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MICHAEL J.

DRUM
109 Noritake Drive
Cary, North Carolina 27513
H (919) 319-5171
C (919) 604-3583
md85070c@westpost.net

SUMMARY
A highly accomplished and analytical SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROFESSION
AL with a solid background in software/systems engineering, computer operations,
software, telecommunication, systems analysis, testing, technical writing, and
strategic planning. Continually identifies innovative and elegant solutions to
resolve problems. Drives improvements throughout an organization to deliver mea
surable, successful results to ensure lasting growth.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
C, C++, Java, Linux, Telecommunications Technologies---SS7, GSM, GPRS, UMTS, SIP
, SIGTRAN, VoIP

EXPERIENCE
TEKELEC, Morrisville, North Carolina 1990-2010
Systems Engineer 2008-2010
* Served as systems engineer for telecom-network monitoring solutions.
* Ensured parts of system worked well together.
* Worked closely with other engineers, designing new products.
* Organized special engineering projects.
* Researched and recommended products from third parties.
Software Engineer 4 1990-2008
* Wrote high-level and detailed design documents based on product/feature requir
ements documents.
* Reviewed, commented on, and approved technical documents written by others.
* Designed, wrote, and tested software code. Worked closely with other engineer
s.
* Developed software for four major product lines over career.
* Served as expert in SS7 telecom communication protocols, including ISUP, MTP,
SCCP, TCAP, GSM MAP, ANSI-41, INAP, LIDB, CNAM, and CAMEL.
* Used Visual Basic extensively and wrote numerous macro applications.

EDUCATION
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio
B.S., Computer and Information Science, 1989

PATENTS
US Patent 6,456,845
Three Patents Pending
PERSONAL
Married with three grown children. Enjoys motorcycle riding and the outdoors.