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Mark Kiessling

Mark Kiessling

Shidler,OK

Summary

Innovative Software Project Manager with 43+ years of experience in software and hardware solutions, skilled in leading cross-functional teams to deliver complex projects. Combines strategic vision with operational effectiveness, ensuring meticulous project execution. Highly knowledgeable in A.I. tools, with a commitment to exploring their impact on the software industry. As a Federally Disabled Veteran, I have a preference for remote work and seek opportunities that leverage my vast experience and unique insights.

Work History

Senior Software Engineer

Vendnovation
Redmond , WA
2018.01 - 2019.12
  • Enhanced software systems by identifying and correcting errors, adapting to newhardware requirements, and optimizing performance
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software testing, validation, and systems analysis,leading to significant improvements in application stability and user experience.

Senior Technical Screener

Derrico Computers & Software Unlimited, Inc
2014.10 - 2015.12
  • Conducted detailed technical screenings for IT positions, leveraging extensiveknowledge in a wide array of technologies, including .NET, Java, SQL, and C#
  • Streamlined recruitment strategies to better align with industry standards andtechnological advancements, significantly improving the hiring process.

Senior IT Consultant / Software Developer

Enigma Internet
2001.05 - 2014.01
  • Led the development and implementation of diverse software solutions,specializing in .NET, SQL, web development, and e-commerce platforms
  • Played a key role in software life cycle management, from concept todeployment, ensuring projects met all technical specifications and businessrequirements.

2002.01 - 2004.12
  • Overhauled combat AI and mechanics, integrating sophisticated AI behavior patterns to create a more dynamic and interactive gaming experience
  • Utilized expertise in machine learning and neural networks to enhance gameplay and user engagement.

Chief Information Officer

Renaissance Technology Group
1998.04 - 2001.05
  • Directed the development of Utiligate, an innovative online utility paymentgateway, showcasing leadership in project management and technologyintegration
  • Implemented strategic planning and process optimization, leading to enhancedefficiency and streamlined operations
  • AI and Mechanics Architect, SOE, Star Wars Galaxies

Combat Engine Specialist

BioWare
1997.01 - 1998.12
  • Engineered the combat engine for Baldur's Gate, focusing on innovative AI patterns, advanced graphics algorithms, and immersive gameplay mechanics
  • Contributed to the game's critical acclaim by enhancing user experience and overall game performance.

Lead Developer

OpenPort Technologies
Chicago , IL
1992.01 - 1995.12
  • Pioneered the development of the Harmony Fax Server/Client, demonstratingexpertise in software development, system architecture, and network protocols
  • Instrumental in the acquisition and re-branding of the product by UUNET,marking a significant achievement in product development and market success.

Sprite Engine Designer

Midway
Bally
1991.01 - 1992.12
  • Developed the sprite engine for Mortal Kombat, showcasing skills in 2Dgraphics, animation, and game engine architecture
  • Played a pivotal role in defining the visual style and technical capabilities of thegame, contributing to its iconic status in the gaming industry.

Pioneer Game Engine Developer

XOX
Chicago
1988.01 - 1988.12
  • Created a groundbreaking 3-D ray-traced game engine, demonstratingadvanced skills in graphics programming, real-time rendering, and softwareoptimization
  • Set new standards for game engine development, influencing future trends inthe gaming industry
  • Note: Career break from 2018 to 2023 due to personal and medical reasons, during which Icontinued skill development and freelance consulting.

Education

B.S - Information Technology

Skills

  • Software Development:
  • Profound expertise in .NET frameworks, Java, IoT, Embedded
  • Systems.
  • Database Management and Design.

Leadership:

  • Directed IT teams of up to 455, managing multimillion-dollar projects.
  • Global Collaboration: Extensive involvement with international teams and clients.

Management Skills:

  • Dynamic leadership promoting continual growth and improvement.
  • Strategic fiscal management and cost optimization.
  • Proficiency in project governance and life-cycle management.

Development Skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the development life-cycle process.
  • Cultivated and tested project management style that promotes early task completion
  • Performance based rewards system and a unique method to promote team

Effectiveness:

  • Adaptability in evolving technological landscapes.
  • Innovator in cross-platform solutions.

Programming Languages:

  • C#: Extensive experience in developing robust applications.
  • Java: Proficient in building cross-platform solutions.
  • SQL: Advanced skills in database management and queries.
  • JavaScript: Skilled in both front-end and back-end development.
  • Python: Utilized for various scripting and automation tasks.
  • C++: In-depth knowledge in creating high-performance applications.
  • PHP: Experienced in server-side scripting and web development.
  • NET: Mastery in full-spectrum .NET frameworks, including ASP.NET.
  • VB.NET: Versatile in building Windows-based applications.
  • ADO.NET: Expertise in data access solutions.
  • Qbasic/QB4.5: Knowledgeable in this foundational programming language.
  • Batch Scripting: Proficient in automating tasks in Windows environments.
  • MASM/TASM (1991-1995): Utilized for assembly language programming

Operating Systems:

  • Windows OS: Comprehensive experience with all versions, from Windows 1.x to Windows 11.
  • Windows Servers: Complete knowledge from NT 3.1 to Server 2019 R2.
  • Linux Flavors: Proficient in Mint, Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS, Debian, Solaris, and other
  • System V based systems.
  • Networking Protocols:
  • Proficient in TCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPX/SPX, and various other networking protocols.

Databases:

  • Expertise across Access, Sybase, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Paradox, Btrieve, PostgreSQL, and more.

A.I. Tools and Machine Learning Expertise:

  • Neural Network Development: Proficient in TensorFlow, PyTorch.
  • Relational Patterns in Machine Learning: Expertise in data mining and predictive Modeling.
  • OpenAI Tools: Extensive use of GPT-3/3.5/4, ChatGPT, Bard, HuggingChat.
  • Other AI Tools: Google AI Platform, IBM Watson, Azure Machine Learning, Jasper
  • Copy.ai, Anyword, Grammarly, Wordtune, Descript, DALL E3.
  • Customer Support
  • Project Management
  • Training and Development
  • Project Planning
  • Technical Support
  • Web Security
  • Best Practices and Standards
  • Quality Assurance
  • Staff Training
  • Design Reviews
  • Build Releases
  • Technical Writing
  • Development Lifecycles
  • Resource Allocation
  • Data Warehousing and Analytics
  • Hardware and Software Installation

Affiliations

US Navy Veteran (1986). Guardian Angel (1986-2018): Three decades of community service. Registered Minister (Since 2009).

Timeline

Senior Software Engineer

Vendnovation
2018.01 - 2019.12

Senior Technical Screener

Derrico Computers & Software Unlimited, Inc
2014.10 - 2015.12

2002.01 - 2004.12

Senior IT Consultant / Software Developer

Enigma Internet
2001.05 - 2014.01

Chief Information Officer

Renaissance Technology Group
1998.04 - 2001.05

Combat Engine Specialist

BioWare
1997.01 - 1998.12

Lead Developer

OpenPort Technologies
1992.01 - 1995.12

Sprite Engine Designer

Midway
1991.01 - 1992.12

Pioneer Game Engine Developer

XOX
1988.01 - 1988.12

B.S - Information Technology

Mark Kiessling