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					Ralph Stillinger‘s                                                                            Resume


General Information

   Name:                 Ralph Stillinger
   Personal web:         www.comphand.com
   Nationality:          US Citizen, Veteran (USAF), Inactive Secret Clearance
   Place of residence:   Plano (north Dallas) Texas
   Areas of interest:    Optimist / Motivator: Love to spread my “can do attitude” to the team.
                         Inventor / Entrepreneur: Product design and creation. Have travelled to
                         England, Germany, and Taiwan
                         Analytical and detail-oriented IT professional with 20 years of experience in
                         architecture, design and development of large scale, high-volume web-
                         based applications (.NET, C#, AJAX, Javascript, SQL Server, Oracle) and
                         microprocessor design and development with extensive client-facing roles.
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   Languages:            1 English, 2 German (90% fluent)

   Skills Summary:       • Innovative Solutions to complex business processes for large corporations
                         such as American Airlines, London Underground, Lockheed, General
                         Dynamics, Taiwan Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), Hensley Mfg.,
                         Government Agencies to include Dallas Central Appraisal District (CAD),
                         Tarrant CAD, Odessa CAD, Smith CAD and others.
                         • Project Management experience: Complete life cycle execution from
                         requirements gathering and application development to maintenance and
                         production support with extensive client facing roles.
                         • Teams managed: from 3-8 direct staff.
   Board of Directors:   On the Board of Directors for Glaze Ministries since December of 1999.
                         This Ministry is dedicated to “Proclaiming Liberty to the Captives” by
                         helping those that have been through abusive situations and leading them
                         to better lives through the Gospel. This ministry has reached over 18,000
                         people who have made a profession of faith. http://www.glaze.com

   Patents:              #7,345,507, Awarded March 2008 for the invention of a revolutionary
                         design of a brake controller that significantly advances the state of the art
                         from mechanical controllers to the more precision controllers based on
                         computers on a chip. Device is currently in production and mounted on over
                         5,000 vehicles.

   Employable as:        Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Senior Software Developer,
                         Consultant, and Embedded Systems Architect.


Education & Employment Summary

   Education:             Studied computer science, strong software background with a minor in
                          electronic engineering.
                          B.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland, 1986
                          A.S., Electronic Engineering, Community College of the Air Force, 1985
                          A.A., General Studies, St. Petersburg Junior College, 1980




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Skills Summary
  IT-Skills:        Hardware:               Sun, Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics, & PC’s
                    Operating Systems:      Solaris, HP-UX, UNIX, AIX, Windows NT/98/XP, Sun-OS, DOS
                    Programming             C 11 yrs., C++ 4 yrs., Visual Basic 6 yrs., SQL 5 yrs., HTML, Java, .NET,
                    experience:             C#, AJAX, ASP, Fortran, Pascal, PowerScript
                    Database:               SQL Server 2005, Oracle, Informix, Sybase, Dbase, Access
                    Tools, Utilities:       Microsoft Visual Basic & C++, Rational Rose, Excel, Word, MS Project,
                                            Power Point, SCCS, Clear Case, CORBA, OSF/Motif, BRIO, PowerBuilder,
                                            OpenLook, Borland C++, GNU C++, X-Windows, Paradigm Plus, Novell
                                            extend (SliverStream), ILOG Views, Crystal Reports
                    Methods:                OO Design, UML


   IT-Experience:      Project Management, screening and hiring of capable Programmers
                       Senior Software Developer
                       Modelling data structures, designing data base schemas
                       Designing applications, documenting GUI and coding standards
                       Client estimates/invoices with task breakdown
                       Architecture and application design, designing environments for programming/testing
                       Marketing Product Presentations
                       Created/Architected embedded systems schematic, layout and software application
                       Taught computer programming for the University of Maryland, European Division



