I have over two decades of experience solving technical problems within non-profit, for-profit and government organizations. I have been responsible for all aspects of development, from designing and building software systems to managing teams and budgets. My chief technical interests include security and privacy, APIs, data analysis and design, and information retrieval systems. I have hired and led engineering teams, rescued broken systems at 2 a.m. and counseled C-suite executives making strategic decisions.
I specialize in making complex technical subjects lucid to non-technical people.
I actively seek opportunities for mission-oriented work using and promoting open source software.
Based in Kansas, I have decades of remote work experience with distributed teams across multiple timezones. My co-workers and employers most often comment on the high quality and pace of my efforts.
Progressive series of roles while at APM|MPR:
Designed and built the PIN platform, particularly API and search architecture; regional and national programming and infrastructure; data modeling and analysis; hardware provisioning, resource allocation; code review. Mentoring and training of other engineers. Build and deployment automation, infrastructure tools, design specifications.
When senior leaders in the company wanted someone with technical expertise to explain the impact of a decision, I was the person they invited to the meeting. I guided multiple multi-year, multi-million dollar projects to successul conclusions.
Software and tools developer at the University of Minnesota, primarily in Perl. Authored several CPAN modules, including projects related to content management, LDAP/Active Directory management, Subversion hosting, process accounting, database design and general system administration optimizations for large scale systems.
The new accounting system allowed the Institute leadership to better rationalize multi-million dollar hardware purchases. The self-service account management system removed a major maintenance burden from the PhD research associates, freeing them to assist in actual research rather than changing user passwords.