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Asa Katida

Software Developer

Seattle, WA (971) 202-6859
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Python developer with a background in distributed system deployment as a controls engineer with two platforms being utilized in the market today. Proficient in adapting to new environments and changing specifications.


  • Languages: Python, C++, C, Lua, Swift, Rust, Go, Javascript
  • Technology: Ansible, AWS, Chef, CloudFormation, Terraform
  • Tools: Git, Atom, VS Code, Xcode, Vim, Docker


Illumio, Oct 2021 - present SRE Manager
  • Managed
Illumio, Jan 2021 - Sep 2021 Senior SRE
  • Architected
Illumio, Aug 2018 - Dec 2020 SRE
  • Developed
RLSM, Nov 2015 - June 2018 Controls Engineer
  • Building and deploying IoT mesh systems for HVAC
  • Technologies: Python, C, Rust, Go, Javascript, Docker, BACnet
  • Refocused internal process for new platform deployments
  • Built HVAC operator user interfaces and security based on spec
  • Diagnosed production system control flow
  • Coordinated component ordering and shipping to sites
RLSM, Aug 2011 - Nov 2014 Engineer Assistant
  • Technologies: Javacript, Linux
  • Designed and tested web interfaces for end users
  • Collaborated with engineers on specification scheduling
  • Communicated with client to ensure expected implementation matched specification
Silver Spring Networks, June 2010 - Aug 2010 Manufacturing Intern
  • Technologies: Windows, Python, C/C++
  • Interacted with 3rd party APIs for feature discovery
  • Developed Python CLIs to edit device mariage configuration files


Chimera, March 2018 to present - [] SWE
  • Python3 interpreter implementation
  • Technology: C++, Python3, Cmake, Fuzz testing, Fish scripting
Lua-ReQL, Aug 2014 to December 2018 - [] Product Manager
  • RethinkDB driver for Lua environment in production use across the globe
  • Technologies: Lua, Luarocks, Moonscript, TDD, Git, Atom, OSX
  • Customer facing software maintenance
RethinkDB, Oct 2015 to December 2018 - [] Technical Product Architect
  • Open source realtime No-SQL distributed database with 10k stars
  • Technologies: Python3, Python2, Ruby, C++, Javascript, Git
  • Added support for Python3 to Python driver
  • Implemented extensible Python ORM support through JSON
  • Improved automation of driver implementation in new languages


Code Fellows, May 2018 Student
  • Certificate - Advanced Software Development in Python
Chemeketa, Salem, OR, Aug 2014 - June 2015 Student
  • Associates - Coursework completed
John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR, Aug 2008 - Dec 2010 Student
  • BS EE - Coursework completed