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Peter F. Stokely
163 14th Trail, Unit B, Cotopaxi CO 81223, (719) 792-0135 -
Software Quality Assurance, Automation, Design, Analysis and Development
Available for contract, contract-to-hire or permanent work in USA. No relocation assistance needed.

Recent Lifecycle Quality Assurance/Automation Projects:

Recent Design, Analysis and Development Projects:

Software Lifecycle Experience:

  • Business Plan: Business and Business Systems Architectures
  • Bid and Proposal: Inter/Intra/Extranet assessments and bids
  • Architectures: WWW, Knowledge (Expert System)-based and conventional software
  • Requirements Gathering: Knowledge Engineering, interviewing customers and Customer Experts
  • Requirements Analysis: Scenario-based requirements analysis, data analysis and modeling, maintenance threads
  • Logical System Design: UI, Data and Thread models with 3/4-tier functional allocation
  • Data Analysis: "Have Perl, will travel." Hundreds of programs and tools since 1991
  • Project Planning: PERT, GANTT, custom
  • Software Development: Perl, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, CGI, platform independent DHTML, RDBMS, DBI, Unix, Solaris, MySQL, Apache, various XML parsers, mod_perl, Struts, Tomcat, Ant, JUnit, Object-Oriented development using Extreme Programming/Agile Development techniques
  • QA: Lights-out regression suites; load generation suites
  • Performance Analysis: Schema-based artificial DBs, loading script generation, performance and resource profiling
  • Documentation: Electronic document generation, classification, conversion, rendering; authoring for white papers and architecture, requirements, as-built and user documents
  • Release Engineering: make(1) for nightly or intra-day builds
  • Customer Support: Configuration and programming for help-desk systems

Employment History:

Principal Consultant, 1991 - present, Stokely Consulting, Mountain View, CA and Silver City, NM
Partial client list: Charles Schwab and Co. Inc., Sun Microsystems, Netscape Communications Corporation, Rational Technologies, Wells Fargo Bank, Objectivity Inc., OnlineFocus Inc., PetroVision Inc., Quintus Corporation

Founder, Vice-President of Engineering, 1987 - 1991, Coherent Thought, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Set up and directed fifteen-person product engineering organization from start-up to Release 1.1 of a software tool for developing expert systems for customer service configuration, diagnosis and repair applications. Led product engineering activities combining such technologies as Expert Systems, RDBMS, OLTP, OOPS, X Windows, embeddable client-server architectures and Sun/Unix-based software engineering.

Responsible for implementing effective processes to accomplish architecture, design, technology development, product specification, product and custom application development, SQA, porting, alpha and beta testing, version control, release engineering, systems environment management, staffing, budgeting, planning and scheduling. Set up and led the customer service Hotline. Developed application knowledge bases for key customers in the areas of computer system help-desk automation and software system configuration. Set up and led the product SQA program. Developed systematic knowledge base testing tools and scripts to automate regression, load and performance testing.

Extensively involved in start-up stage business planning, sales and marketing, investor presentations, bid and proposal activities, contract project execution and consulting to customers. Member of Board of Directors from incorporation through closure of first round of venture funding.

Senior Knowledge Engineer, Section Manager, 1983 - 1987, Teknowledge Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Set up and led section responsible for knowledge-based custom application projects carried out for strategic customers. Responsible for bid and proposal activities, project planning, scheduling, reporting, staffing, recruiting, staff performance appraisals, customer reviews and account management. Supervised project leaders responsible for developing knowledge-based systems, architectures and technology.

Developed application knowledge bases for key customers in the areas of disk drive field service planning and automotive circuit diagnosis and repair. Conducted expert system application feasibility assessments as well as the company's first systems engineering analysis of ways to integrate expert systems into conventional corporate information infrastructures.

Development Group Manager, 1982 - 1983, Transaction Technology Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Managed development and system engineering groups within a large Automated Teller Machine network development project for Citicorp.

Development Group Manager, Sr. Staff Engineer, 1980 - 1981, Logicon Corporation, Torrance CA
Managed development groups for network communications and non-stop message control subsystems of a large distributed document management system for two U.S. Government agencies.

Project Leader, CP-6 Operating System Development Group, 1979 - 1980, Honeywell Information Systems, Los Angeles, CA
Led projects to develop protocol handlers and peripheral drivers, to collect and analyze operating system availability data, and to develop the end-of-line system tests.

Principal Software Engineer, DECNET Development Group, 1976 - 1978, Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, MA
Recruited and led the DECNET performance analysis group. Developed traffic generators and monitors to assist in comprehensive network performance evaluation. Member of DECNET architecture staff.

Sr. Member Programming Staff, Operating Systems and Communications Group, 1972 - 1976, Xerox Data Systems, El Segundo, CA
Developed communications management software for asynchronous terminal controllers. Developed protocol handlers for bisync RJE emulation. Taught I/O system class for Field Service personnel.

Programmer/Analyst 1970 - 1971, Nuclear Associates International, Rockville, MD
Developed protocol handlers for bisync and polled ASCII RJE emulators. Reviewed designs and code for nuclear reactor control room monitoring software.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, 1969 - 1970, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
In a joint appointment to the Departments of Chemistry and Biophysics, developed numerous scientific application programs to accomplish X-ray crystallographic analysis of molecular structures.

Ph.D. (Chemistry) (Woodrow Wilson Fellow) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969
BA (Chemistry) (Honors) University of California, Riverside, 1964


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