2018-06-01 till 2019-12-31
Senior Contract Developer at TransUnion Canada:
Worked on new 'Enterprise Scoring Framework'
Created C++ module to parse text files and populate structure for credit report requests
Created a C# utility to read different data files (Excel, text, Regex, test-data) and create JSON structure to be used in self-testing
Created in Java a utility that read data files and created test java files to be run in Maven, to ensure the the Java code still works with the new framework
Updated ASP scripts to protect against attacks
Helped incorporate projects into Mecurial for Continuous Integration
2013-07-01 till 2018-03-30
Application Architect at Santander Consumer USA:
Worked on Decision Rendering Engine
Co-developed a loan decisioning system that is much faster, more versatile, and smaller footprint than the current system
Defined and enforced standards for the application developers in the organization
Reviewed designs of application developers to see they met our standards, and evaluate how different components interact and can be leveraged
Reviewed code of application developers to ensure standards were met
Assisted in special projects where needed
Helped troubleshoot when issues arise
2010-02-01 till 2013-01-31
Contract Developer at Manta Test Systems:
Worked on WinForm client for transmission line testing
Identified weak parts of the existing RapidReporter product and cleaned up the code, which resulted in major performance improvements.
Redesigned a report designer for custom reports, which improved stability and performance.
Replaced a faulty third-party FTP library with built-in .Net functionality, resulting in more reliability with a smaller install footprint.
Created a mechanism for entering user data that allowed custom data to be imported, exported and reported on.
Created database layer to reduce code duplication and allow cleaner, faster queries with less security risks.
Added new functionalities such as find and replace.
Created new business objects to allow for better code reuse.
Modified application and install scripts to allow for x64 builds.
Prototyped the next generation RapidTest product; helped define terms and functionality.
2009-02-01 till 2010-01-31
Contract Developer at Christie Digital:
Worked on cinema projector
Joined the Entertainment Solutions team to develop a user-friendly UI for their digital projectors. Utilized their multi-threaded event and real-time messaging system.
Adapted to their agile-like methodology and met my goals as planned.
Created functionality for gathering sensor data from the projector hardware and presented that to the projector operator.
Created an on-screen keyboard to meet the unique requirements of the project.
Ensured that the code met certain standards, which allowed the product to be internationalized.
Designed and implemented a utility that imported and exported the UI text between the .resx (UI XML) files and a spreadsheet so third-party translators could translate the text.
Worked with QA and the documentation department to ensure their software standards were met
Abstracted our UI controls so we could use a third-party library as well as resolve issues in the library, which allowed for a consistent look and feel across our product.
2007-10-01 till 2008-08-31
Contract Developer at Opalis (later acquired by Microsoft):
Worked on integration modules
Reworked their old modules in order to use their new SDK in .Net, analyzed requirements based on discussions with product manager, and reviewed bug and wish list logs
Fixed and improved other modules as required (C++ and C#)
Resolved issues on their CA Service Desk Integration with ITIL methodology.
2007-07-01 till 2007-10-31
Contract Analyst/Developer at B. Keeven Music:
Worked on app to teach music theory
Analyzed what the teacher was trying to teach his students so the software could facilitate the learning.
Built a multi-tier C# 2.0 application, which included a pitch recognition module, and staff and note music control.
Created a generic question engine that asked questions and kept score. The quiz data was kept in a schema that was stored in encrypted XML.
Update/bug-fix Borland C++ product 'EarAbility' (teaching music Intervals with pitch recognition with piano control) at end of SDLC
2007-02-01 till 2007-04-30
Contract Developer at Z-Tech Inc:
Front-end WinForm design
Created the front-end UI that interacted with specialized USB hardware.
Built a highly customized Windows application with lots of custom GDI drawing; building, and consuming User Controls.
Designed and created functionality for a user list, program options, and field customization settings. The settings were stored in XML files.
2005-04-01 till 2007-02-31
Contract Analyst/Developer at ABELSoft:
Solved issues on several projects
Designed and executed several competitive data conversions and data analysis projects.
Reviewed and proposing new strategies for data competitive conversions
Enhanced the scheduler for bigger capacity; cleaned up logic and data layers.
Resolved issues with a VB project to export financials to QuickBooks and Simply Accounting.