Work Experience Summaries

   Employment        Philips Entertainment, Software Applications Programmer, Jan 2011 - Present
   Summary:
                     Metrum Technologies, LLC, Engineering Manager, Aug 2009 – Dec 2010
                     Beyond Appraisal Inc., Consultant, May 2008 – Aug 2009
                     Hensley Mfg. Inc., Electronics Manager, Aug 2005 – May 2008
                     Beyond Appraisal Inc., Contractor, Jun 2004 – Aug 2005
                     Master Brake Systems, Consultant, Mar 2002 – Mar 2004
                     Pacific Technology Services, Sys Architect, Nov 1999 – Mar 2002
                     Sabre Inc, Principal, (Technical Lead), Feb 1993 – Nov 1999
                     Contracting, Software Consultant, Jun 1989 – Jan 1993




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Work Experience

Duration:     August 2009 to December 2010 – Full Time
Company:      Metrum Technologies, LLC, Engineering Manager, www.metrum.us
Projects:     ZigBee Compliant Home Energy Monitor, Cell based Communication to Electric Meters
                      Managed a team of 5 to 7 seasoned engineers, network consultants in the Research and
                       Development department at Lake Dallas, Texas. Responsible for the project management and
                       project deadlines required on our engineering projects. Managed more than 5 projects
                       simultaneously with resource and timeline allocation. Created Power Point presentations for the
                       sales force.
                      Hands on: Developed electronic circuitry and accompanying embedded C software source code for
                       our Home Energy Monitor that wirelessly utilized the ZigBee Pro stack and the Smart Energy Profile
                       clusters to connect to the Electric Meter and display real time electric usage and pricing information
                       to the end user. I also authored the design requirements technical specification for the Home
                       Energy Monitor to include features and functions.
                      GUI Designer – I designed our own screens and wrote an embedded C RTOS for the graphical
                       touch screen display. No user manual is required its very user friendly. Similar to the icons on Smart
                       Phones.
                      Trained Engineers: Developed a embedded C polling mechanism that takes Electric Meter usage
                       data and populates a SQL Server database for managing user usage information. I trained our
                       programmers on writing C# methods for selecting, updating and inserting to our Microsoft SQL
                       Server 2008 database due to my SQL background.
                      Team Lead: Worked with software engineers to produce a embedded C Over the Air (OTA)
                       bootstrap flash loader that utilized a data only cell modem interface on TCP/IP sockets to update
                       firmware. I also led the engineers to develop Static IP end points which provided a Web Server
                       Portal to the device in question (Electric Meter).
                      Team Lead: Integrated a Windows CE 6.3, and Linux OS development environment on an Atmel
                       ARM9 platform. I attended CE training and helped modify a BSP (Board Support Package) provided
                       by Atmel and Adeneo. Started writing Android code in a Java Eclipse development environment
                       during my last project at Metrum (Intro level only).
              Tools:     Visual Studio 2008, C#, SQL Server 2008, C (Embedded), Java, Linux, Win CE
              APIs:   SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Manager, Eclipse, Microchip MPLAB – PIC24, PIC32, OrCad
              Capture, ARM IAR IDE C Compiler
              Environment: Windows Server 2008, Windows (XP & 7), Ubuntu Linux


Duration:     May 2008 to Aug 2009 – Full Time
Company:      Beyond Appraisal Inc., Senior Consultant
Project:      Commercial and Property Tax Application for the Government Central Appraisal Districts
                      Project Manager – Handled a single release for multiple clients with client specific implementations.
                       Responsible for the Visual Basic and SQL Server code to support a real-estate Minerals tracking
                       program. This program parsed preformatted files and inserted the data into a SQL Server 2008
                       database.
                      Client facing – I hosted many client software design meetings, wrote technical requirements
                       specifications and user guides to support the designed products requirements specification. I
                       created client cost proposals for work, with exact project dollars, and answered Requests for
                       Proposals (RFP).
                      GUI designer - Authored GUI design documentation as well as technical user guides. Usually these
                       were screens that were quickly designed in an Ad-Hoc mode using VB’s screen painter.
                      VB Developer - Developed many enhancements to the State of Texas purchased Tax and Appraisal
                       System utilizing Visual Basics OCX’s on Windows Platform. Developed VB called SQL Server
                       stored procedures and database queries. Created Microsoft Excel reports and Crystal Reports from



