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Name: RJ Smith
Email: mrrjsmith (at) yahoo (dot) com [email concealed]
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
Position/Title: Security Engineer
Resume: R. J. Smith

Post Office Box 3006

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223


MRRJSMITH (at) yahoo (dot) com [email concealed]


Seeking a computer security position in an innovative, fast pace environment where I can excel utilizing my communication strengths and analytical skills.


Engineer, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio (5/05-Present)

Software engineer interacting and leading projects within Goodyear Global Research, Development and Engineering. Securely developed client/server and web-based Oracle database applications on Unix, Linux and Windows platforms. Provided software solutions, global support of enterprise servers and audited manufacturing operations. Wrote and modified Perl and shell scripts, PL/SQL programs, stored procedures, end-user PHP and SQR reports. Designed software validating all user input/output, error exception handling and performed application vulnerability scanning. Engineered production software to improve efficiency, performance, business quality and provide million dollar cost savings. Led implementation of security modules, middleware integration and established user security roles, policies and procedures. Assisted Sybase PowerBuilder development and Linux system stress test planning in VMWare virtualization environment. Traveled worldwide for the deployment and coordination of startup servers, upgrade systems and technician training.

Client/Server Developer, ALLTEL, Aurora, Ohio (8/04-5/05)

Software developer utilizing Siebel tools to diagnose and create architectural components for customer facing applications. Assisted Oracle database, schema and procedures design using complex data structures in a team environment. Implemented test plans and software for client/server enhancements and application integration.

Software Engineer, Independent Consulting, Akron, Ohio (1/03-12/05)

Acted as software architect, project manager and lead web developer for e-commerce startup. Designed and implemented hardware and software firewalls, anti-spam/anti-virus software and system intrusion detection. Tested server and client vulnerabilities, user information management and securely designed web applications. Administered Apache and MySQL database development servers on Windows and Linux platforms. Implemented web site and graphic design for Fortune 500 company’s internet and intranet. Created dynamic online development for Presidential Candidate using PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Developed short and long term technology planning for campaign fundraising and voter recruitment applications.

Computer Technician Supervisor, Best Buy, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (10/02-8/04)

Performed desktop support, data recovery, system vulnerability scanning, analyzed computer hardware and software. Installed motherboards, processors, serial ATA and IDE hard drives, modem, sound, network and video cards. Configured Windows XP, 2000, ME and 98 operating system and network configuration, as well as Linux distributions. Supported TCP/IP LAN/WAN network infrastructures, including WEP security and firewall configuration. Assisted $50 million a year store sales, improved leadership and increased department revenue.

Webmaster and Special Assistant, The University of Akron, College of Engineering, Akron, Ohio (1/01-5/03)

Served as the lead software programmer, maintaining and producing the College of Engineering Internet site. Implemented secure dynamic and static web site design in PHP, HTML, CSS, Perl and CGI script using text editors. Created graphics and animated design using Macromedia Studio applications, Adobe Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Coordinated with system administrators recommending privacy enhancements, latest security patches and code revisions. Assisted college administration developing goals, strategic planning, student faculty recruitment and department consultation.

Computer Specialist, The White House, Office of the Vice President, Washington, D.C. (8/00-1/01)

Provided desktop support and technical troubleshooting assistance to Senior Staff, offices of the West Wing, Domestic Policy, E-Commerce, Counsel, Vice President’s Press, National Security, and Legislative Affairs.

Coordinated technical purchasing and handheld device maintenance and security. Served as technology liaison to official traveling staff and wrote official Vice President Trip Summaries. Assisted the Office of the Vice President in daily operations and correspondence. Advised and consulted senior officials introducing cutting edge technology. Managed and directed end of fiscal year budget process and requirements. Supervised Office of the Vice President Interns; Fall 2000 White House Interns Program Speaker.

Intern, The White House, Office of Special Projects and Internship Office, Washington, D.C. (5/00-8/00)

Authored the Intern Communication Website, approved by White House Counsel and archived in the Presidential Library. Created the online Intern Newsletter, organized intern events and wrote the Official Intern Briefing. Securely implemented web design using HTML, and CSS, JavaScript with text editors, Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage. Directed nationwide recruiting, minority outreach activities and assisted in the Fall Intern acceptance process. Performed computer data entry, spreadsheet management and archived for the Presidential Library. Educated staff members on computer related topics and initiated changes to software programming. Served as member of Social, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee, and treasurer on the Community Service Committee.

Cooperative Education Assignment, The Hoover Company, Plant Engineering, North Canton, Ohio (1/99-5/00)

Assisted engineers in daily operations of manufacturing contributing product management and AutoCAD expertise. Planned and implemented strategic computer equipment moves and office renovation. Coordinated projects ranging from installation of energy and power services within factory to company cost reduction initiatives. Provided technical support for department manager, factory personnel, executives and parent company, The Maytag Corporation.

Webmaster and Student Assistant Programmer, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (8/95-5/00)

Served as web designer for World War II Veterans and University Archives Internet site. Programmed informational based infrastructure using text editors and Microsoft Front Page. Designed and created graphics using Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photoshop. Provided technical support for University Historical Archive, Advisory Council, Ninth Air Force Association.


Assistant Football Coach, St. John Central High School, Bellaire, Ohio. (3/98-11/99)

Pool Manager, The Bellaire Pool, Bellaire, Ohio. (5/97-8/99)


The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (2001)

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (1996)

Deans List (1995-1996)



Linux, UNIX HP-UX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows XP, ME, 2000, NT, 9x, BackTrack


PL/SQL, PHP, C/C++, Perl, Python, Java, XML, HTML, CSS, CGI, Java Script, Visual Basic, SQR


Oracle, DB2, MySQL, MSSQL, Toad, SQL Navigator, SQLPlus, Sybase PowerBuilder, AutoCAD, Snort, Wireshark, Ethereal, Sniffer Pro, Kismet, AirSnort, Aircrack, Paros, AppScan, Nessus, NMAP, Cain & Abel, FTP, SSH, WinSCP, GnuPG, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Macromedia Studio


Shell scripting, Object Oriented Design, TCP/IP, Apache and IIS server configuration, VHDL design, VMWare virtualization, CVS, wired/wireless network administration and security, firewall configuration


InfraGard Member (07)

Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group (05-07)

United Way Donor (03-07)

B-26 Archives Advisory Council (99-07)

Oracle Database 10g Database Administration Workshop I (05)

Oracle Database 10g PL/SQL Workshop (05)

Siebel Essentials 7.5.3 Tools and eCustomer Workshop (04)

College of Engineering Career Fair Planning Committee (01)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Member (96-02)

I.E.E.E. Computer Society Member (99-02)

Member of the 106th Congress and United States Senate Staff (00)

Federal Bureau of Investigation Security Clearance (00)


Technology, politics, sports, news, people and my family.



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