Hi, I’m Bryan Burman, the founder of Twelve 21. I have 20 years of professional experience in a variety of fields, including the oil and gas industry, Department of Defense, and telecommunications. As a result of my years of professional experience, I have developed a strong passion for software architecture, information security, quality, and developing skills in other people. I specialize in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), software architecture, and information security.

My History

I started working in the software industry as a coop intern for Wellstream (now part of GE) in 2001. I migrated many of our engineering applications from Microsoft Excel to Microsoft .NET and developed an expert system to bring engineering calculations up to the marketing group to allow for rapid turnaround time on bids.

After Wellstream, I became the Chief Software Engineer for TaxScripts, Inc (now part of Wolters Kluwer). I developed software to automatically submit bulk requests for tax transcripts to the IRS e-Services website. Because of my work, tax professionals experienced a phenomenal time savings.

Next, Jacobs Engineering hired me as a contractor for the US Air Force. I was excited to support the war-fighter by contributing to Patriot Excalibur (PEX). There are more than 800 instances of PEX up and running across the globe. Chances are, if you’re a pilot for the USAF, your machine is running code that I wrote. As the Senior Security Architect, I totally revamped our authentication and authorization model to rely on multi-factor authentication. I was also instrumental in our migration of a client-server model to a service-oriented architecture.

After moving to the Birmingham, AL area, I became the Lead Software Architect for Alden Systems, Inc. There, I performed multiple billion-dollar migrations from legacy telecom systems, including PICS-DCPR, into Alden’s own proprietary systems. Because of my full-stack experience, I significantly contributed to a ground-breaking application to allow companies that have joint-ownership in telecommunications assets be able to manage these assets.

Where I Am Now

I am currently employed as a Senior Application Security Analyst for Altec, Inc.

As a freelancer, I have also had the privilege of performing some work for Freedom Alliance. This is a great non-profit organization that offers scholarships to families of wounded veterans. They have graciously allowed me to assist them on many fronts, including migrating their legacy scholarship application system to Salesforce, and aiding their transition from Raiser’s Edge to the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack.

I have always felt like I have had more to offer. And I have seen software fail too many times over the course of my professional career. These reasons, coupled with many others are why I formed Twelve 21. I want to enable others to build software for success.

Twelve 21 Wants to Connect with You

You can contact me via email. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or you can follow me on Twitter or Facebook. You can also fill out a contact form here.


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