Currently moving to Houston TX due to fiancé work transfer
*** ********* ****; Covington, La. 70433
Seasoned, technically sophisticated and business-savvy IT professional with strong background in IT management, project management, business analysis, software and database design and development. Skillfully and effectively coordinated and managed multiple projects. Proven ability to assess client needs, define the scope of work and ensure prompt delivery. A superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale, mission critical projects on time and under budget. Extremely skillful and creative software developer with strong SQL skills. Excellent communicator and presentation skills. Diligent and trustworthy with proven interpersonal strengths that foster reliable associate performance and support information gathering.
BS in Electrical Engineering with the Computer Option, LSU 1984
Project Management tools
Microsoft Project, Jira.
Software Development Methodologies
Familiar with both Agile & Scrum Methodologies
Tableau (V 9.0), Jasper IReports, Crystal Reports/Business Objects, SQL Server SSRS, Sharepoint
Also developed Java applets for Jasper BI and VB.net/C#.net web services for Business Objects report server
MS Visual Studio, Netbeans, Eclipse, Dreamweaver
Windows based, Linux/Unix/Xenix
MS SQL DBA and Postgres (served as DBA) Worked extensively with MS SQL Server Management tools
Previous work experience includes: Oracle, Foxpro databases, Btrieve, Ctree
MS Office tools:
Proficient in MS Word, EXCEL, MS Office & Project. Some Powerpoint.
Commercial Software Integrations:
DotNetNuke (Evoq) Content Management System
Developed c# .net view, edit and settings pages employing SQL server database within DotNetNuke (now known as Evoq).
MS Outlook/Exchange Server
Wrote VBScript applications in MS Outlook
Developed/managed development of reports for Tableau.
Developed .net interfaces to incorporate reports into web based product.
Developed complex reports, some incorporating the use of up to 25 tables.
Set up and maintained crystal enterprise server.
Wrote Visual Basic interfaces to MS EXCEL and MS ACCESS.
Great Plains Dynamics software
Wrote Visual Basic interface with the Continuum software package to various modules
Wrote AutoLisp interface to AutoCAD for various clients.
June 2014 - Present
Lookfar/Carrollton Technologies http://www.lookfar.com
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1702; New Orleans, La.
Applications Manager/Senior Project Manager – DHECC – Deepwater Horizon Economics Claims Center
Was recruited by former Worley boss for this project.
Primary Managerial duties:
Responsibilities included the management of multiple projects/applications, defining teams & team members, hiring new team members, coordinating IT development efforts between various departments within DHECC. Utilized GANTT charts, Agile development methodologies to ensure efficient product deliverance.
Applications Management duties:
Managed commercial applications implementation. Coordinated purchasing efforts, managed contracts for applications managed teams to integrate various software packages. The software purchase included, but were not limited to Salesforce/Remedyforce, Tableau (reports and server), Jira.
Senior project manager duties:
Successfully managed multiple projects incorporating AGILE and Waterfall (depending on customer request) from small to large
Efficiently and effectively completed many projects on time within budget restrictions
Keen ability to perceive projection issues and submit suggested solutions
Keen ability to identify issues that could impede progress of deliverables
Using standard Agile tracking and team evaluation tools (TFS, Jira)
Implementing best practices in all SDLC phases
Creation of GANTT charts and RACI Matrixes (responsible accountable Consulted Informed)
Change Control Manager
Managed teams of Project Mangers for Change control. From project conception to project deployment
Tableau reporting integration with PEGAsystems software
Defined & staffed teams for Tableau reporting integration
oBusiness Analysis team – this team reviewed reports of current application, eliminated replicate reports, redefined structure and integration into new software version, etc
oDBA team – essentially the data layer for reporting. This team created views, functions, stored procedures for the reporting effort
oTableau report developers
UAT testing integration – worked with Business Lead to coordinate UAT
Defined technical requirements for API to integrate Tableau reports with PEGAsystems application
Managed development and security integration
Reporting development IT project manager (over 50 people)
Managed teams including Business Analytic teams, DBA’s, Report development teams, System architects. Tableau software was employed in this development effort.
