Carlton B. Matthews II


Carlton Matthews is a full-stack software and systems engineer with 20 years of software development experience. He is an experienced developer, team lead, and facilitator who has guided clients through problem identification and requirements gathering and has designed and developed solutions as a hands-on developer and technical lead. Mr. Matthews holds a Masters in Data Analytics, and is also an effective analyst who can study business processes to identify bottlenecks and develop solutions;
and an experienced communicator with proven experience helping clients to make software and technology decisions.

Work Experience

Principal Software Engineer - Masterpeace Solutions Ltd - Annapolis Junction, MD

June 2016 to Present
Perform mostly middleware, but additional backend and front-end development in an Agile environment using Java, JavaScript, Python, and other technologies in Linux CENTOS via an Eclipse IDE. Use a confidence interval model to develop a web application that performs anomaly detection within data streams. App consists of EXTJS/JS front end, REST middle tier with Java, Apache Tomcat, and Spring that communicate with ElasticSearch and MySQL databases.Review code for cloud analytics jobs based on HDFS and MapReduce. Utilize JSON for data transfer.

Senior Systems Engineer/Consultant - CACI NSS - Annapolis Junction, MD

May 2015 to Present
Serves as the liaison between the business customer and the technical staff.

Technologies: Develops documentation, using IBM System Architect, while assessing new services to integrate with our main application. Trains junior staff on our implementation of the agile software development methodology. Maintaining our requirements repository within VersionOne and JIRA.

Systems Engineer - Lyteworx Automation Systems - Washington, DC

April 2013 to May 2015
Engaged in the Design and Development of geospatial applications and interfaces in support of Remotely Piloted Vehicle operations.

Technologies: Initially tasked to develop an API using the PHP language and the Codeigniter framework. Migrated the API from Codeigniter to Laravel 4. The system utilized MySQL as its primary database. All development work was built through sprints as part of the agile development methodology. Created reproducible development environments using Vagrant and Puppet for Configuration Management.

Project Lead - Department of Defense - Fort Meade, MD

January 2012 to April 2013
Agile Project Manager leading a team of developers and system administrators.

Technologies: Mentored junior development staff providing training in Java using Google Web Toolkit.

Maintaining and documenting the data structures for our MS SQL Server and MySQL databases. Providing Windows Server administration and disaster recovery for our users. Building multiple agile sprint teams within our organization.

Senior IT Lead - Citigroup - Baltimore, MD

February 2008 to December 2011
Lead teams developing a enterprise level application ($125M budget) that will be utilized across all 2000+ Citifinancial branches in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Changing the current architecture from a decentralized to centralized approach. Certified Agile Scrum-master/Team Lead tasked with ensuring on time deliveries of production ready code within 4 week cycles. Lead two 15 member teams that are located in Baltimore MD, USA, Delhi and Hyderabad in India. Communicate team status to management as well as business stakeholders. Presents technical information to groups of varying different technical background. Assist team members in growing their professional skill sets as well as identifying areas of improvement. Motivate team to remain focused on our program goals in an ever changing environment. Facilitated requirements gathering with business subject matter experts as well as cross functional retrospectives.

Technical Lead - GP Strategies formerly General Physics Corporation - Elkridge, MD

October 2007 to February 2008
Replaced a client’s, internally developed, LMS with a custom configured Plateau instance. Analyzed the client’s existing data to ensure data integrity would not be lost. Completed data migration from their existing system into Plateau using custom SQL scripts. Facilitated meetings with the client to clarify requirements, share progress, and resolve issues. Configured and deployed the Plateau LMS for a client in the government contracting industry. This included the setup and configuration of ORACLE, WebSphere, and the Plateau LMS. Analyzed the client’s existing LMS system to determine integration points. Worked with third-party vendors to connect our system with their tools.

Systems Administrator - Stevenson University formerly Villa Julie College - Stevenson, MD

August 2006 to October 2007
Upgraded Blackboard LMS and integrated it with Datatel information system. Implemented online student satisfaction survey. Completed the Media Shout online streaming media server setup for the Graduate School pilot. Maintained entire client-facing online infrastructure for the University’s 2600 students with 95% uptime. Installed, integrated, and secured disparate systems needed to provide our students with toptier educational tools. Provided support for faculty and staff initiatives to integrate technology into their courses.

Technologies – Developed a website using PHP/MySQL to assist transfer students in determining course equivalency. Maintaining a JavaScript web application utilized by the IT helpdesk with a SQL Server database. Creating a web forum using Ruby. Maintaining and updating the Blackboard LMS. Supporting users using windows, MacOS and Solaris systems.

Program Chair/Academic Instructor - ITT Technical Institute - Houston, TX

June 2001 to June 2006
Program Chair for the IT program, responsible for 5 full time and 3 adjunct professors. Academic Instructor teaching students across all 4 IT programs, Network Design, Software Development, Multimedia, and Web Development. Created a framework for student success both in and outside of the classroom. Provided instructors with clear expectations and measures for success. Developed Curriculum for the Multimedia Program.

Software Engineer - SEGA of America - San Francisco, CA

June 2000 to March 2001
Managed client relationships with 3rd party development teams while maintaining the software development kit. Developed primarily in C and C++ Configured the Phantasy Star Online servers. Supported the network code optimization for Quake III Arena. This included recommending development strategies, improving programming code and creating applications for 3rd party developers.

Software Consultant - Xpedior, Inc - Landover, MD

June 1999 to June 2000
Trained new developers and facilitated requirements gathering sessions with clients. Responsible for on time deliveries of web based applications using the Silverstream application server. Developed code primarily in JAVA programming language. Maintained and administered the network infrastructure for the satellite office that I worked out of as well as the client systems deployed at their facilities.

Database Developer - NetCert Education Centers LLC - Lorton, VA

May 1997 to May 1999
Developed the Student Registration System used by the company to track students from initial contact to graduation. Helped to grow the student population through sales presentations and excellent customer service. Taught portions of the A+ desktop technician courses.

Crypto logic Material Aide - Department of Defense - Fort Meade, MD

October 1994 to August 1995


MS in Data Analytics

University of Maryland-University College - Adelphi, MD

September 2015 to December 2017

BS in Computer Information Systems

Stevenson University - Stevenson, MD

August 1995 to May 1999

Recognition / Awards

National Novel Writing Month - Speed Novelist

November 2017

Awarded by the Offices of Letter and Light for the successful completion of National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo)

Also awarded in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009.

Citigroup Process Improvement Specialist

September 2010
Awarded by Citigroup North American Operations and Technology

Citigroup Corporate Culture Champion

October 2011


Certified Agile Scrum Master

June 2008 to Present
Awarded by the Scrum Alliance