Senior Research Systems Analyst
This position is a continuation of Research Systems Analyst below. I continued to be the primary support person for econometric and statistical software including Eviews, Mathematica, MATLAB, S-Plus, R, and RATS for two research divisions. Additional support work is provided to other divisions upon request. This included technical decisions, purchasing decisions, and vendor relations management.I designed updates for our custom S-Plus time series graphic applications. I successfully led the applications component of the research network's platform migration project from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to Enterprise Linux 5. I also led the migration project for database clients using IBM's DB2 database system from version 8.0 to 9.5 and developed an application to automatically post information to Twitter using the RESTful interface. I redesigned our file system layout to reduce disk requirements by more than 90 percent. I deployed a new redundant FLEXnet server array for provisioning concurrently licensed software. I wrote and presented internal courses for the research divisions on using Mediwiki for documentation management and using Subversion, CVS, and Git for software revision control. I also developed graphing routines in R to generate waterfall charts ("McKinsey charts") for financial analysis.Beyond information technology, I designed and developed a new graphic identity for the research computing section. I recruited and trained new staff members for a variety of roles across the research computing spectrum.