Software Engineer - Test @ From December 2009 to Present (6 years 1 month) Software Configuration Engineer @ Support release of Yahoo’s “Panama” and "Apex" ad-platform applications throughout the release life cycle to multiple co-locations internationally, by execution of internal tools and processes to ensure reliable deployment of application code or server configuration
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Software Engineer - Test @ From December 2009 to Present (6 years 1 month) Software Configuration Engineer @ Support release of Yahoo’s “Panama” and "Apex" ad-platform applications throughout the release life cycle to multiple co-locations internationally, by execution of internal tools and processes to ensure reliable deployment of application code or server configuration updates.
Created several script based tools to aid in application and database deployment process, expose potential blockers to deployment during launch planning and pre-deployment phase as well as for troubleshooting or display of information regarding currently deployed applications. From November 2007 to November 2009 (2 years 1 month) Client Software Development: Automation/Release Engineer @ Dpkg Production
Develop and maintain tool supporting deployment of new software to update and download servers via standardized dpkg (.deb) binary. Created toolset to create package and install docs, and ultimately introduce the completed dpkg into a release tracking tool used by Dev, QA, and SA teams.
Development, maintenance, and use of cd build system automation tool to produce custom deal cds for delivery based upon job request. Tool utilizes AppleScript, BASH, PERL, and BAT and spans Mac OS X and Windows platforms.
Develop and maintain tools for automated testing of products both during release cycle and products in production release. Deal CD Testing tools for Mac OS and Windows to automate setup, account creation and retrieval with client software.
Work closely with Dev and QA teams designing and maintaining custom deal cd order entry system and pre-release build release tracking systems. From June 2000 to November 2007 (7 years 6 months) Lucent Centervue Database Maintenance Engineer @ During this assignment, was responsible for maintaining the callcenter logical id number assignments for call taking representatives for tracking purposes. As agents were added or removed from the system, the databased needed to be updated accordingly so that calls could be routed and tracked properly. From April 2000 to June 2000 (3 months) Technical Support (Macintosh) @ Technical support phone agent. Answer and troubleshoot calls from customers primarily regarding dialup connection issues. Started out as level one technician, advanced through the ranks to level 2 and eventually EarthLink's specialty "CallBack/Salvage" team which had the goal of solving troublesome issues and reducing customer churn. From December 1997 to April 2000 (2 years 5 months) Set Construction @ 2 days on this shoot
Worked closely with Art Director to complete set construction, make modifications to moving set pieces, train regular crew on efficient setup and teardown of the completed set. Set build for an ongoing talk show series and was designed for teardown and reset for each taping. From July 1999 to July 1999 (1 month) Key Grip @ 3 days on this shoot.
Setup, organize, teardown equipment for filming of television commercial for Fast Frame. Maintain safe operation of equipment. Assist in construction of set pieces. Equipment returns after shoot conclusion.
"Glory Days" and "The Courtship" From February 1998 to February 1998 (1 month) Grip @ 2 days on this shoot.
Setup, organize, teardown equipment, cabling. Maintain safe operation of equipment during shoot. Operate moving equipment pieces for effect during shoot.
"South of Hollywood" From September 1997 to September 1997 (1 month) Prop Master - Art Department @ 3.5 weeks on this shoot.
Obtain and organize props for low budget feature length film, set design and construction, create special pieces for effects, operate moving set pieces, set dressing, work closely with other departments to maintain continuity between takes.
"The Basement and The Kitchen" From July 1997 to August 1997 (2 months) ESPN 2 Winter X Games Utility Crew - Audio @ 10 days on this shoot.
Worked with many phases of setup and teardown of major production for the first ESPN2 Winter X Games held in Big Bear Lake, California. Worked primarily with audio crew setting up cabling, and placing microphones, as well as operating boom mics during events.
"ESPN2 Winter X Games" From January 1997 to February 1997 (2 months) Director @ Directed up to four nightly two anchor newscasts and two single anchor weekend newscasts with full nine member studio crew. Weekday newscasts consisted of two anchors, a weather person, and sportscaster, as well as the field reporters. Weekend casts simply dropped one anchor person to make the show a single anchor show.
Studio casts consisted primarily of two or three cameras, with the opportunity to use a live remote camera from time to time. From May 1996 to October 1996 (6 months) Master Control Operator @ Control outgoing programs, newcasts, commercials, and promos. Record satellite feeds for playback. Maintain air quality and troubleshoot faulty equipment on the fly.
Also operated audio board for morning news program as well as creating commercial air dubs for playback of paid and station promotional spots in current rotation. From March 1995 to May 1996 (1 year 3 months)
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