Katrina Kibben

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. Quick learner eager for new professional challenges.

Ardent believer in the power of technology to communicate ideas and advance human endeavors.

Value-Added Capabilities

  • Language Skills: Bilingual English-Spanish; proficient in French; conversational Japanese.
  • Industry Leadership: Elected president of Chicagoland Technical Society, 2006 2008; initiated new programs that boosted membership 20%.
  • Personal: Competitive triathlete. Volunteer on local school technology committees. Teen mentor.

Technical Summary

  • Programming Languages/Standards
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML XHTML, ASP, JSP, JAVA, Perl, C
  • Operating Systems
  • UNIX, IRIX, LINUX, WIN 98/NT, DOS, MAC OS
  • Development Environments and Methodologies
  • ClearCase, Visual Basic Studio, Extreme Programming, EMACS, VI, UNIX
  • Databases, CRM Tools, and Protocols
  • Access, Oracle, ODBC, Vantive, SQL

Skills

Skills

Development Environments and Methodologies

ClearCase, Visual Basic Studio, Extreme Programming, EMACS, VI, UNIX

Operating Systems

UNIX, IRIX, LINUX, WIN 98/NT, DOS, MAC OS

Programming Languages/Standards

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML XHTML, ASP, JSP, JAVA, Perl, C

Work experience

Work experience
2004 - Present

Technical Leader/Developer

KKY TECHNOLOGIES
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 KKY 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.

Help Desk Engineer, 2004-2005

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.
2002 - 2004

Technology Manager

EDU-LINKS, INC.

Elevated technology capabilities of fast-growing online educational company. Managed network design, telecommunications, and help desk 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.
2001 - 2002

Webmaster

GRAPHIC ADVANTAGE

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

Education

Education
2005 - Present

BS in Computer Science

Northwestern University

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)