Resume - Frank Hellwig

3071 Joy Ct
Warrenton, VA 20187
(410) 707-6136


A director or C-level executive position where I can significantly contribute to a company’s standing in the community and deliver solutions that combine superior technology, streamlined processes, and a solid base of talented staff. I am skilled at understanding problems from the highest business perspective down to individual lines of code that make the machinery work and work well.

  • Organizational and thought leadership across a company’s components
  • Excellent proposal and white paper writing skills with a clear approach
  • Dedicated to the professional and personal pursuit of technical excellence


Master of Science in Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1994 Emphasis on Artificial Intelligence

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1985 Emphasis on Computer Engineering


Cloud Migrations - Lessons Learned
ACT-IAC White Paper 2018

Security Considerations for DoD Cloud Migrations
Buchanan & Edwards White Paper 2017

5 Reasons to Move Your Line-of-Business Applications to The Cloud
LinkedIn Article 2016

Implementing Associations
Dr. Dobb's Journal Article 1998

A Secure SDS Software Library
Eleventh National Computer Security Conference Paper 1988


Member of ACT-IAC and (2017-2018) co-chair of the Cloud Migration Working Group in the ACT-IAC Cloud Community of Interest.

As a proponent of open source software, I have over two dozen public repositories on my GitHub site.

I am also the author of almost all repositories on my previous employer's GitHub site.


  • Cloud First: Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Web Apps, Azure SQL
  • Security: Blockchain, Common Access Card, PKI, RSA, AES
  • Interoperability: REST, JSON, HTTPS, Microservices, XML, XSLT, SOAP, AJAX
  • Back End: Node.js, Express, Java, Python, C, ASP.NET MVC, PHP
  • Front End: Electron, HTML5, CSS3, React, Vue.js, AngularJS, jQuery, JavaScript, X11
  • Infrastructure: Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Git, GitHub, SVN, NPM
  • Identity Management: OAuth2, Federation Authentication, Cloud Identity Management
  • Database: SQL Server, SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL, ER Tools, Entity Framework, JDBC
  • Mobile: Responsive Design, Sencha Touch, PhoneGap
  • Business Development: Excellent at proposal technical volume authoring and solutioning
  • Customer Relations: Focused on a customer-in Agile Scrum experience
  • Public Relations: Comfortable developing and delivering seminars and presentations
  • Technical Writing: Principal author of numerous published and unpublished papers


I started programming in the 1970’s on IBM mainframes while still a kid in school. Since that time, I have dedicated my career to understanding technology at all levels. I started in the world of hardware when microprocessors came on the scene. Then, in the 1980, my passion turned to software engineering and system design and that is where my focus has been ever since.

I approach each problem the same way: understand the customer and their problems. Understand these problems from a business perspective, a technical perspective, and, most important, a human perspective. What have they been doing that works and what hasn't worked? How can better technology, different skill sets, and improved processes help them?

That is my philosophy - whether I was running my own company or working heads-down as a consultant fighting a fire by delivering a solution that was critical to a customer’s needs. I never shy away from hard work or difficult problems.


Director, Solutions Architecture

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Fairfax, VA
September 2018 - Present

Working in the Business Development organization, I develop technical architectures and solutions indented to win business and further the company's technical standing. Most recently, I have been pushing the organization into using React for web-based projects and have championed collaboration tools such as SmartSheet.

Director of Engineering

Buchanan & Edwards, Arlington, VA
May 2012 - September 2018

Corporate leadership role as a technology evangelist designing, developing, and delivering enabling cloud and on-premises platforms for the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the Department of Justice. Responsible for business development, program execution, internal research and development, corporate engineering initiatives, and championing technology accelerators.

  • Systems included internal blockchain research, recruiting system for the U.S. Marine Corps, public diplomacy applications deployed to all world-wide U.S. embassies, mobile travel application, financial management application, a public job clearinghouse application, and an emergency incident management application.

