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  • 1. Expertise Scott Brown 1772 Forrest Ave. Memphis, TN 38112 • Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Objective-C/iPhone SDK, (901) 734-3597 scott@rsbrown.net Actionscript 3, HTML/Javascript/Ajax, Unix Shell • MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL • TextMate, AutoTest, Subversion, Git Education MS Computer Science, University of Memphis BS Computer Science, University of Memphis Experience Independent Software Consultant 2009 - present • I help clients convert web based technology ideas into commercial production reality. • I designed, implemented and released Tic-Tac-No!, a family friendly puzzle game, for Apple’s iPhone app store, which has received over 3,500 downloads to date. • I conceived of, implemented and launched MarksMenus.com, a Rails-based web application for categorizing and managing restaurant menus online. • Technologies Used: Ruby on Rails (with a focus on test-driven development), Objective-C/iPhone SDK, MySQL, Linux, Mac OS X, Git, Subversion Head of Technology MicroPlace, Inc. (an eBay company) 2006 – 2009 • Led all aspects of development, QA, process, strategy and budget for the technology division an internal eBay startup.
  • 2. • Acted in hands-on role as chief architect and agile coach for a team of developers and consultants implementing a complex, novel set of e-commerce web applications using the Ruby on Rails framework. • Successfully applied agile development processes resulting in five separate web applications going from concept to commercial deployment in six months. • Technologies Used: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Linux, Mac OS X, Subversion Manager, Marketplaces Systems Engineering PayPal (an eBay company) 2006 • Led a diverse team of software engineers responsible for both production support and infrastructure improvements for all eBay-related features across the PayPal system. • Drove cross-functional initiatives with team leaders in other areas of the company. • Acted as liaison with upper management for establishing and communicating long-term goals to the systems team. • Technologies Used: C++, Oracle, Linux
  • 3. Software Development Director Electracash, Inc. (http://www.electracash.com) 2003 – 2005 • Led a team in the design and development of all software systems for a multi-million dollar financial services firm. Electracash processes high-volume electronic financial transactions via the Automated Clearing House (ACH) banking system. • Technologies Used: .NET (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, distributed, client-server, multi-threaded, web-based, GUI), SQL Server 2000 (schema design, T/SQL, stored procedure development), Web Services (.NET, SOAP), XML/XSD (including object data binding), Visual Studio .NET, NAnt, NUnit, Subversion, CVS Senior Software Engineer Metatomix, Inc. (http://www.metatomix.com) 2000 – 2003 • Participated in core development of a distributed, fault tolerant, multi-threaded, 100% Java software platform targeting the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) market for a privately held multi-million dollar software firm. • Technologies Used: Java (multi-platform, distributed, client-server, multi-threaded, GUI), Linux, MySQL, SQL Server 2000, Oracle, Web Services (Axis, SOAP), XML/XSLT/XSD (including object data binding), JBuilder, Eclipse, Ant, JUnit, CVS Lead Developer Entertek Online, Inc. 1998 – 2000 • Led design and development for an E-Commerce development consulting firm specializing in web-based process management. • Technologies Used: C/C++, Perl, Python, Java (J2EE, JSP), Linux, Windows, MySQL, SQL Server 2000, Oracle, XML, Visual Studio, VisualAge for Java, JUnit, MS Visual SourceSafe