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James Ward

Level 13 Software Engineer
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Tools I Use

  • Java
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Cobol
  • Pascal
  • Python
  • Infrastructure
  • Javascript
  • NoSQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Perl
  • C++
  • C
  • R

Summary

I am an Engineer through and through - I solve practical problems. I get things done, ship amazing software, and create a superb user experience - all while hitting every specification and business requirement. Unit tests, end to end testing, and test driven development are my go-to tools for crafting solid code in a multitude of languages.

This isn’t just a day job to me, it’s a passion.

Experience Points

Co-Founder

Forkbombus Labs

2015 Current

Understanding the human element behind threats to manage the risks they pose.

  • Built scalable platform infrastructure with Node.js, Kafka, Tensorflow, PostgreSQL, and ElasticSearch.
  • Design and implement user experience and workflows of the flagship product.
  • Produce a full marketing website - from creating wireframes, to generating copy text, to writing the Javascript and HTML.

Senior Engineering Manager

Wayfair

2014 2017

Lead a diverse team of engineers to develop services for scalable, customizable, and personalized interactions with customers.

  • Architected a cross-team platform that generates over 18% of company revenue by enabling open communication with millions of active customers.
  • Used Kafka, Storm, and HBase to ingest and act upon a large throughput of data, based upon user definable rule sets.
  • Extensively utilized multiple frontend frameworks to create highly interactive user experiences.

Software Engineer

Limestone Networks

2012 2014

Refactored large portions of legacy codebases to implement new features.

  • Created tooling for NOC automation and Denial of Service mitigation.
  • Wrote end-to-end and unit tests to reduce breakage during refactor.

Software Architect

Accrisoft

2011 2012

Designed and implemented new features, bug fixes, and reduced the memory footprint of the flagship product.

  • Optimized web stack on application servers, reducing infrastructure costs.
  • Integrated the product with several third-party SOAP and REST APIs.