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Matthew Meadows – Resume

m2 imagery by dianne murray

m2 imagery by dianne murray

Matthew Meadows – Technology Mashup Artist

Software Engineer at Microsoft Operations Management Suite, my sixth tour of the Redmond campus with highlights including Microsoft Research, Bing Maps and Windows Vista.  I participated in development of the accessibility and speech recognition interfaces (Narrator), contributed to security & privacy research, compiler testing & operating system shell integration and Bing Local web and application code.  In the last 5 years I have also for Koverse as a UI developer & PredixionSoftware.com, contributing to their predictive analysis and data visualization tools, and as an independent contractor at Amazon.com contributing to Amazon Prime on the Kindle during Christmas and Instant Checkout while so many of you did precisely that.

I’m also a musician, photographer and writer with a significant web presence.  I’m a retired ballet dancer (Summerfest training with Joffrey Ballet dancers Robert Estner and Charthel Arthur, Houston Ballet Academy (Jim Nelson), Cincinnati Ballet (Ivan Nagy), and finally Ballet Austin.  I’m a Seattle-area top-10 independent musician, frequently #1 on the songwriter, indie, comedy, alternative or other charts, top-50 in the world across the same categories, recorded the voice of Simeon in the animated opera Liberteria from composer Sabrina Pena Young, and I’m the host of the periodic internet radio show / live / podcast Rango Unmuzzled.

I enjoy combining graphical collateral with my programming and musical interests to create photographic composites, animate stills, and create music & comedy videos with running narratives that cross from Facebook over to YouTube and back again.  In September 2013, a selection of my images were on display in New York City at the See.Me Exhibition gallery.  Many of my radio broadcasts exceed 10,000 plays on the podcasts, and I’m currently developing a new web site to host a radio station of my own design.

After nearly two decades of programming and a four year output of mash-up artwork spanning ~5000 images, 50 songs and videos, and 75 radio shows, I enjoy work that allows me to leverage the breadth of my interests and contribute comprehensively to projects in order to help drive them to success, whether it’s application design and implementation, analysis and reporting, graphic design and collateral, or multimedia content development.

Currently working on a personal Node.js project, Rango’s Rabbit, powered by RabbitServer, a social music application predicated on adaptive listening.  The current plan is to open source the server code and provide a new music listening experience on the web and new promotional opportunities for the artists.  Follow me on twitter, @matthew_meadows for daily project updates.

mbmeadows@gmail.com
Mobile:  425-770-9136
18015 83rd Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
http://rangothedog.com


Professional Engagements

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
(425) 882-8080
(425) 706-7329
http://www.microsoft.com

Contract Software Engineer
11/2015 – present

Currently working as a software design engineer embedded with the Microsoft Operations Management Suite.  Scope of work includes a long-running overhaul of the portal UI based on specifications delivered by the design team, with a focus on restyling with CSS3 & Html5 and modifying behaviors in both Javascript and C#.  Embedding with the team requires actively participating in daily Scrum, deployment of incremental changes several times a week, and messaging of the work as it rolls out.

Koverse, Inc.
2118 Green Watch Way #100
Reston VA 20191
206-529-5181
http://www.koverse.com

UI Developer
10/2013 to 9/2015

Worked as a UI developer, helped bring their 1.0 product to a servicable release level.  Developed the first generation of their logo & icons.  Developed a new version of their search application with a method for identifying fields of material interest in no-schema datastore, a key component of their pending patent grant.  Worked on Red Disk, delivering core product code delivered to the US Army’s INSCOM.  Performed extensive JQuery debugging & integration with the Java back-end, and helped push the product forward to 1.4 as the code was adopted by the US Air Force.  Netbeans & Eclipse with Maven build environment built on top of Apache Accumulo, Cloudera Hadoop, Centos Linux & open source integration tools.

 

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
(425) 882-8080
(425) 706-7329
http://www.microsoft.com

Software Engineer
5/2013 to 10/2013

Developed features for the experimental Somex, a Microsoft Research Windows tray application built as a C# / .Net client using embedded Internet Explorer for UI features.  Html5 / CSS3 / Javascript / JQuery communicating via WFC with SQL-2012 built using Entity Framework.  Designed and built a journaling mechanism tracing JQuery events.  Also contributed the public subscription UI and implementation.  Contributed to data extraction and reporting for their published research paper.


Amazon
410 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA
(206) 266-1000
http://www.amazon.com

Web Developer
01/13 to 04/13

Worked on assignments with the Amazon Prime team.  Developed Out-Of-Box-Experience code in CSS3 & Html5 for Kindles in multiple international markets.  Also developed new dialogs for the single page check-out experience for messaging Prime in the US and UK on the Amazon retail website.

