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Software Web Developer

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
August 23, 2018

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James J. Burns

*** ****** ****** Home: 610-***-****

Spring City, PA 19475 Cell: 610-***-****


Technical background with diverse languages and platforms; with experience in both hardware and software development. Degree in behavioral psychology aided in developing “user friendly” applications and interfaces. Management background with significant client face to face exposure and hands on experience in the following areas: shared on-line resources, PC-based, main-frame and web-based applications. Experience in full cycle project planning, software product design, development, testing, documentation, deployment, training and support roles.


12+ years experience with Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and PBX integration including developed a proprietary state-of-the-art IVR platform (Voiceware).

20+ years of application/product design, programming, testing and technical support.

5+ years of MySQL experience.

Relevant programming experience PHP (5+ years), C++ (8+ years), HTML/CSS (6+ years), JavaScript (3+ years) and JQuery (2+ years).

Worked with and managed development teams as large as 20+ with multiple concurrent successful product development and deployments.

Professional voice over talent.


IVR Technician – Consultant at Fiserv July 2014 – Present

Created a web-based inventory control system to monitor components and reorder requirements using PHP, Access, Bootstrap3 and LESS.

Built, configured and installed interactive voice response systems at banks and thrifts nationally and in Canada.

Streamlined the building and configuration of IVR servers.

Organized Windows migration projects and VM installations.

User Interface Web Developer 2009 - Present

Web development using HTML5, PHP/MySQL, Javascript/jQuery, CSS3, AJAX, JSON, ASP, XML and WordPress. Sites include Spring City Borough, political campaigns, Spring-Ford Area Historical Society, National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors (NAALC) and Lions Club among others.

Created flexible interactive pages for the NAALC to boost member interest and interaction with the site. Currently, developing and interactive FAQ and auction pages for members only that has a common theme and easy user interaction.

Added e-commerce portals for the Lions Club using Open Cart and for NAALC with custom market place using shopping cart, payment and fulfillment integration with PayPal.

Some of the clients are NAALC (National Association of Aladdin Lamp Collectors) (7 years), Spring City Borough (3 years), Spring City Lions Club (6 years), Spring City DEMS (5 years) among others.

Currently working on jQuery and Bootstrap3 for multiple sized delivery devices.

Conversion of current client web sites to the latest standards in HTML5, PHP and CSS3.

MEDecision Wayne, PA 2008 – 2009

Collaborative Health Care Management Software - Analyst

Provided detailed dedicated technical support and data analysis to Health Care Service Corporation, a major client and owner of MEDecision. Designed and developed custom software utilities supporting care, case and utilization management of leading edge software product.

Spherion East Coast, US 2004 – 2008

Independent Consultant at Siemens Medical and other assignments – Consultant

Installed a third party web based visitor registration system (Access Sentry); modifying its look and feel to more comfortably be used by both security guards and management personnel (HTML, ASP, SQL server, CSS). Created custom interface and statistical reports.

Designed scripting and user interaction with an IVR application integrating it with a small local call center application and PBX integration.

Developed tools and models to analyze financial impact of merger and acquisition activity. Manipulated human resource data for non-employee conversion to PeopleSoft on-boarding.

Created web based real-time analytical reporting for corporate on-site security system which better met the reporting and statistical needs of management.

Developed a stop loss claims recovery system for an e-marketing company that increased lost and damaged shipping claims recovery by over 500%.

Accenture Oaks, PA 1997 – 2004

Worldwide consultancy and outsourcing firm – Senior Software Analyst

As a senior technical lead at SEI Investments provided client facing technical legacy support and new development for a trust management system.

Led small teams of developers and consultants on medium to large scale projects. Planned and executed training and social functions with budgets of upwards of $350K.

Created reusable software modules that reduced coding and testing of commonly used features and utilities. The software module created a consistent, friendly user interface across multiple utilities and applications, creating a common documentation module while reducing coding and testing requirements on new development.

Designed end-user utilities that not only met the processing requirements but took into account the end user’s desire for information presentation that was relevant to their points of view.

Malvern Scale Systems Malvern, PA 1996 – 1997

Manufacturer of propriety electronic scale and manifesting software – Software Analyst

Provided software support and development of enhancements to proprietary scale and manifesting system.

Performed onsite call center support to major national common carrier during rate update periods; monitoring and analyzed where users had problems so that an improved implementation would improve the user experience with the product.

Integrated electronic scale and manifesting software with third party conveyer system by developing a serial communications interface, streamlining shipping operations.

Reduced programming research time by creating a data dictionary for internal data structure.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Lean Six Sigma Certified (Green Belt)

Civic Activities

Board Member Spring-Ford Area Historical Society for over ten years

Councilman Spring City Borough Council

President Spring City Lions Club

Technical Skills

Mainframe and PC experience including hardware and software. Design and development of database applications. Financial and data modeling. Network experience including hardware and software implementation. PHP/MySQL, FCS, SQL/Server, Cache/MUMPS, ASP, JAVA Script/jQuery, Ajax, JSON HTML HTML5, Bootstrap3, LESS, Visual Basic, C++/C, FORTRAN, COBOL, Natural, PeopleSoft, Mercury, MS Office Suite, Rational ClearQuest and related products.

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