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software developer and team lead

Lebanon, New Jersey, 08833, United States
April 20, 2017

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Kevin daCosta

Lebanon NJ ***** Mobile: 908-***-**** Email:

Professional Summary

Accomplished software developer with full software development lifecycle (SDLC) and varying industry expertise pursuing a challenging technical lead/development position at an organization that inspires professional and personal growth.

Technical Summary

Programming Technologies ASP.NET (C#, VB.NET), ADO.NET, VBScript, JScript, JavaScript, HTML, SharePoint (O365 and on-premises) including workflows, XML CRM DotNetNuke (versions 7.2, 8.2), SalesForce (API) Databases MS-SQL Server (SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)), Access Web Servers IIS

Development Software/Tools Team Foundation Server (TFS) including Lab manager, Visual Studio testing scripts (web and coded UI tests), SharePoint designer Search Technology FAST ESP, conceptSearching

Development framework MVC, JSON, Telerik, RAD, Dell Quick parts, Nintex workflows Virtualization Technology Hyper-V

Software-as-a-service (SAAS) Marketo

Marketing Solution Integration TrialCard, McKesson IT Service Management (ITSM) Remedyforce, ServiceNow Cloud-based applications Incapsula, Monitis

Web Analytics Google Analytics

Current education/training Bootstrap, Knockout.js, Angular JS Professional Experience

Informatic Technologies March 2016 – Current

Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Project summary – Technical lead for the Digital IT Marketing Operations team o Co-ordination liaison between onsite and offshore technical resources o Supported over fifty product sites on the current DotNetNuke CRM platform o Primary support lead for all production issues, focused on resolution within the defined SLA parameters.

o Infrastructure support for multiple environments (sandbox, development and staging) – duties included web and database server configurations, maintenance and monitoring. o Automated application used to upload weekly sales reports into SalesForce, categorized by the sales person’s territory, region and district. The application is currently being used across multiple Valeant sales force groups.

o Marketo administration, reporting on numerous leads based on product focus, general email design and evaluation of email campaign metrics based on sample set to better target mass email campaign.

o Helped develop, maintain and educate users on leveraging VSO for change control, tasking and reporting. Dashboards offered management a quick glance into current operation team member metrics and trends.

o Proof-of-concept development efforts

SSIS packages for daily and weekly reporting

Approval workflow for bi-weekly team member shift assignments

SharePoint and Nintex workflows integration to support information sharing on project timelines, site deployment and scheduling.

Custom MVC application to support the operations team ability to search, monitor and report on multiple websites across all environments.

Technologies – DotNetNuke 8.2 (CRM), HTML, PHP, C#, MVC, SSIS, SalesForce API, SharePoint 2010, InfoPath 2010, SharePoint designer, Nintex workflow, Visual Studio Online Kevin daCosta

Lebanon NJ 08833 Mobile: 908-***-**** Email: Microsoft March 2005 – September 2015

DISA (Defense Information System Agency)

Project summary - Helped DISA increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their customer engagement through automation of manual processes. Additional reporting prototypes were also developed to showcase Power BI and Excel services functionality.

Technologies – SharePoint 2010, InfoPath 2010, Excel services, Power BI, SharePoint designer, Nintex workflow, Dell Quick web parts

CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Project summary – Developed an internet site that offers consumers reviews on the latest product recalls for all hazardous products.

Technologies – SharePoint 2007, SharePoint designer, Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server

(SSIS, SSRS), FAST ESP, conceptSearching.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

Project summary - Developed a web application to provide users (from farmers to wholesalers) with a wizard to import as well as standardize information that will be consumed by the FDA. Collect data to enable FDA to detect contaminated food by tracking chain of custody

Technologies – C#, ASP.NET, Microsoft Office API for Excel, SQL Server State of Kentucky

Project summary – Increased the effectiveness of the development team by creating an automated and integrated build and test process

Technologies – C#, Visual Studio, TFS 2010 (installation, configuration, test manager, automated tests (web performance and coded UI)), SQL Server

National Grid

Project summary – Created an optimized user experience for National Grid personas to enable them to better sell power to third parties.

