Experienced software producer, architect, and manager who has a passion for working with others to achieve outstanding results. Adept at managing groups and working at all levels across groups and organizations to deliver products and solutions that excite & delight customers. Endlessly curious about ways to improve systems and processes that provide value and enhance success. Outstanding presentation skills can present to any audience level and size. Possesses a get-it-done attitude!
Development Tools & Applications: Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, .NET Compact Framework, Enterprise Architect, MS Office, MS Internet Information Server, COM+/MS Transaction Server, MSMQ, MS Proxy Server, MS Exchange Server w/Outlook, CDO, Git, Octopus Deploy, Docker, and many others Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows (Win 2 to current releases), Microsoft Pocket PC 2000003, Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile 5, 6, 6.1 & 6.5, DOS, UNIX
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows (Win 2 to current releases), Mac (for mobile development) Microsoft Pocket PC 2000003, Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile 5, 6, 6.1 & 6.5, DOS, UNIX
Architecting creative cloud solutions for corporate organizations.
As a software consultant and contractor, the focus is always relieving a clients' pain quickly.
Creating architectures that quickly solve problems with a concern for future needs and capabilities. Including new technologies provide the maximum future opportunity for clients to continue improvement of solutions.
Worked with a large HSA bank to develop new Azure-based architecture. Defined and coordinated running many PoT projects to give the organization confidence in different solutions. Defined training programs for the existing organization Developers and Solution Architects.
Delivered training to Microsoft employees and partners to learn or refine how to develope and deliver Archidiaconal Design sessions.
Worked on a contract to move a $50,000/month infrastructure hosted in RackSpace to Amazon Web Services (AWS), where monthly costs were cut by at least 2k. The reliability and disaster recovery options were greatly improved as well. The overall scalability is greatly enhanced by using Docker containers and additional serverless microservices created with .NET Core Lambda functions.
The new Lambda-based microservice-based API is the future offering for my client as they move away from a WinForms client to an API-based product offering.
Worked with product management and development team to develop a .NET Core-based AWS serverless microservice-based API. The API will allow ReverseVision to bring new product offerings to its customers, enabling exponential sales opportunities.
Architected and managed a team that developed an Amazon Web Service (AWS) based set of cloud- based microservices. The solution interfaced with external partners and internal lab management systems. The solution allowed all clinical lab communications tests to be fully automated.
Integrations with partners done with web services allowing partners to be rapidly integrated into to laboratory workflow process at any level.
With limited resources and a compressed timeline, I was able to reduce the scope of deliverables for a minimal viable product that ensured later releases could deliver full-scope capabilities. The interface and services have allowed for fully automated processes between orders from sales and marketing to the laboratory. While ensuring the solution was auditable for full HIPAA compliance.
Worked with Cisco's partner community to integrate systems with Cisco Impact, a partner-focused sales tool. The typical integration requires service integration and cloud integration. I also worked extensively on internal infrastructure and software architecture efforts to move internal systems to a cloud-based, flexible microservice-based system that can be flexibly operated, monitored, and maintained.
Managed various remote and local agile groups to deliver integrated solutions to Cisco's partner community. All groups include full teams, including developers, QA, Product Owner, and scrum master.
Architected long-term migration plan to migrate ASP.NET Forms application that used many third party components to an ASP.NET MVC with Bootstrap and other open-source, available components. Worked with product management and development to improve the agile process that had primarily been homegrown.
I laid out the architectural path to migrate applications and workloads to cloud environments to ensure availability and handle load peaks.
Worked with various groups within customers to deliver solutions that increase the scalability of the business. Including bringing better visibility to the sales business of customer value and opportunity by developing tools and systems that improve visibility to the business.
I worked with clients to help define business metrics that bring greater value to the organization. Then developed plans to develop tools that would increase the visibility of progress on metric delivery while providing a functionality-engaging interface to individual contributors to ensure data for each metric was collected. Each solution developed to be a readily available cross-platform and device profile using a SaaS model, enabling the overall organization to track, manage, and understand the usage and impact of each solution. Typical solutions used various Azure-based services on ASP.NET using the MVC pattern and different application and UI frameworks such as AngularJS & Bootstrap.
