James Lind


james@byteporter.com 253 Morningside Drive
https://jameslind.info Mount Sidney, VA 24467

Education

2002-2006
B.Sc. in Computer Science, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Experience

Independent, Houston, TX; Mount Sidney, VA

2019-2021
Designer / Developer – Created an all-new website for the Steel Utility Pole Coalition, a non-profit industry advocate for steel infrastructure. Design is based on the Bootstrap framework and implemented using the Hugo static site builder with Node tools for post-processing CSS and JS resources. Developed to be deployment agnostic, it was tested using my VPS server but is deployed with Netlify.
2019-2021
Research and Development – Independent study into various fields including electronics design and small-scale production, additive manufacturing, signal processing, computer vision and edge AI.

Black Beard Labs (formerly Veteran Studio), Waynesboro, VA

2017-2018
Developer / Consultant – Worked closely with the founder in setting up the company. Assisted in selecting and configuring the infrastructure, promoting the business, and hiring employees.

Innovative Refrigeration Systems, Lyndhurst, VA

2016-2017

Web Developer – Simplified and standardized login across legacy applications by developing a REST service managing users, permissions, authorization, and authentication.

Enabled better business decisions with less time commitment from management by incorporating data from in-house applications and Epicor into easily consumed reports.

Advocated best practices and modern DevOps within department by researching available tools and teaching other developers.

Pacific Crest Trail, CA-OR-WA, USA

2015
Through Hiker – Trekked through the wilderness from the Mexican border near Campo, CA to the Canadian border north of Mazama, WA.

MidwayUSA, Inc., Columbia, MO

2013-2015

Database Administrator – Researched and executed a company-wide upgrade from SQL Server 2010 to SQL Server 2012. Determined requirements for and set up new servers and SQL Server installations. Migrated existing databases to new servers.

Researched and implemented a solution using Availability Groups to greatly increase database performance, availability, and reliability.

Updated legacy SQL jobs to work properly with the redundant databases required for Availability Groups.

Worked directly with Application Developers to collect and analyze business requirements, design data structures, and write high performing, reliable, and accurate stored procedures to implement the data layer of applications.

2010-2013

Application Developer – Created and maintained back end services to provide data for frontend developers.

Mapped the existing process and redesigned the entire credit card processing business process, replacing a system that has been in place for over a decade with a solution based on enabling reliable, durable processing of requests at a higher capacity.

Zeta-Meter, Inc., Staunton, VA

2006-2010

Embedded Engineer – Designed and implemented a Windows based data acquisition and analysis program in C#.

Designed the electrical circuit and authored software for a scientific instrument which uses a Freescale HCS12 microcontroller.

Skills

General

Clean Code, Organization, Communication, Requirements Gathering, Collaborative Design, Documentation, Automated Testing, Continuous Integration / Delivery, DevOps, Database Administration, Version Control, Cryptography, API Design

Production and Prototyping

Printed circuit board design, fabrication, and assembly

Languages

C, C++, C# .Net, SQL (Microsoft T-SQL and MySQL), Assembly (various architectures), PHP, Java, Go, PERL, JavaScript, CSS, Bash and POSIX Shell, PowerShell, F#, awk, Make, M4

Frameworks

WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, REST, WCF Services, Laravel, Lumen, CodeIgniter, DirectX

Tools

Docker, Kubernetes (Typhoon), CoreOS, Terraform, Vagrant, Splunk, DataDog, SQL Server Reporting Services (SRSS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), NGINX, Apache, QEMU/KVM, LXC, XenServer, FreeBSD Jails, ZFS, Rkt, Trello

Operating Systems

Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, FreeRTOS, NetBSD

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