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BACHELORS IN SCIENCE (B.SC), COMPUTER SCIENCE
Tel Aviv University - 2001 - 2004
First in class - School of Engineering - Computer Systems & Network Architecture Design & Administration
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES
Yale University Online
Yale University Online
Yale University Online
Front End :
AWS API GateWay: ServerLess Lambda Functions: Python or NodeJS
Big Data Back Ends (DataBases) :
AWS DynamoDB or AWS Aurora Optional Queues SQS / SNS
Jacobs Secret Sauce
CyberSecurity & Hardening of Linux Systems for Top Secret Government Clearance & InfoSec Compliance Standards including RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) DISA STIG OSCAP CIS Benchmarks
Automation of infrastructure deployments using Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation, Terraform & Scripting
Designing & Building Scalable Secure Well Architected Frameworks which pass Amazon AWS Quality Control
Building Cost Efficient Elastic Architecture
Developing sophisticated ServerLess applications
Reducing cloud computing costs dramatically while increasing computational efficiency
Microservices Design Patterns using AWS Lambda: Python, NodeJS
Developing AWS Alexa Skills
Configuration Management & Repeatable Software Development LifeCycle
Additional Areas of Expertise
With 18+ years IT experience, Jacob has handled and developed the worlds most complex and mission critical systems for numerous years. He has worked with the best of breed professionals in the travel, communications, eCommerce, and security industries. He is a passionate and driven leader whose goal is to find and solve the world's biggest technology puzzles while enjoying the
experiences and seeing his business partners and customers succeed.
Jacob is an expert at leading Fortune 100 & global enterprise corporations towards achieving strategic initiatives. Everything from Architecture to IPO to Compliance – SOX, PCI, and HIPAA.
Jacob is also a pioneer in the realm of artificial intelligence, with two patent pending passion projects.
Founder - Software Developer - Fintech Robotrader.io | March 2020 - Present
High Frequency Crypto Trading Robot Product Strengths: Precision Math at Scale | Automated
Millisecond Trading | Move Millions, Trade Billions | Designed to infinitely scale | Voice Interface | Unlimited Horizontal & Vertical scaling | Unlimited, multi-threaded, parallel execution | Ai News
Understanding | Business Intelligence (BI) | High Frequency Trading Robot | Robotic News Analysis | Data Visualization | Sentiment Magnitude Analysis (Positive || Negative) | Natural Language Processing (NLP) | Trend Detection | Precision Calculations at Sub Second Frequency | Floating Point & Decimal Precision Calculations at Scale.
Patent Issued - High Frequency Crypto Trading Robot: https://patents.google.com/patent/US11232363B2/en?inventor=jacov+Jackie+Baloul&oq=jacov+Jackie+Baloul
FOUNDER - SOFTWARE DEVELOPER - AI NLP ML
Buzzwords.news | July 2016 - Present
"Alexa, Buzz Words" Ai reads all the news for you, and gives you the top buzzwords of the day, by topic or news channel. Gain back all that wasted time scrolling through infinite scroll news feeds, and get updated instantly.
Buzzwords.news is a Drupal 8 site Jacob built that Aggregates RSS news from various news channels and exposes content over a D8 REST API
Buzzwords results are calculated by custom AI algorithms and written back to Drupal over REST (and soon GraphQL) and reexposed to Alexa Lambda Skill Set
Front End rendered by Drupal 8 with Twitter Bootstrap theme, HTML5
SDLC Built & managed with Amazon CodeStar (Amazon Pipelines, CodeCommit) on top of autoscaled Elastic Beanstalk Apache
PHP 7, connected to RDS, and EFS file system, and CloudFront CDN, withRoute53 DNS.
SENIOR SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT, PRINCIPLE Smartronix, Inc. | January 2016 - April 2020
Mr. Baloul serves as a Sr. Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer in the Cloud Business Unit supporting multiple clients with the planning, installation, and configuration of Cloud based IT solutions in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud as well as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud (GCP). His daily duties include designing, building, and supporting AWS infrastructures for current clients while designing new innovative Cloud based solutions for cutting edge enterprise use cases. Specifically, he specializes in DevOps automation, self-healing, auto-scaling, fault tolerant, high performance systems, including the provisioning automation through CI/CD CodePipeline, CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, & Chef, building infrastructure as code, supports the build out of Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) with their own security boundaries, firewalls, virtual machines, active directory forests, and multiple applications (Sharepoint, SQL, web services, micro-services, Lambda, Python, Bash Shell Scripting, SQS, SNS, fan out, RedShift, DynamoDB, Boto3, and other custom applications). He is involved in setting up and maintaining these environments including the security posture (access controls, vulnerability remediation, etc.). Mr. Baloul has been successful with the mass migration of tens of thousands of websites into the Cloud, building out world class Cloud hosting platforms
As Technical Account Manager (TAM) Jacobs role & responsibilities include elite C-Level Drupal consulting, Cloud Architecture Strategy consulting, Digital Lifecycle Management, Content Strategies, guiding customer success, managing high profile website projects, helping customers scale, load test & tweak to achieve successful launch and maintain continuous high performance and uptime.
