Reginald Reed

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 1997 - Present

Software Development Manager
  • Manage multi-SCM (source code management) multi-geography global software build system
  • Manage several internal and external voice, network security and emulation related tools and projects
  • Utilized the Scrum Agile development methodology as Product Owner and Scrum Master 
  • Managed the development of an enterprise Eclipse based RCP application Managed engineering “productization” of the Snooper troubleshooting tool – externally available as Packet Telephony Center: Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Participation in make versus buy decision
  • Write and deliver annual focal reviews along with ongoing career development support and coaching for engineers and managers reporting to meDiversity recruiting and support

Software Engineer

  • Testing of first generation MGX/VISM ATM based voice solution
  • Complex lab test bed configuration, testing and troubleshooting including Virtual Switch Controller (VSC) SS7 software switch
  • Led testing effort for VSM (Virtual Switch Manager) Network Management software developed by HP Singapore
  • Conducted onsite service provider customer acceptance testing for the VSM and VSM
  • Developed and deployed multiple tools for the NSITE test community
  • Tools and Automation group team lead for SNACS
  • Numerous contributions to automation architecture and design

Test Engineer

  • Testing of Internetwork Performance Monitor network management package
  • Supported multiple Beta customers of Internetwork Performance Monitor software

Systems/Network Administrator

  • Maintenance/installation of Sun, IBM and HP Unix Workstations with varying OS revisions
  • Maintenance/installation of Windows NT machines including lab domain administration
  • Management of lab network equipment including switches and routers using HP OpenView and Cisco specific management packages
  • IP Address Administration for Multiple Subnets of a Class B Network
  • Specification and procurement of lab hardware and software including routers, workstationsand PC hardware
Mar 1997 - Jul 1997

Network Engineer (Contractor)

AT&T Solutions
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Bay Networks router platforms
  • Phone support of AT&T Managed Network Solutions customers
  • Monitoring multiple HP OpenView network management servers
  • Tcl/Expect scripting in an HP/UX - Windows NT environment
Jul 1995 - Mar 1997

Network Test Engineer

  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Maintenance/Administration of Sun, IBM and HP UNIX Workstations
  • Maintenance/Administration of Cascade Frame Relay switches
  • Staging/Troubleshooting of customer frame relay networks
  • Verification and Validation of Enterprise Network Management Systems (CMS6000/HPOpenView)
  • Developed SNMP Applications for Automated Testing
  • Design and Configure MultiRing, Multiple Access Media Fiber Backbone Networks
  • IP Address Administration for Multiple Subnets of a Class B Network
Nov 1993 - Jul 1995

Systems Programmer/Administrator
  • Maintenance/Administration of IBM RS/6000, Sun and Novell UnixWare Workstations
  • File system Configuration and Maintenance, including NFS
  • Network Configuration
  • Install and Maintain World Wide Web Server
  • DNS Administrator for *
  • Provided Formal UNIX Training for University Faculty and Staff
Jul 1994 - Jul 1995

Network Administrator/Owner

Internet Commerce Exchange, Inc.
  • Design, Implement and Maintain Networks with WAN connections to the Internet
  • Install and Maintain World Wide Web Server
  • Design and Code Custom World Wide Web Server Interfaces and Backends
  • Develop Remote Networking Strategies using ISDN
  • DNS Administrator for *






  TCP/IP, Ethernet, Token Ring, Network General Sniffer, SONET, OC3, T1, T3, Routers, Switches, ISDN,VPN, DNS, DHCP, BOOTP, SNMP, NNTP  

Programming Language

  C, Python, PHP, Perl, Tcl/Tk, SQL  


  Workstations/Servers: Sun, DEC, HP, IBM, Apple Operating Systems: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OS X, Solaris, Ultrix, HP-UX, AIX, System V Release 4.x, Novell UnixWare, Microsoft Windows, IBM VM/CMS  


  • Highly technical, results driven Software Development Manager with demonstrated success in thedesign, development and deployment of enterprise scale systems.
  • Over 15 of years of experience in the high tech industry with 8 years of first and second levelmanagement of geographically disparate teams.
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate and coach all levels of Software Engineers and Software Development Managers.
  • History of out of the box thinking with an entrepreneurial spirit.


  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Professional Development Conference – IP Telephony/Unified Messaging with live demo (Call Manager, uOne Unified Messaging, Cisco 2600 gateways, Selsius IP phone and two analog POTS phones) – October 1999
  • NSBE Professional Development Conference – Wireless Technology (802.11) - October 1999
  • NSBE National Conference – Co-presented Networking 101 + Last Mile Technologies with Reginald Chatman – March 2001
  • NSBE National Conference – Represented Cisco on the Annual Telecommunications Roundtable (presented Cisco’s Metro Optical solution) – March 2002
  • United States House of Representatives Stock Option Legislation Press Conference, Washington, D.C. – Capitol Building – Rules Committee Room – Represented Cisco’s Rank and File employees on the impact of stock options – March 2003
  • United States House of Representatives Financial Services – Testified at Hearing on H.R. 3574, the Stock Option Accounting Reform Act – March 2004

Professional Organizations

  • Wake County Education Partnership CIO Advisory Committee 2005-2007
  • University of Colorado Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program Advisory Board 2005-2007
  • National Society of Black Engineers – Alumni Extension
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Past National Director of Technology
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Past Second Vice Director (Florida)
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Life Member