I am seeking an opportunity to cultivate my design, analysis, and development experience. Problem domains such as distributed systems, network security, scalability, and trust modeling are particularly appealing to me.

Skills & Attributes


  • Expert in appliance based products, vulnerability management systems, intrusion detection/prevention systems, network topology mapping/scanning, protocol analysis tools.
  • 10+ years development experience with various distributed systems, including real-time control systems, batch job clusters, and peer-to-peer network models.
  • Inclined towards scalable, secure, fault tolerant designs based on modularization and clean interface abstractions.
  • Comfortable navigating through a wide variety of protocols within the OSI network model, especially contemporary internet protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP, 802.3, and 802.11b
  • RDBMS schema design, ETL development experience and SQL query authoring (Postgres/MySQL/Oracle 8i)
  • Experienced virtualizing appliance applications using VMWare Server, Workstation, and ESX(i)


  • Proficient in object oriented application design with C++ (9 years) and Python (5 years), systems and application programming in ANSI C (10+ years)
  • Intimate with a variety of commonly used UNIX system APIs (thread libraries, event based callback libraries, the C++ Standard Template Library).
  • Capable with PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS, as well as some experience with FLEX 2 and ActionScript 3.0
  • Experienced integrating enterprise systems with custom agents using various protocols and APIs: SNMP, XML, SOAP, SQL


  • Administrative and development expertise with myriad UNIX based operating systems, including various Linux distributions, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, DEC UNIX, QNX, etc.
  • Very proficient with on-the-spot shell scripting using python, sh, PERL, etc.


  • Demonstrating team leadership in the form of technical mentoring, design and architectural ownership and project management on countless long-term projects, often spanning many teams and time zones.
  • Operate effectively in self-starting point-and-shoot rapid prototyping scenarios as well as highly structured enterprise software efforts.
  • Excellent documentation, revision control, and bug tracking practices using many modern development tools (Jira, Confluence, Fisheye, RCS, CVS, Perforce)


  • Actively participate in open source security related development as the creator and maintainer of the restricted shell scponly
  • 10+ years monitoring and participating in the internet security research community.
  • Knowledgeable regarding cryptography: asymmetric, symmetric, and hybrid cryptosystems, PKI, as well as steganographic information hiding techniques.

Professional Accredations

  • Awarded CISSP Dec 2002.

Professional Experience

Undisclosed Bay Area Security Company (San Francisco, CA)

Senior Staff Engineer (October 2009 – present)

  • details pending

nCircle Network Security (San Francisco, CA)

Senior Software Engineer (August 2001 – September 2009)

  • Solely responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of many products and features, including the IDS, IPS event correlator, and risk metric analyzer.
  • Founding member of architecture review team which is responsible for all software product designs.
  • Named as lead inventor on pending topological risk analysis patent.
  • Participated in authoring product development standards and practices.
  • The only two time winner of a quarterly “Above and Beyond Expectations” award.
  • Deeply involved in all aspects of the enhancement and supportability of the legacy codebase.

Primary Knowledge, Inc. (New York, New York)

Team Lead (December 2000 – June 2001)

Software Engineer (May 2000 – December 2000)

  • Designed, specified, and implemented a variety of high-throughput C++ STL applications in a rapid development work environment.
  • Recognized with an award for team performance.
  • Designed, customized and maintained the OpenPBS linux cluster for scalable batch processing.
  • Ongoing network and application performance analysis.
  • Designed and implemented application specific real-time process monitoring subsystems for production control operators.
  • Integrated and augmented open source third party cluster management solutions.

Process Solutions Canada Limited (Edmonton, Alberta)

Control Systems Analyst (August 1997 – April 2000)

  • Application development utilizing C, shell scripting on DEC UNIX, OpenVMS and QNX.
  • Responsible for feature delivery and maintenance of the UNISON real-time distributed control system, including:
    • Appliance monitoring
    • Device drivers
    • Networking and IPC
    • Database schema
  • Requirement specification, application design, implementation and testing for new applications and customer customizations.


  • B.Sc. (Computer Science), University of Saskatchewan, May 1997


References are available upon request