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Jason D. Meridth
8922 River Trace
San Antonio, TX 78255
Mobile: 210.383.9375
jmeridth@gmail.com
http://blog.jasonmeridth.com


I am an accomplished senior software developer/team lead with experience in multiple software design life cycles, frameworks, and languages. I have experience in both start-up and enterprise environments.


I am only available as a remote employee or on-site in San Antonio, TX


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about open source, agile/iterative methodologies and continuous improvement
  • Possess expertise in web and application development; skilled at progressing from problem statement/use cases to robust and dependable applications.
  • Strong knowledge of current object-oriented programming languages, distributed systems and experience ranging from basic user interfaces to large applications.
  • Solid management skills, demonstrated proficiency in leading and mentoring co-workers to maximize levels of growth and productivity.
  • Knowledgeable in multiple hardware and software installations and support.

RELEVANT LINKS


PUBLICATIONS

Git, from a Developer’s Perspective, CODE Magazine 4/15/2010, http://www.codemag.com/article/1008091


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Founder and Former Director of Alamo Coders User Group (alamocoders.org)
  • Founder, former blogger, and former maintainer of LosTechies blogging community (lostechies.com)

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Current Languages/Stacks:

Python, Golang, Ruby, Javascript, Flask, Django, Rails

Previous Languages/Stacks:

C#, Java, VB.NET, C/C++, ASP/VBScript. Coldfusion, Visual Basic, ASP.NET (MVC)

Concepts:

Object Oriented Analysis and Design (SOLID, Design Patterns),
Extreme Programming (XP) [Pair Programming, Test Driven Development (TDD)],
Kanban, Scrum, Domain Driven Design (DDD)

Software:

Docker, Kubernetes, Vim, tmux, Github, Docker, Jenkins, Redmine, Rake,
Stash, Visual Studio, TeamCity, NUnit, MSTest, ReSharper, Textmate, Vim,
MSBuild, Powershell, Albacore, WiX, CruiseControl.NET, ILMerge, Jira, FishEye, Confluence

Version Control:

Git, SVN, CVS, Serena Dimensions, Visual SourceSafe

Virtualized Software:

KVM, Xen

RDMS:

PostgresSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, sqlite

NoSQL:

MongoDB, DynamoDB

Operating Systems:

Windows, Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, Suse, Debian)

Hardware:

PCs, Peripherals, Routers/Hubs/Switches

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Cisco

Remote from San Antonio, TX
Technical Leader/Team Lead
August 2016 – present

  • Team Lead for team of 7 developers/devops on the CI/CD, Installer code base for Cisco MetaCloud (private cloud)
  • Automate provisioning of instances in Proxmox (kvm) for continuous integration and development environments Setup control plane of baremetal hosts to host Kubernetes cluster and containerized services
  • Member of Vaquero baremetal team, A bare metal configuration utility that network boots machines based on user defined templates. Leverages iPXE and support cloud-config, ignition, kickstart, and untyped.

Technologies Used: Python, Golang, Vim, tmux, Ansible, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker


Robert Half contracting with Rackspace Hosting

San Antonio, TX
Team Lead, Software Developer in Test (QE)
April 2016 – November 2016

  • Extend roast and cafe code bases (based on OpenStack OpenCafe framework) to help test internal billing APIs
  • Help improve SDLC and CI/CD processes

Technologies Used: Github/Git, Python, Vim, Tmux, OpenCafe


Spree Commerce/First Data

Remote from San Antonio, TX
Senior Software Developer/Team Lead
June 2015 – February 2016

  • Manage rotating software development teams through releases and continuous improvement weeks.
  • Help enhance/build/extend Ruby on Rails e-commerce platform

Technologies Used: Github, Ruby on Rails, Docker, AWS (EC2, DynamoDB, ELB), Javascript (React)


Rackspace Hosting

San Antonio, TX
Team Lead, Software Engineer IV
June 2013– June 2015

  • OpenStack developer
    • contributions to hacking (PEP8 validations), nova and neutron projects
    • Work on contribution from Rackspace to upstream Openstack
  • Manage direct reports on the Public Cloud Networking team

Technologies Used: Python, Pip, Vim, tmux, Ansible, Jenkins


AirStrip Technologies, LP

San Antonio, TX
Senior Software Engineer
August 2010 – June 2013

  • Helped move team from Team Foundation Server to Git for source control
  • Worked on pipeline architecture for server-side web service endpoints
  • Lead team of developers on a new project dealing with translating and providing access of cardiology ECG data
  • Setup development tools (Atlassian Stash, Jira, and Confluence, Jetbrains TeamCity, Jenkins)
  • Introduced team to "agile" concepts and principles using Extreme Programming (XP) and Lean methodologies.

