My name is Jarrod Jackson and I am a software engineer living in Portland, Oregon.  I have been playing with computers ever since I bought my first, a 486 DX 33 with 4 MB of RAM, with the money I made working as a ranch hand in the summer of 1993.  In 2003 I started working for an e-commerce company in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and during the years that followed I have enjoyed working with researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), NASA, and Oregon State University in fields ranging from adaptive optical electronics, end user software engineering, and VLSI circuit design.

I have had the privilege of being mentored (chronologically) by Dr. Ron Thom (PNNL), Dr. Natalie Grant (NASA), Patrick Chiang (OSU), Dr. Margaret Burnett (OSU), and Dr. Chris Scaffidi (OSU).  My professional publications include a paper on the autonomous analysis of web automation programs in public repositories, a paper on characterizing the performance of sub-threshold digital circuits, and a presentation on using a microcontroller to drive an optoelectronic sensor array.

I earned an Associate's Degree in Pre-Engineering from Clatsop Community College, transferring to OSU as a pre-engineering student interested in both Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science.  My coursework at OSU, coupled with my internships and employment as an undergraduate researcher, gave me experience creating technological solutions that required engineering transistor-level circuits to designing machine learning innovations.

My professional experience consists of architecting enterprise-scale codebases, developing application programming interfaces, and leveraging machine learning/data mining technologies for e-commerce businesses and big data startups.

I am a board/video game aficionado, avid reader, music lover, and certified advanced open water diver.  I am fluent in English, Spanish, Python, C, and a few assembly languages (AVR, PIC, MIPS).


2007 - 2010 Oregon State University
College of Engineering

Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2009 Professional Association of Diving Instructors

Advanced Open Water Diver

PADI Americas, Rancho Santa Margarita, California
2005 - 2007 Clatsop Community College

Associate's of General Studies in Pre-Engineering

Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
2005 Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Certified Professional - Windows XP

Thomson Prometric, Portland, Oregon
1996 - 2000 Seaside High School


Seaside High School, Seaside, Oregon


2015Say MediaPortland, Oregon
 DevOps Engineer 
2014CrowdCompass by CventPortland, Oregon
 DevOps Engineer 
2012 Trapit Portland, Oregon
Software Engineer
2011 Labrix Clinical Services Clackamas, Oregon
IT Specialist
2009 - 2010 School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Student Researcher

Dr. Margaret Burnett, Dr. Chris Scaffidi

2008 - 2010 Oregon State Student Chapter of IEEE Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Store Manager, 2009-2010

Chapter President, 2008-2009

2008 - 2009 Oregon State Global Medical Brigades Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Fundraising Chairperson, Spanish Translator

Community Medical Clinics in Rural Honduras

2008 NASA Langley Research Center Research & Technology Directorate, Hampton, Virginia
LARSS Participant - Adaptive Optoelectronics

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars Program

2007 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marine Science Laboratory, Sequim, Washington
Research Assistant - Fiber Optic Lighting
2006 - 2007 The Bandit - Student Newspaper Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
Executive Editor
2006 - 2007 Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
Pi Phi Chapter President
2005 - 2007 Clatsop Community College ROV Team Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
Contributing Engineer

2006 & 2007 MATE International ROV Competitions


2007 - 2010 Ford Family Foundation Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg, Oregon
Ford Scholar, Class of 2007
2008 & 2010 COMAP International Contest in Mathematical Modeling COMAP, Bedord, Massachusetts
Meritorious Winner - Top 10% of 2000+ teams
2007 Clatsop Community College Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
President's Cup Award

Outstanding academic scholarship and inspirational student leadership

2007 William & Ruth Roy Scholarship Oregon Community Foundation, Portland, Oregon
Scholarship Recipient
2006 George C Phillips Memorial Scholarship Clatsop Community College Foundation, Astoria, Oregon
Scholarship Recipient


2010 Digging for diamonds:
Identifying valuable end-user code in repositories

Oregon State University, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Information Science and Applications (ICISA), 2010 International Conference on
Jarrod Jackson, Kathryn Stolee, Dr. Christopher Scaffidi

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2008 Microprocessor Control of Adaptive Optical Systems

NASA Oregon Space Grant Consortium
2008 Student Symposium
Jarrod Jackson, Dr. Natalie Grant

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2011 Design automation methodology for improving the variability of
synthesized digital circuits operating in the sub/near-threshold regime

Oregon State University
Green Computing Conferences and Workshops, International 2011
Joe Crop, Robert Pawlowski, Moezzi-Madani, Jarrod Jackson, Dr. Patrick Chiang

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Unpublished Work

2009 Userscript Classification

Oregon State University
Student Research Project
Jarrod Jackson, Ben Goska, Dr. Chris Scaffidi, Dr. Xiaoli Fern

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2009 Design of a 1 GHz Low Swing 9T-SRAM Register File with Decision Feedback Equalization

Oregon State University
Student Research Project
Rishi Gupta, Ming-Hung Kuo, Jon Guerber,
Jarrod Jackson

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2007 Estuarine Applications of Hybrid Solar Lighting

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
MATE Summer Research Project
Nikki Sather, Jarrod Jackson, Dr. Ron Thom

Marine Science Lab, Sequim, Washington