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Freelance Web Developer

About

Experienced Software Engineer

I am a full stack web developer with decades of experience in software engineering. I've worked in scientific research & development, test & measurement engineering, world-wide high tech production manufacturing lines, insurance, and e-commerce. All along, I’ve leveraged web technologies to solve problems and make data accessible to many different kinds of decision makers. I’m a disciplined self-starter, and have lots of experience working in teams to achieve common goals.

Education

  • 2012
    BS Computer Science University of Southern Maine
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Award, Outstanding Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
  • 1992
    AA Systems Programming DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA

Projects

My public projects can be found on Github, Npm, and Codepen.

Most of my project work builds and maintains products under private agreement. Some of my private work is exploratory, where I evaluate the utility and security of technologies for future use. Here are some of the technologies I'm currently using in project work:

Timeline

  • 2012 - Now

    LocalNerve, LLC

    HTML
    CSS
    JS
    PWA
    NodeJS
    IPFS
    Freelance Web Developer

    Provides full stack web development services for projects, startups, business, and nonprofits.

    • Web App Design & Development
    • Mobile Web Consulting
    • Cloud Service Setup & Maintenance
    • Build & Test, CI/CD
    • Layout, Graphics, & Logo Designs
    • Open Source Contributor
    • P2P, IPFS, IPLD, & CRDT Experimenter
  • 2016 - 2017

    LL Bean

    Redux
    React
    NodeJS
    Bootstrap
    JQuery
    Java
    Web Developer

    Contracted with teams on various web development projects.

    • Architected service interface, full site redesign, universal React app, NodeJS
    • Developed universal data access layer, service interface
    • Developed product review front-end
    • Converted site to HTML5 video
  • 2006 - 2015

    Unum Group

    .NET
    HTML
    JS
    CSS
    NodeJS
    SQL
    Software Engineer

    Maintained and improved Unum Group’s websites. Provided analysis and consultation on architecture and development.

    • Developed authentication/authorization and other core app framework projects
    • Developed software to integrate EU business support
    • Developed build and deployment automation
    • Developed payment gateway and many other business apps
  • 2006

    Boston Communications Group (BCGI)

    Bourne Shell
    Unix
    Java
    Senior Software Engineer

    Worked on various aspects of a telecommunications mediation and provisioning platform for pre-paid mobile billing (BCGI Voyager)

    • Developed Qualcomm BREW feed mediation subsystem
    • Analyzed and documented all existing mediation subsystems
  • 2003 - 2006

    IBM/HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies)

    C++
    C#
    COM
    JS
    CSS
    HTML
    device-driver
    browser
    web-services
    Software Engineer

    Developed improvements to wafer manufacturing testers, product R&D, web apps and services for data and process control.

    • Developed an OCR web service to automate wafer identification
    • Developed a probe-to-pad alignment algorithm to eliminate partial pad probing
    • Developed a software-based planarity and profiling scheme to eliminate probing issues due to mechanical chuck problems
    • Developed software to detect Z-heights electrically, eliminating destructive mechanical edge-sense
    • Developed a web application to edit process specifications
    • Developed a data post-processing web service to process and direct data to other back-end systems, designed for the large I/O volumes of manufacturing tools world wide
    • Developed several other supportive web services for wafer manufacturing tools and back-end data processing
  • 1998 - 2003

    IBM

    C++
    COM
    JS
    CSS
    HTML
    C#
    windows
    device-driver
    browser
    web-services
    Software Engineer

    Developed architecture and worked on all aspects of R&D, control, monitoring, and diagnostic applications for wafer manufacturing testers

    • Worked closely with product R&D, mechanical, electrical, and process engineers for requirements, solutions, and improvements
    • Developed a high-field tester that measured diminishing track widths magnetically - Increased accuracy and speed (100 times) over previous optical method (Award)
    • Developed an MR characterization tester that utilized parallelization techniques to reduce tester cycle time by 40% over previous version
    • Developed a data-driven, pluggable tester platform to control and monitor any type of tool
    • Developed several components for communications and control of manufacturing equipment and in-house custom electronics
    • Developed a barcode scanning technique to improve the speed and reliability of scans
    • Leveraged existing technologies such as Web Browser, HTML/CSS, scripting engine (Javascript), automation interfaces, and shell
    • Employed third party components for video capture, electrical diagnostics graphics
  • 1996 - 1997

    Asyst Technologies

    C++
    Software Engineer

    Developed and documented portions of Asyst’s Wafer Management System (WMS) software

    • Developed the multi-threaded SECS protocol device for equipment communication
    • Wrote test procedures and documented WMS for the 2.0 release
  • 1994 - 1996

    NASA - Recom Technologies

    C++
    CGI
    email
    Unix
    Windows
    IBM
    Mainframe
    Programmer/Analyst

    Worked on various projects (post-internship) as a contractor at NASA/Ames Research Center.

    • Administrated HTTP servers and wrote CGIs for the Ames Electronic Forms Project
    • Implemented and maintained a test bed for the NSA/Microsoft Secure Email Pilot
    • Documented processes, data flow, and maintained a data map for a project to move the agency from mainframe ADP to distributed systems