Josh Jonte

Josh Jonte

software architect, internet industrialist

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana Area)
Industry
Internet

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Josh Jonte's Overview

Current
  • The Blob (Legacy System) - team/tech lead, architect, engineer at Angie's List
  • Python Applications - tech/team lead, architect, engineer at Angie's List
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Josh Jonte's Summary

I'm an experienced software architect with a history of successes; including company acquisitions, product launches, product redesigns, and system stabilization. I've designed, developed and supported systems as large as multi-server service-oriented systems and as small as embedded code running on a computer the size of a pack of gum. I've worked in a variety of industries (manufacturing, banking, education, transportation, and consumer services), and designed systems around the compliance needs of those industries (NAFCU, FERPA, PCI, GAAP, HIPAA).

Recently finished a Masters in Medical Informatics and looking to leverage my passion for solving complex problems in the context of healthcare. Interests include (but certainly aren't limited to) machine learning, statistical/probability analysis, embedded software systems, hardware design, semantic web, knowledge representation, I could go on and on :).

Josh Jonte's Experience

The Blob (Legacy System) - team/tech lead, architect, engineer

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

December 2013Present (11 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Angie's List is developing an entirely new system to support all aspects of the business. However, the legacy system currently drives 99.95% of the revenue for the business. A skeleton crew continues to enhance, maintain, and otherwise iterate on the legacy system to meet business objectives.

I report to the VP of Engineering and lead projects that are across engineering teams (development, operations) and across business units (accounting, fulfillment, marketing) are generally high-revenue (>$500,000) impacting. Some projects are measured in months and others in days.

Python Applications - tech/team lead, architect, engineer

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

April 2014Present (7 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Angie's List has several applications written in Python; http://search.angieslist.com (service provider search application), http://deals.angieslist.com (e-commerce sales application), http://neighbors.angieslist.com (Band of Neighbors application), and a series of internal tooling. I'm responsible for leading features and maintenance to these applications. The business continues to iterate on these applications to meet business objectives.

Search - team/tech lead, engineer

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

May 2014October 2014 (6 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Angie's List wanted to develop a search platform to support both their legacy and new system. The existing implementation could not scale and could not support the use cases the business desired. I was part of a small team (3 engineers) that completely re-engineered the search stack using Apache Kafka, ElasticSearch, C#, Java, and node.js.

Mobile (Android) - lead engineer

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

February 2014June 2014 (5 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Angie's List had a contractor as the sole Android developer and he took a different contract. So I stepped in as the Android developer until a more permanent one was found.

- Troubleshoot various issues with our Android applications.
- Rolled out bug fixes and manifest changes.

Message Center - architect, team/tech lead, engineer

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

November 2013March 2014 (5 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Team was originally formed to fix Message Center related stability issues. This team was eventually dissolved after stabilizing the Message Center platform.

- Fixed stability issues
- Drove down customer complaints/tickets
- Lead the project that converted application from Python to .Net

Finance - architect, engineer, leader

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

November 2012October 2013 (1 year) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

The team was originally formed to fix finance related stability issues. The team's responsibility grew to encompass all monetary "things" (payment methods, transaction history, etc) across all platforms (.Net, Python) and systems (Great Plains, external vendors).

- Received award for bringing stability to payment system
- Designed and developed an event driven payment system
- Designed and developed a payment system for Snap-Fix
- Integrated with third-party systems (PayPal, JP Morgan Chase) for various finance components

E-Commerce - architect, engineer

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

June 2012October 2012 (5 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

I was invited back to Angie's List for a second tour. E-commerce was Angie's List's fastest growing business segment and I brought in as a senior technical resource.

- Developed tools increase operational efficiency.
- Developed a REST API to unify the shopping cart and checkout experience across two technology stacks (.Net & Python).

software architect

Mesh Systems LLC

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2010June 2012 (2 years 6 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Mesh Systems is a wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) technology solutions company. They become an OEM supplier to niche businesses who do not have the in-house talent to develop a solution. They specialize in building the wireless sensor network and then creating a web-based portal that presents the data from the sensor network in a meaningful way to the customer. Customers included Cameron International, Urban Green Energy, Bunn-o-matic, Steffes, and EcoLink Controls.

