Raikesson W. Charles

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

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Personal Profile

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings" - Salvador Dali

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Raikesson is a Senior Software Engineer with several years of experience in software development and developing test plans in relation with but not limited to regressive, integration, security and System test. As well as experience with Java, C# and Javascript programming Languages, MS SQL Server, Oracle, and PostgreSQL Databases.

Some of his professional interest are Graph Theory, Automation Systems, Computer Vision and Machine learning. Since June of 2018, he serves on the board of the National Society of Black Engineers - Central Florida Chapter as the President, and formerly as the Vice President and the Professional Development Chair. He is also an active member of the Orlando Tech Association.

When he is not on the job or doing some volunteering, he enjoys taking trips on his motorcycle. Raikesson is a practicing vegan and spends his free time working through recipes in vegan cookbooks, indulging in his love for seeing new places, discovering new music, and art festivals.

If you would like to contact Raikesson for an employment opportunity, please reach out via social media or email (rexcharles11@gmail.com)

Skills

"Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation" - John Ruskin

C#

HTML5

CSS

jQuery

JavaScript

TypeScript/ES6

Java

ReactJS

PostgreSQL

Oracle

Education

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandhi

Palm Beach State College

Major: Computer Science

Degree: Associate in Arts

Florida Institute of Technology

Major: Computer Information Science

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Florida Institute of Technology

Major: Information Technology - Database Management Systems

Degree: Master of Science

Experience

"The only source of knowledge is experience" - Albert Einstein

Phoenix Defense

Senior Software Egnineer / Orlando, FL / 2020 - Current

  • Review and analyze requirements, participate in defining, deriving and allocation software requirements
  • Plan and estimate efforts and document basis of estimation
  • Create design diagrams and documentation, as needed, to comfirm design approach prior to implementation
  • Capture and document design decisions in accordance with prescribed process
  • Review software design with engineering and development team and with customers
  • Follow best practices and apprpriate design patterns for creating modular and maintainable software applications

Leidos

Software Egnineer / Orlando, FL / 2016 - 2020

  • Review and analyze requirements, participate in defining, deriving and allocation software requirements
  • Plan and estimate efforts and document basis of estimation
  • Create design diagrams and documentation, as needed, to comfirm design approach prior to implementation
  • Capture and document design decisions in accordance with prescribed process
  • Review software design with engineering and development team and with customers
  • Follow best practices and apprpriate design patterns for creating modular and maintainable software applications

Simpluris, Inc.

Consulting Software Quality Engineer / Orlando, FL / 2013 - 2018

  • Develop and implement test plans for functional application areas and document testing
  • Record software defect with bug tracking system and report defect to software developers
  • Create a test strategy on project requirement and schedule
  • Offer test summary report reflecting quality attributes of software under test
  • Direct interactions with development, project management and interal stakeholders
  • Conduct new functionality and regession tests, determine and report issues for fowllow-up
  • Collaborate with field staff to assess or diagnose problems and suggest possible solutions
  • Oversee program performance for efficient and problem free operations

University of Central Florida

Research Assistant - Computer Vision / Orlando, FL / 2013 - 2014

  • Collaborate with Gradute stundent in Computer Vision laboratory to learn and understand different methodologies used within Computer Vision. I annotated image sequences which were used for tracking and facial recognitions systems and for the development of new and innovative research methods.

A good Book

"If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Books I Have Recently Read

  1. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Malcolm Gladwell
  2. A Promised Land - Barack Obama
  3. Will - Will Smith
  4. Becoming - Michelle Obama
  5. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
  6. The Price of Altruism - Oren Harman
  7. Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
  8. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
  9. The Rose that Grew from Concrete - Tupac Amaru Shakur
  10. Gods and Generals - Jeff Shaara

Books I am Currently Reading

  1. The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
  2. The Hero With a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

Publications

"Write your first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head." - Mike Rich

Portfolio

"We do not remember days, we remember moments" - Cesare Pavese

Contact

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Contact Info

83 Geneva Drive
   P.O. Box #623064
   Oviedo, FL 32762

+1 (561) 223-9043

rwc@rexcharles.com

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