MARK JERDE

Rochester, MN


OBJECTIVE
I am seeking a career in computer science which will allow me to innovate, create, and learn. I enjoy problem solving and writing software and have specific interests in OS internals, compiler theory, and device drivers. I have extensive knowledge of C/C++ and Smalltalk as well as academic and practical experience in many other languages. I have professional experience in medical devices, object oriented design, and high-performance C++. I am familiar with most common operating systems and able to learn new environments with ease.

WORK EXPERIENCE
2006- IBM Corporation. i5/OS Optimizing Translator Developer.
2001-2005 IBM Corporation. ASIC Simulation Engineer.
2000-01 Computer Science Department
Luther College
UNIX System Administrator.
1999-00 Medtronic Corporation. Summer Associate. Wrote pacemaker diagnostic software and updated software to support new hardware. (Two internships)
1999-01 Physics Department
Luther College
Lab Assistant / Grader.
1998-01 Psychology Department
Luther College
Programmer / Computer Support.
1998-99 Library & Information Services
Luther College
Computer assistant, including summer worker 1998. Hardware and software setup and maintenance.
1997 Luther College Chips Newspaper layout technician.
1997 Dining Services
Luther College
1997-98 Wal-Mart Cashier.
1996 Roseville Area High School Audiovisual technician including computer maintenance.


EDUCATION
1997-01 Luther College
Decorah, IA.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.
GPA: 3.51 Major / 3.15 Cumulative.
Minor: Math.
Deans List: Fall 1999.
Graduated: May 20, 2001.
1995-97 Roseville Area High School
Roseville, MN.
Focus: College preparatory and music.
1996-97 Mentor Connection
Century College
White Bear Lake, MN.
Advanced level study in which students are placed with mentors.
Mentorship: Music - Alto Saxophone with Kurt Claussen.


EXTRA CURRICULAR
1997-01 Luther College Luther Computer Users Group (President 1998-99), Concert Band, Wind and Percussion Ensemble, Varsity Band, Jazz Band II, Clowns outreach team, Chemistry Club, Alpha Phi Omega (national service fraternity), Taekwondo, Math Club, Focus Drama.
1996-97 Minnesota State 4-H
Arts In Band.
1995-97 Roseville Area High School Jazz Band, Morning Show, Barbershoppers, Jazz Choir, Drama technical and stage crew, Thespian Society, National Honor Society.
1993-97 Minnesota State YMCA
Youth in Government
Committee Vice-Chair, Committee Sectretary, Senate Rules Committee.
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
1996-97 High School Newspaper layout, including teaching use of software.
1995-97 High school computer technician: hardware/software installation, troubleshooting, training.


HOBBIES / INTERESTS
Bicycling Racing
Rock Climbing
Photography
Music Performance

References available upon request.

2/4/2006