I was responsible for all server-side development and occasionally developing components that ran on remote devices. I designed and developed their entire cloud-based telemetry platform called Hydra on Microsoft Azure using Asp.Net MVC3 and SQL Azure. The system is entirely service-oriented, using Windows Azure Queues, allowing for a high degree of scalability. I designed and developed customer applications, working directly with customers to tailor their applications specifically for their needs. Additionally, I developed internal tools that allowed the business to operate more efficiently.

I became a hardware hacker. I was familiarized with developing hardware solutions and became interested in Arduino, Netduino, 3D printing, and other various hardware hacking projects. I gained an appreciation for high-quality PCBs and well laid-out circuit boards. I learned how to connect and communicate with wireless sensors connected to embedded controllers. Additionally, I learned how to not get severely shocked; the transformer current makes all the difference. Assembly code, circuit boards, wiring diagrams, and soldering irons no longer scare me.

Technologies: C# v4.0, ASP.Net MVC, MS SQL Server, MS Azure, Python, Windows CE, SQLite, PetaPoco, soldering irons, wires, and lots of heat-shrink tubing

software architect

Angie's List

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry

January 2009January 2010 (1 year 1 month) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

I was responsible for designing key pieces of the Angie's List software stack and pioneered new technology efforts within the organization.

I optimized page sizes and HTTP requests, reducing the amount of data transferred. I used YSlow to benchmark and quantify site performance.

I introduced the company to using a search-service, Solr, as opposed to using a multi-thousand-line stored procedure. I implemented a Solr-powered search engine and wrote custom a DisMax scoring module that using 7 variables from service providers' parameters to order the results appropriately.

I designed a new join funnel to allow marketing high degree of flexibility for A/B testing.

engineer

GreyMatter Batter, LLC

January 2008January 2009 (1 year 1 month) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Company I founded and worked on full-time for over a year.

I designed and wrote a next-generation address book sensitive to contextual information (location, communicator, calendar, urgency of message). The application was designed to be distributed across N servers so the web servers were stateless and Memcached was used to provide state. I designed a Python application that ran Google AppEngine to pull information from member endpoints in real-time, parse the information into RDF and serve it back to the application over a RESTful API. The API used OAuth to authenticate clients and published data in a variety of formats such as RDF/XML, RDF/N3, JSON, and XML.

The application was social-network agnostic, so you could aggregrate data from several social networks; friends from Facebook, photos from Flickr, posts from Twitter. The application was ahead of its time, features that Facebook or Google+ are just now implementing were present.

I designed a custom ORM that used Microsoft T4 Templating system that was superior to CSLA, NetTiers, or NHibernate and integrated a custom MVC web framework that leveraged the templating system.

Technologies: C# v3.5, ASP.Net, MySQL, Python 2.5, Google AppEngine, Memcached

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; BBBB; Information Technology and Services industry

August 2004January 2008 (3 years 6 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

ANGEL Learning was an award-winning Learning Management System. I was an early employee and was responsible for core functions of the application; Gradebook, Environment Variables, Standards & Objectives, and ePortfolio.

I performed Tier-3 Support on a rotating basis with other engineers. Worked directly with customers directly to resolve issues, help with understanding the software, and develop enhancements.

Most development work was Section-508 compliant.

software developer

Re:Member Data Services

March 2003August 2004 (1 year 6 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

I designed for and coded in all tiers of an n-tier browser-based core processing system for the financial services industry. Worked with business analysts to define requirements and understand how the application was going to be used. I wrote unit tests for all code that I wrote. I designed icons, animations, as well the general branding of the application. Responsible for high-profile areas of the application such as the bank teller interface and Internet banking.

lackey intern

Hurco Companies, Inc.

