Staff Software Engineer
April 2007 – Present
Currently developing a variety of software prototypes for current and future mobile and desktop user interfaces. These prototypes are developed various solutions for use both on device and PC-based. Working with interaction designers, graphic artists, and usability experts to develop a variety of prototypes and demonstrations.
Senior Software Engineer
Pacific Science and Engineering Group, Inc.
November 1997 – April 2007
Managed all non-experiment based software efforts. Developed and co-designed a wide range of advanced software prototypes from multi-user simulations to task management solutions. Worked with human factors specialists, subject matter experts, and others in an Agile Design process. Conducted usability testing, user focus groups, and aided in data analysis. Investigated new technology and HCI research.
- Real time multi-user Air Defense Console simulation (Adobe Director/Multi-User Server).
- Advanced Tomahawk Cruise Missile Command and Control system simulation (Adobe Director/Flash).
- Multi-user information collaborative application for Intelligence Analysts for use in a operational Intelligence Center (Adobe Flash/Java Webservices)
- Designing and implementing a Flash-based multi-user collaborative application for multi-national intel research (Adobe Flash/PHP/MySQL).
AJ Software & Multimedia
January 1989 – Present
Co-awarded a National Science Foundation grant to design and build a collaborative digital library on nuclear issues as part of the National Science Digital Library. Currently programming a topic-based search engine using PHP, MySQL, and Flash. Produced and designed an award-winning CD-ROM on the Atomic Age. The accompanying website has been featured on CNN’s Headline News and won a variety of awards. Was the lead programmer for a variety of commercial CD-ROM and DVD-ROM titles. Written several articles for Director-Online, a leading website for users of Adobe Director.
Technical Director – CD-ROM Development
Interactive Planet, Inc.
March 1997 – October 1997
Oversaw all processes relating to the development of multiple Adobe Director-based CD-ROM and kiosk projects for such clients as The Coca-Cola Company, J. Walter Thompson Agency, and the USMC. Managed graphic artists, programmers, and A/V specialists.
Senior Lead Interactive Software Engineer
The Lightspan Partnership, Inc.
January 1995 – February 1997
Technical project manager for several educational CD-ROM titles using Adobe Director. Worked with various design teams, assisting with interface, game and software design.
Quality Assurance Manager
New Video Corporation
January 1993 – July 1994
Responsible for all testing of the EyeQ video hardware and software products. Created several product tutorials, demonstrations for end-user support, sales, marketing and trade shows.
Multimedia Designer/Software Engineer
Horizon Technology, Inc
November 1991 – December 1992
Designed and developed a cross-platform hypermedia program on drug education for the U.S. Department of Education.
2011 Adobe Community Professional
Knowledge Areas: Project Management, Interface Design, Interaction Design, Semantic Web Design, Prototype Design & Development, Information Architecture, Usability
Applications: Flash, Flex, Director, Dreamweaver, Subversion, Photoshop, Eclipse, TextMate
Security Clearance Level: Secret (inactive)
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. Physics, June, 1991