MICHAEL J. ABBOTT
Unix Server Software Architect & Performance Optimist
www.repbot.org/mike
mike@repbot.org

OBJECTIVE

To design and develop large-scale high-performance OS X/BSD/Linux/Unix server software from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

SUMMARY

PORTFOLIO

RECENT EXPERIENCE

Apple, Cupertino, California    March 2008 - present
Senior Server Software Engineer
Contributed to the quality of two major releases of Mac OS X Server, Snow Leopard 10.6 and Lion 10.7.

Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, California    April 2003 - December 2007
Technical Architect
Managed, enhanced, and streamlined the distributed storage system supporting Yahoo! Photos, Briefcase, Groups, Shopping, Personals, and 40 other properties as it grew from tens of terabytes in one farm to several petabytes in dozens of farms around the world, serving a billion files a day to hundreds of millions of users.

See 21 more years of experience history on my full résumé.

EDUCATION

Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, New York
Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction, May 1989
Major: Computer Science; Concentration in Electrical Engineering

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Operating Systems      OS X, BSD, Linux, Irix, Unix
Programming Languages      Objective-C and Cocoa, C++ and STL, C, Java, Perl, shell/grep/awk/sed, PHP, assembly
Threads      State threads, Pthreads, Blocks and GCD
Application Protocols      IMAP, POP, SMTP, HTTP, TLS/SSL
Servers and Services      Dovecot, Postfix, Apache, thttpd, Akamai and AkaDNS
Configuration Management      Subversion, Perforce, CVS, RCS, ClearCase
Tracking and Ticketing      Bugzilla, Request Tracker
Storage and File Systems      HFS+, Xsan, Network Appliance filers, RAID, UFS, NFS, XFS, ZFS
Tools      Xcode, Stunnel, Gnuplot, RRDtool, Doxygen
Other      JPEG, MPEG, SQL/RDBMS

My family, bicycling, model rocketry, pipe organs, pervasive social computing, ethnic foods, chocolate.

rev Jul 2011