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Dale V. Ross
Software Engineer/Problem Solver

About

Dale currently resides in Lansdowne, PA. He has earned a B. Sc. (Hons) degree from the University of West Indies, majoring in Computer Science and Electronics. While his work focuses on Software Engineering, primarily on the .NET Framework, his non-work interests span a wide range of areas including AI, Data Science and Machine Learning.

Work Experience

Ross Squared
January 2020 – Present
CTO and Principal Innovator
Simultaneously Lead Software Engineer and Chief Technical Officer
Highlights
  • Initiated conversations with Church to start bring the vision of teaching coding to underserved groups to life
  • Tagged as Lead Developer on Pressurized Tank Level Monitoring System (PTLMS) project for client Integral Energy
  • Overseeing Azure DevOps project for release pipeline and sprint management for PTLMS project
  • Developing a web application using ASP.NET Core to be hosted on Ubuntu in the cloud.
  • In discussions with California based developer concerning a potential partnership for bringing multiple ideas to life
  • Mentored at We Connect The Dots (WCTD) Code-A-Thon event in Lansdowne, PA
  • Working with a team of four, myself included, along with a mentee from Code-A-Thon (WCTD), an Engineer and Teacher learning to code
  • Establishing a mastermind with the aforementioned team of 4, to encourage personal growth and the ultimate success of each member
  • Consolidating Ross family brand under one umbrella (Christian Ministry, Music, Event Planning, etc).
Self Employed
December 2019 – Present
Independent Software Contractor
Joined an undisclosed company as an independent contractor for a payroll management product
Highlights
  • Responsible for potential migration of Kotlin based Android Application to Xamarin
  • Responsible for supporting/extending Kotlin application while Xamarin app is being developed
  • Looking into client-server solution using Signal-R to solve an issue where clients aren't comfortable exposing a public IP in their environment
Zero Chaos
January 2016 – December 2016
Application Developer
Started as a member of the Implementations Development team responsible for developing custom integrations for new clients being imported and eventually migrated to primary Integrations developer (internal)
Highlights
  • Quickly became a dependable go-to guy after team reorganizations shortly after start
  • Participated in requirements gathering, discovery and development planning for new client onboarding
  • Developed and/or supported tools used for inbound/outbound feed management
  • Investigated and resolved issues identified in existing feeds
  • Helped new team members to understand processes I had 'mastered', while at the same time increasing my mastery
  • Kept team spirits high with a positive attitude towards problem solving
  • Helped to standardize authentication methods used by replacing legacy library with Auth0
  • Got tagged for improving integrations between internal systems through reducing redundancies and identifying other general opportunities for improvement
DaJen Group/Ross Squared
October 2012 – July 2017
CEO/President
Dajen Group is a software solutions provider which aims to solve problems that affect a wide cross section of society
Highlights
  • Built a chrome extension to add features to online word games
  • Built a score management system for an online scrabble league
Rastival
July 2013 – June 2017
Co Founder
Member of start up team working to make the internet audible
Highlights
  • Primary chrome extension developer, JavaScript guy
  • Circumvented CSP for media sources on medium to allow chrome extension to perform necessary functions
Vacation Innovations
October 2015 – December 2015
Software Developer
Member of small team of .NET developers working on products in the timeshare industry.
Highlights
  • Analyzed existing applications to identify and resolve defects
  • Developed ASP.NET MVC application with Quartz.NET to automate data transfer and provide statistics
  • Performed enhancements to existing applications
AgriLogic Crop Insurance Services
March 2015 – September 2015
Software Developer
Worked primarily on maintenance team to extend or support leagacy system
Highlights
  • Investigated and resolved issues with limited knowledge of complex crop insurance system
  • Resolved assigned tickets with a wide range of complexities
  • Quickly conformed to software practices used by team
Infinity Info Systems
June 2014 – February 2015
Software Developer
Accomplishments include extending or customizing multiple MSCRM environments, writing tools to support SalesLogix/Infor CRM deployments and developing custom applications. Infinity Info’s clients range from mid-sized to multinational Fortune 500 corporations
Highlights
  • Wrote an application that integrated with multiple ads endpoints including Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Facebook and Bing Ads
  • Developed components of a web based meeting management system for a company that pioneered the development of treatment for patients with rare diseases
  • Obtained a MS CRM Certification: MS: Microsoft Dynamics Customization and Configuration in CRM 2013 Specialist
Genesis 10
December 2013 – May 2014
Consultant
Outsourced to Stag Parkway, a leading provider of products and services to RV Dealers
Highlights
  • Participated in the preparation of the initial project plans and discussions for a major client requested system upgrade
  • Resolved multiple issues client was experiencing in SSIS packages, ASP.NET MVC web applications and other technologies
  • Documented critical SSIS ETL packages in preparation for environment upgrade
Management Control Systems
October 2005 – December 2013
Software Engineer/Team Lead
Primary activities included supporting/extending a 24/7 top up (airtime) transaction processing system for leading telecommunication companies.
Highlights
  • Led a team of developers
  • During my tenure, profitability of the platform increased to such a degree that the system was sold by MC Systems to a third party company which continues to grow
  • Identified and resolved long standing issues in environment, thus increasing environment throughput and by extension system profitability
  • Used AT commands to request SIM numbers from SIM cards used in POS terminals to allow logistics team to better track their resources in the field
  • Developed jobs to automate the transfer of balances between merchant accounts across disparate systems based on sale history to reduce merchant complaints
  • Developed or modified applications to consolidate multiple top up environments thus increasing operational efficiency and allowing merchants to manage their accounts from a centralized system
  • Integrated multiple additional products into environment to augment core top up business
  • Participated as a key player in relocation of environment to new hosting site after sale
  • Deployed instances of the top up environment across the Caribbean

