End-to-End Engineering Solutions For Your Business


by Jaroslaw (Jarek) Lupinski

About Me

Good artists copy; great artists steal.

Jarek Lupinski
I take napkin sketches and bring them to market. Starting with a thorough requirements analysis and rapidly prototyping a Minimum Viable Product, I use the latest Cloud tools to engineer a scaleable solution that stays lean, reliable, and flexible.
Born in Brooklyn, I graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. I have worked at SAP, Snapchat, Citizen, and Mt. Sinai, writing software and building mission-critical systems, wearing many hats, and leading junior engineers by example.

Christian Marclay x Snap: Sound Stories

At Snapchat I had the opportunity to work with Christian Marclay, where we explored how to express and play with the sonic signature of Snaps. For the Sound Stories exhibition presented at Cannes Lions, I created the "Snap Piano" that played Snaps to the tune of the attached piano.

Snapchat
Software Engineer - XP Team

Rapid Prototyping and User Analysis

At SAP I worked on projects focused on quickly generating value for new customers. I worked in their Mobile and then Cloud Teams, helping our customers uncover inefficiencies in their implementations and designing custom solutions for difficult integrations.

SAP
Rapid Prototyping - Mobile Team

Incident Ingestion

My Software Defined Radio solution powers Citizen's R1 Public Radio ingestion flow. Tagging the audio clips using Machine Learning enabled our Analysts to create incident reports for more cities simultaneously.

Citizen
Software Engineer - Team RX

End-To-End Experience

I'm Winston Wolfe. I solve problems.

Harvey Keitel in "Pulp Fiction"
Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Knowing when to keep moving forward and when to pivot is the discipline behind Rapid Prototyping; after each trial you naturally want to move faster to push your concept, but it is important to stay flexible enough to test out a more lucrative space if it presents itself after beta.
I will turn your Minimum Viable Product into a series of achievable milestones, with analytics and tracing built into each feature and potential revenue generator. With each success and failure carefully analyzed using established standards, each Rapid Prototype can be quickly tested to help discover the best path towards ROI.

They say great science is built on the shoulders of giants. Not here... we do all our science from scratch. No hand holding.

J. K. Simmons in "Portal 2"
Once a Rapid Prototype trial reaches Alpha status, it is time to begin setting up the field for further success. Dev Ops and Tooling refers to all the help that a single engineer can use to complete the work of 50 engineers; what used to take an entire team months to implement can now be woven together in a week using the latest Tooling.
As soon as your alpha audience begins to enjoy your product, Dev Ops and Tooling also makes sure that their experience stays consistent while your features and capabilities grow. Automated integration and load testing ensure that the business can reliably respond to requests made even during the most demanding holiday schedules without waking up on-call staff.

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.

Thomas Edison
Serving every customer around the world 24/7/365 99.9999% of the time requires a Multi-Cloud solution. My experience with AWS, GCloud, Heroku, and Azure lets me write applications that can be deployed to multiple environments using a single codebase and a well-designed CI/CD pipeline.
The reasons for remaining On-Premise are equally valid; certain applications must remain air-gapped for compliance or other concerns. Whether the network is a VPC or a fully isolated Ring Network, my approach will be to start with your immediate isolation concerns and tool your technical priorities to match your business needs.

You get used to it, though. Your brain does the translating. I don't even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, and redhead.

Joe Pantoliano in "The Matrix"
Your customers visit using iPhones, Androids, Windows PCs, Windows Phones, Samsung phones, Macs, Linux Desktops, and they all expect the best experience available for their platform. I deliver solutions that understand the nuances of each of these information portals so that your customers enjoy their interaction, no matter which door they use to enter.
When it comes to shaving nanoseconds off your existing solution just to keep up with the competition (or the laws of physics), my experience programming bare-metal applications allows me to help you squeeze every cycle out of the most powerful CPUs on the market today.

The world is not enough... Family motto.

Pierce Brosnan in "The World Is Not Enough"
Now that your business has breached the billion-user mark, your service must be expected to serve not only every person on the planet, but every other non-human client that may attempt to use your service at any given time, such as IoT devices, timed jobs, and approved bots. Technology has been able to keep up with solutions such as Function-as-a-Service and Kubernetes, which have brought down the barrier to entry for anyone wanting to quickly prove out a concept or alpha-test a project without worrying about suddenly running out of resources.
Filtering out malicious traffic on top of that seems like a difficult task, but my experience with the latest trends in development frameworks and big-box solutions allows me to engineer resilient multi-tenant cloud stacks hosted on Google, Amazon, and Microsoft offerings simultaneously. Security and resilience always come first, and with careful planning the security solution can be completely transparent to the actual application flow.

In The News

Sun Type S Keyboard Retrofit
PJRC - Robin
"jarek319 retrofitted a Sun type S keyboard so that it can be used as a generic USB HID device. Teensy-LC acts as a bridge between the Sun Type S serial protocol and USB. The Teensy-LC converts the proprietary serial protocol into common keycodes readable by generic USB keyboard drivers on all modern operating systems."
PJRC
LACMA to Present U.S. Debut of 'Sound Stories'
ArtnowLA
Using algorithms created by a team of engineers at Snap Inc., Marclay experimented with millions of publicly posted Snapchat videos to create five immersive audiovisual installations, two of which are interactive. Rooted in a sampling aesthetic fundamental to Marclay’s work, these installations respond to the storytelling available on Snapchat and visitors’ sounds and movements in the gallery space.
ArtnowLA
Chip Maestro turns your NES into a MIDI synthesizer
Engadget - Griffin McElroy
"Are you hoping to one day start your own Starscream, Anamanaguchi or other totally radical chiptunes band... you can donate $50 to grab a "Chip Maestro" -- an NES cartridge that turns your old-school gaming console into a decidedly new-school MIDI synthesizer."
Engadget