Dusty Jewett's Resume

2516 NE 92nd St
Seattle, WA 98115USA
425-749-4246 (cell)
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experience

Sr. Software Engineer
Dendreon (via MaxSam Partners)
March 2012 - Present
Seattle, WA
 

Added features to the Client's legacy application, while minimizing the risk of regressions.

Built several prototypes in conjunction with UX and Product Team for pitching new/greenfield development. Worked with client to find a technical solution that matched their desire to have a single language powering their Frontend and Backend. Lead UI Development utilizing Vaadin, Java and Groovy for two new projects. Implemented several patterns, including MVVM, which allowed a more structured and contemporary paradigm than provided by Vaadin alone.

HTML/JS Developer - Contract
Transact, Inc
November 2011 - July 2012
Shoreline, WA
 

Ported Flex 4 application previously developed into an HTML5/JS application, as users started requesting the ability to use the product on their tablets. Utilized Backbone, jQuery and HighCharts to create an application that was as functional on the small iPad screen as it was on the desktop.

Created a secondary app that shares views with the primary app, 'proving' that backbone can create components that are reusable between apps.

Sr. Software Engineer / Team Lead
Real Networks
July 2010 - March 2012
Seattle, WA
 

Led team of 4 developers to create a full-featured WebApp for Real's Music/Photo/Video Cloud solution. Coordinated with five other dev teams, along with Design and QA, to be the 'first adopter' of many new features and designs.
Architected many of the systems that drove the UI, including a system that could query and cache multiple levels of data, and a navigation system that could handle the complex UI paradigms the designers dreamt up (though the most complex never shipped).
Developed many custom UI Components, including a complex and animated breadcrumb bar, TileLists that could handle non-sequential loading of data, and screens that behaved differently based on the state of many different variables (though I argued against the last one, on usability issues, and lost).

Developed a prototype application that replicated the Flash/Flex client/server communication in HTML/JavaScript.

Currently working on an HTML/JS application that uses one codebase to power both a Web App and a Chrome/Firefox/IE Extension. Created a custom module for Backbone that enables transparent JSONP communication.

Sr. Software Engineer / Team Lead
The Active Network
October 2008 - June 2010
Bothell, WA
 

Designed and developed an enterprise-wide Flex UI-Component framework. Created a component structure that allowed on-demand loading of modules and localization data, allowing the modules to be loosely coupled to each other, but maintain strongly-typed data interfaces.

Led team that owns every component that touches any financial transaction throughout all new markets. Focused on the creation of UI components that were customizable to the specific usage, but were able to maintain the business logic that was required for company-wide auditing requirements. I often had to find compromises between the business/legal requirements and the requests of an individual department.

Flex Developer - Contract
Transact, Inc
March 2010 - August 2010
Shoreline, WA
 
Developed a Flex application using to collect and calculate performance indicators for school districts, providing them with the necessary data to increase efficiency. Utilized the Swiz framework, along with the then-beta version of Flex 4 to create a dynamic application which has greatly improved customer interaction and usage.
Sr. Multimedia Developer
Panasonic Avionics
December 2005 - October 2008
Bothell, WA
 
Created applications and content templates that allowed our developers to maintain high quality and high efficiency.
Developed interactive diagrams and software simulators for web-based and classroom instruction.
Flex Developer - Contract
Redclay / Gates Foundation
October 2007 - March 2008
Kirkland, WA
 
Worked on an application that allows teachers and school administrators to access and explore district-wide data. Optimized visualizations to decrease memory usage by 25% and improve performance by up to 50%.

projects

Founder / Developer
Identifi (identifi.mobi)
October 2010 - Present
Seattle, WA
 
Created the Identifi.mobi Android application as a way of learning new technology. Fully developed three separate versions, one fully AIR application, one Hybrid AIR/Android version, and just recently migrated to an AIR/ANE implementation. With the AIR/ANE nearly finalized, I expect to start development on the iOS version soon.
Manager
Meetup Group: Seattle Web App Developers / SeaFlex (Seattle Web App Devs)
October 2007 - October 2012
Seattle, WA
 
Managed Meetup / User Group for developers in the Seattle Area. From 2007-2011, group was focused on Flex development. In 2011, we expanded to include HTML/JS development, changing our name to Seattle Web App Developers in the process. We meet once a month, and I often give short intro-to-X talks, prior to a main speaker. Usually once or twice a year, I give a longer 2-hour presentation. I also speak at other meetups, having spoken at the ColdFusion and Android user groups. I stepped down in 2012 after managing the group for 5 years, and now serve as a mentor for the new managers.
Contributor
Adobe Flex SDK ( Apache Flex)
July 2009 - Present
Seattle, WA
 
I have contributed three bugfixes to Adobe Flex. I expect to be able to continue my contributions after the migration to Apache Flex has stabilized. I was an initial member of the Spoon Project, which helped Adobe transition Flex to Apache.

education

BA Computer Science
University of South Dakota
August 1999 - May 2003
Vermillion, SD
 
MS Technology in Education and Training
University of South Dakota
August 2003 - May 2005
Vermillion, SD