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Employment History: PsiNaptic Inc. Vice-President, Chief Software Architect, January 2000 to December 2003 January 2004 to Present * Responsible for Technical direction and team management for development of JMatos™ and CMatos™ software products. * Responsible for executive, corporate and technical policies with regard to software technology and software research for the BOD of PsiNaptic Inc. * Responsible for project and technical leadership for contracts undertaken by Professional Services Division of PsiNaptic Inc. * Expert member for JSR-259, and Bluetooth SIG (Technical Summary: TogetherJ, JBuilder, JAVA, Jini, Junit, NetBeans, RMI, ANT, CVS, MS-Project, CruiseControl, Tomcat) Glacier Software Inc. President, December 1994 to Present * Responsible for project and technical leadership for contracts undertaken by Glacier Software. Clients have included Computing Devices Canada, ViaSoft, University of Calgary, SPCA,TransCanada Pipelines and Calgary Laboratory Services. * Senior Specialist – Software Architect for TransCanada Pipelines. * Subsystem Leader within the Headquarters Information Distribution System (HIDS) project as part of the Canadian Government Iris Contract. * Instructor for the Software Engineering Management Certificate Program offered by the University of Calgary and Motorola University. • Software Architect for Tactical Cellular System network management. Participated in CMM assessment for CMM level 3 preparation and final reporting. • Project Manager for System replacement for Calgary Lab Services. (Technical Summary: ADA, Rational Rose (UML), Rational APEX, Jbuilder, SQL*PLUS, JAVA, MS-Project, J2EE, SunONE Ant,Flux, TogetherJ, ) ACTC Technologies Inc. Senior Software Engineer, March 1991 - December 1994 * Responsible for Technical direction and team management for development of 'Crypto Material Management System' under contract to Motorola Military and Aerospace Engineering Group (MMAE) of Phoenix, AZ. Responsible for CMM efforts and recommendations, assessment and final report for CMM level 2. * Software Task Leader for 12-member development Team * Cost Account Manager for Software Requirements and Preliminary Design phases of project using the Earned Value System of cost accounting. * Responsible for requirements (SRS) presentation to Government of Canada, Computing Devices Canada and MMAE. OOA and OOD for Requirements Analysis and Preliminary Design phases. * Oracle DBA for SUN systems. * Technical Contractor to Computing Devices Canada on the ‘Headquarters Information Distribution System’ (HIDS) (Technical Summary: ADA, Rational APEX, SQL*PLUS, Borland C++) Wood Gundy Inc. Systems Manager, June 1988 - December 1990 Assistant Vice-President, September 1990 - December 1990 * Management of all VAX/VMS Systems and systems personnel. * Responsible for operations and maintenance budget, system and application upgrades. * Successfully oversaw growth of department from 2 minicomputers to a total of 9 nodes * Implemented mail network between remote offices, head office and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Project Leader for successful technology move to new corporate headquarters. * Database Administrator (DBA) for ORACLE. * Implemented PCSA Network involving 60+ PCs. • Administered all hardware and software contracts with DEC, Oracle and 3rd party vendors (Technical Summary: DCL, VAX/VMS, SQL*Plus, Oracle DBA) University of Calgary Programmer Analyst, February 1986 - June 1988 * Managed all VAX/VMS systems on campus. * Implemented Disability Information Service of Canada (DISC) using an 11/750 as a nation wide mail network and information distribution centre. * Successfully introduced the BITNET mail network. * Installed and maintained DEVELNET communications network consisting of asynchronous, synchronous, X.25 and Ethernet traffic servicing a user community of approximately 2500. (Technical Summary: DCL, VAX/VMS, SQL*PLUS, C) Advanced Computing Technology Centre Programmer Analyst/Project Leader February 1985 - February 1986 * Programmer, then Project Leader for PC workstation contract to Honeywell-Bull. * Programming of multi-processing system between IBM PCs and Multics Operating System. (Technical Summary: Assembler, MS-DOS, Multics) Arctic Transportation Ltd. Programmer, June 1983 - February 1985 * Implemented New Payroll system for seasonal employees. * Successfully introduced LIBOR analysis to financial accounting dept. * Managed Data transfer system from Tuktoyuktuk N.W.T. to Calgary. Notes to Employment History: During the period of January 1991 to February 1992, I was fortunate enough to enjoy an extended honeymoon through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Technical Background: Hardware: SUN and Sparc Workstations, PCs and compatibles, VAX, Gandalf Switches Operating Systems: AIX, UNIX, VMS, DOS, LINUX , Windows 95, 98,2000,XP Languages: ADA, JAVA, C, C++, SQL*Plus, PRO*C, DCL, Assembler. Communications: Ethernet, X.25, RS-232, TCP/IP, LAN Workplace for DOS, X.400, Bluetooth OO Methodologies: Booch, Rumbaugh et al, Coad Yourdon, Buhr, Rational Rose - UML Education: 1983 B.Sc., Double major in Computer Science and History. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta 1988 Canadian Securities Course 1988 Registered Representative Exam 1989 Advanced Oracle Programming, Oracle Corporate Offices, Toronto 1990 Project Management Process, York University 1992 Intermediate ADA, Advanced ADA, Developing Quality Software, Software Metrics, Estimation and Sizing of Large Software Project, OO Design. University of Calgary and Motorola University 1993 Rational Basics, Object Maker, Rational Configuration Management, Rational Design Facility. Rational Training and Mark V Systems. 1994 Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Capability Maturity Model Software Engineering Institute, SEI CMM Appraiser's Course Rational SoDA Advanced C++, University of Calgary. 1996 Software Engineering Management Certificate, University of Calgary 2001 Currently enrolled in MSc. Program for Software Engineering at the University of Calgary. Course work is completed and currently writing thesis “Design Pattern Applicability in Industry”. Organizations: Professional: Society for Computer Simulation, Canadian Information Processing Society. Personal: Alpine Club of Canada (President), Canadian Ski Patrol System, and Member - Board of Directors for the Canadian Alpine Centre in Lake Louise. Other Interests: Private Pilot License, mountaineering, skiing, jogging, sailing (offshore rating), scuba diving References: References Available upon request.
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