(address and phone available via email)
To use my wide skillset and creative thinking to solve interesting
problems in novel ways, preferably with open source tools.
- Familiar with Python, Java, Perl, C, bash scripting, etc, approximately in the order listed.
- Much CGI and servlet programming experience
- Linux kernel and device driver experience on embedded systems.
- Unix system administration experience (Linux (Debian and Ubuntu), some other Unix)
- Network management experience from LAN to international WAN
- Internet enthusiast since 1993. I have maintained my own Debian linux-based machine (place.org) on the Internet for personal experimentation, research, and network interaction since 1995.
- Quick learner able to adapt to new technologies with a minimal learning curve.
- git, subversion, perforce, hg, bzr, cvs
- Bug Tracking
- Bugzilla, Fogbugz, RoundUp, Trac
- Build Systems
- make, ant
- MoinMoin, Trac
- CruiseControl, Hudson/Jeeves, Eclipse, vim, Idea
July 2008 - Current
Owner, AnyPlaceGames - Wrote two Android apps: PolyFall and PhitLog (unpublished)
Apr 2007 - Current
Senior QA Manager for SmartBear Software.
Automated testing of core product using Ant, Java, jUnit, and XMLUnit. Continuous Integration using CruiseControl and Hudson first internally and then in the cloud. Custom internal cloud tools development for load testing and bug replication. Core product developer.
Jan 2005 - Feb 2007
Senior Sysadmin for RGM Advisors, LLC. Designed and implemented datacenter network architecture for locations around the world. Deployed Asterisk PBX with Polycom VOIP phones. Used FAI and custom Debian packages to deploy, maintain, and grow a Debian linux cluster of Dell and Supermicro Xeons and Opterons from 30 to 90+ machines. Deployed Apple XServe RAID, Coraid, and Agami storage solutions.
Jun 2002 - Jun 2004
Product development for Deepfile,
of a Linux-based appliance with custom (mostly Python) software. Took the
lead in automating integration-level test cases. Used FAI to automate
beta and production build systems to allow build-to-order in under
10 minutes. Architected and implemented core product infrastructure using
Python and C interfaces to MySQL, Postgres, SMB, AFS, NFS with a Webware
(python servlet) front end. Eventually ended up with
Oct 2001 - Apr 2002
Contract programming for Musenki
helping to port ppcboot (a powerpc bootloader) and linux to the Motorola
MPC8245 (603e core) on custom hardware, using C and some PowerPC assembly.
Mar 2001 - Sept 2001
Programmer for Agenda Computing. Cross-platform development of linux
device drivers for the NEC VR4181 (MIPS-based) CPU embedded in the
Agenda VR3 PDA using C. Also some application development for said
platform using C++. Laid off when company closed.
Nov 2000 - Feb 2001
Senior Programmer at CTS Technologies, R&D Group. Deployed version
control (CVS). Added features, re-architected main product (an
approx 20kloc perl CGI integrating network and telephony switch
functionality). Laid off when company closed.
Nov 1998 - Aug 2000
"Bit Juggler" (reporting directly to CTO) at
Wayport, Inc, an ISP for hotels
and airports. Designed, implemented and deployed network-wide
SNMP/CGI-based client-server usage accounting and billing software
based on linux and open source software. Built web-based monitoring
and troubleshooting tools for same network. Created 'Danger Disk'
single floppy quick-install/config system for the on-property NMDs.
Nov 1996 - Sept 1998
Sysadmin, Test Engineer, Developer
SmallWorks, Inc, an Internet
software development company in Austin, TX. Responsible for continual
configuration and maintenance of production and (highly dynamic)
internal developers networks. Developed and tested multithreaded server
(using POSIX threads, shared memory, and semaphores) in both C and java
under Linux and Solaris.
Nov 1995 - Nov 1996
Director of Network Services,
Freeside Communications, Inc, an
Internet Service Provider in Austin, TX. Duties included network design,
maintenance and wiring, routing management, organization, and deployment,
and 24-hour on-call network support.
Jan 1995 - Nov 1995
Systems Administrator, Tadpole Technology, Inc. Additional responsibilities
included negotiating long distance service contracts, and overseeing
the network topology, performance, and maintenance. Helped initiate
and maintain the company Web server. Tested, evaluated, and
deployed Windows based PC NFS client/server products.
May 1994 - Jan 1995
Assistant Systems Manager,
Tadpole Technology Inc. in Austin, TX.
Responsible for first-line internal user support among Macintosh, PC,
and SunOS (4.1 and 5.4) systems on an ethernet 10Base T network. Also
responsible for internal data and telephony wiring, including maintaining
and expanding a central wiring closet.
Sept 1993 - Feb 1994
Illuminati Online in Austin, TX.
Responsible for first-contact user complaints, user account
setup, system maintenance, and online development of a text-
based virtual reality system (MOO).
- Junior level hours at Texas A&M University
toward a Computer Science degree. Completed courses
include: Data Structures, C, Analysis of Algorithms,
Calculus through Differential Equations, and
Discrete Math (including set theory and combinatorial math)
- Klein Oak High School. 1990 Graduate with Honors.
Me other places:
References available upon request.