Richard Bucker LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardbucker Summary
As a technology survivalist - My career path has taken me through the implementation of many different system layers; including firmware, TSRs, device drivers, Operating Systems, desktop apps, webapps, daemons, database, sysadmin, disaster recovery, and various other systems and services; giving my full stack awareness. While I have excelled as a programmer architect I always focus on the pragmatic as well as the business and customer side effects. In 2021 I started focusing on Chickens instead of Cattle; reflecting on both hardware and software. Nearly two years later the chickens are clearly a better solution in many ways.
I have worked on, or for, many brand name projects - SurePay, Klarna/Kreditor, BigB, PayDay loans, Nutrio, Snap Gear, Universal Command Center, Documentum, DocumentMall, BillPay, WildCard, ValueLink, Hospitality Plus, OS/2, Workplace OS, AIX, Artic CoProcessor, IBM single board computers for MSD, Transec Systems, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, FSA/HSA, medical eligibility, Shell Oil, BlockBuster, RBSLynk, Global, First Data Resources, Commonwealth, and others.
In addition to being a skilled programmer, system architect and devops guru I have also managed teams - Project management, scheduling, estimation and resource allocation, team building, delegation, interview new hires, performance reviews, training and VC presentations, status reports, and dreadful layoffs.
Deliverables have been shrink wrapped and service oriented in various vertical markets - hardware manufacturing, health care and software generated meal planning, hospitality, maintenance, inventory, VOIP and VOIP arbitrage, prepaid & giftcard issuing and other specialty systems, document management, bill pay, centralized network hardware management, full stack POS including acquirer gateway, due diligence, source code audit and PCI-DSS audit. Recent projects into VOIP-CRM integration with a custom softphone and VPN solution; enterprise scale financial reporting system and dashboard; ETL and inventory and manufacturing audit.
Employers (1995 - current)
One Off Code LLC / Problem Finder Netcentrix - System Architect / Programmer Ultimate Software - Programmer One Off Code LLC - System Architect / Programmer, Owner Florida Freelance IT - System Architect / Programmer, Owner Insight Cards - Director of Platform Development MetaVentures - System Architect / Programmer eDiets - Senior Programmer III Secure Computing - Senior Programmer Ricoh Corporation - Engineering Manager / Programmer Premier Global - Senior Programmer WildCard Systems Software - Development Manager / Programmer First Data Corporation - Team Lead
Misc Contract Programmer, Full-time & Part-time
Florida Atlantic University; Boca Raton, Florida Bachelor of Computer Science; College of Engineering, 1991;
NaBanco President's award 1994 SleepyCat innovation award acknowledgment (2003, 2005) Ultimate Software Recognized for contribution (2014)
Programming languages and tools
My contributions to the payments industry