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14830 107th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Home 425-488-0634    Cell 206-491-7956 bkhull@gmail.com

Bradford Hull


15+ years experience in leading Software Dev Life Cycle process improvements.

6+ years experience with Ruby On Rails and other advanced life cycle tools

Instituted Continuous Integration and Testing in 8 projects for 6 companies

Moved groups into Test/Behavior/Acceptance Driven and Agile development

20+ years experience in version control (Git, Subversion, Perforce, CVS)

Build engineering in multi-tiered, heterogeneous service environments  

Behavior Driven/Test Driven Development in Ruby On Rails & related frameworks used to create

Tools so that these transformations decrease overhead and increase agility, productivity and manageability of development, with easy adoption

I have led groups up to 5 people, and worked solo, as needed.

Technical Skills: Operating Systems:  Linux, Solaris, HPUx, Windows XP & 7

Programming: Ruby/Jruby/Ruby On Rails, Clojure, Python, PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, Apache, Perl

Tools: Jenkins(Hudson), Maven, Ant, Subversion, Git, CVS, Perforce, SD, SNMP, LDAP,  MySQL,  MongoDB, Oracle, SQL

SDLC: Scrum, BDD/TDD, Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing

Professional Experience:

The Walt Disney Company,  Seattle, WA                                               4/2012 - present

Sr Build Engineer (Contract)

Support dev groups in use of build tools: Maven, Perforce, Git/GitHub Enterprise, Jenkins, Archiva, Nexus, FishEye, Crucible, QuickBuild

Get dev groups through migration process from older to preferred technologies (Perforce to Git, QuickBuild to Jenkins, Archiva to Nexus)

Automate aspects of this support for efficiency and reliability, mostly in Ruby

Lead group of 3, mentor and help them develop into support role

Regence Blue Shield,  Seattle, WA                                                  10/2010 – 12/2011

Sr Release Engineer (Contract)

Institute Continuous Integration in large Java/Glassfish based project, using Hudson/Jenkins

Automated many aspects of development, monitoring  and deployment cycles

Devised a way to use Git for version control of Edifecs, a system designed without allowances for any kind of version control

Created various reporting and analysis programs to help track the state of the test environments, in order to make sure when tests could be productively run

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