Scott M Harrison +1 215 200 9825scott@mithrandir.com



As a technical team lead and iOS programmer with over 20 years of experience in Cocoa development, Mr. Harrison brings seasoned and well-rounded object-oriented programming, analysis and leadership to his teams. He has recent experience coding in Objective-C, Swift, Java, REST, Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Key business value-adds include a history of designing and implementing a world-class, object-oriented database architecture to allow unusually flexible, business-friendly, and powerful reporting capabilities and a maturity and know-how to treat data with the respect and sensitivity it deserves. Assignments have included Apple, NeXT Software, Inc., and DoD. A graduate of Clarkson University with an advanced degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Harrison thrives in an environment where his complex problem-solving skills are exercised and valued.


Present Assignment

Apple
May 2013 - present

Senior Developer Engineer - Mr. Harrison has been a Senior Developer Engineer working in IS&T Engineering Solutions (and its previous incarnations) since May 2013.

Apple / NeXT Software, Inc.
June 1995 - May 2013

Senior Developer Support Engineer - As a Senior Developer Support Engineer working in the AppleCare Enterprise Services group (and its previous incarnations), Mr. Harrison designed a suite of powerful business tools allowing the support and sales teams to offer customers world-class, award-winning service.

In this role, Mr. Harrison was the lead developer for an internal customer support database and its associated programs. He creatively designed solutions for systems problems in a flexible manner that accommodated unanticipated future business functionality. Designing solutions in powerful, extensible manner, Mr. Harrison provided users the ability to add functionality on the fly without the need to implement costly new versions of software.

In his previous role he was required to maintain relationships with specific Premium client companies who had purchased and were developing software with Apple's Cocoa and WebObjects software packages (and their previous incarnations as OPENSTEP software from Next Software, Inc.). Mr. Harrison aided client software development by being knowledgeable on all facets of Cocoa and WebObjects technologies, helped the client troubleshoot problems, maintained good relationships with Engineering, and provided a conduit for communications between clients and Apple Engineers. He supported his clients primarily via email and telephone conversations, but was required to provide support at their company sites on occasion.

Mr. Harrison has had extensive experience with the following technology areas:

In addition to supporting customers doing a variety of different projects with Apple's software, Mr. Harrison has worked on long-term projects within Apple's iServices Support group including the following:


Relevant Experience

U.S. Department of Defense
January 1988 - June 1995

Analyst - Mr. Harrison was the lead programmer and primary architect for a suite of applications deployed on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems, responsible for all stages of the computer life cycle from requirements gathering to maintenance. He programmed primarily in the C programming language, with some additional work done in Intel 8086 assembly, PostScript and Pascal. Mr. Harrison taught classes on the subject of the application suite as well as general computer science and programming on a one-to-one level and in a classroom format. He performed travel internationally for software installation and training. He met with and briefed all levels of Agency and inter-Agency personnel.

New Jersey Sports Authority
May 1987 - January 1988

Programmer - Mr. Harrison was the sole programmer for the personnel department. He designed and implemented the personnel database using DBASE III+ on IBM PC hardware running MS-DOS. He created various utilities in Pascal, BASIC and Lotus 1-2-3 on PCs and in Mapper 10 on a Unisys mini-computer. He assisted multiple organizations with various PC hardware and software problems.


Education

M.S. Computer Science,
The Johns Hopkins University, May 1993

B.S. Computer Science,
Clarkson University, May 1987


Personal Interests


Contact Information

Electronic mail address
scott@mithrandir.com

Web address
http://www.mithrandir.com

Github Repository
https://github.com/smaitch/

Home phone
+1 704 237 3639

Postal Address
Scott M Harrison
202 Fairview Lane
Davidson NC 28036
United States

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