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JEFF TRANTER

1 Laurie Court
Kanata, Ontario, CANADA K2L 1S2
phone: (613) 836-7697
e-mail:  tranter@pobox.com 
web: http://www.pobox.com/~tranter

OBJECTIVE
A challenging career in the computer industry that will allow me to use my skills as part of a team to develop leading edge software products or services.


QUALIFICATIONS
Managed software development teams of up to a dozen developers and successfully delivered high quality products on schedule
Experience with software design from real-time embedded systems to graphical desktops on all major operating systems and programming languages
Experience developing both Open Source and commercial software
Have given formal and informal training on technical topics to software developers and user groups
Published author of computer books and articles in computer publications
Co-inventor, US Patent 5,386,459
Active contributor to and member of Linux and Open Source development community; maintainer of Linux HOWTO documents


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Software Development Manager, Desktop Computing
Xandros Corporation	Ottawa, Canada	2001-Present
Founding member of spinoff company formed from Corel Linux division
Managed team of developers responsible for desktop components of Linux-based Xandros Desktop product
Design, coding, documentation, and debugging of desktop software
Worked on open source KDE Linux applications as well as proprietary Xandros applications
Successfully brought several products to market on schedule
Researched new product opportunities and evaluated third party software



Project Leader, Desktop/Wine Team
Corel Corporation	Ottawa, Canada	1999-2001
Managed team of developers responsible for Linux versions of Corel Office,  PHOTO-PAINT, and CorelDRAW using open source WINE software
Successfully brought products to market on schedule and within budget
Managed team working on Corel Linux desktop applications based on open source KDE project



Group Leader, Design Environment Group
Mitel Corporation	Ottawa, Canada	1991-1999
Managed team responsible for software design environment for R&D organization of more than 500 developers
Developed specialized software development tools (compilers, CAD/CAE tools, operating systems)
Supported several hundred commercial software development tools on multiple operating systems and CPU architectures



Group Leader, Test Engineering
Mitel Corporation	Ottawa, Canada	1986-1990
Design, coding, and testing of test software for functional test equipment
Writing of functional test specifications
Design and debug of hardware used in test equipment
Evaluation of commercial test equipment.
Administrative duties included writing weekly group status reports, project scheduling, and assuming the duties of the department manager in his absence



Test Engineer, Functional Board Test Engineering
Mitel Corporation	Renfrew, Canada	1983-1986
Design, construction, and testing of manufacturing test equipment
Writing of software in various assembly and high-level languages for microprocessor based test equipment
Formulation of test plans, strategies, and specifications for new products
Direct production floor support and problem solving on several product lines
Supervision of several Test Engineers
Monitoring and making improvements to the manufacturing test process
Writing of test procedures and documentation of test equipment
Testing of electronic equipment used in research
Writing of software in assembly language and BASIC


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical)
University of Western Ontario     London, Canada	1983
HOBBIES
Active in Linux community and Ottawa-Carleton Linux User's Group
Holder of Advanced Operator Certificate in Amateur Radio
Cross-country skiing
Beer home brewing
Restoring vintage radios
Ham radio and shortwave listening


References will be provided on request.