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                        Visual Basic using created custom templates for speed.
                       Database Developer – Authored SQL Server stored procedures, and handled the building and
                        maintenance of indexes on database tables during backup and restore procedures. Authored
                        schema changes to support the new modules required by the new VB 6.0 applications. Wrote
                        procedures for DB2 at our Tarrant County Location.
                       Quality Assurance – Supported large volume data transfers, importing and exporting requirements
                        for the Texas Appraisal Districts that exceeded $700 million in property and mineral rights taxes to
                        the Jurisdictions.
              Tools: Visual Basic 6.0, SQL Server 2008, IBM DB2, Sequel (Language), Stored Procedures, Microsoft
              Excel Reports, Crystal Reports
              APIs:       Visual Basic 6.0, Crystal Reports, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Manager
              Environment: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server


Duration:     August 2005 to May 2008 – Full Time
Company:      Hensley Mfg. Inc., Electronics Manager, Product Development, Web Presence
Project:      Electronics Manager, Complete Embedded Systems Design, Web Development.
                     Electronics Designer – responsible for the design and layout of Hensley’s electronic products to
                      include three versions of the TruControl™ Brake Controller and Fifth Wheel air ride auto levelling hitch
                      design.
                     Embedded C Programmer – responsible for writing the embedded C RTOS, algorithms and device
                      drivers.
                     Web Designer – designed the product web site www.brake-controller.com to support context sensitive
                      searching and product comparison analysis.
                     Electronics Manager – responsible for device and supplier selection, second sourcing and end of life
                      management. Hired consultants to support project development timelines and completion.
                     Product Designer - designed multiple electronic products, an example product is an after market
                      Trailer Brake controller utilizing digital I/O, current sensors, accelerometer inputs and Pulse Width
                      Modulation (PWM output). Authored a microprocessor based executive to control the transfer of 48
                      Amps of power (competition is only 18 Amps). US Patent Awarded #7,347,507 B1, March 25, 2008.
              Tools: Orcad (Schematic/Layout), Pads PCB (Layout), Many C Compilers (IAR, Zilog, Microchip,
              Cypress-PSoC, Motorola), Microsoft Expression Web Designer, Google Analytics
              Environment:    Development on Windows XP Professional, Self developed RTK (Real Time Kernel) on
              the Microprocessor core.


Duration:     June 2004 to August 2005 – Full Time
Company:      Beyond Appraisal Inc., Contractor, Senior Consultant, Hands on Project Manager
Project:      Contractor, Project Management, Visual Basic Programming, GUI Design, Schema Design.
                     Project Manager – authored a Collection System project from scratch to completion. This included
                      requirements definition, documentation, prototyping, and implementation. This Tax Collection System
                      is still in use today at the Odessa Central Appraisal District. The project was delivered in final after 18
                      months with 3 incremental deliveries for testing during this time.
                     GUI Designer – this Collection System required 21+ new Input forms, 16 new database tables, and
                      over 30 new reports.
                     VB Programmer – programmed all interfaces in Visual Basic 6.0 to include automatically populating
                      Excel Forms for read only reports.
                     SQL Programmer – wrote Visual Basic embedded SQL routines as well as stored procedures called
                      by Visual Basic.
                     DB2 Programmer – supported the Texas County Appraisal Districts maintenance of thier DB2



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                     implementation of an older Tax System, to include a connection to their mainframe for Content
                     (pictures, reports) retrieval by the new system.
              Tools:     Visual Basic 6.0, SQL Server 2000, IBM DB2, IBM Content Manager
              APIs:      Visual Basic 6.0
              Environment: Windows XP, Windows 2000 Server, IBM Mainframe


Duration:     March 2002 to March 2004 – Full Time
Company:      Master Brake Systems, Inc., Transportation
Project:      Embedded Systems Design Consultant.
                    Embedded C – developed a custom serial asynchronous communications protocol, Vacuum
                     Florescent Display interface controls, handled interrupts, timers and analog to digital conversion on
                     the Atmel Mega series platforms.
                    Project Manager – responsible for the embedded development timelines and product delivery
                     schedules to include manufacturing constraints.
                    Web Developer – designed and developed the web site to support the electronic product.
              Tools:     C, Java Script, FrontPage 2000
              APIs:      IAR C Compiler, HTML
              Environment: Windows XP, Windows ME


