Larry C. Whipple
Salt Lake City, Utah
Experienced Computer Technologist seeks to join a team where experience and leadership abilities can contribute to the team’s and organization’s success. Also seeking to expand experience with exiting and new technologies.
Database Administrator & Developer
Multiple Platforms (Mainframes to smart cards)
Multiple Languages (compiled and scripted)
Agile SCRUM Master
Project and Product Management
Technologies and skills
Experienced: EDI, TQM, MIDI, PHP, PL/1, Cobol/Unix, Linux, CICS, Pascal, IMS, DB/2, Oracle, OS/MVS System 370, iO/S, CR-80, Rally Software, Earned Value Management, HTML5, Angular, Postgresql, Corporate Portfolio Management, Windows Phone 7, iOS, Cruise Control, CVS, NUnit, NANT, Git, Uppercut, Redgate tools, SharePoint, Mercurial, TortoiseHgc, MongoDb, MongoVue, Continuous Delivery using Mercurial; Go; Chef, Microsoft Entity Framework, AWS, Angular 2+,
Exposure: Six Sigma, TCL, Vignette, TSO, IBM O/S’, VMS, Livelink, Chef, NHibernate, Android, Azure
Size of Largest Team: 32 individuals over whom I had salary accountability, 6 direct reports
Size of Largest Budget: $1.5MM project budget, $2MM Department Budget
SLK America Mar 2019 – Sept 2019
Sr Software Engineer
Worked on multiple client accounts in the financial industry as a senior software engineer and team lead.
Gordias Enterprises, Inc. – Sandy, Utah Jan 2012 – Mar 2019
Acting DBA for a payroll company. Designed and delivered a Powershell script that can update a database to a modified schema without losing original data.
Worked for Hewlett-Packard as a technical project manager and developer using .net and C# technologies and various PM tools as they rolled out a new product in Europe
Worked at ARCOM as a Sr. Developer using Visual Studio 2012 to create a WPF Winforms application in the Architecture Certification market. As a former Java developer converted legacy Java to C# code.
Worked with UTA as a Sr .NET Developer building a new technical approach for public and internal data to increase security and improve consistency of a key database, parts of which get exposed to both internal and external organizations. The chosen technology was an implementation of LINQ2Entities using Microsoft’s Entity Framework 5.3, WCF Data Services and Odata formatting.
Joined Academy Mortgage as team lead and SCRUM master for the data migration team. Designed, architected and implemented the software to transfer several thousand loans from the existing system to the new one. Worked on a test project using SQL Server, C# and Angular/JS to move products to Azure.
Worked with H&R Block as a consultant and mentor for more junior developers to get the 2015 Tax year ready and train them in test-driven development.
Placed with Priority Dispatch as a Sr. Software Engineer. I designed and built an SSO Web API for their group of secured websites.
Worked for Cox Automotive as a Sr Developer. Performed front-end development for several APIs and distributed them to AWS. SQL development in DB2 and MySql. Used Angular 4 with TEXTSCRIPT & HTML5 for front-end.
ITN International – Sandy, Utah Oct 2010 – Dec 2011
Sr. Architect and Development Manager
Started as consultant; later hire full-time. Designed multiple applications on multiple platforms (.net, Windows 7, iOS). Led the team that developed these applications. Used traditional Waterfall development methodology. Created detailed business requirements and technical design documentation including modeling and wire-framing. Grew the development team in SLC. Identified new profit centers.
Xennsoft – South Jordan, Utah Mar 2010 – Sept 2010
Performed design work on integrating new features into existing legacy and new development projects. Participated in implementing the designs.
Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, C#, HTML 5, SQL Server
Misc. short-term Private Consulting Jan 2010 – Mar 2010
Worked with a small startup firm to help them design, document and wireframe their new web presence, as well as create help documentation for their product.
Service Repair Solutions, Inc – Orem, Utah Mar 2008 – Dec 2009
Principal Engineer/DBA Manager/Scrum Master
Started as consultant, later full-time hire. Led the team and architected, documented and designed a custom reporting engine using SQL-Server 2005 Reporting Services. Led the team and architected, documented and designed a custom built HTML-5 based iPhone Messaging product. Worked with an international (Vietnamese) team of engineers to build a web-only version of the flagship product based on my designs. Worked with multiple teams across the organization to manage and forward strategic initiatives (e.g. database design, system architecture, UML documentation, ETL design).
Mountain Reservations, Inc – Park City, Utah Aug 2007 – Mar 2008
Director – Software Development & Information Technology
Managed internal and external teams to create a custom reservation system. Managed multiple outsourced projects. Identified missing IT portfolio elements. Ran the Technical infrastructure, Development Efforts and Strategic Technical Architecture. Responsible for nearly $200M in IT savings while generating a 12% YOY Revenue increase. Supported a successful acquisition as technology evaluator and systems/business analyst of their technology assets. Successfully manage teams in multiple locations, time zones and countries.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007, MS Project, Visual Studio 2005 (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET), Visual Source Safe, SQL Server 2000/2005, Microsoft Reporting Services, XML, Windows Networking, Exchange Server, Rally Software, Subversion for version control and internal processes for build and release management, NUnit and MSTest.
