Resumé

Objective:

Computer programmer with design and administration responsibilities.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Fifteen years experience programming a wide range of high-level languages
  • Expert programmer in Perl, JScript, and shell scripting
  • Well-versed in C/C++ and standards-compliant HTML and CSS
  • In-depth real-world experience with Linux, Solaris, and MS Windows
  • Designed, created, and managed very large MySQL and PostgreSQL databases

Education:

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHEL4) — September 2005
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY — May 2002
    • Dual Degree: BS Computer Science and BS Management
    • Overall GPA: 3.51
    • GPA within major: 3.59
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate — March 2002

Work Experience

  • Texterity, Southborough, MA
    - Manager of Publishing Technology — June 2008 to Present

    • I managed a group of four developers who focused on internal data conversion software and employee-facing tools.
    • Constantly consulted with operations to prioritize feature requests and gathering detailed business requirements.
    • Spent half of my time continuing to fix bugs and write features.
    • Introduced an Agile process to technology and spearheaded closer integration between QA and development.
  • Texterity, Southborough, MA
    - Software Developer — May 2006 to June 2008

    • I maintained web-based applications for end users, employees, and offshore contractors.
    • Maintained the central product: a web application for end-users to read magazine replicas.
    • Redesigned and rewrote an old internal system for employees’ day-to-day workflow management.
    • Gathered requirements and communicated with customers for feature requests.
  • Priceline.com, Norwalk, CT
    - Unix System Administrator — November 2004 to May 2006

    • I built, configured, and managed Red Hat Enterprise Linux on more than a hundred servers for several different groups.
    • Setup seventy servers in five environments in my first three months.
    • Migrated several websites from external hosting locations to in-house servers.
    • Pioneered the use of wiki for documentation company-wide.
    • Wrote shell, expect, and Bladelogic scripts to simplify system tasks and documented both their use and internals.
  • Priceline.com, Norwalk, CT
    - Associate NOC Engineer — June 2002 to November 2004

    • I wrote well-documented, flexible, and simple to maintain applications from the ground up for the use of NOC specialists to manage and monitor thousands of servers.
    • Developed software for long-term tracking of SiteScope monitors with Perl, HTML, JavaScript and MySQL.
    • Managed all SiteScope monitor changes, including a monitoring standardization project and 24/7 support.
    • Rewrote NOC home page and applications in JScript ASP with MySQL and Oracle.
  • Other Experience

  • Remembeer

    • Programmer — February 2010 to Present
    • I wrote an Android application with a friend for our personal use, and distributed it in the Android Market to hundreds of other users. We are implementing some of the dozens of suggested features, including a JSON API for a centralized library.
  • WEBoggle

    • Programmer — April 2004 to May 2004
    • I wrote an AJAX game from scratch, starting with no knowledge of DOM or AJAX, and very little of JavaScript. This pre-dated many similar uses of the web, so I had few patterns and hardly any documentation available. The traffic quickly overwhelmed my webhost and I was forced to hand it to another developer.
  • Crux Linux

    • Package Maintainer — September 2003 to April 2004
    • I helped modify scripts and support applications and created packages for the community. For the first time, I felt like I really understood how Linux worked.
  • Go Metric

    • Programmer — April 2002 to Present
    • I taught myself Python and Expect to create a measurement conversion website using the free GNU units tool.
  • Science and Industry

    • Assistant Programmer — October 2001 to May 2002
    • I worked on a ten-person international team on a 120,000 line C++ Half-Life mod.

Honors

Earned the Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout.

References

Available upon request.