Delavan WI 53115
Accomplished IBM i Application Developer with a proven record of building applications that successfully address user requirements. Extensive experience working with users to determine their needs and convert them to technical specifications. Very effective in verbal and written communication. Primary goal is to positively effect the company's bottom line.
Areas of Expertise:
Distribution & Warehousing
Interfacing Disparate Applications
EDI, Data Transfers
RPG-IV (free, ILE) and earlier versions
Database Design (DDS, SQL)
SQL, Query, QMQRY
PHP, Web Development
RSP (RPG/Web Development)
Change Management, Various
Zend Studio (PHP Development)
United Credit Service, Inc.: June 2002 - present
Information Services Director
Responsible for ALL application development. This involves writing systems that interact with purchased application, including designing custom reports for internal and external customers, databases for functions not part of primary application, creating interfaces into and out of primary application. Develop ad hoc queries used to find or support operational issues. Interface between IBM i and Windows servers. Established BCD Nexus software as extranet. Installed BCD Catapult for report distribution, eliminating approximately 80% of paper usage and removed two previously heavily-used printers. Installed and configured Joomla software as company intranet with custom PHP and jQuery used for custom grids & charts. Developed procedures for client and vendor data transfers.
Various Technical Publications: March 1998 - present
Write articles and tips for technical publications, primarily IT Jungle's Four Hundred Guru. 25+ articles written to-date.
Venture Consulting: July 1999 – June 2002
Developed custom applications and enhancements for clients based on their requirements. Self-employed consultant/contractor. Example includes application used by distribution company to facilitate bid processing. Application eliminated paper-shuffling process, replaced with automated electronic process.
Highsmith, Inc.: November 1991 – July 1999
Lead team of three developers in distribution applications. Responsible for assigning projects to team, employee reviews, work schedules.
Developed and enhanced custom applications. Developed freight charge estimation system used for small carriers (UPS), LTL (direct and drop shipments). Interfaced web orders with order processing system using MQ Series. Developed Marketing process to extract sales history information from two IBM i systems for catalog production.
Miniature Precision Components: June 1988 – November 1991
Responsible for application development for automotive supplier. Hired to take over maintenance of EDI software/release requirements processing. Developed simple EDI translator to process ANSI X.12 AIAG documents. Interfaced release requirements with MAPICS/DB MRP-II application. Designed custom front-end to capture payroll information, interfaced with MAPICS/DB payroll application.
FW Woolworth Co., Inc.: March 1985 – June 1988
Responsible for Payroll applications for approximately 400,000 employees. Assigned user requests to other developers on team. Worked with internal and external users to determine request requirements.
MBTI Business Training Institute 1983 - 1985
Total Data Processing Certificate
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1975 - 1979
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
IBM Certified Specialist – eServer i5 iSeries RPG ILE Programmer
Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association
Technical Conference Director (2 years)
Gateway Technical College
Adjunct Instructor – Business, IT & Service – Information Technology
Advisor – Program Advisory Committee for Programmer/Analyst Track
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