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professional life & recent history
I am an engineer in Portland, OR, currently employed as a
- Senior Software Engineer at Tripwire
Software Engineer at The Mind Research Network Automation/Test Engineer at LAM Research Corporation Manufacturing Engineer at Novellus Systems Industrial Engineer at Intel, Digital Health
I have been steadfastly engineering solutions to diverse problems since 2008! I am privileged to have experience in software, mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineering.
Education is a deep core value of mine. A strong foundation in academic principles is an essential, defining characteristic of an engineer. I have actively sought out technical knowledge and wisdom in my career, and have achieved the following:
- MS Computer Science (Georgia Institute of Technology, 4.0, 2018)
- BS Computer Science (equivalent, no capstone) (Portland State University, 3.8, 2014)
- BS Industrial Engineering (Oregon State University, 3.92, 2010)
- BS Manufacturing Engineering (Oregon State University, 2010)
- Business & Entrepreneurship Minor (Oregon State University, 3.92, 2010)
My completion of the MSCS degree is a direct reflection of my existing expertise and commitment to excellence in software design. I have a passion for the craft, and want to produce the best quality work that I can.
I completed my Industrial, Manufacturing, and business certifications at Oregon State University back in 2010. I finished with honors, a 3.92 GPA, and two successful MECOP internships. I was also awarded most outstanding senior in the college of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering.
I strongly value the opportunity to work. I believe that work is a fundamental and natural activity for daily life, not a habitual chore. I also believe that the most fulfilling work is activity that lifts or supports the community. I have been privileged with many blessings, including an excellent education and professional support network, thus, I have been able to work in jobs that I believe fulfill my 'community uplift' criteria. I do not regard many industries to be truly “value-add” to our society, and in these sectors I hold no professional interest. For example, the prospect of working for a toy manufacturer does not entice me. Nor does working for a common financial institution, such as a bank. Although these two example organizations may fill a reasonable demand, their output is not one that I see as truly beneficial to humanity. Research firms, design/engineering firms, manufacturing firms, and even consulting firms are where I believe value is generated for us, both financially as a society, but also as a source of improving our quality of life. It is here that I have worked, desired to work, and will continue to work.
Off hours, you will observe me most easily as a cyclist, as a geek, and certainly as keeping Portland Weird. The sun does not come out much in Oregon, but lack of sunshine has not deterred me from a significant amount of road, mountain, and cyclocross bicycle riding/racing in the past 15 years. I have been on teams, clubs, and ridden independently. I was once heavily involved in the reprap community, building documentation, helping novices get their machines running, and “wow-ing” middle-school students & friends with the simplicity of FFF 3d printing. In 2013, I published my own printer design, including the full CAD and build instructions under the OpenHardware philosophy. Check out my machine, cOssel! Of course, as a software geek, I spend a great deal of time hacking away on projects as well. I am an AmpersandJS Core Team member and I enjoy programming in NodeJS and the browser.
resume & references
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Due to privacy issues, please contact me directly to obtain references.
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