Zane Kuchera
(617) 765-4893

OBJECTIVE: A Senior Software Engineering Position

SUMMARY: Technical Lead and C++, Database, Java, J2EE Software Application Developer
·       Language: PHP, SQL, C/C++, Java, J2EE, ColdFusion CFML, Ada, Pascal
·       Platform: Linux, Windows, Solaris, HPUX
·       API: .NET, jQuery, Win32, Swing, JNI, NT Services, COM/DCOM, ODBC/JDBC, ActiveX, NT Explorer Shell and Namespace Extensions, MMC, WBEM/WMI, STL, ATL, JSP, Servlets, JavaBeans, AWT, SNMP, MIDI, Verity/K2 Server
·       Tool: Microsoft Visual Studio, Git, NetBeans, Eclipse IDE, CVS, Jakarta Tomcat, JRun, Perforce, ClearCase, Source Safe, Bounds Checker, Purify, Borland TogetherJ, Rational Rose UML


Zane Kuchera Multimedia Production & Design          7/2002-Present (Freelance / Contract)
·       Freelance Website Developer creating dynamic content using jQuery, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, J2EE.
·       Children’s Hospital Boston: LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL,PHP, Javascript. Database design, dynamic website developer. 8/2009-9/2016
·       Certeon (Network Security/Acceleration): SQL RDBMS, J2EE, Windows, C++, Linux. Responsible for development of network management applications and network data transfer using socket programming in a multi-threaded environment. 1/05-7/05

·       M-Audio/Avid/Digidesign: C++, Windows. Responsible for the development of the file category engine subsystem, and assisting with user interface programming. MS Visual Studio, Perforce. 10/04-1/05
·       Comtrol (NTe/eCos embedded serial interface controller): C++, STL, Socket programming, J2EE, ASP, Javascript, Windows, Cygwin, Unix. Responsible for co-development of a cross-platform framework toolset. Rational Rose UML, Together C++ UML CASE tools, Source Safe, MS Visual Studio. 1/03-9/03

Allaire/Macromedia     3/00-7/02
Senior Software Engineer, ColdFusion Server Group, Visual Tools COM Group
·       Responsible for designing and implementing functionality to configure and execute full-text searches of documents and database query result sets throughout the enterprise using custom gateways and Verity K2 Full-Text Search Engine technologies
·       Developed in Java and C++. Used STL, JNI, JDBC, XML, MS Visual Studio, Borland JBuilder, CVS, ClearCase, Forte, and IntelliJ.
·       Designed and developed Application frameworks in C++ using STL to abstract various full-text search engines and to allow Macromedia products to use common interfaces for these search capabilities; metadata collection management, indexing, searching, and reporting.
·       This framework is included in the ColdFusion Application Server and is a multi-platform implementation (NT, Solaris, HPUX, Linux) and multi-lingual (25 Asian and European languages)
·       Enhanced COM components in the areas of Explorer Shell and Namespace Extensions to support FTP and RDS folder management

Stratus 3/98-3/00
Software Engineer Technical Lead, Windows NT System Management Group
·       Developed using UML, MS Visual C++, NT services, CIMOM providers, MMC GUI integration, STL, ATL, and COM/DCOM interfaces
·       Performed system requirements analysis, created functional and design specifications, mentored team members in object-oriented design, C++, COM, and WMI
·       Designed and coded prototype applications related to MMC, WBEM/WMI, CIM database schemas, and policy engines
·       Designed the system architecture and service interfaces
·       Designed and coded several of the NT services related to Policy and Alarm Management

Digital Equipment Corporation 7/97-3/98 (sold to Cabletron)
Principal Software Engineer, Network Products

Bay Networks 12/1996-7/1997 (projects relocated to CA)
Principal Developer/Software Manager, Optivity Enterprise SNMP NMS

Microcom 2/1993-12/1996
Software Engineer Technical Lead, SNMP NMS, expressWatch

Crest Audio 12/1991-2/1993
Software Engineer Technical Lead, Multimedia Control System NexSys

Fort Monmouth Department of Defense 7/83-12/91
Electronic Warfare Laboratories, Contracting Software Engineer
Mission Critical Intelligence Systems

·       Berklee College of Music
·       Continuing Education: “Developing J2EE Applications (Servlets, JSP, EJB) With JRun”, “Java For Enterprise Systems Development”, “Java For C++ Programming”, “Java Programming Language Course”, “Microsoft WBEM/WMI”, “Microsoft NT Internals”, “Advanced Network Configuration of Bay Routers”
·       American College of Computer & Information Sciences
·      Brick Computer Science Institute


Richard Bachur, MD. “I have worked with Zane Kuchera over the last year to develop a web-based database for a healthcare quality improvement initiative. He is professional, conscientious, reliable and skilled. The project timeline was realistic and followed. He remained very responsive throughout the process. Based on his performance, we plan to continue working with Mr. Kuchera on a new effort.” June 15, 2010

Pirooz Ehsassi, Comtrol Corporation (colleague): “Zane was real helpful in mentoring and helping the more junior software engineers to understand their tasks and objectives.” December 18, 2010

Judy Appel, (client) Judy hired you as a IT Consultant in 2009 and hired you more than once. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative: “I had the opportunity to have Zane design some databases for me. His insight into the needs of the department, his ability to breakdown very clearly what was required due to his experience, and his eases of communicating were exceptional. Zane’s creativity let to many out-of-the-box suggestions and his ability to implement them was superlative. I have the highest regard not only for his work but for his integrity, creativity, and personality.” January 15, 2010

