Daniel Emmett Schmidt

daniel@emmettschmidt.com | 267.721.2347

An experienced and agile software developer and consultant with over five years of field experience and a passion for providing customer solutions.

Education and Skills:

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

August 2017 ‑ December 2019

Master of Business Administration

Core Skills:

Business Analytics, R, Hadoop, Apache Spark



University of California, Berkeley

November 2014 ‑ December 2016

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Information Systems Management

Core Skills:

C++, SQL, Requirements Analysis, E-R mapping



American University, Washington DC

September 2006 ‑ May 2010

Bachelor of Arts: Economics & International Studies

Professional Experience:

IBM, Software Developer

March 2020 ‑ Present

IBM has led the business technology sector for over 100 year and provides premier technology support to the Department of Defense and its subsidiaries.

Led singlehandedly all software projects for the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Critical Infrastructure program, which tracks and reports on military asset redundancy as well as foreign adversarial and natural disaster contingencies using primarily ASP.Net and JS-based web apps.

Completely reengineered the customer web application’s geo-mapping interface to work with new Geospatial Intelligence Agency APIs with plugin capability for Python and Node.js.

Pioneered use of version control and iterative development environments for the customer’s code base within highly classified network environments.

Completed previously delayed migration of all customer MS SQL Server database systems to remote cloud servers within two months of start date.

Edge360, Software Developer

January 2019 ‑ March 2020

Edge360 provides 3D geospatial security software for the US Marine Corps Security Group.

Designed and built dozens of security device drivers, management applications, and data integration and reporting applications (using .Net, C#, and other technologies) for use by the marines in every US Embassy abroad.

Cleared backlog of three primary application drivers that were up to six months overdue for delivery to Government Accountability Testing within a month of start date.

Managed a team that completed a software plugin for the customer’s application that acted as a customizable simulator for real world security situations to train application users.

Pioneered using Python and PowerShell for remote application installations at Edge360.

Led adoption of automated integration testing of code using MS Test and MS Project to improve quality control and continuous development.

Mythics Inc., Database Developer

March 2016 ‑ January 2019

Mythics Inc. provides elite database integration, resale, and consulting services.

Guaranteed high availability of over ninety regional and central databases supporting the State Department’s passport agency application infrastructure via Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle applications.

Led implementing Desired State Configuration via PowerShell for automated server infrastructure deployment.

Led management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux DMZ servers via Bash scripts.

Automated internal audit processes reporting on server databases to reduce average report generating time from one week to less than one hour.

Led team effort to improve SharePoint use as a single point for knowledge and resource sharing.

Acquia, IT Analyst

November 2014 ‑ December 2015

Acquia is the premier service-as-a-software startup for the Drupal content management system.

Provisioned, administered and triaged over two dozen primary cloud systems, served as the primary point of contact for an 800 person workforce for all internal tech support issues.

Led all of Acquia’s cloud-based applications and systems technical trainings for new employees.

Created Acquia’s first ever comprehensive documentation of the IT department’s systems and process life-cycle for employee provisioning.

Accomplished via JavaScript full automation of systems for making key provisioning requests including for new contractors, security access requests, Google Enterprise app changes, etc.

US Peace Corps, Philippines, Education Specialist

July 2012 ‑ October 2014

The US Peace Corps in the Philippines develops human capital through citizen-to-citizen diplomacy.

Taught a minimum of 20 hours of English a week at a Filipino High School while designing, managing and implementing additional projects to impact the community of Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

Led USAID’s Padayon Mindanao project to improve peacebuilding and development in rural Mindanao through training-of-trainer conferences on livelihood skills, civics, and environmental education.

Improved average English reading scores for host community’s graduating students from the 32nd to the 17th percentile on the Philippines National Achievement Test.

Department of State SEVIS Administrator at the IVLP

October 2010 ‑ May 2012

The International Visitor Leadership Program is the State Department’s lead professional exchange program.

Coordinated with 60+ public/private partners and managed hundreds of data exchanges per week with ICE through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Managed a SharePoint database for an office of 50+ project managers.

Rehabilitated the in-house process of requests for data exchanges to eliminate frequent backlogs.

The Embassy of Iraq in Washington, Political Affairs Intern

June ‑ August 2010

The National Institutes of Health, Office Automation Clerk

May 2009 ‑ August 2010

Thrive DC, Community Relations Intern

February 2009 ‑ May 2009

Language Skills:

Filipino (Tagalog): Advanced fluency gained through two years of total immersion in rural communities in the Philippines - also some ability with the local dialect of Bicol.

German: Basic fluency gained through seven years of academic study.

Hungarian: Limited working knowledge gained through six months of immersion in Budapest.

Spanish: Limited working knowledge, currently studying though Duolingo.

Arabic: Full ability to read and write script, limited working knowledge gained through one year’s academic study.


Letters to DHHS

Letters to DHHS - a series of videos for the folks back home I made during my Peace Corps service.