Objective: To bring success to the team. I like to get different perspectives and tackle different challenges, I've been a hands-on developer to hands-off manager, to an architect, as well as an analyst.

Skills

Back end

Senior
  • C# (Including v8)
  • .Net (v2.0 to Core 3.0)
  • TSQL
  • XML & JSON
  • C++

Front end

Dabbler
  • HTML / CSS
  • Javascript / Typescript
  • Angular

People skills

Good
  • Sr Dev Mgr
  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Agile
  • Requirements Gathering + Analysis

Work Experience (13)

Senior Contract Developer
TransUnion Canada
June 2018 - December 2019
https://transunion.ca

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

Application Architect
Santander Consumer USA
July 2013 - March 2018
https://santanderconsumerusa.com/

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

Contract Developer
Manta Test Systems
February 2010 - January 2013
https://www.mantatest.com/

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.

Contract Developer
Christie Digital
February 2009 - January 2010
www.christiedigital.com

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.

Contract Developer
Opalis (later acquired by Microsoft)
October 2007 - August 2008

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.

Contract Analyst/Developer
B. Keeven Music
July 2007 - October 2007

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

Contract Developer
Z-Tech Inc
February 2007 - April 2007

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.

Contract Analyst/Developer
ABELSoft
April 2005 - Invalid date
www.abelsoft.com

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.

Contract Developer
T4G
March 2005 - March 2005
https://www.t4g.com/

Helped with online catalogue

  • Did C# work for running Stored Procedures to load and save data for N online catalogue web-site

(contract) Business Analyst
Knowledge4You
January 2005 - February 2005
http://knowledge4you.com/
  • 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.

Contract Developer
Ivara (later acquired by Bentley Systems)
July 2004 - December 2004
  • 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++

Senior Software Development Manager
Siebel Systems (later acquired by Oracle)
September 2000 - July 2003

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

  • Software Development Manager – Institutional Finance 2001 –2002: Manager (9) dealing with Siebel 7.0 release (Deal Management, Events Management, Coverage Management, Institutional Sales Expanded existing framework to incorporate Janna JavaScript features such as Calendar and Persistent Filters

  • 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

Development Manager
ABELSoft
June 1987 - August 2000
www.abelsoft.com

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

Volunteer

Volunteer
Burlington Historical Society
January 2015 - Current

Webmaster

  • Converted very old website into HTML and Javascript

  • Helped to transition site and now maintain site in WordPress

Education (1)

Diploma
Computer Science
Sheridan College, Brampton ON, CA
1985 - 1987
  • C
  • PL1
  • COBOL
  • Assembler
  • Database theory
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics

Awards

Patent
2003

Managed team on project for function/hospitality space booking engine

Languages

English

Native speaker

French

A bit in high-school

Interests

F1 Racing

  • Mercedes
  • Mclaren

golfing

  • You get more of your money's worth the more shots you take...

References