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Release Engineer Resume

Eden Prairie, MN


  • Self - motivated, detail-oriented Software Engineer with proven performance in large application-critical environments and excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork and flexibility
  • Willingness to do what it takes to complete the job
  • Product design experience in the following disciplines: InstallShield, Visual Studio, TFS, MSBuild, Windows Shell Scripting, software deployment and updates, embedded applications, Agile/Scrum
  • Well versed in providing documentation and technical support to other departments as well as to customers
  • Typically hold a top 10% reputation on Stackoverflow.com
  • Frequent contributor to InstallShield forum at
  • Instrumental in helping Flexera identify several product enhancements and bugs in InstallShield


Confidential, EDEN PRAIRIE, MN

Release Engineer

  • Successfully implemented automated builds in a TFS/Visual Studio environment
  • Build definitions
  • Prebuild scripts
  • Postbuild scripts
  • Debug and Release builds
  • Integrated NUnit testing into the automated build process
  • Code analysis
  • Upgraded build environment from TFS/VS 2013 to TFS/VS 2017
  • Implemented numerous build process improvements and automated many processes
  • Expert in software deployment using InstallShield
  • Integrated InstallShield and Visual Studio
  • Implemented 'Path Variable Overrides'
  • Improved 'Uninstall' aspect of installation packages
  • Experience with Basic MSI, InstallScript MSI, and Suite projects
  • Authored numerous Custom Actions
  • Successfully implemented 'Auto Installer' to automate server setup including
  • Numerous configuration settings
  • Windows Registry modifications
  • IIS configuration
  • Installation of over twenty 3rd party packages
  • Installation of several proprietary software packages
  • Restore/configure SQL database using SQLCMD

Confidential, DAYTON, OH

Senior Software Engineer

  • Performed all software deployment activities using InstallShield in an Agile environment
  • Managed/Implemented all software releases and hotfixes
  • Developed many scripts to build & re-version software, run SQL scripts, and build SQL databases
  • Developed utility that recouped over $500,000 in lost maintenance revenue in 1 year by generating comprehensive information from SQL database to identify features being used and quantify equipment connected to customer’s systems
  • Developed suite of diagnostic tests to facilitate improved maintenance of systems
  • Developed utility to convert legacy system databases to Windows SQL databases
  • Added new features to existing systems to meet individual requirements of customers

Confidential, MIAMISBURG, OH

Senior Firmware Engineer

  • Managed SBC PROM based firmware development (including boot software and flash programming capability) and support for large LCD display systems using Keil IDE
  • Developed firmware for controlling all LCD displays at New York Penn Station and at Chiang Kai Chek International Airport in Taiwan

Confidential, MIAMISBURG, OH

Senior Design Engineer/Senior Software Engineer

  • Developed software for Unix based print management system
  • Managed development of PROM based real time embedded firmware for interfacing high-speed peripherals to mainframe computers with proprietary interfaces
  • Instrumental in helping Seagate and Exabyte engineers find bugs in disk and tape drive firmware
  • Leader in all phases of design of SCSI based peripheral subsystems featuring Exabyte 8mm tape drives, 1/2” & 3480 tape, Seagate disk drives, various printer technologies, and a SCSI switch. These systems were used worldwide by legacy NCR systems.

Confidential, BROOKINGS, SD

Senior Software Technician

  • Designed operating system and developed software for message center controllers featuring remote control, image capturing, color, and real time remote data input used at RCA Dome, Caesars Palace, Times Square and many other sites around the world
  • Developed software used at 1988 Winter Olympics and 1985 World Cup Athletics
  • Developed communications software to interface electronic voting systems to mainframe computer
  • Developed control system software for waste water treatment facility


Languages: ISScript, Windows Shell Script, C/C++, Forth, Assembly

Operating Systems: 32/64 Bit Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10, Server 2003/2008/2012

Software/Tools: InstallShield, TFS, MSBuild, Visual Studio, Visual Source Safe, IIS, Hyper-V, IssueNet, Microsoft Office Suite, Symantec Ghost, Nalpeiron (licensing)

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