Software Engineer - Systems Architect - Security Engineer - Inventor
Specialties: Web & mobile apps, embedded, robotics, scalability & services, security & crypto, startups
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With a deep technical, interpersonal, creative, and business background, I fit a wide range of roles.
I am looking for the best overall opportunity & challenge: Organizations with important purpose & goals requiring uniquely multifaceted, deeply skilled technical talent. Most suitable roles: lead architect & developer, hands-on CTO/CIO/CISO, VP/director of engineering / SW development / R&D, or related consulting. I am broadly open to mutually interesting suggestions.
This is a concise summary; full version available. As a technology enthusiast, I have deeply explored most related topics.
For the last 5+ years, deeply involved in current SPA (single page web app) & scalable cloud technology, developing a complex integration of 3D game engine (WebGL, ThreeJS), 3D editor, video, rich text editing, slides, and scripting in a highly responsive web app using web components. Several tools and approaches have been published as open source: Merkle Hash web cache builder, completely new panel responsiveness system, async module loading system, Docker, websockets, graph database based app stack.
In parallel, bootstrapping a new approach for robotic actuators, self-filed a patent & mechanical design; forming a large ANA Avatar XPRIZE contest team creating an avatar system: remote telerobotics for home health & elder care, travel. Performed deep & broad research, attended trade shows, and established partners.
Working with Linux, ROS, ROS2, WebRTC, WebSockets, Oculus Quest, mechanical design.
Past experience includes: deep mobile development (Android), cameras & imaging, ebook readers, scalable server apps for millions of users, secure app dev, insurance quoting, banking, encryption, PKI CAs, various databases, protocols & standards work (IETF, W3C), and embedded factory machine control. I’ve run my own servers with DNS, email, web, usenet, and apps on the Internet since 1992. AI, ML, vision, and NLP have been deep research interests for decades, intersecting certain projects. I’m a bit of a legal geek, especially IP.
Computational imaging array camera integration, optimization, and product development. Google Mobile Android (Java/C++) and desktop Qt (C++) programming, Java/C++/JNI, XML, web services, rendering. Vision recognition. Cray XT3 installation, repair, mgmt. Patent consulting. Stealth knowledge organization startup. CPU simulator visualization.
VolksDroid - CTO/founder - Exploratory R&D Vallejo, CA 5/2019 To Present
ANA Avatar XPRIZE team, startup creating an affordable, highly effective remote teleoperated robotic system.
Have unique actuator solution, hand design, novel touch sensing, haptics, and low-latency remote reality solutions.
Linux, Oculus Quest app, ROS, ROS2, CANbus, WebRTC, websockets, Ortelio cloud robotics, C++, Python, JS.
Mostly ready to be certified as a patent agent. AR/VR/RR. Trained on Udacity’s robotics curriculum.
Blue Scholar Foundation - CTO/founder - unpaid Vallejo, CA 9/2019 To Present
Forming a nonprofit corporation with global partners and board to promote college education for everyone by working to make it possible, flexible, very affordable, and socially desirable.
Yebo Technologies, formerly: Change My Path - CTO/founder San Francisco, CA 10/2014 To Present
https://helloyebo.com/ Demo video: https://cped.co/d
Creating a scalable self-reinforcing social education platform that combines entertainment with learning in innovative ways to solve the job skills training gap, meta-learning deficiencies, and later to revolutionize life-long learning in general. Sourced developers at conferences, online, including near-shore team members in Mexico & Honduras, interviewing widely in India, plus South American companies and individuals. Hired, trained, dismissed as needed. Negotiated & closed sales, pitched to investors, participated in board meetings.
Instructional design R&D, novel theory of knowledge - concept morphology, invented “panel responsiveness”, Merkle hash web cache system, no-build web module load system, anti-browser memory leak techniques.
Pelican Imaging - Director Software Engineering Mountain View, CA 4/2012 To 10/2014
Building embedded software and SDK for revolutionary camera technology.
GREE / OpenFeint - Principal Android Engineer Burlingame/San Francisco, CA / Tokyo 10/2011 To 3/2012
Built new generation social gaming and casual gaming platform API for Android.
