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Jeff Jia

Principal Engineer
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Test-Driven Development, Design Patterns, the Value of Agile practices

When did you know that you wanted to work in tech?

"I think it was when I played the first Civilization game. It could have been earlier, video games were definitely the entry point, but Civ was one of the first that I can remember wanting to know how things worked under the hood. I also have a distinct memory of doing some "modding" to it, which was probably in truth changing some .ini files and uploading a crude picture from paint to make it so that you could build Start Destroyers in the game."

Projects & Roles

International Media Company

Synced data on an administrative platform by transferring data from a .Net base to a Rails API through a translation layer.

Globally-Focused Nonprofit

Prototyped and designing a new architecture for website and worked as a Lead Developer to implement the Rails/CMS application

Biotech Startup

Developed software to run a biological research instrument called a Flow Cytometer using Java as a desktop application, with a Swing frontend. Jeff was involved with the full-stack development of this application, from plotting, to statistical calculation, down to the data storage, and device communication in the backend

Dog Agility Management

Built a data management tool and automated rules engine for a company that managed Dog Agility competitions using a C# application with a MySQL database and an ASP.MVC frontend.

Enterprise FinTech

Worked on front-end development, collaborated with traders to develop a usable interface for dealing with large amounts of financial data.

Sports Statistics

Overhauled and modernized legacy systems to create a more maintainable product, and created green fields architecture to marry various data structures and information into structures consumable by a mobile app.

Government Agency

Developed a micro-service driven flood insurance information website and calculator, translated a government-issued insurance calculation table, and integrated with existing municipal and federal data to provide estimates for flood insurance rates

About

Home Town

Ann Arbor, MI (hometown)

Current Town

New York, NY (current city)

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Albion College in Computer Science and Philosophy

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Languages & Technologies

Java, Ruby, C#, JavaScript, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Python, jQuery, React.js, Angular.js, .NET