Ben Tobin


406-449-3468 x233




Highlights of Qualifications



  1. Planning and management of security, technical operations, and development procedures for Montana Interactive
  2. Experience leading small groups of developers.
  3. Experience writing in several programming and scripting languages for both desktop and web applications, on both Windows and Linux platforms.
  4. Experience designing software and leading a software project.
  5. BS in Computer Science at The University of Montana.
  6. Experienced in Linux and Windows server operations, maintenance, upgrades, patches, setup, scripting, and repair.
  7. Skilled in communication and cooperative troubleshooting.


Skills and Experience


Programming and Administration


  1. Experience as Lead Web Developer for Montana Interactive using Perl CGI and Oracle for the state site, including some work with SOAP, REST web services.
  2. Mobile development experience in both iPhone/iOS and Android
  3. Experience analyzing existing code for security defects, and writing secure new code.
  4. Experience working as a computer programmer at Logistic Systems using Visual Basic, VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#.NET, FoxPro, C++, Java, XML, XHTML, Struts
  5. University classes in Java, C, C++, Program Design, Database Systems, Network Programming, Operating Systems, and Programming Languages, with experience extending beyond class into personal projects.
  6. Self-taught skills in Bash, Perl, Python, PHP, WWW-SQL, MySQL, Android mobile development
  7. Work experience with IBM DB2 and Oracle on AIX, Linux, and Windows servers, and writing utility programs in Perl.
  8. Since 2000, I have administered several Linux servers of various sizes with several websites under Apache, and complex website written in PHP using MySQL.


Communication and Troubleshooting


  1. Met with several state agencies to plan and discuss application development, improvement, and problem solving.
  2. Provided estimates and time-lines for development projects.
  3. Made technical decisions for coding standards and led discussions and reviews of coding techniques.
  4. Mentored new developers and exposed experienced developers to new coding concepts.
  5. Served as lead developer and designer of a web-based conversion of Logisys's main record management product.
  6. Led a successful semester-long group project in the development of a testing and bug-tracking database system for use on the web. This project was for the Software Science class at The University of Montana.
  7. Helped give a talk on step-parenting solutions to new step-families through a program at Lincoln Center in Billings, MT.

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  1. 2010
  1. NIC Mobile Boot Camp
  1. 2009
  1. NIC Software Security Training
  1. 2008
  1. Training in Java from nTier.
  1. 2003
  1. Graduated from The University of Montana with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.
  1. 1998
  1. Graduated from Billings West High School.
  1. 1997
  1. Digital Photography Editor for West High Kodiak.
  1. 1996
  1. Early C++ course at Montana State University Billings during my Junior year of High School.


Work Experience



  1. July 2010 – Present
  1. Interim Director of Development for Montana Interactive (NIC)
  1. November 2008 – July 2010
  1. Lead Developer for Montana Interactive (NIC)
  1. November 2006 – November 2008
  1. Web developer for Montana Interactive (NIC)
  1. June 2003 – November 2006
  1. Programmer for Logistic Systems
  1. 1999 – 2003
  1. Software tester for Logistic Systems
  1. 1999
  1. Hired by Riverside Junior High for computer lab repair and maintenance, setup of software and network additions, and instruction in software usage.