Sterling, Virginia *****
Principal Software Engineer Senior Architect
Delivering innovative architecture and design concepts for future-facing organizations
Technically sophisticated IT specialist applying a customer-centric approach to drive organizational change and support business process design. Proficient in object-oriented design concepts and leading full life cycle development within complex systems on multiple platforms utilizing Java and other languages. Proven ability to introduce Agile methodologies to structure long-term strategies and enrich business systems. Demonstrate a solid awareness of business solutions maintaining a keen focus in the areas of collaboration, documentation management, and CRM to accelerate company mission. Exemplary leader, excelling in dynamic, fast-paced environments.
Highlights of Expertise
Solutions Architecture / Design
Web Services / Web Applications
Client Relationship Management
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Agile / Scrum Frameworks
Team Leadership and Training
Troubleshooting / Critical Thinking
Software Design / Engineering
Object Oriented Design / Programming
Unanet, Dulles, VA
Principal Software Engineer (Feb 2017 to Present)
Assist in the design and development of the Unanet application (integrated software solution that assists professional services organizations to plan, track, and manage people / projects). Ascertain pain points and gain an in-depth understanding of departmental strategy to create streamlined system solutions that align technical needs with corporate objectives. Investigate information systems and lead the design, specification, and selection of information system solutions, considering functionality, data, security, integration, infrastructure, and performance.
Extensive SQL usage (Sql Server and Oracle); Created complex SQL queries to join multiple tables for the Unanet application.
Designed tools to enhance development process for defining SQL tables. Streamlined the process, requiring only one file to be manually updated for each change instead of five.
Delivered substantial cost savings by initiating a database migration utility that enabled customers to migrate from one database to another.
Engaged with product management teams to gain a deeper understanding of business requirements and led a team of specialists to implement new features that aligned with technical / functional requirements.
Tridium/Honeywell, Herndon, VA
Senior Software Engineer (Nov 2015 to Feb 2017)
Provided consultancy services to support Niagara product (framework for controlling building automation). Leveraged technical sophistication and industry expertise to develop models of current and future application / web architecture, and create design structures that are stable, resilient, and performant. Estimated costs, and prepared business cases for IT solutions, considering infrastructure, licenses, development and support.
Served as senior Java developer for the release of Niagara; managed application design and development while working with internal teams to fix defects and write enhancements.
Took ownership of Python-written tool to automate setup of developer environment, as well as Mercurial hooks to streamline operation.
Exostar, Herndon, VA
Senior Software Engineer (May 2014 to Nov 2015)
Architected and developed technical solutions regarding security products across the pharmaceutical industry. Served as the lead developer of an entitlement management system written primarily in Java, to support the provisioning of access to applications and systems in a heterogeneous and distributed environment for a major pharmaceutical company.
Supported security products that enable identity federation across a major organization.
Demonstrated strong technical skills through the extensive use of JPA/Hibernate and Soap web services.
Technica Corporation, Dulles, VA
Senior Software Engineer / Technical Lead (Feb 2005 to May 2014)
Developed information systems by designing and installing software solutions to support a key client, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Determined operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, and solution development. Prepared solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.
Lead Java Developer for the CCV (Common Communications Vehicle), a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solution based on an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB); utilized web services (JAX-WS, JAX-RS).
Mentored, trained, and developed junior programmers, providing constructive coaching and feedback to drive performance results and support a robust talent pipeline.
Implemented code review sessions to educate junior programmers and to enforce best practice coding standards
Managed multiple SQL implementations (Oracle, MySql) using JDBC and JPA/Hibernate in addition to writing AJAX based web-service to retrieve data and enable end-users to view and modify data.
Played an integral role in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) project for DISA and Air Force; PaaS is a cloud-based service for DISA’s RACE system (Rapid Access Computing Environment).
Senior Designer / Developer Datatel, Fairfax, VA
Contractor Northrop Grumman, Fairfax, VA
Software Engineer Applied Predictive Technologies, Arlington, VA
Software Engineer Sterling Software, Reston, VA
Manager of VM Systems Programming Information Builders, New York NY
Senior System Programmer / Analyst NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY
Education & Credentials
Columbia University / School of Engineering & Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
Columbia University / Columbia College
Master of Science in Computer Science
Professional Development: Sun Certified Programmer
U.S. Department of Defense Top Secret, SSBI (Expired)
Community Leadership Projects
VITA/AARP Tax Preparer (2007-Present) – Tax trainer and tax preparer for Loudoun County Department of Family Services and AARP. I train the volunteers in tax law and use of the tax preparation program as well as prepare some of the more complex returns.
Discovery Park (2005-2007) – Led the effort for a community-built playground in Sterling, VA. Raised $250,000 in grants and donations in less than a year. Worked with playground designer and the community to design a science-themed, accessible community playground, open to all. Coordinated hundreds of volunteers during a 5-day build.