Quasar Jarosz
Software Engineer
Little Rock

I am a technology enthusiast with experience in many areas of software and web development. I have a deep understanding and interest in technology, open standards, OOP and other programming paradigms. I'm a fast learner and enjoy exploring new languages, tools, and frameworks. I have worked in a number of different industries including telecommunications, courts and healthcare.
2015-11-30 - Ongoing
Senior Programmer / Data Curation Manager
The Department of Biomedical Informatics is a department within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, which develops computational tools to manage medical and public health information for patient care and research programs. I worked on a number of grant and informatics projects, including The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA).
  • Managed a team of 4 developers.
  • Developed and maintained Posda, the Perl Open-Source DICOM Archive. Posda is a tool for storing, searching, and modifying DICOM images, and aiding in the curation and de-identification of collections submitted to TCIA.
  • Created Quince, a pure-JavaScript DICOM viewer, and integrated it into Posda.
  • Created Kaleidoscope, a system to generate Maximum Intensity Projections to speed up visual inspection (a part of de-identification) by more than 5x.
  • Administered a number of Linux servers that support TCIA and Posda.
  • Spearheaded a project to package Posda as a Docker image, in preparation for a public release.
  • Used Posda and CTP (Clinical Trials Processor) to de-identify image collections submitted to TCIA according to HIPAA standards.
  • Mentored junior developers and staff in various areas, including Python, SQL, and systems administration.
Arkansas AOC
2011-07-01 - 2015-11-27
Software Engineer
Organized under the Arkansas Supreme Court, the AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts) maintains a state-wide Case Management System (CMS). I lead conversions from various CMS systems to ours, and I developed and maintained reports and other systems.
  • Lead programmer on the conversion of the largest district court in Arkansas.
  • Developed and maintained Oracle Reports and Jasper Reports.
  • Administered a number of Linux servers and services.
  • Developed scripts and applications to automate various maintenance activities.
  • Mentored new developers in Python and Oracle SQL.
Alltel Communications / Verizon Wireless
2006-04-01 - 2011-01-01
Applications Programmer
Worked in the Cash Assurance department on automation projects.
  • Automated manual processing using AutoIt and Python.
  • Designed and built a web-based data tracking system in PHP and MySQL, which scaled to handle hundreds of users and thousands of entries per day.
  • Provided technical support and consulting to all groups in the Cash Assurance and Finance departments.
Alltel Communications
2004-06-01 - 2006-04-01
Financial Analyst
Responsible for ensuring accurate deposits from retail stores.
  • Designed, built and maintained custom applications for the Cash Control Department using MS Access, C#, MySQL, MS SQL and Oracle.
  • Automated manual processes using SQA Robot and other tools.
  • Administered all automated processes and Access Applications on a daily basis.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Computer Science - Bachelor
2001-01-01 - 2008-01-01
Application Development
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Qt4/Qt5
  • MariaDB (MySQL)
  • Oracle Forms/Reports/Database
  • Java
  • Posda
Full-stack Web Development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Django
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • MariaDB
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
System Administration
  • Linux
  • Bash
  • Python
  • Perl
  • Oracle
Hobby programming
  • Web applications
  • Data scraping
  • Custom keyboard firmware
  • Stargazing
  • Digital Image capture and enhancement