Richard Emile Sarkis


I’ve worked in academia for over 18 years, utilizing the benefits of that environment for continuing education and for broadening my technology and scientific skill set. Generally, I am a software engineer and system administrator with 22 years of experience. My background includes the design and development of scientific software (some, architected from the ground-up, others re-tooling an existing code base). Additionally, I’ve implemented and administered a wide variety of network systems and services, for example web, directory, mail, database and firewall servers as well as using VM and container technologies to help scale and improve scalability and maintainability. I enjoy learning, and using a number of programming languages and paradigms, though focusing on simple and efficient problem solving. I’m a proponent of the Free and Open Source Software ideology (FOSS). I continually look for new opportunities to learn new technologies, programming languages, and techniques in a desire for continued self-betterment, and institutional advancement.

My software expertise is balanced nicely by a background in computing hardware, including even the ability to solder components for electronic repair. I understand modern computer architecture, and can assemble, repair and modify PC hardware as needed.

Specialty interests include: Scientific, distributed, and parallel computing and languages such as C, Python and Objective-C and functional programming.

Future Interests

I have an interest in applying my knowledge towards significant, team-oriented projects, or start-ups. It would be satisfying to work in a software architect role.