Zane Kuchera is a Boston-area Multimedia Developer specializing in:
▪ Software Engineering
▪ Website Design
▪ Music Composition
▪ Sound Engineering
RECOMMENDATIONSRichard Bachur, MD. "I have worked with Zane Kuchera over the last year to develop a web-based database for a healthcare quality improvement initiative. He is professional, conscientious, reliable and skilled. The project timeline was realistic and followed. He remained very responsive throughout the process. Based on his performance, we plan to continue working with Mr. Kuchera on a new effort." June 15, 2010
Pirooz Ehsassi, Comtrol Corporation (colleague): "Zane was real helpful in mentoring and helping the more junior software engineers to understand their tasks and objectives." December 18, 2010
Judy Appel, (client) Judy hired you as a IT Consultant in 2009 and hired you more than once. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative: “I had the opportunity to have Zane design some databases for me. His insight into the needs of the department, his ability to breakdown very clearly what was required due to his experience, and his eases of communicating were exceptional. Zane's creativity let to many out-of-the-box suggestions and his ability to implement them was superlative. I have the highest regard not only for his work but for his integrity, creativity, and personality.” January 15, 2010
Tak Wong, Principal Engineer, Certeon (colleague) worked directly with you: “Zane was a colleague at Certeon. His work with the company was crucial and unique. As I remember, both the management and fellow engineers valued his contribution to the project, and we had a great relationship, both at the professional and personal level. His personal style was rather laid-back, and mild-mannered, but his work ethics were excellent - punctual, effective, and very much a team player. As I understand, Zane also has other talents in music, writing, and graphics, besides his technical expertise. It is my pleasure to provide this recommendation for him.” January 13, 2010
Jason McClinsey, Software Product Manager, M-Audio (Division of Avid Technology) (colleague) managed you: “I worked with Zane on the M-Audio Session project. He was an excellent contributor to the success of the project, and my only regret was that we were unable to work together for a longer period. Zane is highly talented, extremely loyal, and 100% dependable, and I would not hesitate to recommend him in the field of software development.” October 24, 2008
J.T. Maki, Sr. Sw Eng, Allaire/Macromedia (colleague) managed you: “It was my pleasure to work with Zane at Allaire/Macromedia. He has genuine passion for technology, willingness to tackle any and all problems and assignments, capacity to absorb new information and turn that into workable, solid solutions. In addition, he is an easy going, pleasant individual who's easy to get along with.” September 14, 2009
Lorinda Boyd, Quality Assurance Engineer, Macromedia (colleague) worked with you: “As a Quality Assurance Engineer at Macromedia, I worked closely with Zane on a number of software projects. I regard Zane as one of the best IT professionals that I have ever had to pleasure to work with. Zane's software projects were complex and critcal to the software application. He took great care to understand the business requirements. He delivered excellent software code based upon his equally excellent technical specifications and code documentation. Zane always did extensive testing of his software programs prior to delivering the programs for formal quality assurance testing. Zane's efforts were instrumental in enabling the IT, Quality Assurance, and Product Managements teams to deliver quality software applications on time.” January 3, 2010
Bushan Byragani, Engineering Manager, Allaire Corp. (colleague) managed you: “Zane was a part of a different (UI) group and I convinced him to join my team as my interactions with him were very positive. As anticipated, Zane proved to be very good hire. He is extremely detail oriented, very good at verbal/written communication skills, presenting alternative solutions and seeking input. What stands out the most is the reliability as I could delegate/task and not have to worry about it being done to my expectations. Zane also a good team player who was constructive in meetings with peers and other groups such as QA and documentation. Zane was of course technically very proficient and the assumption would be that he has continued to improve and can be counted to contribute at architect level. I would recommend Zane without any hesitation as you will end with an employee who is a consummate professional requiring very little if any management.” January 4, 2010
Bob Lee, Technical Support Specialist, Crest Audio Inc. (colleague) worked with you: “I had the pleasure of working with Zane for a couple years at Crest Audio, and I knew him to be a very able and talented software developer. He also has a perfect personality for a collegial, cooperative, team-oriented work environment. He's not only a good innovator, but also a good person for colleagues to bounce ideas off of for review and constructive criticism.” January 6, 2010
Amy Syd, "Zane has been my web-site manager for several years. He's technically savvy, always comes up with quick solutions to problems and is kind, honest and helpful. I find him a joy to work with."
Michael Larson, "Zane was able to take my ideas and create a website better and more functional than what I had envisioned. Also, he was easy to work with and very receptive to any modifications that I wanted for the site."
Zola Shuman, "Working with Zane Kuchera Web Design on my website creation was a wonderful experience. Zane quickly assessed my company's needs and with patience and creativity, he accommodated all my design "wish lists". With his vast technical expertise and great understanding of the marketplace content requirements, he created a working website I am so happy with."
Joe Della Penna,(client) "Zane does excellent work, as you can see and hear for yourself."
