About Me

2017 Headshot of Brian Walter, a Seattle-area Systems EngineerMy name is Brian Walter and I am a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. I have a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. In additional to mechanical things, I have a strong background in electronics and computing. I currently work at the University of Washington School of Dentistry where I am responsible for cybersecurity risk management. I used to work at at MTM Robotics, an aerospace automation company that produces some really cool machines that make airplanes. I was also an administrative lead on the UW Formula SAE team.

University of Washington School of Dentistry 2018–present

  • IT Security and Compliance Specialist
    • Worked in a system based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to rank systems, identify risks, and manage remediation plans
    • Discovered and ranked systems that handle confidential data
    • Worked with system owners and stakeholders to identify and document risks
    • Performed in-person inspections to identify risks not known to system owners
    • Wrote recommendations and remediation plans

MTM Robotics 2013–2018

  • Systems Engineer
    • Computer vision lead
    • Research and development
    • Embedded Linux administration for robotics
    • Electrical design
    • Quality control
    • Internal and customer-facing advanced support

UW School of Dentistry Computer Support 2011–2013

  • Computer Technician
    • Responsible for the maintenance of the school’s computer hardware and software
    • Developed automatic update scripts to be deployed on a network of workstations
    • Successfully supported the IT needs of over 500 end users

UW Formula SAE 2010–2013

  • Resource Management Team Lead
    • Managed an interdisciplinary team that tracked finances, repaired and upgraded facilities, and ran the Formula team’s computer network and servers
  • Engine Team
    • Designed and built the electrical system of a race car
    • Designed and implemented control schemes using the EngineLab Machine
    • Designed, built, and programmed a telemetry system to monitor the car in real time

UW Earth and Space Sciences 2011–2013

  • Rocketry and high altitude research
    • Designed a lightweight truss structure for a high altitude airship
    • Designed and built a “Rockoon”, a remotely operated rocket launch system hoisted on a high altitude balloon
    • Modified the Rockoon into a Rockite, and used the Rockite to fire a 40 pound payload into the ground for a hard impact research project