Jonathan Vos Post

Hotlinked Software version of resume

SUMMARY:

* INTERNET and high-tech product development and technical marketing * COMPUTER software and systems for 30 years in over 30 languages * PROVEN track record of increased productivity at lower cost * MANAGEMENT expertise in Aerospace, Computers, Research, Marketing * DEGREED from Caltech, U.Mass./Amherst: Math, English, Computer Science * EXTRAORDINARY communications skills: 100+ technical publications * NATURAL leader and yet team player able to delegate and inspire staff * RESULTS-ORIENTED: effectively apply productive management techniques * HIGHLY energetic, disciplined, motivated, mobilized, competitive * CLIENTS include: Boeing, Burroughs, European Space Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Ford, General Motors, Hughes, JPL, Lear Astronics, NASA, Systems Development Corporation, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Venture Technologies, Yamaha

LANGUAGES:

* Programmed in 30 languages; managed programming in HTML, Java, XML/XSL, Linux, Netscape Application Server (Kiva), Oracle 8i * taught 12 languages at Graduate School level * 2 years of Ada on aerospace projects; publications in field * JOVIAL J-3 AND JOVIAL J-73 programming, audited $6,000,000 JOVIAL project for Titan 34-B/IUS (Boeing/TRW/USAF/NASA) * Initiated, obtained funding for, and supervised 3 contractors on research project to automatically translate Jovial into Ada * Other languages programmed/taught include: APL, Assembly Language, BASIC, CITRAN, COBOL, FORTRAN IV, FORTRAN 77, HAL, HTML, LISP, PL/1, Pop-2, SNOBOL, TRAC * Special expertise in state-of-the-art World Wide Web software for major Internet Service Provider; embedded software for avionics, spacecraft, radar, and communications systems

EMPLOYMENT:

