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Location:
Clive, Iowa, United States
Posted:
November 05, 2018

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Experienced IT Manager/Director, Program Manager, Project Manager, Software Developer and Business Analyst with over 15 years of experience in managing, developing and deploying large and medium software development projects and systems using state of art technology at all Software Development Life Cycle stages. I have managed, designed, developed and implemented complicated software systems across several industries. I specialize in restarting failed projects and seceding where others have failed.

Strengths:

Vision: Able to effectively anticipate client needs and incorporate these features into software before asked. This has

Problem Mediation: Able to predict bottlenecks in the software design and recommend solutions.

Team Building: Able to mentor team members and build a strong trust relationship that promotes strong work ethic and a desire to produce from my team.

Infatructure: TCP/IP, Router Configuration, NAS, SAN, Windows/Linux Administration

Client Management: Able to build a string relationship with clients and business stakeholders. People trust my options and typically support my suggestions because they know I have their best interests at heart.

Technical Skills:

Software: MS Office, MS Visio, MS Projects, Rational Suite, Visual Studio, PeopleSoft, Great Plains/AX, Epicor

Development Languages: Delphi (Versions 1-7, 2006-2010), Visual Basic (1-6 & .Net), Java (Sun & Microsoft), C/C++/C#, PHP, ASP, HTML, ColdFusion, COBOL, Informatica and Data Transformation

ETL Systems (Informatica, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Data Junction and others)

Databases: Interbase/Firebird, Crystal Reports (3-10), MS SQL (5-7, 2005, 2008), Oracle (7-11), MySQL (3-5)

Operating Systems: Windows 3.x, 95, 98, ME, 2000, 2003, 2008/R2, 2012R2, Linux, Unix and AS400

Infrastructure: Basic TCP/IP setup, basic router programming

Administration: MS Exchange, SharePoint, Database (MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Firebird/Interbase), Linux and Most Email Systems

Version Control Systems: Visual Safe Source, Team Foundation Server, Subversion, GIT and several others.

Issue Management Systems: Jira, Mantis, BugTrakker, BugZilla, Remedy and several others.

Virtual OS: VMWare, XenCenter and Virtual Box

Professional Experience

Riley Resource Group, Pleasant Hill, IA 12/2017-10/2018

Animal Feed Supplements

IT Manager

Lead effort for two releases of PIMS system

Lowered Month Internet costs by 40% while adding faster service and redundancy

Managed successful Migration of Great Plains from v2013 to v2018

Development and implemented IT policies

RanSoft, Clive, IA 10/2010-5/2011

Systems/Software Consulting

Project Manager, External Infrastructure Projects, 1/2004-5/2004

COS Software Development

eCommerce Web Development

Client Relationship Management

Managed Complete Software Development Life Cycle

American-Equity. West Des Moines, Iowa 8/2013-11/2017

Insurance and Financial Services

Team Lead, Informatica Development

Created In-bound DTCC processing system.

Created Generic Packet processing system

Supported and Maintained Outbound DTCC/ACORD system.

Supported Informatica Server Setup, Upgrades and Maintenance.

Worked on VB6 system, VB.NET Agent Website and COBOL system

Worked with Annuity/Enterprise/Solutions teams to co-ordinate work for Software projects.

Worked on Planning and Project Scheduling.

Bridgestone. Des Moines, Iowa 6/2011-8/2013

Farm Tire Manufacturer

Team Lead, Software Development

Managed team that provided ongoing maintenance and support for Tire Building, Tire Curing and Inventory systems.

Set Schedules for Team members

Planned Project development schedules.

Worked with engineering team to co-ordinate work for Software projects.

Provided Senior management with project schedules, road blocks and other issues.

RanSoft, Clive, IA 10/2010-5/2011

Systems/Software Consulting

Project Manager, External Infrastructure Projects, 1/2004-5/2004

Took over a MS Exchange migration project that was stalled. Despite being six month behind schedule the project was completed only thirty days late and the project was on budget.

Created eCommerce Site to support on line ordering and order tracking. This software has increased overall sales by 25%.

Managed the help desk support departments. Created and implemented help desk support policies and procedures that improved response times by 33%.

Performed system administration functions for Windows Server (2000, 2003, 2008/R2 and 2012/RE), Exchange (2003, 2007, 2010 and 2016), and SQL Servers (Oracle, Interbase and Microsoft). In several cases I have been able to improve database performance by 20%.

