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Watchguard Technologies Senior SDE
Seattle, WA June 2021-July 2023
Completed work on BusinessRuleApi and SkuRelationshipApi projects that were begun as a contractor. Released to production in May 2023.
Harvey Nash– Senior SDE
Seattle, WA November 2020-May 2021
Watchguard Technologies – ITDev Team
Working on the LEMS project. Implemented the BusinessRuleApi proof of concept which provides a mechanism for isolating business logic in a central location rather than in different projects. The project is implemented in .NetCore, and is currently being refined into production code. Currently working on the SkuRelationshipApi proof of concept, also .NetCore, which provides a tool for isolating relationships between objects in a centralized lookup table rather than spreading the logic out in different projects. TEKSystems – Senior SDE
Redmond, WA August 2020- October 2020
Microsoft Corporation – MPC team
The group handles the hardware and software ordering system for external clients. The services are primarily full framework and some .NetCore deployed via ServiceFabric. SQLServer and CosmosDB are used for the storage. UI is a combination of Angular and React. Final project was working on a full stack feature that requires changes to C#, SQL programability, and minor changes to the Angular front end.
Harvey Nash– Senior SDE
Seattle, WA October 2019-June 2020
Getty Images – API and Enterprise Services teams
Getty is a dot net core shop for the most part. Services are containerized. Source control is primarily through Gitlab. Near real time logging is done with Splunk. Backend for the services is primarily SQL Server with a little Postgres. I worked primarily in C#. I worked with more than a dozen services, most of which are internal, but the API group provides their public facing API (no GUI work, just API endpoints). Some work updating deployment pipelines for API SDKS, a little bit of SQL stuff, but mainly I write code.
Pactera– Senior SDE
Redmond, WA January 2019-September 2019
Microsoft Corporation – Game Ingestion Team
Supported both the Migration and Availability teams. Backend C# work included creating API endpoints, consuming other services, and all the connection code in between as well as modifying existing code and bug fixing as needed. Front end work in Angular js with services consuming API input and modifying the GUI. Also some work with Power BI visulizations. Tasks include:
Add new API endpoints for porting project from SMP host to Front Door host
Add new API endpoint and backend to replace SMP search
Upgrade projects and build processes to new localization process
Improve Availability service page load performance
Enhance backend C# logging and added page to the Angular client to display the logs
Improve performance tracking to migration project
Add state tracking to backend and modify Power BI to display them
Refactor projects to remove unused project
Various migration code bug fixes
Upgrade Power BI visualizations
CSI Interfusion– Senior SDE
Bellevue, WA April 2018-September 2018
Microsoft Corporation – Speech Services
Working on a pipeline to process vocalizations to transcribed speech for use in audio modeling.The pipeline consists of a backend written in C#, an api exposed via an Azure Web App, and Azure Functions that are used as event triggers for the API. The backend that utilizes Azure Cosmos DB and Data Lake for storage, and uses Azure Queues for processing. Consulting – Senior SDE
Bellevue, WA April 2016-September 2017
Microsoft Corporation – Power BI Data Insights
Various tasks related to managing the user telemetry for the Power BI group. This includes work with Scope/COSMOS, and writing tools in C# and Powershell, and even a little work with Node and F# (whatever tool made the most sense for the task).
Wrote a tool to manage user access to Kusto resources by keeping AD security group members in sync with Kusto in using an Azure SQL database to be able to suspend users for Kusto resource abouse (a facility not currently provided in Kusto).
Scripted (to the extent possible) making local backups of Azure resources.
Wrote Scope jobs and managed Azure Data Factory pipelines for user telemetry reporting. Stratosoft – Senior SDE Bellevue, WA March 2012-December 2015
Contracted out to the following positions:
Microsoft Corporation – Bing Maps
Worked on project for automating map vendor information ingestion into the Bing Maps database. Work was done primarily in C#.
Extended web service backend logging implementation.
Created tool to facilitate reading the log files.
Ported web service tests.
Microsoft Corporation – Bing Local
Worked on automating pipeline for geocoding using C# scripts. Did light maintenance of the SOAP service that was being phased out in favor of a REST implementation.
Maintained legacy SOAP service.
Automated data production pipeline.
Microsoft Corporation – Bing Local
Worked on ad hoc reporting primarily extracting data from log files to analyze usage and troubleshoot client billing issues. To reduce the number of ad hoc reports, created a pipeline that aggregated much of this information, transforming free-form log files to structured COSMOS files, then ingesting them into a data cube that could be accessed directly by Excel.
Ad hoc reporting using SCOPE/COSMOS.
Created data cube from COSMOS data using SQL Server Analysis Services. Healthcare Management Administrators
Reformatting SSRS to make them available online. Microsoft Corporation – SDE Redmond, WA July 1992-June 2001
Released three iterations of Streets & Trips.
Internationalized Quill, the text editor used by Publisher and Works. Added automatic language tagging and support for Asian IMEs.
Released multiple versions of Excel with right-to-left language support. Implemented general right- to-left spreadsheet functionality.
Supervised 2 SDEs for Excel development.
Alki Software – The Programmer Seattle, WA February 1991-July 1992
Created file utilities for Macintosh systems.
Created toolbar addin for use in Microsoft Word.
Supervised 2 contract programmers for development. Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems – Mountain View, CA April 1988-August 1988 Programmer (contract)
Worked on embedded cytometer software.
Sterling Federal Systems Group – Mountain View, CA April 1986-April 1988 Programmer
Worked supporting the Artificial Intelligence group at Ames Research Center. Computer Software Analysts – Mountain View, CA September 1984-April 1986 Programmer
Worked supporting the financial accounting group at Ames Research Center. Education
University of California, Berkeley
Applied Math, B.A.
Udacity Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree
University of Washington Extension
Private Investigation (certificate)
Computer Forensics (certificate)
Coursera Build Basic Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Build Better Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Apply Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps, Introduction to Data Science, Computational Neuroscience, Web Intelligence and Big Data, Gamification, Social Network Analysis, Game Theory, Data Analysis, Computing for Data Analysis Stanford Engineering Everywhere
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning