Joseph Sierra Jr.
Land o Lakes, Florida 34638
Current Job Titles:
President and Owner of a Software Company, Project Manager, System Architect, Web Applications Developer, Software Developer, SQL DB Designer and Administrator, and Senior Developer.
Web Designer and Developer, Programmer Analyst, System Analyst, Software Architect, Human resource and recruiting, marketing and sales, corporate accounting, and recruiting consultant.
Employed at Anchor Insurance full time/Sr.Developer from Nov 2015-April 2016(St. Petersburg, Florida)
While working on a team of other developers, was tasked with debugging a Home Insurance program written in a framework system called StingRay. Strong Jscript/JQuery/HTML/ and SQL skills were required using MSSQL-2014. Also spent two months reverse engineering their software for the purpose of proposing a .Net/C# alternate solution. Unfortunately, after successfully building a mockup and making a presentation to several board members the idea was scuttled due to higher than expected estimated costs.
Employed at Robert Half as a contractor for Leslie Controls Nov 2014-Aug 2015 (Tampa, Florida)
Built, redesigned, and recoded from scratch home grown intranet applications for Leslie Controls, which is a government contractor manufacturing valves for the United States Navy and other maritime customers throughout the world. Many of the systems they currently have are legacy systems using older technology, including Access 97 and Cold Fusion. Upgraded their systems to use .Net/C#/Java script/Visual Basic, HTML and SQL 2008. Editors used have been Visual Studio with Visual Source Safe. Although initially brought in to help out with their Active Directory migration, department heads were later convinced to allow me to rebuild three different programs within a 7-month period. Because Leslie Controls is a large machine shop building valves for the government, they had built over the years applications, which aided them with their inventory process. Although heavily invested in a well-known inventory program called Vantage, there have been many different needs over the years for inventory control and analysis, which Vantage could not provide. These three programs needed serious upgrading to improve their inventory process/and analytics and to also be Active Directory ready.
ISimply Soft, Inc. (previously known as Simple Solutions Software): 1994 – Present (Tampa, Florida)
Built from the ground up this small software company, which has been marketing recruiting and staffing software readily available on PCs, Apple Computers, and Smartphones as a true web based applicant tracking system complete with timecard processing, contact management, and job tracking and publishing.
Aside from designing and developing this product, I have managed and have overseen Marketing, Sales, and Technical Support. Aside from offering this product, I have built over the years many different websites for non-recruiting industries.
Cap Gemini America: 1988-1994 (Tampa, Florida) Software Engineer Consultant
I performed the tasks of a consultant in the capacity of a Systems Architect, Project Manager, System Analyst, and Program Developer. I provided these services for the likes of IBM-Tampa, Time Warner, Westinghouse, Chase Manhattan Bank, Prudential Insurance, Bausch & Lomb, and Anchor Glass.
The following is a sample list of the types of projects and positions I held while employed with Cap Gemini:
1)Time Warner – C Program Developer for a magazine marketing system.
2)IBM – C Program Developer for a mobile phone communications system.
3)Chase Manhattan – Project Manager, System Architect, and Program Developer using Easel and SQL.
4)JFK Airport in NYC – Part of a team as a C Program Developer for a security monitoring system.
5)Prudential Insurance out of Jacksonville as a System Analyst for a program conversion from IBM mainframe to PCs.
6)Performed various projects for Bausch & Lomb in Clearwater and Anchor Glass in Tampa as a Visual FoxPro programmer and database developer.
International Technical Institute: 1988-1989 (Tampa, Florida) - Teacher
I instructed evening classes on the AS-400 computer teaching Cobol-400 and RPG-400.
From 1982 to 1988 I developed many games using C simply as a hobby, while still employed in the Oil Industry. I spent 12 years in the Petroleum Industry as an Oil Broker and Trader in the New York and London physical and futures markets, which includes one year as an Executive VP for an oil brokerage firm in New York and two years as an Oil Analyst for the Saudi Arabian Government in London.
United States Air Force Academy (Class of ’76)
International Technical Institute – AS Degree in Computer Programming class of ’88.