Self-motivated problem solver with a Master of Science in Physics and 9+ years of experience in military safety critical system software development, full-stack web development, test automation, and RF systems engineering. Skilled in analyzing problems and finding solutions using a multi-pronged approach in a variety of languages. Proven ability to work in a result-oriented team and meet demanding time goals. Strong written communication skills with experience developing technical proposals and documents.


Experience

Scientist

NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division
October 2017 - Present

As a lead developer, I am responsible for several programs including the design and management of our new database and website, developing and modeling the explosive effects of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) devices, as well as various one-off software solutions (whether they be high level GUIs or embedded applications).

Full-stack Web Developer

  • Lead developer, scrum master and full-stack developer building applications for ingesting, processing, and sharing community reports, analyzing data for better workflow, and a workflow management ticketing system utilizing the Python Django framework and Microsoft SQL for rapid prototyping and ease of development
  • Develop features as an Agile team by writing user stories, creating design specifications, code reviews, and QA testing before integration
  • Create customized monthly metrics using C3 for data visualizations
  • Maintain local lab servers for development and closed network deployment using Apache, Postgres, BIND, etc.
  • Implement and manage JIRA and BitBucket to improve development workflow

Counter-IED Analyst

  • Computational modeling involving the explosive effects of EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) and Counter-IED methods/devices to develop, test, and verify their effectiveness
  • C-IED device defeat subject matter expert
  • Identify and develop custom Counter-IED solutions for PIC, Atmel, and Arduino embedded devices used by EOD technicians
  • Develop various one-off applications to reduce workflow turn-around times by up to 50%
  • Develop and implement workflow plan using JIRA and Bitbucket to track issues, manage workflow, and provide monthly status reports to the sponsor.

Scientist

NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division
July 2009 - September 2017

Developed automated test sets for weapons systems with LabVIEW as well as embedded software and and GUIs for data analysis.

  • Performed testing and acceptance reviews of contractor software deliverables that included hundreds of unique software products, software design documents, and interface control documents
  • Lead designer and developer of automated test systems for counter radio-controlled improvised explosive device (RCIED) electronic warfare (CREW) system
    • Tested RF signals, serial communications, system timings, electrical properties, etc.
    • Used common protocols including TCP, UDP, and XML to transfer and store parameters
  • Worked with contracts and collaborated with external vendors to expand and develop concepts and designs
  • Developed optimized software updates to an embedded data acquisition logger for recording various real-time test data simultaneously
  • Updated data analysis GUI from Visual C++ to C# for a modern, modular codebase allowing future expandability for next generation architectures

Education

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Masters of Physics
Astrophysics Concentration
  • Research Assistant
  • Astronomy club
August 2007 - May 2009

State University of New York at Fredonia

Bachelors of Physics
Experimental Concentration
  • Engineering & Physics Society President
  • Society of Physics Students Vice President
  • Induction into Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society
August 2003 - May 2007

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Gitflow Workflow

Interests

I've been working part time to develop a CMS and templates for small companies using Django CMS and PostgreSQL. It seems like lately, all I've been doing is web development, but I am also into playing, mixing, and mastering music. For the few months it's not too hot or too cold, I enjoy biking, camping, and kayaking. For those hot and cold months, I'm a casual gamer.

I'm also a guitar gear head. I love building and modifying guitar pedals, pickups, and guitars seeking that perfect but ever so elusive guitar tone.


Awards & Certifications

  • Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer - 2018
  • Naval Sea Systems Command Engineer of the Year Team Award - 2016
  • John J Connelley Physics Scholarship Incentive Award for scholarship - 2006