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Erin O’Brien

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Summary: I am eager to fulfill a lifetime dream of joining the entertainment industry as a creative technologist. I will contribute the skills acquired in my six-year professional career and my recent graduate studies in computer graphics to bring joy to people via immersive and interactive experiences.


The George Washington University Washington, D.C.

Master of Science, Computer Science 2017—2019

Focus in Multimedia, Animation, Graphics and User Interfaces

Relevant Coursework: Computer Animation, Computer Graphics II, Game Design & Programming, Design of Interactive Multimedia

The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunications, College of Communications, Highest Distinction 2010—2013

Minor in Information Sciences and Technology, College of IST

Technical Skills:

● Languages: C++ (Primary), Java, JavaScript/HTML, Scripting with Perl/KornShell

● Graphics Programming/Game Engines: OpenGL (GLSL), Unity, GameMaker Studio

● Commercial Software: TRIRIGA Application Builder, IBM DataStage (ETL), Autodesk (Familiarity with Maya), Tableau (Visualization), MicroStrategy (Visualization)

● Hardware: Arduino (Uno, experience using and programming resistors, breadboard, servos, buttons and LED lights)

● Databases: MS SQL Server (Table Creation/Alters, View Creation, Trigger Creation, Constraint Definition), Oracle 12c (Installation, Development)

● Other: GitLab, Visual Studio Code, iRise UI modeling and requirements collection, Autosys Server Job creation, Basic Linux/Windows administration


Definitive Logic Arlington, VA

Technical Lead April 2017—current

● Write JavaScript code as part of a six-person agile development team to build a project planning and budgeting tool for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center

● Lead and manage two additional projects at DHS TSA and United States Postal Service, using TRIRIGA application builder and MicroStrategy/Oracle development, respectively

● Balance three client projects successfully while leading our internal research and development team to develop an IoT solution for office space utilization

● Mentor three junior developers to improve their SDLC skills, especially in the areas of testing, quality assurance tracking, efficient programming and user experience

Applications Developer September 2015—March 2017

● Upgraded and built solutions for clients in their real estate and asset management organizations that facilitated lease management, preventive maintenance, energy maintenance and capital project management

● Strategized with clients at the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and commercial organizations to design applications that would meet their missions, legal requirements, and usability standards

● Participated in internal research and development projects that were used by eventual clients, including an asset management executive dashboard in Tableau

● Received a promotion to Technical Lead due to outstanding performance as noted by leadership and client satisfaction via exceptional reviews

Prudential Retirement Iselin, NJ

Systems Development Analyst July 2013 —August 2015

● Designed, developed, tested and implemented software applications as part of a financial reserving and valuation application remodel

● Produced efficient code enhancements in response to changing business needs while adhering to Software Development Life Cycle guidelines and constraints

● Provided research and support to Emerging Innovations projects to explore integration of Business Process Management (BPM) and advanced technology into strategic corporate initiatives

Volt Workforce Solutions for Sony State College, PA

Sony Student Ambassador—Team Captain Spring 2012—April 2013

● Led and monitored a team of 11 ambassadors at different universities through weekly check-ins

● Built the Sony brand on campus through independently managing promotional events, relationship building, and social media marketing

● Interacted with Sony Corporate to find solutions to challenges that mentees experienced

Progressive Insurance Mayfield Village, OH

IT Operations Analyst Intern May 2012—August 2012

● Maintained system uptime of Progressive’s networks

● Worked in Tier 2 Networking & Telecommunications and Mainframe departments

● Referenced and enhanced company documentation to solve issues that were signaled in error via the system monitoring software

Activities and Honors:

Themed Entertainment Association, NextGen Member September 2017—present

● Attended TEA SATE 2018 and TEA Eastern Division Washington, DC Meetup March 2019

ACM SIGGRAPH Member July 2019—present

● Joined ACM SIGGRAPH to utilize their educational, career, and industry resources as I attempt to grow my career in Computer Graphics

GWU SEAS MS Scholarship August 2017—April 2019

● Earned a George Washington University Scholarship for two years of my graduate studies from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), based on my prior academic success and recommendation letters from colleagues and past professors

Golden Key International Honour Society October 2018—present

● Ranked in the top 15% of my graduating class

Championship Irish Dancer, District Irish Dance Academy September 2018—present

● Continuing my Irish Dance training of 24 years

Rince na Leon Penn State Irish Dance University Park, PA

Co-Founder and President Fall 2011—May 2013

● Choreographed and produced two Spring Showcases, which integrated traditional Irish Dance with custom choreography