Dan Breslau

Software Engineer at Vlingo

Greater Boston Area
Computer Software

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Dan Breslau's Overview

  • Software Engineer at Vlingo
  • Blogger / Open Source Developer at Self Employed
  • Independent Consultant at MediaTek
  • Research Engineer at Skaion Corporation
  • Advisory Software Engineer at IBM

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Dan Breslau's Summary

Software architect, designer, developer, and debugger. Not so much an out-of-the-box thinker as an "Oh, was there a box there?" thinker. Skilled in C++, proficient in Java, knowledgeable in Python, comfortable in any object-oriented environment.


Domains including Android, Server Applications, Content Management, Network Management, Distributed Multimedia, Embedded Systems

Languages including C++, Python, JavaScript, Java, XML, Perl, SQL, Curl, HTML, C, Tcl/Tk, UML, Scheme

Protocols, APIs, and tools including JDBC, DOM, TCP/IP, RDP, Oracle, SQL Server, SNMP, LDAP, SOAP, JSP, DNS, IMAP, SMTP, MIME, CORBA, Linux, Solaris, Windows NT/XP, Tomcat.

Dan Breslau's Experience

Software Engineer


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Wireless industry

September 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Cambridge, MA

Member of client team developing Vlingo's voice-based Virtual Assistant for Android phones. Analyzed and implemented improvements in performance, threading, and memory management; designed and developed test frameworks.

Also contributed to development of Vlingo's C/C++ SDK for various mobile platforms, making significant reliability improvements.

Blogger / Open Source Developer

Self Employed

April 2009Present (5 years 6 months)

Writing articles about software development on my blog, www.outofwhatbox.com/blog. Topics to date include Android programming, Agile development, Eclipse editor programming (in Java), and JavaScript.

Contributing fixes and updates to various open source projects, including Alex Gorbatchev's SyntaxHighlighter (for which I also maintain a separate fork), and the iTech WordPress theme by Zachary Chim (www.zacklive.com)

Independent Consultant


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; Semiconductors industry

March 2011July 2011 (5 months) Dedham, MA

As outside contractor, contributed to the development of a proprietary system that implements highly parallelized automated testing using virtual machines on a VMWare ESXi server farm. Software is written in Jython (Python in Java VM environment), using Django ORM. Resolved issues in various areas including VMWare APIs, networking, and transaction management.

Research Engineer

Skaion Corporation

February 2010June 2010 (5 months)

Developed Python scripts for simulating human use of remote desktop PCs.

Advisory Software Engineer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; IBM; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2003February 2009 (5 years 5 months)

Chiefly responsible for Rational ClearQuest metadata design and development. Innovated and implemented new XML architecture for ClearQuest, including representation of ClearQuest metadata using XML Schema.

Maintained and enhanced ClearQuest metadata and scripting (Perl and VB) infrastructure.

Guided globally-distributed teams in issues involving XML implementation and integrations with ClearQuest.

Technical Lead

Percussion Software

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

July 2002April 2003 (10 months)

Manager and technical lead of three-person team responsible for maintenance and enhancements to Rhythmyx, a Java and XML-based content management system. Designed and implemented improvements in areas including SSL connectivity, content delivery via FTP, and XML-RDBMS integration. Analyzed and implemented performance enhancements in application design, JDBC usage, and Oracle server physical and logical schemas. Increased corporate-wide developer productivity via software process improvements, including the selection and deployment of a more robust and scaleable SCM tool.


Winter Corp

20032003 (less than a year)

Consulted on design and implementation of data-generation software meeting strict statistical requirements, to be used in benchmarks for vendor selection for custom 30+ TB data warehouse. Assisted vendors in implementing benchmarks; participated in benchmark audits.

Software Engineer

Curl Corporation

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

19992002 (3 years)

Technical lead for Curl's Unified Documentation Viewer (UDV) project.

Designed and developed sample Curl Content Language applications including XML-based chat client and email client. Implemented XML parser and various protocol drivers (IMAP, MIME, SMTP.)

Principal Software Engineer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

October 1997November 1999 (2 years 2 months)

Cisco Network Registrar (CNR) product:

Designed and implemented Java classes for DNS management, and query system for LDAP-based object store.

Designed and implemented SNMP MIB for CNR.

Extended and maintained Tcl-based CLI and C++ classes for managing objects in AIC's DHCP and DNS servers.

Principal Software Engineer

Ascend Communications

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ASND; Telecommunications industry

May 1995June 1997 (2 years 2 months)

Project leader, architect, developer, and beta test support for Release 1 of the Ascend NavisXtend Provisioning Server

Architect, technical lead, and developer for Release 2 as team grew to 10 engineers. Designed and implemented SNMP MIB framework. Created and delivered training classes for product APIs.

Served as corporate resource on C++, SNMP, and O-O methodologies.

Consulting Software Engineer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MMI; Consumer Electronics industry

19841993 (9 years)

2 years of embedded systems development; seven years of network management software development on PC, Apollo, and Unix platforms.

Initiated and was co-lead architect for Motorola Codex 9800 Open System, an innovative, flexible network management platform based on dynamic metadata.

Dan Breslau's Skills & Expertise

  1. Java
  2. Perl
  3. XML
  4. Python
  5. Linux
  6. JavaScript
  7. C++
  8. C
  9. SQL
  10. Android
  11. Windows
  12. Software Development

Dan Breslau's Education

The University of Chicago

BA, Math


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