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Work Experience#


Software Engineer - Mile Two (2020 - Present)#

Golang Developer, Command-Line Dev Tools (March 2021 – Present)#

As a member of a the data team, I worked on improve the data workflow of AI/ML engineers. The data command-line tool helps AI/ML engineers, and data scientists with data versioning, management and cloud transfer. The data is tracked locally, and transferred data in a docker registry for efficiency.

My first project on the team was to developed a way to record and visualize the tool’s CPU usage and memory consumption. I used Python (psutils) to capture the app's metrics, and create visualizations using Dash with Plotly for the results.

Later, I added the capability for the tool to give line specific feedback when users mistakenly adds invalid entry to configuration files (yaml, and json).

Currently, I am working on a tool to generate test datasets to exercises the features of the data catalog (an internal data sharing platform).

C++ Developer, Adobe Plugin (Jan 2020 – Feb 2021)#

For my first project as a full-time developer, I created a prototype plug-in for Adobe Acrobat to increase the productivity of analysts processing redactions for multiple FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests.

Analysts process dozens of large PDF documents a week, and wet (ink) signatures require them to comb through a document page by page to redact them. I worked on a prototype application that enabled a set of features that would speed up their workflow. The notable features of the app are:

  • Automated search of wet signatures within a PDF, previously a manual process, using OpenCV.
  • A flexible redaction label manager. Instead of only applying one label to one redaction, the analyst can set labels to redaction in a one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, and many-to-many in a single step.

While trying to achieve those results, I encountered a few problems. One of them was that signature lines led to many false negatives. So, I added a preprocessing layer to remove the lines before the search. The added layer reduced false negatives in search results by over 90% in cases where lines were present in the original selection. I also updated the app's architecture from single to multithreaded (along with the necessary data structures), which improved app UI responsiveness by pushing heavy computation to separate worker threads.

I led product sprint planning sessions by contributing issues and scoping features to implement within sprints.

Tools: C++11, Acrobat SDK, Visual Studio 2019, CMake

Aviation Systems & Electronic Hardware Engineer - GE Aviation (2014 - 2019)#

Electronic Hardware Test Engineer (Jan 2018 – 2019)#

I designed, built, and tested an electromagnetic interference tolerant interface box using optical isolators and fiber-optic cables. The interface was used to obtain data for Federal Aviation Administration qualification procedures for the hardware we built. I also wrote and executed test procedures for the qualification of flight-ready electronic hardware and designed printed circuit board test adapters using Altium Designer to facilitate test procedures.

Avionics Systems Engineer, Power Conversion (July 2015 – Dec 2017)#

I researched, analyzed, and validated the protections devices we used on various circuits for the hardware we were producing at the time (Note: for the curious, look up transient suppression diodes). I used MATLAB to compute energy absorbed by the device and accounted for environmental factors such as temperature and altitude. I also analyzed the impact of a lightning strike on aircraft electrical sub-circuits.

I also wrote and managed the hardware requirements document for the 777X Backup Electrical Power System (BEPS) converter using DOORS.

Avionics Systems Engineer, Aircraft Health Data (Aug 2014 – July 2015)#

I wrote and reviewed requirements for the aircraft health management unit. I also developed and executed test procedures for the aircraft health management unit.


Education#

  • University of Dayton MSc in Electrical Engineering, Dayton OH, May 2017
  • University of Notre Dame BSc in Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame, IN May 2014

Certifications#

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate April 2021
  • Web Programming Technical Certificate, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH May 2020
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate Nov 2019