Michael Fried
Results-oriented professional with skills in quantitative finance and math seeking a permanent postion in software development in a financial/trading environment.
MS in Financial Markets. Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business, November 2007

Financial Engineering and Programming Concentration. Coursework included Financial Modeling, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Bayesian Inference and Active Portfolio Management.
BS in Engineering. University of Illinois at Chicago.

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Systems emphasis.
Computer Skill Summary
Experience Summary
Arbalest Incorporated , Chicago
10/1993 - Present
Self-owned consulting business. Project details are in their respective sections.
Consultant to US Biometrics, Naperville, IL.
Technologies: C++, STL, biometrics
Design and implementation of various features for a system based on fingerprint biometrics.
Consultant to ECI Global Systems, Chicago
Technologies: VC++, MFC, VB, Linux

Customized an order routing/trade management system used by Market Makers at the CBOE. Made additional enhancements such that the system could be used by the Chicago Stock Exchange as an Internet based back-up to their order entry system.

Consultant to Security-Link/Ameritech, Oak Brook, IL.
Technologies: C++, Windows NT
Design, coding and testing of a system used to verify the identity of incarcerated persons, parolees and officers based on voice biometrics.
Consultant to Telehub Communications, Gurnee, IL.
Technologies: C++, Solaris
Created designs and programs for new systems including architectures, feasibility studies, proof of concept implementations and performance evaluations.
Consultant to Ameritech, Chicago, IL.
Technologies: C++, Solaris/Windows
Developed, tested and integrated components for a 3-tier sales compensation system.
Consultant to First Options, Chicago, IL.
Technologies: Project Management
Project manager responsible for transitioning an order routing system from a service bureau to an in-house system.
Classified Ventures, Chicago
Permanent Postion - Duration: 18 months
Technologies: VC++, MFC, SQL Server, HTML, XML, UML, Rational Rose.
Developed systems in support of Classified Ventures' suite of real estate related web sites including
Chicago Research and Trading (Now Bank of America)
Permanent Postion - Duration: 7 years.
Technologies: C, Shell Scripts, Apollo/HP UNIX, RPC, DSEE/ClearCase.
Project leader and senior developer for worldwide data distribution system used to transport financial market data, news and in-house application data throughout the company, providing an infrastructure for several real-time trading systems. This system evolved into middleware for in-house applications before similar functionality was commercially available.
  • Initially, solely responsible for full lifecycle development through multiple project phases.
  • Gained additional responsibilities for project leadership as the system grew into a team project.
  • Responsible for architecture, design, programming, testing and 24x7 support.
Telecom Engineer - Responsible for seeking out problems and inefficiencies within the telecommunications department, then defining and implementing solutions to them.
Rockwell International, SSD - Downers Grove, IL.
Permanent Postion - Duration: 4 years.
Technologies: C, Assembler, Electronic Circuit Design, Fault Tolerance, Telecommunications
Software Engineer - Implementation of synchronous protocols (X.25, X.75, BX.25) enabling the linking of Rockwell's switching systems to centralized sites for control and monitoring and access to remote databases. Gained knowledge of layered communication protocols and real-time fault-tolerant software.

Electrical Engineer - Electronics design for fault-tolerant, 8000 port, time division multiplexing switching matrix. Gained understanding of the concepts of fault tolerance, fault-tolerant hardware design and telephony.