UUASC

UNIX Users Association of Southern California

Member résumé



DAVE CLOSE
10 Summerwind
Irvine, California 92614-5440
+1 714 435 9443
dhclose@alumni.caltech.edu

SYSTEM AND NETWORK ADMINISTRATION
SOFTWARE PROJECT LEADERSHIP
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

Extensive experience in development, utilization, and management of software and software systems supporting large- and small-scale operations in multiple industries. Managed large networks of computers on a global scale. Strong background in product development, system integration, functional development, marketing, and customer interface. Led teams developing customized software for top-ranked companies. Devised operating standards and protocols. An exemplary record of achievement working with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, augmented by a related degree from the California Institute of Technology.

Specific Areas of Expertise
  • System and Network Administration
  • Project Management
  • Programming
  • Product Development & Enhancement
  • Training & Development
  • Feasibility Analyses
  • Technical Marketing Support
  • Customer Relations
  • Testing & Inspection
  • Computer hardware such as Intel IA32 (x86), IBM pSeries and zSeries, HP (DEC) VAX and Alpha, Motorola 68x series.
  • Operating systems including Unix, Linux, SCO, AIX, Cisco IOS, X Window System, MS-DOS, MS Windows, VAX/VMS, 390 MVS.
  • Networking with IEEE 802.11, TCP/IP, SNA, Banyan, Novell, frame relay, X.25, ISDN.
  • Languages including Perl, shells, C, Java, COBOL, Basic, HTML, SGML, assemblers.
Career Synopsis

SENIOR STAFF, 2006-present, Thales In-Flight Systems, Irvine

Initially asked to take a team management position with this leader in the in-flight entertainment (IFE) industry.

CONSULTANT, 2003-2006, IMS Consultants, Anaheim

Joined this team of senior technical consultants providing strategic and project services, largely for the in-flight entertainment industry.

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER, 2002-2003, Black Hole Wireless, Santa Ana

Recruited to provide technical expertise and management for this start-up Internet service provider.

CONSULTANT, 2001-2002, Dreamworks SKG, Glendale

Asked to help this leading entertainment company with issues involved in their conversion from SGI IRIX to Red Hat Linux for all production operations.

MANAGER OF TECHNICAL SERVICES, 2001, StrataSource, Irvine

Recruited by this growing managed services provider to augment the company management.

NETWORK MANAGER, 1998-2000, Quik Internet, Costa Mesa

Joined small but rapidly growing Internet Service Provider as second member of the technical staff.

PROJECT MANAGER, 1997-1998, PSW Technologies, Austin

Joined this custom software development company now known as Concero.

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, AVP, 1992-1997, American Savings Bank, Irvine

Recruited by the Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Operations, of major California savings bank to help the Retail Banking Division obtain the most value from its technology investment.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, 1990-1991, Shared Financial Systems, Dallas

Recruited by Executive Vice President of privately-held financial transaction processing software company to introduce and develop new technology and supporting software to support new hardware.

TECHNICAL ADVISOR/DIRECTOR, NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, 1987-1990, Compata, Arlington (Texas)

Launched new spin-off business providing specialized software development and technical project management for large and small companies.

MANAGER, MICROPROCESSOR ENGINEERING, 1984-1987, Printronix, Inc. (Anadex Division), Camarillo

Hired by leading maker of OEM computer equipment to design microprocessor circuits and programs/firmware.

DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, 1983-1984, AXXA Corporation, Woodland Hills

Joined senior management team involved with building management workstations and multi-user microcomputer systems.

PROJECT LEADER; FACILITY MANAGER; MEMBER, TECHNICAL STAFF, 1975-1983, Compata, Inc., later a division of Wavetek, Inc. and Recognition Equipment Inc., Woodland Hills

Hired by custom software development company operating under contract to hardware manufacturers and end users.

Prior experience gained as Member, Technical Staff with Hughes Aircraft Company and Unicorn Systems Company, and Data Systems Officer (1LT), US Army.

Background

BS, California Institute of Technology, Economics/Mathematics.
Recipient, IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of Engineering,
Member, IEEE Computer Society, USENIX, SAGE, and ACM.
Leader, Unix Users Association of Southern California, ten years

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