Jayson Virissimo

Software Engineer

jayson.virissimo@asu.edu (602) 561-8485


I’m originally from SoCal, but am currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. I like thinking big thoughts. I strive to write readable and performant code. I hope to leave the world better off than I found it.



  1. Ruby
  2. Ruby on Rails
  3. Git / Github
  4. HTML / CSS
  5. C
  6. UNIX (Kali Linux, macOS)
  7. JavaScript
  8. jQuery
  9. React


Tuft & Needle
Engineering Lead 2019-01-01 — Present Acted as point of contact between developers and the customer experience and retail teams. Lead a team of 4 software engineers. Integrated main application with Textline API.

Software Engineer 2015-09-08 — 2018-12-31 Refactored 3 payment processing systems to each use the same common interface. Integrated main application with Affirm API. Lead the effort to move applications from Rails 4 to Rails 5.

JetPack Enterprises
Web Developer 2015-02-01 — 2015-08-21 Utilized the CoffeeScript, JavaScript, and Ruby programming languages in conjunction with the Ruby on Rails web framework. Performed full-stack development of web applications. Repaired, refactored, and added features to legacy software projects.
Bloom & Speak Bilingual Tx
Co-founder 2012-01-01 — 2015-01-31 Conducted market research, created business plan, developed short and long term strategies. Obtained funding, negotiated contracts with state agencies and insurance companies. Taught myself computer programming for business automation tasks.
Mesa Police Department
Public Safety 911 Operator 2011-02-01 — 2013-03-31 Answered emergency phone calls, made timely appropriate responses based on department policy and personal judgment. Relayed information to first-responders, coordinated dispatch, gave instructions to callers in life-threatening situations.

Formal Education

Arizona State Univesity
Political Science, Bachelor of Science 2005-08-20 — 2009-05-11
Dartmouth College
C Programming with Linux, Professional Certificate 2018-10-02 — Present
University of Maryland
Agile Project Management, Professional Certificate 2018-09-22 — Present