Tanner Lovelace


With over 20 years of software engineering experience, I have developed, designed, and implemented various applications and solutions using C++, Swift, Java, and other languages and technologies. I have worked on projects ranging from endpoint systems management, network modeling and simulation, data warehousing, and cross-platform GUI development, across multiple operating systems and platforms, including macOS, Linux, Unix, and Windows.

Most recently, I was a Principal Software Engineer at Quest Software, where I programmed in C++, Swift, and Go on the KACE Agent Team for macOS and Linux endpoint systems management. I managed the Mac installation process, initiated and managed multi-platform continuous integration build servers, and developed various macOS programs in Swift and SwiftUI to display endpoint agent status. I also have held a D.O.D. Secret Clearance and have published articles in Linux Magazine. My specialties are C++, applications development, macOS, and Linux.


Quest Software (formerly Dell Software Group)


Principal Software Engineer

May 2013 - Aug 2023

  • 100% Full-time Remote
  • Programmed in C++, Swift, and Go on the KACE Agent Team for macOS and Linux systems management.
  • Managed the Mac and Linux installation processes including installer creation, signing, notarization set up, and maintenance.
  • Initiated and managed multi-platform continuous integration build servers on Atlassian Bamboo and Github Runners.
  • Developed various macOS programs in Swift and SwiftUI to display endpoint agent status.
  • C++
  • Swift
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • GitHub
  • Object-Oriented Programming

Riverbed Technology (formerly OPNET)

Cary, NC

Senior Software Engineer

May 2005 - May 2013

  • Held D.O.D. Secret Clearance
  • Designed, implemented, and integrated a Java Servlet Filters framework into the code base of a mature network modeling package.
  • Implemented XML data export functions to allow the network modeling package to work in a hierarchical environment.
  • Upgraded a data warehouse product to match the latest code base of the network modeling package.
  • Enhanced the product with generic, XML-based database import/export functionality.
  • Java
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • XML
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Installer

Providence Software Solutions

Cary, NC

Senior Software Engineer

Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

  • Developed in C, C++, and Java for cross-platform GUI development under several operating systems, including MS-Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX.
  • Established and managed testing and release processes for a cross-platform GUI toolkit.
  • Evaluated and implemented a migration from a legacy source code repository to a modern, Subversion-based system, which included completely rewriting the build system using CMake to be cross-platform.
  • C++
  • CMake
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Subversion


Raleigh, NC

Software Engineer

Apr 2002 - May 2004

  • Designed and implemented a real-time network monitoring system using C++ and Java, including Java Servlet Pages under Apache Tomcat.
  • Developed two small-footprint Linux distributions for use on embedded systems with compact flash.
  • C++
  • Java
  • Linux
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Red Hat Linux

DCS Corporation

Alexandria, VA

Software Engineer

Dec 1994 - Jun 1998

  • Held D.O.D. Secret Clearance
  • Designed and implemented virtual reality tank simulators on a contract for the US Army using C++ on SGI with Performer, OpenGL, Designer’s Workbench and MultiGen.
  • C++
  • 3D Graphics
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Unix
  • 3D Modeling


Gallery::Remote Perl Module

Open Source

A Perl extension for interacting with the remote protocol of the Gallery photo management software.

KDE on macOS

Open Source

Assisted with the conversion to the CMake build system focusing on macOS specific issues and with porting KDE libraries and applications to run natively under macOS.


Open Source

Extended CMake’s support for application searching to include macOS application bundles.


CACert - World-class Security at the Right Price

Linux Magazine - September 2006

CMake - The Cross Platform Build System

Linux Magazine - July 2006

photo of me


MS Computer Science

Johns Hopkins University

BS Computer Science

Southern Adventist University

BA Spanish

Southern Adventist University

Graduate work

University of North Carolina
Specialized in 3D Graphics


    • Technical

    • C++
    • Swift
    • Java
    • Perl
    • Python
    • Software Engineering
    • Object-oriented Design
    • macOS Installers
    • Linux packaging
    • Git
    • GitHub
    • CMake
    • Build Systems


    • Lead and deliver complex software systems
    • Effective communication
    • Team player
    • Strong problem solver


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Triathlon
  • Cycling
  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Music