Senior Project Manager over smaller projects (from 2-25 people)
Coordinated efforts of project managers, who created GANTT charts, RACI charts, etc
Mapping tool utility developed by vendor – responsible for PM & BA for this small project – helped to develop the technical specifications for this project.
Responsible for hiring project managers
October 2013 – June 2014
Pan American Life Insurance Group http://palig.com
601 Poydras Street; New Orleans, La.
70130 / 504-***-****
Business Analyst/Project management
Managed software development of vendors utilizing AGILE methodologies.
With PALIG’s acquisition of 57+ of Met Life II’s Caribbean & South American insurance businesses, coordinated the effort to merge incompatible accounting systems. This effort included the management, analysis, and outlining of implementation processes of merging incompatible accounting systems into ONE. The accounting software product employed was CODA.
Coordinated development teams to integrate companies/systems.
Developed .net integration of JV’s (journal vouchers) for all international companies with the Home office (in New Orleans, La)
July 2012 – September 2013
GCR Incorporated http://www.gcrincorporated.com
2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 500; New Orleans, La.
70122 / 504-***-****
Business Analyst/ .net Developer (some BI)
Lead developer/analyst for website development that employs the DotNetNuke (Evoq) content management system. Responsibilities include gathering requirements, writing technical specifications, developing controls and leading the development team. Technologies employed for this project included SQL server database design, C# .net utilizing Telerik controls.
Lead developer/analyst for Mississippi State child nutritional services website. Responsible for updating current website written in VB, ASP, with SQL server back end. Additional responsibilities included maintaining excellent customer contact.
Lead developer/analyst for Airport Business Management Software (ABM) that is currently deployed in most domestic airports and some international airports. This software manages airport resources, including, but not limited to accounting, retail space management, contract management, etc. The software is developed in .net, with MS SQL 2008 as a back end.
Duties included requirements gathering, interface creation, interfacing with various levels of management, software development, including database development, report interface.
June 2011- July 2012
Post Office Box 249 / Hammond, La.
70404 / 985-***-****
Business Analyst/DBA/BI/PMO group
Worked for the project management group (PMO)
Focused to improve efficiency of IT resources, serving as the primary liaison between the IT department and other departments within the organization. From requirements gathering from multiple sources, to critically evaluating this information, reconciling conflicts, ascertaining genuine needs of users, identifying options for improving business systems and proposing viable IT solutions to meet legitimate needs. Involved in the preparation of functional and non-functional requirements specifications and the review of the associated technical specifications. This includes active participation in IT systems design, including data modeling and database design.
BI (Business Intelligence)
Created complex financial reports utilizing Jasper IReport tool. This included several dashboards that were submitted daily to investors, the CFO and corporate owners. The database used was Postgresql.
Created complex queries, functions, views, stored procedures for both Postgresql and MS Sql databases. Performed many tasks as DBA – job scheduling, backup/restore, etc.
Worked on Data warehousing project for the BP oil spill
Technical Scope: Multiple complex queries and stored procedures were developed, which involved connecting over 100 data points and millions of records.
Jan 2009- June 2011
Pretty Smart Places, www.psplaces.com
Role: Website Developer/Analyst
Spearheaded development and maintenance of retail Website (www.psplaces.com) for provider of upscale home / office goods and services; user-friendly site incorporates all leading online retail features including product search, shopping cart, credit card payment system, and customer service chat capabilities. Automated credit card interface with Merchant services.
February 2008-December 2008
Watch Systems, Inc. Covington, La.
SQL Server Database administrator / .NET developer
We employed SQL Server 2005, later migrating to SQL 2008.
DBA responsibilities: Primary responsibilities included maintaining database server, configuring IIS, importing incompatible database information into our database, creating stored procedures and scripts, etc.
.NET responsibilities: Developed .net interface for Crystal report interface and various other 3rd party software interface to existing system that was developed using Python.
