Work History

Work History
2012 - Present

Director of IT

Protect My Database, Inc. - start-up

Built architecture for innovative Protect My Database (PMD) service, based on a patented data loss mitigation solution that implements an active defense strategy:

oDeveloped algorithm to generate a unique proprietary set of decoy records with Personally Identifiable Information (PII), to be homogenized into subscriber's database for continuous monitoring

oCreated and implemented Amazon Web Services (AWS) architecture based on LAPP stack (Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, PHP)

oSupervised web page design for the service subscriber access

2012 - Present

Director of IT

RealSource, Inc.

Provided support for managing and analyzing data for Direct Marketing campaigns in various industries such as automotive, travel and timeshares:

oBuilt RDBMSs for National Consumer and Business to Business databases

oDeveloped data clean up and validation scripts

oBuilt and monitored FTPS server for incoming and outgoing data traffic

1996 - 2011

Core Data Strategist

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Developed and maintained databases to serve derivatives modeling, sales, marketing, and compliance:

oCompleted logical and physical design of end-of-day and real-time relational databases

oConstructed benchmark time-series for government debt instruments and futures

oWorked with large data feeds from Reuters, Bloomberg, Global Insight, Markit, and direct exchange feeds such as CME, LIFFE, NordPool

Created routines for automatic data loading and integrity testing for internal/external sources:

oIdentified inconsistencies in conceptual design and proposed effective system improvements

oDeveloped Security Selector for financial instruments reference data and achieved optimized global access with 24/7 availability for hundreds of concurrent users

Supported user interface applications and ensured undisrupted market data availability:

oCreated ETL application for XML data feed loaded into Sybase ASE

oConceptualized mission critical data loading applications to facilitate P&L report generation for traders

oBuilt user libraries to enforce access control to databases and enforced optimized stored procedure utilization

Managed transitional projects and successfully rolled out new software and systems:

oOversaw Sybase version changes, new server installations, and multi-way replication setup

oCompleted NetApp filer migrations to prevent system failure and improve performance

Education

Education

Master of Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Thesis: "Probabilistic Analysis of Divertor Plate Lifetime in Tokamak Reactors." Expanded the application of probabilistic methods and statistical simulations to fusion research.

Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Developed method to evaluate reliability of divertor plate for tokamak reactor.
  • Designed methodology to evaluate functional requirements for radiological confinement barriers for tokamak reactor.
  • Proposed approach and performed rigorous derivation for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) releases limit line, which improved introduction of parameter uncertainties in the risk model.
  • Curriculum includes risk assessment and management, statistics, decision theory, optimization methods, waste management. GPA 4.8/5.0.
  • Thesis: "Enhanced Probabilistic Decision Analysis for Radiological Confinement Barriers in Tokamak Reactors".

Skills

Skills

MongoDB

XML

LAMP

AWS

PostgreSQL

Python

CVS

Autosys

Shell Programming (UNIX and DOS)

Perl

Sybase IQ

Sybase ASE

Transact-SQL

Custom

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • CASE Tools: ERWin,DIA, Visio;  Notations: UML, Information Engineering
  • Relational Database Systems (RDBMS): PostgreSQL, Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, DB2, SQLite
  • Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows
  • Programming Languages: Python, SQL, Perl, Shell, HTML, XML (DTD/XSD), JSON
  • Cloud Computing: AWS
  • NoSQL: MongoDB
  • Other Applications: Tableau, Aqua Data Studio, SqlDbx, Exact Solutions iWatch, Autosys, CVS, SPLUS

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • MongoDB with Python for Developers - 10gen Education (2013)
  • Data Mining with Weka - University of Waikato (2013)
  • Introduction to Data Science - University of Washington on Coursera (2013)
  • Information Security and Risk Management - University of Washington on Coursera (2013)
  • Crafting Quality Code (Python) - University of Toronto on Coursera (2013)
  • Introduction to Databases - Stanford Class2go (2013)
  • Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (Python) - MIT OCW (2012)
  • Sybase ASE 15.0 Developer Professional Certification (2011)
  • Sybase IQ – Goldman Sachs University (2011)
  • Java Programming – Idaho State University (2001)
  • FINRA Series 7, Series 63 (1998)

COMMUNITY & ACADEMIC HONORS

  • Co-founder of The MIT Romanian Students Association [1997].
  • MIT Graduate Resident Tutor: appointed by MIT Residence and Campus Activities office [1994-1996].
  • Translator and Interpreter in Romanian/English, United States Energy Association [1993-1996].
  • Invited Research Assistant at the ITER Joint Work Site, Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching Bei Muenchen, Germany [1995].
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Award for paper presentation and participation in the 16-th IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Physics Society's Symposium on Fusion Engineering, "Seeking a New Energy Era", Champaign, IL [1995].
  • Won Second Place at the Electrotechnics Contest "Traian Vuia" of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania [1984] ∙ Graduated #1 in class of 40 of Nuclear Engineering Section, #3 in class of 220 of Energy Department ∙ Elected by piers as Class Chairman.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, Mujid S. Kazimi, "Enhanced Probabilistic Decision Analysis for Radiological Confinement Barriers of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor," Fusion Engineering and Design, Vol. 38, Number 3, Page 257, 1998.
  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, Florinel Morosan, Mujid S. Kazimi, "A Probabilistic Methodology for the Design of Radiological Confinement of Tokamak Reactors," Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Vol. 53, Number 3, Page 275, 1997.
  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, "Enhanced Probabilistic Decision Analysis for Radiological Confinement Barriers in Tokamak Reactors," Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nuclear Engineering Department, June, 1996.
  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, Mujid S. Kazimi, "On the Risk Based Limits for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor," IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Physics Society's 16-th Symposium on Fusion Engineering 1995 Proceedings, Vol. 16, Number 1, Page 337, 1995. Paper presented at SOFE95, Champaign, IL, October, 1995.
  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, "Probabilistic Analysis of Divertor Plate Lifetime in Tokamak Reactors," M.S. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nuclear Engineering Department, June, 1994.
  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, Mujid S. Kazimi, "Probabilistic Analysis of Divertor Plate Lifetime in Tokamak Reactors," Fusion Technology: A Journal of the American Nuclear Society and the European Nuclear Society, Vol. 26, Number 3, Page 512, 1994. Paper presented at the ANS Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June, 1994.
  • Ruxandra P. Golinescu, Second Place at the Electrotechnics Contest "Traian Vuia" of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, February, 1984.

Summary

  • Experienced Data Strategist with 17+ years of experience managing complex data structures
  • Strong background managing strategic projects and optimizing data interface systems
  • Able to multi-task and work effectively with large volume of information
  • Highly organized and capable of prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Motivated, attentive, willing to learn, and productive in team environments

Interest

  • Application Development
  • Database Architecture Design
  • Relational Database Systems (RDBMS)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Manipulation at Scale
  • Data Security
  • Data Visualization
  • Programming Languages

Certifications

Certifications
2011 - Present

Sybase ASE 15.0 Developer Professional Certification

Prometric
1997 - Present

FINRA Series 7

FINRA
1998 - Present

FINRA Series 63

FINRA
2013 - Present

Introduction to Data Science Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction

Coursera
2013 - Present

Crafting Quality Code Statement of Accomplishment

Coursera
2013 - Present

Introduction to Databases Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction

Stanford Class2go