Orbital Network Engineering was the first job I ever had. I began as a summer intern working on documentation and quality assurance for their custom made PCI receiver cards. After the first summer working there, I moved to working on automating the build processes for their custom flavor of linux. I created various build tools that created a huge productivity increase in the office. Instead of having to manually create linux images for the various computers and get the necessary pieces in order, you just had to use a GUI on a computer I setup in the lab to select what you wanted. Then, insert a disk drive into the computer for it to create it.
After working on office automation, I had the opportunity to start working on cleaning up the Java User Interface GUI’s that were used on the computers being sent to Lockheed Martin and Space Systems Loral. I became the main developer in charge of the GUI’s almost immediately and worked to streamline the GUI process by removing duplicate code across multiple code bases.
At Orbital Network Engineering I used a variety of technologies such as Java, C, CVS, and Jenkins. I also did a variety of hardware testing and user documentation.