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My name is Thomas Owens.

I'm originally from Rome, New York. I lived there full-time until 2006, when I started at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. I completed my undergraduate education in May 2011, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering with minors in Management and Communication.

After graduation, I moved to New England, first to Nashua, New Hampshire and then to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to work as a software engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace) in Westford, Massachusetts. I was involved in the complete software development life cycle, from requirements engineering through deployment and maintenance as well as involved with the Engineering Process Group and in continuous improvement projects at different levels of the organization.

In June 2016, I joined DrugDev as a software engineer, primarily working on the design, development, and test of the DrugDev Spark platform for clinical trial management, but also as a Scrum Master for a team of software engineers, quality assurance engineers, user experience designers, and product managers. In August 2018, I began to support the program management team with software process improvement initiatives, and officially transitioned to a process improvement analyst role in June 2019.

Professionally, I'm interested in software development methods and practices. My primary interest is in enabling software development organizations to be highly effective at understanding stakeholder needs, designing and building software systems to meet those needs, and supporting those systems until end-of-life. I'm also interested in professionalism and ethics in software engineering - how software developers identify, obtain, and maintain the skills needed to operate in a professional context and make the best decisions for the various stakeholders in a software endeavor.

Outside of work, I'm a runner, and have completed many races, from 5k to half marathon in distance. I'm also a hobbyist photographer, and I tend to enjoy not only taking photos of cityscapes and landscapes. I'm also a casual gamer, enjoying card and board games as well as some PC games.