Senior Systems Engineer

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Hi,

Thanks for coming! My name is James, and I live in Vermont. A long time ago, I attended RPI and received degrees in Computer Science and Systems Engineering. I've been up to a lot since then. Through the use of systems I've created, I've helped thousands of businesses, big and small, create happy customers and grow. How can I help you?

I am an open source loving, full stack developer and system designer. I've designed, architected, and built applications for both desktop and mobile. Ranging from video trancoding for the automobile footage industry, business and content management systems for the non-profit to the fashion industry, and even website systems for plumbers. My varied experince is an asset that brings helpful insights to tough situations. I can help you tackle your technical problems, because I probably have before.

I excel at cleaning up other peoples messes, and hitting deadlines. Third party security tests have been unable to get past the security practices I use, time and time again. If you need it on time, scalable, and secure, I can come through for you.

More About Me

I love Vermont, and am proud to call this state my home. I enjoy football, not for the names, but for the strategy and teamwork required to win. I am currently a high school football referee in Vermont. The pay isn't great, but it's a great excuse to drive around VT in the fall and watch some football.

Sailing is also one of my hobbies.I own a small sunfish sailboat, but am hoping to upgrade soon to something with a cabin. I now own a Pearsons 23K, and I've been loving it! Lake champlain is a hop, skip and a jump away, and all that it has to explore has never let me down.

The product of a ski bum mother, I enjoy hitting the slopes in the winter when the weather allows. Admittedly, I'm a little spoiled from my upbringing and haven't gone much in the past couple of years.

I've owned a computer since the ripe age of 4. A Macintosh SE as a matter of fact. My mother was/is a graphic artist, and it was bought for her. I think we can both agree I got more out of it. I didn't really discover linux until I was about 15 and began throwing it on every old piece of hardware I could muster.

I met the love of my life online and married Sally in June 2015. Our dog Walter helps me do my job every day. My first son Tyson just turned one in October!