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I'm Jereme Downs

API Integration Specialist

I am Jereme Downs

Jereme Downs

With 25 years of career experience as an IT specialist, including 22 years dedicated to system integrations, I have worked as a consultant, contractor and employee for a number of high-profile corporations in architecting, developing, testing, deploying and supporting enterprise-level integration solutions.

During my career, I have worked with Sally Beauty, architecting and building their first cloud integrations in Microsoft Azure, furnishing a full API catalog allowing over 12 in-house systems access to Sally Beauty's customer data; with Pier 1 where I led the integration initiative for multiple releases of pier1.com; with GameStop where I connected gamestop.com with their new OMS; with Xterprise designing the industry's first ever global RFID retail asset tracking solution for American Apparel stores; and developed various event driven proof of concepts for clients such as Brinks, Scentsy, and JB Hunt.

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington, with additional studies as Texas Tech University.

I reside outside Dallas, Texas, with my amazing wife and three active children.

My Services

Hire Me For

  • Technical/Development Lead
  • API/Solution Architecture
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Proof of Concepts
  • Process Analysis
  • Code Reviews

Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Financial
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Hotel / Restaurant
  • Asset Management

Availability

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Hourly
  • C2C / 1099 / W2

Certified In

My Resume

Education

  • University of Texas at Arlington

    1997 - 1998

    Bachelors of Science in Information Systems

  • Texas Tech University

    1993 - 1996

    Course work towards Bachelors of Science in Information Systems

Experience

  • Sally Beauty Supply

    2016 - 2021

    Integration Lead

    While at Sally, I architected and built their first suite of cloud-based integrations in Azure, which produced a full API library as microservices, providing over 12 in-house systems access to Sally's customer data. I also lead the development effort for their new customer loyalty program. [read more]

  • Texas Capital Bank

    2015 - 2016

    Integration Consultant

    This was my second visit to TCB, now as an independent consultant. I evaluated 13 of their integrations to determine if they were using the proper technology or if a different platform would be better suited. The results were documented and presented to management. I also on-boarded new clients for their HOA division by adding support for new financial software, generating new business. [read more]

  • Neudesic

    2012 - 2015

    Senior Consultant III

    While at Neudesic, I implemented numerous solutions for a variety of clients. Some of my favorites include:

    • Creating an ecommerce POC for Scentsy Fragrance that integrated 200,000+ consultant websites with SAP. [read more]
    • Releasing a more performant & reliable SalesForce integration solution for Integra Telecom. [read more]
    • Building and presenting 6 unique business scenarios during a two week POC for Brinks Security. [read more]
    • Enhancing a major customer facing product for Texas Capital Bank, generating additional revenue. [read more]
    • Designing a functional POC for JB Hunt to track customer’s order life cycle utilizing BAM and Business Rules Engine (BRE). [read more]

  • Pier 1 Imports

    2011 - 2012

    Integration Lead

    I was asked to come back to Pier 1 and lead the integration development for the redesign of pier1.com. I built a complete customer order life cycle - from order capture, to processing, to shipment - by communicating with seven different internal and external systems. [read more]

  • GameStop

    2010 - 2011

    Integration Specialist

    GameStop was implementing a new order management system, and hired me to assist with integrating gamestop.com with this new OMS. [read more]

  • Xterprise

    2008 - 2010

    Senior Integration Developer

    I designed the first ever global RFID retail asset tracking solution - created for American Apparel - that tracked over 99% of their inventory in real time from the warehouse to all 250+ retail stores in 20 countries, and every stop in between - boosting sales 7% in the first year, increasing sales floor space by 10% and improving inventory accuracy to over 98%.

    In addition, internal store orders originating from American Apparel's warehouse are now dynamically routed to all retail stores, allowing for additional stores to be added or removed in real time without any code or architecture changes. [read more]

  • Pier 1 Imports

    2002 - 2008

    Integration Lead

    During my tenure at Pier 1, my primary goal was to design, develop, and support all integration aspects for pier1.com. This includes customer order processing (EDI), payment gateways, inventory management, order shipment, and customer notification.

    I also led the development team through multiple releases, completing my development objectives while simultaneously delegating tasks to team mates, monitoring outstanding defects, communicating with vendors, coordinating testing with the QA team, and supplying project updates to my supervisor. [read more]

Skills

  • I have experience in these roles:

    Development
    100
    Tech Lead
    90
    Architecture
    85
    Vendor Relations
    85
    Business/IT Liaison
    80
    Management
    40
  • I have these API skills:

    API Development
    100
    RESTful Design
    100
    Microservices
    100
    API Management
    85
    API Architecture
    75
    RAML/YAML/OpenAPI/Swagger
    75

Certifications

  • CertificationMuleSoft - Certified Developer

    CertificationMicrosoft - Azure Fundamentals

    CertificationMicrosoft - BizTalk Server 2010 Specialist

    CertificationMicrosoft - BizTalk Server 2006 Specialist

    CertificationMicrosoft - Certified Solution Developer

    CertificationMicrosoft - Certified DBA

    CertificationMicrosoft - Certified Professional

    CertificationBoomi - Professional API Design

    CertificationBoomi - Professional API Management

    CertificationBoomi - Professional Developer

    CertificationBoomi - Professional Flow

    CertificationBoomi - Associate Developer

    CertificationBoomi - Associate Flow

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My Clients

Praise

Erik Leaseburg, Director of Solutions at Neudesic

"Jereme is the sharpest and most productive ESB/SOA developer I know. He has demonstrated world-class development, troubleshooting, communication and team work skills. I look forward to working with Jereme in the future."

Erik Leaseburg
Director of Tax Technology & Development, PwC
Matthew Brada, Director at Capgemini

"Jereme and I took over an integration project that was behind schedule. He became my go-to resource for effort sizing, troubleshooting, development and management. His work was always impeccable and on-time. I could not be happier to recommend Jereme Downs."

Matthew Brada
Director, Capgemini
Tony DiDaniele, Director of Software Engineering at eBay/PayPal

"Jereme demonstrates professionalism, technical expertise, great teamwork, dedication and a great attitude. The quality of Jereme’s work was always very good. I would work with and hire Jereme again any time!"

Tony DiDaniele
Director of Software Engineering, eBay/PayPal
Patrick Anderson, Solutions Sales Executive at Microsoft

"Jereme will do whatever it takes to get a job done. I have enjoyed working with him throughout the years. I would highly recommend Jereme as he is a hard worker with great skills."

Patrick Anderson
Solutions Sales Executive, Microsoft

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Where I am Located

I am in the Dallas / Fort Worth, TX area and available for remote work worldwide.