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Computer Science Software Engineer

Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
January 29, 2018

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William McKenney

**** ***** ***** **************, ** 23111

(804) 335 - 7420


Experienced software engineer with an interest in automation and robotics. Skilled in Python, Java, and C. Strong education professional with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, focused on machine learning, and a minor in business from George Mason University


C, C++, Java, Python, Linux/Unix, Windows, Mac OS, OpenCV, CUDA C


FIRST Robotics Mentor (Jan 2014 – Current)

•Lead students in the design and implementation of robotic systems including operator-controlled systems and automated processes

•Teaching students to use both graphical and text-based programming such as LabVIEW and Java/Python

•Designed and implemented various sensor based autonomous control systems

•Created the control system which won the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi at the 2015 Virginia FIRST Robotics Competition

•Helped start and mentored the RVA Coder Collective sponsored by the Mayor's Youth Academy and led the team to the Highest Rookie Seed Award after receiving a commendation from Mayor Dwight C. Jones

CNC Programmer - SonicTools LP (Jun 2017 – Aug 2017)

•Developed G-code programs for the operation of 2, 3, and 5-axis CNC grinding machines

•Set up and maintained CNC grinding machines

•Interpreted and reviewed technical drawings to design machining operations and used precision measuring equipment to ensure tolerances were met for quality control

•Managed usage and resources of multiple machines to ensure continuous operation.

Teacher/Curriculum Developer – CodeVA (Jun 2014 – Aug 2016)

•Developed and implemented operational procedures

•Created curriculum for robotics and intro to programming courses which were used to teach students about programming and computer science

•Programming and fabrication mentor for FRC Team 5425 RVA Coder Collective, FIRST Robotics team hosted by CodeVA

•Co-designed and implemented curriculum instruction for 6-week computer science/coding class offered through CodeVA to inner-city middle school students participating in the Richmond Mayor's Youth Academy.


George Mason University - Computer Science B.S. (2017)

•Major in Computer Science with a focus on machine learning, and a minor in business

•President and cofounder of STACS; Member of the Applied Robotics Club

•Significant coursework: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Object-Oriented Design and Principle, Software Requirements and Design Modeling, Analysis of Algorithms

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