2005-03-01 till 2005-03-30
Contract Developer at T4G:
Helped with online catalogue
Did C# work for running Stored Procedures to load and save data for N online catalogue web-site
2005-01-01 till 2005-02-01
(contract) Business Analyst at Knowledge4You:
Built a RFP Response template to be used by Knowledge4You. Included sections on Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Project Methodology and the SDLC.
Sub-contracted out to the Ontario Government: Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee where I evaluated current needs based on the old system and user discussions.
Created UML documents to capture requirements.
Kept track of features and requirements in Rational Requisite Pro and Word docs.
2004-07-01 till 2004-12-31
Contract Developer at Ivara (later acquired by Bentley Systems):
Defined solutions to migrate data between systems, and implemented interfaces in C#, VB and C++.
Created a client web-service, which communicated indicator readings with a MIMOSA server via an ODC request.
On my own time, took the initiative to create a code-generator (in C#) that allowed new hires to understand the object hierarchy in the database and to learn how to query joins and iterate those objects.
2 months at a customer site in the L.A. area. Projects involve working with the customer to define solutions to migrate data between systems and to implement interfaces in C#, VB and C++
2000-09-01 till 2003-07-31
Senior Software Development Manager at Siebel Systems (later acquired by Oracle):
Senior Dev Manager of large team
Development Manager – Server Systems (Janna) September 2000 –2001: Manager of Application Server team (5) focusing on performance and scalability, Remote Server team (4) involved in projects for remote synchronization, and Conduit Synch Team (2) dealing with Outlook and handheld synchronization
Senior Software Development Manager – Hospitality Industry 2002 – July 2003: Team (15+5) created new application for Hospitality Function Booking Reservation System.
Helped create new application for Hospitality Function Booking Reservation System. Our team received a patent for a function space booking engine.
Lead developers (team of up to 15 people) creating design documents. Made sure they followed design, implementation and testing guidelines. Oversaw version control processes.
Liaised with Product Managers for Requirements documents and QA team for testing documents and requirements.
Did Project Management for my team projects.
Had a major role in triaging incoming issues, working with other teams to learn history, ownership, and priority of issues. Managed resources and deadlines at the end of product testing.
Heavily involved in interviewing new recruits during hiring booms.
Team Motivation: Empowered and motivated my team to deliver high quality software on time in spite of being at a remote site, and understaffed of engineers, product management and technical support staff
Innovation: Part of a team that got a patent for the function space booking engine
Met the challenge of managing a project that encompassed multiple teams, sites and projects. Ensured the team was motivated and that they remained committed to the project
Liaised with Product Managers for Requirements docs. Worked with developers creating design docs. Did Project Management for my team projects. Made sure they followed design, implementation and testing guidelines. Oversaw Version Control processes
Spent major role in triaging incoming issues, working with other teams to learn history, ownership, and priority of issues. Time management of resources and deadlines of issues at end of product testing before release
1987-06-01 till 2000-08-31
Development Manager at ABELSoft:
From Summer hire, to Developer, to Lead, to Medical Development Manager
Software Development Manager 1995-September 2000
Software Lead Developer 1990 – 1995
Software Junior Developer June 1987 – 1990
Designed and developed many modules in the application: patient and doctor data, scheduling, billing, and reporting.
Managed team, project scope and release planning.
Created shell-scripts for product generation and installation, version control, and various dev. tasks.
Created HL7 interface from hospital systems
Managed a team of 6+ developers. Reported to the President, was accountable for the team, and gave input for product direction. Liaison to other development team, documenters, QA, trainers
Inspired Loyalty: had a low turnover in the group which resulted in more productivity
Involved in all parts of SDLC
was SourceSafe Administrator
Communicated with customers often, either for customized solutions or for input on upcoming features
Helped to transition site and now maintain site in WordPress
1985-09-01 till 1987-05-01
Sheridan College, Brampton ON, CA
Diploma: Computer Science
Managed team on project for function/hospitality space booking engine
Back end (Senior): C# (Including v8), .Net (v2.0 to Core 3.0), TSQL, XML & JSON, C++
People skills (Good): Sr Dev Mgr, Leadership, Mentoring, Agile, Requirements Gathering + Analysis
- Native speaker
- A bit in high-school
F1 Racing: Mercedes, Mclaren
golfing: You get more of your money's worth the more shots you take...