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I have over 13 years of experience as an applications developer specializing in lifecycle project management and development utilizing web standards for the open source community. Over the past 4 years I have had extensive experience with web applications utilizing PHP/MySQL, ASP/MSSQL, JavaScript, HTML, XHTML, and CSS. I am a published author with two books pertaining to PHP development: “Beginning PHP5, MySQL, and Apache Web development”, and “Beginning PHP, MySQL, and Apache Web Development."I have invaluable skills in time critical situations, with a proven ability to research, analyze, and propose solutions and alternatives towards solving enterprise solutions in the most effective way possible. I have a very team oriented development approach with leadership abilities and a proven track record of successful projects.

Work experience

Jul 2008Apr 2010

Software Engineer II

Disabled American Veterans

Develop and maintain web-based and Windows application programs. Requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, change management, maintenance, and documentation.

Mar 2008Jun 2008

Web Designer/Developer

Web design and development utilizing ASP.NET and PHP
Sep 2007Jan 2008

Web Master

Basco Manufacturing
Designer and maintainer of company internet and intranet sites.
Jul 2004Jun 2007

Release Manager

Fifth Third Bank
Manage periodic releases of souce code (compiling, debugging, testing, and deploying applications) · Change Management, including scheduling and coordinating production deployments, and writing and reviewing implementation plans.
Jan 2003May 2007

Author / Developer

Wiley Publishing
Lead Author and Developer of "Beginning PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development" (ISBN 0-7645-5744-0) Worked with a team of 5 other author/developers. Wrote most of the chapters in the second half of the book: - Chapter 10, Building Databases - Chapter 11, Sending Email - Chapter 13, Building a Content Management System - Chapter 14, Mailing Lists - Chapter 16, Creating a Bulletin Board System I also helped edit other authors' chapters, and contributed to many of the appendices.
Jul 2001Dec 2002

Director, Software Development

Reach Publishing
- Managed the planning, development, and production of a new proprietary sales force automation and order entry application. This job included writing technical documentation, training personnel, developing a QA test program, and mentoring of other developers and testers. - Managed and developed custom internal sales support, HR, and CRM applications and documentation for the company, utilizing Domino 5.x and PHP/MySQL - Performed ongoing maintenance and testing of the older sales force automation / order entry system. - Developed the custom internal sofware support application and implemented a procedure for submiting problem reports. - Helped with various escalated support issues as needed.
Jan 1999Jul 2001

Senior Consultant

- Developed web site applications for, using Vignette StoryServer and tcl. - Served as lead developer for the maintenance of two corporate websites for an advertising agency, utilizing Lotus Domino 5.x, including a web-based message board application for medical discussions. - Co-developed LearningSpace Live! for Lotus Corporation. Developed Lotus Notes applications and wrote technical documentation. - Trained developers in LotusScript, Domino, web development, and QA testing procedures.

Lead Developer / Architect

- Served as the Lead Architect on Synergisticsd Knowledge Management product, including product defnition reeuirements, technical design specifcations, development, and documentation. - Developed and updated core modules for the core Sales Force Automation software utilizing Lotus Domino 4.x / 5.x - Developed an internal QA methodology for testing completed components of the Knowledge Management program.
Aug 1985Oct 1993

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class

U.S. Navy
  • Developed various applications for the division, including a spreadsheet application to calculate the ship’s stresses by measuring cargo loads on the ship, and a database application to track the division’s supplies

  • Honorably Discharged as a Second Class Petty Officer.

  • Served aboard the U.S.S. Sacramento during the Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Storm) – deployed to the Persian Gulf.

  • Served as the leader of the Helicopter Refueling Team




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