Duration:     November 1999 to March 2002 – Full Time
Company:      Pacific Technology Services, Inc., Telecommunications
Project:      System Architect, Project Manager for a Telecommunications Usage Tracking Web Portal.
                    Manager – responsible for 8 developers to include hiring/termination and interview screening.
                    Project Manager – managed three projects with overlapping resources and used MS Project in weekly
                     status meetings.
                    Web Developer - designed a Web Portal and Telecommunications Usage Tracking application using
                     SilverStream, WebLogic Web Servers, Java Beans, server ODBC access to MS SQL Server 7.0,
                     Oracle 8.1 and interfaces to IBM Mainframe CICS screens.
                    Java Developer - developed Java source, servlets, applets, JSP and HTML pages via the WebLogic
                     and SilverStream’s development environments. Integrated BRIO reports to OLAP Services
                     (Multidimensional Cubes) via the Web Portal. Integrated a single user login to multiple systems,
                     created a content management system to feed Dynamic HTML servlet pages.
              Tools:     C++, Java Script, Java, CICS, Rational Rose
              APIs:      SilverStream, Java, WebLogic, SQL Server 7.0, Oracle 8.1
              Environment: Windows XP, Windows NT, Solaris


Duration:     June 1996 to October 1999 – Full Time
Company:      Sabre, Inc., Decision Support, Transportation
Project:      Subway Crew Scheduling System for the London Underground (London England).
                    C++ Developer - Designed, developed and integrated a large-scale railroad crew scheduling system
                     for the London Underground Limited. This C++ application resided on a Solaris platform and was
                     callable via PC’s.
                    Power Builder – Designed and developed power builder screens to support the database interface to
                     Oracle on the Solaris servers.
                    Project Manager - As Technical Team Lead managed the technical decisions and programmers for a


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                     project plan based delivery. Selected all software tools based on specific evaluation and selection
                     criterion. Responsible for the training and mentoring developers.
                    Technical Writer - wrote code reviews and enforced project development standards. Wrote GUI
                     (Graphical User Interface) as well as C++ coding and Database Standards. Wrote the System Design
                     Document using Object Oriented Design (Rose/OMT) and FrameMaker.
              Tools:     C++, Object Oriented Documentation, Power Builder
              APIs:      FrameMaker, Oracle 7.0, CORBA, Rational Rose
              Environment:        Windows NT, Solaris


Duration:     February 1993 to June 1996 – Full Time
Company:      Sabre, Inc., Decision Support, Transportation
Project:      Management Information System for the Taiwan Rail Way.
                    GUI Designer - Designed and developed multiple pieces of a railroad scheduling system for a major
                     Taiwanese railroad (Taiwan Rapid Transit Corporation).
                    Power Builder Developer - designed and implemented a front-end interface for Oracle database using
                     Powerbuilder. This application supports generic database functions such as sorting, inserting,
                     deleting, retrieval and updates. Calls to C++ DLL’s and coordinate mapping functions for Gantt, Line
                     and Bar charts.
                    X Windows Developer - designed and implemented a front-end interface for an INFORMIX database
                     using generic SQL calls and OSF/Motif on top of Intrinsics and X Windows. This spreadsheet type-
                     free editing interface allows users to cut and paste from multiple tables.
                    GUI Developer - developed graphic charts that allow users to select graphical objects for editing.
                     Utilized OpenGL for bar chart and pie chart display in a 3D format. Developed a Chinese/English
                     maintenance management system (tracks inventory based on resource).
                    UNIX Developer - Developed Rail Network Viewer to view the physical track layout in longitude and
                     latitude coordinate systems. This viewer supported zooming, scrolling and selection of graphical
                     objects such as track segments.
              Tools:     C++, Object Oriented Documentation, Power Builder, OpenGL
              APIs:      FrameMaker, Oracle 7.0, CORBA, Rational Rose
              Environment: Windows NT, Solaris




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