James Leonis profiles

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  1. James Leonis

    Title
    Software Engineer
    Demographic info
    San Francisco Bay Area | Computer Software
    Past
    Associate Software Engineer at Raydon Corporation
    Education
    Full Sail University
    Summary
    I have been programming as a hobby for a long time, and professionally for a couple of years. It is part of my love and passion for computers, as well as my desire to build. What can be more interesting than to take a pure thought and turn it into something tangible? Depending on who you talk to, maybe a lot of things, but **not to this guy**! I take pride in the work I do, so doing that work well is very important to me. I wince when somebody says they shove a feature in or shove a product out the door. There is a difference between a *well built* Minimum Viable Product and a *hastily* MVP. As an amateur woodworker I have discovered this the hard way. I also believe in having a strong vision. Software development is a messy business that the most fantastic minds haven't been able to tame (which is why Brooks' tome is as timeless as ever). Having a strong vision is a way to have all the team members rowing in the right direction. Ultimately, it's my passion that gets me through the 16 hour crunch days and the missed deadlines. Without it, no amount of coffee would sustain me into the wee hours of the morning. Without it, I wouldn't be able to face the team when I discover a catastrophic bug. There is something perversely fun about chasing a memory corruption bug or a slightly broken feature. I hope to work with a team that shares some of these traits.
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  2. Jim Leonis

    Title
    Technical Engineer at USC
    Demographic info
    Montreal, Canada Area | Hospitality
    Current
    Vice President at (USC) Universal Systems and Controls
    Past
    Sales Engineer at Webster Instruments Inc., Sales Engineer at Atlas Electronics Ltd.
    Education
    McGill University, Dawson College
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  3. James Leonis

    Title
    PSA at State of Illinois
    Demographic info
    Greater Chicago Area | Government Administration
    Current
    Strategic Planning at Illinois Lottery
    Past
    Executive Director at St. Louis Film Office, Assistant Director at Illinois Film Office
    James Leonis
  4. Jim Leonis

    Title
    Owner, Universal Systems & Controls
    Demographic info
    Montreal, Canada Area | Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    Past
    V P at Universal Systems & Controls, Sales Representative at Webster Instruments Inc, Sales Representative at Atlas Electronics Inc
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