A typical resume will include a number of company names, positions and an alphabet soup of acronyms. But it's largely irrelevant.
Here's what you really need to know about me:
- I'm intimately familiar with the contemporary tools, technologies and techniques used to deliver robust, enterprise Java applications.
- I have considerable knowledge of relevant Internet standards; I've actually read and understood the RFCs and the Comer books
occupy an honoured place on my shelf.
- I have a half-dozen servers at home, connected via gigabit Ethernet and connected to the 'net via a high-speed commercial
link with a fixed IP address.
- I use my servers for software evaluation, prototyping and production support. I also run a variety of application servers and databases.
- I host multiple sites on my primary server, running Apache/Tomcat, with a fairly typical configuration using virtual hosts and X.509 SSL certificates. It also performs firewall and NAT functions.
- I've recently begun experimenting with home automation technologies, leading to the acquisition of a Raspberry Pi, multiple Amazon Echo Dots and various Philips Hue devices. I've also integrated some other technologies.
- I love wrangling code, creating elegant solutions to design challenges.
I've been blessed with various opportunities over the years. Some of my more notable accomplishments:
- Configured electronic mail system for NASA at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, USA. I was also co-developer of the X.400/X.25 artifact installed.
- Wrote UNIX device driver for high-speed Kodak document scanner and installed for the Australian Taxation Office, Albury/Wodongo, Australia.
- Worked on implementing the Network Operations Centre (NOC) (trouble ticket, network management) for the Dutch PTT in Den Haag, Nederlands. Designed and configured fail-over (via TCP/IP using Cisco and Proteon routers) to Camberly, England.
- Installed and configured the Oracle database for the Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahasee, Florida.
- Worked with the team in Robinsville, New Jersey, developing the New York City 911 dispatch system.