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Jason Gruenwald
Full-Stack Senior Software Developer


Versatile professional with eighteen years of in-depth experience in full stack web development that includes building backend and frontend software, team lead, scrum master, subject matter college instructor, and project manager. Productive self-starter possessing strong written and verbal interpersonal skills, problem solving and analytical thinking skills, with the ability to work with and communicate to a diverse user base. Builds exceptional relationships with clients, peers, and senior leadership to provide competitive and sustainable growth-oriented business solutions. Follows evolving trends and emerging technologies. Ready to raise the bar. Excited for the future.

Core Competencies

Languages: C#, VB, JAVA, SQL, LINQ, JavaScript, JSON, XML, HTML, CSS, SCSS
Frameworks: MVC, Entity, .NET, jQuery, Bootstrap, SASS
Databases: MS SQL Server, MySQL

  • Project Management: Asana, Instagantt, Trello
  • Microsoft: Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, IIS, Azure DevOps, Hyper-V, Office
  • MySQL: Workbench
  • Adobe: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Animate, Premiere, Sound Booth, Acrobat
  • Sony: Soundforge, Acid Pro

Professional Experience and Achievements

Senior Software Developer
Smith Brothers Farms & Alpenrose Dairy
- Kent, WA - 2020 to Present

Lead developer and agile scrum master. Daily job includes stakeholder coordination that directs customizing software features and administration tools for multiple store platforms with over 70K customers.

  • Completed customized online shopping cart and membership platform launch for web and phone app API support.
  • C#, .NET Core 5, SQL Server, Visual Studio, SCSS using Yarn, JavaScript using Parcel
  • CI/CD using GIT, Azure DevOps, Windows Server 2016, IIS

Senior Web Application Developer
University of Washington
- Seattle, WA - 2014 to 2020

Designing, developing, and deploying online software for public facing accounts and administrative needs with large scale impact that increases efficiency and the school’s competitive edge. Working with students and educators to reimagine and improve school business processes.

  • Design, developed, and launched comprehensive online application and review system.
    • Features: Annual application cycles, Identity account creation, 2FA, SSO, admin tools, expiring email tokens, rich text editing, file uploads, file I/O, data reports, data exports, email alerts, custom APIs, web services, content management, collaborative scoring, group review tools, AJAX drag and drop admissions ranking.
    • Back end: MVC, C#/ASP.NET, Entity Framework, Twillio, Shibboleth, and MS SQL Server.
    • Front end: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Programmed specific features/plugins for WordPress and Drupal sites
  • Chaired hiring committees

Web Consulting
Jason Gruenwald Design and Media
- Seattle, WA - 2004 to 2014

Passionately bringing customers and businesses solutions, ability, and capacity through web technology and services.

  • Program/Develop custom content management/shopping cart solutions for the web that included many custom server controls using ASP.NET, MVC, C#, VB, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, and MS SQL Server, or WordPress and NOP Commerce.
  • Consulting/Freelance Contracting: Web site design, redesign, development, customer support, cost analysis, wire framing, marketing, profit and loss, return on investment, 1-, 2-, and 5-year business plans.

Web Manager
South Seattle College
- Seattle, WA - Jan. 2006 to Sept. 2013

Evolved and expanded campus wide web presence that delivered web 2.0 capabilities. Tools used to create the following achievements were: ASP.NET, C#, VB, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, and MS SQL Server.

  • Orchestrated large scale web site redesign, hosting, and deployment with entire campus. This included the entire campus: all programs, administration, student services, clubs, and facilities.
  • Planned, developed, and deployed campus wide calendar that included event scheduling. Events had email communications, ticketing, max capacity, event attendance, and reporting.
  • Created cloud photo processing for campus events. Sizing, saving, posting, and displaying web galleries from batch uploads that included thousands of files for events such as: Graduation, President’s Day, Convocation, ect.
  • Produced desktop and web software interfaces to display process legacy HP3000 DB text files for the class schedule. Visual Studio, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, C#, VB, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, and MS SQL Server.
  • Hosted and managed college web servers using Hyper-V and IIS.
  • Project manager who secured grants for hiring team employees.
  • Manage web help desk, work study employees, and interns.  
  • Elected by my peers to the President's College Council.

Web Technology Instructor
South Seattle College
- Seattle, WA - 2006 to 2008

Developed and delivered bleeding edge curriculum as I taught classes and maintained high percentage of student cohort enrollment from quarter to quarter.

  • Multimedia publishing I & II - Using Flash as the developing platform for learning, each course had increasingly difficult assignments in which class members would present their completed projects to their peers for feedback.
  • Usability and Design - This course focused on user centered design, throughout the development cycle, research on target markets, testing and development as well as UI design based on quantitative results analysis.

Interim Web Manager
South Seattle College
- Seattle, WA  - Aug. 2005 to Dec. 2005

From assistant carrying the torch to interim leading new initiatives. Managed and updated content on current college sites and made recommendations for future endeavors. Held meetings with department leaders about changes and new additions to web material and services. Communicated information needed or requested with the public and staff as I worked side by side with PIO staff to promote branding and college mission.

Web Assistant
South Seattle College - Seattle, WA - Nov. 2004 to Aug. 2005

  • Updated web pages and forms for WA State Web site including tables and graphics using ASP/ database technology.
  • Introduced and implemented ADA Accessibility Priorities 1 - 3.
  • Developed new concepts for SSC public web pages.
  • Took photographs for web and print material.
  • Tutored / monitored web design and programming students in technology lab.
  • Developed and produced print flyers for student participation.

Partner / Web Developer   
UPROC - Milwaukee, WI - 2000 to 2004  

Passionately pursuing successful business practices that lead to the growth and expansion of our community presence and involvement using effective leadership and encouraging team concepts. This was also the birth of my skills and abilities in this field. Created a web presence community with high a growth percentage outcome. Produced: Web sites, CD covers and inserts, magazine/newspaper ads, web commercials, posters, flyers, and packaging using marketing strategies/techniques. Determined budget objectives, presentation approaches, and illustrative material for target audiences. Proven exceptional communication and negotiation skills with customers, neighborhood business counsel, and community.


ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management    Issued June 2023

CompTIA Project+ covers the methodologies, frameworks, and Agile skills necessary to efficiently manage and deliver IT projects while taking topics like change management and compliance into consideration.

CompTIA Project+    Issued March 2022

Professional qualification that demonstrates knowledge of IT service management best practices for establishing a service management system, reducing risk, improving customer relations, and supporting IT environments aligning business strategy and customer needs.


BS - Bachelor of Science in Software Development   
Western Governors University

This program provides education credentials for a software developer at the enterprise level. Currently enrolled in C# track and also earning certifications. Estimated completion is Dec 2023.

AAS - Associate of Applied Science in Web Programming   
South Seattle College

Completed a degree in object oriented web programming including: C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL, JavaScript, XML, Windows Forms, and Flash Action Script.

AAS - Associate of Applied Science in Multimedia Web Design   
South Seattle College

Completed a degree in Web Design including HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, drawing, painting, design, and computer art.

Visual Communications   
Milwaukee Area Technical College   

Relevant Coursework included web interface design, usability testing, versioning during the development cycle, Flash animation, photography (digital and analog), CD quality audio recording and editing, extensive time line story boarding, video publishing to the web, commercial art, and marketing research for trends and target audiences.



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