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Application Security Engineer

Application Security Engineer

Austin, TX


Work Experience

Application Security Engineer
Austin, TX

May 2014 to Present

Software Developer

Department of Defense

February 2012 to March 2014

Designed, developed, and maintained various Hadoop map/reduce projects 
- Made order-of-magnitude improvements to processing capabilities and speed of said projects 
- Developed Jersey, Swagger REST interface for interaction with backing Accumulo tables 
- Identified security limitations and weaknesses of Hadoop and Accumulo 
- Cross trained in courses for computer security and exploitation, covering basic techniques and legal limitations

Java Engineer

Virginia Tech

January 2011 to January 2012

Applied Virginia Tech technologies to Navy projects, improving performance 
- Worked on topics such as software transactional memory, exposing concurrency in legacy code, and developing and testing specialized Linux kernels 
- Utilized Mercurial code repositories under an Eclipse IDE in mixed Linux/Windows environments

Laboratory Instructor

Virginia Tech

January 2009 to May 2009

Taught three laboratory sections for undergraduate circuit design 
- Courses covered BJT and MOSFET amplifiers, both single and multi stage; power supplies, sinusoidal oscillators; op-amp comparators; and saw tooth generators

CEL Teaching Assistant

Virginia Tech

August 2008 to December 2008

Assisted and guided undergraduate ECE students during lab hours 
- Graded quizzes and assignment for associated digital design class

Research Assistant

Lousiana Tech

May 2007 to May 2008

Assisted in graduate students' and professors' research 
- Created a mathematical model of the fluid flows through small orifices for use in a water tank control structure 
- Applied for and received a LURA grant to test viability of small automated blimps as UAVs 
- Created control hardware and software to autonomously fly blimps


NASA Langley Aerospace Research Center

June 2007 to 2008

Outlined, designed, and implemented a ground-based alternative to safely and quickly test UAV control packages 
- Built the required hardware to meet system constraints on cost, reliability, and safety 
- Designed the control software and interface to autonomously drive the vehicles using GPS and differential-GPS signals to a relative accuracy of a few centimeters


Masters of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA

March 2008