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Senior Poerbuilder Developer

Oregon House, California, 95962, United States
January 27, 2017

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Sem Ostashevskii, Senior PowerBuilder Developer

PO Box 233, Oregon House, CA 95962-0233

Phone: 1-305-***-**** (c) Email: Skype: semen.ostashevskiy


Team leader and senior software developer with experience in design, development, and implementation, supporting large client-server software projects.

Over 15 years of experience using PowerBuilder, including building user interfaces and complex PowerBuilder scripts, developing and maintaining project frameworks, using advanced techniques such as OOP, Dynamic SQL and Cursors, ActiveX, web-browsing. Bug fixing, performance tuning, code reuse, self-documented code, with a focus on reliable code for easier support and modification, bug-free. DB design, maintenance and upgrade. Writing database scripts, functions, stored procedures, and triggers. Tuning SQL and DB performance, ensuring data consistency and transaction completion. Development of multi-user applications for fast-growing databases. Data mapping, data integrity checking, data conversion, as well as user support and training.

Over 8 years of experience of developing, maintaining and supporting InstallShield projects.

Over 20 years of professional experience in software projects in different industries, including maritime shipping, personnel, payroll, car rental, insurance, tax, banking, and government.


Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Faculty of Radio and Technology, Polytechnic Institute, Russia

Advanced coursework in Sybase, MS SQL and PowerBuilder, Comtec Learning Center, Tel Aviv, Israel


POWERBUILDER v.7 to v.12

PowerBuilder UI design and programming, PFC, using ActiveX, OLE, XML export/import, Cursors, Dynamic SQL, tracing and debugging, Source Code Control, DB design using PowerDesigner


Sybase, MS SQL, Oracle: administrating, creating SQL objects, writing database scripts, stored procedures, functions, and triggers, monitoring and tuning. Writing, debugging and running SSIS packages.


MS Office tools including MS Project and MS Visio 2005 – 2013

Web programming basics: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP

Crystal Report, SSRS

InstallShield projects and programming

Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Bugzilla, FileZilla, TeamView


November 2003 – October 2016 AMOS US Ltd., Spectec Holding Group - world leader of ship maintenance software (AMOS Business Suite), Miami

Position: Senior Developer/Team Lead

(from November 2003 to 2013, worked for AMOS in Russia, then transferred to Miami headquarters)

Developed new versions of Amos’ major product: Amos Business Suite. Created user interfaces and program code for new modules: Risk Management, WorkOrder Job Planning, Self-Assessment module. Created product patches and releases.

Provided development and support for existing installation packages for company products.

Trained team members on InstallShield software, xGantt Activex, TX Activex, Personnel and WorkOrder Planning modules.

Working with team of Project Managers to develop end-user project customizations, writing PowerBuilder code, DB update SQL statements, and user manuals. Provided remote user support.

Researched and solved complicated technical software and DB issues for customers.

Converted over 100 old Personnel Crystal reports into PowerBuilder reports.

Participated in development of Data Replication and Data Migration company software projects. Writing, testing and documenting of data migration rules for different company software products.

Development of Voyage Management Module for Amos Business Suite, PowerBuilder code of this module was marked as the company best, during company recognition awards (2005).

Key Accomplishments:

Developed high level quality, well documented source code, with low level of bugs or customer bug reports.

Established internal company standard for installation packages that made it's maintenance and support easy and low time consuming.

Developed set of objects and functions for the main company software that made it easy for further development and support, and allows cross-department use.

Lead series of internal training courses for sharing knowledge and best practices.

December 2000 – January 2002 PERY, car rental company, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Position: Project manager and software developer.

Provided support for the company’s business management system, writing project documentation and user manuals, development and implementation of updates and Window new version of company software; responsible for staff training, data administration, and data transfer and conversion.

Key Accomplishments:

Developed Windows version of company software was bought by other companies.

Existed company stuff was trained to use Windows and Window version of application.

Provided in-house data transfer between old and new versions of software.

June 1994 – December 2000 MLL, Software company, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Position: Lead developer and team leader for Power Builder developer group

Responsible for product development, implementation, and maintenance for DOS and Windows applications; customer coordination, application support; modification, modernization and support of application at customer sites. Coordinated and taught customer training courses.

Provided consulting expertise to company clients, involving professional development, implementation and support for dozens of projects. In this consulting capacity, responsible for solving end-user problems, coordination and development of large software projects using PowerBuilder. Client sectors included government, insurance, banking and pension services, tax, and oil and gas industries.

Key Accomplishments:

Developed company PowerBuilder layer of foundation.

Established company rules and standards for new and existed projects, allowing easy movement of resources between different projects, reducing time spent on each projects, raising quality of the code and stability of products.

Implementing set of standards for customer support allowing high level of customer satisfaction and customer willingness to make a new contracts with the company.







Jostein Ullestad

Director of Research

SpecTec LLC, Norway

+47 997 46 150 (EST + 6 h)

Tom Kopec

Senior Consultant of Support Department

Amos US Ltd

(aka SpecTec)

+1-203-***-**** (EST)

Tony Di Sarli

Vice President - Americas Region

Amos US Ltd

(aka SpecTec)

+1-478-***-**** (EST)

LEGAL STATUS: Green Card holder permanent US resident

LANGUAGES: Fluent spoken and written English; Native Russian

OTHER INTERESTS: Traveling, Reading, Classical European Music, Art and Literature

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