Adolfo Rafael Martinez

Adolfo Rafael Martinez

Software & Electrical Engineering

Austin, Texas (Austin, Texas Area)
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Adolfo Rafael Martinez's Overview

  • Software Engineer at Compass Learning
  • Software Engineer at IMAK
  • Platform Software Engineer at Trion Worlds

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Adolfo Rafael Martinez's Summary

Develops object-oriented database-driven web applications, iPhone apps, Java Applets, & Servlets using Ruby on Rails, Java, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, ActiveObjects, Eclipse, NetBeans, XCode, MySQL, Oracle, also ASP, .Net, MSSQL, Sybase, and Photoshop. Develops research instrumentation, computing clusters, and large and small networks.

Worked in environments where group programming with repository, code versioning, peer review, code conventions, and Agile / Scrum planning were used.

Won awards from 2000 to 2008 and has two publications (vocational). Won 1st place from IEEE.

Has an Electrical Engineering degree (2005 Texas A&M). Assembles one-ton computer clusters for fun.

Specialties: I bring a cross-disciplinary knowledge that can make what may not seem possible today become possible tomorrow.

Adolfo Rafael Martinez's Experience

Software Engineer

Compass Learning

November 2013November 2013 (1 month) Austin, Texas

Short investigation of a potential proactive fix while another team worked on a retroactive fix to an audio and video quality problem that appears after conversion of Flash to iOS Objective-C using Scaleform written in C++ and Unity.

Software Engineer


January 2013September 2013 (9 months) Austin, Texas

Developed iOS game using Objective-C and a database using Couchbase and JSON to describe data and the structures for the education space.

Platform Software Engineer

Trion Worlds

August 2011December 2012 (1 year 5 months) Austin

Gaming -- born on the net. Ruby on Rails development in Platform Group.

Software Developer


Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

February 2007August 2011 (4 years 7 months) Austin

Database-driven website Projects:
"Infinite Org Chart", used Prefuse (Flex) for "big data" visualization (Java)
“Digg-like”, allowed finding the “greater” of employee concerns (Rails).
"AskReggie", allowed anonymous communication with management (Rails),
“VTR Wiki”, mitigated “brain drain” due to retirement.
"VTR Intranet", became a central point of information and procedures (PHP)
“OnCall”, allowed the elimination of a paper rotating on-call schedule (Rails).
Used Rails, Java, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL, Sybase for these projects.

Electrical Engineer / Software Developer

University of Texas at Austin

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

February 2006January 2007 (1 year)

Assembled a 2000lb computing cluster with 200 processors. Installed ROCKS cluster operating system (Linux / Unix). Assisted researchers in programming the cluster for their genetic research. One of the more powerful computers on main campus.

Software Developer


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Real Estate industry

October 2005February 2006 (5 months)

Used ASP and .Net to make improvements to their realty brokerage web site.

Software Developer / Electrical Engineer

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2002August 2005 (3 years 7 months)

- Environmental Engineering Dept: set up computing clusters for research, administered email systems, storage systems, video conferencing systems.

- Natural Toxins Research Center: Developed web-based database system which contained all venoms using XCode and MySQL. Set up XServe computing clusters for research.

- Tyera Bookstore: developed of an ecommerce web site to sell books using XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, & JavaScript.

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Environmental Services industry

August 2001February 2002 (7 months)

Created specialized software objects for pollution tracking using Visual Basic and Oracle (SQL).

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

February 2001September 2001 (8 months)

Created complex software application using graduate level combinatorics which determined available license plate patterns as well as generated new license plate patterns while avoiding politically incorrect letter combinations using Visual Basic and Sybase (SQL).

Director / Electrical Engineer

Fort Duncan Medical Center

August 1998January 2001 (2 years 6 months)

Worked with a team of people to design and implement a voice, video, and data network that linked doctors to medical diagnostic devices such as MRI, X-Rays, and ultrasound, between Texas cities using land lines and radio links. Produced budgets and plans. Reported to the CFO, CEO and city council members. Technical leader for three employees.

Software Developer

Bell Northern Research

August 1998July 1999 (1 year)

Developed state-machine (switching automata) software which made decisions in telephony switches about when and which back-up channels to use when operational degradation indicates the need. This was typically a scenario when lightning strikes. These telephony switches were used in the White House.

Electrical Engineer

Conrad Blucher Institute for Oceanic Research

February 1996January 1997 (1 year)

Developed instrumentation as needed for research projects. Assembled communication, computing components, power supply, and other electronics as needed to integrate probes and other instruments. Considered environmental conditions and weather when designing instrumentation. These instruments were left at sea for extended periods. Data was both transmitted by devices via radio as well as collected regularly by boat. Wrote data acquisition software in C on Unix to collect simultaneous from all instruments.

Adolfo Rafael Martinez's Skills & Expertise

  1. Java
  2. Unix
  3. MySQL
  4. C
  5. Software Development
  6. Python
  7. Linux
  8. Perl
  9. JavaScript
  10. C++

Adolfo Rafael Martinez's Education

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Bachelors, Electrical Engineering


Adolfo Rafael Martinez's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

2008 - International WASHTO Award for Intranet Web Design, and Journey Toward Excellence Silver Award for Intranet Web Design 2008.

2005 - 1st Place for building a device which accurately reproduces color from the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

2001 - Special Director's recognition from TxDOT for license pattern software.

2000 - Cash prize from Bell Northern Research for developing a protocol which made their DMS-100 less vulnerable to lightning strikes.

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