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, personal goals, knowledge transfer, work plans, distributed teams, cross-functional teams, scope of work, deadlines


goal setting, metrics, engineering standards, documentation standards, quality standards, release processes, security policies, OKRs

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, frontend, backend, fullstack

software, healthcare, insurance, consumer goods, fashion, athletic equipment, financial technology, entertainment, e-commerce, shipping, document management, academic research, non-profit, legal, debt collection
Java, Python, JavaScript, DynamoDB, S3, Docker, SpringBoot, Clojure, Cucumber, Ruby, Scala, Gatling, Jenkins, Maven, Apache Spark, HBase, Kafka, SQS, Gradle, Groovy, Couchbase, Hibernate, Spring, MySQL, AWS, Jira, Git, PlantUML, Aha!, DataDog, Koan, Bash, Kibana, Grafana, SignalFx, Avro, New Relic, Splunk


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.