Jake graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in Management Information System. Upon graduation Jake began working at GE Aviation within their Digital Technology Leadership program. The two-year 6-month rotational program afforded Jake broad exposure to software engineering, data architecture and cybersecurity. Post-program Jake joined GE Aviation's software engineering organization where he worked on as a backend engineer. Later he moved to the infrastructure architecture team where he helped manage GE Aviation's cloud environments as well as led the next generation serverless and containerization strategy with an emphasis on developer autonomy. Jake then made the hop to the startup world, joining an IoT security firm where he was the lead DevOps engineer managing their AWS footprint.
Jake is passionate about continuously learning and is an AWS certified Solutions Architect, Developer and SysOps Administrator.