Resume of Fred K. Barrett

Fred K. Barrett

Software Design and Implementation Consulting
in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

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A "full stack" senior engineer with extensive experience in software architecture and design, including:

Professional Experience
Welltok Engagement Services (formerly Silverlink Communications), Burlington, MA. Principal software architect. May 2008 to date.
Developed several key parts of Silverlink's ACUMEN platform, which manages communications for the health care industry; it automates integrated campaigns that can include voice calls, web sites, and interfaces to SMS, e-mail and postal mail services.
Putnam Investments, Boston, MA. Consultant, May 2005 to date.
Lead engineer for Putnam's in-house risk calculation engine. The system performs factor-based risk calculations for equities, bonds and derivatives.
TripAdvisor, Inc., Needham, MA. Senior Software Engineer, June 2004 to May 2005. is one of the most-visited travel sites on the web. I was part of a small team of engineers responsible for the software that ran this complex site in its early days. I was one of two engineers who implemented its first photo-upload capability. The backend was written in Java, and is backed by lots of open source: Linux, Tomcat/Apache and Postgres.
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA. Contractor, March 2001 to June 2004.
Designed and implemented software for Fidelity's Image Management system. The system currently stores over 170 million images and web pages. My many projects included:
Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Boston, MA. Software Engineer, March 2001 to May 2002.
Developed software for PING, an early system for storing personal medical records (mostly evening and weekend work). The system was written in Java, runs on Linux, and has a custom secure XML database. Projects included:
Mesa Systems International, Inc., West Warwick, RI. Consultant, various times from 1991 to January 2001.
Mesa produced Mesa/Vista, a high-end intranet portal for project management.
Northern Light Technology, Inc., Cambridge, MA. Consultant, 1998 to July 2000.
Performed various database-related tasks for this Internet search startup, including:
KeyCommerce, Inc., Nashua, NH. Consultant, 1998 and 1999.
KeyCommerce provides e-commerce systems integration and custom development.
LitleNet LLC (later OrderTrust), Lowell MA. Consultant, May 1996 to October 1997.
OrderTrust provided back-end e-commerce services, including order management and credit-card processing.
Keystone Investments, Inc. (now part of Evergreen Investments), Boston MA. Consultant, February 1994 to September 1999.
Before 1994, I worked for many other companies, including Atex, Cadre Technologies, and Higher Order Software. Contact me for details.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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