Tak Wong, Principal Engineer, Certeon (colleague) worked directly with you: “Zane was a colleague at Certeon. His work with the company was crucial and unique. As I remember, both the management and fellow engineers valued his contribution to the project, and we had a great relationship, both at the professional and personal level. His personal style was rather laid-back, and mild-mannered, but his work ethics were excellent – punctual, effective, and very much a team player. As I understand, Zane also has other talents in music, writing, and graphics, besides his technical expertise. It is my pleasure to provide this recommendation for him.” January 13, 2010

Jason McClinsey, Software Product Manager, M-Audio (Division of Avid Technology) (colleague) managed you: “I worked with Zane on the M-Audio Session project. He was an excellent contributor to the success of the project, and my only regret was that we were unable to work together for a longer period. Zane is highly talented, extremely loyal, and 100% dependable, and I would not hesitate to recommend him in the field of software development.” October 24, 2008

J.T. Maki, Sr. Sw Eng, Allaire/Macromedia (colleague) managed you: “It was my pleasure to work with Zane at Allaire/Macromedia. He has genuine passion for technology, willingness to tackle any and all problems and assignments, capacity to absorb new information and turn that into workable, solid solutions. In addition, he is an easy going, pleasant individual who’s easy to get along with.” September 14, 2009

Lorinda Boyd, Quality Assurance Engineer, Macromedia (colleague) worked with you: “As a Quality Assurance Engineer at Macromedia, I worked closely with Zane on a number of software projects. I regard Zane as one of the best IT professionals that I have ever had to pleasure to work with. Zane’s software projects were complex and critcal to the software application. He took great care to understand the business requirements. He delivered excellent software code based upon his equally excellent technical specifications and code documentation. Zane always did extensive testing of his software programs prior to delivering the programs for formal quality assurance testing. Zane’s efforts were instrumental in enabling the IT, Quality Assurance, and Product Managements teams to deliver quality software applications on time.” January 3, 2010

Bushan Byragani, Engineering Manager, Allaire Corp. (colleague) managed you: “Zane was a part of a different (UI) group and I convinced him to join my team as my interactions with him were very positive. As anticipated, Zane proved to be very good hire. He is extremely detail oriented, very good at verbal/written communication skills, presenting alternative solutions and seeking input. What stands out the most is the reliability as I could delegate/task and not have to worry about it being done to my expectations. Zane also a good team player who was constructive in meetings with peers and other groups such as QA and documentation. Zane was of course technically very proficient and the assumption would be that he has continued to improve and can be counted to contribute at architect level. I would recommend Zane without any hesitation as you will end with an employee who is a consummate professional requiring very little if any management.” January 4, 2010

Bob Lee, Technical Support Specialist, Crest Audio Inc. (colleague) worked with you: “I had the pleasure of working with Zane for a couple years at Crest Audio, and I knew him to be a very able and talented software developer. He also has a perfect personality for a collegial, cooperative, team-oriented work environment. He’s not only a good innovator, but also a good person for colleagues to bounce ideas off of for review and constructive criticism.” January 6, 2010

Amy Syd, “Zane has been my web-site manager for several years. He’s technically savvy, always comes up with quick solutions to problems and is kind, honest and helpful. I find him a joy to work with.”

Michael Larson, “Zane was able to take my ideas and create a website better and more functional than what I had envisioned. Also, he was easy to work with and very receptive to any modifications that I wanted for the site.”

Zola Shuman, “Working with Zane Kuchera Web Design on my website creation was a wonderful experience. Zane quickly assessed my company’s needs and with patience and creativity, he accommodated all my design “wish lists”. With his vast technical expertise and great understanding of the marketplace content requirements, he created a working website I am so happy with.”

Joe Della Penna,(client) “Zane does excellent work, as you can see and hear for yourself.”

Zola Shuman, (client) Zola hired you as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2006 and hired you more than once. Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity: “Zane’s provides excellent, timely service with great expertise and creativity. He is very personable, easy to work with and very accommodating. Consistently scoring straight A’s at Berklee College of Music, it is no wonder he is able to produce great results for his clients.” January 5, 2010


  1. Children’s Hospital Boston
  2. Clavijo Studios
  3. Patient First Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
  4. ATS Consulting
  5. Hair Crew
  6. Yoga Si Andrea Soler
  7. Angel Street Publishing Elizabeth Foley
  8. Divine Healing Elizabeth Foley
  9. Angel Spheres Cathy Corcoran
  10. Etiquetteer Robert Dimmick
  11. Earth Healing Products Jamie Murphy
  12. Joe Della Penna
  13. Zola
  14. One Voice Alliance Jene Radcliffe-Birch
  15. Celia Slattery
  16. Martha Rogers
  17. Amy Syd
  18. Karl Steudel
  19. Michael Larson
  20. Naava Piatka
  21. Certeon
  22. M-Audio/Avid/Digidesign
  23. Comtrol
  24. Allaire/Macromedia
  25. Stratus
  26. Digital Equipment Corporation
  27. Bay Networks
  28. Microcom
  29. Crest Audio
  30. Fort Monmouth Department of Defense