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Jesse Mullan
5434 Brookdale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94619
(415) 203-3747


Pandora / SiriusXM

Senior Staff Software Engineer
February 2022 - Present
Staff Software Engineer
October 2018 - January 2022
Senior Software Engineer
December 2015 - October 2018

Designed, planned, built, rescued, and maintained backend tools, data pipelines, and front-end tooling of multiple projects and services in Java, Python, Javascript, and other languages. Extensive code review, pair programming, and individual mentorship of interns, an apprentice, and other engineers at many levels leading to hirings and career advancements. Owned problems, projects, and services end-to-end. Led teams of two to five engineers to deliver features under high pressure.


Senior Software Engineer
June 2015 - December 2015

Wrote and maintained Python. Rdio was acquired by Pandora.


Lead Software Engineer
January 2015 - June 2015
Senior Software Engineer
December 2013 - December 2014

Wrote and maintained Python, JavaScript, CSS, and various deployment tools. Planned development, ran sprint planning and standups with the product owner, engineering team, and management. Provided mentoring and instruction. Built Android and iOS application with Cordova and automated the building of same with Jenkins. Extended and created RESTful Python services to support customer-facing app, internal administration tools, and partner tools. Led company transition from Subversion to Git through lectures, hands-on training, and direct support.

tenXer, Inc.

Software Engineer
February 2012 - November 2013

Wrote and maintained Python, Django and JavaScript. Led the development of a RESTful API for mobile app. Designed and built administrative interfaces for user and data management. Wrote and maintained third party integrations with GitHub, Stash, and others, from initial OAuth connection to job dispatching through Celery and RabbitMQ.


Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer
July 2010 - February 2012

Wrote and maintained PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS for websites that handle millions of daily hits. Worked on experimental API server, powered by Node.js, Redis, and MySQL, and wrote the example API connection code for PHP-based consumers.

Yahoo! Inc.

Software Applications Development Engineer
December 2009 - July 2010

Developed and maintained an internal application in PHP and JavaScript. Fixed tens of thousands of PHP Codesniffer errors, made pages valid XHTML, converted pages to make more consistent use of CSS, reduced the dependency on XHR by simplifying page flow and operation, converted jQuery to team-standard YUI.


Software Engineer
August 2008 - December 2009

Maintained and customized internal and customer-facing PHP-based applications. Put web filesystems under subversion control, trained engineers and designers on same, built and maintained tools to check and enforce proper usage. Migrated CMS from Mambo to Drupal by writing a custom data conversion script and rewriting dozens of customizations into Drupal modules.

University of Minnesota

Web Developer
September 2004 - August 2008

Worked in conjunction with marketing and design staff to maintain and update PHP and MySQL-based websites. Placed PHP library code under CVS source control. Added AJAX to administrative tools. Built frameworks and tabular data viewers. Identified and fixed 99% of PHP warnings and notices from all hosted sites. Overhauled the proprietary calendar software to improve speed, allow many custom views, and add RSS and iCal feeds. Built a new media management tool for the Whole Music Club with custom show, band, and performer tagging.

Gallery Project

Open Source Developer
October 2001 - November 2006

Contributed patches to Gallery1. Joined team in 2003. Built and hosted nightly CVS/Subversion check outs. Spearheaded icon packs module. Evangelized UTF-8 for Gallery2. Wrote Gallery1 to Gallery2 migration module.


University of Minnesota
2004 - 2008
Computer Science - Completed CS courses, but hired away before finishing degree.