Matthew Best

Matthew Best

Houston, TX, United States
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Matthew Best

Matthew Best

Houston, TX, United States
Member since April 5, 2016
Matt is a passionate, talented software developer with over five years of experience developing complex applications in the fields of cyber security, automated tools, web applications, and backend support systems. He is an expert in Windows applications, but is also proficient in creating cross-platform and web applications. He is an avid learner, a great communicator, and an excellent addition to teams of all sizes.
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Portfolio
Experience
  • Windows, 7 years
  • Python, 7 years
  • C, 7 years
  • Security, 6 years
  • Java, 6 years
  • Linux, 6 years
  • Agile Software Development, 3 years
  • Django, 2 years
Houston, TX, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Windows, Linux, PyCharm, Visual Studios, Git
The most amazing...
...project I've developed was a multi-agent system for offensive computer network operations during my time working for the Department of Defense.
Employment
  • Senior Software Architect
    AIDAP
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Developed custom data types capable of importing data from several industry storage standards. These types formed the foundation for several analytics tools, allowing for easy programmatic access to data values.
    • Used Django to build a dynamic, plug-n-play application framework for ingesting and analyzing oil and gas drilling data.
    • Worked with oil and gas engineers to analyze data, developing intelligent algorithms capable of identifying the drilling activity of rigs based solely on simple surface data.
    • Analyzed existing documentation to create new algorithms, identifying errors in previous work to improve results.
    Technologies: Python, Django, HTTP, CSS, JavaScript
  • Capabilities Development Specialist
    Department of Defense
    2013 - 2015
    • Developed tools to support offensive computer network operations for a variety of software frameworks across multiple operating systems.
    • Collaborated with multiple development teams to organize and create multi-agent tool sets.
    • Led Agile development teams of four to ten developers to solve some of the DoD's most complex, high-priority challenges.
    • Worked with team members to create the organization's first multi-project automated test framework using Jenkins and Python.
    • Utilized Java expertise to work with several teams to create advanced tool sets for the deployment of capabilities.
    • Made efforts resulting in several professional awards, including the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.
    Technologies: C, C++, Python, Java, Lua, Windows, Linux, Atlassian Suite, Jenkins
  • Summer Intern - Security Researcher
    Department of Defense
    2012 - 2012
    • Conducted extensive testing of commercial static code analysis products using a publicly known OpenSSL bug to evaluate which product(s) yielded the best results.
    • Published findings in an extensive whitepaper for future researchers to use in their follow-up evaluations of the products.
    • Worked with fellow intern to create a Python application capable of displaying and comparing the results of different code analysis tools.
    Technologies: Python, Static code analysis tools, Java
  • Summer Intern - Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst
    Department of Defense
    2011 - 2011
    • Worked with existing team members and customers to identify the requirements for new tool capabilities.
    • Designed and implemented complex operational capabilities using C, C++, and Windows native APIs.
    • Tested functionality using both manual and automated testing procedures.
    • Wrote user interface and tester scripts in Python, along with modifying proprietary XML-based testing definitions to ensure data integrity across software versions.
    Technologies: C, C++, Python, XML
  • Summer Intern - Systems and Network Security Analyst
    Department of Defense
    2010 - 2010
    • Evaluated the hardware and software security solutions for both small and large scale networks.
    • Analyzed VoIP protocols to determine what possible attack vectors were present in the latest commercial products.
    Technologies: Python, Full TCP/IP Network Stack, VOIP
Experience
  • DrillVista (Development)

    A web application built to support the drilling operations of clients by providing a comprehensive data storage and analysis solution. It is built with Django, React.js, and several back-end Python algorithms/classes.

    The feature set includes the ability to import data, view data using an in-depth visualization system, and several analysis plugins that provide meaningful insights or identify potential drilling problems/risks.

Skills
  • Languages
    C, Python, Java, C++, XML, HTML, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, Bash Script, Lua
  • Frameworks
    Django, Django Channels
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Windows, Linux
  • Misc
    Security, Google+, Agile Software Testing, Reverse Engineering, Elasticsearch, Celery
  • Libraries/APIs
    Visual Studio SDK, Matplotlib, jQuery, React.js
  • Tools
    PyCharm, Microsoft Office, Apache, Interactive Disassembler (IDA), Supervisord, Supervisor
  • Storage
    Redis, SQLite, JSON
Education
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK
    2012 - 2013
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK
    2008 - 2011
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