Rick Osborne

ricko​@​rickosborne.org

Skills Summary

Instructional

  • Dynamic, interactive, adaptive classroom instructor
  • Engaging and responsive online instructor
  • Instructional design abilities from assignment to multi-program
  • Strong focus on and awareness of Student Experience

Interpersonal

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Able to work in and/or lead small-to-medium sized teams
  • Able to work under high pressure
  • Effective and concise communicator
  • Skilled at translating technical concepts to simple and understandable terms

Technical

  • In-depth data analysis and visualization abilities
  • Understanding of internetworking technologies and concepts at all levels
  • Experience with a diversity of programming languages enables the correct selection for each job

Employment History

August 2013-Current
Rocket Scientist, Rocket Fuel Inc., Redwood City, CA
  • Developer Manager for internal Web properties focusing on analytics and data management for an ad tech DSP.
  • Full stack development including: Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Backbone.js, ExtJS, SASS, RABL, REST, MySQL, and related technologies.
  • Agile workflow and modern tools including: Jira, Gerrit, Git, GitHub, TDD, UCD, etc.
2009-2013
Program Manager, Full Sail University, Orlando, FL
  • Managed operations and ~40 faculty for the Web Design & Development Bachelor of Science program.
  • Instructional design for both WDD and its sister, the Mobile Development Bachelor of Science program.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented an academics analytics portal, allowing more than 2 dozen degree programs to query and visualize data from individual grades up to college-level aggregation and trends.
  • Led WDD program transition from HTML4/CSS2/Flash technology base to HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript+MVC technology base.
  • Job at hire: Instructor for courses in advanced server-side development and advanced database concepts.
2005-2009
Web Development Lead, Dixon Ticonderoga Co., Heathrow, FL
  • Lead for all web-related internal and external projects, including approximately one dozen public eCommerce/B2C/B2B ColdFusion and PHP web sites, and two internal ColdFusion sites.
  • Wrote and maintained SMART, the Sales/Marketing Analysis & Reporting Tool, which featured two primary elements:
    • Forecasting: Allowed approximately fifteen forecast managers to effectively manage forecasts for over 1400 products.
    • Sales History, Budget, Forecast, and Inventory Analysis: A data warehousing and mining tool with over 100 dimensions and 50 measures, fed in near-real-time from a JDEdwards OneWorld/EnterpriseOne system into a SQL Server 2000 database. It serviced over 100 users with ad-hoc query response times between 5 and 90 seconds across 12 GB of data.
    Monetary savings from migration to this system have been estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
2003-2005
Lead Web Programmer, Creative Data Concepts, Pensacola, FL
2000-2002
Lead Web Programmer, Mojo Interactive, Orlando, FL
1998-2000
Senior Web Developer, Phoenix International, Orlando, FL
1996-1998
Web Developer, Northrop-Grumman Corp., Melbourne, FL

Education & Certification

M.S., Education Media Design & Technology
Full Sail University, 2011
4.0 GPA, Valedictorian
Multiple Course Awards
Attended online while working full-time
B.S., Information Systems Technology
University of Central Florida, 2009
A.S., Computer Science
Pensacola Jr. College, 2005

Miscellaneous Non-Degree Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate, 2007
  • CompTIA A+ Certified, 2007
  • Certified Advanced Coldfusion Developer (Expired)

Computer Skills

Programming Languages

  • Ruby, ColdFusion, PHP, ASP, JSP
  • Perl, Python
  • JavaScript, ActionScript
  • Visual Basic, VB.NET
  • C, C++, C#
  • Delphi
  • Java

Technologies & Concepts

  • HTML, CSS, SASS
  • HTTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP
  • TCP/IP, Firewalls, Network Design
  • Database Design & Normalization, SQL
  • Encryption, Security
  • OOP, MVC, XP

Software

  • Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Sun Solaris
  • MS SQL Server, mySQL, IBM DB2, MS Access
  • Dreamweaver, Flash, PhotoShop
  • Resumix, PeopleSoft, JDEdwards OneWorld/EnterpriseOne
  • Apache, IIS