I'm a skilled, self-motivated and independent individual who enjoys taking on challenges, solving hard problems and building big systems whether in a team or alone. I have over 8 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibilities, mostly as systems and software engineer in the field of High Energy Physics. I also have coordination and leadership abilities and have lead a number of time-critical projects with good results. I enjoy doing ad hoc consultancy work when people get stuck at hard problems and I've been doing a lot of that throughout my career.
I like how simple and reusable pieces can make up systems capable of solving complex problems. Abstraction is another key player in this game.
I really do enjoy solving problems and helping others in doing so. I find it interesting to step out of my knowledge boundaries, learn new topics and take on challenges that many would leave alone.
I can delegate tasks to others and supply training when needed. Most of the time I can see the big picture and don't drift too far away from real needs or get stuck on details. I am capable of decision making, project planning and progress tracking and reporting.
In this position I am working on firmware and software design and implementation for Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) and Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) data acquisition systems as well as CSC operations coordination. I am also collaborating with other engineers and researchers in TAMU and other universities and institutions, participating in related tasks.
Whilst in this position I've lead and been involved in a number of different projects within the Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) System of the CMS detector, which is one of the two biggest detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. CSC is responsible for detecting, triggering on and recording Muons in the endcap region of CMS.
I started as a software developer in GIS department (Geographic Information Systems) and got involved in the design and implementation of an interesting European Commission funded 2 year long project called GEOMIND (www.geomind.eu), which deals with publishing, search and purchasing of geophysical data within the European Union. Later I became the team lead of a group of 5-6 developers working on this project.
Integration and automation tool which collects huge amounts of debug data coming from many sources and uses Complex Event Processing to correlate and aggregate events and act on them according to an expert defined logic.