBER 2020

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