Jason Pitcher

Software Developer

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Industry
Computer Software
Previous
  1. Developer Town,
  2. Fusion Alliance,
  3. Indiana University
Education
  1. Full Sail University
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Background

Summary

Mobile iOS Developer in Indianapolis Indiana, specializing in software development practices and methodologies.

8+ years in the Software Development industry using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies for large and start-up companies alike.

Specialties: IOS Mobile Development, C++ Development, Video Game Development, Tools Development

Experience

Associate Partner

Developer Town
(2 years 3 months)United States

Associate Partner at Developer Town. Focusing on IOS Development work, along with SAAS and expanding web development expertise.

Software Test Consultant

Fusion Alliance
(4 months)Indianapolis, Indiana Area

• Creation of baseline test suite for employee portal
• Creation of test case suite to ensure new employee insurance portal rollout
• Established pattern for routine test suite execution

Full Time Student

Indiana University
(3 months)

Major in Software Development. Focused on data structures, C++, optimization of code bases.

Software Tester/ QA Engineer

Interactions Corporation
(3 years 2 months)Carmel, IN

• Promoted from Intent Analyst to Test Lead to QA Engineer.
• Launched initial test team responsible for all software testing and QA.
• Aided in transfer of development methodologies from Waterfall to Agile.
• Project Manager for Application Development team in creation of Data warehouse.

Network/System Administrator

Harris Corporation
(10 months)Schriever AFB, CO

• Developed crucial implementation and sustainment plans for transition of Global Positioning System ground systems.
• Creator of procedures and operational limitations for new crew position.
• Responsible for verification of all document validity and accuracy, as well as confirmation of software system operational readiness.

GPS Analyst/ Systems Operator

United States Air Force
(4 years 3 months)Schriever AFB, CO

• Lead enlisted operator in charge of developing the spacecraft procedures and test suites.
• Maintained dual certification in satellite and ground segment operations.
• Maximized subsystems by actively transmitting commands to 28 satellite, $2.4B GPS constellation.
• Analyzed telemetry and provided navigation/timing signals to millions of military and civilian users worldwide.

Projects

Dinocalpyse(Link)

PC - Tech lead for 13 man team over 5 month dev cycle
• Responsible for creation of Milestone criteria and managing development team work load and priorities.
• Core System Architecture and optimizations.
• BVH Collision System
• Shader Based Blended Animation System
• Time Dilation Effects

HibaKusha

PC - Team member for 6 man team over 2 month dev cycle
• 2d Life/Farm simulation featuring AI townsfolk with basic routine patterns
• Dynamic Crime system/ Townsfolk job systems
• Worked in Agile development methodology with weekly sprints

Polarize

PC - Team member for 5 man team over 2 month dev cycle
• Dual Rail kart racer featuring gravity and anti-gravity physics
• Engine Design and Implementation
• Dual Rail path planning and AI obstacle avoidance
• Base Design for networking interface for multiplayer mode

Skills

  • C++
  • C
  • C#
  • Java
  • Lua
  • Visual Studio
  • Maya
  • Intel Assembly
  • HLSL
  • GLSL
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Agile & Waterfall...
  • Quality Assurance
  • Programming
  • Game Development

Education

Full Sail University

Game Development, General Development, Desired Focus: Engine Dev & Physics, 3.6

GPS Score: 117

Course Director Awards:
• Calculus and Trigonometry
• Programming I
• Programming III
• Software Architecture

Activities and Societies: Member of PURE Motivation, Active in Game Development activities and meet-ups

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Game Development,
    • Open Source Technologies,
    • Development Methodologies
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Honors & Awards

Honorable Discharge from US Air Force 2005

• Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
• Air Force Achievement Medal
• Air Force Good Conduct Medal
• National Defense Service Medal
• Air and Space Campaign Medal
• Humanitarian Service Medal

Organizations

IGDA, Full Sail Alumni

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