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Jean-Vincent Hong

Solutions Architect

July 1, 2017

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Introduction

Jean-Vincent (JV) Hong was born and raised in Paris, France where he passionately studied mathematics and computer science, and notably graduated from ESIEE Paris with a Master of Science in embedded systems and intercultural management.

In 2010-2011, an interest in learning different cultures motivated JV to study abroad and apply for an exchange program at Harvey Mudd College.
After an outstanding school year completing engineering and robotics courses, JV was recommended by multiple professors to join the RoboBees project at Harvard University.
During the research program, JV created innovative solutions leveraging computer vision, leading him to a national recognition for being one of the best engineers of the year in France, along with making the cover of a renowned technology magazine.

In 2012, JV started his professional journey at 2Advanced Studios as a software engineer architecting and implementing web applications.
Driven by excellence and eager to assimilate cutting-edge technologies, JV rapidly climbed the ladder to become the director of development and managed diverse web applications for numerous clients including fortune-100 corporations.

Always seeking new challenges, JV joined Hitachi Consulting in 2016 to become a solutions architect with further exposure to executive audience.
His dynamic management skills combined to his exhaustive technical background introduced JV to greater applications with the leader in the automotive industry.
Adaptation and communication are essential to efficiently complete projects, and JV has been demonstrating his competences with a strategic mindset and an high-achieving attitude.

Core Competencies

CLIENTS

Understanding stakeholders’ needs, and translating them into business requirements.
Defining project scope and recommending best practices.
Suggesting enhancements and ideas for future initiatives.

MANAGEMENT

Generating accurate cost and timeline estimates, based on both available resources and client’s company culture.
Guiding teams to meet short-term and long-term deliverables, including in a agile or waterfall environment.

ARCHITECTURE

Designing core functionalities and documenting key aspects of projects.
Identifying layers of complexity and defining solutions for both front-end and back-end.
Analyzing cutting-edge technologies to determine the optimal architecture.

IMPLEMENTATION

Leading development teams to architect and program solutions, while following standard design patterns.
Adapting to unforeseen challenges and re-evaluating roadmap accordingly.
Supervising testing team to ensure quality of final deliverables.

Human Languages

ENGLISH
FRENCH
VIETNAMESE

Satisfied Clients

Project Process

PROPOSALS &
BRAINSTORMING

ARCHITECTURE
& DESIGN

IMPLEMENTATION
& VALIDATION

DEPLOYMENT
& SUPPORT

Fun Facts

20+ visited
countries

10+ played
sports

1 national award
1 granted patent

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Résumé

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2016 – Present

Solutions Architect – Manager

Hitachi Consulting – Digital Solutions – Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Manage teams of up to sixteen members: business analysts, UI/UX designers, developers, quality controllers.
  • Solve open-ended challenges by translating business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Design comprehensive architecture for and lead implementation of web and mobile applications by leveraging cutting-edge technologies.
  • Estimate detailed budgets and forecast timelines for rigorous proposals, and define meticulous project scopes.
  • Create technical documents for designing system and architecture, optimizing execution and anticipating maintenance activities.
  • Adapt to diverse management approaches based on business strategies and accommodate deliverables accordingly.
  • Collaborate with the leader in the automotive industry, while following corporate standards.
  • Mentor developers in following best practices with forefront technologies and corporate processes.
  • Delivered millions of dollars in web/mobile projects, under budget with greater margins than company objectives.

PROJECT/TEAM MANAGEMENT WEB/MOBILE DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

JAVASCRIPT NODEJS GRUNTJS ANGULARJS BACKBONEJS REACTJS SASS CSS HTML RESTFUL API SERVICES WADL API SERVICES SQLITE JAVA C# XAMARIN IOS ANDROID

Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2015

Director of Development

2Advanced Studios – Digital Creative Agency – Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
  • Made high-level decisions about company direction and influenced long-term strategies.
  • Guided clients through complex projects by communicating functional requirements and translating technical specifications to the development team.
  • Led the upgrade of an online gaming store with substantial file transfers to support millions of users by improving code performance and data management.
  • Implemented Amazon Web Services to scale and optimize a variety of applications.
  • Managed teams of up to eight people worldwide to develop efficient websites in an agile environment with sharp UI/UX and HMVC frameworks.
  • Drove a six-member team to build social networks using the concept of Gamification and Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Youtube API services.