Acquia | January 2015 - Present
|| Technologies Include ||
• Acquia Cloud • Drupal • Memcached • Redis • Varnish • Nginx • Apache • PHP • MySQL • AWS • EC2 • S3 • RDS • Nagios • New Relic • SumoLogic • Jira • Confluence • Puppet • Ruby • Bash • Python • JMeter • XHProf • Acquia LIFT A/B Testing • Big Data • Large Scale Content Management Systems • Tableau • Rfunction
|| Big Data aka Data Science ||
As a data scientist Jacob helps organizations connect the dots between cross-platform audience experiences, optimizing customer lifetime value, building predictive analytics capabilities and guiding expansion into new markets. This requires a rare combination of statistical knowledge, programming chops and storytelling expertise, which Jacob possesses.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO) Latin American and Caribbean Air Transportation Association (ALTA) | May 2013 - April 2014v
ALTA is a private, non-profit organization, whose more than 40 member airlines represent more than 90% of the region’s commercial air traffic. Mr. Baloul’s role included serving as Acting CTO – Project Jaguar. He provided IT consulting to the largest U.S. and South American airline carriers in the world with a focus on LATAM. He developed technical roadmap for Project Jaguar - #1 Travel App in Latin America funded and operated by the top airlines in the world. He aligned business plan strategy, multi-billion dollar budgets, and market predictions, including research by BAIN to realistic “on the ground” business execution models to meet the airlines ROI goals and objectives. He worked directly with key management in Amadeus, the largest global distribution system in the travel industry as well technical analysis of the Amadeus Brazilian reservation system by Envision. He provided competitive analysis of the LATAM OTA industry as well as detailed S.W.O.T and Designed the Internet marketing strategy, including social management with cutting edge technology
Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Sea Cruises, Prestige Cruise Holding, Inc. | February 2012 - November 2012
Mr. Baloul led the development of the reservation system architecture, including booking engine and database. He hired and trained staff, including software developers, system engineers, database administrators, and executives. He improved the organizations technology performance across the board and was originally brought in as an emergency consultant. He successfully rescued the enterprise from a database disaster affecting the company’s most important, mission critical application – the cruise manage- ment and reservation system. He was immediately thereafter, offered a director position to lead the corporate initiative in analyzing and eventually acquiring the reservation system software. He was successful in completely reverse engineering the reservation system software and redesigning the architecture to reach maximum booking performance leading the company to its most successful opening season – more than $18M in bookings in one day. Mr. Baloul developed a clear reservation system development road map. He composed system and database administration guides and hired and trained new technical staff. He completely overhauled the IT infrastructure, implemented SDLC procedures and policies, version control, and issue tracking system. Mr. Baloul spearheaded the production migration of Oceania and Regent to Citrix, 64 bit virtual Microsoft SQL environment, which significantly improved the performance of the reservation system architecture, from Web to database by more than 57K%, and was catego- rized as PCH IT’s biggest success stories. He contributed Web site improve- ments, landing page recommendations, e-mail campaign tactics, and many other eCommerce marketing strategy changes that lead to significant increases in conversion ratios and ROI resulting in billions of dollars in profit. He supported reservation system application improvements and analyzed and identified key application and SQL trends. He recommended improve- ments based on newly designed custom activity metrics and reports and implemented compliance, naming conventions, security entity types, and application to database access relationships. He also implement significant efficiencies in code and deployment and monitoring on critical production databases using Red Gate, vFogLight, and WUG. He automated system processes, including database refresh processes for all environments.
Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. | February 2012 - November 2012
SENIOR SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
Spirit Airlines | June 2005 - November 2009
Mr. Baloul provided system administration, software and database engineering, high performance computing for reservation systems, booking engine, database and Web site scaling, and remotely deploying enterprise-level software to Airlines around the world. He supported travel industry specific agencies, including airline, cruise, and hotel and systems, including reservation systems, booking engines, cruise management systems, inventory management systems, advanced availability logic, ResultS, RoomMaster, New Vision Systems (NVS) cruise management, MarineXchange MXP, SpecTec AMOS, Amadeus and Sabre API, and ATB/BTP/BPP Pectab printing specifics for IER printers and Epson thermal printers SITA CUTE, Arinc MUSE, Type A, and B, and MATIP.
StabilityFocus.com | December 2007 - Present
|| Software Languages & Software Development Platforms ||
|| eCommerce & Internet Marketing ||
• Drupal including Drupal REST Services • Commerce • UberCart • Theming• Module Development • WHMCS • WHM • cPanel • Plesk • PayPal API • Google Wallet API • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Internet Marketing Campaign Management • Banners • Pop-ups • AdSence • AdWords • Landing Pages • Lead Generation • Affiliate Networks
|| Database Engines | RDBMS ||
• Oracle • IBM Informix Dynamic Server • MySQL • PostgreSQL • Microsoft SQL Server • Analysis Services / CUBE • DTS • SSIS • SSRS • Log Shipping • Mirroring • Replication • Data Warehouse • Query Plan & Logic Enhancements • Index Performance Tuning • Advanced SQL Views & Algorithm Development • Stored Procedures • Maintenance Plans • Job Automation • Log Shipping, Mirroring • Transactional Replication • High Availability Data Replication (HDR) • Normalization Concepts • Automatic Snapshot
|| Integrated Development Environment (IDE) ||
• Microsoft Visual Studio • Eclipse • MonoDevelop • X-Code • DreamWeaver • Axure • Microsoft Visual Basic • Access • Visual FoxPro
TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
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ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ARCHITECT - IT SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ARCHITECT - IT SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT
DIRECTOR OF RESERVATION
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