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Information Technology Client Support

Marengo, OH
October 30, 2023

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John C. La Rue • 614-***-**** • Cardington, OH


Detail-oriented IT professional with a robust skill set in application design and development, system planning, and client support services. Collaborative communicator with proven affinity to engage across internal teams and external clients to produce cost-effective solutions within fast-paced environments. Strong proficiency in Client-Server application development, use of standardized hardware and software strategies, and economics.

Technical Proficiencies


Active Directory, Azure DevOps, Exchange, FreeMind, Git, GitKracken, SolarWinds


DB2, MS Access, MS SQL Server, Oracle



C#, .NET, Delphi, Ruby Cucumber, Splunk, PowerShell, COBOL, COBOL II, CICS, Scala, Javascript

Windows 7-10, Windows Server, Linux, AS400, Novell, Windows OS, IBM Mainframe/PC

Career Experience

OTC Industrial Technologies, Columbus, OH 2021 – Present

Senior Developer

Provide leadership and support to internal projects, focusing on achieving established deliverables and timelines. Perform full-stack development with WPF and MVVM. Develop and deploy fault-tolerant software to drive improvements towards reliability, features, and efficiency of industrial monitoring and control systems.

Spearheaded the development of an application utilizing reflection for interacting with Azure.

Rewrote legacy VB6 WPF application into Net7 WPF MVVM for industrial air compressor system for 200+ customized installations.

Established classes to support testing for multiple internal classes and chose the next class to be developed.

PerceptionIST, Inc., Westerville, OH 2019 – 2021

Information Technology Systems Officer

Oversaw and directed day-to-day information technology decisions in alignment with company goals and objectives. Addressed problems and issues as needed, seeking effective and timely solutions. Analyzed and evaluated operations to identify opportunities for improvement to increase functionality and efficiency. Assessed SharePoint reports and completed necessary corrections and enhancements.

Recruited, onboarded, and supervised a part-time data processing team of four.

Served as Senior Architect and Developer to develop and ongoing maintenance of the Virtual Scheduling System, effectively introducing new features and streamlined processes for answering calls.

Integrated system flow and debugging tools to use within the primary application to build an understanding of the current flow of the application.

Developed and launched administrative tool, resulting in enhanced capabilities to manage customers.

The Judge Group, Columbus, OH 2018 – 2019

Senior Consultant

Functioned as a leader for the software quality assurance team, providing ongoing mentoring to equip staff with the tools needed to succeed.

Directed midsize project to upgrade from manual to automated end-to-end testing over 9 months.

Designed, coded, and maintained automation scripts and tests across the entire SDLC cycle.

Created multiple test automation tools and frameworks, allowing reuse across multiple QA staff

Information Control Corporation, Columbus, OH 2016 – 2018

Senior Consultant

Executed Software Quality Assurance functions focused on developing End-to-end Automation Tests utilizing multiple languages, including Ruby, Cucumber, Gherkin scripts, Selenium-web drivers, Watir-web driver, and Page Objects Angular interfaces. Identified multiple opportunities throughout tenure to enhance and refine testing practices.

Enhanced end-to-end automation tests, resulting in the ability to run applications within varying potential environments for launch.

Conducted performance load testing utilizing Gatling, to support newly developed applications introduced within the company’s online systems.

Prioritized Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Development (TDD), and Agile Software Development methods to support work within Linux environments, Review of Test Scenarios, Test Cases, Git, Jenkins, and Docker.

Developed internal HBase entity in conjunction with HBase Writer and Solr Writer components to integrate metrics and data into the system.

Safe Auto Insurance Company, Columbus, OH 2006 – 2016

Senior Developer/Analyst

Acted in the lead role for designing, testing, and implementing new and updated software programs—mentored staff to complete various project details.

Improved Claims System through the design, development, and launch of a new Loss Wizard, leading to improved critical efficiencies for internal customers.

Utilized C# to develop the first Web Interface within the newly launched Claims System (IG) for reporting Choice Point Police Reports.

Expanded capabilities through the creation of a web-based Document Service Interface to support storage of documents within multiple locations.

Additional Experience

3-Legged Dog Solutions, Columbus, OH


Headed redevelopment of commercial Automotive Sales and Leasing System, effectively enhancing the client’s ability to secure customer sales and upgrades.

Designed a scheduling program for a pest control company to boost company capabilities to schedule customer appointments.

Guided development team in building and implementing a data warehouse system for clinical laboratory clients.


Associate of Science Computer Science

Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH


Certified Novell NetWare CNA, CNE

Certified Trainer for Borland and Delphi

Military Experience

Platoon Sergeant/Programmer Manager, Ohio Army National Guard

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