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Leslie John Sox

Master's GIST student / graduate at the North Carolina State University Center for Geospatial Analytics
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
4th generation Wake County resident, born in Raleigh, North Carolina

I worked in high speed optical networks in electronics and fiber-optics and maintained an R&D hardware development laboratory at Alcatel-Lucent in Raleigh 1997-2009. We were first to market in gigabit passive optical networking in 2005 and won a contract with Verizon FiOS in 2008. In 1997, I started as a technician performing optical module bit error rate, eye mask, extinction ratio, Tx optical output power and receiver sensitivity testing in high speed SONET (synchronous optical networks). In 2001-2009 I was a hardware design engineering technician in fiber to the home hardware development at Alcatel-Lucent in Raleigh, NC. I also have experience in schematic capture, hardware testing and in SMT electronics hardware development, Monte Vista embedded Linux for networking and ITU G.984.3 GPON fiber to the home standards. I also have graduate training in Computer Networks theory at NC State University (2013).

I have about 10 years combined experience in UNIX with HP UX and Sun Solaris. In 2013, I worked in the IBM Harrier enterprise server hardware development group in RTP on the Extreme I/O network interface card that featured AOC (active optical cables), 40GBps copper and optical QSFP. In 2011-2012 I worked at Schneider Electric in Knightdale, NC as a system validation engineer for the Wiser Efficient Home wireless ZigBee home energy monitoring project released in France. In 2014, in Durham, NC I worked in analytical troubleshooting of hardware failures for EMC Intel S2600 GZ (code name grizzly) storage servers with up to 24 TB of storage space, dual Intel Xeon processors, 256GB of RAM, RAID, 40 GB Fiber Channel SAN and 10GBE. I have attended the NC GIS conference in years 2011, 2013, 2015.

My Education

AAS Laser and Electro-Optics Technology/ Electronics/Gas and Solid State Lasers/Physics/Fiber-Optics, 1997
BS Computer Information Science/ Computer Programming/Database Development/Economics/Business/Accounting, 2007
MS Geospatial Information Science and Technology /Natural Sciences/Remote Sensing/Hydrology/Web Mapping/Python/Geospatial Modelling, 2015

Programming Language Experience

C++, Python, PostgreSQL
Web Programming - HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript
OS Experience MS, UNIX, Linux

GIS Software Experience

ArcGIS 9.3-10.2.2, OpenGeo Suite, GeoServer, Apache Server, Windows Server 2008/2012, PostGIS, GRASS GIS 7

OSGeo Experience

New member since taking a graduate Geospatial Modelling and Analysis course taught by Dr. Mitasova professor of Marine Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept/ NC State and US OSGEO representative at NC State University.
New GRASS GIS user Jan. 2015


Email: leslie.sox at gmail dot com

Profile last updated
April 22, 2015