About Me

I'm a software engineer, currently working as a web developer in Santa Clara, CA. I'm very passionate about technology and its ability to improve the world we live in, which is why I spent 5 years leading a team in developing award winning robots for NASA. I believe that people are the world's greatest resource, and unlocking the human potential is the key to a better future. I'm hardworking, dedicated, and determined to succeed, however I appreciate failures and the experience they provide. I aim to surround myself with passionate, optimistic people who aren't afraid to think big and share a vision. I have an entrepreneurial spirit, and like to work on projects that focus on untapped markets and aim for long term, exponential impact. My current area of interest is in machine learning and artificial intelligence. If you're a like-minded individual or could use someone like me on your team, I'd love to hear from you! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or you can email me at headley.justin@gmail.com.

Contact Details

Justin Headley
Santa Clara, CA
(256) 283-3341


University of Alabama

MS in Computer Engineering | May 2015 | Tuscaloosa, AL

GPA: 3.8/4.0

BS in Computer Engineering and Math | May 2009 | Tuscaloosa, AL

Minor in Computer Science

GPA: 4.0/4.0



Software Engineer | January 2016 - Present| San Francisco, CA

Full stack developer for mobile and web apps.
Specialize in development with Angularjs, Nodejs, hapijs, MongoDB, and MySql.
Management of Amazon Web Services including EC2, S3, and RDS.
iOS/Swift development.

Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS)

Assistant Research Engineer | August 2014 - December 2015| Tuscaloosa, AL

Worked on various .NET applications including a proprietary authentication system, a license plate inventory system, and a generic data access layer installable module.

NASA Lunabotics/Desert RATS

Intern | June 2011 - September 2011| Houston, TX

Developed the Console Operators Handbook for the Remote Mission Control Center

NASA Robotics Academy Surface Mobility Systems

Team Lead | June 2009 - August 2009| Hunstville, AL

Simulating motion based control of a MARCbot using a wiimote.

University of Alabama Electrical Engineering Department

Teaching Assistant | Fall 2009 - Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2014| Tuscaloosa, AL

Assisted students with labs, graded papers and projects.


  • Javascript
  • C#
  • Matlab
  • Databases
  • iOS
  • DevOps
  • Robotics
  • Systems Engineering
  • CAD


  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Technology is a resource-liberating mechanism. It can make the once scarce the now abundant.

    Peter H. Diamandis
  • The best way to predict the future is to to create it.

    Abraham Lincoln
  • When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

    Elon Musk
  • The road to bold is paved with failure, and this means having a strategy in place to handle risk and learn from mistakes is critical.

    Peter H. Diamandis

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