Backend - Cloud - Containers

About Me

Short description about myself

First of all, thank you for taking a look at my website. I really appreciate your interest. My name is Jacob, and I am currently an employee at IBM as a Software Developer in the cloud, and am a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Computer Science. I’ve been interested in computers since I was young, and began my studies at Iowa State in 2009. I graduated in Spring of 2013, and started working at IBM in Rochester MN.

As you can tell by looking around this site, I am a computer programmer. To be more specific, I have focused on Android and Cloud applications.

Feel free to take a look through my projects by visiting the link at the top of the page. Also, a lot of the projects are available on my GitHub. If that is of more interest to you, please check out my GitHub page.


Work Experience

My previous associations

  • My Work Experience

  • Year 2017
  • April

    Full Stack Developer - Principal Financial Group

    Employer Web
    I am currently working on the Employer Web team! Here we are updating a legacy website to be more responsive and to greatly increase the transaction speed.

    The technologies used in this product include Javascript and React/Redux on the front end as well as Spring Boot/Java on the back end. We are using Microservices to allow for reusability from other teams. We currently have 4 services, and are looking at splitting more off as the need arises. We are currently looking at Docker and Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to help manage these microservices.
  • Year 2015
  • January

    Cloud Software Engineer - IBM

    Microservices Squad
    I worked in the Micro Services squad to create and maintain several projects, including Common Service Broker ( to help other squads turn their apps into services within Bluemix), Service Proxy and Docker-for-Bluemix.
    I also worked with other teams to interface with our services and provide support when needed.

    Build Team
    I created and managed Jenkins and Gerrit servers, and assisting other developers in using these tools. I also helped others in using Git to connect to Gerrit and GitHub.
  • Year 2013
  • June

    Software Engineer - IBM

    Ice Castle
    I created Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments, and worked with Open vSwitch to meet IBM's needs for Ice Castle.

    I was the lead developer for the Virtual Server Activation Engine team.
  • May

    Graduated from ISU

    I graduated from Iowa State University with a major in Computer Science.
  • Year 2011
  • November

    Software Consultant Intern - Kingland Systems

    Data Solutions Team
    I updated their website (which uses Java, Google WebToolkit and Sencha GXT) from GXT version 2.3 to 3.0.

    DESC Team
    I developed in C#, HTML, Javascript and SQL for the DESC team.
    I created a "ResponsiblePartyReview" page (where over 1000 parties can review their responsibilities) by using C#, HTML, Javascript, jQuery and SQL.
  • Year 2009
  • March

    Master Technician - Staples

    I visited people at their home/office to repair computers and perform other services.

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