J. Gavin Ray

(408) 634-4547
Morgan Hill, Ca

J. Gavin Ray

Software Engineer


Amazon Web Services

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Software Professional with experience developing system, mobile, and web applications on a variety of different platforms. Specifically I enjoy providing solutions to complex problems that are designed to run at scale with rock solid dependability. I am passionate about learning and leveraging new technologies; And applying them to existing projects to help future-proof them.

Over the course of the last four years, I have had the privilege to work with many great individuals with whom we have been able to build great products and learn from each other. As a result two methodologies that have become a part of my daily development cycle: Test Driven (Sometimes During...) Development and Continuous Deployment. After being introduced to these methods and wielding them successfully on several projects, I've become an evangelist of them due to their added value.


My experience and education.


Software Engineer

  • Working on building The Next Generation [Open] Cloud

Platform9 Systems

2016 - Present

Software Developer

  • Core developer on team that created version 2.0 of PortalDirect REST API. This new release added major functionality updates that allows integration with an additional government agency. Optimized codebase, and migrated to new PaaS to increase performance by a factor of two

  • Led development team in updating software tool chain and methodologies to include test driven development, version control (git), issue tracking, and continuous integration.

  • Ported appraiser analytics application from desktop to web application.

  • Implemented API that allow existing desktop form filling software to integrate analytics into reports.

  • Created web portals integrating web application with other online offerings: Public Records data, Regression analysis of Real Estate sales, 1004MC Calculations, UAD Compliance checking.

  • Co-authored a framework that distributes data-intensive processing across multiple nodes. Framework has been adopted by all new online backend projects.

  • Developed libraries and API for location based analysis.

  • Worked on software that converted Delphi 7 UI elements into HTML5 UI elements.

  • Updated proprietary tools to incorporate open source alternatives which increased production and saved over $24,000 a year.

Software Engineer

  • Maintained industrial automation applications deployed at over a hundred customer sites. I have personally written or customized the software at 13 of these locations.

  • Wrote libraries that created a standard user interface to be cross platform on weight based controllers/indicators.

  • Ported several software programs from an internal domain specific language to ANSI C.

  • Helped establish the official company standards for documentation and testing of software applications.

  • Directly responsible for managing relationships with customers by providing on going support for deployed automation applications.

ABM Scale Company

2012 - 2014


CSIS - Computer Programming

Upon completion of the program, my course work and interaction with my fellow students earned multiple letters of recommendation and commendation from my professors.

Gavilan College

2011 - 2014

CSIS - Unix Operating System

I have successfully completed the available program and maintained a 4.0 GPA while working full time.

Gavilan College

2011 - 2014


I'm always looking for challenging opportunities. If you have some exciting challenge you'd like to talk about, feel free to reach out to me!