Jason Propp

Software Engineer

Work History

Work History
Aug 2015 - Present

Systems/Software Engineer I

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Java development on the OneView data center management solution, JavaScript on frontend, PostgreSQL on database backend.
  • Feature development and defect fixing, managed through QUIX and Rally.
  • Working in 3-week sprints on an agile scrum team of about 10 people.
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Software Development Intern

Total Benchmark Solution, LLC
  • Developing in PHP using a framework similar to CakePHP (MVC PHP framework) for web applications providing benchmark comparison analytics for large collections of medical data
  • Testing applications for functionality and efficiency, reviewing and submitting tickets, executing SQL audits to ensure data accuracy


Aug 2010 - May 2015

Bachelors of Science - Computer Science

Colorado State University

CSU Computer Science coursework focuses heavily on Java and C++ for upper-division classes, as well as some Python for algorithm modeling. Database classes were electives taken so I could achieve necessary knowledge in SQL.

Relevant Coursework

Completed: Distributed Systems, Big Data, System Security, Software Development Methods, Networks & the Internet, Algorithms: Theory & Practice, Business Database Systems, Problem Solving with C++, System Architecture and Software, Object-Oriented Programming, Computer Organization, Algorithms & Data Structures, Calculus I & II, Matrices and Linear Equations, Statistics, Introduction to Java Programming.


Networks & The Internet

  • DNS Resolver - C++, sending DNS requests for given hostnames to DNS servers via UDP.  All requests were iterated through manually (from root) from DNS Answer sections, and sent new queries to learned servers.  All packets were manually structured and required understanding of RFC 1035 regarding DNS query formatting.  Similar to 'dig'.
  • Anonymous GET - C++, anonymous retrieval of data at a given URL through a chain of servers.  Request for GET is sent through n-servers until querying the web server itself, then the file is transmitted back through the chain to the original requester without making file copies along the way.
  • Client/Server Chat - C++, initial understanding of TCP connections between a server and client with data passing through the network via network data formats.

Distributed Systems

  • Routing Packets Within a Structured Peer-to-Peer Network Overlay - Java, implement routing schemes from a constructed logical overlay of a distributed set of nodes.  A single registry keeps track of all nodes and provides routing tables for messaging nodes.  Tested for millions of packets sent from each node with successful receiving on other nodes.

Big Data

  • Creating N-gram Profile for a Corpus - Java, extracting unigrams and bigrams of words in a large dataset of e-books, computing frequency of each and number of volumes the n-grams are contained in.  Output is then sorted in alphabetical order and by year of publishing.  Implemented using Hadoop, MapReduce (Java), and YARN resource management.


2014 Windward Code Wars Colorado State University - Winner

  • Coding required finding a solution for taxis picking up CEOs at different businesses and taking them to their required destinations.
  • Wrote code in Java (had options of Java, C++, or Python APIs)
  • Wrote the shortest path algorithm that lead our team to victory over 5 other teams at Colorado State University.
  • Nationally ranked approximately 12th place when put up against other schools.