Brian Jaress, Software Development Professional

Experienced professional with engineering and management achievements in distributed, cross-functional teams.



People Management

hiring, coaching, training, career development plans, goal setting, personal goals, OKRs, work plans, distributed teams, cross-functional teams, scope of work, deadlines


metrics, engineering standards, documentation standards, knowledge transfer, quality standards, release processes, security policies, coding standards, agile ceremonies

Product Ownership

roadmap planning, cross-team partnerships, requirements gathering, functional specifications, service ownership, feature/schedule negotiation, API contract negotiation, behavior-driven development, API design, architecture


software engineering, microservices, devops, database design, data modeling, automated testing, performance testing, test-driven development, web apps, frontend, backend, fullstack

healthcare, insurance, software, consumer goods, fashion, athletic equipment, financial technology, entertainment, e-commerce, shipping, document management, academic research, non-profit, legal, debt collection
SQL, Java, TypeScript, Angular, JSP, Python, JavaScript, DynamoDB, S3, Docker, SpringBoot, Clojure, Cucumber, Ruby, Scala, Gatling, Jenkins, Maven, Apache Spark, HBase, Kafka, SQS, Gradle, Groovy, Tomcat, Transact-SQL, Azure DevOps, Struts, AWS, Jira, Git, PlantUML, Aha!, DataDog, Koan, Bash, Kibana


Java Software Engineer - Moda Health (Staffing Technologies) - 06/2023 to current

Maintained, added features to, and analyzed data issues for user-facing applications, internal services, and legacy codebases in a large web applications team.

Software Development Manager I - HealthSparq (Cambia & Kyruus) - 04/2020 to 10/2022

Hired, coached, promoted, set goals for, scheduled work for, and reviewed work of Software Engineers, Quality Engineers, and DevOps Engineers in a medium-sized agile team for utility services.

Software Engineer III - HealthSparq (Cambia) - 08/2018 to 04/2020

Designed and built utility services, tools, and APIs in a small team supporting the architecture organization.

Software Engineer - Cigna (Apex Systems) - 03/2018 to 08/2018

Designed and built data pipelines and microservices in a small team on the user portal project.

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

Designed, built, and maintained microservices in a number of small teams for the e-commerce project.

Software Engineer - Trefis (Insight Guru) - 06/2012 to 01/2016

Designed and built a platform to publish interactive financial analysis in a financial services startup as team lead for data management.

Independent Software Contractor - Various Clients - 01/2011 to 06/2012

Built software in a number of small teams and individually.

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

Built and maintained shipment management applications and document management applications in a medium-sized dev team.

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

Designed and built signal processing software in a National Science Foundation-funded project (grant award 0648637).

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

Designed, built, and maintained web applications, databases, and desktop applications in a nonprofit servicing the insurance industry.

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

Designed, built, and maintained software and network systems in a commercial litigation firm.

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

Designed and built desktop applications in a debt-collection startup.