Thomas Straub

Houston, Texas, United States

Yearly Stats: $2,622 Earned |

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Thomas Straub

Software Engineer for over 35 years, and over 20 years on the Internet. A team player with proven skills in software design, systems analysis, database implementation and project management.

Since 2003 I have been developing web sites on the Internet for clients based on the LAMP platform (based on PHP and/or Perl). Sites are designed with high security and fast response time as top priorities. The categories of sites developed include E-Commerce, Single Product Sales, Professional Services, Auctions, Article Sites and Blogs. Technologies used in the development of sites include: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl, C/C++ and HTML/CSS.


Eastern Illinois University
B.S. Computer Management
1978 - 1982

College of DuPage
A.A. Computer Science
1976 - 1978


President and CEO
2003 - Present
President and CEO of web hosting company that offers clients custom web system development on the the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl) platform.

S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
Senior Systems Analyst
1993 - 2002
Advanced through several roles over time as an IT Security Analyst (1993-1995), Network Team Leader (1995-1996), Systems Project Leader (1996-1997), and Materials Management Senior Project Analyst (1997-2000), and Web Senior Systems Analyst (2001-2002).

PC Discount Masters
1992 - 1993
As President and Owner of independent computer consulting company, primarily worked on several short-term contracts for clients setting up local area networks,

Crown Services
Senior Systems Analyst
1990 - 1991
As Senior Systems Analyst, converted Honeywell based Ultimate system to an IBM RS/6000 platform running VMark Universe under AIX.

U. S. Viedotel
Senior Programmer Analyst
1989 - 1990
As Senior Programmer Analyst, developed on-line applications for the U.S. Videotel network using Minitel technology imported from France.

Questech Inc.
Software Development Manager
1987 - 1989
As Software Development Manager, Managed development of retail store point-of-sale and office management software system named WISP.

Grant Systems, Inc.
Systems Analyst
1984 - 1987
As Systems Analyst, team developing the FIN/SIM II real estate software.

Work Terms

My preference is for fixed-cost projects where the Business Client does not pay anything unless satisfied with the results.