Public Company; 201-500 employees; HURC; Machinery industry

May 2000April 2003 (3 years)

I worked in the IT Department. I mainly did web development.

Josh Jonte's Courses

  • MS, Medical Informatics

    Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

    • SCIENTIFIC & CLINICAL DATA MGMT (INFO-512)
    • CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (INFO-535)
    • CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS (INFO-642)
    • INFORMATICS PROJECT MANAGEMENT (INFO-505)
    • BIOSTATISTICS I (GRAD-651)
    • LIMS FOR HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE (INFO-511)
    • PRACTICUM IN HI (INFO-590)
    • HEALTH INFO STANDRDS AND TERMS (INFO-581)
    • CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATICS (NURS-635)

Josh Jonte's Projects

  • Health Aging Brain Center - Caregiver Assessment Mobile Application

    • August 2012 to December 2012

    I created an iPhone application that enables caregivers to assess their loved one's aging brain disorder using the Health Aging Brain Center - Caregiver Assessment.

    This assessment is based on a decade of research with clinically validated results but was only paper-based. I worked with clinical researchers to develop a mobile application presented the assessment on a mobile device, scored the user's answers and generated a series of handouts tailored for their score.

    Technologies: HTML5, jQuery Touch, PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), iOS SDK

  • Hoosier Health Innovation Prize - Finalist

    • August 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Josh Jonte

    I was one of three finalists for Hoosier Health Innovation Prize Challenge #1. I was the only individual selected across all three challenges, the rest were all companies or consortium of companies.

    Challenge #1's description was "Provide healthcare leaders with an interactive, near real time dashboard that is able to identify best practices, display variance analysis, and provide simulation in order to guide leaders through the decision making process."

    IU Health is becoming an Accountable Care Organization in 2013 and they need better visibility into their patient population. Specifically, they wanted to focus on the CMS Value-Based Purchasing Program.

    I assembled a series of dashboards mock-ups and put together a plan for developing the tool.

  • Clinician Drug Interaction Application

    • August 2011 to December 2011
    Team Members: Josh Jonte

    I developed a web-based tool that indicated potential drug-to-drug interactions with their associated likelihood and severity rendered on a graph. The application was designed to be used on tablet-based computer by a clinician when prescribing medications. The drug interaction information came from the Open Data Drug & Drug Target Database (http://drugbank.ca/).

    Technologies: Ruby on Rails 3.1, HTML5, SVG + Canvas, SQLite

Josh Jonte's Honors and Awards

  • Above & Beyond Award

    Angie's List
    • March 2013

    My team was awarded with a recognition for stabilizing the Angie's List e-commerce finance system. In three months we brought the system from what was described as going from "a stormy ocean" to "calm and clear lake."

Josh Jonte's Skills & Expertise

  1. Golang
  2. Ruby on Rails
  3. Python
  4. RDF
  5. JavaScript
  6. Git
  7. MySQL
  8. jQuery
  9. C#
  10. ASP.NET MVC
  11. Android Development
  12. Algorithm Design
  13. Linux
  14. XML
  15. Java
  16. Windows Azure
  17. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  18. Microsoft SQL Server
  19. CSS
  20. HTML 5
  21. Adobe Creative Suite
  22. Google App Engine
  23. Heroku
  24. Rackspace Cloud
  25. Medical Records
  26. Statistical Modeling
  27. SAS
  28. Data Analysis
  29. .NET
  30. JSON
  31. Scrum
  32. Web Development
  33. ASP.NET
  34. Software Engineering
  35. MVC
  36. Mobile Applications
  37. Web Applications
  38. Agile Methodologies
  39. Solr
  40. Visual Studio
  41. T-SQL
  42. Software Project Management
  43. Open Source
  44. Object Oriented Design
  45. SOA
  46. LINQ
  47. OOP
  48. Amazon EC2
  49. Jenkins
  50. Android

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Josh Jonte's Education

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

MS, Medical Informatics

20102012

Grade: 3.8

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis

BS, Media Arts & Science

19992003

Grade: 3.6

Avon High School

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