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    • JASON THANE jasonthane@gmail.com Seattle, WA (206) 965-8164 Objective I’m a motivated and effective software engineer seeking an opportunity to do great things in the web or mobile products space, as part of a positively charged team of smart people. I’m very enthusiastic about companies that are leading the evolution of the web through innovation, and I can contribute broad knowledge of modern web application development practices to that innovation. Industry Skills Web Application Development Business & Product Management JavaScript, Perl, C#, Ruby User Interaction & UI Design AJAX, DHTML, CSS, JSON Rapid Prototype Development Prototype.js, script.aculo.us, moo.fx Usability Testing Flash, ActionScript, Web Services, Market & Technology Analysis Linux, MySQL, mod_perl2, Apache Patents & Intellectual Property Mobile Social Networks Windows Mobile, .Net Compact Facebook API JavaME, BlackBerry iPhone Highlights of Qualifications  Expert level proficiency with the most in-demand technologies and methods for web application and mobile software development  Emphasis on creating innovative, high-value user experience powered by JavaScript and dynamic HTML  Success in leading development teams from prototype innovation to delivery through focus on best practices and process infrastructure  Outstanding business writing and presentation skills Portfolio (for detailed descriptions see http://www.beirdo.com/portfolio) Posta 1/07 – 10/07 JavaScript, DHTML, Facebook API Sprint Harmony 10/06 – 12/06 JavaScript, DHTML, CSS, AJAX Lexus Magazine Interactive 7/05 – 9/06 JavaScript, Perl, Contextual Interactivity Vista Tablet PC Pen Training 3/05 – 7/05 JavaScript, DHTML, C++, Usability Bankarama 7/05 – 11/07 C#, Windows Mobile, JavaME, iPhone
    • Threedef Instant Music 10/04 – 7/05 Java, C++, Win32 API MusicNet Performer 9/03 – 6/04 JavaScript, DHTML, Flash, Architecture MusicNet Preview Client 3/03 JavaScript, DHTML, Rapid Prototyping Relevant Experience Jan. 2007 – Nov. 2007 Founder / Director of Technology, Posta Posta is a new way to consume and interact with online video. As a founder and Director of Technology, I was responsible for designing a high-traffic, high-availability web application enabling this new kind of video interactivity, building the first version of the product, and writing and presenting a business plan. Posta is an outstanding example of the possibilities of modern JavaScript user interface design, and features an integrated PayPal e-commerce system as well as companion MySpace and Facebook social network applications. Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2006 Contract Web Application Developer, Greythorn/Intava Sprint Harmony is a JavaScript and AJAX-based mobile phone user interface simulation used in Sprint’s customer care call centers. As part of a small, fast moving development team, I created Flash-like animation and user interaction styles in JavaScript to enhance the realism and usability of simulated phones. July 2006 – Sept. 2006 University of Washington Fellowship in Technology Commercialization In the summer of 2006, I accepted a grant from the University of Washington to write a business plan for the commercialization of software and intellectual property that was invented at the UW. This software, RegiSeed, provides 3D visualization of the prostate gland during prostate brachytherapy, a type of cancer treatment. July 2005 – July 2006 Director of Interactive Services, Story Worldwide, Seattle Responsible for technical leadership of interactive services team within a multi-channel creative/ publishing agency. Implemented infrastructure and processes for development, quality assurance, client review, and deployment. Hired developers and managed execution to meet exacting requirements of clients including Lexus, Bank of America, and Microsoft. I led the usability redesign of Lexus Magazine Interactive, replacing Flash with DHTML and AJAX, resulting in a 300% traffic increase while reducing quarterly budget by half. March 2005 – July 2005 Software Development Engineer, Aditi, on-site at Microsoft In 2005 I completed the Pen Training application for Windows Vista Tablet PC in C++ with a DHTML and JavaScript user interface, contracting for Microsoft via Aditi. Working with graphic design and localization teams, I implemented Pen Training for 23 languages, including the left- to-right Hebrew and Arabic. I helped conduct formal usability testing, security reviews, and code reviews. Sept. 2003 – July 2004 Technical Product Manager, MusicNet, New York
    • Led the design and development of MusicNet’s flagship secure digital music distribution client, MusicNet Performer (http://performer.musicnet.com/), from product roadmap creation to launch, including requirements definition and technical specification. Hired a team of eight full time developers. Created user interface prototypes and assisted business development in presenting product concepts to potential clients. Managed partner integration process through launches of custom branded digital music services with AOL, CDigix, and Yahoo. Oct. 2001 – Sept. 2003 Web Application Developer II, MusicNet, Seattle Designed and implemented a platform for the MusicNet Intranet and internal process automation using Perl. Redeveloped MusicNet’s internal client for editing digital music metadata using DHTML and JavaScript. I created functional product prototypes for use in product planning and business development / new partner pitches. May 2000 – May 2001 Founder, Seattle City Valet Inc., Seattle Captured the majority of downtown Seattle’s valet parking service market by authoring and presenting service proposals to management of the Metropolitan Grill, Union Square Grill, the Brooklyn, and other Seattle top restaurants. We successfully launched our valet service with 35 employees. Seattle City Valet continues to be the largest valet parking service provider in the Seattle metro region. Oct. 1999 – May 2000 Software Engineer, ConsultNet, contract at The Cobalt Group Developed automotive retail web applications and website mass production systems for auto dealership networks using Perl, Linux, Apache, and Oracle. Contributed to team-based software engineering processes. Education Certifications 1997 – 1999 Montana State University Certificate in Technology Commercialization Presidential Scholar University of Washington (2006) Computer Science, junior standing Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 2005 – 2006 University of Washington Platform (2003) Program in Technology Commercialization 2006 University of Washington Fellowship, Technology Commercialization Dept. of Bioengineering Patents 2004 Rapid File Selection Interface (full application, pending) 2007 Poster Creation From Online and Offline Video (provisional application) References (contact information available upon request) Jeff Wallace Sorin Jianu Mark Anable Senior Director, Technology Senior Architect Director of Development MusicNet MusicNet Microsoft