Jessica Claire
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Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Java, C++, C#, Perl, XML, JSON, SOAP, Rhapsody, UML, SQL, PVCS, ClearCase/ClearQuest, Subversion, Git, PurifyPlus, DOORS, Eclipse, NetBeans, Visual Studio, Unix, OpenGL, WireShark, VMWare, VirtualBox, JIRA, Jenkins
Senior Principle Engineer, 01/1991 to 01/2015
Willis Towers WatsonSan Jose, CA,
  • Worked with teams and led projects that involved the development of systems and products for highly sensitive private industry and government customers.
  • In addition to software development, performed trade studies, authored product documentation, provided guidance for proposals, conducted product demonstrations (e.g., trade shows), and presented program status to customers.
  • Projects Highlights and Expertise Enterprise Search: Scrum leader for Ingest Team; project provided a data access layer architecture that enabled search and discovery of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency data.
  • Skills used included Eclipse, Java, Javascript, Weblogic, Oracle Service Bus, SQL, JIRA, Confluence, Git, Jenkins.
  • Cyber and Intelligence Solutions: Performed software system development, integration and maintenance for a specialized mission area in the mobile domain.
  • Development included implementing data streaming, storage, and security services.
  • Also served as Configuration Management Lead and provided input for proposals.
  • Skills used included Eclipse, C++, Java, Scripting, Subversion, Redmine.
  • Cloud Services: Created an application that utilized cloud services with an integrated team of government and industry engineers and developers.
  • Researched cloud service APIs.
  • Worked with team and stakeholders to document requirements.
  • Designed and wrote software to create the cloud service module and led integration and testing with other modules.
  • Co-authored documentation including the Concept of Operations, Deployment Guide, and Quick Start Guide.
  • Skills used included C++, C#, Java, XML, JSON, HTTP/REST, WinInet, Curl, OpenSSL, Subversion, VMWare.
  • Signal Intelligence: Served as Software Engineering IPT Lead on a program that integrated software tools into a single system to fulfill a critical mission in the mobile domain.
  • Authored Network Installation Guide, Software Development Plan, Command and Control Design and Interface Design Description.
  • Implemented and unit tested software changes in the Command and Control component.
  • Assisted in integration tests and in conducting the Test Readiness Review and Acceptance Test for customer approval.
  • Skills used included C#, SQL, Subversion, Team Foundation Server, DOORS.
  • Cellular Exploitation: Research and development project to build a mobile phone exploitation detection toolkit for use on Android Smartphones.
  • The project was divided into several tasks to monitor and provide feedback within different areas of the Android Architecture.
  • Wrote software for the Application Layer System Monitor.
  • Provided formal weekly status and created a project summary presentation.
  • Common Display System (CDS): Provided software/system engineering support on various tasks; analyzed CDS interfaces to investigate a lock up issue, made code enhancements to backup and restore capability, supported demonstrations, monitored subcontractor testing to ensure requirements were met, wrote and tested audit decryption tool, resolved audio recording issue, and assisted in production issues.
  • Skills used included LynuxWorks LynxSecure, Scripting, C++, Coverity.
  • Weapon Control System: Led a team of five developers to peer review several Ada software packages inherited from the previous program integrator.
  • Combined comments and defects found by reviewers, held group reviews, uploaded results to the SharePoint site and presented findings to management.
  • Leading Change and Organizational Renewal: Developed guidance for software related processes as part of an internal company initiative focused on improving tailoring guidance in the company's Common Process Framework.
  • Provided status in weekly teleconferences.
  • Common Network Interface (CNI): Lead developer for the Passive Link 16 Gateway component of CNI which was a system for gathering and processing communications from multiple sources.
  • Responsible for implementing software requirements and unit testing the component.
  • Also provided support for CNI System demonstrations.
  • Skills included C++, Java, Linux, Rhapsody, ClearCase, DOORS, PurifyPlus.
  • Open Integrated Architecture Behavior Model: Co-lead development of C++ byte swapping software for integrating Aegis Command and Decision software.
  • The resultant system could communicate with internal and external interfaces regardless of the platform type (e.g., Unix, Intel).
  • Also wrote software that performed unit and integration testing of hundreds of messages.
  • Common Link Integration Processing (CLIP): Served as liaison for the CLIP Program by providing on-site support at the Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) Joint Program Office (JPO) in Arlington, VA for the Northrop Grumman San Diego, CA based team.
  • Conducted a trade study to explore options for CLIP to provide Link message processing to the JPO track manager.
  • Also supported CLIP development through efforts such as Rhapsody model validation and source code peer review.
  • Area Air Defense Capability (AADC): System for planning and execution of air defense operations in a joint integrated air and missile defense environment: Proposal: Provided proposal inputs including graphics; authored several sections of the proposal.
