Hi! My name is Matthew Jacobson.
I am an experienced software developer and data scientist with a history of working in both a professional and research setting. I currently lead a team of data engineers in MindGeek's Data Services department, working on various high-performance, low-latency APIs as well as web-scale machine-learning pipelines in the field of audio and visual fingerprinting and digital forensics. I also contract with the University of British Columbia to develop web-applications based on research in the field of bioinformatics.
Leading up to this, I worked full-time as a senior software developer in the Pavlidis Bioinformatics Lab to architect and implement research-oriented applications dealing in large-scale computations and/or data. Furthermore, I would both engage in neuroinformatics research and mentor staff in the benefits of applying sound development practices. Prior to the Pavlidis Lab I worked as an analyst and software developer in the financial sector at Pivotal Payments. My role there was to develop programmatic solutions to automate operations tasks while acting as a liaison between financial reporting and the development teams.
The strengths I bring to my work are not particular to any specific discipline but to the field of scientific programming itself. I am remarked for my ability to apply my skill-sets while learning a novel field of study and distinguished for my ability to become a knowledgeable contributor in ways outside the scope of expectation.