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Tom S. Rodman  c 414-678-9284  TSRodm@gmail.com
Milwaukee, WI 53207     USA Citizen

Support java builds/Software Development Life Cycle and Software Configuration management under Subversion (svn), Linux RHEL, and Atlassian: Bamboo, Confluence (and Jira: at jr level). Provide best practice advice on SCM and UNIX server administration. Write and maintain support scripts in bash shell, perl, ant and python.

perl developer  Jan 2015, Jan 2017
Ringlead Inc.  Brookfield, WI

Consulting with Ringlead.com, as a perl software developer supporting 3 legacy Salesforce related web applications; bug fixing; enhancements; implementing perl best practices; used git; developed 'git, bash, and make' based deployment process; did all upgrades and releases; level 3 application support, was backup and consultant for RHEL 5 and 7 infrastructure/Linux system administration for several cloud VMs - both production and developement.

Deployment Automation Engineer  Jan 21 2014, Jul 25 2014
Nokia/HERE  Chicago, IL

Bash and perl scripting for java build and deploy automation under Linux RHEL 6, on an Agile Scrum team.

SCM Engineer  Sep 2012, Jun 7 2013
Northwestern Mutual  Milwaukee, WI

Responsible for: production, stage, and test java ant builds: manual and CI builds w/cruisecontrol; scm support (merges/branching), and builds for 16 applications, including one enterprise web app w/over 2100 java source files and 50 components. Responsible for/maintained ant build scripts; routinely troubleshot java build problems, wrote various perl and bash scripts: to start and log builds; analyze failed builds; to automate in depth "missing class searches"; ear compares.

SCM Engineer  Nov 2009, Aug 2012
Walgreens/CatalystRX Health Solutions  Deerfield, IL

DataCenter Migration: I was a co-member of 2 person team supporting, and migrating Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, and Crowd from Walgreens datacenter to CatalystRX datacenter. Recommended specs for VM Xeon hardware for jira, confluence, bamboo, crowd Linux servers. Experienced in initial setup and migration of Atlassian tools under RHEL Linux - Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Collabnet Subversion, Fisheye and Crowd.

svn repository admin: monitor commits for standards compliance; scripted and scheduled daily svnadmin repo-verify checks; automated project structure checks; wrote svn client shell functions to simplify administration; coded python script for controlled svn branching and tagging. Owner of wiki-published java-project filesystem layout standard. "Goto person" for svn client commands and configuration, and UNIX scripting; posted svn help articles to Confluence wiki.

Coded GNU make framework for deployment packages, continuous integration, and "test installs" of UNIX PL/SQL applications with sub-modules having C++, Oracle SQT targets, a variety of scripts, and config files. Used standard and custom GNU make: functions, and pattern rules; also: rule chaining, limited scope pattern rules, and make conditionals. Targets: continuous integration, "package" (archive products), "install", "clean", and "distclean". Implemented automatic C++ make dependency checking. Perl macro filter written to build variety of custom config files from templates.

Legacy support for 4000 line production perl DBI queue manager daemon: analyzed and documented code w/text outline and activity diagram; troubleshot several bugs, and coded fixes that went into production.

Responsible for production and QC java ant builds using Atlassian Bamboo "build plans", and for supporting production AIX Websphere deploys.

Scripting Consultant  Sep 2009, Oct 2009
Platform Technology, Harqen  Milwaukee, WI

Assist with Postgresql backup scripts re-design. Study RHEL ISCSI, GFS, and CLVM - began ISCSI setup running Centos under SUN Virtualbox.

Senior Engineer/Technologist  Apr 1997, Feb 2009
Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls  Milwaukee, WI

In the "IT for electronic manufactured devices group", deployed and supported Software Configuration Management server applications (code revision control and project baselining), including problem tracking; setup and maintained build servers for international software engineering of Building Efficiency products.

