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Database Developer, Oracle, SQL Server

West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, 48322, United States
February 01, 2018

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Frederick Charles Sher

**** ****** *****, **** **********, MI 48322 ● 248-***-**** ●

Profile: Senior Level Programmer

Talented Senior-Level Programmer with 15+ years’ experience in providing systems design, development, and delivery of applications and programs utilizing Oracle, Visual Basic, Uniface Proc, and PL/SQL. Strong background in driving customer satisfaction through outstanding ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences. Skilled in all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from initial conception through delivery. Demonstrated expertise in developing, delivering, and supporting large programs and database management systems that enable companies to streamline processes, improve performance, and reduce overall costs.

Areas of Excellence

Software Development Lifecycle Strategic Planning Issue Identification & Resolution Systems Design

System Migrations Staff Leadership Application Design System Improvement Project Management

Requirements Gathering Software Configuration & Deployment

Professional Experience

ComSpec International Bingham Farms, MI 2000 to Present

Developer / Systems Analyst (2003 to Present)

Provider of customized applications, including company flagship product (EMPOWER), a student information system for colleges, trade schools, and private schools.

Provide systems development within Oracle environment. Utilize Uniface and Oracle PL/SQL to provide configuration, programming, and maintenance of Empower, a student management software system used by 80+ schools. Assist in design and implementation of major enhancements within multi-module system. Support various other projects for other clients including Archway Marketing, Dialogue Direct, Champion Homes, and Vertical Systems.

Key Achievements

Spearheaded BUDCO Service Contracts Program designed to convert Ford service contracts system to new generic program used by multiple auto manufacturers.

Directed 2 staff members in creation and deployment of a Deductible Tracking System for Frist Mercury Financial Services (an umbrella company for a number of commercial insurance providers), providing client with ability to manage customer deductible payments.

Developed and delivered new Document Management System for ComSpec to provide web-based system for serving documents to clients and employees.

ComSpec International, Lead Developer for Nextel’s Commission Software Project (2000 to 2003)

Charged with providing application development and support for large application used to calculate and pay commissions to dealers in 20 markets over half the country. Directed up to 5 Developers throughout entire software development lifecycle, from initial design through implementation. Provided end-user training and support. Communicated with clients, management, peers, and staff to obtain system requirements and create technical solutions that met all business needs. Supported systems through consistently changing business and contractual environments.

Key Achievements

Migrated MS Access application to new 2-tiered client-server data application using MS SQL Server and MS Access front end.

Directed the integration of data flows from Oracle (7,8i), MS SQL Server (7.0, 2000), and main frame systems across the US and Canada to calculate, track, and pay commissions to dealers.

Developed new ASP-based website using IIS to enable entry and retrieval of data by 400+ users to provide Nextel dealers with information on sales activity and commission amounts.

Previous Experience

Instructor, Programming and Application Development, Computer Learning Center, Troy, MI, 12/1999-11/2000

Lead Programmer, Certinet Professionals, Inc., Farmington, MI, 4/1999-11/2000

Oracle / Impromptu Consultant, Hiram Walker, Windsor, Ontario, 11/1998-4/1999 (Contract)

Instructor, Programmer, & Impromptu Report Writer Consultant, Chrysler Corporation, Centerline, MI, 3/1997-8/1998 (Contracts)

Technical Skills

Operating Systems: Windows3.x to present, DOS 3.x-6x, Mac O/S7-10.9.5 (Mavericks), Apple DOS 3.x, Novell 3.x/4.x, Linux (Red Hat)

Software MS Office, MS Access, Uniface, Oracle Developer 2000, MS Visio

Languages: Visual Basic 4-6, VBA, HTML, PL/SQL 7-11g, T/SQL, Uniface Proc 7-9.6, COBOL, Perl (a little), Scripting: DOS, Windows, Linux

RDMS: Oracle 7-11g, MS SQL Server 7-2005, Sybase SQL Server

Tools: Uniface, Oracle Developer 2000, MS Visual Studio, MS Access

Education, Training, and Certifications

Master of Arts, History

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1992

Bachelor of Arts, History

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1988


2-Day Oracle DBA training, Oracle, 2011

Course on PL/SQL, Visual Basic, UNIX, and Developer 2000, CompuLearn


Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), ID 3211086, 2004

Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, 2017

Member: Mensa, the International High IQ Society, 1993

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