Thanks for visiting. I'm Matt and I have been in the the Tech Industry since 2001. My career has primarily been as a full-stack Microsoft.NET developer. I do, however, have experience in other languages such as Java, C++, Python, and PHP and will gladly work with them or any other languages / technologies as I enjoy learning new skills.
On a personal note, I enjoy outdoor activities, sports, and wood working. I will likely address you as ma'am or sir, and not because I think you're old. I also believe in firm handshakes and keeping my word. I have been happily married since 2007, and most of my free time is spent with her, our two kids, and two dogs.
Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of successfully working with the DoD. Skilled in full stack .NET, Web frameworks, and Java.
Auburn University Montgomery
2001 - 2005
B.S. Information Systems
Major Courses included: management, accounting, statistics, finance, network communications, database systems, web application development, C++, and Java
Software Engineer @ Trideum
Nov 2017 –
Part of an agile Java team, developing the Objective Simulation Framework (OSF) for the Missile Defense Agency. OSF provides MDA with the ability to wargame, test, and verify multi-variable missile defense scenarios.
Software Engineer @ Georgia Tech Research Institute
Apr 2017 –
Part of a .NET agile team creating a web based human risk factors and force preservation application for the USMC and NAVY. Also, developed the UI for a Python / Flask web application concerning Epilepsy drugs and their likely effectiveness given a patient's history.
Lead Software Engineer @ LinTech Global, Inc
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Lead a .NET team in developing a four part application suite in support of the Army Corps of Engineers and the AFCS program. The application provides construction management features such as detailed plans, reporting, and progress tracking.
Lead Applications Developer @ Georgia Tech Research Institute
Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
Developed User Interface for Tactical Network Test Tool. The application verified and managed connectivity and messaging between various weapons systems.
Senior Programmer @ LinTech Global, Inc.
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Developed learning management software to replace the option currently in use by the Army Corps of Engineers. Features included streaming video, and online payment through Pay.gov
Lead Software Engineer @ CSC
Nov 2011 - Sep 2012
Provided maintenance and support of several internal applications used by the Missile Defense Agency
Product Integrator @ Telcordia Technologies
Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
Part of the team that provided customization and integration of Telcordia's Network Engineer product. Supported customers included British Telecom (BT), Bell Aliant, and Saudi Telecom
Senior Systems Analyst @ QinetiQ
Aug 2010 - Nov 2010
Converted VB6 application to VB.Net. The application tracked flight operations data such as maintenance schedules, and pilot / crew info
Senior Web Developer @ Analytical Services, Inc.
May 2009 - Aug 2010
Developed DISA / DIACAP compliant web applications for various clients on Redstone Arsenal in support of AMRDEC. I was also part of internal team that developed coding standards and served as IA liaison to Teledyne Brown during a project DIACAP certification.
Info Tech Spec V @ Auburn University
Oct 2006 - May 2009
Developed and maintained several internal use applications. Lead the effort to migrate to SQL Server 2005 Cluster Environment. Part of the team that migrated from Mainframe to Blade Servers and VMWare Cluster. Redesigned and implemented new CADC website and several internal use applications.
Freelance @ MatthewRiggs.info
Aug 2004 -
I provide all manner of IT services to individuals and organizations across the southeastern US. Some of my larger clients include the Alabama Dental Association, and Auburn University - CADC.
Webmaster @ Beasley Allen Law Firm
Aug 2002 - Aug 2006
Built and maintained ~30 litigation based websites. Provided daily support to 300 Lawyers and Support staff. Built Linux based firewall and Intrusion Detection System utilizing SNORT and ACID.
Java Developer Coop @ Informs
Aug 2001 - Aug 2002
Java developer for the Provider Purchasing System
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I really appreciate all of your hard work. You and your team are rockstars!
Linda Newbill , Past President
Matt did a terrrific job of designing our professional website from scratch! I told him what I wanted it to do for the organization and how we wanted to use the site. He created a site that is easy to access and meets our group's needs. Matt was very professional in his interactions and always helpful. I would highly recommend his services.
Matt has built a very clean professional website for the Alabama Dental Association. His services are fast, professional and affordable. We count ourselves very fortunate to be able to work with Matt and use his IT consulting services for our website. It gave us just the professional presence we were looking for on the web and the cost fit right into our budget. We highly recommend him to any business.
As a unique Art Based business we needed a versatile web site we could build as we grew that included multiple galleries, specific script and was easy to navigate. Upon many attempts to properly get a web site up and running, frustration was setting us back till we met up with Matt Riggs. His experience and dedication was exactly what we needed to kick-start our web presence and provide the perfect business solution for our needs. We found Matt's professionalism and ethics to be outstanding as well as enjoyable to work with.