Resume: Joe Wein


  Summary of
    Over 20 years of experience in operating systems, redirectors, utility and application software, from CP/M to Windows XP.  Chief architect (one of the three original engineers for DR DOS) at Digital Research UK.  Extensive experience in design of single user to multi-user, multitasking real-time operating systems and device drivers, including graphics, network, CD ROM, tape, disk and other storage drivers.  Extensive experience in internationalization issues.  Fluent in C, C++, Java, NetWare programming, assembly, DOS/Windows internals, DOS/Windows system programming, DOS/Windows application development, encryption software, and networking protocols.
  Work experience  
    2005 - Present
CrossLoop, Inc
Senior Engineer

2000 - 2002
Novell, Inc.
Senior Engineer
  • Designed and implemented NT/Windows 2000 device drivers.
  • Ported iFolder client application from Windows 9x to NT and Windows 2000.
  • Developed Java client applet for Novell iFolder.
  • Designed and developed Java-based installer for Novell iFolder server on Linux and Solaris platforms.
  • Was involved in internationalization of all iFolder components, including multi-byte / Unicode support and multi-language support for the applet.

    1995 - 2000
    PGSoft, Inc.
    Senior Software Consultant
  • Designed and implemented all NT device drivers
  • Responsible for double byte support for all PGSoft products
  • Responsible for critical components of PGSoft products, including:  the QIC floppy tape driver for Tape-it for Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98; the file system filter driver for Windows NT.
  • Participated in the implementation of all PGSoft products, including the SaveButt versioning utility (InfoWorld Product of the Year Award, 1998).
  • Developed and built NT versions of SuperDisk Accelerator (SDA); removable media encryption using file system filter drivers.  SDA was distributed by Compaq, Packard Bell/NEC, and Imation.
  • Developed and built European and Far Eastern versions of PGSoft products, including: European language versions of SDA for Windows NT; double byte character set enabled Japanese versions of SDA and SecondChance.  SecondChance was distributed by PowerQuest.

    1992 - 1995
    Novell, GmbH
    Senior Engineer
  • Worked on multitasking kernel for Novell DOS 7
  • Implemented Host Resource MIB for NMS for Novell DOS 7
  • Worked on NWCDEX CD ROM redirector for Novell DOS 7 (converted to use DPMS DOS extender)

    1989 - 1992
    Digital Research, GmbH
    Principal Consultant
  • Worked on DR Net peer-to-peer network, including new ArcNet NIOS.
  • Developed 286/386 memory manager for DR DOS 5.
  • Task switcher, VCPI and XMS 2 support for DR DOS 6.0.
  • Japanese input support for Japanese version of DR DOS.
  • Designed and implemented DPMS protected mode extender for device drivers for DR DOS 7.

    1984 - 1989
    Digital Research,
    Senior Engineer
  • International versions of CP/M-86 and Concurrent DOS (CDOS), ports to OEM machines.
  • Work on MS-DOS emulator, DOS-like utilities for CDOS.
  • Developed memory manager, some VM drivers for CDOS 386.
  • DOS-compatible native file system for CDOS XM and CDOS 386.
  • Chief architect of DR DOS, wrote file system, BIOS, various drivers.
  •   Education  
        FH Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
    Computer Science Studies



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