Eric van Bezooijen



Employment in a challenging software development environment where my many years of solid industry experience can be put to good use.


University of California at Berkeley
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Operating Systems Windows, UNIX (Linux, MacOSX, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD)
Architectures Sun (SPARC, x86-64), HP (PA-RISC), IBM (x86, x86-64, RS6000), Macintosh (PowerPC, Intel x86-64)
Languages Java, Javascript, SQL, Perl, C/C++, HTML, Shell (Csh, Bourne, Korn, Tcsh, BAT), LISP/Scheme, Tcl/tk
Applications/Tools Jenkins, MySQL, Tomcat, Android Studio, Photoshop, GIMP, Git, Gradle, Maven, Ant, Subversion, Perforce, Emacs
Experience 15+ years writing multi-threaded applications in C, C++, and Java
15+ years programming in Java and Perl
15+ years writing HTML
10+ years using MacOS(X)
15+ years using Windows
10+ years using Linux
15+ years using Sun workstations
5 years programming C++
10 years programming C
4 years using InstallShield
5 years programming X11 applications in C
15+ years building custom PCs
Comfortable using Windows, Linux, and MacOSX systems
Equally adept at front-end (client) and back-end (server) development


June 2015 - present, San Francisco, CA

Wrote Luna Puma, a casual game for android phones and tablets available on the Google Play Store and the App Store. Luna Puma is a MVC design with both Facebook and Google integration and a Tomcat servlet connected to MySQL for high scores and game recordings.

April 2007 - June 2015 Software AG, Santa Clara, CA

On April 5, 2007, Software AG acquired webMethods.

September 2000 - April 2007

webMethods Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

On September 1, 2000, webMethods acquired Active Software.

Architected and implemented (> 95%) both the client and server portions of the webMethods (later Software AG) installer, a java based, multi-platform installer which delivers hundreds of individual components seamlessly from dozens of disparate, world-wide development teams using a wizard based installer client.

More details can be found here: Software AG Installer.

Prepared teaching materials and taught multiple classes on Software AG Installer development.

Managed, delivered, and maintained every outgoing product suite release.

November 1995 - September 2000

Active Software Inc., Santa Clara, CA

As one of the founding members of Active Software, I performed a wide variety of tasks:

  • Release Engineering
Took a build process that was executed manually, and wrote scripts in expect and perl to completely automate nightly builds across 6 platforms (Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, Windows NT, AIX, DEC UNIX). Verified and releasing every internal and external product build, as well as building and releasing patches.
  • Software Quality Assurance
The author of the complete stress test suite at Active Software. Designed, implemented and executed stress tests. Tested GUI applications, installation, and other parts of the product. Wrote a simple test harness.
  • Webmaster
Designed internal www pages for Active Software and managed internal and external www pages. Wrote scripts to produce reports on www activity on external www server.
  • Software development
One of three developers working on Visual Java, a GUI-builder which was later licensed to Sunsoft and incorporated into their product Java Workshop. Ported ActiveWeb install from InstallShield3 to InstallShield5. Developed UNIX (perl based) & Windows (InstallShield5 based) versions of the install portion of ActiveWorks, which consists of approximately 75 installable products. Internationalized and localized (translation was done externally) the InstallShield install to Japanese.
  • System administration
Initially provided all system administration support for Active Software, including NIS/DNS configuration, configuring a netscape mail server, setting up and managing e-mail accounts, managing hardware, writing support scripts to automate administration tasks, backing up company information, managing external WWW and FTP services, and setting up printing. Administered Solaris machines and x86 machines running Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51, and Windows NT 4.0.
June 1994 - November 1995

Sunsoft Inc., Mountain View, CA

Initially provided support for all customers of NEO, and later acted as technical lead for the 4 person NEO back-line support team; managed 2 hardware labs and answered questions about all parts of the product. Often coded up examples in C++. Started newsgroup alt.os.solaris.neo, managed all NEO e-mail aliases. Assisted in teaching several classes on NEO and NEO support.

June 1993 - June 1994

Sunsoft Inc., Mountain View, CA
SQA ENGINEER FOR CDE (Common Desktop Environment)

Set up and managed test source tree; wrote scripts to interface with HP's source server in Corvallis; ran manual and automatic test suites; managed lab hardware; wrote over 40 tools and scripts to help developers use the testing environment; drove several quality issues.


I am energetic, easy to work with, and have a good sense of humor. I am fluent in Dutch, can speak German with limited proficiency and I'm an avid ultimate frisbee and board game player.