MATTHEW SCOTT BECKER

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(Last Edited Feb. 2014)


Employment


Verisign, Inc.

Software Development Engineer
Reston, VA
July 2013 - Present
  • Developed several MapReduce jobs as a member of the Internet Profile Service (IPS) team, which gathers and analyzes DNS traffic data and web content from millions of domain names using Hadoop and big data analytics
  • Worked on the redesign and development of daily DNS traffic processing and reporting processes using Hadoop, which reduced the average processing time by about 50% and enabled a daily customer report to be sent out six hours earlier
  • Actively engaged in weekly production support rotations by troubleshooting and resolving any issues on the production hosts, tracking them in JIRA, and presenting them to the team at the end of the rotation
  • Automated installation process for development, QA, and operations teams by packaging IPS components as RPMs, managing a custom configuration file management solution, and writing shell and Ant build scripts for package deployment
University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships
Student Software Engineering Intern
Newark, DE
March 2013 - May 2013
  • Worked as a member of the “Spin In” team partnering with IT solutions startup appSYGNA
  • Developed a prototype Android application and device to collect and analyze GPS information and sensory data from Ford’s OpenXC platform to provide real-time vehicle management data solutions
Verisign, Inc.
Technical Intern
Reston, VA
Summer 2010, 2011, & 2012
  • Developed several Java Specification Request (JSR-168) portlets for the VeriSign Customer Center
  • Designed a JIRA plugin using Apache Velocity to assist with capacity and resource planning
  • Developed Selenium regression and negative tests for web application testing of the VeriSign Customer Center Portal
  • Evaluated JBoss Drools and Jess rules engines for the Consolidated Top Level Domain Flexible Billing Engine by developing and testing scaled down business and pricing models
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Topographic Engineering Center
Software Engineering Intern
Alexandria, VA
Summer 2008
  • Programmed a common set of geoprocessing tools for the Battlefield Terrain Reasoning and Awareness Program using Java and XML for use in ESRI’s ArcGIS mapping software

Technical Skills


  • Development experience with Java, XML, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Bash shell scripting
  • Experience with the following frameworks: Hadoop, Ant, JUnit, Spring, jQuery
  • Utilizing Subversion and Git source control management systems
  • Developing mobile applications using the Android SDK
  • Operating JIRA project issue tracking software for Agile project development
  • Developing on Windows, Mac OS X, and various Linux distributions

Education


University of Delaware, Class of 2013

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, minor in Computer Science
  • Notable Coursework: Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Database Systems, Data Structures, Microprocessor Systems, Computer Systems Engineering, Intro to Cybersecurity, Senior Capstone Design
  • University of Delaware Football two year letter winner and 2010 FCS National Championship Runner-Up
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Class of 2009

Professional Development


  • Big Data 101 & 201 training sessions at Verisign: hands-on instruction covering MapReduce, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive and Pig
  • Continuing education through Coursera: Computing for Data Analysis (completed with distinction), Web Intelligence & Big Data (completed with distinction), Human-Computer Interaction (completed), Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems (in progress)
  • Agile Methodologies and Scrum training sessions through Verisign