Technologies Used: C#, Ruby, Git, Powershell


Rackspace Managed Hosting

Rackspace Cloud
San Antonio, TX
Software Engineer Developer III
July 2008– August 2010

  • Created csharp-cloudfiles, the .NET API for Cloud Files
  • Worked on Python precursor to Cloud Servers (prior to Slicehost purchase)
  • Worked on Slicehost team and used that code to start Cloud Servers
  • Implemented and enhancing the Windows guest agent that provisions the XenServer Windows virtual machines

Technologies Used: C#, Python, Ruby, Rails, Git, Rake, Vim, Screen


Wachovia (formerly World Savings & Loan)

Internet Loan Systems Department
San Antonio, TX
Sr. Software Developer
April 2006–July 2008

  • Daily stand-ups, weekly iterations, monthly releases
  • Domain Driven Design techniques to keep a ubiquitous language between developers, systems analysts (QA), and business analysts (Product Owner)
  • Test Driven Development (TDD – NUnit & JSUnit) and Pair Programming with current Agile software development lifecycle, mainly Extreme Programming values and principles.
  • NAnt, MsBuild, JavaScript, CruiseControl.NET and Visual SourceSafe ensured a completely automated deployment process between multiple environments

Technologies Used: C#, SourceSafe, CVS, NAnt, MSBuild


World Savings & Loan

Savings (Teller Software)
San Antonio, TX
Sr. Programmer/Analyst
April 2005 – April 2006

  • Custom controls for the current VB.NET bank teller application with SQL Server 2000 storage.
  • Introduced Design Patterns and Extreme Programming methodology concepts into the current development process.
  • Migrated the current development team to utilize Pair Programming and Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Lead weekly development meetings (standup)
  • Automated deployment via CruiseControl.NET and NAnt.

Technologies Used: VB.NET, CVS


HCCP, Inc. dba & Cheridan Technologies,

San Antonio, TX
Development and Support Manager
June 2003 – April 2005

  • Network Design and Implementation – Purchase, setup, and maintain network configurations.
  • Custom Reports - Create custom SQL scripts to interact with Medical Practice Management Software (SQL Server 2000 database).
  • Help Desk Management– manage and oversee support calls from clients. Also manage all on-site visits. Create internal ticket system (C#/MSSQL/ASP.NET)
  • Data Conversion – Migrated legacy patient data into our practice management software.
  • Outsourced Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Operate all aspects of the client’s technical needs.
  • Consulting – Advise current or new clients on current setup and possible alternatives/upgrades.

Technologies Used: C#, Web Services, Windows Services, SVN


Oilfield Monitor LLC

San Antonio, TX
Independent Contractor
September 2002 – June 2003

  • Python email listener to parse incoming emails from OrbComm data centers after receiving data from their satellites.
  • Email listener stored data in relational database accessible from website using Java Pages. Java/PostgresSQL application that handled the company’s unique inventory system.
  • Standardized processes for development, documentation, and quality assurance.

Technologies Used: Java, Python, SVN, PostgresSQL


Skillman Technologies LLC

San Antonio, TX
Manager of Information Systems
March 2002 – September 2002

  • Java application to handle remote updates to current inventory system by users in the field.
  • Network management; email server management, user account management.
  • Learned the complete design, assembly, and installation process for the down stroke oil pump to create internal inventory software.

Technologies Used: Java, Web Services, SVN


Denim Group LLC

San Antonio, TX
Intern Programmer
February 2002 – March 2002

  • Used ASP.NET (1.0 BETA) to create e-commerce application for San Antonio real estate company

Technologies Used: C#, Web Services, Windows Services, CVS


SAWT Interactive

San Antonio, TX
Lead Web Programmer
January 2001 – February 2002

  • Built custom scheduling web-based site for local San Antonio anesthesiologist group
  • Notified doctors of upcoming appointments via cell phone or pagers

Technologies Used: ASP, SQL Server, JavaScript


Spycreations

San Antonio, TX
Lead Web Development Programmer
June 2000 – January 2001

  • Managed programming department (4 people)
  • Met with clients on a regular basis; attended sales meetings along with other senior members of the staff.
  • Senior staff was featured in the San Antonio Business Journal, Computer User and local news segment.
  • Completed multiple websites
  • Closed sales and maintenance contracts.

Technologies Used: ASP, PHP, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgresSQL, CVS, Linux, Windows Server


EDUCATION

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
B.S. in Computer Science
Graduated: December 2002
GPA: 3.5
Senior Software Project – Team won 1st place for campus-wide wireless project (2002)


REFERENCES

References delivered upon request.

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