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Senior Software Developer

San Diego, CA
May 14, 2020

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Ben Pierce

*** ****** ***** *** ******, CA ***** 760-***-****


A challenging position which will allow me to grow as a senior developer while expanding my knowledge of .Net and/or Java programming practices.


C#, ASP.Net, MVC, Web Services(SOAP, Rest, WebAPI),Visual Basic .Net, Visual Basic 6.0, .Net Core, Dapper, Entity Framework, Nhibernate, Microsoft Test Manager, Moq, NUnit, Java, JUnit, Maven, TypeScript, JavaScript, Angular, ColdFusion, SQL Server T-SQL, Oracle PL/SQL, JSON, XML, HTML, CSS, Object Oriented Development Methods, Agile/Scrum, TFS, GIT


Mitchell International

Senior Software Engineer November 2012-Current

Created ASP.Net application for completing HR performance reviews. Met very tight deadlines and received very positive feedback from senior management on the application. Performed analysis of NetSuite web services and wrote WCF wrapper service around them. Created JBoss CrossFire Java web services as part of a code migration from WebLogic server to JBoss server. Migrated Enterprise Java Beans code from WebLogic to JBoss platform. Maintain legacy billing system written in C#/ASP.Net. Created Billing Reporting SSRS interface. Created payment lockbox application in NetSuite using JavaScript. Wrote TypeScript scripts used to produce NetSuite invoices. Acted as Team Build/Deploy master creating automated C#/TypeScript builds/deployments in TFS. Developed Odata web service used to collect information about monthly billing processes. Built Asp .Net Core Web Api web services used to persist billing data. Awarded “Mitchell Engineering Excellence” award at Mitchell developers conference for work in creating ci/cd builds and deploys using TFS for Enterprise Business Technologies department. Coded Angular modules for new billing system UI.

Kemper Direct Insurance Company

Claims Software Development Manager/Senior Software Developer January 2002 – November 2012

Responsible for transitioning a vendor maintained claim system to an in-house development team. Developed specifications and coded all major modifications to the claim system while employed as a developer using Visual Basic 6. At Kemper I developed code to convert hundreds of claims from two different claim systems that were integrated into our system. Promoted to Project Lead in 2004 and managed a team of developers writing various claims interfaces to material damages, medical bill review, and claims information systems. This team was also responsible for maintenance and enhancement of all core claim applications. Led team through development of a “First Notice of Loss” system using C#. During this time led team integrating processing of homeowners, boat and umbrella claims into our system. Team was also responsible for management of a check processing application. Primary maintenance developer making changes to an online ColdFusion web application using a mix of ColdFusion and ASP.Net technologies. Also primary developer responsible for making changes to a VB.Net web based ASP.Net material damages system. Primary developer responsible for creating C# based web services from the ground up.

Implemented “Software Development Life Cycle” practices where none previously existed. Have experience using Microsoft Project software to develop project plans and project time lines.

Arrowhead Group/Inspire Insurance Solutions

Senior programmer/analyst, March 1996 – December 2001

Maintained document-imaging system in Visual Basic. Also wrote programs used to electronically order CLUE reports from a third party using Visual Basic. Have made modifications to an automated application system using Visual Basic. Created Visual Basic programs used to export and import data from a claims system.

Responsible for designing, writing and maintaining programs for auto insurance claim system using AS400 COBOL. Converted TAATOOLS RPG programs to AS400 Cobol for use as system utilities.

Perform analysis of user requirements and write technical specifications based on those requirements.

Also required to assist in day to day management of AS400 system.

BeechStreet, Inc.

Project Leader, October 1993 - March 1996

Managed a team of eight programmers/analysts creating workers compensation bill review software. Responsible for project scheduling and project time estimates, performing analysis of new project requests and designing software solutions. Acted as a technical resource for programmers and also wrote programs when needed.

Programmer/Analyst, August 1992 - October 1993

Responsibilities included analysis, coding and testing of AS400 COBOL programs for a medical cost management system. Involved in converting a PPO hospital bill repricing system from the HP3000 to the AS400 using AS400 COBOL. Generated AS400 COBOL programs using Synon case tool software.

Commercial Bankers Life Insurance Company

Senior Programmer, July 1990 - June 1992

Coded programs for use in conversion from HP3000 to AS400 life insurance software package. Converted marketing lead system from HP3000 to AS400. Converted HP3000 batch and interactive COBOL programs to AS400 COBOL. Wrote CL and command programs. Created and designed printer, display, logical, and physical files for new system. Created and used data areas in programs. Tested and fixed conversion programs. Met all conversion deadlines. Maintained and wrote marketing lead system COBOL programs on HP3000. Responsible for maintenance of lead system database.

Spring Anesthesia Group, Inc.

Programmer, June 1988 - July 1990

Wrote and maintained COBOL programs for medical billing system on the HP3000. Developed reports, interactive billing programs, and programs to maintain a medical billing data base. Converted old billing system RPG programs to COBOL. Created jobs for daily processing. Helped in converting a centralized medical billing system to a distributed billing system. Installed billing software and system at remote sites.

October 1987 - June 1988

Sent to Coleman College by Spring Anesthesia Group for Computer Information Science Certificate program. Received a salary while attending school.


University of California - San Diego Extension 4.0 GPA

C# Programming Certificate with emphasis on web technologies, September 2013

Scaled Agile Academy - Certified Scaled Agile Framework Practitioner

University Of California – San Diego Extension Intermediate Java Course 4.0 grade

University of California at San Diego Extension 4.0 GPA

Visual Basic Programming Certificate, July 1998

Coleman College, La Mesa, CA.

Computer Information Science Certificate, June 1988

California State University at Fullerton

Economics Major, January 1984 - May 1986

Cerritos Community College.General Education/University Transfer, September 1981 - June 1984

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