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Professional Experience:

Leidos .............................................................................Present
JMPS Cyber Security Specialist

DoD TS Clearance

US Air Force Joint Mission Planning System (US Air Force Contract)

  • Next Generation Mission Planning Developer Training
  • Working as part of a small team (using SAFe - Agile methodology)
  • Create curricula including hands-on labs
  • Deliver (remote during COVID-19 restrictions) Training classes for Air Force contracted software developers

Secondary role as the Enterprise Secure Code Custodian (managing Code Signing and Security duties)

David C. Cook "...equipping the local church on a global scale."......2017
Disciplr.com was a new initiative serving teachers and local churches by applying Internet technology in a direct and useful manner.

As a Senior Ruby Developer, Thom was primarily responsible for the back-end (Rails) API that drives Disciplr.com. The Next Generation of Disciplr is built on an entirely new technology stack consisting of:

  • ASP.NET in C#
  • Azure
  • PostgreSQL and DocumentDB
  • Aurelia

In addition to being the sole maintainer of the current Rails application, Thom is an active part of the growing development team on this next iteration of Disciplr; utilizing Agile Development Processes and the entire suite of Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure portal tools.

Leidos .............................................................................2015
JMPS Software Developer Training

US Air Force Joint Mission Planning System (US Air Force Contract)

  • Managing the instructional design process
  • Creating instructor materials, course outlines, and developer training labs
  • Preparing student materials, including course manuals, workbooks, handouts, completion certificates, and course critique forms

Curriculum development and creation of ‘hands-on’ labs for JMPS Developers is followed by delivery of the classes to Foreign Developers in their own country.

JMPS Software Test Engineer

SEIC - Joint Mission Planning System (US Air Force Contract)

As one of the small team of Integration Test Engineers, my special skills are employed to develop and create specialized software tools that aid in the Integration and Verification Testing process.

Activities included:

  • Data Analysis and UML modeling
  • Developing/Modifying/Creating Automated Unit Tests with HP Quick Test Pro
  • Designing and Developing specialized software tools (multi-protocol)
  • Migration to .NET Framework
  • Manual Software Testing in DoD Classified environment
Leidos ............................................................................. 2015
JMPS Developer Training

SEIC - Joint Mission Planning System (US Air Force Contract) CMMI Level V Project

Hired as a Web-based Tools Developer, my special people skills were recognized and applied to the Developer Support Team where he conducted classes for US-based software developers from DoD contractors working on the Joint Mission Planning System. The success of the program led to the creation of series of curricula for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Specific activities include:

  • Development of Curricula using structured practices (CLO, TLO, TO)
  • Design and Build ALL training materials to include Slide-Presentations, Handouts supporting documentation (physical and electronic)
  • Develop and construct “hands-on” labs (C# in .NET)
  • Deliver JMPS Developer Training to FMS clients and US clients as needed
APPLIED VOICE AND SPEECH TECHNOLOGY, INC. .........................2005
Technical Trainer CallXpress Product (as a Subcontractor)

Traveling throughout the United States, I provided on-site training to telephony technicians on the AVST CallXpress Voice Processing Server Platform.

This required:

  • Set-up of Portable Classroom with 15 laptop computers, Cisco Call Manager, 16 IP Telephones
  • Five days of instruction, offering students ‘hands-on’ experience
  • A mixture of Projected Presentation and direct configuration and programming assistance
SAIC.....................................................................................................2003
IT & Systems Specialist

Contract with NCS (National Communications System), a division of DHS (Department of Homeland Security)

With DoD Secret Clearance, provided high-level Technical Assistance functions for the NCS. Managed and maintained NCS systems, including Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS), Wireless Priority Service (WPS), and Telecommunications Service Priority (TSP).

  • Developed several database-driven software tools to enhance NCS Operations
  • Assisted with enhancements to existing web portal(s)
  • Provided ‘process improvement’ on a daily basis
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES.......................................................1998 – 2002
Product Specialist (NMS/EMS) (2001 – 2002)
Senior Systems Engineer (1998 – 2001)

Traveled internationally to customer sites as the manufacturer’s representative of Lucent products, and consistently closed multi-million dollar contracts. Solidified the Network Management System for Lucent's Broadband Access Product Group.

  • Earned a reputation as a subject matter expert within the Systems Engineering group
  • Designed several internal software utilities, including “HONEI”, an in-house software tool adopted as a standard tool for configuration and troubleshooting of the Stinger DSL product, and eventually enhanced into a customer product
  • Developed a custom GUI configuration tool used as the de-facto ‘quick’ configuration software for the MRT device (member of Stinger product family)
  • Provided Technical Sales Support to the Emerging Service Provider market.
  • Developed several key software applications to assist Lucent sales teams. Played a crucial role in helping Lucent win customer contracts by creating specialized software applications to assist with configuring and maintaining products
INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS.......................................................1994 - 1998
Telecommunications Specialist

Managed and maintained multi-site Telecommunications (PBX) system for this specialized Software Development House whose primary clients were members of US Congress.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONCEPTS, INC.............................1988 - 1994

With this small, young, family-owned, Telecommunications company I was among the first group of Technical Account Managers. Responsible for direct client interaction and direction of the technical aspects of their telecommunications infrastructure. Located in Northern Virginia, my client-base included many US Government offices and Trade Organizations (National Federation of Independent Businesses, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Broadcasters, National Senatorial Republican Committee to name a few)

SYMTECH.................................................................................1984 - 1988
Lead Service Technician

Immediately following The Great Divestiture of the Bell System, I was the primary resource for "on the street" service and repair of PBX and Key telephone systems for a wide range of customers in the Northeast Philadelphia region.