Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present


Data Realm Software
Sep 2009 - Present


Assisting the technical team with data migration development and procedures as they move to their latest product release. Responsibilities include gathering requirements, proposing data migration paths, implementing data migration process using several tools such as Pentaho Data Integration Suite, SQL scripts under mySQL and Java.

2006 - 2009

Sr. Software Developer

Actenum Corporation
  • Active senior development team  member, closely working with the team lead in delivering Actenum's flagship products. Tools used Java (Eclipse), Swing, Hibernate, Webstart
  • Developed proof of concepts and pilots utilizing Actenum's core products and applying them to customer's environments.
  • Wrote proposals, quotes and negotiated with customers on scope and budget.
  • During the project delivery phase, I acted as PM and ensured that projects were delivered on time and within budget.
  • Extensive traveling to the Middle East, Canada and United States where I hosted targeted workshops showcasing Actenum's product.
  • My pre-sales work greatly contributed to Actenum's signing of some of their biggest customers.
2005 - 2006

Sr. Software Developer

  • Performed requirements analysis and participated in designing the Boeing Service Bulletin Engineering project.
  • Worked on the Johnson & Johnson portal and coordinated development activities between the Canadian and U.S offices.
  • Tools and technologies used: J2EE, EJB3, Oracle BPEL Process Manager, Oracle 9 Database, and Hibernate
2001 - 2005

Sr. Software Developer

  • Managed a team of 15 experienced developers in accommodating enhancements to an existing enterprise application providing automated wholesale provisioning of 1-800 and long distance services. As part of this effort I was involved in negotiating the requirements for the different phases of implementation as well as managing the development and Q&A processes.
  • Managed the technical development of the EVS – ASMS 6.6, a Telcordia product, platform upgrade effort. This upgrade had a direct impact on the quality of long distance and toll-free services offered by Telus to its business customers.
  • Helped the Telcordia development team to identify a major defect in their proprietary code implemented in C++.
1999 - 2001

Team Lead

Knowledge Junction Systems Inc.
  • Team lead on Knowledge Junction's product, a configuration tool for telecommunication providers.
  • Responsible for delivering the presentation layer and interfacing with the core configuration algorithms.
  • managed a team of 4 junior and intermediate developers and delivered several versions of the product.

  • Technologies used: J2EE Web architecture with a Weblogic application server and JSPs, EJBs, and XML/XSLT.

1996 - 1999

Sr. Software Developer

  • Worked at many IBM locations (Toronto, Sydney - Australia, Vancouver and Dallas)
  • Developed a Visual Basic to C++ bridge for IBM Australia to incorporate in telephony financial software solutions
  • Recognized by management for my efforts on the CallPath product development team.


1992 - 1996


Ryerson University

Software Developer, Systems Analyst

Experience in various phases of software development including pre-sales, requirements, estimates, coding, quality assurance, and support.

As a senior member of Actenum's technical team I participated in all aspects of product development, successfully delivering Actenum's flagship product to a few large oil and gas companies.

At IBM and Telus I gained experience with large enterprise environments and data systems.

I am interested in joining a dynamic environment where team work and quality are recognized as standards.

"I've worked with Richard three times in three different companies. The latest engagement was hiring him as IT contractor for Richard constantly proved himself as a reliable, dedicated and trustworthy professional by having a keen insight of matching business requirements with technical solutions. He's always been a central part of any team: his knowledge, eagerness to learn new concepts and ability to collaborate inside groups always earned him respect from peers and partners. I am looking forward to have many more engagements with Richard in the future." Yuriy Zubarev, Team Lead,

Richard is a proficient and pragmatic software engineer. His technical skills, attention to detail and customer point of view has been very valuable in the development of Actenum products and services. He has also worked directly with the customers from the requirements to the delivery stage of implementation projects. Richard is social and always helpful. I would be happy to work with him again.” Junas Adhikary,VP, Product Development, Actenum Corp.

"Richard is one of those guys that just "gets it". His ability to merge his people skills with his technical expertise makes him an integral part of every project he has been part of. He is a great team member and a great team leader. I would highly recommend him to any organization especially those needing strong and reliable leadership.” Richard Nasr,Senior Software Developer, Actenum Corp.


Running, mountain biking, skiing




Project Management

mySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Pentaho


Solution architecture

Requirements gathering and analysis