Jared Nelsen


I am a commited and passionate Senior Software Engineer and Computer Scientist. I love Computer Science as both a vehicle for learning and creativity and believe it to be a powerful lense through which to view life and the world. I have over 8 years of experience as a Software Engineer in a broad range of industries and have delivered valuable solutions across multiple technolgy stacks and paradigms. I ruthlessly pursue technical excellence and learning through personal discipline, consistent research into new ideas, and the love of discovery.

My Mission

My Professional purpose and mission is to learn and apply powerful, relevant, and high value technologies, skills, and methods of thinking that directly map to real problems both present and future in domains that can benefit from technology.



  • Clojure
  • Java
  • Go
  • Rust
  • Python
  • C++
  • Dart
  • SQL
  • Microservices
  • Kafka
  • Containers
  • RESTful APIs
  • SaaS
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Standup
  • Jira
  • Postgres
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Firebase
  • Cloud Firestore
Cloud Platforms
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud
  • Docker
  • Splunk
Source Control
  • Git
  • Github
  • Gitlab
  • Bitbucket
Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • Windows


Senior Software Engineeer


At Gateless I use Clojure, Clara Rules, Java, AWS, Docker, SQL, and ML technologies to work on large scale event driven distributed systems. We focus on the integration of data and APIs at scale to enable and accelerate seamless Underwriting and Financial technology.

September 2021 - Present

Software Engineer

Rocket Mortgage

At Rocket Mortgage I worked on a team developing machine learning solutions and infrastructure for the financial field. I worked with functional programming in F#, Kafka, Docker, SQL, and various cloud technologies.

June 2020 - September 2021

Software Engineer

Plexus Engineering Solutions

At Plexus I worked with with teammates and customers to bring highly complex products to life. I’ve evolved my skillset to take on challenges with a number of technologies including embedded processors, electronic control algorithms, low level graphics, and statistical analysis. I used these skills to be successful in my work with diagnostics devices, surgical equipment, manufacturing tools, and medical lab equipment.

October 2017 - May 2020

Software Engineer


At CollaborateMD I worked as a Software Engineer developing industry leading medical practice management software. While working on a variety of projects, I built user interfaces, implemented complex back end logic, and designed database architectures to push the business forward. I led my own projects, transitioning user needs all the way through the software development lifecycle.

June 2015 - July 2017


Samford University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science

2010 - 2014


Some of my writings

The Utilitarians

Utilitarianism - “The morally right action or choice is the one that produces the most good.” I’ve been doing some thinking about the notion of utility lately. Upon some recent reflection of my experience and biases related to cetain technologies, I’ve realized that the lense through which I look is much different than in years past. Some of my most recent efforts at work have been in Java and it is really amazing how many memories the experience has been bringing to the surface.
January 1, 2021

Serve A Flutter Web App From A Docker Container

What is Flutter? Flutter is a UI toolkit for building natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop platforms with a single codebase. It represents the most recent effort towards what Java promised: a “Write Once, Run Anywhere” experience. Writing a single codebase that runs on many platforms offers a number of advantages. Traditionally, if an organization wanted to support their application on web, mobile, and desktop it would have to support 3 separate codebases all in different languages and using different technologies.
December 1, 2020
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