Zach Whaley

I am a tinkerer and tool-maker, with a love for making things easy and intuitive. I enjoy seeking out new languages and paradigms to learn. And I am a proponent of the Agile methodology and have served, and enjoyed my role, as a Scrum Master.


Software Engineer

Cisco Systems, Austin, TX (2013 - Present)

Working in an Agile team on User Identity, Authentication, and Authorization in Cisco’s next generation firewall products, including the Cisco ASA CX Firewall and the recent Cisco FirePower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire NGFW). This work involves synchronization with LDAP and Active Directory services, understanding and implementing authentication mechanisms, such as Basic, NTLM, and Kerberos, and authorizing network traffic based on IP mapped user identities.

Embedded Software Engineer

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Fort Worth, TX (2011 - 2013)

Worked on Sensor Scheduling in the Sensor Fusion component of the JSF F-35 Lighting II. This work involved writing software in a real-time operating system to prioritize and schedule sensor resources to optimize data analysis to identify targets in the jet’s environment.

iPhone Developer

Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, Norman, OK (2010 - 2011)

Worked on an iPhone app with a small group of OU undergraduates. The app was an audio/location based social app that allowed users to record and share a 30 second audio clip tagged to a location.

B.S. in Computer Engineering, Minor in Computer Science

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (2007 - 2011)

Specialized in Software Engineering and Development. Worked on numerous class projects, including a Frogger game written in assembly for the Motorola M68HC12 microprocessor.


Website/IT Admin

Greyhound Pets of America-Central Texas

Created and currently maintaining the GPA-Central Texas website (source code at GitHub), as well as setup and administering the organization's G Suite, and Slack accounts.

Greyhound Foster

Greyhound Pets of America-Central Texas + Greyhound Adoption League of Texas

My family and I have been fostering Greyhounds in our homes since 2012. We are in love with the breed and love finding great homes for them! ❤ 🐾