By tjobson on Jan 15, 2007
I'm a 25+/- year seasoned Architect/ Consultant. This is my 16th year with Oracle (formerly Sun), now working as part of the Oracle NACH team.
I started in computing during my early teens working on the first Apple II's and My Commodore computers (writing video games on my Vic20 in 4K of RAM !!, then C64, and Amiga's.. those were the days!). Then after college came the leap as a SW Engineer in a Nuclear Power Plant.. no more games, but instead my early days of professional SW development centered around mastering hundreds of
thousands of lines of code in nearly all languages.. C/C++, Fortran,
Pascal, Prolog, Lisp, .. then came Java, html, and all the scripting variants.. Perl,
Awk, Python, etc.
As I grew my career, I took on Systems, Network, and RDBMS
Administration, which grew to Design in those areas. In my latter
years of Design/Architecture, I created end to end fully integrated
systems, custom device drivers, network protocols, Internationalized
interfaces, Distributed / Clustered platforms, etc..etc.. ensuring that
thorough systems Integration and Testing resulted in seamless Highly
Prior to Sun, I ranged from a Lead SW Engineer in charge of Real Time Nuclear Power Plant Systems, to Chief Architect and Technical Director.. developing, architecting, managing, and integrating large mission critical deployments (from U.S. Power Utilities, Casino's, and Telco's... to Russian Govt. deployments of Real Time Distributed systems).
Since 1996, my last 16 years have been within Sun (now Oracle), working for SunPS, SunCS, GSO as a Sr. Architect: assessing, designing/architecting, managing, and deploying some of Sun's largest mission critical environments. During the Ebay 90's I led the AQSF (Availability Quality Strike Force) Assessments for the Northeast Area and have since led over 100+ assessments / engagements / escalations, and/or presentations throughout the Sun/Oracle Communications client community.
I hold a Bach's in Comp.Sci, and MBA in IT, and started work towards a PHD @ Stanford Univ. (placed on hold after I had kids). I was a member of the Sun Blueprints MRB, have written several articles/WP's, have presented/demo'd at many events including Sun's Immersion Week, Sun WebTech Conference, global Customer Engineering Conference, and the NJ Governor's conference.
I'm the author of "sys_diag", (still the only single) "holistic"/inclusive Solaris system profiling utility to capture, analyze and report on system Configuration and Performance (Workload Characterization and bottleneck ID in a color coded .html report), available as part of the SunFreeware.com and former BigAdmin distribution.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending Time exploring and participating in a long list of activities with my kids : Fossil/Meteorite Hunting, US Tournament Chess, The Great Outdoors (Mountains, Lakes, Beaches..), Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golf, Scuba Diving, Martial Arts, Skating, Tennis, Swimming, working out.. to those things that ground and intrigue some of us.. Philosophy/Mythology, Psychology/Brain/Neurobiology, Cosmology/Astronomy, Physics, Biology/Evolution, Museums. I love bookstores, huge open flea markets, good food... and everything that is Science and Technology... ;-) Check out my site content, external links, and let me know what you think. But most importantly ... explore.. learn.. and ENJOY !!
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( Copyright 2006-2012 Todd A. Jobson )