Sony Electronics - Consultant through OptimaLogic & Triple Crown Consulting San Jose, CA 5/2010 To 9/2011
Mobile & desktop eReader - Android, Qt, OAUTH, XML, Adobe RMSDK, DRM, Java, C++, Eclipse, CMake
Kerosene and a Match - Consultant, Chief Scientist Mountain View / Orange County, CA 10/2010 To 2012
New Product Development - pre-funding startup.
i365, a division of Seagate - Development Team Lead Santa Clara, CA 9/2009 To 3/2010
OptimaLogic, Inc. - President / CTO Mountain View, CA 2/2009 To Present
Startup - Medical Device R&D - CTO San Diego, CA 4/2009 To 6/2009
Sempra Energy - Senior Security Architecture Consultant San Diego, CA 2/2009 To 5/2009
High Performance Technologies, Inc. - Senior Technical Director Arlington, Reston, VA 7+yrs. 10/2001 To 1/2009
Active and successful in architecture, development, consulting, management, business development, proposal writing, market and technology research & evaluation, technical interviewing, and program assessment. Selected projects:
Army High Performance Computing Resource Center Moffett Field, CA 6/2007 To 1/2009
Semantic Web, Temporal Analysis, SPARQL, Graph Analysis Arlington, VA 4/2005 To 5/2007
W3C Efficient XML Interchange Working Group, Semantic Web Ashburn, VA 5/2004 To 9/2007
DoD Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Crystal City, VA 6/2006 To 9/2006
Scalable Awareness Framework (SAF) for intelligence Ashburn, VA 6/2003 To 6/2006
Department of Justice CIO PKI/Security Consulting Washington, DC 1/2003 To 3/2005
Health and Human Services Office of Regulatory Affairs Washington, DC 1/2003 To 1/2003
Treasury FMS Secure Payment System, Sr. Architect & Lead Hyattsville, MD 10/2001 To 12/2002
Concinnous Consulting, Inc. - President / Senior Consultant Ashburn, VA 8 yrs. 2/1992 To 9/2001
ObjectVideo, Consulting Developer Reston, VA 3/2001 To 7/2001
Geico, Consulting Chief Architect and Team Lead Bethesda, MD 4/1998 To 3/1999
America Online, Inc., Senior Consultant Tyson’s Corner, Reston, Dulles, VA 4/1995 To 5/1998
Bank of America, Senior Consultant Concord, CA 8/1994 To 2/1995
Lexis-Nexis, Senior Consultant Miamisburg, OH 2/1992 To 8/1994
Jabber.com, Chief Technical Officer Denver, CO 11/2000 To 3/2001
Insta.com, President and Chief Scientist Washington, DC 7/1999 To 1/2001
ReverseAuction.com, Chief Technical Officer Washington, DC 3/1999 To 10/1999
GE Aircraft Engines, Senior Consultant Cincinnati, OH 2.5 yrs. 6/1989 To 1/1992
Computer Sciences Corp., Member Technical Staff Dayton, OH 1 yr. 11/1987 To 8/1988
NCR Corp., Staff Consultant Dayton, OH 1.5 yrs. 5/1986 To 11/1987
GE Lighting Business Group, Research Lab Developer Cleveland, OH 1.5 yrs. 2/1984 To 8/1985
Other Limited Engagements:
Netword LLC CTO, Architect, managed technical support & dev team of 5 people, marketing. – 1997 Arlington, VA
WareOnEarth Consulted on encrypted USPS communication product and development process. – 1999 McClean, VA
Platforms & Operating Systems: Linux, Unixen (Solaris, Cray, AIX, HPUX, IRIX, SCO, Interactive), MS Windows, OS X, Android, WebOS, MVS, VMS, embedded factory, Stratus
Methodologies: Scrum/Agile, Extreme, Old: Rational Process, OOA/D, Taylor, Booch, Structured, Many SDLCs
Databases: dgraph, MySQL, old: Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase, Access, Progress, Postgres
CM Systems: Git / github, old: Subversion, CVS, RCS, SCCS, SourceSafe, Rational Clearcase
Information Assurance: CISSP, NSA IAM, secure application development, biometric products and APIs, PKI (CA policy, development, deployment, Kerberos/SSH/Login, PKI smartcards & server accelerators), several penetration testing tools, network scanning (Nessus, Retina, nmap, nc, tcpflow), DREN CSA system hardening, NIST 800-53, several DCIDs, several FIPS, DISA STIGs (Unix, Windows), FISMA, DIACAP, NSA Type 1 encryptor training (Taclane / Fastlane)
