Peter O'Rourke

Senior Software Engineer at Netscape Communications / AOL

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Education

Bachelor/Degree

Previously spent 12 years working in the tech sector. Since 2004 I have been self-employed engaging in roles from web-developer and photographer to taxi driver. Now I want to re-enter industry and get down and dirty in technology and software again but with a renewed passion.

Peter O'Rourke's Professional Experience

1998 - 2004

Netscape Communications / AOL - Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer:
AOL Client Localisation: (Proprietary) Reporting to the AOL Client localisation manager I was lead engineer responsible for localising AOL Client into main European languages including UK-English, French, German, Spanish.
AOL Forms Development: (Proprietary) Responsible for development and localisation for AOL Client and Server delivered forms (proprietary) and release of these forms through client and server release mechanisms.
'Love@AOL': (Perl/CGI), Maintenance, development and co-ordination of major releases of internet-based product in five countries.
Internationalisation: Part of a team who created internationalisation evaluations for the product which Netscape released.
AOL TOD Release: (Proprietary) AOL Client update localisation and release.
Netscape Client Build & Release: (Perl/CGI) Responsible for client build machines based in Dublin and Mountainview and development of build scripts. Release of builds to internal staging servers and then to public ftp sites.
Netscape Client & Server Localisation: Windows/Unix/Mac client localisation using industry standard technologies.

Key Skills
CGI FTP internet Mac Perl perl/cgi Scripting Senior Software Engineer spanish Team Lead Unix Windows
1997 - 1998

Visio - Localisation Manager

Responsibilities included managing multiple teams of software engineers involved in the localisation of Visio product.

Key Skills
engineers Project Management
1997 - 1997

Metacreations - Software Engineer / Project Manager

Responsible for creating localisation kits from US product, managing the localisation of the product and rebuilding localised product.

Key Skills
Mac outsourcing Project Management Vendor Management
1995 - 1997

Creative Labs - Software Engineer

Localisation and product release of Creative localised device drivers and software to DVD replication

Key Skills
Drivers DVD Replication Software Localisation
1994 - 1995

Symantec - QA Engineer

Responsible for testing Symantec localised product including Timeline, Norton Anti-Virus, and Norton Commander development project. Additionally managed the localisation and testing of Norton Commander into 9 other languages.

Peter O'Rourke's Education and Qualifications

2011

Bachelor/Degree - Photography

Griffith College Dublin

The syllabus for this program leaned towards commercial photography concentrating on technical aspects of photography and business of running a pro photography practice. This included website development as a module in both second and third years along with the more technical photography modules.

1992

Bachelor/Degree - Mathematics, Economics (Statistics)

UCD

Peter O'Rourke's Additional Information

Interests

My main interests are photography followed closely by website design, architecture, music and travelling (when I get the chance). I enjoy the occasional game of basketball and also cycle (again when I get the chance)