  • Phase I: Led the conceptual design of the System Architecture; used the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) to create architecture view products.
  • Performed trade studies in the areas of Information Management and Tactical Operations.
  • Engineering Development Model Phase: Led the System Control and Infrastructure Integrated Product Team.
  • Also led the System Architecture WorClaire Group and served as principal author of the System Subsystem Design Description.
  • Used MS Office, Iconix and GDPro UML products.
  • Transition Phase: Led work efforts for the display component (3D Geographical Display and Operator User Interface) of the AADC Prototype hosted on a SGI IRIX platform.
  • Documented the design and potential product improvements.
  • Link 16: Worked with a team of developers to add a Link 16 capability to the AADC system.
  • Implemented changes to the display software using C++ and coordinated changes with other areas.
  • Customer Research and Development: Led efforts to create Java web services to allow AADC operators to remotely generate air defense plans and run war games.
  • Performed extensive testing of over 2200 plans, created testing scripts, and wrote unit testing document.
  • Exercise Support: Provided system administrative and technical support to AADC Navy Reserve personnel on board the USS Mt.
  • Whitney during the CJTFEX 04-2 exercise.
  • Plan Client: Led development of a Plan Client (using Java/NetBeans) to allow AADC operators to generate military tactical plans.
  • Migrated code from Silicon Graphics IRIX to MS Windows and wrote new code for user interface displays; used Satellite Toolkit (STK) for geographical interface.
  • Extending the Littoral Battlespace: Led software development, integration and testing efforts to demonstrate a joint infrastructure tying together the soldier in the field with the Joint Force Commander and Naval forces afloat.
  • Wrote software for tactical scene development and data interfacing.
  • Work was performed on UNIX (Solaris) and Windows NT using C++ and OpenGL.
  • Performed extensive testing of developed system components and integration testing with legacy and other external components.
  • During the Major System Demonstration, provided technical support on board the USS Coronado in the Enhanced Combat Operations Center, Joint Operations Center, and JTF C2 Center.
  • Small Unit Operations Situation Awareness System: Led System Architecture efforts to design a mobile wearable system to provide timely decision-maClaire to the individual warfighter and unit and battalion commanders.
  • Performed trade studies in the areas of Database Systems, Information Presentation, Situation Assessment, and Agent Systems to document the system concept that maximized situation awareness while minimizing demands on the warfighter and equipment.
  • Principal author of the Preliminary System Specification.
Software Engineer, 01/1988 to 01/1991
AT&T Bell LaboratoriesCity, STATE,
  • Worked with a team of developers to maintain and upgrade existing software modules for the AT&T Number 4 ESS Long Distance Telephone Switch.
  • Utilized UNIX and TSS Operations Systems and used EPL and C programming languages.
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  • Led development and testing efforts to create a tactical scene based on a ship's ELINT, radar, sonar, and electro-optic imaging systems to support situation assessment and tactical planning.
  • Worked with a team to define the decision support system and wrote software to create information management and exploration features.
  • Implemented on UNIX (Solaris) Operating System using C++ and OpenGL.
  • Ship Systems Automation: Led development to create and integrate technology to maximize Naval warfighter effectiveness in handling increasing volumes of data, growing mission complexity, and reduced manning.
  • Designed and developed automation features and advanced computer interfaces using 2D and 3D visualization; prototypes created included a Tactical Scene, Environmental Maps, Active Sonar Data, and an Object Decomposition tool to examine large information spaces.
  • Skills included UNIX (Solaris, IRIX), C++ and OpenGL.
  • Work efforts culminated in the demonstration of an automated Combat Information Center using a simulated Persian Gulf Scenario at an AEGIS Test Center.
  • Acoustic Warfare Advanced Technology Demonstration: Contributed to the development of a decision support system within the warfighting discipline of Low Frequency Active Acoustics to aid the Antisubmarine Warfare commander in allocating and coordinating resources.
  • Served as task leader and as point-of-contact for customer problems, software enhancements, and delivery of software and documentation of capabilities.
  • Worked with a small team to install components of the system onboard the USS La Jolla for at-sea testing.
  • Implemented on UNIX (Solaris) Operating Systems using C++ and C and InterViews (X-based) and XVT (Motif-based) graphics packages.
M.S: Computer Science, Expected in
Illinois Institute of Technology - ,
Computer Science
B.S: Computer Science, Expected in
Jackson State University - ,
Computer Science
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  • Security Clearance: Top Secret SCI with Full-Scope Poly

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School Attended

  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Jackson State University

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  • Senior Principle Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Tactical Scene Operator Associate


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