Brian K. Yoder

Brian K. Yoder

CTO, Vice President of Engineering, Architect

    626-255-3338    Pasadena, California    LinkedIn

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Key Points

  • 20+ Years of Engineering Management, Building Teams from Startups to 130 Members
  • Rare Combination of Skills: Management, Architecture, Business
  • Expertise in Web Technologies, Networking, Security, Scalable Computing, and Games
  • Initiated the Norton AntiVirus Product Line

Work Experience



Brian Yoder Consulting

  • Business Strategy, Project Management, & Technology Consulting
  • Architecture and Product Design
  • Web Applications
  • Hands-on Development

  • Virtual Reality Games
  • Security/Malware
  • Call Center Automation
  • Social Networking
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • High Performance Computing

  • Linux, Apache, Java, PHP, C++, jQuery, MySQL, Javascript, Windows, Mobile Apps,


Director of Software Development

DocMagic, Inc.

  • Managed the development team that produces 60% of the mortgage documents in the US
  • Implemented agile management methodologies
  • Designed long-term document archival technology stack

  • Expert systems for legal compliance for more than 5,000 banks
  • Management of more than 100,000 financial forms

  • Linux, Windows, Apache, Java, Hibernate, PHP, Doctrine, NoSQL, Universe, MongoDB


Vice President of Engineering

Scalable Network Technologies

  • Battlefield simulation and communication effects
  • High fidelity network simulation and emulation
  • Security analysis and penetration testing
  • Managed development operations in a defense contracting company of 50 engineers
  • Implemented agile management methodologies
  • Revised key architectural components and helped set new product direction
  • Technical training and mentoring
  • Engineering teams in Los Angeles and India

  • Network performance analysis
  • Big data collection and analysis
  • High performance visualization tools
  • Distributed simulation

  • Linux, Windows, Apache, TCP/IP and a huge number of low level protocols, Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), Exata, QualNet, Penetration Testing, MAK VR Forces, AGI STK, HLA, DIS Read More

2009 - 2012

Vice President of Engineering


  • Anti-virus anti-malware software
  • Performance optimization software
  • Rebuilt the engineering team almost from scratch to a total of 20
  • Reduced software distribution SKUs from over 3000 to 3
  • Improved threat signature collection by a factor of 10 and performance by a factor of 4
  • Engineering teams in Los Angeles and India

  • Threat research systems (spiders, sandboxes, and human analysis)
  • Patented peer-to-peer signature collection and distribution
  • Malware detection via computer vision
  • X-Ray threat visualization interface
  • E-commerce and enterprise systems design
  • Configuration management and monitoring
  • Analytics systems

  • Linux, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS) (EC2, SS3, SMS, RDB, SQS. etc.), C++, C#, MFC, Silverlight, Microsoft Expression, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Sinatra, Haml, Interactive Intelligence, InContact, RightNow, MarketLive, SQL Server, Norman Sandbox, SurveyMonkey, Apache ServiceMix Read More

2007 - 2009

Chief Architect


  • Technology Incubator
  •, the world's second-largest online printing company
  • Reduced lost packages on the factory floor by 1000%
  • Team building and agile project management
  • Managed teams in California, China, and Russia

  • California state court case management system (FACCTS)
  • Industrial equipment design
  • Factory floor control systems
  • E-commerce systems

  • Linux, Windows, PHP, Smarty, C++, Java, TomCat, Hibernate, Spring, Capistrano, Apache Mule, Apache ActiveMQ, MapReduce, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, SurveyMonkey, Puppet, Asterisk, ATG Read More

2005 - 2007

Chief Technology Officer

Codefire Studios

  • Video game development
  • Built software, visual design, audio and music, and operations teams from scratch
  • Managed teams in California, China, Isle of Man, and Texas
  • High availability distributed micro-transaction system
  • Art direction

  • Linux, Windows, Java, C++, Java, Tomcat, Hibernate, Spring, OpenGL, DirectX, 3D Studio Max Read More
Previous Employment:
  • Architect at EarthLink Network
  • CEO at US Networx
  • Senior Software Designer at Peter Norton Computing/Symantec

Technical Experience

SecurityEnterprise SystemsWeb Applications
Game DevelopmentSimulationArtificial Intelligence
Utility SoftwareOffset PrintingUser Interfaces
Distributed SystemsSQLHigh Availability Systems
Operating SystemsCompilersDomain Specific Languages
Network ProtocolsMalwareScientific Computing
3D AnimationC++Java
Cloud ComputingAmazon Web ServicesFactory Floor Systems


Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

  • B.S. in computer science and minor in mathematics, graduated
  • M.S. in computer science, coursework completed ABD

Other Activities

References available on request.
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