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June 2018 – October 2019 – IFS Core – Principal Mobile Developer
Responsible for mirroring a complex web application onto iPhone and Android using Xamarin.Forms. Lead programmer of four, working closely with the API team and the QA team. Used Agile (Scrum) to facilitate rapid development.
June 2015 – Present Liberty Associates, Inc.
Contract programming and consulting with a focus on Xamarin.Forms
Company name withheld because of NDA. Create a cross platform enterprise level app for use by corporate hydration companies (e.g., automated watering systems). Project included interaction with hardware via REST API, exacting UI requirements and a relatively complex state machine. This was an upgrade to a system already in place
DART Transportation: A greenfield project to provide a cross platform application for truck drivers in a large corporate fleet. Features included routing, regulations, tracking and a good deal more. One interesting feature was the ability for corporate IT to dynamically create reports of varying sizes on the fly without having to release a new version of the software.
Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight author, LinkedIn Learning author, Udemy author, and author of numerous programming books.
Most recent Pluralsight video is Creating Your First Mobile Application with Xamarin.Forms and Visual Studio 2017. Most recent LinkedIn Learning videos are Azure Essentials Parts 1 and 2.
Other recent projects include Xamarin.Forms enterprise applications in various industries including medicine, transportation and retail, as well as ASP.NET backend projects
August 2013 – June 2015 Falafel Software – Director of New Technology Development
Responsibilities included software development for a high-power consulting firm, becoming the resident expert in Xamarin.Forms and Angular as well as IoT.
Feb 2012 – August 2013 Telerik – Windows 8, ASP.NET & XAML Evangelist
Responsibilities include creation of strong relationships within the developer community through presentations at conferences and user groups world-wide, as well as providing Telerik XAML developers with the information they need to use Telerik tools well, through the creation of blog posts, tutorials, and videos. Providing feedback from community to developers was an essential aspect of this role, as was conveying our marketing message in a technically credible manner.
July 2011 – Feb 2012 Microsoft Windows Phone Team – Senior Dev.-Community Evangelist
Responsible for expanding and extending our reach into the Developer Community and ensuring developers have the resources they need to create amazing phone applications. Creation of mini-tutorials, videos and related content. Presentations at major conferences world-wide. Feedback from community to development team.
July 2007 – July 2011 Microsoft – Senior Program Manager – Dev.-Community Evangelist XAML
Responsible for creation and nurturing of a XAML/Silverlight community through developing content for the related Microsoft web sites, tutorials, videos and related content. Presentations at major conferences world-wide. Feedback from community to development team.
2000 – 2007 Brandeis University – Instructor
On staff as C# Instructor for undergraduate and graduate computer science students attending Brandeis University Raab Program.
1996 – 2007 Liberty Associates, Inc.
1992-1996 AT&T – Distinguished Software Engineer
1988 – 1992 PBS – Architect/ Senior Programmer – Learning Link
1985 – 1988 Citibank – Vice President – Information Services & Human Factors
Michele Herntier –
Software Developer, Dart Transit Company
Jesse worked with us as a consultant for several months on developing our first mobile app. He’s extremely knowledgeable on the subject of app development in Xamarin.Forms. Jesse was a wonderful teacher and gave us a great understanding of the basics. He is a good communicator and was eager to take on any aspect of the project that we asked him to, no matter how challenging. He delivered the solutions we were looking for each time. He was easy to work with and is a kind, friendly guy with a good sense of humor and a cute dog.
Angela Chen –
Software Engineer, Dart Transit Company
Jesse helped us develop our first mobile app using Xamarin. He not only finished an excellent job on time, but also trained our staff along the process.
Dan Hurwitz – Test
Engineer at Image Stream Medical
We worked two large development projects together, plus we co-authored several O’Reilly books. He is the most productive developer I’ve ever worked with, and one of the best. Plus he is a really good person.
Todd Fine – CEO,
Jesse is a great team player, industry influencer, prolific book and blog writer, Microsoft MVP and expert in Xamarin mobile technologies. I enjoyed working with him.
John Galloway –
Senior Project Manager, Microsoft
I’ve worked with Jesse as a teammate at Microsoft and we’ve kept in touch since then. Jesse has two really great skills: he’s adept at picking up new skills, and is really good at explaining them to others. He’s also great to work with.
Rey Bango – Principal
Program Manager Lead, Microsoft
Jesse is an incredible technologist but he is equally passionate about software development, always striving to be a top mind in his field and ensuring that the community has a person they can depend on for the best information. I was fortunate to have worked with Jesse and see this talented professional in action and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Jim Culbert – Director
of IT Services, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
Jesse is a top-notch, senior technologist with the rare capability to understand, communicate and implement complex technologies. I have worked with, worked for and hired Jesse on multiple occasions over the past ten years and recommend him highly. Jesse is truly plug-n-play on projects, coming up to speed quickly, working hard and well with the team and requiring minimal direction.
Chonoles – Analysis and Design Task Force co-Chair at Object Management Group
When you have programming or consulting needs, you don’t just want someone who’s done that sort of thing before, you want someone who also learned and assimilated his experiences. Jesse has great knack of learning the right lessons and being able to explain them, teach them, practice them. Expert knowledge coupled with deep insight into how to solve tough problems. He literally wrote the book!
Peter Ashton – President and Owner, IIC, Inc.
Jesse worked as a consultant to us, assisting in the development of a highly complex C# oil and gas supply model. He provided in depth training to our programmer who had never worked in C# before. Jesse’s work was outstanding and I would highly recommend him.
Education: BA SUNY 1985