_Before you contact me: _I am currently happily employed at Splunk. If you consider contacting me about a position, be aware that tempting me away would be difficult; Splunk rewards me very well for my skills and services. I will only consider alternative offers that are sufficiently compensated, _more interesting, _and less evil.
For "more interesting", I consider: big data, advanced visualization, and distributed systems to be interesting and would rather be working there than on the front end. I would also consider working in better languages; if you have an offer that requires Haskell, Scala, Clojure, Purescript, Elm, OpenML, or F#, I would be willing to listen. Python and Erlang are lesser possibilities.
For "less evil," I will no longer take placement in organizations that conduct or support surveillance, automated advertising or marketing, or engage in high finance.
Other positives: Pre-IPO, pre-architecture. Technical challenges. Interesting co-workers.
Things that don't matter: Nerf guns, on-site chefs, masseuses or yoga instructors.
Other negatives: Happy hours.
Kenneth M. Sternberg
CELL: 206.618.3302 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
**User Experience Developer – **2013 - Present
For Splunk, I wrote the SimpleSplunkVisualization library, a toolkit that abstracted the complexities of Splunk's data access and visualization library into a single, usable toolkit that enabled developers to build new graphs and charts quickly. Today, over twenty visualizations Splunk ships with its web framework use the SSV. I also developed a window manager that allows pre-built splunk visualizations to be arranged and saved on web-pages in an ad-hoc manner, allowing customers to create their own mixed-display Splunk pages.
**User Experience Developer – **2012 - 2013
The CK12 Foundation
For the CK-12 foundation I developed illustrated discovery paths for students to track their learning, provided a more consistent experience for on-line library management, and provided A/B testing support for those.
**User Experience Developer – **2010 - 2012
Spiral Genetics, Inc
Senior Systems Developer - 2009-current
Freelance Developer - 2009
* Developed a tree-walking module in PHP linking Wordpress post categories to a collection of specialized pages for the Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union's marketing site, 7 Principles. * Wrote a web-based teaching tool, with Django, for a web security company that took assembly language in one panel and displayed the opcodes or compiler errors in another panel in real time. * Developed, designed, and deployed a brochure Wordpress CMS on WAMP site for
the Retired Public Employees of Washington. * Developed, designed and deployed the Wordpress theme for iGameRadio.com
Senior UI Developer — 2001 - 2009
Isilon Systems, Inc
Systems Software Developer — 1998 - 2000
* Merged previously separate C++ GUI and C console libraries for low-level appliance interface, effectively halving maintenance time and doubling resources. * Created Perl-based health-check code using off-the-shelf libraries to administer back-end services and automate quality of service systems. * Wrote and maintained Perl/Curses boot-up system for four generations of F5 appliances.
Systems Software Developer — 1994 - 1998
CompuServe Information Services Internet Consulting Division
* Managed over sixty corporate and small-business websites simultaneously using an in-house, Perl-based monitoring system. I developed a collating web-management toolkit, compiling all relevant information about a web server farm into a single set of documents for ease-of-monitoring, reducing management time by 80%. * Implemented a secure pull-technology distribution server system for testing and updating corporate websites off-line in Python, generating $140,000 a year. Innovated the first commercial use of OraPerl, allowing customer Pacific Power to use an Oracle-based database directly on the web. * Launched the first multi-homed commercial web service in 1994 on Linux and SunOS 4.1.3. * Designed and implemented in Perl, C++ and Oracle a new customer registration toolkit for Internet appliances, generating 40,000 new accounts.
Webmaster — 1994 - 1996
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
* Conceived, designed and implemented a complete end-to-end solution for translating NCMECs BBS-based missing-children image library into an on-line database with search engine, automatic banner generation, and administrative console, using Apache, MySQL, Perl, HTML, CSS, and Linux.
* SVN/Subversion * Bugzilla/Trac * Doxygen * Apache * Webware * Django * Rails * Wordpress * MediaWiki * MySQL * EXT-JS * Prototype/Scriptaculous * jQuery * Gimp/NetPBM * Autoconf/Make * FireWATIR/Cucumber
* Contributed to the Linux driver for the Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick without Force Feedback * Contributed to the Apache Webserver Project, providing documentation and time-to-Service modifications, Apache mod_log.c * Thinksaber, a toy that turns a Linux Thinkpad into a lightsaber * Custom Wordpress themes for three political campaigns and one non-political fund-raiser * Rails-to-PHP interface connecting a Rails-based portal site to PHPBB. * XALT, a Django-based intranet tool for teaching x86 Assembly language. * Ellody, a Django-based publishing platform for fiction.
* Available on request
* [My Github](http://github.com/elfsternberg): Django extensions for MySQL full text search, simple Zip Code distance search, and other tools. * [Stack Overflow](http://stackoverflow.com/users/166838/elf-sternberg)