A Senior software developer/analyst with expertise in all phases of the complete Software Development Life Cycle, as well as proven success in implementing complex control systems and data analysis algorithms, who adapts quickly, thrives on technical challenges, takes ownership of development projects, and is proficient in many programming languages, development tools, and methodologies.
Highlights of Qualifications
> Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista, 7, XP, NT; Mac OS 9; SVR4 and BSD UNIX, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX; VAX VMS; RSX-11M; IBM OS/360; VRTX and VxWorks Real-Time Operating Systems
> Excellent analysis, design, development, and testing skills, with a focus on detail precision and overall system quality
> Excellent customer interface skills, including ability to effectively communicate complex technical subject-matter issues to programmers and, conversely, to communicate software system capabilities and constraints to scientific/technical end-users
> Excellent written and oral communication, documentation, and presentation skills in English, with limited skills in German, Spanish, and Japanese
Software Consultant, Self-employed, Crofton, MD 2008-Present
Developing proprietary software, studying Cybersecurity, and tutoring several other students in various Cybersecurity topics.
* Earned CompTIA Certifications for Network+ and Security+, and completed 11 college credits with 4.0 GPA
* Developed strategy game software in Visual Studio 2005, using C# .NET for Windows Forms applications
Senior Software Engineer, Wyle Information Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD 2006-2008
Developed software for shipboard data systems supporting Oceanographic and Fisheries Science research vessels operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
* Developed scientific software in Visual Studio 2005, using C# .NET for Windows Forms applications, integrated with Oracle 10g SQL and PL/SQL
* Developed Operation Selector and Total Catch Weight modules for the Fisheries Scientific Computer System (FSCS)
* Developed and delivered Operation Event Logger and Event Log Builder utilities for FSCS support
Senior Software Engineer, Integral Systems, Inc., Lanham, MD 2001-2006
Provided software development for spacecraft test systems, customized from the Company’s EPOCH control system, for performing rigorous testing during construction and integration of NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) spacecraft, instrument, and support systems before and during launch, requiring more robust and capable software than for typical on-orbit operations.
* Developed and enhanced spacecraft command and data communications software using C and C-shell scripting in Sun Solaris environment, integrated with XML, Oracle 9i SQL, and STOL (Satellite Test and Operations Language)
* Provided critical on-site support during spacecraft integration testing at manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, and launch operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for EOS Aura spacecraft
* Earned an Exceptional Performance Award from NASA for adding the unprecedented capability to automatically control and transmit commands and software uploads to spacecraft from multiple Automated Test Scripts running independently on distributed workstations, while maintaining systems and communication integrity, saving $10 million in spacecraft integration testing time
Development Engineer, DeJarnette Research Systems, Towson, MD 1999-2000
Developed and tested software for medical digital image archiving and communications systems.
* Developed and maintained software using Borland C++ and shell scripting and administered a UNIX test system
* Converted legacy code for RS-232 communications from C to C++ (ported from OS/2 platform to Windows NT), reducing development time and cost for the Company’s next generation system
* Developed a simple encryption utility for protecting Oracle password communication over Local Area Network
Software Engineer, Daedalian Systems Corp., Greenbelt, MD 1997-1998
Maintained and documented legacy software for communications satellite system.
* Maintained software in Borland C++ on IBM AIX and VRTX (Versatile Real-Time Executive) for the Command & Data Handling (C&DH) system of prototype spacecraft
* Corrected a memory problem that was causing the Command & Data Handling system to crash and reboot periodically
VP & Partner, Bierwerks, Inc., Odenton, MD 1994-1997
Purchased (with two partners) and managed a small specialty retail business with a delicatessen, restaurant, and liquor store.
* Developed relationships with new and existing customers
* Participated in Chamber of Commerce and other related business groups.
* Grew annual sales to $400,000 and added several new product lines
Project Systems Analyst, Allied Signal Aerospace Co., Columbia, MD 1984-1994
Developed software systems for NASA Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network (STDN) and Network Control Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
* Supervised computer analysts to develop and implement software using C on Sun Solaris development system, targeted for execution on VRTX real-time operating system, integrated with NASMAC proprietary user interface and design tools
* Developed all software for the Antenna Control subsystem of the S-Band Tracking Processor System (STPS) used at tracking stations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Bermuda STDN sites from servo feedback motion-control algorithms
* Led the software effort for the Tracking Data Acquisition subsystem of STPS
* Developed major software infrastructure and subsystems for the Telemetry and Communications Data System (TCDS)
* Earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA for the timely and accurate development of software for recording digital science data at rates significantly higher than originally specified
* Provided critical on-site operational support for STPS and TCDS during Space Shuttle launch operations at KSC and Bermuda tracking stations
* Provided on-site integration, testing, and training for TCDS at KSC and Bermuda tracking stations
* Devised an innovative proposal for using 3-D graphics in user displays which was instrumental in the award of a contract from the Naval Academy’s satellite training facility
* Developed software modules in FORTRAN for data reception at the STDN Network Control Center
Member of the Technical Staff, Computer Sciences Corp., Silver Spring, MD 1981-1984
Provided software development and maintenance services for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center.
* Maintained software in FORTRAN for the data communications system of the LANDSAT satellite project
* Developed data analysis software in FORTRAN using Fast Fourier Transform algorithm, and built and operated experimental apparatus for research into spacecraft instrumentation at the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics
Research Analyst, Applied Research & Systems, Greenbelt, MD 1979-1981
Provided software development and research assistance at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
* Provided operational data analysis for the Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter instrument of the Solar Maximum Mission research satellite using FORTRAN on RSX-11m operating system
* Developed FORTRAN software to implement scientific algorithms for time-series analysis of sunspot and climate data
* Credited as a Contributing Author in research on the effect of sunspot activity on the Earth’s climate
Research Assistant, University of Maryland Physics Department, College Park, MD 1975-1977
Provided research and teaching assistance for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
* Provided research assistance for the High-Energy Physics Research Team at the University’s Electron Ring Accelerator Laboratory and at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, California
* Provided teaching assistance in University of Maryland Astronomy Program
Education and Training
Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD 2011-2012
Studied various topics in the Pathways to Cybersecurity program.
* Completed courses in Data Communications, Network Security, and Windows Server 2008 System Administration, earning 11 credits with GPA of 4.0
* Earned CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications
* Currently tutoring other students in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Mathematics
* Pursuing personal research into new programming tools and technologies for future use
Learning Tree International 2006 and 2007
* Completed course in C# .NET Programming, Reston, VA, April 2007
* Completed course in Object-Oriented Programming in C#, New York, NY, November 2006
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD 1982
Undergraduate studies – Computer Science
* Completed courses in computer programming and data structures using Pascal and Assembly language, earning 9 credits with GPA of 4.0
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1973-1976
Undergraduate studies – Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
* Earned 92 credits with GPA of 3.6
* Appointed to English Honors program for Verbal and English Achievement test scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
* Awarded 6 credits in History for perfect score on U.S. History Advanced Placement (AP) Examination
* Awarded Honor Scholarship in recognition of SAT scores, AP exam score, and High School achievements
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