Philip C Plumlee



A Senior Software Engineer position responsible for...
  • clean designs that resist bugs and upgrade easily
  • the best software practices and techniques, using any platform
  • solving each problem the leanest and most sustainable way.

Carlsbad, CA 92009
760 814 5658
long resume

Director of Development AllFlat construction 2019-2021

Build the controller, Bluetooth uplink, Android tablet user interface, and statistics engine for a robot that measures warehouse floor flatness, for forklift safety.

Senior Software Engineer Tigase online chat 2017-2018

Maintain a Redmine project management database in Ruby on Rails, using MySQL and jQuery, administrating an advanced Jabber XMPP.

Python Software Engineer BoardFormula surf board physics 2011-2015

Build and maintain a Django & jQuery registry of surfboards, categorized by their designs. Write an Android applet that uploads data through Bluetooth, to a Django website, and stores it on our server in PostgreSQL on AWS.

Rails Software Engineer Digitaria video gallery 2013-2014

Recover and extend a Ruby on Rails website maintaining a gallery of videos, in various formats, uploaded to Amazon S3. Apply Test-Driven Development to preserve flexibility & resist bugs against frequent design changes. Add HTML5 features to user interface via jQuery; deployed on AWS.

Consulting Websites, testing & blogging 1996-present

► Ruby on Rails webmaster; a complete technician dispatch system with e-mail notifications & document uploads, for Team Uptime. ► Architect, from scratch, Python UWSGI servers to manage CMS content, for iPad e-learning, and report on examination questions, for 4th Down Software, with XML + MongoDB. ► Blogger for O'Reilly.

Django Software Engineer Cuker Interactive e-commerce 2009-2010

Introduce pure TDD, to write e-commerce connections to multiple payment gateways, shipping services, and QuickBooks. Maintain a CruiseControl.rb server to test all projects. Front end in jQuery, middleware in Django REST Framework, and back-end in PostgreSQL.

Rails Software Engineer Integralnet e-commerce 2007-2009

Trained a crew of 6 junior engineers to use Ruby on Rails, Ajax, & MySQL for e-commerce & in-house business views, using MacOSX. My innovative contributions to the TDD environment, assert{ 2.0 }, assert_xhtml, & assert_rjs_, are now released & used as Free Software.

C++ Test Engineer Akonix IM 2005-2006

Retrofit cross-platform unit tests for C++ servers that parse and filter various instant messaging protocols over TCP/IP.

C++ Test Engineer High Moon Studios video games 2004-2005

Integration test server for DarkWatch, using Ruby, Lua, Perl, & C++ to soak test Maya, Renderware, Havok, Xbox, & PS2.

C++ Software Engineer SYSTRAN Software translation 2002-2004

TDD & build scripts for advanced localization for desktop and online machine translation tools, using C++, Perl, VBA, & WTL. Invented the Logitech Internet Explorer translation toolbar.

Computer Scientist Omnigon AI 2000-2002

Pattern recognition, data mining, graph theory, bioinformatics, & complexity theory, using Linux & Python.

VB Software Engineer EnvSoft GIS 1998-1999

Data visualization, maps, and contour plots for a database of environmental quality samples taken at a customer's site. OO designs in Visual Basic, custom ActiveX controls with MFC & OLE, and SQL Server.

C++ Software Engineer Jon Goldman Assoc. semiconductor 1989-1997

Process management systems for the semiconductor industry, to provide Statistical Process Control. Complete project lifecycles with OO designs in C and VC++ with STL, ActiveX, ATL, ADO, & SQL Server on MS Windows.


Merb Mind Maps Uses TDD & GraphViz to draw a graph linking the most relevant posts in a blog.
Demonstrates Prim's Algorithm for Minimum Spanning Tree
assert{ 2.0 } An assertion that reflects everything when it fails, using Ruby's Ripper
CCrb Progress Charts Augments CruiseControl.rb with charts of your metrics over time
assert_latest Detects all sets of new records created by ActiveRecord
Beast acts_as_sphinx Demonstrates advanced Rails TDD to add the Sphinx search engine to a blog


Temple University Performance art, painting, design, & computer graphics.