Duvall, WA (East Seattle)    -   james@jameshollister.com   -   702-372-3615

Career Profile

Software Engineer with 15+ years of wide ranging experience building products and tools for startups as well as large organizations. Passionate about developing high performing software engineering teams and applying technology to solve real world problems elegantly.

Core competencies: Go and Python backend services and APIs, Distributed systems, Systems design, Software engineering, Team leadership, mentoring, Close collaboration with Project leaders and customers. 8+ years experience working remotely on distributed project teams.

Career Highlights


Most Relevant Professional Experience

UBER FREIGHT - Senior Software Engineer2022 - Present

Shipper Products

I am the technical lead of a small stream aligned team which supports Uber Freight's shippers by building products that allow them to more easily acquire freight services.

MICROSOFT - Senior Software Engineer, Engineering Manager        2020 - 2022

MS Teams - App Platform - Monetization

Teams App Platform allows 3rd party developers to build apps which users can incorporate into their existing workflows in chats and meetings.

I joined as an individual contributor and grew to lead a team of 8 engineers developing features which allow third party software developers to sell subscriptions for their apps globally via the MS Commercial Marketplace. Coordinated efforts across partner teams on designs, timelines, dependencies, deployments and support.

LAZLO 326 - Senior Software Engineer2018 - 2020

Early stage startup which provides next generation technology platforms to large retail chains. I was brought on as engineer #3 and helped grow the engineering team to 15.

Individual Contributor and Tech Lead on the company’s suite of products related to Lottery Gaming. Designed and developed a number of applications built with .net core (C#) and Azure.

APHELION - Senior Software Engineer2018

Distributed finance startup which created a decentralized crypto asset exchange running on the NEO blockchain platform. NEO was a fledgling platform at the time so this project required learning a new application paradigm and researching limited documentation / open source code.

I joined as the lead developer after their fundraising to help build the first version of the exchange product. Gathered requirements from founders, investors and target users, architected and developed:

MVI SYSTEMS - Software Engineer II2017 - 2018

Startup which provides a device for access control to residential buildings. They install touch screen kiosks at entry points which allow for resident access via Bluetooth or key fob and visitor communication via two way video calls.

I built the company’s first version of their WPF kiosk application.

TRINCHERO FAMILY ESTATES - Software Engineer II2013, 2015 - 2016

ZAPPOS - Software Engineer 2014

SAT TRACKS - Software Engineer 2011 - 2012

TECH RESULTS - Software Engineer 2008 - 2011

Education - University of Nevada, Las Vegas - B.S., Management Information Systems (MIS)

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