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Jordan Hughes


Previous positions

  • Software Engineer at Vuforia, a PTC Technology
  • Software Engineer and Consultant at Novacoast


University of California, Santa Barbara, Master’s Degree, Computer Science




I am a Software Development Engineer with many years of experience across a range of different stacks and technologies. I wrote my first lines of code at age 17, and I have been coding professionally since 2009. I consider myself language agnostic and have worked in 13 of the 15 most popular languages in 2018 listed here: Academically, my interests are broad — visual computing, computer vision, augmented reality, machine learning.


  • Software Development Engineer


    April 2018 – Present(1 year 6 months)

  • Software Engineer

    Vuforia, a PTC Technology

    January 2017 – April 2018(1 year 3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    · Full stack developer on Vuforia’s Project Chalk ( working across several languages and platforms including C++, Javascript and React Native, iOS and Objective-C, and Javaand Android.

  • Software Engineer and Consultant


    December 2014 – January 2017(2 years 1 month)Santa Barbara, California Area

    · Wrote the backend Ruby on Rails integration between Procore Technologies and cloud storage services Box and Dropbox. · Wrote the FLIR Vue Pro iOS ( app currently available in the App Store using Swift and a custom protocol built on BLE. · Handled the purge of over 1.3 million inactive LDAP and Oracle user accounts in a production environment at Ameren Inc. using Ruby. · Created a scoring module addition for clinicians at using PHP, Javascript(jQuery), HTML, CSS and a MySQL database backend.

  • Software Engineer


    May 2010 – July 2014(4 years 2 months)Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Area

    · Managed and oversaw Computer-Rx’s WinRx Central Management software and associated applications. Created releases and sprints, assigned cases to junior developers, and maintained progress within the software using a Scrum methodology. · Implemented and oversaw major feature enhancements in C++ including networked data services, electronic prescription transfer capabilities, and centralized user functionality for chain-wide access. · Programmed as needed in C++ in WinRx Pharmacy software used in over 2,000 pharmacies.

  • Database Coordinator

    University of Tulsa

    June 2009 – May 2010(11 months)Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

    · Handled all data requests and queries needed for daily operation in the Office of Institutional Advancement. · Managed all database operations for the University of Tulsa’s alumni website (

  • Global Information Technology Intern


    May 2008 – August 2008(3 months)

    · Developed inventory process for Unix applications in Upstream Application Support. · Engineered and implemented a process for managing SQL Server Licenses across the business.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    Master’s Degree, Computer Science

    2014 – 2016

    Successfully defended my M.S. in Computer Science in winter 2016 with an iOS based project entitled “Pose Estimation from a Known Structure from Motion Model”. At UCSB, I focused primarily on augmented reality, computer vision, and distributed systems. I also had some exposure to the Technology Management Program (TMP) through coursework and received second place in the 2015 UCSB New Venture competition with my team, Sesamo.

    Activities and Societies

    5 time teaching assistant, including CS 189B- the undergraduate senior capstone course.

  • Harvard Law School

    2012 – 2012

    Likely set a record for being the fastest HLS dropout.

  • University of Tulsa

    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science, Philosophy

    2005 – 2009

    Graduated Magna Cum Laude with two bachelor’s degrees from TU – a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in computer science. I was also fully committed to an athletic scholarship in track and field and cross country for the duration of my education there, specializing in the 1500m and 800m runs with personal bests of 3:52 and 1:52.

    Activities and Societies

    Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Tau, 9 Time Tulsa Track and Field and Cross Country Letterman, All Western Athletic Conference, Conference USA All Academic and Academic Medalist

  • United States Air Force Academy

    None, None

    2004 – 2005

    Completed Basic Cadet Training aka “Beast” and my first semester of undergrad here. I was also a member of the Air Force Academy’s cross country team ranked 8th nationally.


  • English

Skills & Expertise

  • iPhone Application Development
  • JavaScript
  • OS X
  • React.js
  • Python
  • Objective-C
  • jQuery
  • Linux
  • PHP
  • Relational Databases
  • Mac Apps
  • C++
  • HTML
  • Java
  • Pascal
  • SQL
  • Swift
  • Windows