Technologies – C#, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, TFS, IIS, SQL Server DOT (Department of Transportation)

Project summary - Helped develop a web interface to allow the DOT Crisis Management Center team to better manage their dynamic email distribution lists leveraging FIM APIs.

Technologies – C#, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, TFS, FIM FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)

Project summary - Developed a web based registration application Forefront Identity Management solution to accommodate “managed” and “federated” users.

Technologies – C#, ASP.NET, Visual Studio, FIM, WIF (Windows Identity Foundation) and OptimalIdM (Custom Identity Management solution).


Project summary - Migrated Outlook add-ins from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010 including resolution of issues associated with VSTOR3.0 and VSTOR4.0

Technologies – C#, Visual Studio, VSTOR3.0, VSTOR4.0, Outlook client. Princeton Information - Edison, NJ May 2003 – March 2005 Reliant Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Project summary – Developed an Extranet site to support the current sales force, created an automated production environment for all inbound and outbound data feeds, and helped formalize a change control process with Visual SourceSafe.

Technologies – C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2000, Active Directory (utilizing WinNT and LDAP), Visual Studio .NET 2003, Crystal Reports 9.0, Adobe Acrobat 4.0, IIS 6.0, Windows Server 2003, Visual SourceSafe.

Kean University - Union, NJ September 2000 – May 2003 Performing Arts Office

Project summary - Developed a client-server application to automate the employment application process, including employee scheduling, performance and salary history as well as track finances for all concession sales.

Kevin daCosta

Lebanon NJ 08833 Mobile: 908-***-**** Email:

Technologies – VB, Access, C#, ASP.NET, Windows 98/2000. Emerald Solutions - Warren, NJ May 1998 – Oct 2001 Verizon Global Solutions

Project summary - Developed a cross-browser compatible web site for Verizon global communications.

Technologies - ASP, HTML, Dynamic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Fireworks. Priceline WebHouse Club

Project summary - Developed an Internet site to allow customers that received a promotional newsletter email to evaluate promotions and receive further discounts on their groceries.

Technologies - NT, ASP, HTML, JScript, XML, VB, COM, MTS, MSMQ, Oracle. AT&T Automated Complaint Tracking System

Project summary - Developed an automated process to evaluate all billing errors reported by AT&T customers.

Technologies - HTML, ASP, JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, VB, SQL Server, FileNet Watermark. DMR-Trecom – Jersey City, NJ February 1997 – April 1998 Simon and Schuster

Project summary - Developed a batch process to synchronize the catalog information for K-12 curriculums.

Technologies - UNIX, Sybase.


Project summary - Developed automated processes to evaluate non-Y2K complaint code. The scripts automated the removal of all date related comments from the manual evaluation process. Created scripts to streamline work distribution by separating large work files into individual workload files. Aggregated individual workload files into Excel spreadsheets for management evaluation.

Technologies - awk, sed, grep, Excel.

Dendrite – Morristown, NJ September 1996 – January 1997

Project summary – Automation of daily sales reporting processes, general maintenance and enhanced shell scripts to create multiple reports based on information extracted from error logs and database queries.

Technologies - awk, sed, grep, Informix.


Bachelor of Computer Science, Kean University August 1996 Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Electronics), Kean University August 1991 Volunteer work

Children’s Home Society (CHS) – May 2015 to May 2016: Development of an O365 SharePoint portal for CHS that will replace their current intranet. Worked on custom development solutions that leveraged JSON and REST API.

Acorn Montessori school – September 2015 to March 2016: Automation of yearly contracts for old/new students, evaluation of COTS (Commercial off-the Shelf) software products, general computer support (hardware and software).

Americas Grow-A-Row (AGAR) – 2010 to present: Active volunteer during harvest times. Certifications

MCP (Microsoft certified professional)

Currently working on Azure architecture certification exam 70-534.

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