Zola Shuman, (client) Zola hired you as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2006 and hired you more than once. Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity: “Zane's provides excellent, timely service with great expertise and creativity. He is very personable, easy to work with and very accommodating. Consistently scoring straight A's at Berklee College of Music, it is no wonder he is able to produce great results for his clients.” January 5, 2010
OBJECTIVE: A Senior Software Engineering Position
SUMMARY: Technical Lead and C++, Database, Java, J2EE Software Application Developer
· Language: C/C++, Java, J2EE, PHP, SQL RDBMS, ColdFusion CFML, Ada, Pascal
· Platform: Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, HPUX
· API: Win32, Swing, JNI, NT Services, COM/DCOM, ODBC/JDBC, ActiveX, NT Explorer Shell and Namespace Extensions, MMC, WBEM/WMI, STL, ATL, JSP, Servlets, JavaBeans, AWT, SNMP, MIDI, Verity/K2 Server
· Tool: Microsoft Visual Studio, NetBeans, Eclipse, CVS, JRun, Jakarta Tomcat, Perforce, ClearCase, Source Safe, Bounds Checker, Purify, Borland TogetherJ and C++, Rational Rose UML
Zane Kuchera Multimedia Production & Design 7/2002-Present (Freelance / Contract)
· Children’s Hospital Boston: Database design, dynamic website developer. 2009-Present
· Certeon (Network Security/Acceleration): SQL RDBMS, J2EE, Windows, C++, Linux. Responsible for development of network management applications and network data transfer using socket programming in a multi-threaded environment. 1/05-7/05
· M-Audio/Avid/Digidesign: C++, Windows. Responsible for the development of the file category engine subsystem, and assisting with user interface programming. MS Visual Studio, Perforce. 10/04-1/05
Senior Software Engineer, ColdFusion Server Group, Visual Tools COM Group
· Responsible for designing and implementing functionality to configure and execute full-text searches of documents and database query result sets throughout the enterprise using custom gateways and Verity K2 Full-Text Search Engine technologies
· Developed in Java and C++. Used STL, JNI, JDBC, XML, MS Visual Studio, Borland JBuilder, CVS, ClearCase, Forte, and IntelliJ.
· Designed and developed Application frameworks in C++ using STL to abstract various full-text search engines and to allow Macromedia products to use common interfaces for these search capabilities; metadata collection management, indexing, searching, and reporting.
· This framework is included in the ColdFusion Application Server and is a multi-platform implementation (NT, Solaris, HPUX, Linux) and multi-lingual (25 Asian and European languages)
· Enhanced COM components in the areas of Explorer Shell and Namespace Extensions to support FTP and RDS folder management
Software Engineer Technical Lead, Windows NT System Management Group
· Developed using UML, MS Visual C++, NT services, CIMOM providers, MMC GUI integration, STL, ATL, and COM/DCOM interfaces
· Performed system requirements analysis, created functional and design specifications, mentored team members in object-oriented design, C++, COM, and WMI
· Designed and coded prototype applications related to MMC, WBEM/WMI, CIM database schemas, and policy engines
· Designed the system architecture and service interfaces
· Designed and coded several of the NT services related to Policy and Alarm Management
Digital Equipment Corporation 7/97-3/98 (sold to Cabletron)
Principal Software Engineer, Network Products
Bay Networks 12/1996-7/1997 (projects relocated to CA)
Principal Developer/Software Manager, Optivity Enterprise SNMP NMS
Software Engineer Technical Lead, SNMP NMS, expressWatch
Crest Audio 12/1991-2/1993
Software Engineer Technical Lead, Multimedia Control System NexSys
Fort Monmouth Department of Defense 7/83-12/91
Electronic Warfare Laboratories, Contracting Software Engineer
Mission Critical Intelligence Systems (Top Secret Security Clearance)
· Berklee College of Music
· Continuing Education: “Developing J2EE Applications (Servlets, JSP, EJB) With JRun”, “Java For Enterprise Systems Development”, “Java For C++ Programming”, “Java Programming Language Course”, “Microsoft WBEM/WMI”, “Microsoft NT Internals”, “Advanced Network Configuration of Bay Routers”
· American College of Computer & Information Sciences
· Brick Computer Science Institute
RECOMMENDATIONS“Zane Kuchera is a talented, conscientious, music producer/writer/ recording engineer. I hired Zane a number of times to produce/record my original songs. Zane is skilled in music production and has a professional attitude to match. I would not hesitate to recommend Zane for a variety of creative musical projects, including scoring for jingles and film/video.” - Jamie Murphy (Musician / Songwriter / Recording Artist)
"Zane worked with me composing the music for the five songs William Shakespeare wrote for his play, AS YOU LIKE IT. Unlike some composers, Zane readily understood what was needed and went about the task without flinching! Working with Zane was indeed a pleasure and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
..music is unique, beautiful, powerful, personal and moving. When a singer can open up his soul and share his feelings with people he's never met -- that's an artist." - David Logan-Morrow (playwright)
"In every song, Zane wears his heart on his sleeve, and it's a gorgeous heart. Zane's strong tenor rings out with understated candor" - Lindsay Cobb (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)
"You were professional, experienced, skilled, and extraordinarily reliable. You were familiar and confident with your work, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Not to mention you were friendly, supportive, and easy to work with! I highly recommend you for any type of composition, transcribing, or notation work" -Melissa Li (playwright, composer "Surviving The Nian", The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA)
"I was so pleased to witness Zane's debut as a solo cabaret singer at Amazing Things this week. Zane is a true delight as a person: kind and gentle and compassionate with a well of emotions that is both deep and very near the surface. These words could also be used to describe him as a performer. In a set that included John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb, and original work, Zane charmed and moved all of us and delivered a very special 40 minutes of warmth on a cold night. Bravo, Zane!" - Wayne Fritsche (Actor/Songwriter/Vocalist)
“An engaging performance where Zane, with his tall and handsome elegance, peers into your soul with his clear blue eyes and caresses you with his warm soothing vocals. He delivers the song directly to your heart from his with a beautiful balance of raw emotion infused with passion and musical technique.” - Zola (Recording Artist/Songwriter/TulipSongs International)
"Zane Kuchera sings with conviction - allowing the words to come through him and have meaning for him and the audience. His lovely tenor voice is a pleasure to hear.
