I consider myself a jack of all things technical. My wide range of experience (System Admin to QA and Software Developer) provides a unique customer focused view in my work.
I have found that I can come into any environment and quickly become an invaluable member of the team. I am always eager to learn new things, and share things I have have learned.
Austin, TX or Remote
||March 2016 - Current|
I left Logitech/Lifesize to take a year to focus on learning new technologies and traveling. During that time, I developed 4 apps, using various tool-kits, including Android Studio (pure Java), React-Native, and others. Went through the entire product cycle of planning, developing, testing, releasing, and marketing using the Google Play framework. I released the latest React-Native project (Square Word Scramble) on both Google Play and iTunes stores.
|Company:||Logitech (Lifesize Communications Division)|
||April 2010 - March 2016|
|Title:||Senior Audio Software Engineer|
Major challenges included debugging and resolving audio quality issues (echoes, pops, garbled audio, etc), as well as scaling and latency issues.
One of the more unique items I worked on included a project to utilize speech to text technology for a voice controlled user interface.
I developed several debugging and automation tools during the course of the job, including a method to graphically plot conferences to identify
quality, latency, and other issues for the Lifesize cloud product.
Worked closely with the Sales Engineers and Support teams to solve complicated customer issues, not always related to Audio.
||April 2007 - April 2010|
|Title:||Senior Test Engineer|
|Skills:||Linux, Perl, Python, Automation, XML, Php, Voip (H323, SIP), Firewalls, Security testing tools.|
Primarily responsible for developing an automated test framework in Perl and XML, and working with the rest of the test team to implement automated tests.
I applied my knowledge of hardware systems to help evaluate and test early video conference systems.
I also created test plans for 6 major software releases.
Maintained and documented multiple firewalls used for network testing.
Worked with development team to discover root cause of software bugs.
Developed automated methods to verify both audio and video were being received and transmitted.
||May 2002 - April 2007|
|Title:||Senior Software Validation Engineer|
|Skills:||Perl, C/C++, X11, Test Director, Security Test tools, Hardware Test. |
Responsible for validating enterprise servers, storage devices and system management software.
Lead the Option card validation program.
Developed test infrastructure to allow for as much automation as possible.
Test infrastructure included creating a CGI to TestDirector conduit.
Developed a system to automatically test BIOS setup screens.
Developed and maintained LinuxStressTest, which is a complete stress test package for Linux.
Developed and maintained our System Configuration Tracker tool, which allows us to organize and report test results.
Maintained a PXE server, complete with automation for hands off installations.
Recognized as the Linux subject matter expert.
Created process, tools, test cases for performing security audits on System Management Devices, discovered numerous critical vulnerabilities.
|Date:||Jan 2002 - May 2002|
|Title:||CM Engineer / Developer|
|Skills:||Solaris, Starteam, Build, Installer Wizard Development.|
Maintained the build environment and the Starteam repository. Developed the installation program for the initial release of the software. Designed, installed, and configured a redundant Solaris machines with hot failover.
|Date:||Feb 2000 - Oct 2001 |
|Skills:||Perl, HPUX, Linux, Solaris, SQL, Remedy, Test Automation, Build Configuration|
Performed Functional Verification Tests and System Verification Tests on
various aspects of the product, focusing mainly on installation and upgrade.
All testing efforts were automated using Perl.
Created a web based installation tool which installed an enterprise class
software product on multiple platforms including automatically creating
Oracle schemas and seeding databases. This reduced test setup time by 75%
and allowed the test team to quickly recreate a base state testing
environment on demand. This system also allowed for more effective
utilization of hardware by reserving systems for each test effort for a
specific amount of time.
Created web based interface to Remedy database which was used by management
to track defect status. Extended this interface to the company chat system.
Maintained CVS repository and simplified the build system to a web interface.
Responsible for final product packaging.
|Date:||September 1998 - Feb 2000|
|Skills:||Linux, Automation Tool Development, Perl, Big Brother|
|Skills:||Solaris, Mailing list automation, Netscape Enterprise Server, Auspex, NFS, Samba, NIS |
|Company:||Computer Sciences Corp.|
|Date:||March 1997 - July 1998|
|Title:||Software Specialist (Contractor)|
|Client:||IBM in Austin|
|Skills:||AIX, Perl, ADSM, AFS/DFS, Storage Hardware|
|Company:||SageNet Internet Services|
|Date:||May 1995 - December 1995|
|Title:||UNIX System Admin|
|Skills:||Linux, Telephony, DNS, Usenet, HTML, Awk|
Sage Computer Systems
|Date:||October 1994 - May 1995|
|Title:||PC Repair Tech|
|Skills:||Windows, Dos, Linux, PC Hardware|
Non-Work Related Experience / Projects:
- Developed Square Word Scramble Android game using React-Native framework.
- Author of a freely available security program called Guardian, which updates firewall rules on the fly when Snort detects an attack.
- Wrote an ethernet packet analyzer to learn more about TCP/IP
protocols and routing. Later used this tool to reverse engineer various
non-standard Internet protocols.
- Developed and maintained my personal photography website.
Intel/AMD PCs and Servers, Sun Workstations and Servers, DSPs (TI, Nexperia, Lifesize Video Conferencing Endpoints
Linux (All distros), AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, Windows.
Jira, Git, Android Studio, Subversion, TestDirector, Ethereal, Nmap, Vim, CVS, Oracle, Mysql, GNU Tools, Microsoft Office Suite, Openoffice Suite
Texas State Technical College
Dec 1995 - Feb 1997
Computer Networking Degree
References available upon request