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@spencerb
Flag of United States Chattanooga, United States
Member since September, 2011
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spencerb

I have a bachelors in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. My career spans 20 years, focusing mostly on backend processes utilizing UNIX, Java, C, PHP, SQL, and NoSQL. This includes such activities as multi-processing, JMS management, database interaction, communications protocols, and web server and application server management. I also have very good writing skills and do technical writing on many technical subjects.

$19 USD/hr
44 Reviews
5.0
  • 70%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 12%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

Experience

Solutions Engineer

Mar 2010

Various contract jobs. Most work was with Jokefire LLC, writing PHP and interfacing with MySQL and cassandra. Ported SQL to NoSQL and performed installations and tuning in both cassandra and mongo. Wrote PHP, Java, and bash script for various projects. Tutored college students in computer science and advanced math. Wrote papers on various technical subjects.

Software Engineer

Feb 2009 - Feb 2010 (1 year)

Worked with Agile team to develop workflow manager. Interfaced with Cisco via hand-built telnet interface to execute CISCO commands that configured according to customer demands. Also implemented web-based tools in HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, and Java to help employees better manage customers.

Applications Engineer

Mar 2007 - Oct 2008 (1 year)

Performed installations and did troubleshooting for the popular travel site Orbitz. Spearheaded migration from a Solaris/WebLogic/C++ environment to a Linux/JBOSS/Java environment. Acted on-call 24/7 every few weeks.

Air2Web

Jan 2000 - Aug 2005 (5 years)

Designed, developed, and led local and remote Indian teams in developing mobile applications. Development performed using Weblogic, Apache, Linux, Solaris, Java, JSP, JMS, Oracle, SMS, and HTML, using Eclipse as a development tool.

Technical Lead/ Software Engineer

Jan 1994 - Jan 2000 (6 years)

Lead engineer. Performed programming tasks in a UNIX/C environment for communications and avionics application systems.

Education

B.S. Computer Engineering

1990 - 1994 (4 years)

Certifications

1st Place, Processor Design Competition (1993)

Small teams from a 400-level Processor class competed to design the most efficient and best performing processor using a software tool. My 2-man team had the best design of around 150 people.

Advanced Concepts Math Competition (1989)

Represented my high school in state-wide math competition. Scored 2nd in the state of Tennessee.

Publications

ATAS

Air Traffic Analysis System (ATAS) was a patent I was awarded in 2005. It used ground systems that interfaced with all forms of air traffic control, including military, civilian, and ships, to come up with a more comprehensive picture that may not have been realized without several sources. It also had data such as flight plans and was able to identify national emergency trends such as 9/11 style terrorism and immediately notify decision makers at high levels within the government.

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  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • The Chosen One

    Accept 100 projects.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • Speedy Hire

    Award 15 projects within 24 hours of posting
  • Backup plan!

    Verify a backup payment method
  • The Multi-tasker

    Complete 40 projects.
  • US English Pro

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 2)
  • The Rocketeer

    Sponsor 20 bids.
  • The Achiever

    Accept 50 projects.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • By the Hour

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  • Insta-Hire

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  • Essential Credentials

    Update your account details 100%
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Pro-Profile

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    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
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  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.

Exams

  • Freelancer Orientation
    75%
  • C++ Level 1
    80%
  • Java Level 1
    75%
  • MySQL Level 1
    75%
  • C 1
    78%
  • US English Level 2
    88%
  • Numeracy 1
    90%
  • SQL Level 1
    75%
  • Unix Level 2
    78%

My Top Skills

  • PHP 21
  • MySQL 13
  • HTML 8
  • Linux 5
  • Software Architecture 5
  • Java 4
  • Academic Writing 4
  • Shell Script 4
  • C Programming 3
  • SQL 3
  • Technical Writing 3
  • eCommerce 3
  • C++ Programming 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Database Administration 2
  • Apache 1
  • Perl 0
  • JSP 0
  • Python 0
  • Script Install 0
  • Windows Desktop 0
  • J2EE 0
  • Android 0
  • Cloud Computing 0
  • Algorithm 0
  • UML Design 0
  • Cisco 0
  • Blackberry 0
  • Cryptography 0
  • Aeronautical Engineering 0
  • UNIX 0
  • Agile Development 0
  • Debugging 0
  • Big Data 0
  • Socket IO 0
  • Software Development 0
  • Database Programming 0
  • Internet Security 0
  • Git 0

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