James E. (Jed) Donnelley
Retired February 2020.
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Here is some social media content about Jed, some professional at:
LinkedIn, and some personal at:
Facebook. There's also some
historical professional information about Jed in this
interview about his work at LLNL.
A fun viewable content set about that work are these
cartoons of the "LINCS/NLTSS Chronicles".
If you would like to know more about me personally, feel free to link
I also sporadically update sort of a running
Christmas letter/"house page"
that has pictures, family updates, etc. One of my hobbies is doing handstands
in interesting places.
Starting in 2015 Mr. Donnelley worked as a Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and recently as a Senior DevOps Engineer for Guidewire
Software where he led the Guidewire Juggling Club.
In late 2019 and early 2020 Mr. Donnelley worked as a Release Engineer for MobiTV.
Since early 2020 Mr. Donnelley has been retired from information technology work.
In addition to his work in government, industry, and in private business,
Mr. Donnelley has taught
courses on Mathematics, computer networking and computer systems around
the world, has served as an expert
witness on computer related matters, and has provided independent
consulting services for numerous high technology companies.
Here is a list of Jed's Publications.
Some of these can be read directly from the web,
including including these most significantly: A Distributed Capability Computing System - 1976,
Components of a Network Operating System - 1979,
and Delegating Responsibility in Digital Systems: Horton's "Who Done It?" - 2007.
Since you are likely coming in from the Web, you might
be interested in some of the Web pages that I have developed and/or support:
There is a systems administration oriented resume (July 2015)
here (PDF format).
Here is a DevOps oriented resume
There is also a more detailed experience oriented but dated resume here (text).
Brief history of professional experience:
Jed received bachelors degrees in Physics and
Mathematics (1970) and a masters degree in Mathematics (1972) from
the University of
California's Davis campus. During much of his early professional
career he was involved in research and
advanced development on computers and computer networks at the Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
Mr. Donnelley was the technical
liaison for LLNL's ARPA network node (1973-1977) and a member of a team that
implemented the ARPA network protocol suite at LLNL (RISOS -
Research Into the Security of Operating Systems).
During this time he published this ARPANet RFC.
He was principle
investigator for a Department of Transportation project that developed
integrated techniques to access distributed databases (1977-1978).
Jed lead the
Local Network Research Project at LLNL where he did discrete event
simulation studies of advanced network architectures (1978-1981).
Between 1980 and 1988 Mr. Donnelley
lead a group
that implemented a microkernel operating
system (NLTSS - Wikipedia entry) which supported the scientific applications that ran on the
supercomputers in the Livermore Computer Center until 1994. He also
worked between 1990 and 1994 as a staff member and gigabit testbed manager
in the Advanced
Telecommunications Program at
LLNL where he worked with high speed communication technologies
such as Fibre Channel, ATM, HIPPI, Sonet, Scalable Coherent Interface,
and optical Wave length Division Multiplexing (WDM).
Between April 1994 and April 1995, while on a professional research leave
from LLNL, Jed worked in the
Communication Systems and BelWŁ Development group
Regional Computer Center
University of Stuttgart on advanced networking technologies.
Jed also worked for a time in the Engineering Record Center at
providing Web access to a database of engineering drawings.
Between December 1997 and Janurary 2003 Jed worked in the NERSC
User Services Group
as the Webmaster for the NERSC Web site.
Between Janurary 2003 and July 2008 Jed worked as a staff computer scientist in the
Networking, Security, Workstations and Servers Group
in NERSC at
Berkeley Lab. In September 2008 Jed began
working for the MyPoints division of United Online, first as a
contractor and then from May 2009 until April 2014 as a Senior Systems and Network Administrator.
In August 2014 Jed began working for Guidewire Software, first as a contractor sysadmin,
then starting in September of 2015 as a Software Engineer, then in April 2016 as a Senior Software Engineer,
and after September 2017 as a Senior DevOps Engineer, laid off in a RIF 10/2019. Jed worked briefly as a Release Engineer for MobiTV
until January 2020 and then retired shortly before the MobiTV bankruptcy.
Last updated August 20, 2021.
James E. (Jed) Donnelley