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I'm Jay Léon. I make things work and lead innovation.

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Jay Leon

Entrepreneur. VP of Tech. Product Builder. Tech Advisor. Lead Systems Architect & Developer

Technology is a part and passion of my life for over a decade.

My career has begun long ago in advertising(at age 15), has shifted to visual ARTs and finally landed on software development in early 2005.

Since the very beginning, I've been put in charge of research and development cycles of highly sophisticated platforms ranging from retail to financial systems and from information security and encryption to the government sector with various company profiles, winning awards and nominations along the way.

My clients include Fortune 500 companies and successful startups.

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education:

2003-2004

Visual ARTs

DGU, Ukraine

experience:

2010-2017

Founder & CIO

WebApps.NYC

In charge of Business Operations and Project Coordination, assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of successful contracts with clients and partners.

2013-2015

VP of Technology

Flashpoint-Intel

With minimal resources available have grown an early stage startup from 3 initial research projects to 10+ major commercial services and platfroms, all working cohesively - collecting and aggregating various data from elicit sources. Hired and mentored an expert team to maintain and enhance the products, was in charge of 200+ server OPS, platform architecture, planning and scaling. Flashpoint provides the data, tools and expertise necessary to obtain actionable intelligence from the Deep & Dark Web. The company offers a state-of-the- art platform with data curated by world-class subject matter experts. Flashpoint’s products illuminate threatening actors, relationships, behaviors, and networks hidden within these opaque areas of the Internet. Security and intelligence teams across the Fortune 500 and government use the company’s tools to gain critical awareness of threats and malicious activity yet to surface from the Deep &Dark Web. Flashpoint is backed by TechOperators, Greycroft Partners, K2 Intelligence, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments.

2010-2013

Sr. Platform Engineer

KBS+ / Spies & Assassins

I have developed and launched the award-winning BMWUSA Active-e, i7 and i8 web platforms, the socially-oriented platform and campaign for Armani Exchange, multiple high-visibility campaign platforms for Justin Bieber Fragrances and Nicky Minaj as well as Vera Wang and HomeGoods. KBS+ | Spies & Assassins is an award-winning creative technology boutique where I was leading architecture and engineering of virtual platforms, applications, experiences, and creative technologies across mobile, social, emerging platforms, the web, and at retail and physical locations.

2010

Software Engineer

MWW Group

Responsible for developing, enhancing and supporting web-based applications, and providing assistance in answering technical presales questions. Was in charge of development systems for new Lightning Science Group website, as well as NIKON, Health Trust of America development and more.

2010

Software Engineer

ForexClub

Was placed in charge of WEB portal development cycle, including but not limited to content and functionality updates, performance tweaks, plugin integration. Worked with SalesForse tools to mitigate business needs and locate optimal marketing concepts.

2008-2009

Systems Engineer & Architect

Genistar LTD

Genistar was migrating from an old, outdated software stack that was used to process and keep track of ordering systems, as well as payments, fund transfers, employee management, mailing, certifications, trainings ets. to a conceptually brand new system that was being developed by me and my colleague who was in charge of the DB portion. I was in charge of project development lifecycle as well as User Interface architecture and design, integration, project reporting, updating, security, system-level upgrading, strategic planing as well as core component programming and integration.

2005-2008

Freelance Software Developer

Various

After designing and building up a website for my sports team I got invited to build a few sites for my friends, that has led to the build of a TrueNorth web platform for Frito-Lay and a launch of a software development career.

tech chops.

Tools I use most, by category

Linux

Python

PostgreSQL

Hadoop

Redis

AWS

My Work.

  • all
  • Architecture
  • Development
  • Programming

fun facts.

352

complete projects

134

Happy clients

4381

cups of coffie

272649

lines of code

testimonials.

Mike Dory

Creative Tech Lead, Google XPM

Jay is a highly skilled engineer and platform architect, and draws from a wealth of experiences to implement great solutions for the teams he works with. He's built systems large and small that continue to scale to meet the needs of the clients — in some cases going in and re-architecting failing systems that used fewer resources to achieve greater results.

Tom Sunshine

Director of Technology, Centric Digital

I found Jay to be one of the most intelligent platform engineers I've met in my 15-year career in digital development. His precise attention to detail paired with his pervasive knowledge of the latest technologies makes him a formidable teammate on any project. I'd welcome the opportunity to work with him again as I know I'd be in excellent hands and would thoroughly enjoy the experience.

Marc Hartzman

Executive Creative Director, KBS+

I had the great pleasure of working with Jay at kbs+ on several projects. He's an incredibly smart, inventive developer who knows how to make things happen. When I approached him with an idea for one particular project, I wasn't sure if it would be possible to create. Jay gave it some thought, figured out a plan, and built it to perfection. Having Jay on your team is sure to give you confidence that even the craziest brilliant ideas can become a reality.

Rana Dutt

Founder and CEO, Softimum

Jay is an extremely versatile software developer, who can work with Javascript, PHP, JSON or MySQL at expert levels. He also excels at systems deployment and security. We've had a number of projects where breakthroughs made by Jay were the main reason that the project completed on time.

contact.

drop a line, lets stay in touch

Location:

San Jose, California, USA

phone:

267.507.5713

email:

jay@jleon.me

skype:

miromix.net

San Jose, California