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Software Engineer Project Management

Roswell, Georgia, 30075, United States
April 20, 2017

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E. Thomas Karasch III


Software Engineer

Creative and self-disciplined Windows application and web-based software engineer with 10+ years programming experience. A natural talent and curiosity for computers and programming, beginning at age 12, continued into HS where I learned to program in advanced BASIC and Pascal. A broad mechanical and problem solving ability lead me to pursue Civil Engineering as well as Computer Science in College and lead me to an early career in Construction Project Management. My Project Management experience helped me to manage all computer hardware and software for multiple companies as well as Network administration. All this experience lead me, 10 years ago, to a new career as the sole GUI programmer for SQData. Because of these multiple careers, my general areas of expertise include:

All Windows Workstation OSs

Windows Network Servers

Ethernet Networks

Various Office Suites

Various Graphics Suites

Agile/Scrum 2 day Bootcamp

PC and Server building and repair

Various Relational Databases

Various Programming and Scripting Languages

Various Servers (Web, Mail, etc.)

Construction Estimating and Project Management

Programming Languages (H.S. and College):




VAX Assembler





Programming and Scripting Languages (Professional):

Visual Basic.NET






C#/ASP.NET MVC (currently learning)



dHTMLx Graphic JS API



Crystal Reports

LaSalle AddFlow (diagrams)

Servers and Databases:

Windows NT/2000/2003


Apache Web Server

MS SQL Server 7 - 2014



MS Access


Professional Experience

11/2015 – Present TomTek Development Roswell, GA

Owner and Software Engineer

Consulting company specializing in custom Database Application Solutions for Business. We provide custom consulting and development to provide unique solutions to customer business needs. We also have the capacity to work as an on-demand IT department for small business for clients that are too small to justify a full-time IT staff.

3/2016 – 11/2016 Horizon Software Corp. Duluth, GA

R&D Software Developer

One of four developers maintaining, updating and fixing the One Source Software Suite for k-12 school food services. One Source accounts for ~80% of company revenue.

My Responsibilities:

Development and maintenance of One Source application software for client use in Visual Basic.NET using the Agile/Scrum SDLC methodology.

Top Level client support and repair of client software, database and data problems related to One Source Software Suite.


Development in Agile/Scrum methodology using MS Team Foundation Server, then migrating to the VersionOne tool.

Built additions and fixes to existing software, database and stored procedures and functions for major releases as well as Jumpers for specific clients.

Successfully created non-modal print forms for One Source, which was originally designed as a strictly modal program with its own proprietary framework as a layer on top of .NET. Creating non-modal print forms was a popular customer request for years before I created them.

9/2006 – 11/2015 SQData Corp. Roswell, GA & Dallas, TX

GUI and Database Software Engineer (Worked full-time at home 2007-2015)

Software solutions company based in Dallas Texas specializing in large scale data transfers and Change Data Capture on a variety of Legacy, IMS, and relational Database systems.

My Responsibilities:

Development of Windows application software for internal and client use in Visual Basic.NET.

Engineer a Web-based replacement for the Windows application software to run on Apache.

Build my own development and test environments, servers, and network (Win XP, 7 & 10).

Assist coworkers and clients with projects related to our contracts.


Developed 120,000+ line VB.NET application (Design Studio) to use as a Database toolbox and Script generator for our internal script language that ran our backend server software product.

Last three years: Engineered and Developed Web version of Design Studio to run on Apache Server. Web version is written in: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, dHTMLx(set of JavaScript visual controls), JSON, XML, jQuery, AJAX, PHP utilizing MySQL and Apache Server.

Built and updated Database used by my Design Studio application on MS Access, MS SQL server, Oracle and DB2, as well as building each of these database servers from scratch.

Did analysis to decipher the MS SQL server encrypted log file. I developed a program to pull apart and decode the Transaction log so I could decipher all of the transactions processed by the server from only the log. My analysis allowed our backend programmer to write a log-based changed data capture service to read all transactions thus not interfering with DB performance.

Created different compile-time versions of Design Studio for a third party vendor using all of their logos and graphics, so It would install as if it were their own product.

Migrated the Design Studio from .NET 2.0 through .NET 4.0 and from Visual Studio.NET 2003 through VS.NET 2005, 2008, 2010.

Migrated to a new version of the Metadata tables used by Design Studio and maintained usability for both versions for 2+years so that older Client Projects could be maintained.

Integrated LaSalle AddFlow diagramming into the Visual Basic.NET forms so that projects can be built as wire diagrams as well as standard drag and drop. This gives a more visual and easier way to understand complex mapping procedures within Design Studio.

Installed and configured new full-featured phone system in Atlanta Office. (now shutdown)

6/2002 – 9/2006 Self Employed and odd Jobs Albany, NY and Atlanta, GA

PC and Network Repair

Personal Contracts doing IT work as well as part-time work as a Restaurant Manager in Marietta, GA (6 years total) and as a Construction Inspector in Albany, NY (6 Months on New Bio-Tech Center at RPI University). My Accomplishments as an IT consultant:

Setup Home and home business Networks and built custom Servers and Game PCs.

Contracted to do installation of new servers and POS for Applebee’s Restaurants.

Setup a tax office Network and installed new software for a Law office and a consultant.

6/1999–6/2002 Railcar Management, Inc. Atlanta, GA

PC/LAN Technician

Build and Maintain all company Desktop and Laptop PCs for entire company of 100+ employees. My Accomplishments:

Purchased, Built, Installed and Maintained all company PCs for WinNT/Win2000 network.

Updated all PC hardware and software during 30% increase in company revenue and Y2K.

Administration of networks including MS Exchange, MS SQL7, Intranet, Internet, AS/400, etc.

Organized asset management by implementing Tally Systems – T.S. Census software to track all hardware and software company-wide. Built and maintained Win2000 SQL Server for this application.

1998–6/1999 Excel Technical Services Atlanta, GA

Computer Consultant

1/99 to 5/99 System Admin for Quintiles, Inc. Atlanta Office. Normally staffed by 2 people.

1998 Various short term contracts to support, upgrade and repair PCs connected to varying LAN types. Including Novell, SMS, and Windows NT with Ethernet, Token-Ring, RAS and VPN. Various companies included Merck Chemical, Nextel and State of Georgia.

1996–1998 Comsys Technical Services Atlanta, GA

Computer Consultant to Mobile Solutions Division of MCI

UAT for new ThinkPad 380 laptops and national deployment for Seibel Sales software at 8 sites around the US.

UAT, Pilot and Internet deployment of MS Office 97, e-mail conversion and DHCP nationwide.

Worked with team to upgrade all laptops company-wide from Win3.11 to Win95 and all e-mail (approx. 6000 nationwide).

1988-1996 Various Construction Related Businesses Albany, NY

Estimator, Project Manager, Inspector

Simultaneous management of multiple large commercial construction projects including estimating, contract negotiation and design, resulting in increase of 30% in overall contracts.


1995–1996 SUNY Cobleskill, NY

B.Tech., Agricultural Business and Information Technology.

1992–1994 SUNY Albany, NY

Undergraduate Computer Science.

1985–1988 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY

Undergraduate Civil Engineering and Computer Science.

Additional Training:

MCSE(Win2000) and CCNA training at New Horizons CLC in Atlanta, GA and Albany, NY

1984 Cobleskill HS, Regents Diploma and scholarship Cobleskill, NY

1982-1983 Rotary Club International Exchange Student to New Zealand (11 months)

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