Jacob Calvert

Huntsville, AL · 205.492.2663 · jacob.n.calvert@gmail.com

I'm a dedicated lifelong learner who thrives in challenging environments. I love tackling tough problems and possess a fierce determination which stems from a strong internal drive. I've worked in telecommunications, aerospace & defense, and cybersecurity. I'm a founder of two businesses and a lover of all things tech. Let's get connected!

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." · Psalms 91:1-2


Experience

Principal Engineer and Product Lead

Dark Sky Technology (Dark Sky)

I lead devleopment of the Bulletproof Trust platform. Bulletproof Trust provides insights about open-source software so you can decide what can be trusted before it's built and deployed. We collect and analyze hundreds of data points on the who, what, and where of software, and provide advanced analyses to de-risk your team's use of open-source.

January 2023 - Present

Founder and CEO

Atlas Connex (AtlasConnex.com)

Atlas Connex is a robust and reliable data routing platform for engineers, which empowers you to bridge applications without the overhead of building and maintaining an event management system.

March 2022 - Present

Co-founder and Technology Lead

Masters Management (getm2.com)

Masters Management (M2) is a management consultancy which focuses on transparency, stewardship, and generosity. We strive to transform businesses into lean and profitable operations so they can be generous with their assets. W e achieve this by leveraging best practices and new technology to simplify, streamline, and bring agility to legacy business operations. I provide technology and integration expertise to the M2 team.

November 2022 - Present

Field Application Engineer

Wind River Systems (Wind River)

As a Field Application Engineer at Wind River, I managed all the technical needs for around 30 accounts. I served as a single point of contact for for all of my accounts and worked with new and existing customers to architect solutions to meet their current and future needs. I also supported Wind River at trade shows and seminars by providing demonstrations, interacting with attendees to answer questions, and highlighting Wind River's technology capabilities.

April 2018 - December 2022

Software Engineer

Abaco Systems

At Abaco (formerly GE Intelligent Platforms) I maintained and improved their FPGA-based IPMI/BMC codebase by creating a board support abstraction, allowing us to port the bulk of feature and runtime support from older platforms to a newer, more robust FPGA+ARM core SoC. I previously designed, built, and tested VxWorks booard support packages (BSPs) as well as peripheral drivers. Additionally, I helped pioneer the use of Agile methodologies in the embedded software team by becoming a Certified Scrum Master and leading Scrum efforts (planning, backlog assignment and issue disposition, standups, etc.).

May 2016 - April 2018

Software Engineer (Intern)

Textron Systems

Responsibilities included the design and implementation of services in a multi-platform service oriented architecture, cooperation with Systems Engineers on test plan development, and individual contributions to team projects within an Agile process.

June 2015 - September 2015

Other Internships and Co-ops

(various organizations)

I worked as a Software Engineer throughout my college career at various organizations. Please see my resume for details on these experience.

January 2013 - June 2015

Education

University of Alabama

Bachelor of Science | Computer Engineering and Mathematics
Embedded Systems Focus
August 2011 - May 2016

Locust Fork High School

Technical Education Advanced Diploma
Drafting and Design / Pre-engineering Focus
August 2007 - May 2011

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • C
  • C++
  • Rust
  • Assembly(ARMv8)
  • Assembly(x86_64)
  • Python
  • RDBMS(MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Graph DBMS(Neo4j, Neptune)
Key Skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Embedded systems design, implementation, debugging, and deployment
  • Enterprise-sized, multi-dependency microservice architecture design, implementation, debugging, and deployment
  • Strong Systems Engineering background across multiple disciplines

Bio

My name is Jacob and I wear many hats. At work I'm a builder and a learner, at home I'm a husband, father, and friend. Everywehre I go I'm a Christ-follower.

I love building things and learning while doing it. I've always got a project going on (usually more than one iron in the fire), and they're usually in multiple disciplines. I'm extremely self-motivated and work best when I am stretching my abilities for a goal. I love a good challenge. Check out the projects list or my GitHub for what's been going on lately.


Projects

F3 Huntsville

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith | Huntsville Region Website

I serve as the Commz Q for F3 Huntsville region. F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, Faith and is a men's workout group which holds as its mission the invigoration of male community leadership. As the Commz Q, I maintain the website, Slack chat, and other communications-related items.

F3Huntsville.com

Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series

(series from previous blog)

This series of posts is focused around virtualization and how we can use it in embedded systems to build better, more scalable and more secure systems. It's broken down into several parts:

Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Introduction

Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Types of Virtualization

Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Applications in the Real World

Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Containers Deep Dive

Virtualization for Embedded Systems Series: Type-2 Hypervisors

HotMic

(project from previous blog)

This project is my first foray into “from scratch” guitar electronics. I started with the simplest of all possibilities: a clean boost guitar pedal. I called it the HotMic because it should give a boost of 2x-4x from the input signal (and because all good guitar pedals have a cool name!). There is no code in this design because all the electronics are analogue. My blog post on the project sums up the parts and step.

Intro, Schematic + Layout

Build, Test + Demo

littleKernel

(project from previous blog)

This project is the starting point for a large MIDI music controller. littleKernel> is a multitasking kernel targeted at the AVR platform. This project will eventually flow into the MIDI control surface project. The multitasking system will handle MIDI events, as well as read potentiometers, faders, a scroll wheel, some buttons, and drive an LCD.

littleKernel Source Code

Old Blog Posts

(other posts previous blog)

I kepts a blog for many years, writing on the topics of technology, music, and many others. I've archived them here.

Archive