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Michael Comstock

Software engineer, systems analyst & systems design

Bozeman, MT


Diverse background working with many different engineering disciplines, managing small groups, rapid prototyping, R&D, avionics, graphics, firmware, technical writing, customer support, & field service.

Work Experience

Sr Software Engineer

ESI/New Wave Technology
Bozeman, MT

2010 to Present

Laser control software, firmware, algorithm design, GUI interfacing.

software engineer

Zoot Enterprises,
Bozeman, MT

2006 to 2010

2006-2007 Software Group Manager, managed 20 software engineer 
2007-2010, software engineer developing banking software applications. 
C, C++, Java - also Oracle DB training and support work.

Software engineer

Image Labs International
Bozeman, MT

2006 to 2006

- C++ & C# & .NET applications, custom video systems 
Some hardware responsibilities. Design & documentation duties, etc. 
see: Brian Smithgall, Manager, owner

LeadSoftware Engineer

Analytical Methods Inc
Redmond, WA

1998 to 2005

- Managing several GUI/CFD products and working 
integrating other computational fluid dynamics applications. 
Developed CD distribution system. Customer support and multi-platform porting responsibilities SGI/Irix, Linux, HP-UX, 
IBM-AIX, Dec-Alpha, Mac-OSX, x-windows & motif, C, Fortran.

Lead Software Engineer, group manager

Right Now Technologies, Inc
Bozeman, MT

2000 to 2001

Managed group of six people and delivered 4 versions of the product in a one-year 
timeframe. Linux, Win & NT, Mysql, mssql, and Oracle work. 
C & HTML coding.

Senior Software engineer on "Flythru" 3-D Catia graphical

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

1996 to 1998

system. Developed real-time 3-D graphical program & tools for visualization, design, assembly, training, and maintenance of 
commercial airplane manufacturing activities.

Senior Simulation Software Engineer

Boeing Defense and Space Company
Tukwila, WA

1991 to 1996

F22 Program. Developed 
domed simulator software to support the Joint Strike Fighter 
program (F-32 fighter). Silicon Graphics OpenGL & realtime cockpit 
displays, avionics models, weapons modeling, simulation participant 
modeling, and sensor imaging & modeling. DOD Secret clearance.

Lead Software Engineer

Boeing Computer Services
Renton, WA

1989 to 1991

responsible for porting & rewriting of the 
Presto electromagnetic codes & creation of an x-windows based GUI 
program in support of the Lightning Strike lab and high energy radio 
frequency analyses codes. This project supported the 777 aircraft 
development program.

Avionics Systems Programmer Analyst

Lockheed California Co, Skunk Works Division
Burbank, CA

1986 to 1988

Lead Software Position supporting avionics development and upgrades for the SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 Stealth Fighter, and the TR-1/U-2 
projects. DOD Secret & Top Secret clearances.

Software Engineer

Goodyear Aerospace, Arizona Division
Litchfield Park, AZ

1984 to 1986

exploitation system in support of overseas SR-71 imagery. 
Also supported USMC real-time RF-4C recon imagery project, and the 
Small ICBM tactical launching system. DOD Secret clearance.


no degree, work towards in MS Software Engineering

Seattle University

January 1989

no degree, work towards in MS Computer Sciences

UCLA extension -
Los Angeles, CA

January 1987

Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences

Montana State University

1981 to 1984

University of Washington

1978 to 1980