About Me

My name is Josh Max and I'm a Software Developer by trade, but I have a bunch of other hobbies and passions that come in handy from time to time. I usually spend my time stargazing, traveling to new places (usually with my trusty camera in hand), messing around in my lab, volunteering on a project, or putting Linux on something that I shouldn't. Right now I work at Boeing for my day job, but I'm also in charge of the Sinuous Technologies venture and the OUT | POST: a collaborative hackerspace in the Sumner industrial district. Inquiring minds are always welcome to visit me by the Ursae Majoris observatory.

Contact Details

Josh Max
WA, United States
mail@joshumax.me

Education

University of Washington

Bachelor in Computer Science May 2021

GPA: 3.88 - Emphasis on Reverse Engineering and Software Security. Member of the ACM and Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society.

Green River College

Associate of Arts April 2018

GPA: 3.96 - Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Work

Boeing

DevSecOps Product Security Engineer June 2020 - Present

Facilitating the security of mission critical projects related to Boeing's defense program. (Details on the exact nature of this position is classified; reach out directly with any questions)

University of Washington

Research Assistant January 2018 - January 2020

Facilitated remote management systems for ecological science research with minimal funding, upgraded and maintained all servers necessary for communication between field workers, and redesigned the project’s Android app for ecological research using the Kotlin programming language to increase efficiency when logging ecological data at natural preservation sites.

CodeWeavers

Software Developer March 2019 - December 2019

Added features and Win32 compatibility to the WINE codebase, wrote hybrid x86 assembly to allow 32-bit Windows applications to run on new MacOS platforms, used Valgrind to detect and patch memory leaks in WINE releases to increase code efficiency, and eliminated several bugs in the WINE file explorer implementation so it behaved more like Windows Explorer.

IBM

Assistant Compiler Developer 2017 - 2018 (dates not exact)

Assisted in porting modern versions of GCC to the POWER architecture, created a PowerPC branch of GCC 4.8 with performance and stability improvements, collaborated with upstream compiler developers to merge branched changes with main codebase while also successfully patching several software errors with PE file generation in GCC.

Skills

My professional experience encompasses the fields of embedded systems, OS theory, ML, and UNIX design principles. However, I also dabble with (astro)protography and HAM radio for fun!

  • C/C++
  • Go
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Java/C#
  • Web Technologies
  • Linux & Driver Dev
  • Embedded Systems/OS Dev
  • Reverse Engineering

Contact Form

Get in touch with me using this handy built-in form I added! Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to recieve a reply, so if it's urgent; call my phone.