Lana Blacker

Lana Blacker


An accomplished, skilled programmer with more than 12 years experience. Able to develop a complete solution to meet specific business requirements. Proficient in analysis, design, development, user acceptance, testing, documentation, training, and implementation. Possess effective leadership and mentoring skills; easily adapt as a strong leader of small projects — giving work direction, communicating with, and empowering other team members.

Thrive under a multi-project, deadline-driven workload; make critical observations and appropriate decisions.

Possess strong research and analytical skills.

Have effective organizational skills; focus on specific tasks while keeping overall goals in mind.

Am flexible; adapt quickly and easily to change.

Interact positively with a variety of personalities — personable and persuasive.

Work as a motivated team player and a resourceful self-starter; promote strong, positive attitudes and teamwork through demonstration and support.

Work History

Work History
May 2000 - Aug 2009

Sr Programmer Analyst

Responsible for system business design, technical design, construction, and support. Performed work to design, test, implement, integrate, maintain, and modify simple to complex business applications to legacy system in 60+ instances. Built processes to execute database updates to core files to support consistent billing practices. Supported Data Warehouse application.Designed method to capture sales transactions to determine progress on current promotional sales products. Worked on a team to establish an EDI process for G&K Services – extracting data, creating databases, and programming a process to find newly settled invoices and send them out in EDI format; created EDI processes for ten different trading partners.  

·Met with multiple business end users at various levels to gather requirements for design and development; this included analyzing and reporting cause/effect of unplanned changes.

·Prepared work plans; documented project requirements; and conducted risk assessments.

·Developed detailed design documents and code/work flows, system prototypes, and proof-of-concepts.

·Constructed code.

·Conducted design walk-thru, user acceptance testing, and SOX-complaint alpha/beta testing.

·Authored system and process documentation.

·Managed all components of change management including end user and technical documentation.

·Trained end users and support center staff.

·Provided on-call support for current and new applications.

·Identified and resolved application support issues; corrected bugs and issues.

·Mentored other developers and IT team members.

Aug 1997 - Apr 2000

Technical Consultant

NCC/Wittman Hart/marchFIRST

·Provided a full-range of technical services including analysis, design, and development for different custom projects in order entry, billing, purchasing, and inventory.

·Modified existing programs and created new programs using RPG/400, RPG/IV, RPG ILE, CL, SQL, and AS/SET. Modifications included database file updates, sub-file processing, interface programming, table and array processing.

·Participated in numerous conversion projects including Y2K projects and projects to convert the BPCS installation from one version to another.

·Analyzed custom programs and modified programs from the new version of BPCS to apply all modifications as appropriate.

·Performed programming in EDI; implemented EDI software for different clients.

·Worked with a variety of inbound and outbound transactions.

·Maintained an interface between ERP and EDI.

·Provided training for end-users.

·Worked on an internal project using Microsoft Access 97 to create different tables, forms, and queries for internal needs including a commission report, error report, and a staff list report.

Sep 1992 - May 1995

Technology Engineer

Minsk Watch Factory

Carried out quality control of production batches, prepared various reports for different internal customers, and assisted in maintaining data for the computer database.



Certificate in Computer Programming

Brown Institute
Sep 1986 - Jun 1992

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Belarussian National Technical University



Data Warehousing

Query Management

SQL 400

Design, development, testing and implementation

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