Roland Couture

I make computers do stuff.

Skills

General Applications
C#, VB.NET, .NET Framework, .NET Core, VBA, MS Office Fluent interface (XML), WPF/XAML, Active Directory
Design Automation (Autodesk platforms)
AutoCAD API for .NET, AutoLISP, Revit API for .NET, Revit DB Link, Dynamo
Databases & ORMs
SQL Server, T-SQL, Entity Framework 6, Entity Framework Core, MS Access, ADO.NET, LiteDB, MongoDB, Quick Base, QuNect
Cloud
Azure App Service, Azure Functions, Azure SQL Database
Web: Server Side
ASP.NET MVC 5, WebAPI 2, REST services, AutoMapper package
Web: Client Side
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Razor, AJAX, JSON, XML, Bootstrap, DataTables plugin
DevOps
Visual Studio, Team Foundation → VSTS → Azure DevOps, Sandcastle, Git / GitHub
Scripting
Windows CMD, PowerShell, bash
Ancient History and Brief Exposures
Fortran, BASIC, Pascal, C/C++, BSD Unix (SunOS), Ubuntu, Python

Experience

Jacobs Engineering Group

Software Developer Jul 2019 - Present

Automating business processes for multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

  • created an app with a modular/flexible architecture to map data from Revit models to a Quick Base instance
  • coordinated extensively with teams for requirements, decision guidance, and testing
  • performed data validation & error reporting, and encouraged standardization ('garbage in, garbage out!')
  • used .NET .config files to allow flexibility in input & output schemas/formats
  • used audit-logging triggers for history tracking and 'undo' ability
  • deployed a simple ASP.NET MVC web app to Azure App Service as a team status update tool
  • developed a console app for quickly looking up users and groups in Active Directory
  • heavily customized Excel and Outlook including custom macros, ribbon panels and right-click menus
  • worked to promote a collaborative team culture and a DevOps emphasis
  • helped interview MECOP (co-op program) candidates at Oregon State University

Access Sciences Corporation

Software Developer Mar 2016 - Apr 2019

I built CAD, BIM, database and web applications to support a document management team at a major semiconductor manufacturer.

  • Rebuilt and optimized legacy suite of productivity tools for Autodesk platforms (AutoCAD, Revit)
  • Performed data modeling & schema design to capture business rules and data relations
  • Developed an ETL process for CAD metadata
  • Architected and implemented a web app to capture data and automate workflows

Access Sciences Corporation

CAD/BIM Technician Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
  • Automated repetitive tasks in AutoCAD using custom macros and AutoLISP scripts
  • Naïvely implemented what I later referred to self-deprecatingly as "baby’s first relational database" in Excel with VBA

Don Cushing Associates

Civil Designer Jul 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Developed preliminary & final construction and permitting documents for wireless telecommunications sites
  • Performed grading and utility design, and drafted plans & profiles, for commercial/residential building projects

PacifiCorp

Civil/Structural Engineer Oct 2007 - Aug 2009
  • Designed, analyzed & retrofitted steel structures, equipment anchorages and foundations for electrical substations
  • Learned and applied industry and company codes, standards and specifications

Education

Cornell University

Sep 1987 - Aug 2006
Bachelor of Science - Civil & Structural Engineering

Interests

biking, hiking, karaoke, trashy true-crime TV, playing music