Even at an early age I sought problems that challenged me to think outside of the box when considering possible solutions. Now, decades later, I still enjoy the painful process of developing and adopting pragmatic and creative solutions as much as the completion of the solution itself. As such, I seek opportunities that allow me to contribute to projects that are more likely to shape the mold of future software development than to conform to it.
My personal interests lay within the Software Development Lifecycle and robust design methodologies. I also have specific interests in cryptography and application security technologies. My long term goal is to obtain working knowledge of development processes within security-centric technologies and eventually assess, and optimize their design methodologies.
I hold both a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSSC, Texas State University, 2003) and a Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE, National University, 2009). Both programs focused on developing the ability to identify and implement realistic solutions to the vast array of real world problems one would likely face as a disciple of Software Development. My strengths in problem solving and my tendency to consider every possibility to a solution allow me to contribute frequently to and change the course of project development.
My work experience is as diverse as the proverbial brain-teasers I frequently tackle. Most recently I left the confines and comfort of my cubicle to enlist in the United States Navy as an Information Technologist. Upon reporting to boot camp I immediately distinguished myself and was elected Honor Graduate of my class of 88 shipmates. Shortly afterwards I graduated from Information Technician ‘A’ school as a Distinguished Military Graduate. As a result of my successes at IT ‘A’ School I was presented the opportunity to commission the Navy’s newest destroyer, USS SAMPSON DDG-102. There I was put in charge of designing the ship’s public website, intranet site, and family support site. After a year of non-stop schooling and outfitting, the SAMPSON passed her sea trials, and I volunteered to take part in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. It was there that I had the most important responsibility bestowed upon me in my young professional career; communication security custodian for the entire operation. During my tour in Afghanistan I was afforded the opportunity to complete my MSE. Upon returning stateside I was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for my contributions to the operation. In June, 2009 I proudly represented the United States Navy as a member of the All-Navy Volleyball Team.
Prior to enlisting in the Navy I was a contracted Software Engineer at Valero Energy Corporation in San Antonio Texas. I was the sole developer, architect, test engineer, and technical writer of NetTools, an in-house web-based solution to facilitate common network tasks within their enormous IT department.