Mark Lawrence Axelrod

Pleasanton, CA

Email: ablarg at the domain of mac dot com

Home: (xxx) xxx xxxx


My current interests are Web 2.0 technologies, relational databases, Javascript, and languages that make use of closures/lamba functions.
I'm currently employed with FileMaker, where I write automation software to regress and break FileMaker Server.

Operating Systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, OS 9, MacOS X 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.3 Server, 10.4 Server, 10.5 Server; Palm OS Garnet and Cobalt; UNIX, including Solaris and Linux

Languages & Protocols: Java 1.5, C, C++, Perl/MacPerl, SQL, Python, (some) Ruby, AppleScript, MPW, bash, CGI, DHCP, HTML, SQL, HTTP, XML 1.0, IMAP, POP

Tools: Xcode, Visual Studio 2005, Eclipse, CodeWarrior, VMWare, Parallels, FileMaker Pro 7, 8, 8.5, 9.0; FileMaker Server 7, 8, 9; FileMaker Server Advanced 8, 9, SQL Server 2005, MySQL 5.0, Perforce, Visual Source Safe, svn, STAF, Ghost, Disk Clone, Borland SilkTest, Framemaker, Crystal Reports, Partition Magic, fdisk, gdb,

Hardware: Component/driver installation and troubleshooting of: RAM, IDE & SCSI hard drives,  CD-RW/ROM, NIC (PCI, ISA, USB, 802.11, PCMIA), cable modem testing

Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP; installation, configuration and troubleshooting of LAN networks; expert use of most OS networking system utilities

Other: Black/white box testing; test plan writing and implementation; build/release automation skills; software testing methodologies; client/server testing; performance testing; testing automation utilizing virtualization

Lead Developer Tools Test Engineer, PalmSource Inc., (2003 to 2005) :


Software Test Engineer, Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA (2003) (contract):


Emulation Tools Test Engineer, PalmSource, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (2002-2003) (contract):


Software Test Engineer, Microsoft Corporation Mountain View, CA (2001-2002) (contract):


Software Engineer, ExciteAtHome Corporation, Redwood City, CA (2000-2001):


Lead Software Test Engineer, ExciteAtHome Corporation, Redwood City, CA (2000):


Software Test Engineer, Etec Systems, Inc., Hayward, CA (1998-2000):


Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Bay Logics Inc., Novato, CA (1998):

  Graduate, Punahou School, Honolulu, 1986

  Bachelor of the Arts, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1991