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Matt Newman

Data Analytics Engineer at Kuali

Summary

I currently am a data analytics engineer Kuali. We create beautifully designed, cloud-delivered products that simplify college and university operations, and I am personally building out the data platform using various technologies (Node.js, React, D3.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle Database, Redshift, AWS Kinesis, Docker, etc.).

Previously, I managed the database team at the LDS Church, which provides database solutions that power most of the applications of the Church. I also reached my goal of passing the certification tests to become an OCP (Oracle Certified Professional), and I have become a proficient DBA.

Before my work at the LDS Church, I worked as Regional Marketing Director representing Hartford's annuity products in Utah and Southern Idaho. I reached my goal to grow sales in my territory by 20% over the period in which I was with Hartford.

In previous positions, I have designed, implemented and managed database-driven application projects for a major university and a worldwide nonprofit organization. I also managed a team of sales professionals and was part of the top team in the company.

Work experience

Jul 2015Present

Data Analytics Engineer

Kuali, Inc.
Working on building out the data platform, including the data messaging system, the analytics/reporting/business intelligence/etc. platform, and general database architecture/infrastructure.
Nov 2009Jul 2015

Database Platform Solutions Manager

LDS Church

Managed team of 24 database engineers/administrators. We architected and operated database solutions (Oracle and SQL Server) for the enterprise. Our team set standards, provided documentation, and generally set the direction for database practices. I personally managed all the projects that our team produced and ensured that databases were available, were performing well, and were meeting security requirements.

Sep 2008Nov 2010

Database Engineer

LDS Church

Worked as a Database Engineer at the LDS Church in the Information and Communications Department. I managed several Oracle databases used by the Church that track humanitarian service projects, manage travel processes and visas for missionaries, manage physical security (badges, cameras, etc.), maintain audit information, run the church e-commerce site, and provide facilities management for the properties of the Church. I have reached my goal of passing the certification tests to become an OCP (Oracle Certified Professional).

Jul 2007Sep 2008

Regional Marketing Director

Hartford/PLANCO

Was the Regional Marketing Director for The Hartford Leaders Variable Annuity product in Utah and Southern Idaho. I called on financial advisers and representatives of various firms to teach them about the potential benefits that the Hartford annuities could have for their clients in helping them to reach their investment objectives. I also handled the fixed annuity business and generated leads for our 401K specialist.

Sep 2003Jul 2007

Webmaster

Wheelchair Foundation

Developed applications for the Wheelchair Foundation, including administrative and member logins, database-driven wheelchair deliveries graphs and maps created with Macromedia Flash, embedded streaming video, 3-dimensional virtual tour of the wheelchair, news and media content management system, mass email with tracking and reporting, online donation tracking and statistical reports, etc. Technologies employed: Adobe CS2, Macromedia Suite(Coldfusion, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Windows Media Streaming Server, MySQL, ASP, etc. Managed a network consistingof30+ computers, wireless access points, routers, switches, etc. Authored company business card CD and several DVDs, designed layout of newsletters, mailers, and other print media that goes out to mailing list of 50, 000 subscribers(using QuarkXpress and InDesign), developed e-newsletter and helped build accompanying email list of 10, 000 subscribers.

Mar 2001Apr 2003

Web Developer

BYU Marriott School

Designed and implemented database-driven applications for the Marriott School of Management including news and media releases, the internship grading website, a faculty profile system, online applications for undergraduate applicants, the room scheduler system, the MBA program recruit tracker, and various departmental sites Worked on a team of five web developers, along with twenty External Relations office employees including graphics designers, editors, news staff members, etc. Page2 Set up and maintained ODBC and OLEDB datasources with ColdFusion administrator to connect to AS/400, Oracle, and Access databases, as well as administering mappings, caching, session variables, mail server, server logs for performance analysis, and other server configuration settings.

Apr 2002Aug 2002

Sales Team Manager

Living Scriptures, Inc BYU Marriott School
Sales Team Manager at. (5 months) Sold religious, family videos and audio CDs that teach about the scriptures and family values Earned enough money to support wife and myself, including tuition expenses, wedding costs, etc. Generated over $150,000 in revenue in 2002 and was the #1 first-year salesman on #1 team of the entire company(consisting of over 200 sales representatives) that generated over $800,000 revenue in 3½ months Managed team of salesmen and generated over $200,000 in revenue in 2002
Feb 2000Sep 2000

Technical Support Engineer

Onepipeline.com
Technical Support Engineer at (8 months) Developed applications for internal business purposes with Domino and Lotus tools including intranet websites, new employee tracker for automated integration into work environment, and business development contacts webpage Handled incoming phone calls and researched technical problems on the website associated with the phonecalls Languages Spanish Certifications Series 6 FINRA Series 63 FINRA OCP(Oracle Certified Professional) Oracle Skills & Expertise Databases Microsoft SQL Server Oracle MySQL Page3 JavaScript Web Applications Linux SQL Web Development Enterprise Software Integration Access HTML Software Development Agile Methodologies Perl XML PHP Database Administration Database Design Security C++ Shell Scripting NET E-commerce Visual Studio Java

Education

19972003

Bachelor of Science

Brigham Young University

3.84 GPA

Golden Key International Honour Society, BYUSA Humanitarian Aid Program Director 2001-2002, LDS Volunteer Representative living in Guatemala 1998-2000

19951997

High School Diploma

Bonneville High School

3.97 GPA

Student Body President 1996-97, Soccer Team 1994-1997, Wrestling Team 1995-1996, Golf Team 1994-1995

• Volunteer Experience: Medical work in Mali, Africa with my father and the Utah Oulessebougou Alliance 1997

Honors and Awards:
• Bosch & Lomb Outstanding Physical Science Student award 1996
• Outstanding Social Science Student Award at BHS 1997
• Tandy Technology Outstanding Student Award in math, science, and computer science 1996-1997
• Standard Examiner Top Student Award 1997
• Navy Honors Program Certificate of Achievement for Academic Excellence 1997
• BHS “Laker of the Year” Award 1997
• Weber County School District All-Around Student-of-the-Year Award 1997
• State Sterling Scholar finalist 1997
• 4-A Academic All-State Soccer Team 1997
• Utah Jazz Leadership Scholarship 1997
• BYU Heritage Scholarship (considered the most prestigious undergraduate award) 1997
• BYU Golden Key National Honor Society 2000-2003
• Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Rank 1995
• Achievement in Music from Utah Music Teachers’ Association - Level 10 (highest) 1997