An energetic and dynamic leader my objective is to encourage and foster people to leverage technology, producing award winning solutions that positively impact an organization’s bottom line. As a technology visionary with strong leadership, planning, and organizational skills seeking a workplace to apply my passion for using technology to solve problems.
Feb 2008 - Present
Director, Application Development
Lead and coordinate a team of Developers, Business Intelligence Specialist, and Database Administrators. Design and build innovative solutions that meet the organizations needs and increase the efficiency of business processes. Define and analyze project requirements based on input and collaboration from end-users, market research, and business analysts. Identify, manage and mitigate project risk. Nurture, challenge, and educate employees to be more efficient and effective. Engage the team, challenging them to produce quality solutions on time. Other responsibilities include project and program planning, contract negotiation, budgeting, strategic planning, and employee management.
Accomplishments:• Outsourced database administration saving $150,000 annually• Worked with claims department to improve business processes shortening the amount of time necessary to complete a claim by over 50%• Setup credit card processing responsible for $5,000,000 annually • Designed web hosting strategy using Amazon Web Services providing reliability and scalability over existing infrastructure • Worked with Kansas Insurance Department to ensure audit compliance• Properly planned and staffed development team for ongoing project load; building and maintaining a knowledgeable staff of quality technical resources • Improved internal processes; speeding time to market and positively positioning the development team within the organization • Aligned development projects to take advantage of project synergiesProjects completed: • Updated web site platform• Customer portal• Replacement billing system• Document archive• Paperless workflow
May 2007 - Feb 2008
Worked with clients to understand business objectives and needs. Designed and implemented web-based solutions to solve business problems in C#. Worked with a team of developers to plan and execute source management, automate software builds and testing. Positioned myself as a leader within the development team.
• Automated data feed from Integrated Total Army Personnel Database• Designed and implemented web based reporting solution• Worked with Army to ensure systems met DIACAP requirements• Designed system architecture for Army wide program of record Projects Completed:• Web based reporting• User import• Data import / exportReceived secret security clearance for this position.
May 2000 - May 2007
Planned critical infrastructure, built web applications for asset management, parent and student portals, and board agendas. Planned and implemented a food service management system and Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) integration. Maintained district wide student accounting system. Managed and coordinated multiple simultaneous projects. Assisted the Director of Technology leading projects and directing staff.
• Designed and implemented web site and content management system• Designed critical networking infrastructure• Worked with Kansas Department of Education to implement KIDS student reporting and accountability• Interfaced business systems to reduce data entry and automate communication• Server capacity planning• Procured equipment for critical infrastructure upgrades Projects Completed:
• Implemented Kansas’ KIDS information reporting solution • Asset management• Network infrastructure upgrade• Foodservice system• Board Agenda Software• Parent and Student Portal• Implemented Moodle Online Classroom Technology