Paul Wetzel

Software Development Manager

Greater Denver Area
Defense & Space
  1. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  1. University of Colorado Denver

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Summary: The past 15 years of developing software can be summed up by saying that I have taken the customer’s needs, and from that, determined requirements, performed analysis and estimations, created designs, executed implementations, tested, deployed, and maintained software born of that need.  Additionally, I was also able to foster a positive working relationship not only with the customer, but within the software development team.  I have cultivated a dynamic work environment centered on quality, efficiency and productivity.  I have delivered results to not only the end user, but to team members as well.  I am a U.S. citizen with an active TS/SCI SSBI clearance and a CI polygraph.

Specialties:Languages: Java 1.6, JEE, EJBs, JSPs, JMS, Struts, Hibernate, JDBC, JavaScript, C#, C++, SQL, XML, XSD, XSL
Databases: Oracle 11g, PostGres, MySQL, Access, Firebird
O S: Windows, Unix (Solaris, HP), Linux
Servers: WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat, IIS
IDEs:JBuilder, Eclipse, Netbeans, XMLSpy, Visual Studio
Other: Ant, CVS, ClearCase, ClearQuest, Cruise Control, MS VSS, Rational Rose, Visio, MS Project, Requisite Pro, Project, UML, Design Patterns, Object Oriented Analysis and Design


Software Development Manager

Northrop Grumman Corporation
– Present (2 years 7 months)

Manage a team of local and remote developers building a complex systems of systems.

Team Lead / Software Engineer / Platform Enginer

Northrop Grumman Information Systems
– Present (10 years 9 months)

MDCS Program Platform Engineer/Software Engineer: Provide vision & leadership w/ respect to deploying to a virtualized environment. As a SW Eng. provide expertise in developing robust & scalable Java/JEE application that processes & catalogues large amounts of data & interfaces w/ external clients via web services
Perform Virtual Machine (VM) sizing/ modeling: bandwidth analysis, storage needs & quantity of VMs
Perform configuration/hardening & define repeatable process to build & deploy the app to virtualized environment
Develop Java/JEE code to support the mission.
GALE Program Team Lead Senior SW Engineer
Client/Server app (Java, J2EE, C#, C++) supporting multiple DBs on UNIX & Windows platforms.
Tasked engineers, tracked progress, reported status, conducted code & design reviews, performed estimates, created schedules, process improvement & collection of metrics, modified & managed build scripts, configured Cruise Control
Fostered environment having 3 times the campus ave.lines of code/hr.
Successfully led different efforts: stabilization, prototypes & integration w/ other systems
Worked w/ customer on validating algorithms.
Team leader for Tracking Framework & algorithms. Presented tracking framework at the 2008 GALE User Conference.
iMM Program
Managed team of 7-12. Developed J2EE app deployed to WebLogic, Oracle DB, UNIX.
Tasked & tracked engineers, reported status, assigned defects, preformed code reviews & conducted design & review sessions.
Contributed to architectural design J2EE enterprise/server & J2SE desktop apps by leading teams to create UML artifacts: domain models, class diagrams & sys components/sub-system diagrams.
Conducted scrums: obtain status, task engineers, identify roadblocks & facilitate bi-directional comms
Worked w/ management budget, staffing & estimation issues.
Championed industry best practices: JUnit, utilized design patterns & test driven dev, continuous integration & agile SW methodologies


  1. C++

  2. C#


  • Sun Certified Java...
  • XML
  • XSD
  • Java Enterprise Edition
  • Eclipse
  • Tomcat
  • UML
  • Web Services
  • Hibernate
  • Ant
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Java
  • JUnit
  • JSP
  • Weblogic
  • Oracle
  • JavaScript
  • Integration
  • ClearCase
  • Software Development
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University of Colorado Denver

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics Cum Laude

Preformed research with Dr. David Fisher on Maximum Likelihood Estimators for Point Spreads

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