Tim Chambers

Tim Chambers

Senior Software Engineer (Reliability/Test) at JDSU

Colorado Springs, Colorado Area
Computer Software

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Tim Chambers's Overview

  • Senior Reliability/Test Engineer at JDSU

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Tim Chambers' Summary

Software professional with experience in every part of the business: product development, process engineering, engineering services, marketing and manufacturing/operations. Specializing in software test.

I was a program manager for nearly five years leading and serving on global, virtual teams at a large high-tech corporation. I focused on increasing HP's sales of Linux on blades in a $6B market by building up the Linux and open source knowledge of a community of worldwide technical experts who consulted with customers and helped to close business. When our community started, HP was #2 in the Linux on blades market segment. When I left, HP was #1.

I learned computer science and engineering at MIT, then I made significant software contributions to successful products. I was shaped by the corporate culture invented by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. I strive to carry on their principles, creating new products and services that are so compelling that customers are willing to pay a premium.

Specialties: problem solving, UNIX, Perl, HTML, Linux & open source, wikis, social media, Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, community building, knowledge management, technical event planning (virtual & face to face), leadership, fitting projects to constraints of resources & schedules, flawless follow-through, integrity, mindset that focuses on earning a profit by solving customer problems & controlling quality of new products, superior verbal & written communication

Tim Chambers' Skills & Expertise

  1. Linux
  2. Unix
  3. Perl
  4. Open Source
  5. Software Engineering
  6. Testing
  7. Software Development
  8. HP-UX
  9. Program Management
  10. Pre-sales
  11. Python
  12. Wikis
  13. Social Media
  14. C
  15. C++
  16. Integration
  17. Shell Scripting
  18. Operating Systems
  19. Servers
  20. Knowledge Management
  21. Community Building
  22. Windows
  23. Programming
  24. System Architecture
  25. HTML
  26. Web 2.0
  27. Problem Solving
  28. Team Leadership
  29. Mobile Devices
  30. Process Development
  31. Emacs Lisp
  32. Lisp
  33. Object Oriented Software
  34. JavaScript
  35. Software Design
  36. Agile Methodologies
  37. Object Oriented Design
  38. Enterprise 2.0
  39. SharePoint
  40. Git
  41. PHP
  42. Automated Software Testing
  43. Networking
  44. Poet
  45. Writers
  46. JIRA Agile
  47. Atlassian JIRA
  48. ClearCase

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Tim Chambers' Experience

Senior Reliability/Test Engineer


January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Colorado Springs, Colorado Area

software manufacturing engineer


April 2010January 2013 (2 years 10 months) Colorado Springs, Colorado Area

Program Manager

Hewlett-Packard Co.

July 2005March 2010 (4 years 9 months)

Linux QA Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Co.

June 2003June 2005 (2 years 1 month)

Software Process Engineer

Agilent Technologies

October 1999October 2002 (3 years 1 month)

various -- Engineering, Marketing, Management


June 1984October 1999 (15 years 5 months)

Tim Chambers' Projects

  • PacketPortal

    • January 2013 to Present

    My role is System test and maintenance and enhancement of a key component of the PacketPortal test harness.

  • Converged Assurance software

    • April 2010 to January 2013

    Configuration management of media for JDSU's Converged Assurance software that helps ensure high quality of experience (QoE) for mobile voice, data, messaging, and multimedia services. Responsible for maintenance and improvements to software manufacturing and custom order fulfillment system that enabled R&D to bundle the software components uniquely for each customer order.

  • HP Open Source and Linux

    • June 2005 to April 2010


  • HPedia

    • February 2005 to April 2010

    HPedia is HP's wiki encyclopedia (for internal HP use only). I founded the system and community. HPedia went online February 24, 2005, and has been growing steadily ever since. Over 5K individuals have contributed content to the project. By 2009 the site had over 1M hits per month.

  • Linux on HP Integrity servers

    • June 2003 to June 2005


  • Agilent 16500

    • October 1999 to October 2002

    software process engineering using ClearCase and Perl in HP-UX development environment

  • HP 16500

    • June 1996 to October 1999

    logic analysis system

  • Teramac

    • June 1994 to June 1996

    The project I worked on was proprietary to HP but based on the Teramac research.

  • HP 64000

    • February 1989 to June 1994

    first generation Microprocessor Development System (workstation, cross-compilers, debuggers, emulators)

Tim Chambers' Publications

  • SRE [Software Reliability Engineering] at Agilent Technologies, Colorado Springs

    • 2000 International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering
    • 2000
    Authors: Tim Chambers

    I discuss experiences with SRE by three teams working for Agilent Technologies in Colorado Springs. After setting the scene with a brief explanation of the teams and a history of our adoption of SRE, I explain how we now use it. I cite some specific processes and techniques, comparing them to the formal methods taught by John Musa in his book Software Reliability Engineering. For each process and technique, I present data that demonstrates improvements to software quality, and I show how those improvements are a direct result of our use of SRE principles.

    Presented during the 2000 International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering's Industry Day.

Tim Chambers' Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt

Tim Chambers' Languages

  • Russian

Tim Chambers' Education

Tim Chambers' Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout

    Boy Scouts of America
    • June 1980

Tim Chambers' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Leader

      Boy Scouts of America
      • Children
      1997 September 2011 (14 years)

      Charter Representative, Cubmaster, Committee Member

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Science and Technology

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