Responsible for: Software Configuration Management (code change management and project baselines), software problem tracking, and ECAD electrical engineering services ( 1989-98) for entire division; system administration for HPUX servers, various UNIX servers, and Windows servers in world wide locations, w/several hundred engineers as end users. Writing shell scripts since 1989, perl scripting and regular expressions since 1995, lead for GNU Cygwin deployment (UNIX on Windows) since 1997.

Software Configuration Management

Became project lead for legacy in-house developed SCCS/"C" based UNIX SCM and build farm, updating to Y2K compliant OS. Sole responsibility for this SCM and it's build servers for duration of position. Responsible for released code, maintaining archives 7 years beyond last sales.

Assisted in migration from legacy SCM and build platform to Rational Synergy. From 2005, sole owner/maintainer of production- compiler build engine servers, and SCM Informix database server configuration.

Lead maintainer of a suite of build scripts, and another suite of build-manager and developer SCM scripts. Designed, wrote and deployed dozens of production scripts for SCM and system administration.

For early production and many legacy servers, was responsible for both software and hardware. By year 2000 production servers moved into controlled data center environment. Skilled at monitoring dozens of server and application logs, with goal of base-lining normal conditions and resolving problems early.

Responsible for new user policy, and the resolution of end user SCM issues raised by developers and build managers. SCM Informix database integrity checks were run and validated daily; server application and OS logs filtered and checked regularly. High uptime achieved. Thorough postmortems for any unplanned downtime.

Always a key contributer, and in 2005 promoted to primary role: planning work-steps, and executing upgrades/cut-overs for SCM and problem tracking software and hardware. Since 2005 primary role opening and managing upstream trouble cases. Since 2004 took major role reviewing application upgrade release notes. Was lead on application patches. Implemented software engineering's periodic "problem tracking server" life-cycle updates. Created project plan for major successful SCM software deployment done by contractors in India.

Key Accomplishments

Engineer  Sept 1988, March 1997
Controls Group, Johnson Controls  Milwaukee, WI

Lead support Engineer for Computer Aided Electrical Engineering (ECAD) applications - schematic capture, simulation, and board layout in the Johnson Controls production environment. ProE MCAD application support.

Experience Overview

Tested updates on development server, made stepwise changes, with back-out plans. Used and supported Open Source tools. Wrote code that is well commented, tested, self logging, and configurable.

Administrator for HPUX 10.20, 90s era SUN OS, Windows NT server, Windows 2000 server, and Windows 2003 server.

Take pride in ownership of servers - get to know them, their logs, their specs, their performance.

Experienced in disaster recovery planning and drills.

Built automatic system monitoring scheme, that emails pass/fail scheduled-job status reports and alerts for problems.

Skilled in: collaborative troubleshooting, creating bug reports/minimal test cases for developers, solving problems via IM, email to vendors; intelligent posts to mailing lists or Usenet.

For years supported fortune 100 engineer end users, local, and worldwide; supported and set up remote production servers in Europe, India, Italy, and in the US. Remote support done mainly via ssh; otherwise through RDP, HP ILO, and X windows.


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee  Milwaukee, WI
B.S., Electrical Engineering (GPA overall: 3.5; major: 3.7)   

Estimated literal elapsed hours/focused-work hour totals:

Units below are wall clock hours of focused work, or study where noted. None are credit hours. Small numbers mean beginner level.

Volunteer Work

Following the GNU Cygwin project since 1996. Periodically ran pre and post release tests, identifying problems that were fixed by the Cygwin developers in response to my test cases.

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Estimated literal elapsed hours/focused-work hour totals:

Units below are wall clock hours of focused work, or study where noted. None are credit hours. Small numbers mean beginner level.

Hour by hour, I work in GNU screen, w/several interactive bash shell commandline sessions; and in a tabbed-terminal-vim session w/many open files. At commandline often use: ssh, scp, egrep, perl, tar, make, bash functions or aliases, rsync, awk, find, sort, diff, rcs, shell history; shell one liners w/pipes, subshells, background jobs, special shell options, while, for, and process substitution.

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