Brian Jaress

Software development manager with a technical background and experience managing and contributing to distributed teams.


MS Computer Science University of Hawaii 2009
BS Computer Science University of Hawaii 2004

Skills and Experience

training, human capital development, development plans, personal goals, hiring, knowledge transfer, work plans, feature/schedule negotiation, API contract negotiation, service ownership negotiation, cross-team partnerships, distributed teams, telecommuting, remote work
goal setting, metrics, OKRs, documentation standards, quality control standards, release processes, security policies, DACI driving
Product Ownership
requirements gathering, functional specifications, microservice architecture, behavior-driven development, data modeling, API design
software engineering, software development, microservices, devops, database design, automated testing, performance testing, frontend, backend, fullstack

Work History

Software Development Manager I – HealthSparq – 04/2020 to current

Managed five developers and one QA on the platform services team.

Software Engineer III – HealthSparq – 08/2018 to 04/2020

Designed and built key API infrastructure as part of the operations architecture team.

Software Engineer – Apex Systems – 03/2018 to 08/2018

Designed and built data pipelines and microservices for the healthcare user portal.

Senior Software Engineer – Nike – 01/2016 to 12/2017

Designed, built, and maintained microservices for the cloud e-commerce project.

Software Engineer – Insight Guru – 06/2012 to 01/2016

Built a platform to publish interactive financial analysis as team lead for data management.

Contractor – Various Clients – 01/2011 to 06/2012

Built software for a variety of local and national clients as an independent contractor.

Programmer – Profitability of Hawaii – 05/2010 to 10/2010

Graduate Research Assistant – University of Hawaii – 04/2008 to 08/2009

Systems Analyst/Programmer – Hawaii Insurance Bureau – 01/2006 to 08/2007

Programmer/Network Administrator – Jaress & Leong – 1996 to 2005

Programmer/Network Administrator – Credit Attorneys, Ltd. – 1997 to 1998

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