nathan_w_cheng at rhymes with Ahh choo!
Has excelled in a wide variety of capacities, including apple peeler, filing clerk, translator, software architect, computer programmer, project manager, technical director, consultant, chief technical officer, and partner in a software start-up.
February 2003 to February 2007: Jazel, LLC, Irvine, CA; co-founder, partner, and CTO of a software start-up; designed from scratch, led development of an Application Service Provider-model software solution that integrates customer relationship management, web content management, and online advertising campaign management in a single web-based interface, targeted especially to industries with an OEM/dealership model, such as the auto and consumer electronics industries.
April 2002 to January 2003: 10th Degree, LLC, Irvine, CA; contractor; brought in to build a 15-person digital services group to enable the company to perform all technical tasks in-house; simultaneously led multiple projects in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, including a successful project to build a web application for a major auto manufacturer, pulling 10th Degree through a critical turning point and securing continued business worth millions of dollars; partnered with the two owners of 10th Degree to form a new software company.
September 2001 to March 2002: MobileGates Corporation, La Palma, CA; technical director; launched with major mobile carriers one of the first real-time nationwide traffic condition reporting services for mobile phones, and the first to accept credit card payment directly over WAP.
April 2000 to August 2001, and other times since as a contractor: eFORCE Global, Inc., Hayward, CA; employed as a senior software engineer, senior technical architect; worked as a member of, led, and managed teams of programmers, software architects, and business analysts on projects involving requirements gathering and documenting, technical architecture, development, testing, and maintenance of web applications at Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, and other companies.
October 1999 to April 2000: Orbit Technology Corporation, Irvine, CA; software engineer; in first two months, wrote roughly half of a web-based system to remotely control automated industrial machine lines; led a 7-person team to design from the ground up and begin development of a web-based business management application.
September 1997 to October 1998 (part-time): International Data Corporation, Moscow, Russia; translator; translated computer/technology-industry news from Russian to English under a strict weekly deadline.
September 1997 to July 1998 (part-time): Baker & McKenzie, Moscow, Russia; assistant to director of finance for the CIS; worked directly with the regional partners to create and manage their $35 million office budget for locations in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, and Almaty; assisted in creating complex financial reports; designed and wrote several software utilities to help the financial director.
August 1990 to June 1992, January 1999 to November 1999 (part-time): Cambridge Statistical Research Associates, Inc., Cambridge, OH, and Irvine, CA; family business; software engineer and systems administrator; programmed custom DOS utilities to help with administrative and business tasks, and purchased, built, configured, and maintained all computer systems.
October 1992 to September 1999 (part-time): Rhema, Inc., Seattle, WA and Moscow, Russia; application designer, computer programmer, project coordinator, print manager, office manager, logistics specialist.
October 1992 to July 1999 (part-time): Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA; computer programmer, Internet adviser, broadcast assistant, video editor.