 

Predixion Software
31831 Camino Capistrano, Suite 201
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-373-4900
http://www.predixionsoftware.com/predixion/

Software Development Engineer
8/2011 to 7/2012

Most of my work at PredixionSoftware was focused on UI development for their client, primarily Silverlight but more recently Excel.  Contributed to the core product data visualization features and helped built a set of Silverlight/Xaml controls used in development for their thin-client.  Primarily ASP.Net, C#, and API development.  Excel client port of Silverlight code and vice/versa.

 

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
(425) 882-8080
(425) 706-7329
http://www.microsoft.com

Bing Maps SDE II
9/2007 to 8/2011

Worked as an Html, CSS & Javascript feature developer for Bing Local UI, including movie theater show times and restaurant reservations.  ASP.Net, C# and WCF feature developer for Bing Local middle-tier.  Write Silverlight/Xaml, Bing Maps API and WCF feature developer for Bing Maps Firstlight local events application.  Significant experience with JSON, REST API’s & JQuery troubleshooting.

Provided production support duties for Bing Maps including deployment, troubleshooting & mitigation development.  Front-line optimizer tasked with improving site performance and mitigating systematic attacks via parallelization and caching solutions.  Developed WCF service to codify the DOM and allow developers to access Bing Maps user collections within Microsoft.

 

Volt Technical Resources
11261 Willows Road, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052

Microsoft Contract SDE4
10/2006 to 09/2007

HRIT Performance Management, Developer Division.  ASP.Net/C# test harness developer for Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 2008.  Html/CSS and Javascript feature developer for HR Performance application.  Converted raw output from HR design team to CSS/ASP.Net component architecture. developed extensible Windows client shell in CSS & C# for use by application teams.  Created and debugged manager feedback reports using SSRS on SQL Server 2005.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
(425) 882-8080
(425) 706-7329
http://www.microsoft.com

Microsoft Contract SDE4
02/2006 to 06/2006
Vista Accessibility Team / Vista OS

Debugged Windows Vista UI Automation library Win32 control proxy interfaces.  Corrected event propagation through mouse and keyboard handlers.  Diagnosed marshalling and threading issues across Win32/COM/.Net boundaries.  Mostly C# with some C++.

Catapult Systems Corp.
3001 Bee Caves Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
(512)328-8181
http://www.catapultsystems.com

Application Architect
11/1995 to 11/2005

Catapult Systems Inquisite
http://www.inquisite.com

Participated in each phase of the software development life cycle, from inception to production support, across the entire application suite.  Developed critical infrastructure elements including the common business kernel, native service applications, data collection and transformation components, and advanced statistical reports.  Developed foundation technology stack including kernel serialization and versioning, internal event propagation, process communication protocols, and web service interface definitions.  Composed and reviewed core product documentation with an emphasis on the software development kit, extensibility tools, and reports.  Optimized each tier of the application suite to ensure product scalability in a wide range of deployment environments and stress scenarios, including multiprocessor machines and load balanced servers.  Performed technical interviews to screen candidates for software development, technical sales, and network engineering positions.  Accompanied technical sales personnel to improve my understanding of their business requirements in order to translate them directly into design specifications.  Created reporting solutions that featured a wide range of data transformations and statistical operations, including t-tests, regression analysis, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).  Developed strategies, design specifications, and extensibility mechanisms in order to incrementally port the product to C# and ASP.Net.  Created an integrated development environment, a form builder client application used to produce and publish survey web pages of arbitrary complexity.  Developed commonly understood and widely used features for the survey builder, including Cut/Cop/Paste and Undo/Redo.

 

Application Architect
11/1995 to 12/1996

PowerDoc for PowerBuilder / Visual Basic

Participated in each phase of the software development life cycle, from inception to production support, across the entire application suite.  Developed a source code documentation system written in MS-Visual C++ (MFC) and Delphi.  Developed classes to convert opaque binary and text sources into a parse tree suitable for semantic analysis via native code.  Developed classes to drive Microsoft Word with OLE Automation in order to emit report documents.  For a more exhaustive history and personal background, please contact me directly for a more complete narrative that includes my early work history.

 

Current Toolset

Visual Studio 2015, NodeJS, Javascript, JQuery, Bootstrap, HTML 5, CSS3, Eclipse, Netbeans, JBoss, Maven, REST and Thrift Services, Accumulo & Hadoop, MongoDB.
Historical Toolset

C#, ASP.NET, WCF and Win32 Services, Visual Studio, Javascript with Typescript, Silverlight & Excel Clients, SQL Server 2008/2012, Win32 API, .Net Framework 2.x-4.0, Android Development Kit, Perl/Mason/Java Development, Ubuntu & Red Hat Linux, Kindle Development Kit.

 

Contact Information

Matthew Meadows
mbmeadows@gmail.com

Mobile:  425-770-9136
Skype: Rangothedog
18015 83rd Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Website
http://rangothedog.com
Twitter
https://twitter.com/matthew_meadows
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/matthew.meadows
YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/rangothedog
ReverbNation
http://www.reverbnation.com/matthewmeadows
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