Nathan Bell


Above all, I consider myself a quick study. Throughout my career I have been faced with numerous technical challenges that I had no skill-set in, but have always studied the problems thoroughly, and have surmounted many obstacles. When asked which programming language I am most proficient in, I answer C/C++, but with the caveat that I consider myself language agnostic. For me, C has its place, as does C++, but so do the myriad of other languages and tools. The right tool for the job is always the correct answer. This has often meant that I must learn new languages, and so I do.


  • Tcl/Tk
  • Expect
  • C
  • C++
  • ARM assembly
  • PIC assembly
  • 68k architecture
  • BASH
  • XML
  • Codewarrior
  • Visual Studio
  • Eclipse
  • Python (Applications, Web, Scripting, OO Aplications)
  • Zope
  • Apache httpd
  • OpenEmbedded
  • Linux (Development, Admin, Embedded, Drivers, etc.)
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Asterisk
  • Cisco IOS
  • Postscript
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • SQL (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL)


Action Target — May 2007 - October 2012 — Lead Software Engineer

  • Wrote new features, maintained front-end software in Tcl/Tk.
  • Led the team in developing the front-end software, embedded operating system, and device drivers.
  • Created and maintained automated cross-platform build environment.
  • Designed, developed protocol for use on low-bandwidth, high-latency, low-reliability UHF/VHF devices.
  • Maintained software running on PIC and 68k chips in assembly, C.
  • Interviewed candidates and hired software consultants.
  • Oversaw design of embedded Linux product from start to finish of multi-year project to meet specs of military contract.

Action Target — May 2005 - May 2007 — IT Engineer

  • Maintained and supported 75+ diskless Linux workstations, 30+ Windows desktops and notebooks, and 16 Linux servers,
  • Maintained and supported all network gear, Inter-tel PBX, Asterisk PBX, automated timeclock computers, two plasma table controllers, and the surveillance system.
  • Was on call 24/7 for help with all employee IT needs.
  • Developed and maintained an automated server setup environment for easily/quickly
  • replaceable servers and desktops.
  • Developed features, fixed bugs, and helped users with our home grown ERP/CRM business software written in C and Tcl/Tk.
  • Made IT purchase decisions for new hardware based on best value for current and near term needs.

Fount LLC — February 2005 - May 2005 — Software Developer

  • Developed and maintained a web interface for an insurance database connected to existing liability models.
  • Created interfaces for proof of concept models.
  • Created database design for all liability models.

COMPanion Corporation — June 2001 - Sept. 2004 — Software Developer

  • Maintained cross-platform (Mac OS X and Windows) Library Automation and Textbook Management products.
  • Added SIF (K-12 school based inter-product communications protocol) compatibility to existing product line.
  • Designed fingerprint identification via USB dongle for student identification.

Parlant Technology — March 2000 - May 2001 — Software Developer

  • Developed backend server to create voice messages to be sent over telephone lines using Python, XML and VXML.
  • Developed components of server to send messages over email, phone, and internet using Python and C.
  • Developed the web interface for clients, users, and administrators using Python, C, HTML, and javascript.


  • Provo High — High School — 1997 - 2001
  • Westminster College — CS Major — 2001 - 2003
  • University of Utah — Pre-CS Major — 2003 - 2004