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Plano, Texas, United States
October 05, 2016

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Michael Andrew McDonald

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Murphy, TX 75094


Objective: Obtain a software developer position to leverage my passion learning new technologies while utilizing my current skillset to create value for a company.


State Farm, Richardson TX

Software Developer II, July 2015 – August 2016

Completed the intensive 12 week DCE training focused on technologies such as Java, J2EE, JavaScript, J Query, Spring, HTML5, CSS, JSON and JSP

Worked on small teams to design, implement, test, and deploy Life Quote and Life App web applications

Utilized jQuery, Java, and the Spring framework to build and maintain above web applications

Resolved key production issues – i.e. fixed unlocking issue causing hundreds of errors a day

Leveraged tools such as TeaLeaf and Splunk to identify errors and defect root causes

Resolved defects in a timely manner by using the numerous resources available, including but not limited to the internet

Maintained (SOAP, WSDL) web services as well as consumed RESTful web services

Used SOAP UI to test web service requests and responses by using WSDLs to setup the project

Learned to use Test Driven development by creating Junit tests, using Mockito for mocking classes when needed

Developed and maintained an MVC Spring environment, updated Controllers, Delegates, etc.

Worked with Maven, Ant, and Jenkins for code coverage, continuous development

MISYS, Richardson, TX

Software Developer, 2012 - 2015

Developed commercial lending software built on Java / J2EE custom framework, javaScript and jQuery

Coded GUI interfaces in javaScript and jQuery for lending applications. Created pages customized to clients requirements, mostly consisting of dropdowns, radio buttons, textboxes, and the necessary validation

Resolved and diagnosed time sensitive production errors for numerous clients, environments, and versions

Met with clients weekly for status updates, potential roadblocks, and requirement clarification and documentation

Constructed JSON objects / arrays to construct and transform data

Lead the development effort for new ABL loan system for our client, Wells Fargo

Worked onsite with clients on projects, leveraging face to face communication for requirement clarification and to integrate with their systems consisting of sensitive banking and customer data

Wrote extensive Unit Tests and used peer reviews to ensure code quality

Used debugging techniques to walkthrough code throughout the development process, especially after each module was completed

Created and maintained SQL scripts which retrieved specific banking and customer data using an Oracle database

Learned to wear multiple “hats” – developer, tester, requirement specification, and client facing communication

Coded web service to retrieve customer risk information from Lexis Nexis, written in Java and parsed data in XML

RadioShack, Fort Worth, TX

Software Developer 2011 - 2012

Maintained ASP.NET applications used by RadioShack stores and employees

Converted several applications from Visual Basic to .NET, and Classic ASP to .NET

Coded in C#, maintaining and adding to MVC structured applications

Maintained and added features to applications using HTML, CSS, and javaScript

Learned the benefits of code reviews and having a QA team to help with integration and regression testing


Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Graduated: 2011

GPA: 3.4

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Graduated August 1998 – 2002

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