Resume: Jacob Billings

Jake Billings
Software Engineer and Linguist

During my career I have worked in a number of different roles that have helped me understand the overall software development process.  These roles include, project manager, senior developer, Linux administrator, technical sales consultant, security officer and company owner. Working within these roles has given me an in-depth understanding  of best practices in software development.

Within those roles I have implemented strong coding standards to reduce development life cycles and speed up time to production of the software being created. I’ve cleaned hacked sites and created security plugins to maintain secure software and track where intruders may be compromising a server.  I’ve set up many Linux servers for security, efficiency and speed.  I look at things from an owners perspective of trying to reduce time, effort and cost while increasing profits.  I do all this while keeping up with the latest trends in programming and maintaining a high standard of coding.

I offer a strong aptitude for learning new technologies, and a proven track record of meeting aggressive goals. My most notable skills include:

Software Development: I have solid knowledge of PHP, Javascript, MySQL, Python and Java. My specialties are in E-Commerce(specifically Magento 1 & 2), CMS(Wordpress) and security within PHP applications.  I love working on hacked sites and enjoy very much finding how the intruder got in and then fixing those exploitations.

Project Management: I have been successful in providing high-level technical direction to drive projects from conception and design through QA and deployment.

Communication Skills: I am comfortable communicating with technical and non-technical people throughout the company in order to complete projects and achieve organizational goals.

Overall, I feel that my knowledge as a programmer and my passion for new technologies makes me the ideal candidate to meet your development needs. 

 

Education
University of Utah
2005-2016
Middle Eastern Studies

I studied language, politics, and religion as part of an overall understanding of the Middle east.  My language specialty was Biblical Hebrew.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín
2018 - 2020
Linguistics

My focus was computational methods of mining data within historical linguistics.  My Master’s thesis is a study of how to computationally determine the influence of Christianity on the K’iche Mayan texts of the Popol Wuj and the Title of the Lords of Totonicapan.

Programming Skills
PHP
Javascript
Python
Perl
HTML5
Java
Linux Administration
Languages
Spanish
Hebrew
K'iche Maya
French
Portuguese
Latin
Specialties
E-commerce
Malware Detection
Application Architecture