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Kiel Lofstrand

Senior Control Systems Programmer

Boston, Massachusetts | kiel.lofstrand@gmail.com


Profile

I am a programmer with over 16 years of experience in the communications industry. I currently hold certifications for a number of audiovisual control systems and audio DSPs. I’m looking for an opportunity to take my career to the next level.

Skillset

Control Systems: AMX, Crestron, Extron
Programming Languages: Assembly, C/C++, C#, Forth, HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Lisp, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Racket, Visual Basic
Microcontrollers: Arduino, Propeller, Raspberry Pi
Audio DSPs: Biamp, ClearOne, Crestron, Polycom, Q-SYS
Unified Communications: Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize, Microsoft

Experience

ConvergeOne - Quincy, MA (4/2010 - present)

I program AMX, Crestron, and Extron AV systems per engineering design and customer requirements. Some projects are new work involving building out a room and testing system operation from the ground up. Some work requires reverse-engineering an existing system and adapting new functionality into the design. Dispatched on service calls when tech service issues are escalated beyond the call center. Frequently consulted by pre-sales engineering to help answer control solution questions. Have spent many hours recently getting up to speed on HTML5 to fully support the next generation of user interfaces.

Advanced Media Design - Newbury Park, CA (9/2005 - 4/2010)

AMX programmer for the MediaPOINTE system. Learned control systems and how to automate auditoriums, boardrooms, and video conference systems. Started as a support desk technician and worked up to a sales engineer role. Responsible for advising customers to the best solution using our products and assisting in sales calls over phone, video, or in person. Worked on technical documentation and best practices with streaming media over IP networks. Taught industry certification classes from our office and at trade shows. Moved into AMX programming when a position became available.

Education

Associate of Science in Computer Network Systems (2005)
ITT Technical Institute - Oxnard, CA

  • Valedictorian of my graduating class
  • Studied Microsoft server and Cisco network environments

Certifications

  • Certified Crestron Master Programmer - Silver Level
  • Harman Certified Control Professional
  • Extron Control Professional
  • Biamp TesiraFORTE Certified
  • Biamp Tesira Server Certified
  • QSC Q-SYS Level 1
  • QSC Quantum Level 1
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Pexip Self-Hosted Level 1
  • Utelogy Certified Technician
  • InfoComm Certified Technical Specialist (CTS)

Projects

Some notable projects selected from my GitHub profile:


Boston, Massachusetts | kiel.lofstrand@gmail.com