  • Managed and delivered a variety of cloud-based production applications for the U.S. Department of State. These applications were deployed in Microsoft Azure and used single sign-on using Azure Active Directory. They featured an open architecture using a secure, bearer token-authenticated API.

  • Designed and developed a prototype emergency management system using PhoneGap for single-source deployment to both Apple and Android devices. There is a YouTube video showcasing this work.

Managing Principal

LynxBridge, LLC, Herndon, VA
October 2008 - April 2012

Founded a small fifteen-person consulting company focused on providing skilled consultants in both the public and private sectors. As the CEO, managed technical delivery, payroll, business development, corporate and financial compliance, and secured our GSA Schedule 70 contract.

  • Enterprise software architect on the Blue Devil Block 2 program. This Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform is a 350-foot airship with 2,000 pounds of intelligence gathering equipment.

  • Chief software architect for the Vigilant program, a Northrop Grumman effort providing a collaborative intelligence system for first-responders and border security for North Africa.

  • Principal engineer for various Northrop Grumman programs providing intelligence to the war fighter using mobile devices including iPhones and iPads. Provides geospatial intelligence with connectivity to back-end intelligence systems.

Technology Fellow

Wells Landers, McLean, VA
October 2005 - September 2008

Wells Landers was a consulting company providing engineering excellence to a broad client base. As a technology fellow, it was incumbent to have an eye out for the latest and greatest technology and present and promote that to our customers.

  • Project lead supporting the Defense Common Ground Station for the Army (DCGS-A). Extensive and detailed programming experience integrating the DCGS metadata catalog in an enterprise-wide architecture.

  • Created a Google Earth interface in Java to DCGS-A that displayed intelligence metadata and data on the Google Earth globe. This gave the war fighter an easy-to-navigate interface for searching and viewing signals intelligence, imagery, and IEDs.

Chief Scientist

RABA Technologies, Columbia, MD
1998 - 2005

RABA Technologies was a consulting company that originally focused on the NSA sector and then expanded into a variety of additional government and commercial areas. As a senior member of the staff, I had experience in both winning and executing on a number of very dynamic projects.

Senior Software Engineer

Boeing Defense and Space Group, Hanover, MD
1993 - 1997

Most of my time with the Boeing Defense and Space Group was spent working on the Enhanced Tactical RAdar Correlator (ETRAC) ground station for the U-2 very high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The ETRAC system provides commanders with imagery-based battlefield intelligence derived from the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System-2 (ASARS-2) radar sensor carried on board the U-2 aircraft.

Software Engineer

GTE Government Systems, Rockville, MD
1989 - 1993

GTE Government Systems supplied the defense community with complete systems as well as on-site consulting. Developed several systems and applications for CIA and NSA.

Systems Engineer

BiiN Federal Systems, McLean, MD

BiiN was a short-lived joint venture between Intel and Siemens to develop fault-tolerant computers. As a pre-sales engineer, my job was to evaluate and respond to proposals and determine how the company’s products could best serve the customer’s needs. The company closed in October 1989.

Signal Corps Officer

U.S. Army, Fort Meade, MD
1985 - 1989

Program manager of the Secure Battle Management Processor program in support of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). This was a strategic program for the nation as its promise of detecting and destroying incoming ballistic missiles was one of the factors causing the Soviet Union to over-spend on defense and was a contributing factor to that country’s eventual collapse. I specialized in secure battle-management computers and was on the Government’s source selection committee for the National Test Bed, a $500M effort for proving SDI hardware and software.

Co-op Student

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
1983 - 1985

Worked for various technology companies in the greater Boston area. Work included developing embedded microprocessor-based test equipment, engineering the transmitter logic for an anti-aircraft missile system (RADAMS), and designing equipment for measuring drift between atomic frequency standards such as those used for GPS.


Married with children and devoting most of my free time to hiking, home improvement, family time, and personal improvement researching technology and ways to work more efficiently.

Commercial, instrument-rated pilot with over 1,300 hours. Also owner of a Cirrus SR20 airplane.