“Mark Twain described his mother as a genuinely good person, whose soft heart pitied even Satan, but who had no doubt about the legitimacy of slavery, because in years of living in antebellum Missouri she had never heard any sermon opposing slavery, but only countless sermons preaching that slavery was God’s will. With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion.”

— From a talk by Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in Physics


Software developer — Web / mobile — JS, C#, C++

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Des Moines, IA

Jeremy Kelly

Software development — Full-stack web and mobile

I am a veteran developer with decades of experience on multiple platforms. I favor small, fast-moving teams with good developers, clear code ownership, lightweight methodologies, and little separation between developer and user. I work remotely whenever possible. I do contract work though my consulting business, but I am open to a permanent position, if the opportunity is right.


  • Web: Full-stack development experience with JavaScript, Node, Express, React, jQuery, Handlebars, HTML5, Bootstrap, and CSS. Broad experience with multiple databases, including database design and SQL. Some knowledge of ASP.NET Core.
  • Mobile: Native development experience on a wide range of mobile and embedded platforms, including Android NDK and SDK, Linux, Windows CE, and PalmOS. Experience with responsive and PWA web design. Extensive experience with touchscreen UI design, cross-platform development, and low-level performance optimization.
  • Other: Strong C# and C++, with deep OOD expertise in these and other languages. Much experience designing custom UI frameworks and custom controls, plus work with WPF/XAML, Windows Forms, and Win32 API. Some experience with Java, OpenGL, multithreaded development, socket programming, audio development, DSP, and genetic algorithms. Superior planning and writing skills.

Work Experience

  • Jun 2013 - Present

    Independent Software Contractor
    Antefix Consulting LLC, Des Moines, Iowa

    Provider of contract development services. Solely designed and developed e-commerce site for local-foods co-op, with broad range of shopping, member management, inventory, order fulfillment, in-store checkout, and reporting functionality. Added fixes and new UI functionality to React SaaS app. Refactored and documented SAML SSO and SCIM provisioning in Express. Created Android test apps for device assembly line, with numerous automated and interactive hardware tests, plus wireless reporting to result server. Developed geometry library and genetic algorithm used to plan directional drilling projects, plus many unit tests. Built complex Windows Forms control with full-featured console-style output. Much bug-fixing, refactoring, and internationalization of legacy apps. Extensive work with JavaScript, C#, C++, Node, Express, React, jQuery, MySQL, PostgreSQL, CSS, Bootstrap, WPF/XAML, .NET, and Git. Some work with Java, Android SDK, Windows CE, and Jenkins.

    More information at www.antefix-consulting.com.

  • Jan 2012 - Jun 2013

    Independent Software Developer
    Anthemion Industries, Des Moines, Iowa

    Solely designed and developed music sequencer and synthesizer for Android devices, with cross-platform UI framework for touchscreen devices, extensible real-time synthesis engine with multiple synthesis and effect types, and flexible sequencer with innovative UI. Extensive work with C++, Android NDK, Win32 API, OpenGL ES, OpenSL, and audio DSP. Some work with Android SDK.

    More information at www.syntheogen.com.

  • Mar 2010 - Jan 2012

    Computer Engineer
    HandEra, Urbandale, Iowa

    Applications developer for company providing engineering and ODM services. Solely implemented cross-platform UI for in-car media device with satellite TV, DVD and CD player, iPhone/iPod connectivity, and local media browser. Developed software for headless set-top TV appliance, hardware test apps, and cross-platform framework for building console test applications. Extensive work with C++, Win32 API, and Windows CE. Some work with OpenGL ES, COM, Qt, and Linux.

  • Jan 2009 - Jul 2009

    Contractor / Sr. Embedded Software Engineer
    John Deere Intelligent Vehicle Systems,
    Urbandale, Iowa

    Worked with large team on in-vehicle embedded applications. Developed extensible on-screen keyboard with foreign language support. Worked with C++ and Windows CE.

  • Apr 2007 - Dec 2008

    Software Engineer
    Cummins-Allison, Mount Prospect, Illinois

    Part of two-person team that developed front end for new paper currency scanner. Designed and implemented lightweight transaction database with extensible query system, real-time bill image transfer system over TCP/IP, flexible metadata export system implementing numerous legacy protocols over serial connection. Solely responsible for Windows CE platform development with Platform Builder. Assisted with ASP.NET app used to manage scanned data. Extensive work with C++, C#, Win32 API, and Windows CE.

  • Aug 2000 - Nov 2006

    Software Engineer
    Peapod, Skokie, Illinois

    Mobile developer for fulfillment team at pioneering web grocer. Created suite of mobile applications used to fulfill over 1000 orders per day, including picking application, quality control and inventory management apps, and launcher. Also designed and implemented desktop apps, including scriptable server emulator, server stress-testing tool, and production monitoring utilities. Collaborated on mobile web app used to manage inventory. Performed emergency port of mobile apps to new OS, allowing facility to open on schedule. Extensive work with C++, MFC, Delphi, sockets, barcode scan engines, SQL, Windows Mobile, and PalmOS. Some work with Java, Spring, JSP, HTML, and CSS.


  • May 2004

    Bachelor of Science, Economics
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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