Bell Flight Bell Flight

I worked as a Python developer within Bell’s Innovation group, primarily focusing on fleet simulation and DevOps.

  • Rearchitected a SQL server data analysis workflow with Databricks and Azure Batch to save over $30k annually
  • Automated testing, static code analysis, and deployments with Azure Pipelines
  • Developed a process for repeatable mass deployments of mission software onto air-launched drones
  • Participated in test events and provided on-site customer support for mission-critical software
  • Simplified Python code distribution and re-usability using JFrog Artifactory
  • Volunteered with the Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics competition for high-school students as the lead software engineer writing control software, documentation, and answering student questions
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L2 Aviation L2 Aviation

My first summer at L2 Aviation was primarily focused on programming. I developed a tool in VBA using the AutoDesk Inventor API that could automatically generate a bill of materials (BOM). The structure used at L2 was quite complicated, and the normal built-in tools could not facilitate their format. This tool also added a lot of error checking, and support for more niche features, like automatically including an extra 10% quantity of small, easy-to-lose components. BOMs used to be generated by hand by engineers and this tool made it automatic and under 5 minutes. After my experience with this, I was able to develop a small handful of other automation tools for AutoDesk Inventor with VBA.

I also worked on an internal wiring management tool that was written in Python, utilized Qt, and was backed by a Microsoft SQL Server.

Additionally, I was tasked with setting up and configuring their new AutoDesk Vault server. I created all the workflows, set all the policies and got everything organized. This was very helpful, as I utilized this a lot in my next summer there.