Work Experience
Director,
Tech Infrastructure
and Software Development
November 2018 - Present
Ashburn, VA





Senior PHP Developer
September 2016 - November 2018
Purcellville, VA

Provide front-end and back-end development for the retail FuseOS product PHP and the Phalcon framework. Work with many 3rd party service provider APIs to obtain background and verification information. Frontend implementation provided using HTML and CSS with JavaScript using jQuery and AngularJS.

Lead Technical Architect
March 2015 - August 2016
Tysons, VA

Provide front-end and back-end architect for the Surefire Social monitoring products. Develop framework structures using PHP and CodeIgniter as well as minor work with Laravel frameworks. Work with many 3rd party APIs, such as Facebook, Goolge and Twitter, to gather SEO and social data for clients. Provide support for Word Press site development, such as custom theme development and custom plug-ins.

Senior Architect /
Developer
August 2014 - March 2015
Chantilly, VA

Provide front-end and back-end architect for the PockitShip products. Develop framework structure using PHP and CodeIgniter. Develop and maintain the database structure for PockitShip applications in MySQL. Design and develop order management system. Work with 3rd party API groups to provide added support and functionality.

Senior Architect /
Back-end Developer
April 2012 - August 2014
Tysons, VA

National Geographic (08/2013-08/2014): Provide system architect and back-end development for National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

Scripps Networks Interactive (04/2012-08/2013): Provide system analysis and development of internal mobile API. Utilize CodeIgniter and PHP, as well as various CMS and databases, to provide custom integration with mobile applications for Food Network and Food.com. Working on a conversion to a Java framework for all API calls. Work with vendors and internal API groups to develop applications for deployment on the Apple and Android marketplaces.

Senior Software Engineer
September 2009 - April 2012
Herndon, VA

Provide system analysis and development of internal Microsoft SharePoint site to provide tracking of products which include cell towers, circuits and fiber. Utilize PHP and Oracle DB to provide custom reporting for sales and construction of products. Provide system analysis and deployment of a MediaWiki wiki for internal information sharing. Provide ongoing maintenance of the wiki as well as system upgrades and expansions. Utilize LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) technologies to provide tools to extend the functionality of the wiki. Provide database maintenance and general Unix administration in support of the wiki tool.

Senior Developer
November 2008 - September 2009
Sterling, VA

Design and maintain address bar search and DNS error redirection software for ISPs(Internet service providers) utilizing LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl) technologies. Provide ongoing maintenance of Paxfire code, as well as design and implementation of new functions. Participate in prototype development, product evaluation and testing.

Director of Technology
June 2006 - October 2008
Cupertino, CA

Design and maintain guest upgrade system for hotels worldwide utilizing LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) technologies. Lead designer of applications to improve systems and add new functionality. Manage development and maintenance of projects from conception to delivery. Work directly with executive staff in order to suggest and acquire new technologies. Interact with hotel staff and technology departments to implement our system and develop new functions.

Lead Developer /
Manager
November 2004 - June 2006
Herndon, VA

Utilizing LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl-PHP) technologies to provide commercial sales and distribution of mobile content. Design and maintain web-based PHP applications for sales of ring tones, graphic images, and text services for end users. Design and maintain WAP pages utilizing PHP to allow mobile access to customer bought content. Design and maintain software to allow communications between content and distribution aggregators, as well as front-end mobile content providers such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Cingular. Leading the development team to provide new solutions, as well as maintaining and upgrading current projects. Involved in the full development cycle, from design to implementation. Provide technical consulting to upper management on new technologies and ideas. Provide technical consulting to networking and production staff on implementation, installation, and maintenance of production equipment and software.

Unix Engineer
November 2003 - November 2004
Sterling, VA

On contract from Tek Systems onsite at Verisign to provide Unix system administration for Verisign’s internal network and system monitoring. Utilizing both open source and commercial network monitoring tools to ensure network health. Open source tools include Nagios for device monitoring and Cricket for history analysts. Commercial tools include SystemEdge work Windows system monitoring. Install, maintain and automate CVS repositories for monitoring configuration and deployment. Tools used for system administration are Shell Scripts, Perl, Secure Shell (SSH), Network Shell, and CVS.

Senior Systems Analyst
April 2002 - November 2003
Arlington, VA

Contract with US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Provide systems analysis and design for Intranet using ASP, Perl, IIS and Windows NT/2000 technology. Design ASP and Perl tools for connection to Oracle database, as well as tools for extraction and reporting. Design reports in Crystal Report for electronic and paper distribution.

IT Consultant
February 2002 - March 2002
Algoma, WI

Provide systems analysis and programming services, as well as project management to Tek Systems’ clients. Install, maintain and train clients on the administration and maintenance of CVS (Concurrent Versions System). Develop Perl and shell scripts to automate and simplify redundant tasks. Implement CVS and scripts on SCO Unix OS.

