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

  • CTO and Principal Innovator, Ross Squared

    Jan 2020 - Present 2 months

    Simultaneously Lead Software Engineer and Chief Technical Officer

    • 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).
  • Independent Software Contractor, Self Employed

    Dec 2019 - Present 3 months

    Joined an undisclosed company as an independent contractor for a payroll management product

    • 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
  • Application Developer, Zero Chaos

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2016 10 months

    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)

    • 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
  • CEO/President, DaJen Group/Ross Squared

    Oct 2012 - Jul 2017 4 years 9 months

    Dajen Group is a software solutions provider which aims to solve problems that affect a wide cross section of society

    • Built a chrome extension to add features to online word games
    • Built a score management system for an online scrabble league
  • Co Founder, Rastival

    Jul 2013 - Jun 2017 3 years 10 months

    Member of start up team working to make the internet audible

    • Primary chrome extension developer, JavaScript guy
    • Circumvented CSP for media sources on medium to allow chrome extension to perform necessary functions
  • Software Developer, Vacation Innovations

    Oct 2015 - Dec 2015 2 months

    Member of small team of .NET developers working on products in the timeshare industry.

    • 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
  • Software Developer, AgriLogic Crop Insurance Services

    Mar 2015 - Sep 2015 5 months

    Worked primarily on maintenance team to extend or support leagacy system

    • 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
  • Software Developer, Infinity Info Systems

    Jun 2014 - Feb 2015 8 months

    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

    • 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
  • Consultant, Genesis 10

    Dec 2013 - May 2014 4 months

    Outsourced to Stag Parkway, a leading provider of products and services to RV Dealers

    • 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
  • Software Engineer/Team Lead, Management Control Systems

    Oct 2005 - Dec 2013 8 years 2 months

    Primary activities included supporting/extending a 24/7 top up (airtime) transaction processing system for leading telecommunication companies.

    • 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

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

Education

  • Computer Science & Electronics, Bachelor of Science,  University of the West Indies, Mona

    Aug 2002 - May 2005

    4.0
    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

Awards

  • Jasmine Chin Memorial Scolarship,  University of the West Indies

    Awarded on: Apr 2004

  • Merville Campbell Prize,  University of the West Indies

    Awarded on: Mar 2004

    Best Performance in Level 1 Mathematics

  • Level 1 Physics Departmental Prize,  University of the West Indies

    Awarded on: Mar 2004

    Best Performance

  • Karl Robinson Award for Computer Science,  University of the West Indies

    Awarded on: Mar 2005

    Best Performance

  • Level 2 Physics Departmental Prize,  University of the West Indies

    Awarded on: Mar 2005

    Best Performance

Interests

  • Scrabble

    Tournaments Online
  • Math

    Calculus

References

  • Delton Phillips

    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

  • Ryan Simons

    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.

  • Nathaniel Nation

    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.

  • Wayne Baker

    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.

  • Kay Möller

    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.

  • Gean Martinez

    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.

Languages

English (Native speaker) Spanish (Amateur) German (Learning)