Director, Application Development
Armed Forces Insurance
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