Naomi Butterfield

software engineer | Poet | Analytical | Creative | Problem solver | Builder | Listener | Communicator



Work | Current

Software Engineer, NASA/ERC | Feb 2016 - Present

Web application software engineer for NASA at Kennedy Space Center, working within Launch Control Systems (LCS) on the Ruby/Rails-based Information Architecture Services collection of applications and API interfaces. Information Architecture (IA) application allows for ingest, processing, and storing of information from XTCE, Excel, and other text files, permission-based role-based user access to allow viewing and manipulating of data, generation of data files including XTCE, Excel, Java code, C code, and sqlite database files for further processing within the LCS system, and API for programmatic access to data and initiation of processes. Assistive applications include StatusDash, a status dashboard for viewing activity status, IA Domains, an app to manage status, deploy, and backup of multiple IA domain instances, and a build process initiation tool. 

Work includes new feature development in IA, application design, development, and deployment of StatusDash, and bug fixes and improvements for all apps, as well as documentation management, and user training and support on new features and fixes. Technologies used most often include RubyMine, Linux (workstation) running RedHat, ClearQuest, Code Collaborator, AccuRev, PostgresQL, and Sqllite3.

Extra-curricular | Current

Volunteer Board Member, Kerouac Project of Orlando | 2014 — Present

Serve on the board of the Kerouac Project of Orlando. Responsibilities include attending bi-monthly board meetings, occasionally hosting readings and other Kerouac events, and working with other board members to assist current resident with transportation and with connecting them to the local writing community, and with general support.

Past responsibilities included assisting with the web site, managing the Constant Contact email list, and leading the Kerouac Book Club.




Stay Tuned…


2019-June-12 | Functionally Litererate Presented: Angel Bones:

Reading of “The Explosion Museum’ and other poems from Ilyse Kusnet’s recently published book of poetry, Angel Bones


University of Georgia, Athens

Graduated May 2000


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