David De La Harpe Golden

Last Update: 2018-05-15


+353 86 3072318 (mobile) https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddelaharpegolden

david@harpegolden.net

http://harpegolden.net/


Presently primarily seeking systems programming contract roles in the 6-18 month range in Ireland in line with experience, though opportunities involving cutting-edge technologies in general naturally of interest.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


Jan – Feb 2017, Apr - Oct 2017: Programmer, Houses of the Oireachtas

ETL development for ongoing web project. Adaptation for concurrent execution and coarse-grained parallelization of ETL processes by time-partitioning and directed acyclic graph based workflow design. Time-interval based data integration of disparate document database sources into rapidly updated reporting database for data presentation via public RESTful api. Mongodb to Postgresql data stack migration and establishment of relational schema evolution facility. Architectural reviews for in-house implementation and eventual cloud migration. Parameterized clustered systems deployment. Mentoring of student junior developer on CRUD data maintenance web app summer project.


2015-2016: Programmer, Ammeon Limited

On a team developing model-based automated configuration management (orchestration) utility for linux-based HA clusters, used to support instances of a largely java-based telecoms network management solution, including work on parallelization of the utility's automated system and application deployment and online upgrade functions. Diagnosis and resolution of various defects in existing codebase, such as memory and concurrency issues including deadlock diagnosis and prevention in existing multithreaded code.


2014-2015: Systems Programmer, Squared Financial Services Limited

Financial trading systems development and systems integration. Product-based planning, issue management. Server-side clustered async Java programming with various industry-specific APIs and protocols, with secure frontend webapp with reactive js/html5 UI. Python glue code and typical devops tasks.

2012-2013: Systems Administrator, Squared Financial Services Limited

Security- and reliability-conscious systems and network administration. High availability (HA) linux clustering. Systems/services virtualization. Second-site (DublinLondon) backup/disaster-recovery architecture and deployment. In-house CA infrastructure. Replicated directory services integration.


Misc. development work: Industry standard protocol (FIX) bridge to some legacy financial software


2009-2011: Systems Programmer, Irish Centre for High End Computing

Development of a web interface for researchers using HPC systems, and misc. HPC systems administration and staff and end-user support as-needed.


2007-2008: Freelance IT / R&D (self-employed)


Worked on a range of software projects, such as a lisp web application servers deployed to linux xen VPS, Desktop-oriented multi-core programming and minor feature enhancements for GNU Emacs (volunteer).


2004-2007: Cluster Manager with Cosmogrid Consortium, DIAS, Ireland


Managed batch-processing linux clusters in DIAS (32 cores) and UCD (256 cores), used by researchers in astrophysics, geophysics and meteorology, including linux cluster systems administration, researcher support, user training and R&D. The clusters were connected into the wider Irish (Grid-Ireland) and European (EGEE) computing Grid.


2002-2003: IT Consultant with ESBI Computing, Dublin, Ireland


On team offering services primarily within internal market of the ESB. Training in management consultancy and business process analysis, working on projects such as resolution of IT issues associated with business separation into state-regulated and unregulated units and a management information system for an eastern european environmental agency.


2001: Programmer with "Javocado", Stanstead, England


Java development for small startup working on web-based spreadsheet-like “power-user” interactions with live data feeds such as those encountered in stock trading.


2000-2001: Programmer/Analyst in the ESB, Dublin, Ireland


Developed a "secure extranet" application for controlled web-based access to privileged information across organizational borders for the assessment of social benefit claims.


1999: Final year group and individual engineering design projects


Group project consisted of the design, construction, and racing of a four-wheeled human powered vehicle, and individual project consisted of the computer simulation of an aerodynamic bodyshell for the vehicle.


1997-1999: Socials technician at Hulme Hall


Technical management for social events with attendances of 500-600 people at a Manchester University student hall of residence.


1994: Work experience in the Eastern Health Board


Working with medical computer databases with attention to data protection, privacy and security.


EDUCATION


1996-2000: MEng. Hons. Mechanical Engineering (2.2), UMIST, England


Subjects studied included: Industrial management and economics, Impact engineering, Computational fluid dynamics and solid mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mathematics, Automatic control, Electrical engineering, Dimensional analysis, Information technology, Computing, Materials, Manufacturing technology (and more...)


1990-1996: The King's Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, Ireland


Irish Leaving Certificate 1996: 5 A, 2 B, 1 C, all at higher level.

Irish Junior Certificate 1993: 6 A, 3 B, all at higher level.

Speech and Drama training: Honours (82%) at R.I.A.M. Grade 8

Participated in both French and German language exchange programmes.


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