About Me

My name is Matt Eskridge. I am a Seattle-based software engineer and Front-end UI/UX designer. I have experience building desktop and web full stack applications. I can work at every stage of the process: conceptual, design, development, & maintainence.

My hobbies include reading fiction, listening to music, and consuming sci-fi in all its varieties. Some of my favorite works include Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings, George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones, Peter F. Hamilton's Pandora's Star, and Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series. I'm also an avid Green Day fan, with a special place in my heart for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Aerosmith, Muse, Boston, and Billy Joel. I enjoy Battlestar Gallactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and HBO's Game of Thrones.

I am currently a Software Engineer at Blue Origin, an aerospace company in Kent, Washington founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin aims to make space travel more affordable through developing new space & rocket technology.

Experience

Software Engineer. Blue Origin, LLC. Kent, WA. 2016-Present

Blue Origin, LLC is developing technologies to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability. Blue Origin has adopted an incremental approach, with each development step building on the prior development. I am currently a Software Engineer at Blue Origin.

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Software Developer. Wyle, Inc CAS Group. Huntsville, AL. 2012-2016

At Wyle, I developed software to visualize the locations of aircraft and represent the status of radar systems. This software was used to monitor the realtime status of systems tests, and to analyze system data. The software, which I designed architecturally and helped lead the development of, is used regularly by the US Army's C-RAM program.

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Skills

  • Java (7 Years)
  • PHP (7 Years)
  • JavaScript, Ruby
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Web & Desktop
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML5, CSS3, JS
  • Laravel, Rails, Cake
  • Full Stack Dev.
  • Java Swing
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Forms
  • Cloud/VPS Servers
  • OpenStack
  • AWS EC2, S3
  • Ubuntu, RHEL
  • SSH, FTP
  • cPanel/WHM, LAMP
  • TCP/IP, UDP/IP
  • HTTP, SSL
  • Wireshark
  • MySQL
  • MS SQL Server
  • SQLite
  • NASA WorldWind
  • Java OpenGL
  • 3D Modeling
  • DIS Simulations
  • Radar Systems
  • Aircraft & Rockets

Education

B.S., COMPUTER SCIENCE. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE. 2012-2016

I graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville's Computer Science program in 2016. Coursework included Cloud Computing, Network Security, Algorithms, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Assembly Language Programming, Data Structures, Linear Algebra, Probability & Statistics, & Astronomy.

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Awards

  • Intel International Science & Engineering Fair
    • Finalist: 2010 (San Jose, California)
  • Alabama Science & Engineering Fair
    • 1st Place, Computer Science: 2011
    • 1st Place, Physics & Astronomy: 2009, 2010
    • Special Awards: Intel Excellence in Computer Science, IEEE Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Award, Society of American Military Engineers (1st place), Office of Naval Research Medal. Huntsville Electro-Optics Society Award. Director's Award & Scholarship.
  • North Alabama Regional Science & Engineering Fair
    • 1st Place, Computer Science: 2011, 2012
    • 1st Place, Physics & Astronomy: 2009, 2010
    • Yale Engineering Association Award. SPIE Award.

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