Eurofins Scientific, Inc. Des Moines, Iowa 12/2006-10/2010

Food and Feed Testing Laboratory

Applications Developer, IT Solutions

Provided ongoing Maintenance and support for Laboratory Information Management System.

Created an application that added support for eMailing Invoices directly to customers saving thousands of dollars in postage and man hours.

Created an application that tracked bugs and enhancements using php and MySQL.

Established quarterly release that provided predictability to business stakeholders.

Hired and Trained Software Development team.

Ameriquest, Orange, CA 7/2004 – 12/2006

Subprime Mortgage Company

Application Developer, Treasury Systems

Created new functionality to support new banking relationships under very tight deadlines many times less than two weeks

Created new processes to improve the time needed from funding a loan to the wiring of funds to the borrow’s closing agent

Designed, developed and implemented software systems and subsystems to support Key Treasury Department Function that reduce the time between loan approval and wire transmission to less than five minutes.

Supported Data Exports to Bank Systems and PeopleSoft. Reconciled PeopleSoft and bank requirement with system limitations that improved fraud detection and improved reporting.

Improved the relationship with PeopleSoft development team. This improved requirements documentation process.

RanSoft, Sacramento, CA 7/2000-5/2004

Software Development Consulting

Project Manager, External Clients, 7/2000-2/2003

Managed a large software system replacement project for a state agency. This project reduced state costs by seventy-seven million dollars a year.

Managed a large software system that manages the power grid for a private company with a state contact. This software reduced system downtime and improved system reliability.

Developed Software Defect management system that improved tracking and report of software defects.

Applications Developer, COS Products, 2/2003-12/2003

Project manager for several commercial software products. All of these products have created significant revenue.

oCCSalvage: a comprehensive Salvage Vehicle Auction and Accounting system

oRanTow: a Towing Company Management System, Includes AR/AP & Payroll

oRanLien: an order entry system for processing Lien Sales in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Texas and Florida

oVIN Decoding Toolkit: a collection of plug-ins to various software development languages to decode the data contained in Vehicle Identification Numbers

oRanAccounting: a Full Featured General Ledger, AP, AR accounting system

oRanComm: an automated file transfer software product for transferring and retrieving request data from users to California Department of Motor Vehicles

oRequestWare: a real time interactive request management system for requesting vehicle and driver data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles

Project Manager, External Infrastructure Projects, 1/2004-5/2004

Took over a MS Exchange migration project that was stalled. Despite being six month behind schedule the project was completed only thirty days late and the project was on budget.

Created eCommerce Site to support on line ordering and order tracking. This software has increased overall sales by 25%.

Managed the help desk support departments. Created and implemented help desk support policies and procedures that improved response times by 33%.

Performed system administration functions for Windows Server (2000, 2003 and 2008), Exchange (2003 and 2007), and SQL Servers (Oracle, Interbase and Microsoft). In several cases I have been able to improve database performance by 20%.

FreeRealTime.com, Inc. Irvine, CA 2/2000-7/2000

Financial Services Web Site

Sr. Software Engineer, Web Site Traffic

Managed the web site traffic data, prepared ad-hoc and web based reports and tools using Perl, C/C++, Unix shell scripting and Visual Basic 6 in a Windows NT and Sun Solaris environment. I was able to cut development time was cut in half.

Responsible for the design and development of a new log report and storage system that improved management reporting to less than one hour from the overnight process.

Provided data and ad-hoc reports quickly using Crystal Reports that improved reporting to an hour as opposed to several days.

ARINC, Inc., Roseville, CA 4/1999-2/2000

Consulting Company for State and Federal Government

Sr. Staff Systems Analyst, Special Projects

Developed software that utilized DGPS (Differential Global Positioning Satellite) signals to automate the roadside application of herbicide by the State of California Department of Transportation. The primary application development platform was MS Visual Basic and all communications were written using Delphi 4 and 5. Communication interfacing was accomplished using DLLs. By using the DLL I was able to improve the performance of the GPS data collection process to less than one second without this the software was no usable. The software was completed in six weeks from design to beta.

Analyzed toll collection data to determine vendor compliance with state contract. I was able to find several violations that netted the state an additional one million dollars.

Investigated use of toll evasion devices and proposed system changes that would save the state eighty thousand dollars in toll payment fraud.

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