R&D, Digital Solutions and Connectivity – Milpitas, California
Principal Software Engineer • March 2010 – August 2011
Technical lead for core platform initiative focused on back-end development and device communications (i.e., blood glucose meters and insulin pumps, including CGM sensor data). Responsible for Java Backend DB implementation and API (service and implementation layers) in support of front-end application development (effort required coordination between West coast, East coast, and two outsourced development teams in India). As result of organizational restructuring, position was moved to facility located in Wayne, PA.
Technical lead for enhancement projects to OneTouch Zoom Pro Diabetes Management System. Efforts included development of updated Meter Drivers in support of new meters, innovations such as visualization of high/low patterns in support of Gemini family meters, analysis of BG results 2 to 4 hours following usage of bolus calculator (i.e., ezBG or ezCarb on an Animas insulin pump), localization for 7 languages, and downloading of manually entered BG results from Animas insulin pumps.
R&D, Pump Development – Milpitas, CA (West Chester, PA)
Staff Systems Engineer • March 2009 – March 2010
Lead all technical aspects and activities (e.g., design, development, code reviews, technical input on testing, reviews of labeling, etc. for R&D) for ezManager CGM (i.e., Animas Desktop Software) in support of Animas Vibe insulin pump and DexCom CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) sensor. Application is java-based and provides communications and data management on Windows PCs and Apple Macs.
Provided development and technical assistance for ezManager software (all versions) and for various insulin pump projects (e.g., insulin pump V&V activities, RF development, and power analysis activities). Technical lead representing Animas for project integrating insulin pumps into OneTouch Zoom Pro software for HCPs. Additionally, took leadership role for software development process (and practices) improvements for Animas based on LifeScan best practices.
R&D, Informatics Solutions – Milpitas, California
Principal Software Engineer • March 1997 – March 2009
January 2004 • Principal Software Engineer
Lead all technical aspects and development activities for all Advanced Care Group’s institutional products (primarily the SureStepFlexx meter and the OneTouch DataLink Data Management System suite of applications). DataLink systems are currently installed at over 1100 hospitals. At the higher end of the spectrum, DataLink is responsible for managing hundreds of communication connections (across multiple hospitals within an integrated heath system utilizing multiple connectivity solutions including wireless telemetry units, nursing station computers, and modems), hundreds of meters, thousands of operators, hundreds of thousands of patients, and more than a million quality control and patient test results being collected, processed/reported, and transferred to LIS/HIS/EMR each year.
Provided technical support for various LifeScan informatics products (e.g., TGC 1 project) and meters (e.g., V&V support activities for Symphony and David projects). Sustained innovation and active participation in the ideation and development of new product concepts (e.g., USB/portable application for consumer meters, OneTouch DMS “appliance” for pharmacies and HCPs, integration of SureStepFlexx with GlucoTec’s G+ insulin dosing system). Achievements have included DMS products, informatics presentations (e.g., authored and presented Informatics and blood glucose monitoring poster at the 18th International Diabetes Federation Congress, IDF Paris 2003, and at the 3rd Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting in San Francisco), and various intellectual property disclosures/patent applications.
December 2000 • Sr. Staff Software Engineer
Technical lead for the development of STEALTH International (i.e., DataLink Version 3.1 supporting Canadian French). Completed BRIDGE (Building Relationships Integrating DataLink Glucose Enhancements) project, the integration of DataLink with Medical Automation System’s RALS-Plus. Completed DataLink Sync product, a software version of the serial server, a new component of DataLink’s connectivity solutions.
April 1999 • Staff Software Engineer
Technical lead for the development and release of the STEALTH DMS (i.e., DataLink Version 3.0) in support of the SureStepFlexx meter. Provided support and competitive analysis to sales, customer support, and marketing for hospital/institutional business unit. Designed DataLink’s QC Compliance feature, which was submitted for a patent disclosure (resulting in 2 US patents granted, 6,512,986 and 6,856,928, Method for automated exception-based quality control compliance for point-of-care devices). Technical lead for the development of IN TOUCH versions 1.3.2, and early development of version 1.5 (in support of the OneTouch UltraSmart meter).
November 1997 • Sr. Software Engineer
Key role in the design, implementation, release, and support of LifeScan’s hospital connectivity solutions for point-of-care blood glucose testing using SureStepPro meters. Development lead for SureStepPro DMS Version 2.0.