Resumé: Marco S Hyman
MARCO S. HYMAN
To enjoy my retirement.
Twenty-five years of experience in getting projects done and products out-the-door. Committed to writing quality code and documentation the first time. Strong background in data communications and computer networking. Experience writing both high level applications and low level hardware drivers. Work environments include:
- Director of software for a successful Internet startup.
- Principal engineer in a hardware vendor’s product development center.
- Senior software engineer with a small software vendor.
- Manager of test and technical support groups for a networked computer vendor.
- Proprietor of software consulting company.
1990 to 1996
Ascend Communications, Inc. Alameda, CA
Special project: Came out of retirement to lead team responsible for MAX TNT software until first units were shipped to alpha customers. Wrote much of the glue code to get calls routed between the various components in the system. Director of Software: Responsible for all software in the Max, VSX, and Multiband product lines. Shared responsibilities for software in the Pipeline product line. Engineering Manager: Led small group that wrote the software in the first Ascend products for Internet access, writing a significant portion of the code. Led the group responsible for Multiband Plus and MAX software. Principal Engineer: Inherited leadership of the the group writing the software for Ascend’s first product.
1986 to 1990
Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Principal Software Engineer: Software architect and software team leader in development of a modem rack for an OEM customer. This modem rack replaced RS-232 cables to each modem with one token-ring network link. Designed the internal protocols, instigated the use of object-oriented software techniques for the project, wrote the code for the line cards, developed the executive used in the modem control processor, and coordinated the people writing the modem code and the token-ring interface code. Also: System administrator and local UNIX guru for small network of Sun workstations. Senior Software Engineer: Co-wrote a generic user interface for PCs that turned into a test application program to demonstrate ISDN technology. Wrote the hardware drivers for the first Hayes prototype ISDN card.
1985 to 1986
Dasoft Design Systems, Berkeley, CA
Senior Software Engineer: Developed a PC based printed circuit board CAD system with two other people. The system included a symbol editor, schematic capture, board layout, auto router, and route editing tools. Development of the graphics primitives, porting them to various machines, the symbol editor, board outline editor, and plotting routines were all my responsibility. I assisted in developing the underlying data structures, schematic capture, and route editing tools.
1983 to 1985
Digital Microsystems, Inc., Oakland, CA
Manager of Technical Support: Managed the combined Customer Support and Software Test department in the closing months of DMS. The Software Test group was responsible for testing all operating system software prior to release and creating the release media and documentation. Software Engineer: Developed Univac terminal emulator software that ran on DMS network workstations. One workstation was the gateway between the DMS network and the Univac host. It emulated a Univac terminal multiplexor. Enhanced and debugged the station-to-station communications feature in the DMS network required to make the terminal emulator work.
1982 to 1983
MH Software, Olympia, WA. and Pacifica, CA.
Proprietor: Developed an embedded Energy Management System for Endless Energy, Inc. The energy management system was written to remotely control lighting and HVAC equipment, taking advantage of features available in equipment built by subsidiaries of Endless Energy.
1979 to 1982
West Coast Grocery, Inc., Tacoma, WA
Network Services Administrator: Managed the internal data communications network for WESCO. This included writing message control systems to handle remote printers for their Burroughs Large Systems computers (a pair of B6900). Developed and taught company classes on using the system. Systems Programmer: Maintained the operating system and the Cobol and Algol compilers. This consisted of applying Burroughs supplied and local patches to the source and regenerating the software. Helped develop the company programming guidelines.
1975 to 1979
Omega Systems, Lacey, WA
Programmer: Custom applications software for minicomputer users. Leader of team that developed an on-line real-time order processing system for an equipment importing company.
1971 to 1975
United States Air Force, various locations
Programmer: Wrote the cargo manifesting system used at 5 overseas MAC bases in the 1970s. Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. Computer Operator: Punched cards, plug boards, and an IBM 407.
- Member of the ACM (until 2003)
- Member of USENIX (until 2007)
- Member of the ARRL (until 2013, amateur radio operator KC7JL)
- “Implementing Communications Drivers” in Proceedings of the Embedded Systems Conference, 1992 through 1996.
- “UNIX Network Programming: Sockets and Streams” in Proceedings of the Embedded Systems Conference, 1990 through 1995.
- “Simulation via Network,” Embedded Systems Programming, June 1991.
- “Automating Checksums,” Embedded Systems Programming, September 1990.
- “Literate C++,” COMPUTER LANGUAGE, July 1990.
- “Debugging Class for C++,” COMPUTER LANGUAGE, October 1989.
- Co-inventor, Canadian Patent 2034554:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF MODEMS IN A RACK-MOUNTABLE ENCLOSURE