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Engineer Manager

Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
January 09, 2017

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Build and Release / DevOps Engineer


Goals-oriented Senior Release Engineer with proven ability in the full software development life cycle. Expertise includes implementation, independent verification and validation, and software configuration management. Possess an accomplished track record of working effectively in both an agile team and individual environments consistently achieving project milestones while documenting work with clarity and completeness. Authorized to work in the US for any employer.


Raytheon, Tewksbury, MA

Zumwalt IM&T Release Team Software DevOps Engineer - Jul 2016 to Nov 2016

Implemented a break through method automating the verification of deployed artifacts with a script from a remote connection calling on MIST – a Raytheon process built on RPM and YUM.

Managed a Web based project handling HW and SW license assets with a design of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Django on the front end, and Python and MySQL on the back end.

Documented procedures for new release team hires with thoroughness and completeness.

Created several VM nodes on Linux using virt_manager to test MIST functionality blade deployment.

Security Innovation, Wilmington, MA

Embedded Security Business Unit Release and Build Engineer - Jul 2015 to Jan 2016

Support of vehicle maker Tier 1 & 2 suppliers, mobile/computer manufacturers, and other customers of a fast-paced embedded business unit.

Built releases from a GIT repository and tested customer circuit board products while producing a detailed 30 page release build document prepared for use by the development team.

Maintained Cruise Control distributions within a VM environment, producing automated builds following code commits to provide valuable feedback to the development team.

Documented CM and Quality SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) files resulting in a CM Plan, CI List, and Quality Plan in preparation for an upcoming scheduled SPICE accreditation process.

Led the effort in formulating a revised document layout creating new and preparing existing documentation for a move into a cloud based repository available to the ESBU development team.

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), Inc., Cambridge, MA

Configuration Manager/Release Manager In support of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Applications Portfolio with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) - Dec 2014 to July 2015

Responsible for orchestrating software releases into test, integration, and production environments producing completed process steps prior to a release with documented released configurations.

Identified all items needed to be coordinated, managed, scheduled, and planned across a release leading to the timely deployment of all releases.

Supported development requirements and participated in collaborative decision-making design sessions. Held weekly release meetings and kept the development and test teams abreast of release status.

Led the effort to modify the SDLC documentation, created templates and defined new processes providing development and infrastructure teams with improved development and deployment methods.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, MA

Space Situational Awareness Group

Associate Staff/LSSAC Software Configuration Manager - Dec 2010 to July 2013

Led the decision to purchase and use TeamForge used by 95% of all Group projects allowing for the distribution of a productive and collaborative development environment.

Configured Hudson for continuous build management integrated into TeamForge used by 80% of all projects and incorporated JUnit and Emma JaCoCo maven plugins for code coverage producing comprehensive test results.

Subversion responsibilities include branching, tagging, and merging for the development team that provided development and release environments with accurate and required code changes.

Completed ClearCase import to subversion omitting the expense of an end of life product.

Major project SCM responsibilities of designing, developing, and coding C shell scripts with calls to subversion and maven resulting in successful builds and deployments of build artifacts.

Maintained and kept up to date a Maven repository for Java development within each project providing key updates for an efficient development and build environment.

Upgraded Maven 2 to Maven 3 for a major project and led the effort to upgrade TeamForge from 5.2 to 6.2 in a timely manner allowing for the continuation of development with minimal disruption.

LSSAC SCM responsibilities of maintaining all Configuration Items in the form of project deliverables for immediate recovery providing the capability of rolling back to a previous state.

Contractor/Senior Release Engineer/Software Configuration Manager - Oct 2003 to Dec 2010

Designed, developed, and coded software for the Space Surveillance projects written in C and in Perl Tk including documentation.

Tagged and cataloged all software and hardware that host our systems providing support both locally and at remote sites.

Determined and published software release dates, assembled lists of resolved problem reports, and prepared and executed test documentation ensuring good communication within the team.

Prepared software release deployment notes and ensured completeness and consistency of software and hardware sent to multiple sites providing visibility to all team members.

Created and managed processes and tools resulting in successful release builds and deployments.

Ensured development completion prior to release testing and adhered to the organization's development process.

Facilitated team interaction with continuous Configuration Control Board meetings via teleconferences connected to multiple sites.

Contacted responsible developers for defect resolution verification to ensure traceability back to the source.


BA; Mathematics, Major in Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Certificate in Object Oriented Programming, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

MIT Technical Lincoln Laboratory In-House Course Work: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, JAVA Object-Oriented Design for Programmers, JAVA Design Patterns, Web Development with Cascading Style Sheets, Dreamweaver Introduction and Dreamweaver Advanced, and Effective Scientific and Technical Writing.

MIT Professional Development In-House Course Work: Everyday Leadership, Applied Speed Reading, Negotiating Skills, Asserting Yourself, and Time Management.


Build Tools: Maven, Eclipse, Chrome, MS VC++, Visual Café, Install Shield.

Working Environments: Linux, Windows, UNIX, Solaris, Code Deployment: YUM, RPM, Puppet.

Source Control: GIT, Mercurial, Subversion, Clear Case, CVS, and Languages: C/C++, Perl, Java, TCL/TK, XML.

Other Applications: Jenkins, Hudson, Nexus, Microsoft TFS, CollabNet TeamForge, Amazon Web Services, Confluence, Crucible, Jira, Sonar, VangrantUp, Virtual Box.

Accomplished strengths in problem solving: Identifying issues and implementing a solution by conveying information through strong written and oral communication.

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