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Lance Held

Objective

To utilize my analytical and design skills in the field of software engineering to provide elegant and novel solutions to complex and challenging tasks.

Experience

2009-Present

Ibis Biosciences, Abbott

Carlsbad, CA

Principal Software Engineer

  • Developed system software for the PLEX-ID system, a broad microbial screening and identification instrument that uses high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the base composition across multiple loci.
  • Developed system software for the IRIDICA system, a new diagnostic platform designed to offer rapid and accurate identification of a broad range of pathogens directly from a clinical sample.
  • Developed several custom in-house devops tools (version inventory, IRIDICA workflow/service, etc)
  • Implemented and maintained continuous integration toolchain (SVN, Jenkins CI, ProGet, Artifactory)

2008-2009

Ibis Biosciences, Inc.

Carlsbad, CA

Assistant Director, Software Engineering

  • Developed system software for the PLEX-ID system, a broad microbial screening and identification instrument that uses high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the base composition across multiple loci.

1998-2008

Nanogen, Inc.

San Diego, CA

Lead Software Engineer (2002-2008)
Senior Software Engineer (2001-2002)
Software Engineer II (1999-2001)
Software Engineer I (1998-1999)

  • Design, develop, and maintain browser-based graphical user interface for proprietary molecular biology research device. (C, PERL, JavaScript, Apache, QNX)
  • Design, develop, and maintain browser-based data visualization and analysis tools for various DNA assays (STR, SNP, etc.). (PERL, JavaScript, Apache, QNX)
  • Technical/Architectural lead for software/system requirements for next generation molecular diagnostics FDA Class I 510(k) Instrument. (C#, XSD, XML, XSLT, CSS, ASP.Net, .Net Remoting/Web Services, Flash, IIS, SQL Server, WinXP)
  • Project lead for modular automated protocol generation and data analysis software for use in CLIA certified laboratories. (PERL, JavaScript, Apache, QNX, VB6, SQL, Win2000)
  • Perform all software builds, releases and associated documentation (Perforce)
  • Provided guidance and troubleshooting during development of point-of-care companion software (CLIA waived). (C#, Delphi 5)

2000-present

San Diego, CA

Freelance Web Designer

  • (2008) Designed and implemented website for the 52 Boats Memorial, http://home.san.rr.com/eternalpatrol (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery)
  • (2007-2008) Consulting for Bay Area social networking start-up PrivateTree.com (System Administration, Ruby on Rails)
  • (2005) Implemented design for nano.com with news/job system originally based on MovableType and custom image gallery (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MovableType)
  • (2005) Designed and implemented base layout/graphics and rollover button code for ljhsalumni.org (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Photoshop)
  • (2004) Designed and implemented site (except for cart system) for hipshot.tv (Flash MX, HTML, Photoshop)

1996-1998

Gensia Automedics, Inc.

San Diego, CA

Control Systems Engineer

  • Improve closed-loop algorithm for optimal heparin infusion for the AutoHep System, a FDA Class III Instrument (C/C++, Matlab, RTXC)
  • Design closed-loop algorithm for automatic blood sampling for the AutoHep System (C/C++, Matlab, RTXC)
  • Digital filter design (Matlab)
  • Develop/maintain company intranet and HTML based software development tools (PERL, Apache, CVS, UNIX)
  • Assist with pre-clinical trial experiments and miscellaneous lab work

Jun1996-Sep1996

High Technology Solutions, Inc.

San Diego, CA

Programmer

  • Co-developed the getfood Online Visual Menu web site (www.getfood.com, has since been dissolved) (PERL, IIS)
  • Developed visual menu kiosk using MacroMedia Director

Jun1995-Sep1995

Realtime Marketing

San Diego, CA

Web Site Developer

  • Developed the Axeta Travel2000 web site (www.travel2000.com, has since changed ownership) (HTML, Photoshop, Apache)

Aug1994-May1995

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Student Researcher

  • Developed control system for rapid thermal processing of semiconductors (Matlab)

Jun1994-Aug1994

Naval Research and Development

San Diego, CA

Research Assistant II (Code 981)

  • Research information concerning fire safety regulations for marine vessels as outlined by the California Coast Guard
  • Design a welding assembly fixture whose purpose was to maintain uniform curvature of a steel tube, 6 feet in diameter with ½ inch wall thickness (AutoCAD)
  • Modify computer model and perform stress analysis (LapCAD II, MSC/NASTRAN, and MSC/pal 2)

Skills

Target Platforms:

  • Windows 7/10/Server, Linux, RTXC, QNX
  • SQL Server, SQL CE
  • IIS, Apache

Languages/Frameworks/Technologies:

  • C#/.Net, LINQ, JavaScript/TypeScript, SQL, C/C++, Java, Matlab
  • Entity Framework/Code First Migrations, WCF, WPF, ASP.Net MVC, jQuery, Telerik UI (Kendo), knockout.js, Angular JS, node.js, SignalR, pdf.js, nLog, log4net, airbrake.io, xUnit, ApprovalTests, TypeMock
  • REST API, JSON, XHTML, XML, XSLT, XPath, CSS, OData, Google protocol buffers

Applications:

VS2012-2017, ReSharper, NCover, SVN, Git, NuGet/ProGet, MSBuild, Jenkins CI, Artifactory, JIRA/Confluence/Fisheye/Crucible, Fiddler, LINQPad

Education

1995-1996

University of California, San Diego

  • M.S., Bioengineering
  • Elective series: Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing

1991-1995

University of California, Berkeley

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • Emphasis on Control Systems
  • Attended on full academic scholarship (Drake Scholar)
  • Chancellor’s Scholar
  • ASME member, Pi Tau Sigma (ME honor society)

1988-1991

La Jolla High School

  • Graduated with honors
  • Cum Laude Society
  • National Science Olympiad medalist (1989, 1990)

Interests

In my spare time I enjoy developing web sites and applications: web based MP3 jukebox application for home (IIS, PERL, XML, XSLT, CSS, Winamp), web based bracket and scoring site for sports tournaments (Apache, PERL, XML, JavaScript, Flash), LJHS Alumni website (http://www.sniff.org/ljhs.html), etc.

Publications

GRASP-DNA: a web application to screen prokaryotic genomes for specific DNA-binding sites and repeat motifs. Schilling CH, Held L, Torre M, Saier MH Jr., Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2000 Oct;2(4):495-500.

Patents

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