Daniel Kaufman

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Daniel Kaufman is a Brooklyn, New York based, serial entrepreneur, having co-founded 12 companies. He has 20+ years working in software and hardware with 10 years spent working on mobile applications. In addition to more than 50 app titles, he has developed commercial solutions covering machine learning, bio-metrics, and location technology.

  • May 1998 - May 2001

    Software and Hardware Engineer, Psion

    Software and Hardware Engineer
    Software design engineer R+D Hardware design engineer Psion 5 Series
  • May 2001 - Feb 2004

    Software Developer - Palm Inc

    Software Developer
    Designed and implemented power management software subsystem and GUI applets for ”Treo 600“ PalmOS smart phone. Assisted hardware team with specification and testing of rechargeable battery and power-related components. Developed C and ARM assembly firmware to control ARM deep-sleep modes. Wrote low-level (I2C) drivers for battery protection IC and other peripherals. Analyzed and resolved power-consumption issues for CDMA/GSM radios, digital camera, SD, etc. Developed Windows-based emulator for ARM system-on-a-chip peripherals. Created PalmOS diagnostic applications for internal development and QA. Used oscilloscope and JTAG in-circuit emulator (Signum/Multi-ICE) for ARM debugging. Used PalmOS and Microsoft Windows software development and debugging tools.
  • Feb 2004 - Aug 2008

    Blackwater USA

    Cyber Security Analyst

    Recommended preventive, mitigating, and compensating controls to ensure the appropriate level of protection and adherence to the goals of the overall information security strategy. Assisted in the development of access-controls, separation of duties, and roles. Conducted technical risk evaluation of hardware, software, and installed systems and networks. Assisted with testing of installed systems to ensure protection strategies are properly implemented and working as intended. Assisted in incident response and recommend corrective actions. Communicated with personnel about potential threats to the work environment. Participated in forensic recovery and analysis. Participated in development and maintenance of global information security policy.

  • May 2008 - Jun 2010


    Lead Software Development Engineer

    Technical Architect.

    Led the Development Team.

    Designed and Developed Large Features across the entire product, including thick and thin UIs, Web Services, Middle Tier services, JPA persistence layer. Developed System Requirements for many features including application security, order differencing, and service composition.

  • Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western New York

    Director of Technology

    Directed organizational infrastructure and daily IT operations that included: planning, designing, managing, budgeting and project development for 40+ member staff including project management of a 30 member off-shore team. Acted as organization’s primary IT spokesperson providing big-picture views in the development of the organization’s overall IT department structuring. Oversaw the design and development of the entire IT department from the ground up, including: upgrading infrastructure, system planning, rebuilding corporate network, data center creation and migration and multi-tiered web architecture implementation.

    Selected Achievements: • Generated over $2,000,000.00 in savings by motivating staff to meet aggressive project deadlines. • Maintained a leadership role in the creation of a second data center with 70 standalone databases and servers in Las Vegas.
  • Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

    General Motors

    Technical Lead – Web and Mobile Development

    Developed multiple mobile applications for iOS and Android, while leading small teams.

    PHP, Python, Django and MySQL work on high-profile, high-traffic sites for Buick.com, Opel.com, and Vauxall.com (including CMS, media processing, reporting tools); API development; database design and management; dev/ops (release management, internal environment administration). Provided object-oriented design, analysis, programming, and implementation for web applications with the .NET Framework (2.0 – 4.0) using both Web Forms and MVC2 Front End Development utilizing HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript leveraging the Bootstrap framework and a Java / SQL backend. UI/UX development to create a seamless customer experience for a high traffic e-commerce website through desktop, mobile and smartphone app interfaces. Web application development for backend system using AngularJS and Node.js with cutting edge HTML5 and CSS3 techniques. Refine and iterate user experience by designing and implementing new modules and interfaces in a complex, responsive site. (Open)4 projects

  • May 2013 - Oct 2013

    Hatch Ventures

    Co Founder & CTO
    Hatch is a geo-fencing based social app where users can ‘leave’ notes for their friends at specified locations. Those friends will receive a push notification informing them of the note’s title and location, but must then go there in order to retrieve the rest of the content. Users can also leave surprise notes, in which case their friends will not receive a notification until they are at the specified location. Hatch also acts like a local bulletin board for your area by showing the most recent posts from other users around you. It allows anyone to connect and share information with others without having to know them. Music, News, Photos, and Videos spread faster than ever through our tight-knit community
  • Sep 2014 - Nov 2016

    Synapse Synergy Group

    Chief Technology Officer

    Synapse Synergy Group is a global think tank headquartered in Silicon Valley. We are a new breed of entrepreneurs dedicated to transforming ideas into sustainable business models.

    We have developed a totally unique and one of a kind business model, which on its own has evolved into a dynamic combination virtual think-tank/incubator/accelerator environment…something never before seen.With more than 20 projects currently underway, we believe our products will eventually change the world.

  • Oct 2014 - Dec 2016

    Brooklyn Labs

    Co-Founder & CTO

    High-quality front-end development for interactive web sites and applications in Python used by content management, sales and support. Gathered and defined requirements and implemented complete solutions to ensure scalability and availability requirements that support exponential growth of the platform. Architected and developed AdvancedXL Server, Designer, and Data Analyzer products. This software family is designed to construct complex rule driven web applications from bits and pieces of Microsoft Excel files and integrate with them at runtime. AdvancedXL utilized C#, ASP.NET, .NET Windows Forms, .NET Web Services, SQL Server, and Excel calculation engines.