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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Over 15 years of experience developing software and managing development teams. Hands-on devoted leadership in building and mentoring software teams, including the establishment of technological infrastructure - code base, architecture, life cycle and processes, deployment and continuous integration, QA and product infrastructure, and IT management as a whole. Highly-skilled in full stack web application development.

Software team leadership

Full stack software engineering

Web Applications

SDLC management


Architecture and design

Agile methodologies


SQL/RDBMS databases


Product development

QA management

Continuous integration

Virtualization/cloud infrastructure

Roadmap planning

Budget estimation/planning


API design and implementation

Web security

Enterprise software

Work History
VP Engineering, 04/2012 to Current
Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.Woodstock, IL,
  • Managing a talented team of software engineers for a market-leading company in the field of channel marketing, content creation, campaign execution, and analytics.
  • Overseeing development life-cycle and all layers of software development operation, including engineering,, QA, IT, and Product.
  • Hands-on hiring and mentoring of new engineers for all teams, with specialty of hiring young, inexperienced, yet highly talented engineers, and helping them reach their potential and their career goals.
  • Laid the foundation and architecture for the code-base, both the code itself and the technology to maintain it.
  • Set the tools to handle project management and development life-cycle, including the mentoring of teams outside the engineering team in managing their operations within a software company.
  • Built an automated system of continuous integration, including release management, automated tests, development project management (spec, implementation, code review, QA, release notes).
  • Assumed the responsibility of product development, including communication with clients as well as with internal teams having needs for new functionality.
  • Set the standards for specifications, review, prioritization and scheduling.
  • Managing development using a mix of agile and complementing methodologies, allowing for quick and frequent releases that can be developed independently of each other, while still allowing for careful, thoughtful planning of large development projects under a highly complex system.
  • Using a wide variety of tools including JIRA, Confluence, Git (with BitBucket), Bamboo, Zephyr, Moqups, and others.
  • Hands-on as much as possible in development under C#, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, Oracle SQL, HTML/JS/ CSS, and more.
  • Hands-on in IT operation management of a virtualized environment using VMware as well as AWS infrastructure, and handling web server management and data center architecture as a whole.
Architect / Principal Engineer, 10/2010 to 04/2012
AssurantBakersfield, CA,
  • Architected and developed a web application that allows its users to execute grid computing over the cloud, using Java/Spring/Roo, OpenJPA over PostgreSQL and jspx.
  • Used Amazon EC2/S3 API to fire up and provision virtual machines.
  • Rewrote front-end layer in js/jQuery/dojo.
Senior Web Developer, 2009 to 10/2010
S&P GlobalNew York, NY,
  • WEbook is a large-scale social network, offering over 100,000 members a platform for reading/writing/ publishing literary work.
  • Full stack engineer using C#/ASP.NET/SQLServer/IIS for back-end, and standard HTML/JS/Css/Ajax for front-end.
  • Designed and implemented an extensive online payment system, also using PayPal API for payment processing.
  • Researched and implemented 3rd party integrations including Facebook and Twitter, using oAuth/REST API.
  • Designed and implemented database structure and provisioning mechanism.
Senior Software Developer, 01/2008 to 01/2009
Schlumberger Ltd., ,
  • Incuvision is a startup-incubator.
  • Major project: JPay, a client-server application that allows inmates to communicate with their families.
  • Designed and developed a desktop client for JPay, using C#, WinForms, and .NET web services.
  • Developed an internal e-mail system, video conference calls, and a desktop-accessed online store.
  • Implemented an extensive administrator layer for maintenance of permissions and content control.
Software Team Leader, 2001 to 2008
Lockheed MartinGrand Prairie, TX,
  • Sarine is a world-leading software company in the diamond industry.
  • Contributed to the design, architecture, and full implementation of a technological system (combined software/hardware) that measures diamonds through image processing, 3D-modeling, and complex algorithms that simulate polished diamonds within a given rough stone.
  • Began as Software Developer, promoted to Team Leader, then promoted to Director of Software Development Group.
  • As Director of Software Development Group (2006): Oversaw development process for three teams (15 developers).
  • Managed work plan, time tables for design and implementation, interviewing and recruiting.
  • Served as technical lead for the teams' shared infrastructure.
  • As Team Leader (2003-2006): Led the Advisor software team ­ the company's leading product (5 developers):
  • Served as lead-architect and guru for large-scale design for all teams.
  • Managed code conventions, code documentation regulations, and design documentation.
  • Took active part in implementation (80% of the time or more), developed mostly in C++/MFC, but also C#/.NET, Access/ADO for Database.
  • As Software Developer (2001-2003): Took part in an expert team of developers, writing in all layers: algorithmic logic layer, data tier, user interface over various Windows OS.
  • Developed 3d modeling and viewing using DirectX.
  • Coded service layer in a complex mathematical environment.
  • Worked with hardware using sensitive, precise, multi-threaded processes.
  • As Freelance Advisor (2006-2008, upon moving to the U.S. to attend graduate school): served as an advisor and quick problem-solver.
  • Implemented urgent features, working with product management and taking charge of full-stack implementation.
Software Developer, 2000 to 2001
Leidos Holdings Inc.Melbourne, FL,
  • uTOK is a client-server application allowing its community members to leave virtual notes over web sites, hold discussions, and share opinions, as they surf the web in a browser.
  • Developed the client application using C++/MFC/VB.
  • Wrote extensive technical design documents.
  • Participated in the full life cycle process, from feature design to implementation to QA and release.
Web Developer, 1998 to 2000
ClickSoftwareCity, STATE,
  • ClickSoftware's Techmate was a malfunction-detection system, used by technicians and engineers to locate and troubleshoot mechanical problems.
  • Began as QA Engineer, promoted to Web Developer.
  • As Web Developer (1999-2000): Developed a robust web-client using ASP/Html/JS.
  • Developed client-side UI controls to display dynamic product trees and solution wizards.
  • As QA Engineer (1997-1999): Designed, documented, and executed tests on all software layers.
  • Led the algorithm-related tests.
  • Programmed InstallShield setup programs.
Master of Arts: Creative Writing MFA, Expected in 2008 to The New School - ,
Master of Arts: English, Art History, Expected in 2006 to Tel Aviv University - ,
Proud parent at Brooklyn Free School September 2014 to Present

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School Attended

  • The New School
  • Tel Aviv University

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  • VP Engineering
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  • Senior Web Developer
  • Senior Software Developer
  • Software Team Leader
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer


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