CYPRESS COLLEGE, Cypress, CA Aug 2002-Present Professor of Astronomy (Adjunct); Science/Engineering/Math Division * Teach two lecture courses on modern Astronomy * Teach one Astronomy Laboratory course * Responsible for 100 students; homework, exams, research ZYDEO, INC., Beverly Hills and San Jose, CA June 2000-Present C.I.O. (Chief Information Officer), Member: Board of Directors, One of 5 Founding Directors, Board of Directors expanded subsequently * Playerless Streaming Media software and hardware technology corporation. * Wrote business plan, recruited Directors, handled Trademark applications * Salary: Not Applicable (Equity Ownership) StarTech Enterprise, Pasadena, CA December 1999-Present One of 3 equal founding partners * High-Tech Professional Consulting in Aerospace, Internet, and Biotech * Listed in Dun & Bradstreet * Salary: Not Applicable (33% Equity Ownership) Mec3D, Inc., Pasadena, London, Singapore Secretary/Treasurer/Member of the Board of Directors * Haptics Application firm: true 3-D (stereo) moving images that users can touch and feel * Salary: Not Applicable (10.8% Equity Ownership) BRAVE NEW WORLDS, INC., Pasadena, CA June-Nov 1999 Vice President of Software Engineering, Research & Development for E-Commerce Software/Service company Secretary of the Corporation; Member: Board of Directors * Now a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Linux * Acquired 1 Oct 2000 for $7,750,000 * Salary: Not Applicable (Equity ownership) * Most senior executive in fast-growing Linux-based E-commerce company, now changing the rules for e-business * Wrote Bylaws, revised Articles of Incorporation, Business Plan, and other key documents * Participated in design and debugging of state-of-the-art Symphero e-commerce software/service package * Contacted/Introduced over half a dozen qualified investors and VC (including J.P. Morgan) EARTHLINK, Pasadena, CA Sept 98-Mar 99 Manager of Documentation for major Internet Service Provider * Most senior manager for department creating/maintaining Portal web site with 1,000,000 paid subscribers including company's #1 product * Created system for Requirements Specifications for all HTML/Java coding * Created system for Performance Specifications against which Quality Assurance did all component and integration testing * Wrote Interface Specifications for major partners (Infoseek, Go2.com, Hotbot, Netscape...) * Wrote in-house Training Manual for 700 Technical Support/ Customer Service Department * Created long-range R&D and strategic planning documentation * Wrote market analyses for potential global expansion of core ISP business * Initiated "Writing for Technical Publication" course series * Liaison with Vice Presidents of Business Development, IT, QA, R&D LOCKHEED MARTIN SKUNK WORKS, Palmdale, CA Aug 97-Feb 98 Systems Engineer / Consultant through MIDCOM * Lead Author of Software Requirements Spec for advanced military aircraft; security/confidentiality precludes identifying program or giving details beyond general summary as follows * Generated, edited, internally published Displays and Controls capability supporting pilot interaction with Mission Computer/mission avionics system via MIL-STD-1553B multiplex bus interface * For multiple Heads Down Displays, generated and issued 399 individual requirements for Communications/Navigation capability and many more for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground weapons capability * For Smart Heads Up Displays, supported by Up Front Control Panel, generated and issued 83 individual requirements for Communications/Navigation capability and many more for Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground weapons capability * Systems Engineering work to solve problems as needed by large software,pilot, training teams * Documentation: analysis, implementation, quality assurance * Demonstrated complete set of skills in computer, software, research, and writing areas, applying considerable intellectual force to get to key issues with great speed and depth * Completed 12-month contract in 6 months; job responsibilities expanded based on performance; completed work originally assigned to other senior technical personnel MAGIC DRAGON MULTIMEDIA, Pasadena, CA Jan 95-present Executive Vice President / Director of Marketing * Partner responsible for Marketing, Sales, Administration * Co-webmaster for 190 megabyte commercial domain averaging 20,000 hits and 200 megabytes/day with hits from 130 countries to date; 1,000,000 hits in first year; 2,000,000 hits in first 16 months; 12,000,000 hits in first 36 months 4,900,000 hits in 2000 A.D. * Brought in roughly a dozen clients for web site creation PALO/HAKLAR & ASSOCIATES, Hollywood, CA 1994-Mar 95 Executive Vice President / Chief Information Officer * Director of Administration; oversee daily business documentation * Director of Strategic Planning, wrote Business Plan and Competitor Analysis * Oversee acquisition and creation of text/graphics for CD-ROM * Liaison to NASA, scientific and publishing communities * Promoted/revised CD-ROM "Voyage Through the Solar System" of JPL images/video * Executive Producer: "Interstellar: Voyage Beyond the Solar System" * Ambiguity in status resolved: Jonathan Vos Post won landmark case in California Supreme Court (unanimous 7-0 decision) COMPUTER FUTURES INC. and EMERALD CITY PUBLISHING 1979-Present President / Chief Executive Officer * International consulting in science, engineering, computers, software, semiconductor physics, biotech patents * Independent agent who connects High-Tech firms with Angels and Venture Capital * Publishing, editing, broadcasting (especially on computer and space program topics) * Publisher: "Space & Time" magazine * Science Editor: "Quantum" magazine * Broadcasts live on NBC-TV "Today Show", many other network TV and radio shows * Keynote addresses to National Conference of State Legislators, Washington State Legislature, many technical conferences/conventions * Presentations in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Scotland, USA * Co-editor with Arthur C. Clarke, co-author with Ray Bradbury, Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL, Space Systems Division, Downey, CA Nov 87-Jun 91 [Division now acquired by the Boeing Co.] Senior Management and Technical Staff, Software Engineering Department * Responsibilities included: winning government proposals, interdivisional and customer liaison, technical/management tiger teams, advanced software engineering, artificial intelligence, Space Shuttle, Space Station, manned Lunar/Planetary mission analysis, special marketing tasks for division President * Worked face-to-face with C.O.O. and Executive VP at Corporate Headquarters * Good Citizenship Award, 1991, from division President * Most published Rockwell author of the month, many months, every year * Lead author/editor, Engineering Team of the Month, May 1990 HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY, Fullerton, CA Mar 85-Oct 85 Independent Contractor * Through SDC, performed and documented system and simulation analysis of computer, radar, and communications subsystem of Advanced Automation System designs for Federal Aviation Administration (next-generation Air Traffic Control System) * Received #1 technical evaluation from FAA BOEING AEROSPACE COMPANY, Huntsville, AL Feb 85-Mar 85 Lead Engineer, Computer Systems Design * Space Station Common Module: developed and documented procedure for trade-off analysis of alternative configurations of multi-processor NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, Pasadena, CA Feb 85-Mar 85 Science/Aerospace Editor / Boeing Contractor * Edited "V-Gram", newsletter on NASA and USSR scientific observations of and missions to Venus; tasks for Magellan (formerly in Venus orbit) NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, Pasadena, CA Jun 84-Feb 85 Mission Planning Engineer, Voyager Uranus Interstellar Mission * Boeing contractor: generated policy documents (Mission Design Guidelines), reviewed policy compliance, identified and solved interdisciplinary problems * Totally successful flyby of Uranus (and my responsibility: moon Miranda) on 24 Jan 1986 * Award from NASA HQ; have received awards from 4 successive NASA Administrators NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY, Pasadena, CA July 83-Jun 84 Cognizant Engineer, Galileo Mission * Boeing contractor: performed and documented systems analysis and design for SCANOPS, a software system for simulating and verifying scan platform pointing for Galileo spacecraft now orbiting Jupiter * Also: interface specs, AACS, ground systems guidance and control BOEING AEROSPACE COMPANY, Kent Space Center, WA July 81-Jun 83 Specialist Engineer * Conducted and documented advanced research and long-range planning in Distributed Computing Systems, Software Quality Metrics, Databases, Spacecraft, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Technology Assessment BOEING AEROSPACE COMPANY, Kent Space Center, WA Jun 79-Jun 81 Senior Engineer, Computer Systems Design and Analysis * Conducted and documented software reviews and audits * Developed software management standards * developed self-study course in Software Engineering for over 1000 managers and engineers

EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA 1975-1977 Ph.D. (Doctoral Candidacy; All But Degree) Molecular Cybernetics * Wrote world's first doctoral dissertation on Nanotechnology UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA 1973-1975 M.S., Computers and Information Science (Artificial Intelligence) * Designed and coded parallel automated theorem prover (see formal methods) CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Pasadena, CA 1968-1973 B.S., Mathematics (Advanced Logic) B.S. English Literature

OFFICES/MEMBERSHIPS:

* Board of Director, FORECAST Foundation * Board of Directors, O.A.S.I.S. (L.A. Chapter, National Space Society) * Board of Directors, Euterpe Opera Company * Associate, World Space Foundation (Rob Staehle, President) * Planetary Society * more available upon request

SPACE PUBLICATIONS:

Jonathan Vos Post's Space Publications

COMPUTER/SOFTWARE PUBLICATIONS:

list available upon request

REFERENCES/SALARY HISTORY:

list available upon request

CLEARANCE:

held Secret clearance through 1991; never denied clearance

COMPLETE RESUME:

technical details of job assignments available upon request +--------------------------------------+--------------------------+ | Jonathan Vos Post | Magic Dragon Multimedia | | Executive VP / C.I.O. / Co-WebMaster | Over 15,000,000 hits | | http://www.magicdragon.com | in 1st 48 months | +--------------------------------------+--------------------------+

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