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Jason Draper

Work Experience

Development Director

[thoughtbot, inc] (, Boston, MA & Raleigh, NC (May 2012 - Current)

  • Help clients build products of varying size. From small startups to Fortune 50 companies
  • Lead client teams to help build their development process
  • Train and mentor client developers on development practices
  • Assisted in making business decisions to help create the best product possible
  • Wrote an maintained web software built with Ruby on Rails, Elixir/Phoenix, and Ember JS
  • Taught training courses for Ruby on Rails
  • Contributed regularly to open source projects
  • Mentored developers through

Developer Apprentice

[thoughtbot, inc] (, Boston, MA (Feb-May 2012)

Information Technology Specialist, Recreational Sports

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2009-2012)

  • Develop and maintain open source Ruby on Rails applications
  • Develop and maintain PHP applications and integrated with Rails applications
  • Create iOS applications to interface with Ruby on Rails applications
  • Maintain 16 servers including Mac OS X, Linux and Windows
  • Manage student employees working as technicians and web programmers
  • Mentor student employees and assist in furthering their development and learning
  • Provide support to all users including training & assistance

Software Engineer

2008, Atrix Medical Systems, Roanoke, VA

  • Develop and implement solutions for communications between Medical Systems in VisualBasic.NET
  • Develop and implement a solution for QA Testing using VisualBasic.NET
  • Work with customers to resolve issues with software in VisualBasic.NET language


Radford University, Radford VA

Bachelor of Information Science and Technology

Concentration in Web Development (May 2008)

Skills & Preferred Platforms

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Elixir/Phoenix
  • EmberJS
  • TDD