Jonathan Wallace

Jonathan Wallace

Backend Software Manager at Big Nerd Ranch

Athens, Georgia Area
Computer Software

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Jonathan Wallace's Overview

  • Backend Software Manager at Big Nerd Ranch
  • Developer Extraordinaire at Silky Apps
  • Software Developer at Highgroove Studios
  • Web Application Developer at Intellum
  • Developer at JacobsonWilpak
  • Information Technology Manager at Locos Franchise Corporation
  • Technical Support Specialist at Northeast Georgia Internet Access, Inc
  • Research Assistant at University of Georgia
  • Research and Development Intern at Cisco Systems, Inc

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Jonathan Wallace's Summary


apis, c, c++, html, java, javascript, mysql, postgresql, ubuntu, linux, amazon web services, shell scripting, software development, agile, sql, xml, ruby, rails, clojure, go, websockets, git, apache, passenger

Jonathan Wallace's Experience

Backend Software Manager

Big Nerd Ranch

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2012Present (2 years)

Developer Extraordinaire

Silky Apps

2009Present (5 years)

Software Developer

Highgroove Studios

March 2010October 2012 (2 years 8 months)

I built databased backed websites for highly technical CTOs using Ruby and Rails.

Web Application Developer


July 2007March 2010 (2 years 9 months)

- Designed and implemented integral functionality for our flagship product, including an Oauth secured API, an automated integration system that served Fortune 500 companies, and an asynchronous job queue that handled all long-running jobs
- Implemented and automated our cloud deployment strategy, using Amazon Web Services S3, EC2, and EBS
- Managed the triage and resolution of application errors, following up with customers when



June 2006July 2007 (1 year 2 months)

Plan, develop, test, and deploy custom Enterprise Business Intelligence software Suite using Microsoft Technologies (.NET, Access 2002, Access 2003, VBA)
Devise and implement short-term projects that support long-term strategic goals
Provide application level support, both user and administrative level, for ERP and MRP software

Information Technology Manager

Locos Franchise Corporation

January 2005June 2006 (1 year 6 months)

Implemented new Point of Sale software system throughout the restaurant franchise including menu development and design, physical setup, and employee training
Individually supported 26 geographically distant stores in Georgia and Alabama
Led the company to best practices in terms of disaster recovery, security, and acquiring and disseminating business information

Technical Support Specialist

Northeast Georgia Internet Access, Inc

September 2004January 2005 (5 months)

Performed network, application, and/or security related analysis to resolve client problems
Documented all actions and effectively communicated in writing and verbally with customers, management, and system administrators regarding client problems

Research Assistant

University of Georgia

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2004December 2004 (1 year)

Independently programmed and researched thesis topic, Proteomic Pattern Analysis for Ovarian Cancer Detection
Assisted professors with data compilation and interpretation of bioinformatic analysis results

Research and Development Intern

Cisco Systems, Inc

January 2001June 2002 (1 year 6 months)

Developed programs to assist lead developers in the software development cycle
Programmed and debugged the software TCP portion of the Fortune Blade's network architecture in C
Documented all work in detail including 28-page software documentation document for Fortune Blade TCP blackbox

Jonathan Wallace's Skills & Expertise

  1. Ruby
  2. Ruby on Rails
  3. Passenger
  4. Rake
  5. Mongrel
  6. Vim
  7. JavaScript
  8. SQL
  9. Linux
  10. MySQL
  11. Software Development
  12. PostgreSQL
  13. HTML 5
  14. Git
  15. Web Applications

Jonathan Wallace's Education

The University of Georgia

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science


The University of Georgia

Master of Science, Computer Science


Completed course work. Developed in C++ with STL using C++ Genetic Algorithms library.

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