Farrin Reid

Lead Software Engineer

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Computer Software

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Farrin Reid's Overview

Current
  • Lead Software Engineer at MovingWorlds
  • Embedded System Developer at SousSet
Past
  • Software/Systems Engineer at Whichbus
  • Senior Support Engineer at Nodejitsu Inc
  • Applications Support Engineer at thePlatform
Education
Connections

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Farrin Reid's Experience

Lead Software Engineer

MovingWorlds

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry

April 2014Present (6 months) seattle, washington

Embedded System Developer

SousSet

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Greater Seattle Area

Research & Development; Creating an effective universal(Crockpot, portable electric burners, any electrical cookware) sous vide cooker relay controller

Firmware Development on MSP430 with C, Interface code in Python on Beaglebone Black, AVR and Arduino via AVRDUDE and AVR-GCC

Product/Industrial Design with OpenScad, utilized 3D printers for making prototypes using Slic3r

Electrical Design of consumer products, PCB and Circuits with EagleCad and Upverter

Active engagement in business operations

Software/Systems Engineer

Whichbus

April 2012August 2013 (1 year 5 months) Greater Seattle Area

DevOps(operations development) on Heroku and EC2, regularly updated transit routing graphs using Open Trip Planner and deployed new versions using Python, Boto, and Shell scripting

Development with Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js, JavaScript

Active engagement in business operations \& even served as the Registered Agent

WhichBus grew user-base by 40% through active marketing and public relations

Senior Support Engineer

Nodejitsu Inc

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

June 2012April 2013 (11 months) Greater Seattle Area

Owned Development efforts on Nodejitsu's flagship product, jitsu, and related projects using Node.js and JavaScript and C++.

Time was distributed between: Devops/system engineering on 3000+ Joyent servers; Development of internal/open source projects; technical customer marketing and support; creation, management, and training of Nodejitsu's support department

Tested and managed Nodejitsu's production stack, deployment tools, open-source assets, internal servers and services, public facing web-sites and apps with internal tools not unlike puppet/chef and in shop continuous deployment

Triaged and addressed incoming support requests, Monitored the IRC support room, Actively evangelized Nodejitsu and Node.js, Attended meet-ups and company events, authored blog articles.

Participated in business direction discussions; Finance and sales(processed payments, refunds, upgrades)

Applications Support Engineer

thePlatform

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; CM; Computer Software industry

November 2011June 2012 (8 months) Greater Seattle Area

Operations; Deployments; Customer and internal technical application support; Development in JavaScript, Java, and Shell scripting; Designed documentation, knowledge-base, and standard operating procedures(SOPs); Database Managment(SQL)

Monitored the health of systems and services and fixed them to prevent loss of revenue due to SLA agreements, using F5's BIG-IP, Zenoss, and Windows/Linux(GNU) command line tools; Facilitated scheduled upgrades and outages

Active delegation/escalation of inquiries/bugs/outages/etc and assisting both internal and external clients with thePlatform's various media-related products as well as development of internal tools

Lead Software Engineer

Koteako, L.L.C.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

February 2009February 2012 (3 years 1 month) Seattle, WA

Bootstrapped startup that intended to be a shared web hosting platform.

EAS Programmer

University of Alaska

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

March 2010July 2011 (1 year 5 months)

Directly responsible for analyzing, designing, developing and implementing enhancements and interfaces to SunGard's Banner(now Ellucian) and UAOnline(employee's and student's information management portal) in C*Pro, SQL(Oracle), Python, Perl, Java, and Shell

Implemented interfaces to system-wide applications external to Banner/Ellucian

Worked directly with end users and staff at varying levels within the Office of Information Technology to successfully deliver complete targeted solutions

Primary focus was development and maintenance of HR, IRS, and Insurance compliant applications, but venture into student, finance, and financial aid related applications

Research Projects Assistant

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2008September 2008 (5 months)

Worked as a student research assistant at Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. Some manual labor moving computers around and installation, but mostly working on various intensive programming projects in python, C/C++, and bash scripting—some website management. I also monitored a computer lab many times without supervision—helping lab users with various questions about the desktop PCs and helping fix any computer troubles.

Research Projects Assistant

Arctic Region Supercomputing Center

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

May 2007September 2007 (5 months)

Worked as a student research assistant at Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. Some manual labor moving computers around and installation, but mostly working on various intensive programming projects in python, C/C++, and bash scripting—some website management. I also monitored a computer lab many times without supervision—helping lab users with various questions about the desktop PCs and helping fix any computer troubles.

Farrin Reid's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)

Farrin Reid's Skills & Expertise

  1. jQuery
  2. Node.js
  3. C
  4. C++
  5. CoffeeScript
  6. HTML5
  7. JavaScript
  8. PHP
  9. Unix Shell Scripting
  10. Python
  11. Linux
  12. Windows
  13. AJAX
  14. Unix
  15. Shell Scripting
  16. SQL
  17. HTML
  18. XML
  19. Bash
  20. Software Development
  21. Programming
  22. Git
  23. Visual Studio
  24. System Administration
  25. Software Engineering
  26. PL/SQL
  27. High Performance Computing
  28. JSON
  29. Web Applications
  30. Scrum
  31. Ruby
  32. Ruby on Rails
  33. Open Source
  34. REST
  35. SOAP
  36. OOP
  37. Test Driven Development
  38. Web Development
  39. Software Design
  40. MVC
  41. LAMP
  42. OS X
  43. SOA
  44. Algorithms
  45. Object Oriented Design
  46. Web Services
  47. Agile Methodologies
  48. Perl
  49. Subversion
  50. MySQL

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Farrin Reid's Education

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science

20042009

Farrin Reid's Additional Information

Interests:

Computer programming languages, Entrepreneurship, Tech Meetups, Movies & TV, Computer games, Swimming, Frisbee Golf, Home Automation, Electronics, Self Improvement

Groups and Associations:

UAF CCDC

Honors and Awards:

UA scholars Award, Dean's list, Information Systems Security Professional Certificate (National Information Assurance Training Standard for System Administrators, NSTISSI 4013)

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