You were absolutely wonderful - so open, so sincere, so communicative, so real. And you sang beautifully. Thank you for a splendid evening." - Leslie Holmes (Host, Amazing Things Arts Center)
2013 Composing, scoring, and recording for orchestra, all of the music for the new musical "THE FLAMINGO RED TEA ROOM", by playwright Martha Patterson2013 Composed, scored, recorded all of the music, and co-wrote the lyrics for the new musical "LILY", by playwright Martha Patterson2012 Composed, orchestrated, and mixed a film score for the short animation film "I'm Not Alone" by Tiffany Cooper2011 Composed, orchestrated, and mixed a film score for a Clinique Advertisement by Victoria Rivera2011 Berklee College of Music, Advanced Orchestration 22010 Berklee College of Music, Counterpoint2010 Composed, orchestrated, mastered, and released CD single "Scary Night Train"2010 Composed, orchestrated, mastered, and released CD "Stage Work - Unproduced Instumentals For Musical Theatre"2010 Composed, orchestrated, mastered, and released CD single "Horror House"2010 Produced and engineered "Lonely Boy", recorded by Jamie Murphy2010 Produced and engineered "Just Loving Me" by Jamie Murphy2009 Berklee College of Music, Orchestration2009 Scored music for independent film “Catching On” by Chuck Pistorino2009 Scored music for theatre musical “Parsifal” by David Morrow2009 Scored music for “In The Light” meditation CD by Pam Trosino2009 Arranged and engineered “Singing To Learn" educational music CD by the Lexington School System2008 Scored music for independent film “Safety Deposit Dreams” by Zachary Wilson2008 Produced and engineered “Singer/Songwriter Showcase” music CD featuring Zola, Elena J, Amy Syd, Jon Gilbert Leavitt, Rachel Katz, Zane Kuchera, Jenee Halstead, Martha Rogers, and Wayne Fritsche2007 Berklee College of Music, Music Production and Engineering2007 Berklee College of Music, Blues and Rock Piano Performance2006 Arranged and engineered “Girl In The Picture Frame” music CD by Rachel Katz2007 Featured vocal performer at The Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA2006 Arranged and engineered “An Arm Full of Flowers” music CD by Amy Syd2006 Composed arranged keyboardist vocalist produced engineered “Shakespeare’s As You Like It - A New Musical Soundtrack” music CD2006 Music Director arranger composer for theatre musical Shakespeare In The Park, “As You Like It”2006 Berklee College of Music, Film Scoring2006 Keyboardist vocalist at BACA Open House, Club Cafe, Boston, MA2005 Music Composer transcriber for theatre musical “Surviving The Nian” by Melissa Li, The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA2005 Music Director arranger composer for theatre musical “Shelter” by Doug Allen2005 Berklee College of Music, Lyric Writing Degree2004 Berklee College of Music, Contemporary Writing and Production Major, Voice Department2003 Mastering engineer for “Zola’s Jollypop Stagecoach” music CD by Zola Shuman2003 Keyboardist vocalist at TCAN The Center For Arts In Natick, Natick, MA2002 Composed arranged keyboardist vocalist produced engineered “Patterns” music CD1999 Keyboardist vocalist at Coffeehouse At The Mews, Provincetown, MA
Preview and Buy Zane's albums on iTunesPreview and Buy In The Light album (Zane's 60 minute soundtrack) on iTunes
ClientsLexington Education FoundationLexington Music Art and Drama StudentsCheryl ForsytheMaryellen LeelmanDebbie SideDoug AllenElena JJenee HalsteadJon Gilbert LeavittRachel KatzGazebo Players of Medfield, MADavid Logan-MorrowZolaOne Voice Alliance Jene Radcliffe-BirchMartha RogersAmy SydJamie MurphyCathy CorcoranNeil DiercksPam TrosinoWayne FritscheNick PistorinoZachary WilsonMelissa LiAbe RybeckThe Theater Offensive
This music is all mine. I composed, arranged, and performed all of the instruments. My recording studio is where I engineered the performance, recording, and mastering. My larger collection of music is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. Enjoy my art !
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