Jeff Skelton

{ Software Developer }

Skills

  • Web Development
  • Databases
  • Cloud
  • Media

Work Experience

  • Software Developer (contract)HILITE, formerly AYO May, 2016 - Apr, 2016

    In the spring of 2016, AYO pivoted to became HILITE. HILITE is a platform for businesses and brands to collect, curate, and share user generated video content (UGVC).

    • Re-purposed a legacy e-commerce based api to support the new business model.

    • Created a suite of api endpoints specifically designed for easy 3rd party integrations with strategic partners and brands.

    • Designed and implemented a ReactJS and Redux based administrator dashboard. Through this tool, brands can create campaigns, curate content, and share that content to social media.

    • Created a video transcoding application using Amazon SQS, NodeJS, and ffmpeg to normalize format and add custom branding to uploaded videos.

  • Software Developer (contract)Spinlist Inc May, 2016 - Dec, 2016

    Spinlist is a music streaming app that allows users to discover, create, and share playlists across any streaming service.

    • Built and maintained a suite of RESTful API endpoints using Elixir, Phoenix, and PostgresSQL.

    • Designed and implemented a playlist import tool that matched songs in a users playlist to those in other streaming services.

    • Built a real-time, WebSocket based, messaging feature used in the iOS client.

    • Created an invitation system that placed users into a queue. Administrators could then allow them onto the platform in small, scalable, intervals.

    • Designed and built a daily playlist recommendation system using 3rd party machine learning API's and AWS Lambda.

  • Lead Software DeveloperAYO Inc Jul, 2015 - May, 2016

    AYO is a communication platform that enables fans to request personalized videos from their favorite celebrities.

    • Part of a collaborative agile development team supporting mission-critical web applications and business solutions.

    • Identified and created solutions to technical challenges from product requirements.

    • Designed and built a RESTful API backend using NodeJS, SailsJS, and MongoDB allowing for connections to e-commerce storefronts, admin panels, and 3rd party integrations.

    • Architected a build server and deployment solution using TeamCity and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk, enabling the team to safely deploy and/or rollback staging or production builds in minutes.

    • Created a suite of integration and unit tests for all business critical applications.

    • Built rapid prototypes for new business ideas.

  • Software DeveloperSoundminer Inc. Feb, 2013 - Jul, 2015

    Soundminer is a music search engine targeting publishers, music libraries, and songwriters. Soundminer clients include Warner Chappell, Sony Music, and Disney.

    • Part of a globally distributed team responsible for improving and maintaining a web based version of the native application.

    • Client installations, upgrades, and support.

    • Designed and built a mobile friendly, JavaScript based SPA client using AngularJS.

    • managed and maintained client installations and business applications hosted at Soundminer’s own datacenter.

    • Implement customized themes to match client branding and/or custom design requests.

    • Designed automation scripts and documentation which allowed for a drastic reduction in installation/upgrade times and support requests.

    • Migrated all source code off of Subversion and onto Git with zero loss of commit history and metadata.

  • Software DeveloperVyclone Inc Jan, 2014 - Nov, 2015

    Vyclone is a groundbreaking video collaboration app available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. It allows users to automatically create multi-angle movies with videos shot from multiple sources.

    • Responsible for maintaining all web based products including the main site, Vyclone.com as well as implementing new features as they are requested.

    • Part of a team rebuilding a suite of tools that allow brands and consumers alike to more easily leverage the core product and bring people together to use it.

  • Systems Administrator/Junior Software DeveloperSureSale Inc formerly Mota Motors Jan, 2008 - Nov, 2013

    SureSale started as an online automotive marketplace with a focus on private party sellers. In January of 2012 they pivoted to a platform that provides pre owned automotive dealers a way to easily inspect and certify their inventory.

    • Developed inventory management application to quickly import vehicles, schedule inspections, certify qualified vehicles, and generate warranties on the fly.

    • Created a mobile application for our network of inspectors to quickly upload inspection results in the field.

    • Part of a team that created an API for our mobile inspection applications.

    • Designed a system of “lite” accounts that would automatically import a dealer’s inventory from an set of external feeds and prompt the dealer to sign up to certify those vehicles.

    • Designed and built a online dashboard that enabled sellers to manage their a listing on all major marketplaces.

    • Created a set of backend integrations that allowed connections to 3rd party marketplaces.

    • Designed, built, and maintained a custom off site data center which housed our production infrastructure.

    • Developed inventory management application to quickly import vehicles, schedule inspections, certify qualified vehicles, and generate warranties on the fly.

    • Created a mobile application for our network of inspectors to upload inspection results in the field.

    • Designed a system of “lite” accounts that would automatically import a dealer’s inventory from an set of external feeds and prompt the dealer to sign up to certify those vehicles.

References

  • Christopher Hartman
    Jeff is one of those guys that just love their work and it shows in every interaction. Jeff thrives on learning something new every day and is always looking to improve the products he builds. I look forward to working with Jeff again in the future.
  • Wendy Halson
    Jeff is a tremendously capable developer who is adept at picking up new technologies quickly and thinking creatively to create elegant solutions for complex problems. I've had the pleasure of witnessing Jeff thrive in a fast paced start-up environment where a lot was demanded of him and he was required to wear many hats. He is an excellent team member who maintains a positive attitude even under intense pressure. He understands the importance of time / resource management and can rapidly adjust or re-prioritize based on changing needs or business implications. His level of personal accountability for his work and the dedication and commitment he consistently demonstrates has been recognized and appreciated by everyone fortunate enough to work with him.