Patterns: Architectural Form: Comm. Concentrator, Expert System, Explicit Pseudo threading, Small Language, Form Language, web scripting language, Digital Notary, Document Database, Secure App architecture, mobile code, knowledge oriented architecture, multi-stream video player, MVC, Business Delegate, Front Controller, Intercepting Filter, Transfer Object, System Design: Builder, Factory Method, Prototype, Singleton, Adapter, Composite, Decorator, Facade, Proxy, Command, Interpreter, Iterator, Mediator, Memento, Observer, Template, Visitor, Data Access Object / Service
After sufficiently mastering existing engineering in a certain area, creative application of broad knowledge can lead to innovative problem solving. This list highlights a few of the more interesting insights that, at the time, stood out.
W3C XBC Measurements Methodology
W3C EXI Measurements Note
My purpose of life: Make myself useful by making the world a better place in whatever large and small ways that I can, so that my journey has been worthwhile. How does your mission enable that? How are you significantly improving the world? Is there a way that I can play a key role? Some of my recent goals and activities have been toward: greatly improving education & job prospects for blue collar workers and everyone (Yebo / Change My Path, Blue Scholar Foundation), solving commute & worker shortages while enabling disabled freedom through telerobotics (VolksDroid), creating a true usable visual knowledge base (VKMaps) to allow people to better capture, organize, and share all information, and writing a pair of books to improve lives & society.
I continually learn, grow, and transform, adjusting my goals to fit available opportunities and perceived best use of my abilities. I have an extremely deep and diverse range of experience, skills, connections, and interests. I’m well-rounded, self-sufficient in broad ways, and internally driven in multiple senses, always considering and tracking a stream of options at all levels. I am continually creative & inventive, frequently synthesizing new approaches, ideas, and solutions after I thoroughly understand a new area. I rapidly absorb and adapt to new environments, technology, people, and culture, adopting both enterprise and customer problems as my own, and rapidly internalize constraints and available tools to productively solve problems and answer needs.
From my early teenage years through today, I have had broad curiosity, voraciously reading & researching an extremely wide range of topics. This broad awareness, coupled with my diverse work experience, often gives me unusually useful creative insights. I have had enough consistent success to be confident I can bridge gaps in most cases, and enough mistakes and difficulties getting there to usually avoid being overconfident or truly arrogant. I do however fearlessly take on difficult projects, problems, and environments and am generally confident that I can ramp up and innovate as needed. This is fun for me. I am highly cognizant of Dunning-Kruger. I have raised several children, including adopted, the last two as a single father since my youngest was 12. I repeatedly coached & refereed sports and academic teams, volunteering in various ways. I have worked with a very large number of coworkers & customers, performed deep technical screening & interviews of hundreds, and have mentored many. I have managed teams of 20+, coaching teams formally and informally. I am adept at resolving conflicts between people and excel at debugging complex problems within complex systems.
I am very healthy, running multiple half marathons and other races every year, biking, mountain hiking, kayaking, sailing, and inline skating. I have run at least 20,000 miles. I am a private pilot (haven’t flown for a while), PADI scuba certified, used to rock climb, and ski & snowboard. I am an avid semi-pro photographer: over 100,000 photos taken globally, including at night in the street on skates in Tokyo at 20mph. The day before I spoke at a conference in Montreal, I walked 43 miles taking pictures. All of this has contributed to and illustrates my stamina and energy on projects that I focus on.