Jason Zerbe
Solutions Architect. Risk management. Splitboarder and enduro mountain biker.
Fernie, CA
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Creating and selling people-focused solutions from a strong background in data and software engineering. Analytical at the high level, intuitive at the low level. Caring, focused, unconventional.
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Work experience
Jul 2021 - Present
Solution Architect - Enterprise
· Lead business and technology stakeholders through technical demos, workshops, and evaluations · Design solutions around the Immuta product suite to close 6-figure ARR deals · Support account executives on in-market discovery, deals, conferences, and partner events
Jun 2020 - Present
Vraid Systems Limited
· Create new markets for computer assisted decision solutions in construction, finance, law, real estate · Design and implement business processes to ensure construction, data, environmental, securities, and zoning compliance
Apr 2018 - Jul 2021
Senior Solutions Architect
· Lead team as technical product owner of AI guided search product; closed several rounds of 6-figure contract renewals through technical demos and Statement of Work scoping · Lead the creation of customer success, onboarding, operational, and sales processes for targeted intelligence product aimed at non-technical decision makers
Aug 2016 - Apr 2018
Senior Software Engineer
· Mentored other developers, managed stakeholder communication, and worked closely with product owners in role as team lead on Orchestrated Energy project (non-wires alternatives) · Delivered novel machine learning technology which brought smart thermostat load shifting product into realm of profitable; dropped cost to business from $100/location/year to $20/location/year · On time launch of high risk/reward smart-thermostat scheduling technology that allowed Tendril to enter negotiations and secure $30MM contract with one of the largest utilities in the midwest · Created technical demo with sales team that helped win $20MM non-wires alternatives contract
Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Cheddar Up
Senior Full Stack Engineer
· Wearer of many hats as 3rd employee: SaaS buyer, product evangelist, data scientist, intern mentor · Lead microservice rearchitecture (Ruby) that resulted in 0.04% fewer invalid transactions · Rebuilt UI of flagship product in React from Backbone/Jade to decrease time to market of new features
Jan 2013 - Jul 2015
Senior Software Engineer
· Lead development of Annotation platform (Appengine Python, Typescript, React, ActionScript) · Enabled lean engineering with automated build, testing (Karma, Jasmine, Intern), release process · Major contributor to Digital Review suite; usage tripled while working on product line
Jun 2012 - Jan 2013
Ninja Metrics
Service Developer
· Transformed Katana analytics engine into hosted service (nginx, Tomcat) running on AWS VPC · Developed data import/export endpoints that scale with rest of engine (J2EE, MSSQL, MySQL) · Designed and built easy to integrate language specific wrapper libraries (Android compliant Java, PHP, JavaScript) for Katana service to engage and attract new customers
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science
Undergraduate Research Assistant II
Worked on volunteer heterogeneous clouds; specifically on the problem of providing a high-availability and low-latency data store that is locality aware with a fluctuating group of volunteer nodes. · Developed entirely new Java-centric data-store node software stack · Created PHP+SQLite data-store node master web service to coordinate file look-ups/replications/locality · Wrote example HTML5/jQuery/Ajax CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) code to better illustrate exposed data transport APIs
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Engineering Intern
· Developed GWT (Google Web Toolkit) calendar widget for MediaBeacon product using vanilla GWT, ExtGWT (Sencha), gwt-dnd libraries; constructed new Java Servlet to power front-end · Overhauled legacy client CMS (Content Management System) built on-top of core MediaBeacon system; significant time spent working with Tomcat and forward-porting old GWT 1.6 code
Jun 2007 - Mar 2011
Vraid Systems
Freelance Developer
· Lead full application development life cycle as an architect, sales, and engineer · Provided Software as a Service offerings and facilitated hosting agreements on behalf of clients · Contracted for a variety of firms including: Plume Blue (dating), Swizz Apparel Co., Essential Services Inc (SEO/design), SoliTech GmbH (social marketing and apps), Hullabaloo Apparel
Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy
Student Systems Software Programmer
· Made significant overhauls to user management systems: front-end written in Mason web framework (Perl) and jQuery, back-end powered by FreeBSD LDAP cluster, Tru64 Unix cluster running CFengine and NFS · Major work done researching and testing the viability of Oracle Solaris/OpenSolaris and ZFS to replace aging Tru64 Unix servers
2009 - 2012
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
B.S., Computer Science
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