PROJECT/TEAM MANAGEMENT WEB/MOBILE DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

PHP SYMFONY CODEIGNITER CONCRETE5 WORDPRESS MYSQL SQLITE JAVASCRIPT NODEJS GRUNTJS ANGULARJS BACKBONEJS SASS CSS HTML RESTFUL API SERVICES

Apr. 2012 – Dec. 2014

Software Engineer

2Advanced Studios – Digital Creative Agency – Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
  • Worked as part of a seven-member team to design and build a big-data server for developers to manipulate gaming records with easy-to-use plugins in Unity3D.
  • Developed a platform connecting PS3/Xbox information to dashboards, and tracking detailed gaming statistics near real-time.
  • Implemented automated web tools to optimize web and mobile assets using AngularJS.
  • Engineered a prototype (software & hardware) to connect devices to smartphones using BLE and RFID technologies, and Atmel microcontrollers in an iOS/Android environment.
  • Designed 3D-print models using autodesk Maya; Built PCBs using CadSoft EAGLE.

WEB/MOBILE DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

PHP KOHANA MYSQL SQLITE JAVASCRIPT NODEJS GRUNTJS ANGULARJS BACKBONEJS JQUERY SASS CSS HTML API SERVICES C++ OBJECTIVE-C IOS BLUETOOTH RFID

June 2011 – Aug. 2011

Research Assistant – Project RoboBees

Harvard University, SEAS – REU Program – Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Project presented to the Wyss Institute and the National Science Foundation.
  • Developed a system to track several miniature drones, among moving objects and humans, using the Microsoft Kinect and Computer Vision.
  • Attended seminars on soft-robotics, robotic insects and bio-technology.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPUTER VISION ROBOTICS

C++ MICROSOFT KINECT

Nov. 2009 – Aug. 2010

Quality and Contracts Manager

Junior ESIEE – Junior-Entreprise – Paris, France
  • Junior ESIEE ranked in top 8 in France 2010.
  • Led an eleven-person team through computer science and management projects.
  • Maintained relations between and with students and clients.
  • Started to establish a quality management standard: ISO9001 certification.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM MANAGEMENT

MICROSOFT PROJECT MICROSOFT OFFICE

Sept. 2009 – Nov. 2009

Web Development Intern

Opsone – Web Agency – Paris, France
  • Developed websites using Zend Framework and designed user interfaces.
  • E-commerce, online games and display websites.

WEB DEVELOPMENT WEB DESIGN

PHP ZEND FRAMEWORK MYSQL JAVASCRIPT JQUERY CSS HTML

EDUCATION

Sept. 2006 – Nov. 2012

Master of Science

ESIEE Paris – Paris, France
  • Majored in Embedded Systems
  • Graduated with Distinctions

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING COMPUTER SCIENCE

Sept. 2011 – Nov. 2012

Management Certificate

ESIEE Paris – Paris, France
  • Majored in Information Systems
  • Graduated with Distinctions

INFORMATION SYSTEMS TEAM MANAGEMENT INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT

Aug. 2010 – May 2011

Exchange Program

Harvey Mudd College – Claremont, CA, USA
  • Majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING COMPUTER SCIENCE ROBOTICS COMPUTER VISION

Nov. 2009 – Aug. 2010

Business Certificate

Junior-Entreprises – Paris, France

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM MANAGEMENT

Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2010

Bachelor of Science

Université de Marne-La-Vallée – Paris, France
  • Majored in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Graduated with Distinctions

MATHEMATICS COMPUTER SCIENCE ALGORITHMS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Sept. 2003 – June 2006

Baccalauréat Scientifique

Lycée Jean-Moulin – Paris, France
  • Majored in Mathematics and Biology
  • Graduated with Distinctions (Mention Bien)

MATHEMATICS BIOLOGY

Core Competencies

Project Management

Team Management

Software Engineering

Web / Mobile Development

UI / UX Design

Embedded Systems

Robotics / Computer Vision

Programming Skills

JavaScript

PHP

MySQL / SQLite

CSS / SASS

HTML / XAML

C++

Java

C#

Swift / Objective-C

VHDL / Verilog

Technologies / Software

JS Frameworks
(AngularJS / BackboneJS / ReactJS)

PHP Frameworks
(Symfony / SocialEngine / WordPress)

Mobile Frameworks
(Xamarin / Swift / Unity3D)

Task Automation
(GruntJS / GulpJS)

Version Controls
(Mercurial / Git / SVN)

Amazon Web Services
(AWS)

Microprocessors
(Arduino / Raspberry PI)

Wiresless Communications
(BLE / RFID / NFC / ZigBee)

MATLAB / OpenCV

PIC / FPGA

Engineering Projects

Networking Lights

2Advanced Studios – 2013

Connected a hand-crafted grid of 9×50 tricolored LED bulbs directly to social media platforms to display real-time feeds, using a combination of an Arduino Uno and a Raspberry PI.

N2POPS, LLC

Harvey Mudd College – 2011

Worked with a five-member team to design, develop, test and ensure the safety of a commercial device to freeze ice pops in 90 seconds in liquid nitrogen with an FPGA.
Application Patent Granted: US20130333404 A1 (Dec. 2013)

LED Cube

Harvey Mudd College – 2010

Built a 5x5x5 LED cube spectrum analyzer reacting to music frequency waves using a PIC/FPGA.

