CHARLES D. MURCKO
2212 S. Eastern Drive
Cottonwood AZ 86326

610 322 5509
chuck@topsail.org

OBJECTIVES:

Solving difficult problems in an IT or development environment.

STRENGTHS:

Currently working with SBS 2011. If I don't know it, I learn it.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

06/02-06/11

Captain, USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, Arizona Wing – Squadron Communications/MIS Officer

11/01-08/05

Treasurer, Apache Software Foundation

12/00-08/05

Apache Software Foundation alternate representative, Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee

05/00-12/00

Apache Software Foundation representative, Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee

03/00-12/00

Linux/Open Source Advisory Board member, MacMillan/Informit

07/00

Apache track co-chair, O'Reilly Open Source Conference 2000

12/99, 04/00

Speaker, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School workshops on Virtual Communities and the Globalization of Software Development

11/99

Tutorial presenter, COMDEX Fall '99 Open Source Software Development Forum, Introduction to the Apache Web Server and Managing/Extending the Apache Web Server (7 hours each)

04/95-current (emeritus)

Member and developer, Apache Software Foundation (originally Apache Group)

1980-1990

Member, Audio Engineering Society

1980-1990

Member, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

1985-2002

Member, Association for Computing Machinery

EXPERIENCE:

OWNER/CONTRACTOR

07/11-present

Technology Solutions, Sedona AZ

Provider of complete technical solutions for home and business networks and systems, including RF and multimedia technologies.

LEAD PROGRAMMER

06/09-07/11

Catharon Software, Sedona, AZ

Lead team of 2-4 people developing VDelta™ programming language, including high performance graphics, multi-character set semantics, distributed and threaded operation, and object oriented capabilities. Language runs in a virtual machine (VM) with garbage collection. Primary responsibilities included runtime library and debugger for the language.

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR/ENGINEER

08/05-04/09

CDI/IBM/American Express, Phoenix, AZ

UNIX system administration, triage, and engineering at American Express’ world data center. Mixture of AIX, Solaris, and Linux systems. Experience with Sybase/Oracle/DB2 data warehouse and Internet back ends, IBM WebSphere and Sun application servers, and IHS and sunONE web servers and applications in a 4000+ server installation using Veritas clustering. Experience with configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of EMC and IBM SAN. Problem diagnosis, solutions, and recommendations for further work, as well as new admin training.

OWNER/CONTRACTOR

01/04-08/05

Technology Solutions, Sedona AZ

Provider of complete technical solutions for home and business networks and systems, including RF and multimedia technologies.

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

10/00-01/04

IBM, Raleigh, NC

Component technical lead for BSF, a component of IBM’s WebSphere product. Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) is a set of Java classes which provides scripting language support within Java applications, and access to Java objects and methods from scripting languages. Integrated BSF into WebSphere, coordinated addition of JSP debugging capability (with IBM Research and Eclipse groups), and handled support functions. Choreographed IBM’s contribution of BSF to the Apache Software Foundation. Level 3 support for large customer sites (wsj.com, mcgraw-hill.com, etc.) for IHS/Apache Web Server.

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

07/99-06/00

Trintech Group PLC, Blue Bell, PA

Application framework architecture and development for ecommerce products, using Java, XML, and C++. Proposed and helped organize opening of Blue Bell PA office and hiring of staff. Architect for porting of PayWare Net (now PayWare eMerchant) products from Windows NT to Solaris. Integrated and upgraded the PayWare admin interface (in Java) to work with Apache/JServ/Tomcat/Oracle under Solaris, and cleaned up "write once, run anywhere" problems. Began implementing experimental lightweight credit card transaction package in Java, using XML for configuration language. Member of Trintech's software security review board.

POEMS APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER

07/98-07/99

Platinum Technology, Blue Bell, PA

Application development using POEMS and ProVision middleware. Wrote communications service layer for SAP product, a system monitoring and health suite. Also performed test, autobuild, integration, and other architectural and tech lead functions for POEMS applications group. Ported this software to Windows NT, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, and DEC UNIX.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

02/97-07/98

Infonautics Corporation, Wayne, PA

WWW software and server development. Designed/led/built project to implement extensible, loosely clustered server pools. Project goals were scalability, fault tolerance, ease of maintenance, and overall lower cost per unit capacity. Initial implementation was as a pool of HTTP servers, with redundant layer extended to automatic failover and SNMP reporting for the company's middleware servers. Implemented numerous other performance enhancements to the company's Internet front end servers, resulting in roughly order of magnitude performance increases. Acted as security consultant to company's operations group. Built gateways for several third party Internet companies to Infonautics'Electric Library product. Contributed to collaborative efforts to improve system uptime, performance, and customer service.

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER/SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

08/94-02/97

Telebase/N2K, Wayne, PA

System design/engineering/programming of large hypertext database systems, used for service delivery to Prodigy, Genie, Compuserve, and the Internet community. These systems incorporate textual and relational databases running on Sun/20 and SPARCServer 3000 servers, and WWW servers running on BSDI. Designed pooled, redundant versions of these systems. Custom aspects using C++ and C include credit card billing facility, system monitoring/management/utilization tools, UNIX gateway components, query caching and optimizing components, and end-user browser interfaces. Wrote Visa credit card transaction API in C++. Wrote numerous CGI scripts and modules for Apache httpd, using Perl, C, Java, Tcl, and UNIX sh. Wrote in house server and net link monitoring system. Initiated contact and requirements process for procurement of corporate WAN and Internet link upgrades and made recommendations to senior management on procurement. Coordinated formation of corporate electronic security policy, and was 50% responsible for design and construction of N2K's Internet firewall, including system specification and procurement. Wrote MPEG 1 layer 2/3 codec software for online music sample database. Engineered and coordinated installation of satellite downlink for live streaming audio delivery. Corporate engineering contact for advanced audio delivery systems. Set up streaming audio servers and wrote firewall proxies for these protocols for online music store. Engineered and coordinated corporate dialup and telecommuting solutions.

EDUCATION:
 

1971-1974

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Electrical Engineering)

REFERENCES: Available upon request