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     Date Submitted:02-08-2013
     Last Modified:02-08-2013 (06:10)
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     Current job:Principal Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:,
     KeywordsAlgorithm development, software development, image processing, signal processing, Matlab, C++, ground stations, software optimization, object-oriented programming and design, multithreaded software, parallel computing, Linux
    CV

    CAREER GOALS

    Seeking a research or algorithm development position in a progressive and innovative system development or academic organization.

     

    LANGUAGES

    LIBRARIES

    C++(10years; 3 years formal OOD), C, Matlab (image and signal processing toolkits), x86 assembly (MMX & SSE), Tcl/Tk, UNIX shell scripting, makefiles, LAPACK, QuickBasic, and DOS Batch.  Exposure to GL, FORTRAN, Visual Basic, Pascal, LISP, Xlib, Motif, Java, JavaScript, and PowerShell.

     

    HARDWARE

    Highly-parallel Intel-basedcomputers,Sun, SGI Origin/Power Challenge, IBM RISC/6000.  Some modems and specialty hardware real-time interfacing experience.

     

    SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Windows, UNIX (esp. Solaris, Linux, SGI, IBM, HP), X-Windows, DOS.

     

    WORK HIGHLIGHTS

    21+ years experiencein high tech industry.

    12/06-present

    Algorithm Analyst, Raytheon, Dallas, TX

     

    Develop signal processing algorithms in Matlab, C, and FORTRAN in a highly parallel Linux environment.  Scientifically investigate algorithm efficacy.  Apply advanced mathematics to analyze and optimize algorithm performance.  Present results at regular national meetings and in large proprietary research papers.  Though commercial and proprietary, large program involves dozens of organizations in an academic environmentPromoted and received Achievement Award.

     

     

    12/03 – 02/06

    Senior Software Engineer II, Raytheon Systems, Garland, TX

    Analyze, design, implement, and deploy signal processing systems in C, C++, and Matlab on highly parallel Sun computers.  Enhance and debug a large existing system.  Plan and deliver occasional demos andpresentations to customers and management.  Employed OO design and layered approach to promote reuse.  Planned/executed incremental development to help ensure customer satisfaction.

     

     

    11/00 – 12/03

     

    Software Algorithm Developer, Vistas Unlimited, Plano, TX

    Design, prototype, implement, and optimize image-understanding algorithms in Matlab, Visual C++, and some assembly language (MMX, SSE) on a real-time system as part of R&D.  All algorithms operate at broadcast speeds (10.5 Mpix/sec).  Develop GUI software to facilitate analysis.  Design/perform experiments to calibrate radiometric properties of broadcast cameras.  Practiced OO design to promote reuse and to facilitate future software enhancement.

     

     

    11/97 - 11/00

    Software Algorithm Developer, Science & Technology, Raytheon Systems, Garland, TX.

    Inventand implement image processing/understanding algorithms in UNIX C++, Kornshell, and Tcl/Tk with OO design as part of R&D.  Create reusable class library of math objects and containers.  Develop makefiles and development environment.  Present demo of lab activities to recruits and customers.  Developed innovative scanning CCD camera calibration process and supporting software; wrote 60-page paper on this process.  Wrote HTML documentation for camera calibration system.  Promoted 2 times and received various honors.

     

     

     


    WORK HIGHLIGHTS (cont.)

     

    4/95 - 11/97

     

    Software Engineer, CRSS, Raytheon Systems, Garland, TX.

    Implement threadsafe math algorithms in UNIX C++ on highly parallel SGI computer as part of large successful OO project based on Fusion paradigm.  Develop Korn shell scripts to support daily activities.  Lead engineer for softwareoptimization.  Recognized leader for analysis and implementation of computational linear algebra and computational geometry.  Developed and optimized software for Ikonos Earth-imaging satellite ground station, reducing required CPUs by 33% and saving $100,000 per ground station.  Promoted and nominated for Excellence in Achievement Award.

     

     

    4 temporary terms,

    1/92 - 4/95

     

    Technical Support Specialist, IBM Technical Support Center, Austin, TX.

    Provide advanced AIX operating system support to IBM systems engineers and customers.  Some C++, C, and shell script programming.  Received exposure to over 100 product areas in the fields of compiler issues, graphics, communications, scripting, UNIX internals, UNIX system performance, and licensing.  Answered 1400 questions during my tenure.  Answered 1000+ written questions, enhancingtechnical writingskill.  Two-time winner, Best in Group.

     

     

    Summers,

    Programmer, Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University

    1987 - 1989

    Develop specialty hardware control software in DOS QuickBasic (nongraphic precursor to Visual BASIC) for scientific lab.  Recognized need for software which could provide complete control over hardware in simple menu-driven environment.  Under severe time constraints, wrote 10,000 lines in 3 months, making all previous software obsolete and saving $11,000.  Adhered to industry software development standards to enable ease of maintenance and enhancement.  Software remained in use for over 9 years.

     

    EDUCATION

    University of Texas at Austin

     

    May 1994

    M.S. in Computer Science.

     

    Minor in Numerical Analysis and Meteorology.

    GPA 3.8 overall, 3.8 in Computer Science.

     

     

    August 1991

    B.S. in Computer Science.

     

    Specializations in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

    GPA 3.5 overall, 3.8 in Computer Science.

    Graduated with Special Honors.

     

    SCHOLASTICS

    Graduate Record Exam:

    Computer Sci:

    810 (97%)

    Analytical

    780 (94%)

     

    (Scores & Percent below)

    Quantitative:

    800(98%)

    Verbal:

    620 (84%)

     

    HONORS

    Achievement Awards, Raytheon, 2000 & 2011.  Spotlight Awards, Raytheon, 1998 & 1999; Excellence in Achievement nominee, Raytheon, 1995.  Entered elite Computational and Applied Math Ph.D. program, UT-Austin, 1994.  Best In Group, IBM, 1992 & 1993.  Scholarship, 1989.  Dean's List repeatedly from 1985 - 1990.  Invitation to UPE National Computer Science Honor Society and 6 other honor recognition programs.  First Place Award, National Math Exam, 1985.  First Place Science PRIDE Award, 1985.

     

    INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

    Family; School volunteering; Hiking; Softball (playing, coaching, organizing); Tennis; Juggling; Astronomy; Earth science; Computer programming; Lake-side barbecuing; Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Braves, UT-Austin and Florida State University athletics.

     

     

     

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