Vincent A. Busam
15754 Adams Ridge
Los Gatos, CA 95033

Senior hands-on software developer with in-depth implementation experience in systems applications, middleware, management of embedded systems, Windows and GUI.  Provides leadership in all areas of software development from architecture to deployment to coding and testing.  Meets customer requirements with on-time, reliable, extensible products.  Strong cross-functional leadership and communications skills.  Roles range from development to project management to line management as needed.

Technical Background:

Windows 2000/NT/98/95, DOS, UNIX, VM/370
C/C++ (including MFC), Java, Intel Assembly, PL/I, FORTRAN, 370 Assembler
Internet, Network Management, SNMP, GUI, Communications, OOP (OOA and OOD using Rational Rose), Database (SQL), Compilers, Client/Server, XML/XLS/DTD, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), HTTP, HTML, Fault Tolerance, OLE/COM/DCOM/ATL, Java Script, IIS, ASP

Technical Experience:

Skyland Systems Inc. (Owner and Principal Consultant) -- Jan. 1998 to present

-  Architecture, design, and coding of a multi-tier internet-based telephony system.  Wrote architecture and design documents and made technical presentations.  
-  Investigated solutions for, and made recommendations, on software distribution over the Internet.  
-  Wrote a test plan and procedures for, and found and fixed problems in, RouterPM an SNMP-based proactive performance management tool for routers that has both a Windows and web (HTML and Java) user interface, culminating in release 3.2.  
-  Created a specification for and implemented web-based remote diagnostics.   
-  Designed and implemented a tool for access via the web of filtered trace diagnostic information, merging input from multiple sources.  

JetStream Communications, Inc. -- Aug. 1996 to Jan. 1998

- Project leader for the design and implementation of a major revision (version 2.0) of the GUI for the Front Desk Manager which made the Front Desk ISDN digital communications manager much easier to configure and troubleshoot.  

Novell -- Sept. 1995 to Aug. 1996

- Manager and hands-on contributor for a three-person group for the new architecture of the Alarm Manager component of the ManageWise network manager.  
- Member of Management Products Division's Process Development Team.

Skyland Systems (Owner and Principal Consultant) -- Jan. 1994 to Aug. 1995

- Architecture, functional specification, GUI, project plan, vendor selection, and implementation of a C++ MFC Windows SNMP-based network manager for a multi-protocol router.  
- Functional specification and implementation for a C++ Windows file management program.  
- Architecture, code review, and performance analysis for a TCP/IP Wan-based UNIX voice messaging system.  

CSI/3Com -- 1986 to Dec. 1993

- Led the design and implementation of a Windows-based network management product for Attachmate SNA products and releases of Maxess, a LAN-based SNA gateway. 
- Manager Technical Staff and Product Line Manager for Maxess while at 3Com.  
- In corporate marketing position, developed white papers on FDDI and IBM connectivity.  
- Software Development Manager of a group of thirteen engineers responsible for product development, including UNIX, DOS, and LAN versions of OEM communications software based on IBM's SNA (Systems Network Architecture), including several major releases.  

Other Experience

- Developed TURN-ON (hardware and software) for unattended remote phone access to an IBM PC.  
- Conceived and developed a family of integrated accounting programs for PCs.  
- Director of Product Management.
- Developed software for a microprocessor-based telephone instrument.  
- Manager of 370 Applications.  
- Architecture and design of a relational database system.  
- Compiler development (3 commercially delivered compilers).


BS Mathematics, University of California, Davis
MS Information (Computer) Science, Washington State University
MBA, Pepperdine University
UCSC Extension, classes in C++, OLE, Object Oriented Analysis and Design

Publications, Patent, and Testimonials   (available upon request)