Defined and advanced the strategic vision for application development and integration technologies, managed the portfolio of development assets (platforms and tools) from selection to adoption and through retirement, documented and facilitated their appropriate use, and provided design consulting services. Lead the definition, development, maintenance, and adoption of the company's application architecture strategy and the application enterprise-level road map. Manage budget, issues, risks, and people to accomplish goals. Leaded IT and development maturity process within the organization, implemented corporate standard Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to bring constant visibility to the business, and deliver available quality software providing measurable value to the business.
Worked to develop a new product as a startup within Telerik, which is a patent-pending Cloud-based cross-platform mobile development solution. Responsible for executing product and business strategy, including content creation through vendors, Jr. developers, and on my own to gain product visibility, market recognition, and product adoption. The product targeted new markets for Telerik as part of an overall Cloud strategy for the company. She provided engineering with product guidance and product management.
I directed and developed many functional Single Page Applications (SPA) for demonstration/education resources, as well as worked on several proof of concept applications with early adopters and major customers.
Responsible for all software architecture, development, and maintenance at King Schools, the world's leading producer of aviation training videos and computer software. Architected and led the development team to deliver the first King Schools ASP.NET MCV based HTML5 learning management platform. The first version was delivered in less than five months, where previous development efforts to provide a new platform had failed after over a year's effort.
Responsible for promoting and driving the adoption of analytics products across platforms, comparing, and monitoring competition. Worked as the product manager working closely with the offshore engineering group to drive features functions and future product direction.
Drove the adoption of an agile methodology to refine delivery predictability and better communication between engineering, product management, and product marketing.
Responsible for setting policies and procedures on product direction, setting pricing, comparing, and monitoring competition. Worked closely with Engineering, Sales, and Marketing to ensure overall product success in quality, perception, and revenue goals. Drove effort to bring the first cloud-based offering using Amazon's infrastructure.
I had several different Evangelist roles while I was at Microsoft, and each role focused on different audiences. All roles required being a technical expert on the .NET development platform and having a deep understanding of the competitive landscape. I communicated the value proposition of the platform and giving detailed feedback to various product groups.
In the Developer Platform and Evangelism West Region group, covering the entire West region. Was involved in developing the new role in DPE, focusing on non-Microsoft engaged solution providers to encourage server adoption and show the benefits of running websites in Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Server 7. Engaged several new broad audiences, including web designers & PHP developers. Created a national advertising campaign to drive interest in supporting programs.
In the Developer Platform and Evangelism West Region group covering Southern California. Drove depth relationships with customers from all segments to gain platform adoption. Developed value proposition content and messaging for use by DPE West Region to drive adoption in the startup community and competitive audiences. Worked with many startups to ensure success with the Microsoft platform, including architectural and hands-on development guidance and support.
In the Developer Platform and Evangelism West Region group covering Southern California and Hawaii. Supported local .NET community activities and EPG customer accounts. Helped local community groups collaborate and market themselves to increase the monthly reach of the groups' meetings. Worked with local and national account teams to expose non-Microsoft customers to the Microsoft platform to drive the adoption of .NET technology.
InterKnowlogy is a Microsoft Gold partner specializing in delivering custom solutions to customers using current and emerging technologies.
Winresourcees was a Microsoft partner that specialized in delivering custom solutions to customers.
Motiva was a startup document management software product company.
Midstream was a startup company producing proposal management response software focusing on sub- billion dollar Department of Energy and Defense research requests for proposals
Instructed and developed materials for programming classes, including .NET Framework Fundamentals, Visual Basic, and other Programming classes, taught groups of 30 to 40 students in lecture and hands-on laboratory environment. Consistently rated as a top instructor by students and administration.
Helped to start and run SoCal Code Camp. Contributed to the creation of and ran the website, organized sponsors and speakers.
Updated on 11/5/2019