Reporting: Responsible for the report server and dynamic report creation utilizing Crystal Report Enterprise.
Created extensive Crystal reports and reporting interface that was written in vb.net.
New Millinium magazine webmaster/designer
Non profit organizational website – designed in Dreamweaver
April 2007-September 2007
Writing asp & asp.net code for web based payroll system. Creating SQL server stored procedures, interfacing with Crystal reports. Report writing and report modifications
April 2006- October 2006
Compucast Web Design
Created/modified Perl scripts for websites. Utilized mysql database as backend. Modified websites using Dreamweaver.
March 2005 – September 2005
Extended Technologies - Neill Corporation; Hammond, La.
Software Development Manager
Responsibilities include managing 4 developers and 1 documentation specialist to develop & maintain existing software product, in addition to several custom projects. The software is written in VB and utilizes either Oracle or Access databases. The application utilizes crystal reports. The crystal report interface has been re-written in vb .net, which I helped to design. This software utilizes approximately 160 crystal reports. My responsibilities are to assist with design and oversee development and/or develop software, gather requirements from customers, provide testing of complicated procedures, interface with other departments to ensure customer satisfaction, etc
March 2003 – May 2005
Consultant at Entergy
Developed VB/ VB. NET interface to Crystal Reports Also responsible for researching new corporate reporting tools, COGNOS software, in particular.
December 2002-Feb 2003
Contract under Teksystems for TULANE UNIVERSITY
September 2000 – Jan 2002
Consultant for Maxim/Teksystems At SAIC/ENTERGY
This project was for the IT department for gifts and donations made to the university. Tulane employed an application called Millenium. I assisted in the conversion from a client/server based application to a web-based application. Also assisted in the conversion of reports from R&R Report writer to Crystal Reports. The previous application utilized Sybase as a back end and the new one utilized SQL 2000.
September 2000-December 2001
CONTRACT PROGRAMMER FOR SAIC/ENTERGY
I was involved with many projects at Entergy, all of which required research, detailed planning, customer approval and involvement with the customer, and assistance in developing test procedures.
Market Mechanics Project –
System Architecture Manager
My responsibilities included overseeing the flow of data from Entergy’s legacy systems through EAI Websphere servers to a dedicated FTP server which was outside of the firewall. I coordinated efforts from the data center which included data security, firewall security, various user ID’s and permissions. I also coordinated the scheduling of all automated processes associated with this project. I created Perl & UNIX shell scripts for data transfer (automated ftp processes), file encryption (PGP software), system logging processes, automatically generated emails to appropriate parties, etc. etc. etc. Oracle databases were used in this project
Market Mechanics Failover server project – Modified Perl scripts for redundant file transfer. This was required because the servers resided in separate locations utilizing different internet service providers.
Internet Billing Project – Designed Perl scripts & UNIX scripts for file transfer and encryption for Entergy’s Internet Billing. These scripts resided on an NT and performed a few additional tasks which include the import & export of data to & from an Oracle database, and the parsing & restructuring of an XML file.
Project Management/Change Management Software
Designed the software specifications and developed VBScript Code for MS Outlook/Exchange server that incorporates MAPI, ActiveX and OLE DB technologies, with MS Access as a backend database. Some HTML was used as well. Visual Interdev was utilized for debugging purposes. This application utilized the custom modified form pages in Outlook and the user created fields for issues and assumptions tracking application. The exchange server is effectively used as a database that maintains the fields associated with the issues. Time and event driven email notifications are sent to various users that contain hyperlinks to the issues. MS Word document letters are also attached to the emails. These Word document letters are automatically created from the user-defined fields through ActiveX controls and attached to the emails as a MAPI object. The hyperlink directs the user to the issue, which is in an outlook public folder. The outlook address book provides the business address of the letter addressee using MAPI technology. The reports for this application were originally written in Access and run from Outlook through ActiveX controls. I developed an interface to run the Crystal reports on a web server as well as several prototype reports.
