Raikesson W. Charles


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

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Raikesson is a Senior Principal Software Engineer with more than a decade of industry experience in software development and design as well as developing test plans in relation with but not limited to unit, regressive, integration, security and system test. As well as experience with Java, C#, Python, C++ and Javascript programming Languages and MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL Databases.

Some of his professional interests are Graph Theory, Automation Systems, Computer Vision and Machine learning. In June of 2018 until June of 2023, he served on the local board of the National Society of Black Engineers - Central Florida Professionals Chapter as the President, Vice President and the Professional Development Chair. He is also an active member of the Orlando Tech Association.

When he’s not on the job or doing some volunteering, he enjoys taking trips on my motorcycle and is most likely to be working through a recipe in a cookbook, 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)


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












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

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

Colorado Technical University

Major: Computer Science

Degree: Doctor of Science


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

Northrop Grumman

Senior Principal Software Egnineer / Orlando, FL / 2020 - Current

  • Lead and oversee the development of complex software systems, applying extensive technical expertise and leadership skills.
  • Design and implement high-level architectural solutions, ensuring scalability, performance, and maintainability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive innovation and achieve project objectives.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, conducting code reviews and enforcing best practices to maintain code quality.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines and delivering results within budget constraints.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging knowledge sharing and staying updated with emerging technologies.
  • Act as a subject matter expert, providing technical guidance and resolving critical issues.
  • Lead and participate in technical discussions and decision-making processes to drive successful outcomes.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with stakeholders to understand requirements and deliver optimal solutions.
  • Contribute to the organization’s growth by identifying opportunities for process enhancements and system optimizations.

Phoenix Defense

Senior Software Egnineer / Orlando, FL / 06/2020 - 07/2023

  • Lead Technical Software Engineer covering the design and development of multiple software components on the JLCCTC program.
  • Responsible GIT repository owner and responsible for handling components build at the end of every sprint, approving code reviews, merging features, and developing branches for the associated components.
  • Served as Team Scrum Master and Component Technical Lead
  • Worked with project managers, developers, quality assurance, and customers to resolve technical issues.
  • Improved system performance by making proactive adjustments and resolving bugs.
  • Led software development initiative as subject matter expert and primary point-of-contact for project management staff.
  • Created design diagrams and documentation, as needed, to comfirm design approach prior to implementation
  • Reviewed software code and worked with development teams to correct problems, run test scenarios, and prepare for deployment.
  • Revised, modularized, and updated old code bases to modern development standards, reducing operating costs and improving functionality.
  • Planned and developed interfaces that simplified overall management and offered ease of use.
  • Suggested improvements to team and project workflow.
  • Captured and document design decisions in accordance with prescribed process
  • Reviewed software design with engineering and development team and with customers
  • Follow best practices and apprpriate design patterns for creating modular and maintainable software applications


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

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. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
  2. The Price of Altruism - Oren Harman
  3. Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
  5. The Rose that Grew from Concrete - Tupac Amaru Shakur
  6. Gods and Generals - Jeff Shaara
  7. The Mountain is You - Brianna Wiest

Books I am Currently Reading

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


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


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Contact Info

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

+1 (561) 223-9043


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