Awards

  • April 2004

    University of the West Indies

    Jasmine Chin Memorial Scolarship

  • March 2004

    University of the West Indies

    Merville Campbell Prize

    Best Performance in Level 1 Mathematics

  • March 2004

    University of the West Indies

    Level 1 Physics Departmental Prize

    Best Performance

  • March 2005

    University of the West Indies

    Karl Robinson Award for Computer Science

    Best Performance

  • March 2005

    University of the West Indies

    Level 2 Physics Departmental Prize

    Best Performance

Contact

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania 19050 US
(352) 364-3453
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Degreed
freeCodeCamp

Education

  • 2002 2005

    University of the West Indies, Mona

    Bachelor of Science

    Computer Science & Electronics

    GPA: 4.0

    Courses
    • CS11A - Introduction to Computer Science I
    • M10A - Basic Introductory Mathematics
    • P14A - Introductory Physics A
    • CS11B - Introduction to Computer Science II
    • M10B - Functions of Real Variables
    • P14B - Introductory Physics B
    • CS20Q - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists
    • CS21Q - Digital Logic and Computer Architectures
    • FD13A - Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean
    • P24F - Signals and Systems
    • P24H - Communication Systems
    • CS20A - Information Structures and Algorithms
    • CS28A - Systems Programming
    • FD11A - Caribbean Civilization
    • P24J - Analog Electronics
    • P24K - Digital Electronics
    • CS31A - Operating Systems
    • CS33Q - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • P34F - Digital Signal Processing
    • P34K - Microprocessors
    • CS32Q - Computer Communications and Networks
    • CS37Q - Logic, Computability and Complexity Theory
    • P34H - Digital Communications
    • P34J - Microcontroller Applications

Skills

Front End
HTML CSS Javascript JSON jQuery Kendo UI Telerik
Backend
PHP Python ASP.NET MVC C# MSSQL TSQL MySQL C Quart.NET LINQ myBatis.NET Ninject Moq
Web Services
WCF ASMX Web API
Source Control/ALM
TFS Git Jira
Other
Chrome Extensions Google App Engine Bamboo Azure SQL Server Reporting Services K2 BlackPearl Scribe Insight and Online Jitterbit

Languages

  • EnglishNative speaker
  • SpanishAmateur
  • GermanLearning

Interests

Scrabble
Tournaments Online
Math
Calculus

References

Many things could be said about this developer, one word that comes to mind is reliable, open and knowledgeable. As a technical lead, I relied heavily on Dale's recommendations and his ability to work through technical challenges. His pragmatic approach to problem solving coupled with his advanced knowledge of various technologies contributed significantly to the profitability of the company

I worked with Dale for just under 4 years at Management Control Systems and I found him to be an exceptional colleague. Resourceful, dedicated to timelines and adept at finding creative solutions to issues faced, even outside of his preferred languages. In time, Dale became the person with whom I'd trade development ideas and game changing proof of concepts. His work speaks volumes.

As it relates to mathematics, software engineering and analysis, just to name a few, Dale is the one. He is very good problem solver and can very quickly come up with solutions to open doors, break barriers and make anything a success.

Working with Dale is one of my best experiences. Learning from him helped me to develope into a senior developer I am today. He is very focused and adapts quickly to new technologies. I am comfortable recommending his work to anyone that's interested.

I know Dale V Ross through our membership of an online Scrabble/word game group, and he has proved himself invaluable when it comes to the technical aspects of score-keeping, etc. When the official Scrabble site changed the format of the game recently, omitting key features, Dale designed an app to address these shortfalls, improving vastly on the original. I can thoroughly recommend Dale as someone who anticipates others’ needs before they are aware of them, and solves problems promptly and with a (virtual) smile.

As a developer on my team, Dale worked on various complex projects and I was always very impressed with his ability to receive high level requirements and produce great results. Often times, I had no real requirements for him but a vision and he was able to deliver each time. His development skills span client side and server side components and he is a great Microsoft technologist. We worked on innovative solutions including a mobile-first asp.net MVC project utilizing the Telerik Kendo Framework. We also worked on creating a custom Single Sign On (SSO) solution which we implemented on an already built custom application. I appreciated his cool and calm demeanor which I found helpful when dealing with complex solutions.