12 Fitchdale Avenue
Bedford MA 01730-1606
Phone: 781.275.9078
Email: evan@deardorff.com


Goal-oriented Professional Engineer with 25 years of profit making performance in product development. Outstanding skills in project leadership and in hardware, software, network, and systems solutions. Recognized for meeting dynamic project objectives over product life cycle.


SUN MICROSYSTEMS, Burlington, MA 2000-2004 --- Customer Training Instructor
Highest student satisfaction rating for labs in the following classes:
Intermediate/Advanced System Administration for Solaris 9 Operating System
Network Administration for the Solaris 9 Operating System
UNIX Essentials Featuring the Solaris 9 Operating System
Perl Programming with CGI, Shell Scripting, and Java Programming
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, Andover, MA 1998-2000 --- Information Systems Engineer
Saved time and money by replacing paper documents with electronic documents stored in a large UNIX file system. Documents were indexed in an Oracle database, fetched with CGI scripts using SQL and Perl DBI, and delivered via an Apache web server running on HP-UX.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, Andover, MA 1981-1997 --- Software Design Engineer
Product Development
Developed medical products which delivered real time patient monitoring data to central station nursing staff. Real time embedded multi-tasking software was written in C language and assembler language, and cross compiled on HP-UX computers. Hardware platform was based on the MC68000 family of microprocessors. Debugging was done with HP Logic Analyzers. Product and processes met FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices, and ISO 9001. Designed reliable networking protocols for LAN and for wireless telemetry.
Project Leadership
Improved productivity of ten person team by implementing Build Control using the Revision Control System (RCS) and shell scripts. Used rapid prototyping to demonstrate feasibility of Patient Alarm Notification System to deliver patient alarms directly to physicians via pagers. Initiated software design and code reviews to speed projects and reduce defect rates. As part of HP Corporate Engineering, led company wide effort to improve real time software specification and design, to reduce software schedule slip rate to zero, and to use Software Metrics to aid the management of software projects.
Problem Solving
Quickly solved baffling product failures: 1)Why does the product fail after exactly 24 minutes, 2) Why does the worldwide product fail only in California, 3)Why does the product fail after exactly 30 days?
ARTHUR D. LITTLE, INC., Cambridge, MA 1979-1981 --- Senior Staff Member
Designed and implemented embedded real time software for the West Bend Triple Timer.
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY 1966-1979 --- Development Engineer
Project Leader for the HP 5326A/B/C Universal Counter/Timer/Digital Volt Meter.
BARTOL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, Swarthmore, PA 1963-1965 --- Cosmic Ray Physicist
Installed and operated cosmic ray monitoring equipment at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.


Professional Engineer, Electronics, Registered in Massachusetts
Sun Certified Network Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)


Programming Languages
Java, Perl, C, Fortran, Pascal, Assembler, Bourne Shell, Korn Shell, HTML, bash, make, awk, CGI.pm
Sun Sparc 5, Ultra 5, Ultra 10; HP 2000 series; Motorola MC68000 series microprocessors
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Revision Control System (RCS), Source Code Control System (SCCS), Merant PVCS, Apache Web Server
Operating Systems
Sun Solaris, HP-UX, RTOS, DOS, JEDOS, UNIX, Linux, Windows 9X,NT,XP
TCP/IP, DNS/BIND, HTTP, Ethernet, DHCP, NTP, RDISC, RIP, telnet, ftp, ssh



BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA 1993 --- MS in Software Engineering (MSSE)
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA 1966--- MS in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE, Swarthmore, PA 1963 --- BS in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)