Career

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November 2004 – Present

Database Administrator 

City of Miami Beach

  • Administer over 400 databases with one other Database Administrator
  • Administrator the City’s (Enterprise Resource Planning) ERP system
  • Built Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) prcesses for a financial data mart. Implemented a web application generating $700,000 annual revenue while automating work previously done by 6 employees:  https://secure.miamibeachfl.gov/lienresearch/ 
  • Lead Administrator for Laserfiche which is the City’s Enterprise Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) system
  • Develop complex Reports with Crystal Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services 
  • Research Industry Best Practices and present recommendations as appropriate
  • Utilize Spotlight and other 3rd party products to manage infrastructure
  • Conducted security audits on the City’s Network

September 2011 – December 2011

Adjunct Professor

Miami Dade College

  • Taught courses in Computers and Electrical Engineering.

April 2002 – November 2004

Information Technology Specialist III

City of Miami BeachDade College

  • Chaired the Committee for Application Development Standards
  • Led in-house development efforts for the City’s website and conducted due diligence on vendor’s products
  • Instituted a three phase development process with source code control from development to preproduction to production

August 2000 – September 2001

Technology Consultant

Quaxar.com, Inc.

  •  Team Leader on projects for the following clients: Telefonica B2B, Intercontinental Hotels; and assisted in project to monitor 20% of the power generated in Mexico for CFE
  • Engaged in business development activities
  • Developed applications in Java, Perl, and JavaScript
  • Provided System Administration on Red Hat Linux, Solaris (Intel), SCO, and Windows NT/2000/98
  • Performed Database Administration on Oracle 8i, Informix Online Version 5.10, Informix Dynamic Server Version 7.3, and MySQL
  • Installed, configured, and maintained a Raptor Firewall (on NT) and provided general Network Administration

July 2000 – August 2000

Perl Developer (Consultant to IBM)

Maxim Group

  • Lead Programmer for migrating IBM’s European E-Commerce computer sales site in Latin America
  • Focused on functionality for Brazil and Argentina; significantly improved regional shipping and tax calculations systems
  • Established programming environment for IBM staff

September 1999 – May 2000

Senior Programmer Analyst

USite IFC, Inc.

  • Designed and implemented programming solutions for non-profit web portal (www.usite.net)
  • Engineered technical specifications and engaged in system architecture and site maintenance

March 1999 – September 1999

Director of Technology, Co-founder

Subasta.com, Inc.

  • Developed and maintained an electronic commerce Spanish speaking auction site (Subasta.com)
  • Managed and trained junior developer
  • Enhanced system performance, reliability, and security
  • Managed all technical projects
  • Migrated the site from MySQL to Oracle and from Linux to Solaris

December 1997 – January 1999

Associate Quality Engineer

Lambda Novatronics Incorporated

  • Ensured conformance to quality specifications at both the system level and product level for military power supplies and avionics
  • Chaired the Material Review Board (a board comprised of Senior Engineers) and dispositioned nonconforming material
  • Audited systems to ensure ISO 9001 compliance
  • Served as a member of the Failure Review Board
  • Developed numerous database applications that focused on Quality Assurance

January 1997 – August 1997

Jr. Design Engineer, Reliability Section

Nacom Corporation

  • Primary duty was product reliability in an automotive electronics manufacturing environment
  • Additional duties were design review, failure analysis, parts localization, and manufacturing support
  • Served as a member in Kaizen and Process Improvement Teams
  • Created an automated testing system with a mainframe, measuring devices, and lab equipment to conduct advanced reliability research on Conductive Anodic Filament

Rich Zuech Resume

Technologist with a background in machine learning, big data, and statistics.  Research publications are focused on Cybersecurity, but other research interests include Bioinformatics and Social Media. Fluent in analyzing business requirements and processes to fit best with technology.

EDUCATION

PhD Candidate, Computer Science

December 2021 Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

M.S. Computer Engineering, Minor in Business

December 1999 Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree

December 1996 Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

TECHNICAL SKILLS & TOOLS

Machine Learning:

classification, regression, clustering, feature engineering

Statistical Methods:

regression models, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, and dimensionality reduction

Software and Programming Languages:

Weka (data mining package), Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Access, Informix, VB.Net, ASP.Net, PHP, C#, Java (JSP), Android, ASP, Perl, SQL, JavaScript, C/C++, VBScript, Visual Basic, Pascal, Fortran, Assembly, HTML, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS).

Selected Coursework:

Data Mining and Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Advanced Data Mining and Machine Learning, Computer Data Security, Computer Performance Modeling, Android Components, and Software Engineering.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS

Science Communications Fellowship

Awarded in February 2014 from the Patricia and Phillip Frost  Museum of Science   (Miami Science Museum)

Research Grant

Received from Florida Atlantic University’s Graduate Research and Inquiry Program (GRIP) – May 2016 – “Generating Cybersecurity Data Sets”

“Emerging Data Science Trends for IT Leaders”

Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA)

July 27, 2016

“Network Traffic Prediction Models for Near-and Long-Term Predictions”

2014 IEEE International Conference On Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE)

November 2014

GIAC Network Forensics Analyst

GIAC Network Forensics Analyst

Awarded September 2016

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst

SANS SEC503 Intrusion Detection In-Depth

Awarded June 2017

Microsoft SQL Server 2000

Microsoft Certfied Professions (Expired) – Exam 70-228 – Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

Ready to get started?

Let’s get in touch! I’m always eager to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for large language models, machine learning, and technology opportunities.