Diligent, gifted scientist with extensive experience in biotech R&D and whose passion for shell scripting, *nix OS, LISP, OOD / OOP, and ethical reverse engineering quickly transformed method development and troubleshooting skills into solid software engineering and sysadmin expertise.

Self-motivated autodidact with capacity to develop innovative ideas independently. Exceptional analytical, verbal and interpersonal communication skills permit seamless integration of work into team-based efforts.

Professional Profile

Languages: Ruby, Python, Objective-C, C, Java, PL/SQL, Shell Script, VB, Assembly
RDBMS: MySQL, Oracle, PostgresSQL (sharding, partitioning, tuning)
Frameworks / ENV: Ruby-on-Rails (RoR), Django, Apache, Zeus, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), git, svn
Dev Tools: Eclipse, Aptana, TextMate, MacVim, LispWorks, Xcode
Database Modeling: Microsoft Visio, Visual Paradigm
Testing: Cucumber, Selenium
OOA/OOD/OOP: Object-oriented analysis, design and programming, Unified Process, UML
Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu, Debian), FreeBSD, Mac OS X
Misc Software: MS Office, FileMaker Pro, MathCAD, Prism, PeakFit, PeakNet, 32 Karat, WinLab 32 and 4, JADE, ChemOffice, ISIS, HyperChem, TurboChrom.
Regulations: Working knowledge of cGMP/GLP, USP, ICH, and CFR.

Expertise

Software Engineer
08/2005 – present

Industry:             Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Environment:     Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Linux, Mac OS X, Heroku, Amazon AWS – EC2, S3, RDS, CloudFront, Memcached, git, svn

  • Take ownership and manage projects through the entire lifecycle – from conception and user requirements elicitation to system testing.
  • Migrated legacy MS Access and FileMaker Pro based application into MVC architecture.
  • Design, build, test, and deploy Ruby on Rails Enterprise application employing 2-week iteration cycles:
    • Install, configure and maintain a RoR application environment: Ruby, Rubygems, Apache, MySQL / Oracle.
    • Design logical, physical data model.
    • Created user-centric Web UI with CSS and JavaScript/jQuery.
  • Manage software development process, software verification and validation, version/release control, defect tracking, and documentation.
  • Maintain, debug, and update software on technology advancement and in response to user requests.
  • Perform security audits.

Sr. System Administrator
02/2003 – 12/2008

Industry:             Web hosting

Environment:    Linux/Fedora, FreeBSD

  • Created, setup, and administered UNIX user accounts.
  • Defined, implemented, and enforced UNIX system security policy.
  • Developed bash scripts for routine administration activities.
  • Installed, configured and managed:
    • SSH server, web server (Apache, Zeus) including CGI scripting.
    • Database servers (MySQL, PostgresSQL).
    • E-mail systems, including POP, SMTP, text, and web-based clients, as well as virus scanning/filtering software.
    • DNS services for hundreds of domains.
  • Modified and recompiled C programs as needed to address bugs in applications.
  • Developed and implemented system-wide data backup/recovery procedures by writing shell scripts.
  • Designed and implemented VPN, including firewalled access points to the Internet.
  • Accomplished 99.99% system uptime and 99.97% web-application uptime.
  • Installed, upgraded and configured rack servers (Dell PowerEdge).
  • Recommended technological updates to equipment and services.
  • Maintained and supported development environment.

Technical Director
09/2005 – 09/2008

Industry:             Scientific Research

  • Provided technical guidance and training in analytical instrumentation and quality systems.
  • Performed audits of clients and subcontractor laboratories.
  • Recommended quality improvements and corrective action plans.
  • Develop operating systems for laboratory compliance.
  • Wrote, revised and implemented Laboratory, Manufacturing and Packaging procedures (SOPs).

Senior QC Chemist
05/2001 – 01/2003

Industry:             Biotechnology

  • Designed, optimized, and validated bioassays (protein and enzymatic) for HPLC, HPAEC, UV/Vis, CE, and Microplate Reader.
  • Reorganized and automated QC department by engineering and implementing prototype of LIMS to managed inventory, status, work lists, responsibilities, and raw data.
  • Supported R&D team’s elaboration of testing methods and evaluation of samples from fermentation development and downstream processing by furnishing chemical expertise and analytical.
  • Maintained superlative standards of scientific rigor by performing ongoing raw material, in-process, and final support release testing, including USP/NF monograms.
  • Streamlined department operations by drafting and revising analytical and organizational SOPs.
  • Enhanced equipment functioning by designing and implementing equipment IQ/OQ/PQ procedures.

Scientist
09/1999 – 12/2000

Industry:             Pharmaceutical Research

  • Saved $1.3 million per year in product loss and investigations by developing, validating, and instigating 113 quality control release tests (ICP, AA, HPLC, HPSEC) for 87 media used in pharmaceutical and vaccine product manufacture.
  • Assured high-quality test results by investigating atypical results and test failures within scheduled timeframes.
  • Updated current Culture Media specifications using statistical analysis of historical data.
  • Modernized lab functions by training seven chemists to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot analytical equipment.
  • Enhanced department efficiency by reviewing and editing departmental SOPs.

Research Assistant
01/1998 – 01/1999

  • Managed $50,000 research project for large oil company; findings presented at the international symposium “Solid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials” (Material Research Society, 1998).
  • Developed new method for synthesis of transition metal nitrides and oxynitrides from ion exchange emulsion polymer resins; used ammonolysis, PD X-ray, ICP, and Kjeldahl nitrogen analysis.

