Katie Patterson

kirska@kirska.com

Summary

Languages

  • Proficient with Extensive Professional Experience: C++, C, Python
  • Familiar: Java, C#, SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, Perl, Swift, Verilog, VHDL

Other Strengths

  • Operating Systems: Windows, Embedded Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and iOS
  • Frameworks and Environments: Visual Studio, Eclipse, WordPress, Django, and Xcode

Experience

Software Engineer, Lennox International, July 2013 – Present
Skills
  • Languages used: C, C++, Python, JSON
  • Other skills and technologies used: Visual Studio, Windows, Linux
Summary
  • Software development on embedded Wi-Fi thermostat applications
  • Design and development of software prototypes exploring new technologies and ideas, as well as internal libraries for development use
Awards
  • 2013 Innovation Award
Electrical Engineer, L-3 Communications, January 2009 – July 2013
Skills
  • Languages used: C, Python, C#, Agilent Vee, VHDL
  • Other skills and technologies used: Visual Studio, Eclipse, VxWorks, Windows, Linux, Altera FPGA
Summary
  • Lead hardware engineer for several high profile hardware designs
  • Product support from bid to post delivery, including overseas support with customers
  • Software development in signal management and processing applications as well as test software, including GUI design and device driver development
Awards
  • Co-authored paper and project chosen for the national corporate technology exchange
Senior Mentor, Lyle School of Engineering, August 2007 – December 2008
Skills
  • Languages used: C++, Java
  • Other skills and technologies used: Visual Studio, Eclipse, Windows, Linux
Summary
  • Instructed beginning Java labs, helped students at the computer science help desk, and assisted professors with grading and course maintenance
Intern, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, May 2007 – December 2007
Skills
  • Languages used: SQL
  • Other skills and technologies used: Access
Summary
  • Helped coordinate project to automate quality assurance SQL testing for the data warehouse
  • Assisted project management team to create a roles and responsibility matrix for the company
Co-Op Engineer, Verizon Wireless, May 2006 – December 2006
Skills
  • Languages used: Tcl, Expect, SQL
  • Other skills and technologies used: Oracle, MySQL, Linux
Summary
  • Helped automate and troubleshoot tasks for the database administrators through the use of Tcl/Expect scripts
  • Assisted with backups of MySQL and Oracle databases

 

Education

Masters of Science, Software Engineering, UT Dallas, Expected December 2017
  • Coursework completed: Software Engineering, Database Design, Advanced Requirements Engineering, Advanced Software Architecture and Design
  • Current GPA: 4.0
Bachelors of Science, Computer Engineering, SMU, December 2008
  • Minor in Mathematics, Honors in Liberal Arts
  • Graduation GPA: 3.57
  • Other honors, awards, and memberships: J. Lindsay Embrey Scholar, SMU Scholar, Industry Scholar, National Science Foundation Scholar, Mustang Band, Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

 

Volunteer Positions

Technology Director, Dallas Pets Alive, March 2012 – Present
Skills
  • Languages used: PHP, SQL, CSS, HTML, Python
  • Other skills and technologies used: Django, WordPress
Summary
  • Website development and maintenance including custom scripting and database management
  • Open source Django library development for volunteer and leadership portal and task automation
  • Oversee and manage IT needs for entire organization
  • Service on board of directors
Disaster Services Technology Reserves, American Red Cross, July 2014 – Present
  • Reserves technology volunteer for local and national disaster response
  • Also serve on the Disaster Action Team, providing aid to the local community for small disasters