about me

The brief introduction of myself

Over 20 years in software, web and mobile development; working for various industries ranging from Government Services, Health, Insurance, Real-estate, Marketing, E-Commerce, Telecom and Mobile. From 2003 to 2008, was principal and president of Cayenne Technologies a small marketing and technology firm focusing on digital branding for small businesses.

Jay A. Jennings

Solutions Manager – UX / UI Designer

Business Skills:

    • Managing teams varying in sizes and geographical locations.
    • Managing teams of various skill-sets and disciplines.
    • Project management and software development life cycle management.
    • Project management using Agile and Scrum.

Developer Skills:

    • UX development – Prototypes, Wireframes, Mockups, User Testing
    • Android – Webkit, HTML5, SQLite, Java
    • Web – HTML5, CSS3, PHP, SQL, jQuery, JavaScript
    • UI – Graphic Design, Animation, UI Flow, Frameworks
    • Server/Cloud – AWS, OpenStack, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes

i am good at

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HTML5

21 years of experience: 100’s of websites and web applications.
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CSS / Less / SASS

19 years of building sites using CSS design models and frameworks.

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JS Frameworks

19 years of JS experience; current in AngularJS and ReactJS

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Illustrator

13 years designing UI/UX Workflows, Wireframes and Mockups. 

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Phototshop

19 years of website design, mockups, animations and print design.

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php / mysql

20 years of building dynamic websites and databases using PHP and MYSQL.

my resume

Experience Summary

Over 20 years in software, web and mobile development; working for various industries ranging from Government Services, Health, Insurance, Real-estate, Marketing, E-Commerce, Telecom and Mobile. From 2003 to 2008, was principal and president of Cayenne Technologies a small marketing and technology firm focusing on digital branding for small businesses.

Business Skills:

            • Managing teams varying in sizes and geographical locations.
            • Managing teams of various skill-sets and disciplines.
            • Project management and software development life cycle management.
            • Project management using Agile and Scrum.

Developer Skills:

            • UX development – Prototypes, Wireframes, Mockups, User Testing
            • Android – Webkit, HTML5, SQLite, Java
            • Web – HTML5, CSS3, PHP, SQL, jQuery, JavaScript
            • UI – Graphic Design, Animation, UI Flow, Frameworks
            • Server/Cloud – AWS, OpenStack, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes

WORK EXPERIENCE

MY PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

May – April

2014 – 2019

Information Builders

Seattle, WA

Solution Manager

​UI and Development Consultant at Information Builders. Building out application solutions from start to finish.

  • Responsible for UX requirements and designs; building out wireframes and work flows.
  • Led meetings, daily scrum, and communications between the clients and directors.
  • Tracking of budgets, deliverables and project management requirements.
  • UI trends and recommendations; building out mockups and art assets using the latest techniques.
  • UI coding, documentation, code reviews, and code optimization.
  • Building prototypes, sales demos and product solutions.
  • Software/Languages –HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, GIT, WebFocus
  • Software Development Methodology – Mixed

Clients:

  • Ford
  • Luxury Apartments for Rent | UDR Apartments
  • Dohmen Life Science Services
  • Boise Cascade
  • DST Global provider of technology-based solutions
  • Seattle Police Department
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Dealer Track
  • San Mateo County
  • Renown Health Services
  • FedEx
  • Geico Insurance
  • Tennessee Farmers Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Famers Mutual Hail
  • Master Card
  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • UniPro Food Services
  • HNTB

March – May

2014 - 2014

Maxsam Partners

Seattle, WA

Senior UI Developer

  • Development of Apple Leisure Groups mobile, tablet and desktop website/app.
  • Led meetings, daily scrum, and communications between the clients and contractors.
  • UI code, documentation, code reviews, and code optimization.
  • Software/Languages –HTML5, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, GIT
  • Software Development Methodology – Scrum

August – December

2014 - 2014

HP

Bellevue, WA

Project Manager / Development Manager

  • Managed team of 3 engineers.
  • Cross team collaboration, project prioritization, facilitate manager project goals, define and design strategies, vendor management.
  • Led meetings, daily scrum, and communications between the client and developers.
  • Tracking of budgets, deliverables and project management requirements.
  • Maintain and development of Helion Developer online Network – sites, forums, custom events planning, social networking, e-commence.
  • Documentation, spec. design, code reviews, and code optimization.
  • Directed UI development.
  • Facilitate marketing, social media and email campaigns and analyze usage.
  • Software/Languages – PHP, HTML5, CSS, JQuery, MySQL, PHP, GIT, Apache, Linux
  • Maintenance and support of WordPress based CMS
  • Software Development Methodology – Scrum

December – July

2013 - 2014

Acceptiva

Snoqualmie, WA

Sr. Development Manager / Product Manager

  • Managed team of 2 engineers.
  • Cross team collaboration, project prioritization, facilitate manager project goals, define and design strategies, vendor management.
  • Project managed multiple initiatives in all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Re-architecture Acceptiva’s software into a modern OOP framework.
  • Maintain and development of Acceptiva online donation software
  • Documentation, spec. design, code reviews, and code optimization.
  • Software/Languages – PHP, HTML5, CSS, jQuery, MySQL, PHP, SVN, Apache, Linux
  • Software Development Methodology – Scrum

