Joel Jensen » Senior DevOps Engineer
785 Empire Circle
Salt Lake City, UT  84124
United States of America
+1 (801) 870-7575
US/Mountain Time
♥ Open

I am a committed and passionate software developer with experience in various programming languages and environments. I enjoy tearing apart technical debt, building fast realtime applications, understanding horrible legacy code and specifications, managing giant hordes of servers, and helping other people. I program for fun almost every weekend and take my trade very seriously.

I am extremely friendly and can get along with any passionate team. I tend to work many years at the same place because I always end up thinking of my co-workers as family. It is important to me that the company I work for has ethics I agree with.

18 years professional experience
  • Linux
  • OpenBSD
  • JavaScript
  • C
  • Java
  • Perl
  • Git
  • PostgreSQL
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Operations
  • Unicode
  • Database/Systems Architecture
  • Regular Expressions
10 years professsional experience
  • Go
  • Python
  • MySQL
Hobby programming
  • OpenGL/GLSL
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Arduino/Microcontrollers
  • Distributed Databases
  • Printing/Rendering/Rasterization
  • Low level audio programming (ALSA/PulseAudio)
  • Desktop UI Libraries
  • Move the cat around with the arrow keys!
  • Teaching
5 years professional experience
  • HAproxy
  • AWS / CloudFlare / DigitalOcean
  • Automated Build Systems
  • Maven
  • Terraform
  • Consul
  • Vault

Job Experience

SixFifty (Jan 2022 - Present) Director, Software Operations

I just started! Woohoo!

Shareworks / Morgan Stanley (Jan 2020 - Dec 2021) Senior Software Engineer

At Shareworks I managed deployment tools and infrastructure for five different products that all come from different aqcuisitions or backgrounds. Some of these tools are very outdated and do not have any developer resources allocated. I enjoyed wrangling these relics and doing my best to make them better.

Teem WeWork (Teem Apr 2018 - Sept 2018, WeWork Sept 2018 - Dec 2020) Senior Devops Engineer

Teem is a workplace experience company that helps companies manage and schedule large numbers of conference rooms, schedule on-demand workspaces and desks, front door kiosks, and display campus resource usage on large displays. Experticity ExpertVoice (2015 - 2018) Senior DevOps Engineer

Experticity is a marketing/engineering/sales company focused on connecting experts with the best brands. I started there as a toolmaker/plumber on their release engineering team, and then the operations team. CaduRx (2003 - 2014)

CaduRx is a medical software company. I helped develop one of the first web accessible medical record systems for both doctors and patients to use. Since this was a very small company at the time, my duties were very diverse.

Besides being a primary web developer, my experience included: