WALTHAM, Mass., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com), a global technology developer focused on enterprise computing, today announced that two of its senior technical leaders have been recognized as Rocket Distinguished Engineers. Tim Willging, based in Chicago, Illinois, and Joe Devlin, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, have played important roles in Rocket's growth for more than a decade.
"Building great software requires amazing engineers. I am proud that we have so many of them at Rocket. And I am so pleased to announce that we recently recognized two of our best," says Rocket CEO Andy Youniss. "Tim and Joe have earned this prestigious honor for being long-standing technical leaders who have achieved extraordinary results in the lab, proving to be mentors and leaders to their peers, and providing unparalleled expertise and support to the entire Rocket community."
Willging has been with Rocket Software since 2005, and he is currently a Database Architect and Strategist where he focuses on mainframe, database, storage, and analytics technologies. Tim has more than 25 years of experience developing enterprise software, and has architected and developed several database software products in the areas of backup and recovery, cloning, change management, and storage resource reporting. His recent work has been developing products and solutions for advanced analytics on z/OS.
Devlin joined Rocket Software in 2001 and is currently one of five of the company's Lab Group Vice Presidents. Joe has 28 years of experience in enterprise software. Joe has demonstrated his leadership and technical expertise across a range of technologies, including artificial intelligence, natural language processing, business intelligence, graphics, network protocols, compilers, rule systems, and system and database management.
"This program is a great way for Rocket to recognize the people who design and build the software that matters to our customers and partners," says Rocket CTO Bryan Smith. "Tim and Joe have been major drivers of so many of our customer and partner successes, and we are excited to be able to publicly acknowledge their work and expand their leadership roles within the company."
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Information and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Epicor, Infor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
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