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Technology Consultant

Utica, MI
February 21, 2020

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Utica, Michigan 48317



Raymond James, St. Petersburg, Florida (worked out of Michigan) Mar 2018-Present

Financial Services Provider

System Administrator, Linux Enterprise Systems

Ensure linux enterprise systems are installed, patched, tuned, and monitored to keep them running 24x7.

Provide administrative functions for shared enterprise services and applications running RHEL.

Provision, patch, troubleshoot application servers including WebLogic (Oracle Data Integrator and Coherence), JBoss and Apache.

Write scripts to automate tasks using bash, WLST (Jython) and Java.

Utilize monitoring tools such as Nagios, Splunk, Dynatrace .

Test services with curl, SOAP UI, Postman.

Capture thread dumps, heap dumps, tcpdumps, and logs to assist in debugging issues.

Document procedures and troubleshooting steps.

Use Service Now to create and service tickets.

Work with offshore team.

Oracle, Redwood Shores, California (worked out of Michigan) Mar 2006-Jun 2017

Software and Hardware Solutions Provider

Technical Sales Consultant, SOA/BPM/Middleware Specialist

Provided technical expertise to assist Middleware Sales Representatives to sell Oracle solutions.

Delivered sales presentations of Oracle middleware products in person and over the web.

Created custom demonstrations of Oracle middleware products.

Taught workshops for Oracle middleware products.

Conducted Proof-of-Concepts of Oracle Fusion Middleware products.

Expert in WebLogic server, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Business Rules and other Oracle Fusion Middleware products running on Oracle/Red Hat/SUSE Linux.

Demonstrated Oracle Public Cloud PaaS and IaaS solutions and their ability to effectively integrate on premise applications with cloud applications.

Assisted customers with integration needs to demonstrate how Oracle SOA Suite could be used to effectively integrate any number of endpoints (APIs) while meeting high performance, transaction, orchestration, human workflow and management requirements.

Assisted customers to understand, define, develop, and test APIs using Oracle Service Bus. APIs were developed using a variety of protocols including REST and SOAP.

Assisted customers trouble shoot problems.

Provided guidance for customers entering into Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management.

RLPTechnologies (an R L Polk Company), Farmington Hills, Michigan Aug 2004-Mar 2006

Automotive Intelligence Data Solutions

Software Architect

Provided architectural and methodology recommendations for data warehousing reengineering program.

Evaluated and recommended COTS solutions (Enterprise Service Bus, Rules Engine, and Standardization Engine).

Led technical side of multiple-vendor RFP and evaluation process.

Implemented initial proto-type of name and address standardization SOA module using the Dataflux (a SAS company) data standardization engine and the TIBCO Enterprise Service Bus.

Implemented one of the first large-scale uses of the Dataflux SOAP Integration Server.

Implemented the production version of the name and address SOA module.

HTC Global Services, Troy, Michigan Jun 2004-Jul 2004

Global IT Solution Provider

Software Architect

Formulated architectural approaches to productizing a new Content Management System from existing components.

Created UML models.

Researched and recommended new technologies.

Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan 1995-2004

Publisher of major bibliographic and full-text databases in fields of academic, educational, and business research

Software Architect

Formalized J2EE architecture for internal Content Management System using Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the Rational Unified Process (RUP). RUP approach was Use-Case driven and architecture (complete UML model) centric. Web Services and Messaging (JMS) were used.

Provided guidance for company-wide implementation of the RUP. Included teaching management and staff on RUP principles and techniques including Use Case and UML modeling.

Evaluated and recommended development and architectural tools.

Explored new technologies and products to keep management informed of cutting edge technologies. This included evaluation of several Model Driven Architecture (MDA) tools for automatic code generation from an MDA Platform Independent Model.

Created a new electronic content delivery system, as a member of the Architecture Team. Extensively used Unified methodology including UML (Rational Rose) and Use Cases. Provided expertise in Java and J2EE technology. Evaluated and recommended tools.

Architected and led team to deliver a Web-based system using all new technology. This included Java Servlets, Java back-end processes, new search engine, Document Object Model (DOM), Java parsers, and template-based dynamic content generation. UML (Rational Rose) was extensively used.

Redesigned authentication system for Web products.

Team Leader

Hired and managed team of developers to create Web applications for students and researchers of on-line content. This involved extensive use of HTML, CGI and a search engine. Also used images, Shockwave audio and video files.

Software Engineer

Led a team to facilitate text conversion of 47 volume series from WordPerfect to SGML for easier print and electronic publication. Created first electronic version (CD) of this product.

F & M DISTRIBUTORS, Warren, Michigan 1993–1995

Nationwide Discount Retail Chain

Senior Software Developer

Provided system integration expertise to roll out new UNIX POS system to 130 retail stores.

Designed and coded a sales data transfer system requiring 24x7 uptime between UNIX server and AS400.

Designed and coded a back office inventory tracking system.

Installed new version UUCP communications system between Head Office and 130 stores.

Served as UNIX administrator.

AIM COMPUTERS, Sterling Heights, Michigan 1991–1993

Repetitive Manufacturing (Automotive) Software Vendor


Partnered with customers to write customized MRP software for automotive vendors including Production Scheduling, Material Planning, Billing and Shipping, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and financial systems (A/P; A/R, Payroll).

Instructor for user and programmer courses offered to customers.

AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING INC., Livonia, Michigan 1990–1991

Repetitive Manufacturing (Automotive) Software Vendor


Worked directly with customers to write customized MRP software for automotive vendors including Production Scheduling, Material Planning, Billing and Shipping, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and financial systems (A/P; A/R, Payroll).


Certificate in Computer Programming, Control Data Institute, Southfield, Michigan

Coursework in Business, Detroit College of Business, Warren, Michigan

Coursework in Pastoral Studies, William Tyndale College, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Coursework in General Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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