Robert Diamond


Over twenty years of industry experience. Looking toward project management and/or business owner/partnership.



iPhone development


Macromedia Flash

Used Macromedia CS4 to modify and debug Flash objects.


Every aspect, including kernel module development.


Ruby on Rails

Embedded Design and Programming

Designed, led, prototyped, and demonstrated a home energy monitoring system.  The system would read and control power consumption at each outlet, and make the information available on a web site, as well as through an iPhone application.



Extensive debugging of multithreaded applications.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present


Nexenta Systems

NexentaStor is the leading Open Storage Management solution.  Based on OpenSolaris, it provides monitoring and management for unlimited data.

Used Python, Perl, sqlite, and Flash to implement graphical metrics that reflect the current state of a system running Nexenta.  Created object libraries in Javascript for data retrieval to reduce the load on the servers, and coded style sheets in CSS.

Sep 2006 - Jan 2009

Senior Software Engineer

Originate Labs

Originate Labs fosters the entrepreneurial spirit, inspires technological innovation, supports new

business ventures and encourages personal growth by providing the freedom to experiment with

novel solutions to real-world problems in the context of proven processes and management.

A pioneer in Venture Resources, Originate Labs invests elite engineering talent, methods and

experience in high potential ideas and partners.Their portfolio includes both internally generated

incubations, as well as investments in some of the most entrepreneurial start-ups and fast-moving

enterprises in technology.

Projects I worked on while at Originate Labs:
  • For a medical device, used Visual C++ to debug a massively multithreaded system.  I fixed bugs, reduced the number of threads created, and assisted the kernel team in debugging resource issues at a hardware level.
  •  Blifi is an economical alternative to hotspot wireless, and uses cellular, WiFi, and other mobile technologies for ultimate convenience. For pennies an hour, customers can access the internet from their favorite cafe, hotel or hotspot! Built on proprietary hardware and software, the Blifi platform provides a flexible environment capable of interfacing with today’s cellular and WiFi technologies, as well as future wireless technologies. For the Blifi project, took a Knoppix-based distribution and created a development environment.  Assembled the hardware and built a custom kernel and module set to fit in a 128M compact flash device.  Created iptables scripts to provide network security and enable user authentication.
  • Designed, prototyped, and demonstrated a home energy monitoring system.  The system would monitor power use at each outlet and provide the information to a MySQL database using 2.4GHz wireless technology.  Created circuit board using Eagle CAD, firmware with IAR Embedded Workbench, and an iPhone application using Objective-C and XCode.  Website used PHP and MySQL.
  • Implemented a commission portal website using Ruby on Rails and MySQL.
  • Maintained a cellular network communications library for embedded solutions.
  • Proposed various incubator projects.
Oct 2005 - Aug 2006

Embedded Engineer

Total Phase

Total Phase provides test equipment for embedded systems.  They offer the Aardvark i2c/spi host adapter board, the Beagle for USB, and Cheetah SPI boards.

Used Linux, C++, and wxWidgets to implement GUIs for the Beagle and Cheetah products.  Created the Flash Center software to easily program any i2c or spi flash or EEPROM device.

2003 - 2005

Staff Software Engineer

Aug 1997 - Nov 1999

Website Application Developer

Designed and implemented an automated system to build Netscape's product download catalog and download pages. Developed internationalized pages and used geolocation to find the nearest download server. Product was written in Perl, C++, and Oracle SQL.


1983 - 1986


State University of New York at Stony Brook