Peter Jones is a Principal DevOps and Quality Engineer in the Bio/Nano Research Group in Autodesk. His primary focus is improving software quality and providing fast, reliable, secure infrastructure for the Bio/Nano team. The team's software projects empower users to design and build nano structures for Synthetic Biology, DNA Nanotechnology, Computational Chemistry and BioPrinting.
Peter joined Autodesk for the second time in 2003 and has worked on cloud products within the company until he moved to the BioNano Group in 2015. His passion is software craftsmanship expressed at any level in the stack, from front and back end code, to test automation and infrastrucure-as-code. He has 15 years of experience in software development across multiple industries and 10 years of experience in technical leadership. He has been a contributor on commercial software products at Autodesk, Agilent Technologies, Fair Isaac & Company, Symantec and MP Technologies in Tokyo, Japan. He has contributed to projects as varied as designing a patented internet-based credit scoring API, to authoring a Japanese war game for the Japan personal computer market.
His interest in software crystalized at age 15 when he had a summer job at a small non-profit company where he extended the life of a dying minicomputer system sold by a defunct company. From there he went on to Sonoma State University to study computer science.
Finding a significant lag, at the time, between the high tech industry and academia, he instead focused on the social sciences and traveling overseas to study in Japan. He spent a year in Japan studying at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has a degree in Sociology, a minor in Linguistics and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. He has taught English as a second language in both the US and Japan.
Outside of work, Peter can be found running, playing soccer on sore knees, tending to his multiple beehives, eating eggs from one of his chickens, or enjoying pizza cooked in his handmade wood fired oven accompanied by a local craft beer. He lives in Petaluma, California with his wife, Martha, and has two kids, Emerald and Ethan, who are entering college years.
ASP business decision engine
United States U.S. Pat. No. 7,356,503
Issued April 8, 2008
A decision engine is provided that integrates all components of a credit application process, including access to and manipulation of credit bureau data, credit scoring, credit decisioning, and matching the correct products, into a single application service provider (ASP) platform which is accessible through a series of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
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