Paul Olson

Paul Olson

Summary

An innovative information technology professional experienced in complete software life cycle development. Expertise in improving developmental business processes and standards. Works with internal and external clients providing accurate requirements through standard communication channels and prototyping of systems that are demonstrated to the end user for proof of concept.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2000 - Present

Owner / Prinicipal Engineer

Unix Solutions

Develop complete solutions for clients, from servers, to client systems and applications.

Oct 2008 - Jan 2009

Senior Software Engineer

Parata Systems

[CONTRACT POSITION] Working on the AccuMed/AutoLink legacy system to correct customer submitted issues. Performing this function as the lone software engineer, I came up to speed quickly on the corporate processes and system functionality to quickly start correcting the issues that have been submitted by the AccuMed/AutoLink customer base.

Dec 2007 - Sep 2008

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Lord Corporation

[CONTRACT POSITION] Worked as the sole software developer on the In-Flight Propeller Balancing System (IPBS) System Controller Team. Began development of embedded linux usb driver to support usb communications in a DO-178B software environment. The software is being developed in accordance with RTCA/DO-178B and RTCA/DO-254 guidelines.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2007

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Boeing

[CONTRACT POSITION] Worked within customer processes to perform duties to the highest standards. Performed code and test reviews according to FAA Standard DO-178B/MIL-STD-498/MIL-STD-2167. Continuously exceeded customer expectations with regards to speed and accuracy of reviews, and coding. Worked with various Integrated Development Environments (Green Hills Multi Ada & VxWorks Ada). Worked with customers to develop Requirements, Test Plans, and Test Procedures. Worked with management team to develop achievable project plans. Also work with management team to improve issue/resolution tracking. Executed Integration/Verification Test procedures for use in Test Readiness Review and Formal Qualification Testing. Developed several process enhancements that provided both employer and customer with increase ROI.

Nov 2006 - Jun 2007

Senior Software Engineer

DIRECTV

[CONTRACT POSITION] Worked on Configuration and Release Management Team. Performed all tasks associated with creating and releasing components to the various development teams (both internal and external vendors). Performed all tasks associated with creating and releasing images for release to the DIRECTV customer base via satellite. Currently have successfully automated the component build process, increasing the productivity of the Configuration and Release Management Team. Provided the Configuration and Release Management Team with a security log scanner for the code repositories to facilitate in the monitoring of vendor access, providing an insight into how the the vendors are utilizing the code repositories, and are the vendor access levels set appropriately. Working closely with the DIRECTV Development Management Team on the Development Master Plan Roadmap.

Jul 2005 - Oct 2006

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Boeing

[CONTRACT POSITION] Worked within customer processes to perform duties to the highest standards. Performed code and test reviews according to FAA Standard DO-178B/MIL-STD-498/MIL-STD-2167. Continuously exceeded customer expectations with regards to speed and accuracy of reviews, and coding. Worked with various Integrated Development Environments (Green Hills Multi Ada & VxWorks Ada). Worked with customers to develop Requirements, Test Plans, and Test Procedures. Worked with management team to develop achievable project plans. Also work with management team to improve issue/resolution tracking. Executed Integration/Verification Test procedures for use in Test Readiness Review and Formal Qualification Testing. Developed several process enhancements that provided both employer and customer with increase ROI.

Oct 2004 - Mar 2005

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Honeywell

[CONTRACT POSITION] Worked within customer processes to perform duties to the highest standards. Performed code and test reviews according to FAA Standard DO-178B/MIL-STD-498/MIL-STD-2167. Continuously exceeded customer expectations with regards to speed and accuracy of reviews, and coding. Worked with customers to develop Requirements, Test Plans, and Test Procedures. Executed Integration/Verification Test procedures for use in Test Readiness Review and Formal Qualification Testing. Developed several process enhancements that provided both employer and customer with increase ROI.

Jun 2004 - Oct 2004

Software Developer

DJW Enterprizes

I work on backend development of a UPS tracking system using ASP.Net in Visual Studio 2003 for a customer of DJW Enterprizes. In addition to the previous task, I also worked on the optimization of some of the SQL queries through SQL Server 2003.

Jul 1998 - May 2004

Senior Lead Analyst

Caremark Rx

Key player in developing the AdvancePCS/Caremark development framework, enabling ITD/AD to develop, change, and migrate code to the various environments without technical infrastructure involvement. Managed the process on a daily basis. Coordinated code migrations to production involving all affected groups within the company. Provided key insights to management on the strategies to be used for the development framework. Developed key processes for the printed materials/customized messaging process of the home delivery system providing a shorter turnaround time, satisfying clients' needs for rapid deployment of messaging to the clients' members.

Jun 1997 - Jun 1998

Lead Analyst

UTELL International

Designed and implemented new requirements of central reservation system (CRS). Worked on re-hosting CRS from Pyramid systems to Sun Microsystems.

Nov 1984 - Jun 1997

Senior Member Technical Staff

TRW Space & Defense

Developed national defense global war plan application that provided war plan solutions to the joint strategic targeting planning staff. Modeled ICBM/SLBM characteristics for use in development Operational Targeting Programs (OTP) simulations for the Single Integrated Operations Plan (SIOP) using Matlab/Maple. Briefed high ranking four star military officers in the Air Force and Navy on current design and test strategies. Developed project plans to facilitate tight government development schedules and provided transparent issue/resolution tracking to government project management office.

Education

Education
Aug 1986 - Jun 1993

MS

Aug 1980 - Jun 1984

BS

References

References

Roberto Santos

Carl Jack

Letter of RecommendationPaul Olson

To whom it may concern,I hired Paul Olson for a three-month project that required him to pick-up a legacy software product that had not been maintained for quite a while and quickly resolve issues submitted by customers.  Paul worked with other members of the Parata Software Engineering Group to assimilate knowledge, understand how the software worked, and investigate the technical issues in a short period of time.  He was able to resolve several issues and deliver a new version of the software within the short project duration.Paul was productive from the start of the project, put in extra hours as needed, and delivered quality software within the project's budget and timeline.  The only reason he was not retained any longer was my budget limitations.  Otherwise, I would have continued to employ Paul on this project.  I would definitely recommend Paul for a Software Engineer position and would hire him again in the future.Sincerely,Carl R. JackDirector, Software EngineeringParata Systems, LLC©2008 Parata Systems

Askari Badre-Alam

David Boswell