Michael Kropp




Objective A challenging position utilizing my background in software design and development for Microsoft Windows platforms.  Leadership of a team is welcome.
Platforms and Environments Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 and 2000 using Visual C++ 6.0.  IIS 5.0, DirectShow, ActiveX, and more.  Limited experience with Macintosh OS and Metrowerks CodeWarrior.
Strengths Solid development skills resulting in reliable code.  Strong debugging skills.  Able to work independently and as part of a team.  Strong work ethic.  Have been telecommuting 100% of the time for the last seven years.  Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
1999–Present  Image Software, Inc   Peterborough, NH

Director of Software Engineering/Chief Architect

  • Responsible for overseeing direction and consistency of a digital imaging code base for both the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh OS platforms.

  • Responsible for supporting sales organization by analyzing customer needs and proposing solutions in both local and distributed environments.

  • Continue to lead and contribute to projects as a development engineer.

  • Serve as technical liaison between customers and developers.

1994–1999 Image Software, Inc Peterborough, NH

Senior Software Engineer

  • Served as project lead and contributor on a variety of digital imaging products for the consumer marketplace.  Customers include Olympus, Agfa, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi, Konica, Philips, Apple, Minolta, PhotoWorks, and more.  Projects have included photo editors, viewers, catalogers, TWAIN data sources and more.

1992–1994 Computervision, Inc.  Bedford, MA

Senior Software Engineer

  • Worked as part of the development team for DesignView for Windows.

  • Ported DesignView to Windows NT.

  • Added extensions to DesignView for Windows for Pen Computing platforms.

1979–1992 Wang Laboratories, Inc. Lowell, MA

Software Engineering Specialist

  • Worked as part of the team working on Wang’s digital imaging product that later became part of Microsoft Windows.

  • Led a small team of developers in the development of a PC vector graphics application.

  • Developed a device independent plotting system for Wang’s minicomputer graphics software

  • Served in various project lead and team member roles for Wang’s minicomputer operating system.

1977–1979 Norwich-Eaton Pharmaceuticals Norwich, NY

Software Engineer

  • Served as system administrator for the minicomputer system that served the company’s R&D laboratories.

  • Wrote software for data collection in the laboratories.

  • Wrote a cross-assembler to support the development of in-house embedded systems which integrated various laboratory devices and an HP-3000 minicomputer.

  • Taught BASIC programming to scientists to assist in their research efforts.

1972–1976 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
  • B.S., Biology with minors in Computer Science and Chemistry

  • Graduated Cum Laude.

Interests Gardening, cooking, cats, home theater, home automation, music, computers

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