Senior Software Engineer / Computer Programmer – I found one!

Since my first days working in tech companies, there has been a shortage of great computer programmers in the U.S.  Even more so here in the Silicon Slopes of Utah.  So, the hundreds of technology companies here are on the hunt for senior programming help in every tech fishing hole.  New entrepreneur startups and investors say that a great software engineer is the hardest person to find for the A-Team.

Finding one is like catching that 10 pound large mouth bass was in Texas. You cast your Tiny Torpedo top water lure precisely from the boat in that shaded area underneath an overhanging branch. Pow! The fight is on to land that fish.

Well, here’s an early tip on another rare find. This guy is legit and just became available!

Richard K. Farley

Orem, Utah   84057  <>  (801) 225-4897   <>  Cell: (801) 319-2469  <>


Senior Software Engineer.                                                                          


  • Over ten years of progressively responsible software engineering and programming experience
  • Skilled in all aspects of programming including software architecture, design, coding and debugging
  • Excellent human relations, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work directly with customers through all aspects of development, defining requirements, on-site training, installation and support.
  • Accurate, persistent and attentive to detail
  • Skilled in interpreting technical information and explaining it in non-technical language
  • I thrive on cutting-edge development and enjoy complex problem solving, research & development, product architecture, education and training, and technology vision.


Java                             Software Architecture               Database/Sybase

SQL                             PERL                                       XML

HTML                         HTTP                                       C                                                                                                                                                               C++                             Assembly                                 Firmware development

SASS                           Device Drivers                          Relational Database Design


Senior Software Engineer

  • Managed teams of engineers through development of multiple specifications, coding and delivery of custom software interfaces.
  • Trained new software engineers in database design, Sybase tools and software engineering best practices.
  • Delivered custom software to multiple customer sites, including on-site coding, testing, training and support.
  • Coordinated the efforts of multiple internal groups to facilitate the duplication and isolation of software/hardware defects through conference calls, meetings and training.

Software Engineer

  • Wrote custom software interfaces to coordinate transfer of publishing oriented data from third party applications to a customer Sybase database
  • Debugged source code and resolved software defects reported by customers in Novell core OS
  • Maintained and debugged custom software interfaces for multiple customer sites.
  • Developed a suite of software debugging tools that reduced overall problem resolution time.
  • Trained other engineers in debugging tools and development techniques which resulted in 25% fewer software defects and decreased development time by 20%.
  • Developed and maintained software for a networking communications package designed around the Open System Interconnect (OSI) seven layer architecture
  • Increased the throughput of communication from hand held devices to PC by 400%.
  • Designed software drivers for mobile device communications.
  • Developed a multi-threaded operating system shell designed to emulate Intel iRMX for imbedded systems that would run on DOS. (Assembly, Firmware development )
  • Awarded Engineering Star award two years in a row for design of the suite of debugging tools and completing projects over and above regular objectives.


  • Imbedded systems microprocessor development using Intel 8086, Intel 8048 and Intel 8051 assembly language.
  • Interfaced with the Intel iRMX operating system nucleus and use of the Intel Series IV and I2ICE.
  • Hardware/Firmware development on various subsystems in commercial airlines and military applications.
  • Designed an access and retrieval system for a database containing electronic parts for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering design use.


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NOVELL, Inc.   Provo, Utah

            Software Engineer III

            Software Engineer IV

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   ITRON, Inc.  Spokane, Washington

            Software Engineer

BOEING AEROSPACE Co., Seattle, Washington



B.S. Computer Science              University of Utah

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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