March 1999-May 2000
CONTRACT PROGRAMMER FOR STEWART ENTERPRISES.
Developed Visual Basic and C++ interface to Crystal Reports for a client/server application that employs 15 different servers. This interface incorporates ADO, ActiveX, COM and OOP technologies. Created many Crystal reports for a large application that is distributed to over 6000 users. I also developed complex template Crystal reports for their developers to model all other reports for this application. Their environment multiple server/ multiple database SQL 7.0 on Windows NT.
Database Design and Implementation Overview
Created many databases and database tables in SQL, FOXPRO and MS ACCESS for various applications from accounting systems to databases for insurance companies, the death care industry and embedded controller systems storing large amounts of data. I am highly creative in front end database design and normalize databases efficiently and effectively.
Business Application Software Design Projects
Worked extensively with multiple SQL Server databases and servers, incorporating many Crystal Reports into an application (CAFÉ) for Stewart Enterprises.
Designed an accounting application which includes Job cost, Receivables, Payables and payroll modules. This software was written in FOXPRO on a UNIX platform. (Petrotech, Inc).
Wrote Data Migration software to convert FOXPRO database files Btrieve tables to be used for the Great Plains Dynamics Accounting package. This package which was purchased by Petrotech after they were acquired by Roper Industries. I was paid to learn the Visual Basic, Continuum software and Dexterity programming language in order to customize this software. (Petrotech, Inc. Belle Chasse, La)
Designed a random number generator, a random drug testing program and other miscellaneous software assignments. (Petrotech, Inc.)
Modified ASSET ALLOCATION SOFTWARE for Prudential Securities in their Senior Investment Division. This included interfacing an old DOS program with MicroSoft EXCEL spreadsheets using Visual Basic. (Prudential Securities, Inc., New Orleans, La.)
Wrote an interface to INVOICING software which interfaces with and old ACPAC accounting package ( Central Dispatch, Inc.)
Wrote INVENTORY TRACKING software design for the shipping industry which maintains current and historical inventory status. (Central Dispatch, Inc.)
Wrote software for BARCODED FILE TRACKING system. This software enabled the insurance company to determine where the physical file of a client was located. (The Riske Exchange, New Orleans, La.)
Wrote software to assist in billing for an Aesbestos removal company (AEC, Metairie, La.)
Various other business/database applications
Embedded Controller Systems/Real Time Programming Projects
Developed the following applications:
QUALITY CONTROL software written to measure the size and weight of parts on a conveyer belt moving at 200 parts per minute, and accept or reject the part. This was written in C and Assembly language and included an ANSI interface to a remote terminal unit and re-writing various interrupt vectors. (Ohio Star Forge, Warren, Ohio)
SHIP ENGINE STEERING/ALARM MONITORING software design. This system monitors oil & gas temperatures, pressures, etc., and alarms the crew of the ship. (EMI, Harahan, La.)
ENVIRONMENTAL GAS DETECTOR software designed to monitor explosive gases new the offshore rigs. These systems monitor various alarm points and sound audible alarms in the event of an emergency. (WMCO, Lafayette, La)
PROGRAMMABLE TIMER software designed for the dirt bike racing industry. (ICO Racing, LaCombe, La.)
Various other projects
January 1987-November 1987
Point Eight Power, Inc.
Designed software to assist in the automation of their steel fabrication process. Information for this process was extracted from AutoCAD drawings, which was used for flange calculations, hole placement, and dependent upon metal gauge. This software was written in PASCAL and AutoLISP
May 1986-December 1986
CADD Services, Inc. (out of business)
Sales Engineer/Software Consultant
Responsibilities included software and hardware consulting for PC-based AutoCAD systems, and software customization for use with AutoCAD
April 1985-May 1986
Production Electronics, Engineer
Responsibilities included part selection for hardware manufacturing, reviewing and modifying hardware schematics, overseeing printed circuit board layout and determined critical parts placement, writing burn-in procedures for technicians for check-out and quality control, monitoring the parts inventory system.