18F - Software engineerJanuary 2016 - present
I primarily worked in a consulting capacity, initially as a software development technical lead on acquisitions projects and later as a consultant directly with our partner agencies. In June 2018, I was named backend dev lead for 18F.
- I served as a software development expert on procurements, helping set the technical requirements, draft procurement documents, select vendors, and help the product team oversee vendor performance.
- I worked with state partners on planning modernizations of their child welfare IT systems. My role was largely to help them think through what a new system would look like and how they'd go about building it using modern techniques and approaches.
- I worked with state partners on modernizing their Medicaid mechnization systems (MMIS) as well as their eligibility and enrollment systems (E&E). My primary responsibilities were to help the states understand what they needed and then show them how they could do it, ranging from teaching them about agile development to devops to vendor selection.
- I led development on a tool for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to streamline the process by which states request federal funding for their Medicaid IT systems.
US Army Corps of Engineers - Computer engineerJune 2011 - January 2016
- I developed of a mobile app to collect and submit registrations for the Blue Roof program, which puts tarps on damaged roofs after a major wind disaster such as a hurricane. The goal was to reduce the time between when someone notified the Corps of roof damage to when a tarp was placed. The program was not used again until 2017, when it was deployed to Florida and Puerto Rico, where the app worked as intended and cut the delay to just a couple of days.
- I led a small team working on tools to integrate various battlefield sensors into a unified display. Our work was centered around the common network protocol and a Google Earth-like visualization. We later expanded our work to include overlying video from small aerial drones onto the map so soldiers could visually identify points of interest indicated by radar.
- I led a team building a tradespace analysis tool for finding optimal vehicle designs. An optimal vehicle design is one that can be varied significantly and still meet a set of baseline performance criteria. That way, a vehicle can be altered over time to fit specific mission needs and still satisfy the basic requirements. We were able to increase vehicle design considerations from hundreds to hundreds of millions.
Intergraph - Software analystJune 2007 - June 2011
- I worked on a team building the video components of a physical security software suite. Our team was responsible for controlling cameras, displaying live video, and recording video based on external events. I was primarily responsible for the backend system that commanded the cameras and responded to security events, though I did also work on the frontend system that displayed video.
- I worked on the tool used to configure the software suite after a round of downsizing. I was able to fix a number of longstanding bugs before handing the product off to another teammate.
US Army Corps of Engineers - Computer engineerJune 2005 - June 2007
I also interned at the Corps of Engineers the summers of 2003 and 2004.
- I worked on a team to develop an enterprise geospatial data repository for the Corps of Engineers. In addition, I led development of an ArcGIS plugin to visualize the data in the repository.
- I led the development effort to press our geospatial data repository into use following Hurricane Katrina. I was given the Army Commander's Medal for Civilian Service as well as the ERDC Commander's Medal for our work on the Katrina data project.
Mississippi State University
M.S., Computer Engineering (incomplete)
B.S., Computer Engineering, suma cum laude, 2004