Resume of Fred K. Barrett

Fred K. Barrett

Software Design and Implementation

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

Professional Experience
DataXu, Inc. Boston, MA. Principal software engineer. October 2017 to May 2019. Senior developer in DataXu's CMS group, which maintains the central metadata database and API, and drives bidding on advertising for the web (and now for television). CMS is in a multi-year process of moving to a new object model, which requires many changes to the database schema and the deployment of new APIs. Key projects included:
Welltok Campaign Services (formerly Silverlink Communications), Burlington, MA. Principal software architect. May 2008 to September 2017.
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 May 2008.
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:
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:
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.

Before 2000, I worked for many other companies, including Keystone Investments, Atex, Cadre Technologies, and Higher Order Software. Contact me for details.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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