Richard Emile Sarkis


I’ve worked in academia for over 15 years, utilizing the benefits of that environment for continuing education and for broadening my technology and scientific skill set. Generally, I am a software developer and sysadmin with 20 years of experience. My background includes the design and development of scientific software (some, architected from the ground-up, others re-tooling an existing code base). Additionally, I’ve implemented and administered a wide variety of network systems and services, for example web, directory, mail, database and firewall servers as well as using VM and container technologies to help scale and improve scalability and maintainability. I enjoy learning and using a number of programming languages and paradigms, though focusing on simple and efficient problem solving. I’m a proponent of the Free and Open Source Software ideology (FOSS). I absolutely enjoy learning new technologies, programming languages, and techniques in a desire for continued self-betterment.

My software expertise is balanced nicely by a good background in computing hardware familiarity, including even the ability to solder components for electronic repair. I understand modern computer architecture, and can assemble, repair and modify PC hardware as needed.

Specialty interests include: Scientific, distributed, and parallel computing and languages such as C, Python and Objective-C and Haskell.

Future Interests

At this point in my career I have an interest in applying my knowledge towards significant, team-oriented projects and start-ups.

It would be tremendously exciting and satisfying to work in a software architect role.