WAYNE DAWSON -
Software Developer |
"I don't make it look pretty, I make it work."
I have been programming computers since the age of 15. My first program was written in Basic on a TI-99 computer. It allowed two users to play Othello (also known as Reversi) on a TV screen, or it would play the game against a single user. I was very proud of the fact that my brother, who is 4 years older than I am, could not beat my algorithm.
My degree is in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Artificial Intelligence (MSEE from North Carolina State University), in part because I wanted to understand computers from the ground up. I also have some experience in project management, and good communication skills.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Mar 2004 - present)|
Web Application Developer
Largest project involves developing and running the software platform and servers for c-gold.com and c-coin.com, two services of Commerce Gold. These are both LAMP projects involving fully custom software design and coding, security/anti-hacker measures, and selection, setup and maintenance/administration of two dedicated servers. Other projects involved developing a C# .NET application for significantly less than the client had been paying a large custom software house.
Horizen (Aug 2017 - Apr 2018)|
Senior Programmer (Core Team)
Involved with multiple aspects of the Horizen system, including hardware wallet integration, Secure Node deployment testing, code review, and new technology research. No longer working on core team, but still involved with Horizen, mining and running secure nodes.
BONSAI SOFTWARE (Jan 2003 - Dec 2003)|
Database and Web Application Developer
For an offshore services provider, designed a complex PostgreSQL database running under Apache/Linux. Utilized the following features of PostgreSQL: PL/pgSQL functions, triggers, views, inheritance.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Jan 2002 - Dec 2002)|
FOLDERSAFE, INC. (Jun 2001 - Dec 2001)|
Head of Software Development
Worked as a contractor, developing encryption software under Windows using Visual C++. Software required a database to track status of encrypted files. The software runs under Windows 95, 98, 2000 and ME, and is integrated with the Windows shell. Supervised staff in development of project design documents and GUI code.
BONSAI SOFTWARE (Feb 2001 - May 2001)|
GOLD & SILVER RESERVE (Apr 2000 - Jan 2001)|
Worked as a subcontractor. Developed software under WindowsNT for IIS and SQL Server, including SQL stored procedures, and ATL/COM. Software was for G&SR's OmniPay service, which exchanges between e-gold and USD, as well as other currencies.
THE HIPAGE COMPANY (Jun 1997 - Mar 2000)|
Developed software under UniVerse DBMS (running under AIX on RS6000), including database manipulation and report programs, Electronic Data Interchange and other communication software. Also served as Webmaster, making previously written HTML and graphics more efficient and faster to download.
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER (Feb 1990 - Jan 1995)|
Lead Electronic Engineer
Lead for Digital Audio Special Sounds Subsystem. Worked closely with two contractors (a computer programmer and computer hardware assembler), procured parts and equipment and coordinated documentation efforts. Also served as software maintenance expert for Weapon Launch System Operator Trainer (WLSOT). Examined Ada code, learned system, made software changes when needed by training sites.
UTILITY TRANSLATION SERVICES, INC. (May 1987 - Aug 1988)|
Associate Software Engineer
Designed and coded programs for the power industry, including mathematical graphing routine, interrupt driven communication port driver, software to communicate with eight different recorder devices and an unsupervised automatic file transfer system.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (Oct 1983 - Apr 1987)|
Responsible for ensuring continued operation of SageIV Microcomputers and Data General MV/8000 for students' use in completing lab assignments.