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Employment History

2/2006 – Present Owner, Zeitgeist Information Systems (software development and IT consulting company), Berkeley, CA

Provide infrastructure, software development and analysis/research services to a variety of clients, including:

  • For XEODesign, Oakland, CA: Architect/Developer of Rails-based web-scale Amazon EC2/S3 Linux-based virtualized system and Objective-C support frameworks for iPhone gaming back-end support system

  • For 4Profit, LLC SF/NYC: Architect/Developer of custom Rails-based high-end business profitability analysis web service (www.prof-fit.com),

  • For NELA Partners, San Francisco, CA: Architect/Developer of the social networking application Never Eat Lunch Alone - a “web 2.0” application written in RIFE (a full-stack Java application framework) + AJAX technology that uses advanced location-based services to allow users to create and syndicate social/business events from browsers and mobile devices

  • For Markinekt, Los Angeles/NYC: Designed specialized VPN network for distributed recruiter network based on customized embedded firewalls supporting VoIP, fire sharing and email.

  • Contract developer of various iPhone applications and frameworks for business, productivity & gaming

  • For Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson/DFJ Gotham Ventures, Palo Alto/NYC: provided due diligence analysis on a variety of potential portfolio companies

9/2004 to 2/2006 Senior Technologist, Corporate Technology Office, Bear Stearns & Co., New York

  • Senior technologist, responsible for creating, syndicating and implementing a business-centric model for support of traders and back-office clearing operations that reduced overall support costs by 50% over the stand-alone support groups previously run by the business units themselves

  • Used parallel/grid computing experience to aid in the development of C/Java based scalable virtualized computing platforms for real-time program trading that enabled hundreds of analytic and trade processing nodes to be created/destroyed on the fly to meet peak trading demands

  • Conceived/designed NTP-based high-precision trading platform to implement time-based (sub-millisecond) trading arbitrage

  • Designed new SAN storage products, which reduced Equities Program Trading Group’s storage costs to 1/10 of previous costs, saving over $10MM in storage costs per year

  • Designed/implemented Java/Shell based systems performance and trending tools to enable the firm to assess current system utilization and future needs

1/2001 to 9/2004 Principal Technologist, DropZone Networks, New York

Developed new form of wireless access point that is solar charged and battery operated for outdoor wireless network deployments. The technology allows wireless operators, communications companies and enterprises to quickly and inexpensively deploys wireless networks (802.11a/b/g, microwave, 3G, WiMAX, etc.) and includes specialized technologies that allow applications to be run on the network fabric/infrastructure itself making network applications more flexible and reducing back-end infrastructure requirements.

DropZone Networks was the 2004 DEMOMobile featured wireless startup & in the Red Herring “Top100 Startups”

12/99 to 11/2000 Principal Technologist, TradingNews/M4logic, Inc., New York

Designed and implemented the infrastructure and team to implement and deploy an advanced technical analysis service to be use by individual investors and institutional professional traders. Designed a Linux-based Beowulf supercomputer using C & MPI parallel cluster to perform advanced technical analysis of stocks and other financial instruments.

David HM Spector

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