Rick Osborne

Cloud & Mobile Engineering Force Multiplier

Web software professional since 1995. Leadership, Education, Architecture, Development, Exploration, Research.


Education Media Design & Technology

20112011M.S.Full Sail University4.0

Information Systems Technology

20072009B.S.University of Central Florida


Senior Principal Software Architect II

Aug 2015Jul 2022Roche Sequencing SolutionsCloud Software Medical DevicesSF Bay Area, CA, US

Multi-product and multi-program architecture, team leadership, and prototype development for cloud software medical devices and related clinical biomarker applications.

  • Leadership: Senior-most software engineer and technical lead on multiple projects and teams.
  • Education: Evangelist for engineering iteration, including slide decks, reference docs, deep dive videos, etc.
  • Architecture: Primary source of software engineering vision, and collaborative source for execution, across several cloud software products, projects, and programs.
  • Development: Pre-alpha prototyping of emerging technologies, primarily Java- and AWS-based; proof-of-concept implementations of disruptive singularities; heavy-lift spikes.

Rocket Scientist (Front-End Engineering Manager)

Aug 2013Aug 2015Rocket Fuel, Inc.Ad TechSF Bay Area, CA, US

Co-manager over a team of ~40 front-end software engineers working on internal tools for ad tech management.

  • Leadership: Senior software engineer over a team split between new-grad junior engineers and senior-level international contractors.
  • Education: Source of arcane technical Web, browser, and data ethics knowledge for ~20 new-grad junior engineers.
  • Architecture: One of a handful of senior engineers collaborating without a dedicated architect to provide application roadmaps and execution plans.
  • Development: Ongoing code contributor on a sprawling internal tools codebase on a Ruby on Rails tech stack and custom continuous delivery pipeline.

Program Manager

Jul 2009Jul 2013Full Sail UniversityEducationOrlando, FL, US

Designed and ran the Web Design & Development degree programs, both campus and online, and co-designed and co-ran the Mobile Development degree programs.

  • Leadership: Managed two integrated teams totaling ~40 faculty, including major instructional design overhauls of the two degrees and their programs.
  • Education: Started as a teacher in back-end Web courses, got my M.S., and presented at a number of workshops to disseminate that knowledge to my faculty peers.
  • Architecture: Rewrote an aging Flash-based Web degree to a modern cloud stack, and built out the Mobile degrees, including instructional design, lesson planning, and assignment generation for many courses across both programs.
  • Development: Single-handed-ly built out the university's first student data analytics Web visualization platform, to help educators gain insights into student and course performance and issues.

Web Development Lead

Jun 2005Jul 2009Dixon TiconderogaArt & Writing Supplies, Manufacturing

Sole Web developer for this 200-year-old writing and art supplies manufacturing company, primarily focused on mainframe integration, budget planning, and sales analytics visualization.

Lead Web Programmer

20032005Creative Data ConceptsInternet Service Provider & Web Development

Sole in-house Developer, Database Administrator, and Network Administrator for several systems.

Lead Web Programmer

20002002Mojo InteractiveWeb Development

Senior Web Developer

19982000Phoenix InternationalInternet Banking Software

Web Developer

19961998Northrop-Grumman Corp.US Government Contracting