Jason D'Souza

Jason Dsouza
Software Engineer

  • Boston, MA
  • jasonrdsouza@gmail.com
  • (619) 537 - 6892
  • www.jasondsouza.org

ABOUT ME

I am a technology enthusiast. I enjoy writing software, tinkering with computers, and staying up to date with the latest technology.

I like to build things and solve problems. Specifically, I like to write software and experiment with technology so as to get a deeper understanding of how the world works. Computers have always fascinated me, and throughout my education, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of how they work, inside and out.

I enjoy learning, and applying creative thinking to problems. It is important to me to gain a full, working knowledge of an area, which allows me to expand upon what I have learned, and apply it when appropriate.

Coming up with clean, elegant, efficient solutions is always one of my goals. I am hardworking and motivated, as long as the work I am doing is interesting. Repetitive, boring tasks that require no thinking, problem solving, or creativity are typically a challenge. I generally agree with these three rules:

  • The world is full of fascinating problems waiting to be solved.
  • No problem should ever have to be solved twice.
  • Boredom and drudgery are evil.

EDUCATION

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor in Computer Science

EXPERIENCE

June 2014 - January 2015

Rekindle, Inc.
Lead Software Engineer

  • Designed, built, and managed the backend services to support the Rekindle mobile application via Google Cloud Platform.
  • Built a scalable, efficient, loosely coupled micro-service backend architecture in the face of changing and evolving requirements.
  • Developed a novel contact graph storage engine with support for normalization, prioritization, and other services.
  • Performed various security analysis and data science roles.
  • Main technology used: Python, Golang, MySQL, Google AppEngine, Google Cloud Datastore.

July 2012 - June 2014

TripAdvisor
Software Engineer

  • Performed business critical data analysis, and intelligence reporting. Technologies used: Hive, Pig, MapReduce, Ruby, Bash
  • Created and maintained data processing pipeline to support internal analytics and reporting infrastructure, as well as external data access. Technologies used: Hadoop, Postgres, SQL Server, Ruby on Rails
  • Analyzed commerce data to provide insight to enable the company to operate more efficiently. Example projects include: fraudulent click detection and analysis, automated hotel price outlier detection, revenue forecasting and reconciliation.

Spring 2012

Cornell University CS Department
Teaching Assistant

  • Assisted students in learning the basics of UNIX and simple scripting using Bash and Python.
  • Emphasized automating repetitive tasks, extracting information from the web, and data munging techniques.

Summer 2011

Investment Technology Group (ITG)
Software Developer Intern

  • Researched non-relational databases, and their utility in financial services and algorithmic trading software applications. Technology used: MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, C# .NET, Python
  • Concentrated on parallelization and throughput, as well as effectively organizing, storing, retrieving, and computing over extremely large datasets

June 2010 - Jan 2011

GE Energy
Software Developer

  • Worked with senior level application and software engineers using Agile development to write an Eclipse RCP based data manager and front-end client in Java for the Concorda Software Suite. Specifically, the MAPS and MARS products.

Projects

Open Source

Check Github for my open source work
github.com/jasonrdsouza

Medical

Computer Vision Cancer Detection
Project Website

  • Collaborated with classmates to study the effectiveness of various 3 dimensional image processing interpolation techniques at identifying lung cancer.
  • Analyzed current methods of pulmonary nodule volume estimation to find the most effective way to characterize cancerous tumors in the lungs.
  • Report Publication | Report Poster | Project Code

Rocket Science

Flux Pinning Spacecraft Research
Project Website

  • Worked with Cornell graduate and undergraduate students to design a new method of actuating satellites and spacecraft in a zero-G environment utilizing magnetic flux pinning with YBCO superconducting discs.
  • Design was tested on NASA's Vomit Comet.

Humanitarian

Minesweeper Robot
Project Website

  • Worked to design a low cost, autonomous robotic vehicle to accurately detect and facilitate the clearance of land mines in impoverished countries.
  • Robot featured a high precision metal detector, custom mine detection software, multiple cameras, and tank treads.

SKILLS

Languages

  • Python
  • Ruby/ Rails
  • Golang
  • Java
  • SQL
  • HTML/CSS

Relevant Knowledge

  • Data Warehousing
  • RESTful Services
  • Software Architecture
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Agile Development
  • Data Analysis
  • NoSQL Databases
  • Relational Databases
  • Web Scraping
  • Version Control
  • Scripting
  • Project Management

Relevant Coursework

  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Vision
  • Network Design
  • Functional Programming
  • Discrete Structures
  • Signals and Systems
  • Unix Tools
  • Probability and Inference
  • Linear Algebra
  • Cognitive Science
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