Address, phone, and
references upon request back to Cursive Systems
Over fifteen years technical experience, including:
A leadership position for a technology company, where my cross-disciplinary skills can change the way they do business.
|5/1992 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)|
|B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude|
|7/2001-present Jabber, Inc. (Denver, CO) - Chief Technology Officer|
As part of the executive management team, responsible for the technical direction of a highly-scalable multi-protocol instant messaging software product with various storage back-ends. Supported global sales team with training, collateral, and customer visits. Provided high-level support for the Sales Engineering and Professional Services department, including developing and presenting customer training, architecting customer solutions, and incorporating customer requirements into product direction. Developed prototypes and production code in C, C++, C#, Java, Perl, Python, and Delphi on Linux, Solaris, and Windows. Provided final escalation point for all technical problems in Development, Professional Services, and Support. Directed standards activities with the IETF and JSF. Provided technical liaison for industry analysts and reporters through briefings, whitepapers, and industry conferences.
|8/1996-7/2001 Interlink Group (Denver, CO) - Chief Architect|
|As part of the senior management team, responsible for keeping a growing consulting company on the forefront of technology. Created, staffed, and managed a national architecture practice. Introduced and enforced software development practices, including configuration management, code inspection, and testing. Developed reusable architectures for Delphi, Visual Basic, Java, and C#. Supported national sales team in role of technical closer. Developed service offerings, including reusable sales collateral. Mapped client business needs onto technology platforms and directions. Mentored architects, developers and administrators in industry best practices. Developed internal line-of-business solutions. Provided final escalation point for all technical problems.|
Digital Signature Trust
Visual Basic ORCA
U S West
U S West Dex
Cable Systems Group
Coors Brewing Company
|5/1996-8/1996 American Technical Resources (Denver, CO) - Consultant|
Designed and developed web site in Perl to accept telephone number updates for local number portability.
|6/1992-5/1996 Fuentez Systems Concepts, Inc. (Fairfax, VA) - Lead Software Engineer|
ASAS Block II
Ported 1.3 million lines of mixed C, C++, and Ada from SunOS to Solaris 2.3. Provided on-site technical expertise to Lockheed-Martin Aerospace. Wrote a World Wide Web (WWW) front-end for the United States Message Format (USMTF) Oracle database, including on-the-fly generation of HTML 3.0 tables. Led team to design and develop Tesla, a database-driven message editor for military text messages.
Internet Product Development
Interactive Message Generation
Spearheaded effort to consolidate versions of the Message Handler from five disparate platforms. Developed automated system built around CMVC that allows a single code change to propagate to all baseline versions.
Joint Message Handler
|1990-1992 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA) - Research Assistant|
Led the development of a GUI for COBRA, a four degree-of-freedom robotic manipulator used in nuclear power applications. Coded in C using X and Motif under HP-UX. COBRA operators have praised the power and clarity of its user interface.
|1988-1991 Babcock and Wilcox Nuclear Services (Lynchburg, VA) - engineering co-op|
Continued development of COBRA user interface, integrating comments and reactions from future operators. Polished software to maximize operator comfort and efficiency in the high-stress environment of a nuclear power plant service outage.
Designed end-of-arm tooling for ROGER, a three degree of freedom robotic manipulator. Revolutionized the marking and identification process for the tubes in nuclear steam generators with the invention of a remotely-operated spray marking tool. Took part in design, documentation, and training for the Recirculating Steam Generator (RSG) Sleeving system. Prepared detailed drawings using CAD systems. Performed rigorous testing of all designs in mock-ups of the target workspaces. Acted as a ROGER Operator and Tooling Engineer for two field deployments, including system maintenance in high-radiation environments.
|1988 STX Systems (Hampton, VA) - Summer Intern|
Provided quick-response programming support for the Meteorology component of the NASA ABLE-3A field research team in Alaska. Performed graphical analysis of meteorological data using FORTRAN and GKS on VMS. Produced data for review by scientists in situ.
|1987 Center for Excellence in Education (McLean, VA) - Summer Intern|
|Devised and maintained a database management system to track donations to the Research Science Institute (RSI), a summer enrichment program established by Admiral Rickover for gifted high school students from the US and abroad.|
|1986 Grumman-CTEC (McLean, VA) - Summer Intern|
|As part of an internship sponsored by RSI, wrote graphics programs in LISP for Natural Language/AI applications on a Symbolics Lisp Processor.|