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Technical Summary

  • Programming Languages/Standards: Ruby on Rails, JAVA, Perl, C, AJAX, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, XHTML, ASP, JSP, PHP
  • Operating Systems: LINUX, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS
  • Development Environments and Methodologies: ClearCase, Eclipse, Aptana, Visual Basic Studio, Extreme Programming (XP), Agile Development
  • Databases and Enterprise Software: Oracle, PostegreSQL, MySQL, Salesforce AppExchange, SAP, webMethods

Objective

Software Developer / Technical Project Leader

VISION — EXECUTION — LEADERSHIP — RESULTS

Innovative technology leader who can translate ideas to action and results. Effective team participant/leader skilled in communicating technical concepts and gaining support for new ideas. Customer advocate recognized for commitment to usability and ability to develop new capabilities from existing technologies. Evangelist for Agile Development practices.Ardent believer in the power of technology to communicate ideas and advance human endeavors.

References

Shawna Smith

Fellow Rails evangelist and development manager. Professional colleague for 10 years.

Robert Peterson

Provided support both internally and directly to customers. Developed an excellent rapport with Mr. Peterson, feel free to contact him for a reference.

Stefan Majors

Personal friend for 20 years.  Stefan can provide references regarding my technical development and project management capabilities.

Work experience

Feb 2005Mar 2008

Technical Leader/Developer

Promoted to multifaceted technical/leadership role, collaborating with other members of the Customer Services team in a fast-paced, creative environment to envision, develop, enhance, and implement online services for the company’s customer base—technical staff at large organizations such as AT&T, Nextel, Boeing, IBM, and the U.S. Military.
  • Doubled speed of product turnaround to customers while reducing engineering time.
  • Led a cross-functional international team in developing the Internal Update Center (IUC), a service that gives access to all EDS products through a web interface to synchronized FTP collections distributed in 3 countries. Completed project on schedule and 5% under budget.
  • Created automated processes that slashed development time for product updates by 65%.
  • Designed new “best practice” testing methodologies that were adopted as the new global standard for online applications.
Jan 2004Feb 2005

Helpdesk Engineer

Brought on board to strengthen base of technical skills for the company’s front-line customer contacts.

  • Developed new training protocol that cut new-hire onboarding time from 3 weeks to 3 days.
Feb 2002Jan 2004

Technology Manager

Elevated technology capabilities of fast-growing online educational company. Managed network design, telecommunications, and helpdesk service.

  • Drove website redesign from vision through project leadership, creating an attractive, informative, and easily navigable site. Completed on budget in 3 months (vs. 6 projected).
  • Reduced telecom costs 15% by establishing uniform nationwide standards and negotiating new contract at highly competitive rates.
Jun 2001Feb 2002

Webmaster

Handled all technical and organizational aspects of the company’s online presence. Also served as LAN administrator and technical support staff.

Code Sample

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Education

Aug 1997May 2001

B.S.

Recent Training:

  • Website Usability for Programmers (University of Chicago)
  • Leading Technical Teams (Chicago Chamber of Commerce Business Forum)
  • ASP.NET, AJAX, Ruby on Rails, XHTML, Web 2.0 (National Association of Technology Professionals)

Certifications

Jan 2006Dec 2006

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute