Jason S. Baker

Senior Web Developer

About

I am a Boston-based senior web developer who is passionate about using technology to solve real world problems. I have been developing software for over a decade and am always looking for new challenges.

Please contact me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Strengths

Leadership

  • Process improvement
  • Containing high-stress situations
  • Client communication
  • Business optimization

Development

  • Rapidly learning new technologies
  • Development planning
  • Troubleshooting and debugging
  • Performance analysis

Skills

Languages & Libraries
Extensive
C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, MS SQL, XML
Intermediate
MySQL, PHP, XSL, jQuery, Backbone, Underscore, X12 EDI, ASP.MVC, GIS, Java, VB6/VB.NET
Basic
C, C++, Perl, Ruby, Python, Lisp, ActionScript/Flex, NodeJS, Grunt, D3.js, MongoDB, NUnit
Web Servers & Networking
Extensive
IIS 7/7.5
Intermediate
Apache, IIS6, Azure
Basic
JRun, Tomcat, Samba
Source Control & SCM tools
Extensive
Git, Subversion, (N)Ant, Jenkins
Basic
Mercurial, Accurev, Visual Source Safe
CMS
Sitecore CMS (Sitecore 6.5 certified), Wordpress
Search
Solr, Lucene, Coveo, Google Search Appliance
Analytics
Google Analytics, Sitecore DMS
Operating Systems
Comfortable with both Linux and Windows (both desktop and server)
Command-Line
Bash/Cygwin, MS DOS, PowerShell
IDEs & Editors
Visual Studio, Emacs, Eclipse
Misc. Software Tools
FogBugz, Atlassian JIRA, Atlassian Confluence, OneSight, Splunk, Languard

Professional Experience

Senior Support Developer

Velir Studios, Inc
(May 2013 - present)
  • Peer mentorship
  • Development of internal libraries and tools
  • Leading and participating in regular code reviews
  • Departmental and interdepartmental process improvement
  • Project estimation
  • Working closely with clients' business and IT staff
  • Conducting in-person interviews and phone screens
  • Continued support developer responsibilities (see below)

Support Developer

Velir Studios, Inc
(April 2012 - April 2013)

Programmer/Analyst

NaviNet, Inc.
(April 2008 – April 2012)
  • Triaging, analyzing, developing, debugging, and deploying fixes to production in a variety of client and server-side technologies including: VB6, VB and C# .NET, Java, MS SQL, XML/XSL, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Maintaining a complex infrastructure that serves up to 300K transactions an hour, interfacing with many database, application, and web servers
  • Independently managing transitions, upgrades and maintenance of internal software systems, including wiki and ticketing software
  • Integrating proprietary, open-source, and third party software/APIs
  • Process improvement for both departmental and technical operations
  • Creating tools to automate manual processes
  • Working directly with insurance companies to address their needs
  • Maintaining and promoting secure procedures in a HIPAA-compliant environment

Web Developer

eScription, Inc.
(February 2007 – April 2008)
  • Heavy Javascript and rich cross-browser development to interface with speech-recognition products
  • Development and automation of build processes
  • Worked with health care providers to iterate upon new features
  • Improved departmental development and standard operating procedures

Web Development and Technical Consultant

SimplyDIRECT
(1999 – 2003)
  • Management of company e-mail accounts
  • Design and development of interactive forms used for market surveys and analysis

Freelance Projects

SpoilerTV+
(June 2012 - December 2012)

SpoilerTV+ is a dashboard to accompany spoilertv.com, a popular site for television news, discussion, and spoilers.

Role
Contributing developer
Technologies
LAMP stack, Mercurial
Words on the Fly
(March 2009 – 2012)

Wordsonthefly.com is a blog for aspiring writers, authors, and anyone else interested in communication.

Role
  • Planning, development and deployment of website that caters to writers; content and design provided by collaborators
  • Managing Linux VPS, LAMP stack, e-mail server, and custom WordPress installation
Technologies
LAMP stack, WordPress, Git

Education

Boston University (2003-2007)

  • BA in Political Science, Cum Laude
  • Early Graduation, January 2007
  • Studied political analysis, domestic and international politics, judicial process, research design, and negotiations
  • Computer Science: Introduction to C++, Algorithms/Data Structures, Computer Systems