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Randy Pierce
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Randy Pierce - Research Associate IV

Randy is a professional software engineer. After graduating with degrees in Physics and engineering he worked for ten years developing advanced hardware and software used for automated testing of state-of-the-art enterprise level storage systems. After acquiring a software degree, he transitioned to software engineering and has worked in that field since 1990. Randy is proficient in agile methodologies, architecture, design, development, testing, and deployment of software systems, functional and object oriented. He is a student of full stack and full lifecycle software development, deployment, and management. He is the primary architect of GSL’s “Model Analysis Tool Suite”, MATS. 

Research Interests

  • Model Analysis and verification
  • Agile methodology and practices
  • Object oriented software development
  • Automated testing
  • Full Stack Web Application design, development, deployment, management
  • Database systems, relational and document oriented
  • Continuous Integration


  • Physics and engineering, bachelor degree University Southern Colorado
  • Computer Science, bachelor degree Chapman University

  • 12 years advanced automated hardware testing, instrument automation
  • 10 years software development, deployment, management of robotic storage systems control and management software
  • 10 years virtual storage system control software and other various software development
  • 5 years GSD Data systems group – various software development
  • 5 years GSD/GSL Weather Model Verification software (MATS/METexpress)