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Career Objective

I’m currently employed full-time.

Summary

I have more than 15 years of hands-on experience designing, implementing, and leading development of software systems based on Java and Microsoft .NET platforms.

I am results-oriented and have excellent problem solving, communication, and people skills.  I have a strong education in computer science and multiple professional certifications.

Work Experience

  • Principal Software Engineer, HomeAway.com, Austin, Texas, January 2015 – Present
    • Some projects I’ve worked on include: design and implement RESTful APIs for data access, distributed caching, rate limiting, and entity indexing and searching.
    • Some of the technologies used include:
      • Elasticsearch, Kafka, Cassandra, Storm, Dropwizard, Spring, RabbitMQ
  • Senior Software Engineer, 21CT, Austin, Texas, November 2014 – December 2014
    • I worked on a data publishing application for Torch, a big data analytics product.
    • Some of the technologies used include:
      • Vertica, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL
      • Apache Kafka
      • Guice, Dropwizard (Jetty, Jersey, Jackson, Guava, and Logback), Spring
      • HTML5, CSS3, AngularJS and Bootstrap
  • Director of Software Engineering, Reddwerks, Austin, Texas, November 2011 – October 2014
    • Led Reddwerks’ software engineering team and was responsible for defining and delivering product releases, software engineering operations, and product architecture.
    • Mentored other engineers, assisted our support team with customer issues, and worked on strategic initiatives such as prototyping and evaluating software tools and frameworks.
    • Some of my project work includes:
      • Developing a sortation and merge conveyor hardware abstraction and simulation library
      • Designing a reporting and ETL framework
      • MySQL partitioning, replication, and performance tuning
      • Web application development using AngularJS, jQuery, Bootstrap, GWT, and Spring
  • Senior Software Architect, iTKO, Inc. [now CA], Dallas, Texas, October 2005—October 2011
    • I worked as a product architect on LISA, an automated software load and functional testing product, through three major releases.
    • Some of my project work includes:
      • Designing a product to automatically test SOAP and RESTful web services using a point-and-click UI
      • Designing a product to automatically test distributed Swing applications
      • Designing a web portal using GWT, Struts, and Jetty
  • Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead, Cisco Systems, Inc., Austin, Texas, February 2004—October 2005
    • I was the development team lead for the ProWatch Exchange enterprise web portal.
      • Developed with ASP.NET, IIS, SQL Server, Infragistics ASP.NET UI controls, NAnt, NUnit, and log4net
      • Reporting integration with MicroStrategy Web and BusinessObjects
  • Senior Software Engineer, Forgent Networks, Inc., Austin, Texas, February 2002—February 2004
    • Senior developer on Alliance Media Manager enterprise video management and automation software
  • Software Engineer, Trilogy Software, Inc., Austin, Texas, January 1999—February 2002
    • Developer on MCC E-commerce framework
  • Software Engineer, WolfeTech Corp., Claremont, California, September 1997—September 1999
    • Designed and implemented a customer website and database for wireless pagers

Education

Skills

  • Programming Languages: Java, JavaScript, C#, SQL, Python, Ruby, C++, C 
  • Operating Systems: Unix (Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX), Windows
  • Frameworks and APIs: AngularJS, jQuery, Node.js, GWT, Spring, Struts, ASP.NET, Servlets, JSP, JSTL, JPA, Hibernate, JDBC, JMS, Ant, Ivy, Maven, Gradle
  • Databases: Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, Informix
  • NoSQL: Elasticsearch, Cassandra
  • Source Control Systems: Git, Mercurial, SVN

Certifications

Honors, Awards, and Distinctions

Patents

  • Filed 3/19/2007: “Testing In-Container Software Objects”

Publications