Unisys Corporation. – Salt Lake City, Utah Jan 2006 – Jul 2007
Project Manager and Transition Lead for data center upgrade
Served as the primary technical interface with the client and the client's technical teams in managing a 24 campus datacenter upgrade. Managed 30+ mult-discipline specialists.
Sun Solaris, Windows 2003 Enterprise, Symantec i3, HP Openview, CA eTrust, Tuxedo, Oracle, SQL Server, mySQL, Access, Java, JSP, WebLogic, MS Project, Office XP, MS Project, VBA, Kerberos, PKI technologies, CVS for version control.
Consultant and Trainer May 2005 – Jan 2006
Technology Consultant and Trainer
Consulted with private and corporate entities to define, update, design and document systems. Create technical documentation and identified appropriate hardware platforms and configurations. Wrote and presented training multiple technologies (Java, C#, SQL, FoxPro, Visio, etc.)
Java, Microsoft Office XP, MS Project, Visual Basic, VBA, FoxPro, Visual Studio (C#, VB.net, asp.net), SQL server, PHP, ASP, .NET, OS/400, Smart Card technologies, Windows, Unix.
Professional Experience (FTE positions)
Tarallax Wireless, Inc. – Salt Lake City, Utah Apr 2004 – May 2005
Oversaw a $1.5 MM development budget. Created the proposal that won the bid with the country of South Korea. Designed the base implementation and overall design of the solution. Managed a team of radio and software engineers. Sat on an IEEE committee that designed a new networking standard (IEEE-1451). Served as principal technical liaison and project manager with U.S. Battelle for work performed at the US government's Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
MathLab, Quickbooks, MS Office XP, Visio, MS Project, Java, SQL Server, HTML, XML, Access, SourceSafe, TFS, MSBuild.
ScanCash Technologies Group, Inc. – Salt Lake City, Utah Sept 2001 – Apr 2004
Chief Consultant, Senior Architect & Co-owner
Managed all aspects of the business to bring to market a patented end-consumer product. Created and implemented smart-card, authorization/authentication and payment gateway technologies.
Silverline Technologies, Ltd, Provo, Utah Apr 2000 – Sept 2001
Director – Sports and Entertainment Division, Sr Technical Architect
Created new division within Silverline to serve the Entertainment and Professional Sports markets. Created and presented proposal to Major League Baseball to replace their existing web presence. Responsible for $2 MM budget and all aspects of the project and division. Principal Architect for a contract with VW of America using RR and UML design tools.
iShopper, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah Oct 1998 – Apr 2000
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Owner
Co-Founded E-Center.com that acquired iShopper. Responsible for all areas of design, delivery and development.
eTactics, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah Apr 1998 – Sept 1998
Director – Research and Development
Designed and led development team for a Java-based teamware tool. In charge of the development of the basic product and the day-to-day management of the team and project management. Participated in presenting the technology and tools to visitors and potential investors.
Java, Oracle, Rational Rose, UML, MS Office, MS Project
Corporation of the President of The LDS Church, Salt Lake City, Utah Apr 1990 – Apr 1998
Project Manager and Senior Programmer/Analyst
Managed and led teams of developers. Designed and programmed computer systems, implementing EDI. Performing hardware and software maintenance. Provided training and mentoring. Primary design and development accountability for a new Church Directory System, and Confidential Records System. Participated in developing the Membership Information System. Translated user manuals into Spanish. Established and led TQM systems team.
C/C++, Visio, MS Office, Project, WordPerfect Office, Oracle, PeopleSoft, EDI, TQM, VMS, Windows, DOS, Clipper, FoxBase and FoxPro, dBase, ACL, EZ-Trieve, and COBOL.
Electronic Data Systems, Dallas, Texas Feb 1986 – Apr 1990
Responsibilities included development and integration of of mainframe and PC-based computer systems using a variety of technologies and tools including COBOL, PL1, DB2, Oracle, 4th Dimension, C/C++ and xBase technologies. Managed development teams. On team that implemented the first automated gas pump system in the US.
MVS/OS, CICS, ALC, COBOL, PL/1, IMS, TSO, Clipper, TCL, Mac/OS, Pascal, Dbase
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
BS - Business Management – Emphasis, Finance, double minor in Accounting and Economics. – 1985
Additional Involvements, Skills and Capabilities
Educator: Created and delivered numerous courses and courseware on a variety of technologies and business techniques. Seminar Leader for Landmark Education. Former member of the Curriculum Advisory Board for Brigham Young University Idaho – Computer Science Curriculum.
Author: Training materials, user’s manuals, and white papers. Published in numerous industry and trade journals, co-authored a book on eBusiness, Technical Editor for various other technology books and articles
Inventor: Created two separate patents that were submitted and accepted as provisional patents to the US Department of Patents and Trademarks.