Experience

REGIS UNIVERSITY, Denver, Colorado
Pursuing Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies – 4.0 GPA

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison
Department of Engineering Professional Development
Test Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Development and Production – 1.2 CEU
Bioanalytical Test Method Validation in Pharmaceutics – 0.6 CEU

MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY, Moscow, Russia
Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry

RIDER UNIVERSITY, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Education

Contact

REGIS UNIVERSITY, Denver, Colorado
Pursuing Master of Science in Software Engineering and Database Technologies – 4.0 GPA

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison
Department of Engineering Professional Development
Test Method Validation in Pharmaceutical Development and Production – 1.2 CEU
Bioanalytical Test Method Validation in Pharmaceutics – 0.6 CEU

MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY, Moscow, Russia
Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry

RIDER UNIVERSITY, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Education

Software Engineer
08/2005 – present

Industry:             Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Environment:     Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Linux, Mac OS X, Heroku, Amazon AWS – EC2, S3, RDS, CloudFront, Memcached, git, svn

  • Take ownership and manage projects through the entire lifecycle – from conception and user requirements elicitation to system testing.
  • Migrated legacy MS Access and FileMaker Pro based application into MVC architecture.
  • Design, build, test, and deploy Ruby on Rails Enterprise application employing 2-week iteration cycles:
    • Install, configure and maintain a RoR application environment: Ruby, Rubygems, Apache, MySQL / Oracle.
    • Design logical, physical data model.
    • Created user-centric Web UI with CSS and JavaScript/jQuery.
  • Manage software development process, software verification and validation, version/release control, defect tracking, and documentation.
  • Maintain, debug, and update software on technology advancement and in response to user requests.
  • Perform security audits.

Sr. System Administrator
02/2003 – 12/2008

Industry:             Web hosting

Environment:    Linux/Fedora, FreeBSD

  • Created, setup, and administered UNIX user accounts.
  • Defined, implemented, and enforced UNIX system security policy.
  • Developed bash scripts for routine administration activities.
  • Installed, configured and managed:
    • SSH server, web server (Apache, Zeus) including CGI scripting.
    • Database servers (MySQL, PostgresSQL).
    • E-mail systems, including POP, SMTP, text, and web-based clients, as well as virus scanning/filtering software.
    • DNS services for hundreds of domains.
  • Modified and recompiled C programs as needed to address bugs in applications.
  • Developed and implemented system-wide data backup/recovery procedures by writing shell scripts.
  • Designed and implemented VPN, including firewalled access points to the Internet.
  • Accomplished 99.99% system uptime and 99.97% web-application uptime.
  • Installed, upgraded and configured rack servers (Dell PowerEdge).
  • Recommended technological updates to equipment and services.
  • Maintained and supported development environment.

Technical Director
09/2005 – 09/2008

Industry:             Scientific Research

  • Provided technical guidance and training in analytical instrumentation and quality systems.
  • Performed audits of clients and subcontractor laboratories.
  • Recommended quality improvements and corrective action plans.
  • Develop operating systems for laboratory compliance.
  • Wrote, revised and implemented Laboratory, Manufacturing and Packaging procedures (SOPs).

Senior QC Chemist
05/2001 – 01/2003

Industry:             Biotechnology

  • Designed, optimized, and validated bioassays (protein and enzymatic) for HPLC, HPAEC, UV/Vis, CE, and Microplate Reader.
  • Reorganized and automated QC department by engineering and implementing prototype of LIMS to managed inventory, status, work lists, responsibilities, and raw data.
  • Supported R&D team’s elaboration of testing methods and evaluation of samples from fermentation development and downstream processing by furnishing chemical expertise and analytical.
  • Maintained superlative standards of scientific rigor by performing ongoing raw material, in-process, and final support release testing, including USP/NF monograms.
  • Streamlined department operations by drafting and revising analytical and organizational SOPs.
  • Enhanced equipment functioning by designing and implementing equipment IQ/OQ/PQ procedures.

Scientist
09/1999 – 12/2000

Industry:             Pharmaceutical Research

  • Saved $1.3 million per year in product loss and investigations by developing, validating, and instigating 113 quality control release tests (ICP, AA, HPLC, HPSEC) for 87 media used in pharmaceutical and vaccine product manufacture.
  • Assured high-quality test results by investigating atypical results and test failures within scheduled timeframes.
  • Updated current Culture Media specifications using statistical analysis of historical data.
  • Modernized lab functions by training seven chemists to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot analytical equipment.
  • Enhanced department efficiency by reviewing and editing departmental SOPs.

Research Assistant
01/1998 – 01/1999

  • Managed $50,000 research project for large oil company; findings presented at the international symposium “Solid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials” (Material Research Society, 1998).
  • Developed new method for synthesis of transition metal nitrides and oxynitrides from ion exchange emulsion polymer resins; used ammonolysis, PD X-ray, ICP, and Kjeldahl nitrogen analysis.

Experience

Languages: Ruby, Python, Objective-C, C, Java, PL/SQL, Shell Script, VB, Assembly
RDBMS: MySQL, Oracle, PostgresSQL (sharding, partitioning, tuning)
Frameworks / ENV: Ruby-on-Rails (RoR), Django, Apache, Zeus, Heroku, Amazon Web Services (AWS), git, svn
Dev Tools: Eclipse, Aptana, TextMate, MacVim, LispWorks, Xcode
Database Modeling: Microsoft Visio, Visual Paradigm
Testing: Cucumber, Selenium
OOA/OOD/OOP: Object-oriented analysis, design and programming, Unified Process, UML
Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu, Debian), FreeBSD, Mac OS X
Misc Software: MS Office, FileMaker Pro, MathCAD, Prism, PeakFit, PeakNet, 32 Karat, WinLab 32 and 4, JADE, ChemOffice, ISIS, HyperChem, TurboChrom.
Regulations: Working knowledge of cGMP/GLP, USP, ICH, and CFR.

Expertise