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Engineer Software

Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
August 28, 2017

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Christopher Kennedy


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Technical Experience:

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2012 Solaris, Unix/Linux (Darwin, Redhat RHEL)

Database platforms: Oracle 11gR2, Oracle PLSQL, Sybase, SQLServer, wrote a high performance linux command line data server including a command line SQL interface.

Technical Skills: Unix, Linux, perl, J2EE, JSP, XSLT, XML, bash, tcsh, shell scripting expert, c, database reporting, admin level ability to understand any SQL data server, PLSQL, RMAN, ETL

Application Servers: Apache Tomcat 6.x/7.x, JBoss 7.x, Weblogic 11g

DevOps/Agile: Operations processes and tools: Code review, unit test automation, build & release automation and change management.

Cloud: Familiarity with S3 (Simple Storage Services), SQS (FIFO Queueing), RDS (Data Services), import/export, EC2 elastic cloud, storage management and beanstalk

Source Control: Git, svn, cvs, secs, jira

Professional Experience:

Sigma Systems Integration Consultant - Boston College

January 2017 – May 2017 825 Centre Street, Newton, MA

Responsible for the implementation of the Graduate School Budgeting Module in the Sigma ProSAM student aid management system. Implemented the full Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) interface to Sigma Systems using the Student Aid Internet gateway (SAIG) including the Institutional Student Information Records (ISIR) and multiple financial interfaces for student aid disbursements. Implemented the College Board Profile interface to Sigma Systems for the Boston College Lynch Graduate School Of Education.

Maven Enterprise Management System Integration Consultant - EOHHS

January 2015 - December 2016, 100 Hancock Street Quincy, MA / 680 Washington street Boston, MA

Responsible for implementation of Maven EFile in a Java/J2EE environment. Implemented various interfaces and upgraded the interface server to the cloud as a Windows 2012 R2 / Oracle 11G solution. Implemented reporting in an Enterprise Jasper Server Environment. Systems include Juvenile Justice Enterprise Management System.

Blackboard Administator - Northeastern University

April 2012 - November 2014, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Responsible for Northeastern’s Web Based E-Learning Platform supporting 3000 faculty, 3000 staff, and 40000+ enrolled student population, support for graduate, undergraduate, law, and online nursing programs. Responsible for multiple upgrades to Blackboard services including Blackboard Collaborate and Tegrity Lecture Capture platforms. Vendor management for multiple services includes upgrade planning, departmental coordination and test planning and documentation.

Maven Enterprise Management System Integration Consultant - DPH

September 2010 - March 2012 Department of Public Health, Hinton State Lab, 301 South St, Boston, MA

Responsible for providing PLSQL reports to the CDC. Provided J2EE administration: JBoss, Oracle Weblogic, and Apache Tomcat. Implemented Semantec Application Server Scan Engine file and stream virus scanning. Systems include Electronic Disease Surveillance System and Massachusetts Immunization Surveillance System.

Weblogic Application Server Administrator - Boston University

January 2010 – July 2010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Responsible for Boston University Distance Education program implementation of web services e-learning systems to replace local services. Automated the production Oracle 10g data server backup process with full error reporting for both hot and cold backups using the unix shell and RMAN (The Oracle Resource Manager). Automated course and semester archival processes. Installed and configured Zeus Zxtm load balance front end load distribution software.

Lead Software Engineer - Thomson Reuters

April 1997 - August 2009 Victory Road, Quincy, MA

Team lead experience: working closely with teams to ensure high quality and timely delivery of builds and releases and all aspects of systems development including Specification, Documentation, Development, Testing, Deployment and Support. Motivated, trained and mentored a team of engineers, data systems administrators and computer operations to maintain 90 percent product market share and establish competitive advantage by incorporating online real time web enhancements, Whois data and Web Page Meta Data to trademark research reports. The system is distributed over multiple IE PC’s in a VM-Ware solution environment and transforms Xml in real time for 15,000 domain names per day across multiple servers and more than 500 registrars with variable whois data formats. Collaborated with colleagues in Antwerp, Belgium to develop and implement a global messaging interface to maintain parcel status over the web. Also worked on Oracle financials to Peoplesoft upgrade. Technologies include: Solaris, Linux, SCP, SFTP, JSP, Oracle, alternaTiff, perl, XSLT, J2EE, IBM-MQ Messaging, ETL

Senior Software Engineer - Thomson & Thomson

April 1992 - March 1997 Victory Road, Quincy, MA

Senior Software Engineer: Trademark research Full Search report delivery / print production systems development. Solaris, AIX, Sybase open client interface

Senior Software Engineer - Wang Laboratories

September 1990 - March 1992 1 Industrial Avenue, Lowell, MA

Open / Image OCR Peripherals Senior Software Engineer: Developed Optical Character Recognition API and form editor application to define location of specific text fields on an OCR form. The API is for Windows. The application is a Windows application implemented using the windows message pump.

Ventilation Systems Engineer-AI Engineer-Ship Superintendent - General Dynamics Electric Boat

July 1985 - August 1990 Eastern Point Road, Groton, CT

AI Engineer, Ventilation System Engineer: Developed multiple frame based diagnostic expert systems, Diesel Generator, High Pressure Air Compressor and Trident missile compartment Indication Control and Alarm systems using Lisp. Worked 3 months as a 3rd shift ship superintendent responsible for the dissemination of work and trades coordination (painters, electricians, ship fitters, plumbers, welders, etc) building a 688 Los Angeles class fast attack submarine. I was also responsible for daily work log and completion summary turnover to first shift and from second shift.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Masters Computer Science, AI Concentration

September 1989 - June 1991, Hartford Graduate Center, Hartford, CT

Presented a published article on “Optical Character Recognition” at the Graduate Center symposium.

Manhattan College - Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering

January 1981 - June 1985 New York, NY

Mechanical Engineering major, Computer Science minor.

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