CTO @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Virtual CTO @ Co-created revolutionary healthcare analytics data platform, due to launch in early 2016. Perform market analysis, source team, manage development budget, work with vendors, co-filed patent, develop solution. From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Virtual CTO @ Commercialize prototype; add administration functionality; source & run
CTO @ From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Virtual CTO @ Co-created revolutionary healthcare analytics data platform, due to launch in early 2016. Perform market analysis, source team, manage development budget, work with vendors, co-filed patent, develop solution. From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Virtual CTO @ Commercialize prototype; add administration functionality; source & run team of developers; launch series of versions from 1.0 onwards; manage site infrastructure. From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) Founder @ Founder of boutique consulting company specializing in early stage technology startups. Virtual CTO, team sourcing, product & graphic design, architecture, coding, QA, cloud dev/ops, commercialization, market analysis, tech budgeting & payroll, big data, machine learning & NLP. From June 2013 to Present (2 years 7 months) Chief Architect @ From November 2010 to August 2013 (2 years 10 months) Founder @ Freelance tech projects. Projects included a build & deployment management system written in Java, and a subscription-based social networking site for a sailing association written in Django/Python. From January 2010 to June 2013 (3 years 6 months) Sr Software Engineer @ Full time until Nov 2010, part time consultant thereafter.
Worked to integrate Streamsage's proprietary NLP software (with components in C++, Perl, and Java) with their developing commercial product line. From April 2010 to June 2012 (2 years 3 months) Engineering Manager / Bookshare.org @ Co-led the development of Bookshare.org (with the Director of Engineering); architected many aspects of the system. Built full text search engine using Solr/Lucene; high performance APIs; partially-structured-text parsing engine. Hired and co-led a team of a dozen contractors. From February 2007 to December 2009 (2 years 11 months) Lead Software Engineer @ Lead Software Engineer in the Web Development Team. Worked on integration of the real time auction engine with a new Java based webapp. From April 2006 to February 2007 (11 months) Sr Software Engineer @ Sr Software Engineer in Systems Integration team @ CNET. Developing tools for use by other engineers; infrastructure improvements. From October 2004 to April 2006 (1 year 7 months) Analyst @ Built tracking system / database to allow internal management of case workflow. From 2003 to October 2004 (1 year) Software Engineer @ Startup. Worked on building web application using Java. From 1999 to April 2001 (2 years) Software Engineer @ Worked on various ecommerce projects using Java. From 2001 to 2001 (less than a year) Software Engineer @ Part time during University. Developed Java desktop application which queried Oracle / DB2. From 1997 to 1999 (2 years)
BSc. (Hons), Computing Science @ University of Aberdeen From 1995 to 1999 Reuben Firmin is skilled in: Agile Methodologies, Java, Software Engineering, Web Applications, XML, Tomcat, Database Design, Web Services, Git, Maven, Cassandra, Software Project Management, Software Architectural Design, Python, Django
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