Searing Solutions

Developing the future!


Michael Charles Snook

Junior/Entry Level Software Developer

(214) 205-7491
1226 Edgewood Lane
Allen, TX 75013

4.0 grade point average over 14 most recent college level software development classes attempted including Visual Basic.NET, C#, T-SQL, ASP.NET Java and HTML/XHTML.

HTML and CSS coding using Notepad, NOT drag-and-drop using a WYSIWYG editor.

Tableless page layout using CSS

Existing DoD Secret Clearance


Languages:HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, VB.NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, XML, DTD, XSLT, C/C++, C#, PHP, Java
MS SQL Server (T-SQL),  MySQL,  Access
Operating Systems:Windows: 95/98/NT/XP/Vista/7, Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu),  DOS

Visual Studio 2010 w/ReSharper,  Netbeans,  XMLSpy, Visible Analyst, Expression Web, Dreamweaver,  Photoshop CS6,  MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint), Joomla!
Object Oriented Design (OOD), UML, SDLC, Agile Software Development, W3C validation



Collin County Community College - Plano, TX
Major: Database Programmer - Software Developer   magna cum laude

University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, TX
Bachelor of Science Degree, Major:  Management Information Systems (MIS)


Designed and implemented a Halloween costumes web store application. Users can view images, descriptions and purchase Halloween costumes offered by the store.  Data is stored in multiple tables of an Access database.

Designed and implemented a customer relation management (CRM) web application to manage customer satisfaction surveys, customer incidents, maintain customers' data, product data, and technicians' data.  (Final project earned an 'A' grade)

Database (Microsoft T-SQL)
Designed and implemented a relational database for a college student-registration system. Used Visible Analyst to model the database and create an Entity Relationship diagram.  Used SQL to create related tables, constraints, and manipulate data in the DBMS.  Database normalized to third normal form (3NF).  (Final project earned  an 'A' grade)

Visual Basic.NET
Conceived, designed and implemented a Visual Basic desktop Winform application to migrate a family owned auto repair center from a paper to a paperless system.  Application allows users (employees) to create a 'ticket' for each customer and provides an accurate itemized bill of charges (parts and labor) for all work performed on a customer's car.  Data is stored in multiple related tables of an Access database (tables normalized to third normal form - 3NF) .  (Team project earned an 'A' grade.)

Used Java and the NetBeans IDE to complete weekly classroom assignments involving classes and objects, string objects, arrays, input validation, exception handling, linked lists, stacks, queues, inheritance, polymorphism, abstract classes and interfaces.

Developed more than 25 hand coded web pages using a text editor.

Worked with styles (CSS), text, images, links, divs, layers, positioning, behaviors, tables, forms, lists,  dynamic data, animation, and color techniques in Website projects.



Raytheon, Inc.  Sr. Electro-Optics Technician
2008 - 2010

Test and troubleshoot Electro-Optics systems (Advanced Targeting FLIR used on F/A 18 Super Hornet) and sub-systems in a fast paced production environment

Document detailed information through manual reports and computer inputs.

Maintain configuration and data management in accordance with program requirements

Interpret various engineering and scientific drawings, manuals, schematics and other related documentation

On short notice (2 days), designed and implemented an Access database used to track an inventory of spare parts owned by the US Government for use on UAVs (Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, etc.

Conceived, designed and implemented an Access database used to track scrap components owned by the US Government.  Database resulted in significant time/cost savings by replacing a paper system with paperless.

DRS Technologies, Inc.  Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician
2006 – 2007

Test and characterize advanced infrared focal plane arrays used in military infrared imaging, targeting and detecting systems.

Wrote ad hoc software in VB.NET and VBA for the purpose of testing engineering focal plane arrays with discrete test equipment over an IEEE-488 bus interface.

Wrote ad hoc software in VB.NET to process large text based data files from test equipment.

Accent Optical Technologies, Inc.  Field Service Engineer
2004 – 2006

Provide expert on-site field service to Accent customers.  Resolve trouble calls.

Perform repairs, upgrades and preventative maintenance of precision laser based metrology tools used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Maintained tool uptime in excess of 98%.  Accurately complete all paperwork and reports.  On call 24/7.

Honeywell, Inc.  Sr. Process Engineering Technician
1997 – 2004

Perform all aspects of preventative/corrective maintenance of Emcore MOCVD reactor used for manufacturing VCSEL LASERS using thin film semiconductor technology.

Maintain spare parts inventory to balance inventory costs against up time.

Maintained tool uptime in excess of 98%.  Accurately complete all paperwork and reports.  On call 24/7.

Conceived, designed and implemented an Access database used to track raw materials and inventory used in the manufacturing process.  Database proved to be an indispensible tool for providing accurate process data to engineering personnel.

Texas Instruments, Inc.  Defense Systems Electronics Group (DSEG)
1980 – 1997

Electrical Engineering Technician and Semiconductor Process Engineering Technician

Maintain, modify, troubleshoot to component level, and repair ISAR airborne RADAR systems

Build and maintain factory test equipment, engineering prototypes, test fixtures, wire harnesses, RF cableing.

Read, write, maintain and follow test procedures.

Conceived, designed and implemented a database to maintain an inventory of piece parts and components.

Conceived, designed and implemented an Access database to track material used in semiconductor manufacturing.  System resulted in saving at least 40 man-hours per month.

Conceived, designed and implemented an Access database for the purpose of tracking individual employee labor charges.