Jason Wells

Software Engineer at Iteris, Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Jason Wells's Overview

  • Software Engineer at Iteris, Inc.

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Jason Wells' Summary

Linux/UNIX Programmer with experience in: Perl, SQL, XML, JSON, Shell Scripting, and C. I have experience with creating RPMs, AIX Filesets, and Solaris pkgs.

Web development on Apache using Perl, SQL, PHP, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, HTML, and CSS.

Extensive System Administrative experience that includes installing and configuring Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX. I am also experienced at troubleshooting hardware and connecting SCSI, iSCSI, and fibre-channel devices. Also experienced with Veritas Volume Manager.

Specialties: AWS, EC2, Perl, Shell Scripting, C, PHP, MySQL
Linux, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX

Jason Wells' Experience

Software Engineer

Iteris, Inc.

Public Company; 201-500 employees; ITI; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

March 2012Present (2 years 7 months) Berkeley, CA

• Developed and successfully launched backend for transportation-based mobile app using EC2/CentOS/Apache/PostGIS/Mojolicious/Mapserver.
• Identified and executed strategy for migrating production systems to AWS/EC2/RDS. This included multi-TB Oracle/PostgreSQL/MySQL DBs.
• DB tuning on EC2 and physical hardware.
• Deployed Nagios and developed custom plugins to monitor production systems and send email alerts when necessary.
• Coordinated with customer IT departments to properly order+configure equipment and network when software was to be installed on their own equipment.
• Developed processes to package up software as RPMs for CentOS/RHEL/OEL/SLES.
• Developed systems to extract many types of XML/JSON/Binary data into Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL DBs.

Software Engineer (Contractor)

Verizon Wireless

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; VZ; Telecommunications industry

October 2008March 2012 (3 years 6 months) Walnut Creek, CA

• Used Data Mining and Analysis in the creation of a custom ETL system that is used to process nationwide cellular network configuration data (1x, 3G + 4G).
• I knew very little about cellular networks before starting this job, but I was able to quickly gain intimate knowledge about the equipment, and how useful data could be extracted.
• Maintained and refactored legacy code in a way that improved reliability and performance while adding documentation.
• Heavily used CPAN modules: Log::Log4Perl, DBI, Test::More, XML::Parser::PerlSAX, XML::Simple, and XML::Writer.
• Maintained many data acquisition scripts in Perl, Ksh, and Tcl/Expect.
• Used Perl DBI to save data to MySQL and Oracle DBs.
• Used XSLT heavily to transform XML to CSV and to shrink 1GB+ sized XML documents into smaller pieces.
• Reverse engineered proprietary switch configuration database dumps when documentation was unavailable. This allowed for more comprehensive analysis of the network configuration.

Software Engineer (Contractor)

Wells Fargo

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WFC; Financial Services industry

April 2008October 2008 (7 months) San Francisco, CA

Developed Perl code to process incoming email and save results to XML documents in high volume production environment. Used libxml2 to validate output.
Enhanced system that transfers and tracks delivery of reports from Solaris servers to mainframes via NDM. Solution included Perl and shell scripts interacting with Oracle using DBI.
Developed Perl code to examine multi-part emails and determine further processing needs based on the message type.

Software Engineer

Symantec(formerly Veritas)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SYMC; Computer Software industry

April 2005April 2008 (3 years 1 month) Mountain View, CA

Worked on Linux Volume Manager Team and performed bug fixes and enhancements in shell scripts, as well as user and kernel level code in C. Much of the shell scripting was related to extensive RPM scriptlets.

Worked on team developing Perl-based software installation and configuration system for Linux, AIX, Solaris and HP-UX. Responsible for adding features and fixing bugs

System Administrator (Contractor)


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

January 2005April 2005 (4 months) Milpitas, CA

Software Engineer (Contractor)

Charles Schwab

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SCHW; Financial Services industry

July 2004October 2004 (4 months) San Francisco, CA

Contract position.

Developed load driving agents for current and future web-trading libraries using Terraprova WGT framework. Agents were used to simulate customer usage patterns and input was provided by existing transaction logs.

Software Engineer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EMC; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2003October 2003 (4 months) Dublin, CA

Joined as part of Legato acquisition.

Member of Hierarchical Storage Management, HSM, development group focusing on Linux and UNIX. Took responsibility for fixing bugs, adding features to product and utilities, and porting to new OS. Work mostly done in C.

Software Engineer

Legato Systems

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EMC; Information Technology and Services industry

February 2002July 2003 (1 year 6 months) Dublin, CA

Joined as part of OTG acquisition.

Software Engineer

OTG Software

Public Company; 201-500 employees; OTGS; Computer Software industry

July 2001February 2002 (8 months) Dublin, CA

Joined as part of UniTree acquisition.

Software Engineer

UniTree Software

July 2000July 2001 (1 year 1 month)

Web Developer

Media Net Link

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

1999May 2000 (1 year)

Developed web sites for clients. Solutions included CGI scripts as well as Oracle and DBM database interaction written with Perl scripts.

Job responsibilities included direct client interaction for product specs and alteration requests.

Jason Wells' Certifications

  • Introduction to Data Science

    • Coursera
    • June 2013

Jason Wells' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Elementary proficiency)

Jason Wells' Skills & Expertise

  1. RedHat
  2. CentOS
  3. Linux
  4. Perl
  5. Oracle
  6. PostgreSQL
  7. Databases
  8. MySQL
  9. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  10. Amazon EC2
  11. C
  12. boto
  13. Git
  14. SQL
  15. Solaris
  16. XML
  17. XSLT
  18. Operating Systems
  19. Nagios
  20. iSCSI
  21. SAX
  22. XPath
  23. Fedora
  24. Linux KVM
  25. Fedora Core
  26. mapserver
  27. CDMA2000
  28. EVDO
  29. Arduino
  30. LTE
  31. Unix
  32. Shell Scripting
  33. Apache
  34. Python
  35. Release Engineering
  36. PostGIS
  37. JavaScript
  38. Flask
  39. Autoconf

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Jason Wells' Education

California State University-Hayward

BS, Computer Science


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Focus on UNIX Programming, Computer Networks, and Databases.

Las Positas College

Computer Science


Amador Valley High School


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