Tom Stanik, Developer in Edison, NJ, United States
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Tom Stanik

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Edison, NJ, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 14, 2012

Tom is a seasoned electrical/computer engineer with 15+ years of industrial engineering and coding experience, beginning with work at AT&T/Bell. He is a dedicated, top-notch problem solver with proven ability to get the job done.


GCI Technologies
Debugging, Hardware, Team Management, Jira
smsPREP, Inc
SMS, Joomla, PHP
MySQL, Linux, Apache, PHP, Drupal




Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Zend Studio, CVS, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is Robotic software that automatically steps a wafer prober to preform testing of semiconductor integrated circuits, i.e., test/measurement.

Work Experience

Head of Service Department

2010 - 2012
GCI Technologies
  • Managed team of technicians who repaired broken consumer electronics.
Technologies: Debugging, Hardware, Team Management, Jira

PHP Developer and Systems Administrator

2009 - 2011
smsPREP, Inc
  • Joomla! component development to allow for the sending and receiving of millions of multiple choice questions and responses via SMS.
  • Kannel SMS Gateway development and integration.
  • Cron configuration for sending of automated SMS practice questions.
Technologies: SMS, Joomla, PHP


2007 - 2007
  • PHP developer and system administrator.
Technologies: MySQL, Linux, Apache, PHP, Drupal

System Administrator / Developer

2006 - 2007
  • Lead developer and system administrator (Linux) for which sold retail consumer goods on the internet.
Technologies: PHP, osCommerce

Senior Manager

2004 - 2005
Forticon, LLC
  • Developed and sold a polyurethane system to to mold concrete building materials.
Technologies: Manufacturing

Head of Manufacturing

2004 - 2005
NeoPad Technologies Inc.
  • Head of Manufacturing - responsible for the team which produced prototype polyurethane polishing pads used in the semi-conductor industry.
Technologies: Production, Manufacturing


2003 - 2004
Wi-On Networks
  • WiFi - designed wireless coverage for large deployment of WiFi (Hotels).
  • Networking - networked each of the access points back to a central server room.
  • Routers - configured routers to use/bypass network.
  • DNS - customized DNS servers for network topology.
  • DHCP - customized the IP address allocation for different network segments.
Technologies: DHCP, DNS, Networking, WiFi

Member of the Technical Staff - Research Department

1985 - 2002
AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Integrated circuit (IC) design and simulation.
  • Wafer fabrication.
  • Unix system administration.
Technologies: Hardware Design, Engineering, Perl, AWK, C, Unix

Drupal CMS

Drupal site used as landing page for my personal domain.


Private vBulletin site used for managing parts inventory and internal messaging.


Private SugarCRM installation used to manage contacts.


Private Plone CMS site used for file transfers.


Private Jira site used for bug tracking and software development.


Private Atlassian Confluence website used for record keeping.


C, Perl, AWK, Bash, C++, PHP, Python




Jira, Git, SugarCRM, Apache, CVS, Vim Text Editor, Zend Studio


Linux, vBulletin, Joomla, osCommerce, Unix, Drupal, System V, FreeBSD


Embedded Software, System Administration, Team Management, Hardware, Debugging, SMS, Manufacturing, Production, Engineering, Hardware Design, WiFi, Networking, DNS, DHCP


MySQL, PostgreSQL

1995 - 1997

Masters Degree in Computer Engineering

Princeton University - New Jersey

1989 - 1994

Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, New Jersey