Senior Systems Analyst
March 1999 - November 2001
Reston, VA

Provide systems analysis and programming services to Exit1, Inc. clients for Internet/Intranet applications. Design web tools to automate redundant tasks, such as web page updates and database updates and queries. Design web based applications using Perl, PHP, ASP, JSP, C, CSS (style sheets), Javascript and Java. Utilize the BSD and Linux UNIX platform as well as Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. Perform UNIX administration tasks such as kernel recompilation for new hardware, troubleshooting system degradation, Cyrus IMAP admin., DNS, Sendmail, crontab and software installation. Lead Programmer in the development of E-Commerce solutions using Cybercash solutions. Lead Database analyst using mSQL, MySQL, and Oracle solutions. Design wireless web applications for internal use, such as phone directories and information sites. Implement and maintain CVS repositories for project maintenance and versioning. Implement and maintain mailing list using Majordomo and Mailman software.

IT Consultant
October 1996 - March 1999
Reston, VA

Provide system analysis and programming services to Noblestar clients for Internet/Intranet applications. Design front-end and back-end applications using Perl, C, and JavaScript. Utilize multiple platforms including Windows 3.x/95/NT, AIX, Solaris, HPUX, and various other UNIX platforms. Design modules in Perl and HTML for access to databases.

Senior Computer Technician
October 1994 - October 1996
Falls Church, VA

Provide technical support for PC’s ranging from 286s to Pentium and Macintoshes. Provide assistance for Novell Network 3.12. Install network connections and cards for users. Support all CSC buildings in the Washington/Baltimore area. Install TCP/IP software for users and various other internet software including Mosaic and Netscape. Provide back-up support for system administrators using Novell Netware 3.11.and 3.12. Provide support for SunOS UNIX systems as well as Linux PC workstations. Installed and maintained Windows NT server and Windows NT clients for Strayer College’s on-campus classroom. Publish documents in HTML for site WWW home page.

Helpdesk Specialist
August 1994 - October 1994
Landover, MD

Answered calls from 80 store in support of computer equipment. Talked users through problem resolutions and access in-store UNIX computers remotely. Performed maintenance and remote fixes on UNIX machines. Acted as a liaison between the users and vendors for hardware repairs.

Data Processor Technician
August 1989 - August 1994
Washington DC / Norfolk, VA

Performed duties as a UNIX administrator and support for newly implemented workstations. Developed programs/patches to resolve software problems on implemented machines. Developed and programmed applications to track shipboard software and automate redundant tasks, track and inventory magnetic media, and track satellite costs for at-sea telecommunications. Responsible for first-level hardware/software trouble shooting for over 100 microcomputers ranging from 80286′s to 80486/DX2, with operating consisting evenly between MS-DOS and MS-Windows. Recommended hardware/software solutions and upgrades to clients and procured necessary materials accordingly. Acted as liaison between clients and vendors.

Testimonials
Jason is great at getting code done. Give him a well written spec document, and he'll tear through it. At Opera he was able to handle Cold Fusion, PHP, Oracle, MySQL, and Perl without flinching (though we both grimaced at Cold Fusion). Jason was instrumental in porting the whole Cold Fusion mess to PHP and MySQL, which improved site usability and responsiveness.
Managing Director, Telusion, Inc.
Jason was THE go-to person on our team for just about any project. His networking, sys admin, and programming skills were highly valued by our staff and particularly by our clients. I always knew if I handed a project or task to Jason, it would get done quickly and correctly.
Freelance Consultant
Jason Poole is one of few developers that has not only superior technical expertise, but also the business acumen and focus. It is this quality that puts Jason ahead of others, and allows him to deliver value to his end clients. Jason is an excellent team player and can think out-of-the-box. I highly recommend Jason to anyone who wants to build a successful, high value team.
Founder & CEO, 10Pearls
Jason worked in a dynamic, fluid environment with shifting priorities, but he was always approachable and willing to accept new challenges as they emerged. He is technically talented, and I personally enjoyed working with him.
Product Manager, CareFirst
Jason was a unique pleasure to work with as part of the product development team at Paxfire. Articulate, responsible, detail oriented, focused, driven, team player - what more can I say? The product managers had the utmost confidence in his ability to understand requirements and translate those into running code. Jason was a great asset to the team and is missed!
Children's Ski School Supervisor, Telluride Ski Resort
I worked with Jason back in the 90's in Northern Virginia, and I've since worked with him on occasion building web content. He's always willing to jump into a project and do whatever it takes to get it done. He is the Swiss army knife of technical talent.
Graphic Designer
Jason is an excellent admin and developer. In fact, there isn't much that Jason can't do. He has robust knowledge of all of the latest operating systems, platforms and development languages. I highly recommend Jason if you're looking for someone who has wide variety of skills.
Partner & Broker at Northeast Restaurant Group
Jason and I worked together as web developers ten years ago. Jason's technical knowledge and ability to execute effectively were valuable skills that helped the company deliver quality web applications to customers, and he taught me many things about software development on Internet time that I carry with me to this day.
Digital Technology Consultant
Jason is a disciplined and knowledgeable web technologist. He is detail-oriented and is always eager to learn something new while keeping himself up-to-date on latest technologies and development styles.
Product Development Manager
Jason is an asset to any infrastructure and operations division of a corporation. His ability to quickly adapt, develop and architect solutions is incredible. Jason's an out of boxer thinker that is proactively crafting solutions that return value. It is with pleasure I recommend his CV and professional career.
Retail Futurist | Founder of MeSpoke