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     Date Submitted:04-04-2014
     Last Modified:06-04-2014 (04:27)
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     Current job:Information Security and Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsInformation Assurance Computer Security Network Engineer Penetration Tester



    • Information Assessment testing for the DoD Product Approval Process List

    • Compliance Testing against STIG, SCAP and UCR requirements.

    • Penetration Testing for both internal and external threats.

    • 13 Years Java experience

    • 14 Years Knowledge of Code Versioning and Change tracking.

    • Web Development experience with WebObjects, Cold Fusion, Spring and Hibernate.

    • Limited Systems Integration experience

    • Limited SOA experience.

    • Limited Data mining, data de-duplication and Entity Extraction.

    • Knowledgeable in Information Security Planning, Assessment and Operations

    • Cleared for Top Secret Information and granted access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) by HQ Air Force Space Command, base on a Singe Scope Background Investigation completed on 31/10/13




    Vulnerability Assessment tools – Nmap, NetCat, Nessus, Wireshark, Snort, Metasploit, Nexpose and other Open Source tools or inhouse created.

    Web Tools – LAMP, WAMP, XAMPP, Tomcat, httpd

    Web – JSP, Perl, PHP, GWT, XML, HTML, Spring2.5 , Hibernate, Sharepoint Training.

    Development - Java, J2EE,

    Databases - MySQL, Oracle 9i

    Operating Systems - Windows, UNIX Linux, Fedora, Apple OS

    IDE – mostly Eclipse, some Netbeans, some Jbuilder 9

    Information Assurance – STIGs, Gold Disk, other DISA tools







    • Performed Network Assessments on Telecom and Telecom Peripherals to determine overall vulnerabilities and recommendations on such products as Avaya, Cisco, Nortel, Genband, Tandberg (now Cisco), Polycom, NetApp and various 911 providers.

    • Performed Product Evaluation using the Secure Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for recommendation to the DoD approved products list including previous products.

    • Developing n-tiered applications using available commercial and open sources software for various projects based on requirements, costs, and expertise.

    • Provided technical expertise in development, deployment and maintenance of entity extraction applications across multiple networks and systems.

    • Assessed multiple applications to determine best application for integration with active systems.

    • Collaborated with vendors to garner applications and systems for test network.


    Jun 2010 – Mar 2014 IPSecure Inc Telecom Engineer, San Antonio TX

    • Working on qualifying and approving Ipv6 systems to a DoD Network.

    • Performing Information Assurance and penetration testing of systems connecting to the DSN (Defense Switched Network).

    • Evaluating Applications and systems from multiple vendors to be approved for the Government Approval Products List. Applied STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) to harden security on systems requiring expertise in various operating systems (Windows, Linux and other UNIX based OSs) including various database systems such as DB2, SQL Server, Oracle and others.

    • Performed Information Assurance and Penetration Testing at various bases.


    Oct 2009 – Jun 2010 Northrop Grumman/ TASC Software Engineer, San Antonio TX

    • Worked on a research project requiring knowledge of web services such as apache, hibernate, spring, perl, database integration and other open source projects.


    Jan 2008 – Sept 2009 Northrop Grumman Software Engineer JIOWC, Lackland AFB TX

    • Created social network for in-house useage. This incorporated knowledge of database integration, php and other scripting languages, web server deployment and backup processes.

    • Improved and deployed an Entity-Extraction application. This system was developed mainly in Java but was a distributed as a Web Service. It incorporated locally developed code with an entity extraction engine and a deduplication engine.

    • Performed dissection of the JIOWC’s Capabilities Document to extract requirements and feasible capabilities for future applications.

    • Worked with multiple vendors to allow us use of their applications in our development networks.


    Feb 2002 – Jan 2008 IPSecure Inc Systems Engineer, San Antonio TX

    • Performed Information Assurance and Penetration Testing of systems connecting to the DSN (Defense Switched Network).

    • Evaluated Applications and systems from multiple vendors to be approved for the Government Approval Products List. Applied STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) to harden security on systems requiring expertise in various operating systems (Windows, Linux and other UNIX based OSs) including various database systems such as DB2, IIS, Oracle and others.

    • Worked on standing up an authentication and encryption network using PKI, Radius, TACACS and Syslog servers across a small domain.

    • Penetration tested computer networks at various bases to identify vulnerabilities and exploit weaknesses across a base network.


    May 2001 – Jan 12, 2002 ABIE, LLC Software Developer, Austin TX


    • Troubleshooting, repairing and developing code for a Commodities Trading corporation.


    Feb 2001 – May 2001 Jarvinia Inc Software Developer, Houston Tx


    • (Subcontracted to United Space Alliance. )Continued development of PDB (Portable Display Builder), a Java Beans Project for USA/NASA using JDK 1.3. Tool displayed real-time telemetry data which allowed display developers to build or modify Graphical Displays for the International Space Station and Shuttle by dragging, dropping and setting data handlers for the received information.


    June 2000 – Feb 2001 Software Developer, Austin Tx


    • Worked on building a scalable website using WebObjects 4.5. Used Oracle 8i as the database with Adobe PDF/FDF Frameworks and ReportMill Frameworks. This site was built on an Apple G4 Server. The site allowed customers to fill out an insurance application. Only interested companies would get the application saving both customers and insurance companies time and money.


    Jan 1998 – June 2000 United Space Alliance Computer Science Staff II, Houston Tx


    • Team member on POST (Payload Operations Support Team) - Used the "Story Boarding" process to track written requirements for a system that allowed companies to send an experiment on the Shuttle or Space Station to perform simulations at their own site. By following this method, we helped create a precise plan translatable into any Object Oriented language such as Java Beans and C++.


    • Chaired Website development for USA's community involvement with Habitat for Humanity and UVN (USA Volunteer Network) using Cold Fusion, Access 97, and SQL.


    • Lead Developer for CPAT (Command Page Authoring Tool) utilizing Visual Basic 5.0. Tool allowed users to create displays containing Command Buttons and Telemetry Fields. This information was extracted from a selected ACCESS 97 database. Tool performed self-tests to make sure that each data field was unique and met NASA's data requirements. The displays were exportable in several formats; HTML, or SL's draw tool. Responsible for schedule and project costing. Created Help files, training manuals and other documents for software users. Java Beans Developer providing support in analysis and requirements phase. Wrote some 'proof of concept' throwaway code to test the viability of the software using JDK 1.2 beta 4 Bean Developer Kit (BDK) and Abstract Windowing Tool (AWT) migrating to Java Beans and Swing components.





    BS Computer Science, Southwest Texas State University 1997


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