Micheál O'Brien

    Author of slickworm
    Willing to relocate anywhere in the world
    Origin: Cork, Ireland
    DOB: 11 October 1979
    BSc. Computer Systems, University of Limerick
    Favourite games: Deus Ex, Outcast, XCom, Civ3, Super Mario Bros. 3
    Hobbies: Tae Kwon Do, Running, Yoga
September 2001 August 2003 BBC Research & Development, Software Engineer

Developed software for measuring signal quality of broadcast terrestrial television transmissions throughout the UK. The software is used in two vehicles that are used to measure reception quality of analogue and digital television transmissions. The software interfaces (using RS232 and GPIB connections) with a field strength measuring receiver, a digital receiver and COFDM demodulator, a spectrum analyser, a GPS receiver, an analogue tuner and a series of switches for manipulating the antenna, amplifier and TV input source. The user interface shows spectrum plots, transmitter radiation patterns, transmitter lists and measurement results. The software was extremely well received by users and is in active use in the survey vehicles.

February 1999 September 1999 Aer Rianta International, Network Administrator (University Placement)

Managed a Novell Network and NT e-mail server. Handled the daily backups of three servers, operated a help desk to respond to user queries regarding the computers and software, installed and configured network cards in PCs, trained users who had previously used CC:Mail to use Netscape Messenger. Wrote an operations manual for the MIS department.

    All offers will be seriously considered and will receive a reply.

© 2002-2004 Micheál O'Brien.