Rus Berrett

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about me

Software development engineer with a track record of building successful end-to-end hosting solutions that synthesize technical, operational, and stakeholder requirements. Uses industry best practices and processes to design and implement services and applications that meet customer needs.

areas of expertise

C, C#, Perl, Python, Powershell, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bourne-shell/bash, XSL, XML, FreeBSD, Linux, Apache, MySQL, system programming, system administration, web development, interface design, cloud computing, agile methodologies


February 2017 - present

Assistant Instructor, C# (Bellevue College). Assistant instructor for entry-level C# programming courses that covers designing and writing C# computer programs using basic coding structures, classes, methods, and error handling.

April 2015 - January 2016

Software Development Engineer (NTT America). Developed open-source control panel software for system administration of virtualized private servers and cloud-based instances. The software is platform independent (FreeBSD/Linux) as well as distribution aware (Debian/RHEL).

  • Delivered cross platform functionality
  • Optimized server configuration and performance
  • Developed frontend UI and backend API
  • Managed open-source project using github

September 2000 - March 2015

Software Development Engineer (NTT/Verio). Contributed to the development of various software packages for NTT/Verio's hosting platforms (FreeBSD, Linux, Cloud) including a server/client Control Panel built on a client-side XSL transform processor and a server-side XML-based API written in Perl. Capabilities included all aspects of system administration. Maintained third-party software installations (e.g. Apache, sendmail, et al), applied security and software patches, as well as identified and resolved system performance issues.

employment (cont)

January 1998 - August 2000

Software Development Engineer (Verio, Inc.). Built database-driven customer-facing "backroom" software to manage account profiles, virtual server instances, billing, DNS, and domain registrations. Built a light-weight client-side virtual private server administration suite to manage users, domains, and mail.

August 1995 - December 1997

Webmaster/Co-Founder (Internet Servers Inc.). Built a web hosting business that achieved seven-figure revenue within two years. Sold venture successfully to Verio, Inc.

April 1995 - September 1996

Software Manager (Engineering Computer Graphics Lab). Managed and led a small team of programmers responsible for the development of the Groundwater Modeling System (GMS), a software platform used to create groundwater and subsurface simulations in a 3D environment.

January 1992 - March 1995

Software Developer (Engineering Computer Graphics Lab). Developed and maintained engineering and visualization software (Surface-water Modeling System, Groundwater Modeling System, Watershed Modeling System) used by engineering firms and government agencies.


Bellevue College

C# Programming



education and service


MS, Civil Engineering (Brigham Young University)

1987-1988, 1991-1994

BS, Civil Engineering (Brigham Young University)


Volunteer LDS Missionary (Taiwan)

interests and hobbies

Family. Church. Open-water Swimming. Mandarin Chinese.