Don Gillies

Senior Software Engineer at Databricks

I have recently worked as an SRE/RSWE for Google and Lyft. My previous focus was primarily in Network Transport Protocol Design, Implementation, and Standardization - from the DASH Adaptive Video Streaming to the Network Transport layer down to the upper layers of several MAC protocol designs. I have worked for some of the inventors of 802.3, 802.4, and 802.20 (David Redell, Jerry Saltzer, Avneesh Aggrawal). I have prototyped the backbone software for startups (FTP Software and Graviton, Inc.) I have commercialized research and development in real-time systems analytic / CAD tools, in industry (Iridium). I have recruited and led small teams (2-3 people) in year-long software projects before. I began programming at age 14 and wrote a very successful PLATO game at age 15 which is still in use today ( I have twenty patents in the area of broadband WAN handoff, mobile broadcast television systems, and M2M networks. Publications in top theoretical journals (SIAM J. Computing, Acta Informatica.) Network Protocol Design, MAC Design, Architect at MIT, Xerox, UIUC, Empac, Qualcomm, Network Appliance, Graviton, Kiyon, Qualcomm. Realtime Systems Architect, UBC EE Dept, Motorola Satcomm / Iridium, Qualcomm Globalstar. Protocol Standardization (TIA, IETF, 802, XNS, OMA BCAST) at Xerox, Network Appliance, Graviton, Qualcomm. Internet, X.400, ICAP, HTTP, rfc3507, PPP. BSDI Unix, Linux, v7 UNIX, PLATO. Rate-Monotonic Design, Optimization, nonlinear programming. Specialties: Architect/Design/Build experience. Performance Prototyping. Extensive knowledge of system software tuning, Transport protocol design, Congestion control, Protocol Standardization (5 separate instances.) Secretary, IEEE 802.20. Secretary, TIA 47.1, TIA 47.3.

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