Thomas Sherman
74 Webb Street Lexington, MA 02420
A results-driven, customer-focused, articulate and analytical software developer who is driven to succeed, thinks out of the box and possesses a willingness to take ownership of projects seeks a challenging environment where extensive experience in all facets of product development is required.

Professional Experience
Apr '10 - Present Projector PSA Boston, MA
Product Specialist
Professional Services Automation Software
  • Develop C# based corporate website
  • Develop Wordpress based blog using jQuery, custom theme, widgets and plugins
  • Product support via phone, email and GotoMeeting
  • Develop Confluence wiki and write all content
  • QA core and mobile products
Jun '07 - Mar '10 LC Design Lexington, MA
Software Engineering Consultant
MCAD startup purchased by a major CAD company
  • Developed object-oriented C# software with focus on enhancing usability
  • Created LAMP based corporate website
  • Coded graphics subsystem in DirectX
  • Designed GUI and website in Paintshop Pro
  • Created demonstration videos and marketing materials
  • Wrote bug and task tracking software
  • Created and maintained Mercurial based virtual software integration environment
2002 - 2007 SolidWorks Corporation Concord, MA
Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Coordinated development, QA and integration for major SolidWorks releases in thirteen languages across four system platforms
  • Led implementation of automated testing system for all developer submissions
  • Developed automated test cases in VB6
  • Developed Perl based memdump parser with HTML front end
  • Supervised training and work schedule of four international SQA engineers
  • Created testing front end in VB.Net and backend in MS SQL Server
2002 - Present Other Experience
  • RuleStream Software Engineering Consultant
    • Developed SolidWorks plugin in VB.Net and SolidWorks API
  • Chrome Extension Development
    • Extended the functionality of SAAS based bug tracker
    • Prevented hijacking of up and down arrow keys by Google Instant Search
  • Excel Launcher
    • Wrote a simple application to extend MS Excel with approximately 300 downloads per month
  • Windows Home Server
    • Created a home network that streams media to local computers and mobile devices as well as backs up all systems nightly
  • Wedding Website
  • AMGA Certified Rock Climbing Instructor
    • Teach belay and technique classes at Boston Rock Gym
  • University of Rochester Writing Tutor
    • Taught writing to undergraduate, masters and doctoral students
  • University of Rochester Club Soccer Team President
    • Organized practices, interstate games and fund raising for a hundred member club

Aug 2005 SolidWorks Corporation Concord, MA
Certified SolidWorks Professional
May 2002 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Arts, English
  • Graduated top 20% of class with 3.0 GPA
  • Majored in creative writing and classical literature
  • Completed diverse set of courses including Quantum Physics, Psychology and Chemistry
Computer Skills
  • Programming - C#, PHP, ASP.NET, XML, JAVA, Javascript, VB.NET, VB6, HTML, DirectX
  • Dev Environments - Visual Studio, Eclipse
  • CAD - SolidWorks, Inventor, WildFire, CoCreate, SpaceClaim
  • WAMP - Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP
  • Office - MS Office, OpenOffice, Google Docs
  • General Software - CamStudio, FlowPlayer, Corel VideoStudio X2, Paint Shop Pro X2
  • Computers - Extensive knowledge of computer repair and maintenance, networking, etc.
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"I found Tom to be a great asset, someone who understands and can work in complex systems. His strong technical skills allowed him to excel in a multitude of rolls depending on the needs of the organization, from end-user simulation to automation. Good at finding simple solutions to complex problems I often sought his opinions and always found him a pleasure to work with."

April 8, 2009

--James Ryter
QA Manager, Solidworks

"I worked closely with Tom for a number of years at SolidWorks. During our time working together, Tom always impressed me with his ability to 'get things done'. From large projects to small day-to-day issues, Tom has what it takes to dive in, analyse a problem, and come up with appropriate solutions. He was a pleasure to work with."

April 7, 2009

--Justin Kidder
Manager Assemblies, SolidWorks

"Tom has that rare combination of intellect, work ethic, ambition and personality. He is a fast learner and produces high quality work with little supervision."

April 8, 2009

--Graham Rae
VP R&D Operations, SolidWorks

"Tom and I worked closely on many large Automation and Tools development projects. He was always a pleasure to work with and a great team player. Strong technical skills, passion for work and dedication make him excel at any given task."

April 16, 2009

--Radha Krishna Tirrey
QA Manager, SolidWorks

"I always found Tom to be refreshingly succinct and focused on results which certainly helped him very successfully drive, amongst other things, some of the large scale automated test projects that he was involved with at SolidWorks. I enjoyed working with him and admired his ability to keep a cool head under pressure."

April 7, 2009

--James Morgan
Senior Software Engineer, SolidWorks