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Hello, my name is James Danielson. I can help bring your software ideas to life.

I have been developing software for over a decade. You can contact me if you are in need of a developer.


The technologies I have worked with the most. Roughly sorted by most to least familiarity.

Experience with Linux and Windows systems. My primary work station is Arch Linux. I manage a few servers for both public and personal use with Ubuntu Server.

Work History

Pine River Mines LLC Technology Partner & Founder Michigan, USA (Remote) November 2017 – Present
  • Founded and actively maintaining (remotely) a family owned cryptocurrency mining company.
  • Designed and built a small data center for operating a lot of cryptocurrency miners (high power computer equipment)
  • Built a custom app for managing the temperature, humidity, and all the equipment remotely.
  • Occasionally repaired and cleaned equipment to ensure things ran smoothly
Shanghai Honor School (上海融育学校) Computer Programming & Music History Teacher Shanghai, China February 2019 – August 2019
  • Designed and taught a semester long introduction to computer programming course using python.
  • Also designed and taught a semester long Music History course. Covered primarily Western music from the Middle Ages through the Modern era.
Microsoft Software Development Engineer Redmond, WA, USA February 2016 – October 2017
  • Worked in the operating systems group (OSG) security active defense team doing a combination of research on vulnerabilities and developing systems or tools (Mostly C++, some C#) to mitigate them.
  • Worked on a new tool for managing security settings on Windows 10 from powershell.
Microsoft Software Development Engineer Intern Redmond, WA, USA May 2014 – August 2014
  • Worked on the operating systems group (OSG) security assurance team.
  • Developed a static variable tracking tool in C++ for security code reviews on the Windows code base.
University of Michigan Research Assistant Ann Arbor, MI, USA September 2013 – April 2014
  • Did small tasks and research with the network and security research group (NSRG) on python based software binary analysis in an attempt to protect computers from malware.
  • Work ranged from debugging malware to working on analysis and disassembly scripts.
Microsoft Software Development Engineer Intern Redmond, WA, USA May 2013 – August 2013
  • Worked on application frameworks for Windows Phone. My work consisted of implementing features in C++ to expose functionality in Visual Studio for other developers to use.
  • Developed Windows Phone App on the side for the new features being added.
University of Michigan Tutor/IA for EECS 101 Ann Arbor, MI, USA September 2012 – December 2012
  • Helped to write and teach the labs for EECS 101, a new class at the University of Michigan.
  • Held office hours for the students to help with homework and to try to interest the students in Computer Science.
J.P. Morgan Application Developer Intern New York City, NY, USA June 2012 – August 2012
  • Worked in Treasury & Securities Services on a web based application (Spring Framework) for entitlement management.
  • Redesigned parts of the frontend in JSF to be cross-browser compatible.


University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI – Graduation: December 2015

    Bachelor’s of Engineering, Computer Science Major, Music Minor. - G.P.A. – 3.502

JiaoTong University (上海交通大学), Study Abroad, Shanghai, China – May 2015 – August 2015


Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout – December 2010


Travel: I have traveled fairly extensively and do more every year.

Countries I have visited:

One of my deepest passions is slow traveling. It is one of my goals to live in a variety of countries for extended periods of time. I have spent the past year living in Shanghai, China.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain