I am a technology strategist, innovator, and mentor who loves to solve complex technical challenges and lead organizations and teams in creating efficient, high quality, easy to use and maintain technology-based solutions. I am an experienced leader, team builder, and motivator who combines the technical expertise of a software architect with the business and management acumen of a C-level executive.
I optimize return on investment by recommending short and long term technology strategies and leading their implementation in teams and companies of all sizes, specializing in streamlining software development teams and processes while improving their productivity. Although focused on leadership I maintain proficiency in almost 20 programming languages and numerous software platforms and technologies.
Transformation of business challenges into reliable and scalable solutions
Innovative creator of technology-based strategies and solutions that provide optimal value for an organization and its customers
Visionary and inspirational IT leadership
Enthusiastic driver of organizational, team and personal evolution through team building, empowerment, and mentoring to create a culture of success and achievement
Exceptional results exceeding expectations
Committed goal and result-oriented pioneer of cutting edge techniques and technologies to enhance operational efficiency, reliability and profitability while reducing associated risk
Skilled speaker and writer with international and multi-cultural experience in business development, proposal writing, product briefing, public speaking, training, and authoring technical manuals
Far reaching technical expertise
Knowledgeable leader and builder of technical solutions for Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Mobile, Web, Desktop and Virtual environments, hosted on Windows, iOS, Android, Linux and OS X platforms
AJAX, Automated Testing, Autoscaling, Containers, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Dependency Injection, DevOps, DevSecOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Inversion of Control (IoC), Mocking, Multi-Threading, Responsive Design, Serverless Architecture, UML, Unit Testing, User Experience (UX), Virtualization.
Agile development, Automation, Cross Platform Architecture, Database Architecture / Design, Design Patterns, Disaster Recovery, Estimation, Hybrid Architecture, Multi-Tier Architecture, n-Tier Architecture, MVC / MVP / MVVM, Object-relational mapping (ORM), PaaS, Profiling, Refactoring, SaaS, SOA.
Code Healer Group
Software and Security Specialist July 2018 - Present
Returned to Code Healer Group to provide expert software architecture, development, and security consulting services to its clients.
Key client contracts:
∙ Hands-on role leading and participating in multiple software development teams designing, building and maintaining a variety of in-house business-critical applications and systems in Scala, Java, C#, Python and others.
∙ These were deployed to AWS Fargate, EC2 and RDS instances, Glue and Lambda jobs, KMS, S3 storage, Secrets Manager, and other AWS services using CloudFormation templates, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy, PowerShell, and the AWS CLI. CloudWatch, SNS, SMS and other AWS services were used for logging, monitoring and alerting.
∙ Driving participant in architecting and implementing enhanced security policies and practices across various AWS-based applications and systems.
∙ Hands-on role mentoring and participating in the cross-project DevOps team implementing the company-wide cloud-based DevOps infrastructure on AWS and Azure.
∙ Used automation, virtualization and monitoring tools that include Ansible, CloudWatch, Consul, DataDog, Docker, Jenkins, JMeter, Packer, Portainer, Terraform, Vagrant, Vault, VirtualBox, and VMware.
Chief Technology Officer April 2016 - June 2018
Led and drove the strategic technical direction and architectural vision of the company. Responsible for the design and implementation of the TASCET identity resolution infrastructure, as well as solutions delivery and technology operations management.
Chief Technology Officer Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
One of 4 co-founders of Baton. Led all aspects of the technology practices and strategy of the company. Provided technical leadership, guidance, and mentoring as I led and actively participated in the design, implementation and deployment of a system enabling aggregation and updating of patient care information in real time by the care team.
Built the company’s mobile, enterprise strength, HIPAA compliant, secure, scalable, cloud based software solution, and oversaw its successful deployment at a number of major East Coast hospitals.
Implemented comprehensive DevOps-based infrastructure using automation and virtualization tools that include Ansible, Chef, Packer, Puppet, Vagrant, VirtualBox, and VMware.
Attended and graduated from the DreamIT Health Baltimore 2015 startup incubator as one of only six companies that were selected from a list of more than a hundred national and international applicants.
Led the successful implementation of Agile Development and Deployment practices and tools, enabling rapid development of feature requests, frequent high quality deliverables and high customer satisfaction.
Director, Software Engineering Aug 2010 - Oct 2014
Led the software development practices, strategy and direction of the company’s Civilian division. Provided technical leadership, guidance and mentoring across teams, projects and contracts, and drove the evaluation and adoption of new and cutting-edge technologies, tools and techniques. Actively participated in Business Development efforts across the company.
Chesapeake Capital Corporation
Software Architect May 2007 - May 2010
Led all aspects of the in-house and outsourced IT software development, including systems and software development architecture, standards and quality control, and hiring, training and managing of in-house and outsourced staff. Reported directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
Code Healer Group
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Dec 1999 - May 2007
Co-founded the Code Healer Group to build software development tools that improved the quality and performance of software developers' source code. Led the management and implementation of all the technology related aspects of the company strategy and direction, and co-architected its business strategy.
President and Software Architect Feb 1990 - Sep 1999
Co-founded Blink, Inc. to build performance enhancing software development tools that improved software developer productivity by simplifying complex tasks. Led the management and implementation of all the technology related aspects of the company strategy and direction, and co-architected its business strategy.
Joined IBM as one of the first employees of the PC Division of IBM South Africa.
Jud was/is of immeasurable value to any company that has the pleasure of working with him.
He has a great ability to lead whilst bolstering his team's strengths, and mentoring through its weaknesses.
Amongst the best managers I have worked for and with, he manages projects with great attention to detail in regards to product and customer, but above all else he completely understands all the technical aspects of the projects that many seem to lack. His technical background and expertise in a plethora of programming languages and philosophies, spanning programming architecture, project management, and team/resource management make him truly unique and valuable in an industry of PMP's with little technical knowledge.
I personally found Jud to be one of the best manager's I have ever worked with. My respect for his knowledge surpasses most in the industry. Very few could be as trustworthy as he, with any projects they might have. It would be a pleasure to find myself mentored under his wing again.
- Jeremy Batts
Jud is one of the best managers I have ever worked with. He is affable and funny, but grasps both the technical and political aspects of any project easily and with full clarity. He taught me everything I know about the Agile methodology and is a joy to work with. If I were starting up my own tech firm, he'd be among the first of my contacts I'd bribe to join me.
— Gregory Anderson
Imperial College London
Computer Science, BSc (Eng) Hons
Repeatedly rated 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world in the Times Higher World University Rankings, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial provides world-class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, management and medicine.
Activities: Student member of both Chaps Club and Links Club (invitation only sports and social clubs).