Current Employment

Plotkin Software LLC Amherst, MA (software engineering, web applications programming and support, advanced mathematics)

Magic Technology Amherst, MA (system administration & support, training, consulting)


Employment History

Employer:
Plotkin Software LLC
Position:
Software Engineer
Time Period:
Jan 2011 – Present
Location:
Amherst, MA
Description:
Web application development in LAMP - frameworks, pyton, php, jquery and django. Front-end and backend work. Mathematical analysis.
Employer:
Knowledge Matters Inc.
Position:
Software Engineer
Time Period:
Feb 2010 – Nov 2010
Location:
Northampton, MA
Description:
Web application development in LAMP - codeignighter, jquery and Flex. Front-end and backend work.
Employer:
UMass Amherst AIRS, Computer Vision lab
Position:
Undergraduate Researcher
Time Period:
June 2007 – Jan 2008; contracts 2008, 2009.
Location:
Amherst, MA
Description:
The main research work of the lab is processing aerial images taken in a special way.

My research is on topics related to calibration of digital cameras, using the CalTech Matlab Calibration Toolbox. The cameras used in the lab have three CCDs and have near infrared rather than blue.

The calibration allows the distortion introduced from the lens and camera system to be removed. This is essential when the information in the image is used to reconstruct a 3D model of the imaged surface.

Employer:
UMass Amherst Physics Department
Position:
Web Developer
Time Period:
Jan 2006 – Jan 2008; contracts 2008, 2009.
Location:
Amherst, MA
Description:
Maintain, troubleshoot and design new features for The main departmental website and other related websites. PHP/MySQL, javascript programming, HTML/CSS layout, photoshop graphics, etc. Also backend support for Physics Department staff.
http://www.physics.umass.edu

Employer:
Magic Technology, DBA
Position:
Programmer, Technician
Time Period:
May 1999 – Present
Location:
Amherst, MA
Description:
Programmer: (starting Aug 2002)
PHP, MySQL, Java, C++ programming.

Technician
Winodws (DOS, 3.1, 9x, NT, 2000, XP), Mac OS (6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x), OSX, Linux/unix (various flavors) and application software troubleshooting and support. Hardware setup, troubleshooting, and hardware/software maintenance. Also some HTML, graphics and graphic design, simple web sites and marketing.
http://www.magictechnology.biz

Employer:
Town of Amherst, MA, Public Library (Jones Library)
Position:
Technician
Time Period:
April 1999 – August 2000
Location:
Amherst, MA
Description:
Hardware and software support of very old computers and networks: MS DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and NT; challenges include: hardware speeds from 30mhz to 400mhz, limited RAM and hard drive space, slow congested network, publicly used computers with unsophisticated security software. (Now most are upgraded probably.)
http://www.joneslibrary.org

Employer:
Americare Associates, Inc.
Position:
Software and hardware support, training, system administration, consulting, web design, graphic design
Time Period:
October 1998 – April 2000
Location:
South Hadley, MA
Description:
Graphic design software support for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, GoLive and Acrobat. Also support for windows and mac OS machines and LAN, networked printers and all technology maintenance. Some graphic design and page layout, and a lot of web site work. Other office work including building shelves, purchasing equipment. dealing with service providers, etc. (Out of business since 2005.)
www.americareassociates.com, www.qualityseniorguide.com

Employer:
Staples, Inc.
Position:
Business Machines, Tech Center
Time Period:
Aug 1998 – Nov 1999
Location:
Hadley, MA (store #277)
Description:
Sales of computer systems, hardware, software, customer service and computer upgrades and troubleshooting.

   

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