Innovation Project

ESIEE Paris – 2010

Led a five-member team to design and test a remotely controlled robotic vehicle using a user interface to drive the robot and XBee/ZigBee communication protocols.

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Portfolio

Lexus Drivers – Mobile

Mobile Application & Administration

link2017Sep

Lexus Motorsports

Web Site & Administration

link2017Feb

Lexus Tuned Cars

Web Site & Administration

link2017Jan

Lexus TV

Web Application

2016Jul

Lexus

Web Application & Administration

link2016Jun

Lexus Build-Your-Lexus

Web Application & Administration

link2016Mar

Scion Build-Your-Scion

Web Application & Administration

2015Nov

Scion Dealerized BYS

Web Application

2015Jun

Scion Mobile BYS

Web Application

2015Apr

Sports Rush

Web Application & Administration

link2015Jan

HD Poker

Mobile Game & Online Game

link2014Sep

Hot Wheels Race Off

Mobile Game

link2014Jul

Puzzle & Dragon

Web Application & Administration

link2014Mar

Gung-Ho

Web Application & Administration

link2014Jan

Wargaming

Web Application & Administration

2013Oct

One World Sports

Web Application & Administration

2013Jul

Dragon Ball

Web Application & Administration

link2013Jun

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Web Application & Administration

2013Apr

Dark Souls 2

Web Application & Administration

link2013Feb

World of Tekken Federation

Web Application & Administration

2012Dec

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Web Application & Administration

2012Nov

Meijer Campus Invasion

Web Application & Administration

2012Sep

Naruto

Web Site & Administration

link2012Aug

Nino Kuni

Web Site & Administration

link2012Jul

La Ville Blanche

Web Site & Administration

2010Nov
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Recognition

National Awards

Prix Spécial du Jury 2011

Engineers of the year in France








Engineers of the year in France 2011 – Gallery

Engineers of the year in France 2011 – Video

Granted Patents

US 20130333404 A1

Safe and compact machine for rapidly producing frozen confections

US 20130333404 A1 – Design

US20130333404 A1

Abstract – Dec. 2013

The present invention safely freezes a confection very quickly, preferably in less than two minutes.
The device includes an insulated refrigerant tank; one or more elevators; a mold; a mold holder mounted on the elevator; a refrigerant level monitoring subsystem capable of refilling the refrigerant tank; and, a user interface subsystem.
The mold is preferably tapered with interior freezing surfaces such as tubes of refrigerant, which decrease the confection’s freezing time.

Endorsements

Jonathan S.

Director of Creative – User Experience
Hitachi Consulting

JV’s client-facing demeanor and technical skills don’t come along very often. I had the privilege of working with JV on a high-profile and complicated project for a very demanding client. JV was asked to take on increasingly more than his original role as lead architect. He represented the solution directly to the client and served as the main contact point for all things technical while at the same time staying hands on with the solution. He took all this increased responsibility on without question and pulled it off flawlessly. Both his maturity and understanding of modern development combined with his ability to keep a client well informed are exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend JV to anyone.
Oct. 2017

Badie J.

Project Manager – Delivery
Hyundai USA

I had the pleasure to work with JV on several high-profile consumer facing projects at a major automotive OEM. He is an amazing hands-on technical architect. He is one of the highest performing people I’ve worked with in my career. He was instrumental in ensuring the successful delivery of multiple projects. He effectively architected solutions and delegated technical implementation activities to development team members. He did a great job at managing and coaching junior development team members. I appreciated the creativity he brought to solving technical problems. He embraced new opportunities and was willing to go above and beyond both company and client expectations.
Oct. 2017

Arthur C.

Digital Product Lead
Beyondsoft

JV is one of the top architects who fully grasps the intricate and multi-faceted model data/inventory pipeline systems at Lexus/Toyota. He ramped up more efficiently than other technical architects and we were extremely fortunate to have him lead the development of critical vehicle apps. He fully understands the client’s business goals and designs the most appropriate solutions, whether they are data integration programs or more creative digital marketing initiatives.
Oct. 2017

Naveen S.

Senior Engineer – Data Integration
Fitbit

I helped lead a multimedia presentation workshop, in which Jean-Vincent made a great video about his work on the RoboBee project. He used a variety of visuals to explain his motivation behind the work and his unique contribution.
Mar. 2012

Kathryn H.

Director of Educational Programs
Harvard University

Jean-Vincent was a student in our 10-week summer research program at Harvard. He is a talented engineer, and is able to integrate different technologies on projects in creative ways. He is a delightful, curious, and hardworking person who works well in a team environment.
Dec. 2011

Nils N.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Harvard University

Jean-Vincent is a creative and self-motivated engineer: A pleasure to work and do research with.
Dec. 2011

Zachary D.

