Darron Vanaria




  • To work as a professional software developer, assisting a team in all aspects of software creation and maintenance: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and support.
  • To assist with database support if needed, using SQL to check data integrity and tracking down potential bugs, and writing reports to summarize data for other company departments to use.



·        6 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working as a software quality assurance specialist and tester.

  • 8 years of experience working in software-based team environments.
  • Knowledge of and exposure to the full life-cycle of software development, including requirements gathering, writing use cases, software design, code implementation, testing and bug tracking, and user support after production releases.


Professional Experience

Private Tutor (01/07/2014 – Present)

Wyzant (www.wyzant.com)

  • Logged over 200 hours of private, in-person tutoring using Wyzant to find local students. Average 5-star rating from 68 individual home visits (rated by parents). Focus is primarily on teaching programming (Java, Python, and C/C++) and software architecture.
  • Projects included game programming, Minecraft mod programming, video capture, AI implementation such as Naive Bayes algorithm, microcontroller and robotics programming.


Software Engineer / Integration Specialist (09/04/2007 – 08/23/2013)

New Global Telecom / Comcast (143 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80228)

  • Followed a career path from testing software to integration projects to software development.
  • Tested in-house software to meet specifications. Resolved software support issues.
  • Worked extensively with large teams from various company departments, including Marketing, Billing, and Customer Service. Successfully gathered software requirements from these teams to deliver software changes that each department needed.


Lab Technician (04/01/2006 – 08/01/2007)

Lancaster Labs contract at Amgen Inc. (5550 Airport Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80301)

  • Maintained inventory of pharmaceutical drug samples by using inventory management software.


Software Tester (09/01/2004 – 07/01/2005)

Tek Systems contract at Level 3 Communications (1025 Eldorado Boulevard, Broomfield, CO 80021)

  • Worked with QA team to test in-house telecom network configuration software (black box testing).
  • Assisted in automating front-end GUI regression testing on several applications.



Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, SUNY Stony Brook, NY (May 2002)

  • Double majored in Computer Science and Psychology.
  • 2 year internship working as a software developer for the university’s psychology (psycholinguistics) department.