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Graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

First started working professionally in Software Engineering and Web Design in 1995

Have worked in Perl, JavaScript, Java, C#, and Databases (MySQL and SQL Server)

Currently the Director of Quality Assurance for Sorenson Communications, focusing on data analysis, automation, and tool creation

You can request a copy of my resume at jesseparent at gmail

I attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1996. While attending college, I took 6 months to work full time as a Software Intern for Stratus Computers, working on build scripts in Perl and on Make files, and then went on to work as a Web developer for Cambridge Technology Partners. I continued to work at different companies while getting my education, including Nokia Telecommunications and Data General's CLARiiON division (now EMC), before graduating and moving to Salt Lake City, UT.

After moving to Utah, I joined international advertising agency, EURO RSCG DSW Partners, working on Web based ad campaigns for Intel and Iomega that intersected with Super Bowl television ads we also produced. It was here I developed testing and software repository practices, as well as cross platform/cross browser libraries. I left to join a Park City, UT based startup called YSource in 1999, where I first started to cross into management as a director of engineering.

When YSource went bankrupt, I worked with my boss to shop the entire team around and not only get most of us jobs at Salt Lake City based emWare, but also negotiated signing bonuses to make up for lost wages. I stayed on as a director of engineering for two years before I wanted to return to more hands on development and went to Sorenson Media. I left Media briefly after a reduction in force to join direct advertising agency DataMark, where I developed an open source lead tracking solution, before Sorenson asked me to return and help develop an Enterprise solution for their growing Video Relay Service solution for the deaf. I grew the Enterprise Group from a group of one, to a dozen engineers which I managed as a senior manager of engineering.

I continue to work at Sorenson (now Sorenson Communications) as the director of quality assurance, focused on tracking information and converting it into useful metrics, better test tool development, and managing manufacturing processes.

© 2012 Jesse Parent