BS, Engineering @
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional software engineer with a focus on web applications and services. A solid background in engineering has given me the skills to see projects through from conception and planning to design, cost analysis, and implementation. Experience marked by a strong balance of techincal and managerial skills. Exclusively interested in approaching software projects with an open mind and
Professional software engineer with a focus on web applications and services. A solid background in engineering has given me the skills to see projects through from conception and planning to design, cost analysis, and implementation. Experience marked by a strong balance of techincal and managerial skills. Exclusively interested in approaching software projects with an open mind and healthy teamwork.
Software Developer @ Platform 45 is the leading web application developer in South Africa. As part of this crew of cutting-edge software developers, I contributed to a variety of Ruby / Rails projects.
All development was TDD driven using Continuous Integration and Deployment to ensure an AGILE development process that kept clients in the loop and production code moving forward.
I developed projects for a variety of industries, including banking, mining, and telecom. I excelled at working with clients on seeing their vision through from idea to implementation. My engineering and project management experience proved valuable in providing real-world insight on how to best match the clients' needs with available technologies. From May 2012 to June 2013 (1 year 2 months) Engineering Instructor @ ----Full-time one-year contract with the College to design and teach engineering courses in their engineering department.
----Prepared and instructed a wide range of subjects, including Engineering Design, Dynamics, Statics, C++, JAVA, MATLAB, and Engineering Graphics.
----Duties also included advising students on courses of study, ensuring consistency and transferability of classes to leading 4-year universities.
----Integrated principles of adult learning theory to effectively teach content.
----Active member of Washington Council for Engineering and Related Technical Education.
----Advised Engineering Club in development of Engineers Without Borders local chapter. From September 2008 to June 2009 (10 months) Civil / Environmental Engineer @ ----Consulting Engineer in the water sector, with a focus on municipal projects.
----Oversaw project permitting, cost analysis, and design for a $4 million utility renovation project, which included water, wastewater, and stormwater components, as well as integration of architectural, structural, and transportation elements
----Reviewed development plans for compliance to local building and zoning codes
----Liaised between city officials, construction crews, clients, and sub-contractors
----Conducted extensive stormwater and sewer system modeling at the watershed and local levels
----Oversaw Comprehensive Plan development for municipalities, which included assessing their status quos, predicting their future needs, and developing a strategy for accommodating those needs
----Orchestrated the permitting and design of a municipal solid waste collection station as a permanent replacement to an aging landfill
----Communicate engineering problems, budgets and processes to clients using simple language
----Technical writer for comprehensive stormwater plans, reports for state stormwater discharge permits, and feasibility studies From October 2006 to September 2008 (2 years) Engineering Instructor @ ----Full-time temporary position to act as the head of the engineering department.
----Prepared and Instructed a variety of engineering courses: Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Intro to Engineering, Graphics (SolidWorks)
----Advised students on courses of study
----Aided students on applying to scholarship programs and preparing applications to 4-year universities From March 2005 to June 2006 (1 year 4 months) Construction Manager @ ----Lead construction manager for a residential construction company.
----Planned, organized, and managed the overall residential development operations
----Reviewed plans and coordinated with architects and sub-contractors to ensure project completed according to client’s needs and complied with all local building codes
----Oversaw sub-contractor selection, material purchasing, scheduling, project budget, project development, and quality control From June 2002 to February 2004 (1 year 9 months) Software Engineer @ ----Software engineer for a company specializing in Enterprise Resource Planning software.
----C++ programing on company's flagship product.
----Designed company website
----Setup and maintained company's bug-tracking database
----Network administrator, both Windows and Unix systems From May 2000 to May 2002 (2 years 1 month)
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