Jay Simons

Software Engineer

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Madison, WI

Web Developer


Job Description

  • Custom AI solutions, such as semantic/vector search, chat bots, telephone IVR and more.
  • Designed and built company websites and e-commerce stores for various clients using WordPress, Shopify, and custom CMS platforms.
  • Front-end development using React/Next.js frameworks
  • Back-end development using Node.js/Express, PHP/Laravel and serverless solutions such as CloudFlare & AWS.
  • Database design using MySQL, MS SQL, Postgre and MongoDB
  • Stayed current with the latest web development technologies and trends to ensure the company's solutions were cutting-edge and innovative.


  • AI prompt engineering
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • React/Next.js
  • PHP/Laravel
  • Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Figma/XD
  • API Development
  • CloudFlare/AWS/Google Cloud
  • Serverless Architecture

Vortex Optics

Middleton, WI

Director of IT


Job Description

  • Re-designed an obsolete in-house IT infrastructure
  • Managed complete custom re-design of e-commerce platform
  • Identified and outsourced certain mission-critical services
  • Identified and mitigated bottlenecks in information and workflows
  • Integrated several departments, such as online orders -> shipping/receiving -> accounting


  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Terminal Services
  • Central Backup & Deployment
  • Active Directory / SSO
  • DNS Management
  • Datacenter Management
  • Database Design & Management


Madison, WI

Systems Administrator


Job Description

  • Managed several OpenBSD servers
  • Managed several Portmaster dialup networking modem banks
  • Managed QoS & contention ratio for 20k dialup subscribers
  • Engineered wireless 802.11A point-to-point & point-to-multipoint networks
  • Conducted wireless site surveys for potential clients


  • OpenBSD systems administration
  • Management dialup networking equipment
  • 802.11A/B wireless networking
  • Network engineering
  • Outside sales & site surveys
  • Top-tier technical support

JVLNET Internet Services

Janesville, WI

Technical Support Supervisor


Job Description

  • Managed Internet provider support call center with 8-10 staff
  • Managed in-house ERP/Radius accounting server
  • Sudo access to several Redhat Linux servers
  • Managed several Portmaster dialup networking modem banks
  • Top-tier technical support
  • Inside/outside sales
  • Provided onsite services to business clients
  • Managed telecommunications systems


  • RedHat Linux
  • Windows NT4 / Windows 2000
  • MS SQL Server
  • Radius/ERP software
  • Livingston Portmaster management
  • Perl scripting
  • Direct-customer support
  • Employee training & management
  • Call monitoring
  • Troubleshooting DUN connections
  • Installed / managed ISDN/DS-1/DS-3 & frame-relay connections