Professor of Computer Science
Harvey Mudd College

Jean-Vincent created some of the more memorable moments of Spring 2011’s Computer Vision and Robotics course. Beyond being a conscientious and exceptionally capable student, Jean-Vincent approached the material in this class with as much enthusiasm as anyone: his automatic image-stitcher and -mosaicker was a beautiful example of the combination of deliberate, careful design with tenacity. His final project, which was to program an ARDrone quadrotor helicopter to follow atop an iRobot Create ground platform, was one of the remarkable successes shown during our demo days, operating precisely as Jean-Vincent’s team wanted it to, despite a couple of lingering mysteries as to the software pieces they leveraged to get it done. That Jean-Vincent joined Harvard’s RoboBees project in the following summer speaks to both his talents and his tenacity: Jean-Vincent is certainly someone I would recommend wholeheartedly to any open-ended, creative project containing a substantial computational component!
Nov. 2011

Qimin Y.

Professor of Engineering
Harvey Mudd College

Jean-Vincent is a very energetic creative student in the classroom. He excels in the electronic circuit design area.
Nov. 2011

Derek M.

Course Director M.Sc. MOTIS
ESIEE Paris

I have known Jean-Vincent for only a few months but he has already made a very favourable impression on me. He is an outgoing, dynamic person who throws himself totally into new ventures and gives 110%. A reflection of his solid all-round ability is the fact that he has chosen to spend the final year of his Engineering studies in the Management school where I work, thus widening and developing his skills. He is currently following a course in my own speciality, cross-cultural management, and I can see that he has great potential to be an effective manager in any multi-cultural context in which he might find himself. I’m sure he will go far – in every sense of the word!
Nov. 2011

Krys M.

Head of MS ITMP
ESIEE Paris

Jean-Vincent took my intercultural communication course in 2009 where he produced really outstanding work! Bright, dynamic, forward looking, open-minded, creative… a pleasure to have such a student…
Nov. 2011

Glen D.

Co-Founder, Director of Production
Opsone

Jean-Vincent, a été l’un des premiers stagiaires de notre structure. Son dynamisme, son implication et sa soif de connaissance étaient complétés par un entrain naturel au quotidien, rendant sa collaboration très appréciée. Travailler avec Jean-Vincent sur ces quelques mois a donc été une réussite tant professionnellement qu’humainement.
Nov. 2011

Herve L.

Co-Founder, Director of Projects
Opsone

Jean-Vincent a été avec un de ses camarade de promotion nos premiers stagiaires de l’ école ESIEE. Pendant toute la durée du stage, en plus de son implication exemplaire, il a fait preuve d’une motivation et d’une bonne humeur contagieuses. Son sérieux et sa rigueur lui ont permis de mener à bien des missions que nous n’aurions surement pas confiées à n’importe quel stagiaire.
Nov. 2011

Alain C.

Director of Studies
ESIEE Paris

Je connais Jean-Vincent en tant que Directeur des Etudes d’ESIEE Engineering depuis son arrivée dans notre établissement après son baccalauréat. Jean-Vincent est un étudiant qui a obtenu des résultats tout à fait honorables. Il s’est surtout distingué à travers la réalisation des projets qu’il a eu à réaliser au cours de ses études. Au cours de ceux-ci son enthousiasme, son énergie et son goût pour l’innovation lui ont permis de prendre une part très active dans la réalisation d’objets innovants. En parallèle à ses études, il s’est fortement impliqué de façon très positive dans la Junior ESIEE qu’il a contribué à faire progresser. Au regard de ses résultats et de son profil, il a été admis à suivre une année d’étude à Harvey Mudd College en Californie. A la suite de ce séjour, il a postulé et a été sélectionné pour participer au Research Experience for Undergraduates Program à Harvard au cours duquel il a participé au développement de RoboBees. Jean-Vincent est un étudiant enthousiaste et très dynamique, qui a toutes les compétences et le profil pour dynamiser les équipes dans lesquelles il est amené à travailler.
Nov. 2011

Martine L.J.

Communication Manager
ESIEE Paris

Jean-Vincent won the prize “the Engineer of the Year 2011” awarded by the magazine “Usine Nouvelle”. I am the ESIEE’s Communications Manager, so I asked him several times to represent the school and he has always answered yes with enthusiasm. For example, he participated in a live interview on Web TV “Campus channel” or spoke at a panel discussion for “Cordées de la Réussite” in the famous “Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées”. Still very dynamic, Jean-Vincent has had a remarkable career in ESIEE Paris and became an example for other students. I would add that it is great to work with him because his optimism is contagious.
Nov. 2011

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