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Max Sorenson


Previous positions

  • Greenhouse Assistant at UC Santa Barbara
  • Receptionist at DCI Engineers


UCSB, Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science




Experienced Software Developer, not afraid to confront a challenge head-on. Can see things from different perspectives in order to better evaluate situations and their solutions. Fast learner, able to use existing practices to develop familiarity within systems. History of working in the aviation and aerospace/defense industry. Skilled in C/C++, Software Development Life Cycle (Requirements, Design, Test, Review, etc.), Linux Based Systems, Presentations, Collaborating, Engineering Solutions and more. Strong problem solver, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.


  • Software Developer II

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

    August 2016 – Present(3 years 2 months)Poway, California

    – Determine user requirements, specifications and plan for software development within the broader organizational scope. Software development includes end-user, system level, and data management applications. – Formulate detailed plans for the implementation of software solutions. In addition to program design this includes determining language, platform, and resource requirements. – Implementation of design including coding, testing, and documentation. Deployment of applications across the enterprise including cross- platform compliance and insuring availability of necessary resources. – Code maintenance including debugging and updating to keep pace with the evolving environment. – Communicate with the software developer group, with users, and with management as well as with the wider community.

  • Greenhouse Assistant

    UC Santa Barbara

    May 2013 – May 2015(2 years)

    – Independently maintain over 1,000 plants by watering and fertilizing – Assist researchers by checking plant health and greenhouse functionality – Record daily logs of temperature, humidity, water tank/fan functionality, watering rates and times – Examine plants for various pests, nutrient deficiencies and treat with proper cure

  • Receptionist

    DCI Engineers

    July 2010 – September 2010(2 months)San Diego, California

    – General receptionist duties, including relaying phone calls from clients to employees in professional manner – File papers, organize storeroom, edit MS Word/Excel documents, input business cards into computer system – Clean office area, run errands, copy/scan documents, inventory, restocking, hand copy drafting drawings – Drive 100+ miles from San Diego to Irvine, CA to deliver important plans to another firm


  • UCSB

    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science

    2011 – 2016


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

  • German

    Elementary proficiency


  • Computer Science Group Project

    Developed a playable Java adventure game in a group of 5 students. The game uses a legacy framework with custom backgrounds, character selection, tilesets/maps, music, menus, enemies, combat, shops and more.

    Team Members (2):
    • Max Sorenson,
    • Eric Palyan
  • Type Checker Assignment

    Created a type checker for a simply and polymorphically-typed languages using abstract syntax tree along with a parser

    Team Members (1):
    • Max Sorenson
  • Password Cracker Assignment

    Designed a password cracker which attempts to crack passwords using various methods such as dictionary attack, list of common passwords, brute force, and a custom 1337 speak translator

    Team Members (1):
    • Max Sorenson
  • Sorting Algorithms Assignment

    Implemented quicksort, mergesort, bubble sort, and insertion sort to be timed for efficiency with sets of increasing, decreasing, and random valued elements

    Team Members (1):
    • Max Sorenson

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Leadership
  • Website Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Microsoft Excel
  • English
  • Public Speaking
  • Python
  • Microsoft Office
  • Facebook
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Spanish
  • Research
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • Data Entry
  • C
  • Outlook
  • WordPress
  • C++
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Programming
  • Java
  • Social Networking
  • Windows



  • Writing for Science and Technology
  • Automata & Formal Languages
  • Computer Architecture(154)
  • Intro. to Computational Science
  • Scientific Computing
  • Digital Design Principles(152A)
  • Computer Security(177)
  • Parallel Scientific Computing(111)
  • Translation of Programming Languages (160)
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Computer Organization & Logic Design(154)
  • Data Structures & Algorithms(130A/B)
  • Intro. to Computer Vision(181B)
  • Engineering Ethics(101)
  • Advanced Applications Programming
  • Operating Systems(170)
  • Artificial Intelligence(185)
  • Programming Languages(162)
  • Engineering Physics(1/2/3)
  • Vector Calculus(6A)
  • Computer Science Group Project(56)
  • Probability & Statistics (130A/B)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Max cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services