Presentation of Qualifications
NPS, Inc. PO Box 53068, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87153-3068 (505)
250-8445 Email (email@example.com)
I started NPS (Network Programming Services) in 1992, and incorporated the company in
1994. I have been involved in programming and network design and maintenance for over ten
years. My experience includes communications programming, extensive network and process
troubleshooting, statistical and graphical analysis software development, and various
software solutions to handle background tasks and maintenance ("glueware").
My current focus is using Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows 95 to distribute mission-critical
information to the desktop. The challenge lies in getting data into these operating
systems in a reliable and timely fashion, and ensuring the necessary security and data
As an independent consultant, I do a great deal of my work remotely. Not only have I
completed large tasks to the customer's expressed satisfaction without visiting the client
site, but I have designed and co-authored software with contractors whom I have never
actually met face to face.
The need to communicate remotely led me to the Internet, and I have developed a
familiarity with messaging protocols such as SMTP and POP3. Over the past five years I
have become very familiar with the tools and resources available through the Worldwide Web
and Usenet, as well.
Through NPS, I have developed a close working relationship with a major oil company.
Over the past five years I have developed many software solutions for specific complex
problems. My accomplishments for this company include:
- My customer has an ongoing need for products to manage audit logs, to monitor network
performance at both the server-side and the client-side, and to filter packets at the
Netbios layer in order to segment network traffic. Some of my software solutions to these
needs supported a Graphical User Interface, while others used the command-line.
- I produced applications which manage file permissions and system registries. This
functionality exists in Windows NT, but is available only through the Graphical User
Interface, and is therefore not usable for automation via batchfiles. To address this
situation I wrote the applications to operate from the command-line.
- I developed a program which monitors a satellite commodities feed and exports the data
to various formats to be used by client programs. This application is completely
extendable and multi-threaded. Each program that processes the feed runs concurrently with
the others as an independent process on one or many different computers. Data moves
between the processes using "auto-pipes;" that is, it uses named pipes, but the
pipes are named and created dynamically. This ensures that if one process fails, the
processes immediately before and after it will connect. When the failed process restarts
it can pick up at the end of the chain. This expandability also records the raw feed in
both a machine readable and human readable format to provide traceability and
accountability when incorrect data is introduced from any source.
- Text Reader: I created a front end to the Verity Topic text retrieval
and search engine to provide a more friendly and streamlined interface to the customer's
news feed. This is a character-mode, DOS-based application that supports mouse input.
- Alphanumeric Pagers: Pagers use a standard protocol to send
alphanumeric messages directly to them from the paging terminal. I wrote a command-line
based program that will provide all the necessary handshaking as well as recover from
common error conditions that develop. This permits users to alpha-page field personnel
with detailed information, and also allows automated processes to send out status and
error reports without human intervention.
For the six years prior to starting NPS, I worked as a senior programmer for a
DOE-subcontractor semiconductor test facility. Significant achievements during this job
- I worked closely with test technicians, production management, and documentation staff
to develop a software package to collect and analyze test data. The application analyzed
output ranging from one data point to over one million data points. My proprietary data
format supported archiving of the analysis parameters to ensure repeatability and
accountability. This information also served as a script using which the operator could
simply point to the data to produce the analysis automatically.
- I designed and co-authored a shop floor control and billing system to track components
through all test phases. In addition to tracking the components, the system was used to
produce accurate employee timecards and contract billing report data which automatically
updated the accounting system.
- Microsoft Windows NT, 3.51 and 4.0
- Microsoft Windows 3.x and 95
- OS/2, all versions
- Limited Unix experience
Network Operating Systems
- Windows NT Server, 3.51 and 4.0
- Microsoft Lan Manager, all versions
- Older 3Com networking versions (3+Share, 3+Open)
- Microsoft Visual Basic
- Two-way packet radio-based data (ARDIS/RAM)
- TAP alphanumeric paging protocols
- Cellular data transmission
- Internet networking and tools