December - December

2012 - 2013

MUSIC Group

Bothell, WA

Sr. Lead Software Architect / Project Manager

  • Managed team of 4 engineers.
  • Managed team with a mix of off shore and local developers.
  • Project managed multiple initiatives in various phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Cross team collaboration, project prioritization, facilitate manager project goals, define and design strategies, vendor management.
  • Maintained project roadmaps, goals, schedules and development cycles.
  • Led daily scrum, and communications between the developers and directors.
  • Facilitate marketing, social media and email campaigns and analyze usage.
  • Maintain and development of Tridion based web CMS
  • Maintenance and support of WordPress CMS.
  • Documentation, spec. design, code reviews, and code optimization.
  • Software/Languages – SDL Tridion, C# .NET, HTML5, CSS, XML, jQuery, MySQL, PHP, Visual Studio, Git, IIS, NGINX
  • Software Development Methodology – Scrum, migrated team from Waterfall

August – December

2011 - 2012

Concur Technologies

Bellevue, WA

Sr. Manager, Development & Operations

  • Managed team of 4 engineers.
  • Managed team with a mix of off shore and local developers.
  • Managed team of mixed skill-sets; graphic designers, UI developers, service developers and middle ware developers.
  • Maintained project roadmaps, goals, schedules, budgets and development cycles.
  • Led daily scrum, and communications between the developers and directors.
  • Project managed multiple initiatives in all phases of the software Development lifecycle.
  • Defined business and development process.
  • Built business relationships with internal clients and external clients.
  • Implemented social media and marketing requirements.
  • Tracked returns on marketing campaigns, analyzed success rates and recommend improvements.
  • Design and development of Drupal based web CMS.
  • Maintenance and support of WordPress CMS.
  • Design and UI flows.
  • Documentation and spec. design.
  • Software/Languages – Drupal, HTML5, CSS, AJAX, jQuery, Photoshop, Illustrator, MySQL, PHP, XML, Eclipse, SVN
  • Software Development Methodology – Agile, migrated team from Waterfall

May – August

2010 - 2011

BSQUARE

Bellevue, WA

Technical Lead

  • Managed project teams varying in sized of 3 to 10 members.
  • Managed teams with a mix of off shore and local developers.
  • Managed teams of mixed skill-sets; graphic designers, UI developers, service developers and middle ware developers.
  • Maintained project roadmaps, goals, schedules and development cycles.
  • Strengthened business relationships with new and continuing clients.
  • Design and development of Webkit HTML5 applications for mobile.
  • Design and development of Flash/Flex based applications for mobile devices and desktop.
  • Design and development of Android (Java/HTML5) applications for mobile devices.
  • Prototypes for proof of concept testing.
  • Animation, Design and UI flows.
  • Documentation and spec. design, quotes of work, and estimates.
  • Led daily scrum, and communications between the clients and directors.
  • Managed and maintained SharePoint CMS
  • Software/Languages – Flash, Flex, Flash Lite, HTML5, AJAX, JQuery, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, ActionScript 2/3, XML, Java, Android, Eclipse, SVN, Git
  • Software Development Methodology – Scrum

July – May

2006 - 2010

T-Mobile

Factoria, WA

Flash, Android Developer Lead

  • Managed project teams varying in sized of 1 to 4 members.
  • Managed teams with a mix of off shore and local developers.
  • Managed teams of mixed skill-sets; graphic designers, UI developers.
  • Design and development of Flash based applications for mobile devices.
  • Design and development of Android (Java) applications for mobile devices.
  • Design and development of PHP web services for data streaming to mobile devices.
  • Design and development of SharePoint CMS scheduling component.
  • UI prototypes for Usability Testing.
  • Pre-production web sites and applications.
  • Animation, Design and UI flows.
  • API documentation and API spec. writing.
  • Project manager and lead / senior developer of development team
  • Software/Languages – Flash, Flash Lite, Adobe Mobile Client (AMC) MachBlue Studio, JFlash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, ActionScript 2/3, XML, PHP, Linux (Android, Ubuntu), WordPress CMS, Eclipse, GIT, SVN, AJAX, & JQuery
  • Software Development Methodology – Rapid Application Prototyping

October – July

2000 - 2006

Murray Franklyn

Bellevue, WA

Webmaster

  • Design, development, and maintenance of 60+ marketing web sites.
  • Design and development of MySQL databases.
  • Design and development of CSS and PHP web frameworks.
  • Design and maintenance of web based CMS
  • Responsible for Web marketing and e-commerce solutions.
  • Manager for web business relationships and vendors.
  • Software/Languages – Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, MS Visual Basic, Visual InterDev, Access, MS SQL, IIS, Apache, Unix (OpenBSD), Windows Sever, OpenCVS, Java Script, VBA, SQL, ASP.NET, PHP, CSS, XML, DHTML & HTML
  • Software Development Methodology – Waterfall

testimonials 

kind words from clients

carolN

I worked on a web development project with Jay and he was the BEST Project Manager/Web Developer I've ever worked with! Jay is super smart, easy going, and very good at problem solving code issues. He makes sound decisions on project issues that arise and finds solutions quickly. He made our project fun and interesting and was always available to help with any issues that came up. Jay has one of the most genuine and awesome personality of anyone I've every known. He not only knows how to manage projects flawlessly, be a great solution architect and developer, he has superb leadership qualities. I would highly recommend Jay and do not hesitate to contact me if needed.

Carol Njama
Software Implementation Engineer
peteS

Jay was great to work with and for. Super smart and wide depth of knowledge. Id hire him in a second as my manager or my co-worker.

Pete Southwell
Sr. Web Developer

contact me

get in touch

34920 257th Ave. SE

Black Diamond, WA 98010