Jim Bozek Audio Resume (meat.bone@verizon.net or jjb@skylo.com)
Summary I have a unique blend of experience with a broad range of artistic and technical abilities. I have a both a formal education and practical experience in audio/music and computer software/hardware. I am a seasoned, creative problem-solver with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a talented composer/arranger, an accomplished guitarist, a disciplined recording engineer, and an insightful producer/leader. I am deliberate, self-motivated, and goal-oriented.
Interests Music Composition and Songwriting, Sound Design, Video and Audio Post Production, Audio Production and Recording, IP and Copyright, Digital Rights Management, Content/Asset Management, Audio Forensics, Interactive Multimedia, Animation, Graphics/Imaging, Scientific Visualization
Experience Skylo, LLC, Bothell, WA (2002 – Present)
Owner, Composer, Engineer, and Producer
  • Produced and recorded album of children’s music – Children’s Choir
  • Produced and recorded EP of Indie Rock – Seattle band D Chroma
  • Composed and recorded background music beds for corporate videos
  • Provided pre-production services for singer-songwriters
  • Guitar instruction
  • Developed this web site
  IBM Center for Microsoft Technologies, Kirkland, WA (1999 – Present)
Senior Software Engineer/Architect
  Sequent Computer Systems, Inc., Bellevue, WA (1996 – 1999)
Staff Software Engineer
  IBM Center for Microsoft Technologies, Kirkland, WA (1994 – 1996)
Advisory Programmer
  • Ported, developed, released, and maintained a Windows NT audio driver on the PowerPC for the Crystal 4231/4232 Audio CODEC - the driver was originally written by the HW vendor (Crystal Semiconductor) for an Intel-based Windows platform (both kernel/user mode drivers and Win32 audio control applications)
  • Designed, implemented, unit tested, and supervised release of a (new) Windows NT device driver for the Crystal 4231/4232 Audio CODEC; driver supported both Intel and PowerPC
  • Provided technical leadership for porting, development, and debugging of an MPEG CODEC, DVD device driver, and user application for Windows NT 4.0 on a PowerPC
  • Provided technical leadership for porting, development, and debugging of a software implementation of a General MIDI Wavetable Synthesizer for Windows NT 4.0
  Cray Research, Inc. Eagan , MN (March 1993 - March 1994)
Senior Software Analyst, Networking and Communications
  Supercomputer Systems, Inc. Eau Claire , WI (April 1989 - March 1993)
Senior Engineer in Software Development
  Computing Services Office, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (1985 – 1989)
Programmer and Manager of Graphics
  • Developed scientific visualization and animation software at National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA)
  • Designed, implemented, and managed a campus-wide interdisciplinary multimedia graphics, imaging, and digital audio lab for use by arts, life science, physics, astrophysics, engineering, and architecture
  • Provided audio and video production consulting services for campus users of multimedia lab
  Pyramid Technology, Mountain View, CA (1984 – 1985)
Software Engineer
  School of Music, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (1982 – 1983)
  • Developed device driver for special purpose DAC (Digital to Analog Conversion) HW for non-virtual memory Unix Version 7 on PDP-11 computer
  • Provided user consulting and assistance for conversion of computer generated audio
  • Recorded, mastered, and processed audio for computer animated film “Sound Into Graphics”
  subLOGIC Corporation, Champaign, IL (1980 – 1981)
  • Developed user interface library for Flight Simulator (Apple II Plus – 6502 assembler)
  • Developed user interface for Flight Simulator (Apple II Plus – 6502 assembler)
  Self-Employed, Phoenix, AZ (1975 – 1979)
  • Performing musician
  • Recording Engineer for School of Music, Arizona State University – recorded recitals and concerts using equipment provided by School of Music
  • Composed, conducted, and recorded ensemble music for a 60-minute independent film
  Self-Employed, Chicago, IL (1970 – 1974)
  • Performing musician
  • Guitar instructor
  • Recording Engineer - recorded live performances and rehearsals for local musicians
Languages & Software Digidesign Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, MakeMusic Finale, Adobe Audition, Sound Forge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash, Windows, UNIX, MS Word, Power Point, and Excel, C, C++, Java, HTML, SOAP, XML, Windows NT HAL, DDK, and Win32 SDK, PowerPC assembler, x86 assembler, x86 platform BIOS
Education Certificate in Audio Production, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2006
Master of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1984
Graduate Study, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Audio Engineering, U of I, Urbana, IL, 1980-1981
Bachelor of Music, Music Theory and Composition, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 1979
Publications Bozek, Jim, “Partitioning in the EXA Technology”, IBM Enterprise X-Architecture Technology, 2002
Bozek, J.J., "The Numerical Lab Environment: A General Method of Application Tracking and Steering Without Code Modification", Supercomputer Systems, Inc., May, 1991
S.W. Lee, R. Chou, H. Ling, L. Lin, J. Bozek, "RADAR Cross Section and Computation with BRL-CAD", BRL-CAD Symposium, June, 1988
Bozek, J.J., Kane, P., Warren, L.V., "Sound Into Graphics" (computer animated film), SIGGRAPH, July, 1984
Organizations Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)