Jesse Alter

Jesse Alter ˈʤɛsi ˈɔltər

Senior Lead Software Engineer

Akamai Technologies



Jesse Alter is a senior lead software engineer at a leading public cloud service provider, with a diverse background spanning software engineering, leadership, information security, and Trust & Safety. As a former social worker, he applies an empathetic lens in his technical roles, infusing engineering and team-building endeavors with a human-centric perspective.

  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Retrocomputing
  • Linux System Administration
  • Data Resilience
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science

    Thomas Edison State University

  • Master's in Social Work

    Wurzweiler School of Social Work

  • Bachelor's in Social Work

    Stockton University


Akamai Technologies
Senior Lead Software Engineer
July 2015 – Present
Building virtualization and compute solutions for Akamai Connected Cloud (formerly Linode).
System Administrator
April 2017 – Present
Designing and maintaining infrastructure to host a social networking app that connects language learners with local speakers.


Squashed Expectations: The Intriguing Saga of Classifying Produce with Machine Learning
After diving back into the Practical Deep Learning for Coders course, I decided to take on a new challenge: crafting an image classifier for the elusive spaghetti squash.
os_identify: A simple image classifier for operating system screenshots
Embarking on a deep learning journey through the FastAI course, I created a Convolutional Neural Network using to classify OS screenshots. Put the model’s 95% accuracy rate to the test via an interactive Gradio app, right in your browser.
Making a “Dumb Terminal” Out of Trash
Using a Raspberry Pi and some old tech, you too can make a “dumb terminal” capable of communicating with a server or modem over a serial connection.


For technical inquiries, collaborative projects, or a casual tech chat, drop me a message. Looking forward to connecting.