I have worn many hats in my career; from programmer to Director. While I have excelled at devops I am always hands on and focused on programming, databases, S/FDLC and practical cost(s). My career path has taken me through the implementation of many different system layers; including firmware, TSRs, device drivers, desktop apps, webapps, daemons, database, sysadmin, disaster recovery, and various other services; giving me full stack awareness.
Since 1995 …
I have worked on, or for, many brand name projects – SurePay, Klarna/Kreditor, BigB, PayDay loans, Nutrio, Snap Gear, Universal Command Center, Documentum, DocumentMall, BillPay, WildCard, ValueLink, Hospitality Plus, OS/2, Workplace OS, AIX, Artic CoProcessor, IBM single board computers for MSD, Transec Systems, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, FSA/HSA, Shell Oil, BlockBuster, RBSLynk, Global, First Data Resources, Commonwealth, and others.
In addition to being a skilled programmer and system architect I have also managed teams – Project management, scheduling, estimation and resource allocation, team building, delegation, interview new hires, performance reviews, training and VC presentations, status reports, and dreadful layoffs.
Deliverables have been shrink wrapped and service oriented in various vertical markets – hardware manufacturing, health care and software generated meal planning, hospitality, maintenance, inventory, VOIP and VOIP arbitrage, prepaid & giftcard issuing and other specialty systems, document management, bill pay, centralized network hardware management, full stack POS.
Recent technology focus has been on: Python, perl, go, Lua, erlang, SQL, Java, Git, jPOS, jPOS-EE, jCard, jPTS, Mercurial, Linux, OpenBSD, ZeroMQ, Beanstalkd, Postgres, Redis, MongoDB, Riak, TornadoWeb, flask, Django, Google App Engine, Mojolicious, Rails, PCI-DSS, Agile, Waterfall and XP. However my experience goes much deeper when paired with the individual projects and their outcome. Lastly, I believe in continuing education and I spend appreciable time learning new languages, frameworks and processes.
(1995 – current)
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Insight Cards Director of Platform Development
MetaVentures System Architect / Programmer
eDiets Senior Programmer III
Secure Computing Senior Programmer
Ricoh Corporation Engineering Manager / Programmer
Premier Global Senior Programmer
WildCard Systems Software Development Manager / Programmer
First Data Corporation Team Lead
Misc Contract Programmer, Full-time & Part-time
Florida Atlantic University; Boca Raton, Florida
Bachelor of Computer Science; College of Engineering, 1991;
NaBanco President’s award – 1994;
SleepyCat innovation award acknowledgment (2003, 2005).