Resume: Owen Byrne
San Jose, CA
More than 30 years international software development, operations and IT experience.
Experienced in technical management and software development for both startups and large enterprises.
Technical manager adept at managing resources internally and with outsourced teams.
Proficient with LAMP technology, Java/Application servers, and MVC frameworks, Linux technologies at scale, TCP/IP, DNS
Proven track record of leading teams to solutions in high-pressure deadline-oriented environments.
Strong domain knowledge in the areas of social media, user generated content and the travel industry.
Frameworks: HTML/CSS, Vue.js, JQuery, Ember, React, Django, Rails, Node.js/Express, Thrift, Junit, Jmock, Cloud Foundry
Applications: Apache, nginx, jetty, haproxy, varnish, RabbitMQ, Git, svn, Ansible, Docker,
Databases: MySQL, Postgresql, Mongodb, Redis
Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, SOA, Microservices
Production Engineer on the Engineering Environments team. Working to provision and maintain labs for devices under tests (VR Headsets, phones, Portal video conferencing hardware). Worked extensively with FB/Meta tools on a massive scale. Refactoring of asset management systems.
Full stack web developer, with an emphasis on front end development, in a high-volume, high-availability microservices (Cloud Foundry) environment. Technologies used include Groovy/Grails, Mongo, Redis, JQuery, Less and Ember.js.
Provided technical leadership for two outsourced projects and managed the related outsourced remote teams. This involved reviewing code and specifications, developing solutions and software for integration between the main TripAdvisor code base, and serving as a liaison between those outsourced teams and TripAdvisor technical personnel. Wrote a reverse proxy Java servlet that is now the basis for several other projects at TripAdvisor. Developed and launched the Certificate of Excellence 2016 application. Enhanced automated testing for some legacy products.
Lead engineering function on the consumer products team which included ten engineers, in addition to dotted line relationships with QA and product management. Owned the hands-on technical management and leadership in a complex SOA environment. Developed software in Java and PHP. Mentored junior engineers and participated in hiring process by assessing candidates technical capabilities.
Lead technical resource reporting to the COO. Working remotely, set up and managed infrastructure, development processes, refactoring and optimizing legacy code in a LAMP environment.
Provided IT leadership and managed development efforts for Astrum Solar Inc, a fast growing privately funded startup that installs solar panels for private residences. Developed a consumer facing web application for customers seeking solar services and oversaw all IT decision making including purchasing and IT planning.
Technical lead/manager for a team of developers assigned to developing an air meta-search product (tripadvisor.com/flights
). Transferred from Canada to the head office in Newton, MA to be part of the New Initiatives group.
Built the original website digg.com, which quickly became the internet’s leading "social news" site. Acted as the primary technical decision-maker and lead programmer for the company, and contributed to the management of strategy, customer support, and operations.
From 2001 to 2004 I was a self-employed web developer. I developed all or part of 70+ websites, most notably digg.com and thechronicleherald.ca, for clients in the USA and Europe.
As a Tcl/Tk developer, worked on manufacturing and base station applications on HP/UX at Motorola's global GSM manufacturing facility.
Programming in C, Perl and other languages on Unix/Windows/MacOS. Part of the team that migrated the Herald to 2 new business systems in time for Y2K.
Ph.D. Studies in Management and Operations. University of Manitoba. Completed ABD1994-1998
MBA Focused on Operations Research. Dalhousie University1991-1994
B.Sc. Mathematics & Computer Science Saint Mary's University1983-1986
B.A. English Saint Mary's University1979-1983
Keynote - Dutch PHP Conference 2009
Presenter - PHP Quebec 2009
Presenter - Reflections/Projections University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2007
Speaker - IEEE Comsec Chapter, San Francisco, CA 2007
Panelist - Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco, CA 2007
Panelist - Webmasterworld Pubcon, Las Vegas, NV 2006
Photography: Published with attribution in numerous business and travel publications, online and in print.
Education: Regularly participating in online coursework focused on software development and machine learning.
Endurance sports: marathons, half marathons and road cycling events.
Association for Computing Machinery