Graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Professional certifications: MCSD, MCSP, CSP, CTM
|"You don't meet any of our requirements, but I can give you five minutes." I thought that this was only a line for movies, but in five minutes I convinced the personnel manager to grant a full interview. I didn't meet ANY of the advertised requirements! I got the job because I demonstrated that I could apply my experience to their job and learn what I needed to know. |
I look for similarities between what I already know and what is required.
|Example of a Recent Project:
The vendor told the our management that the "normal" time for programming the extracts to upload to the web site was two weeks. We sent our first test files in two days. The scheduled extract, web triggered extract, the web site to maintain the support tables and display the audit trail was in production in 8 work days, w/o overtime. Quote from the vendor: "No company had ever been able to put this process into production that fast".
| User Impact: I put myself in the user's place when designing systems. At my suggestion, systems were written or functions added to systems under construction that had a major impact on the organization, such as: |
Users usually benefit from numerous unprojected benefits. Small projects can have a huge impact. I recently suggested and wrote an Excel macro that eliminated double keying tens of thousands of accounting entries per month. I worked about 4 hours on the macro.
| Responsibilities Held: I am primarily a systems developer who has other responsibilities that sometimes require unrelated skills. |
Responsibilities include development and support of trading, credit risk and web based systems, plus providing technical assistance in areas of expertise. Current software used includes asp, asp.net, other web tools, Oracle, PL/SQL, SQL Server, WebFocus, MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, HTML, plus other Microsoft programs.
| Areas of Business Supported: |
It's surprising how many concepts and techniques transfer from one line of business to another and the number of appearantly different tasks that have similar processes.
Technical Experience Developing systems using: |
Most knowledge has been obtained through self training using manuals and books (I actually read these from cover to cover). It is easier to find things in a help file if one is first aware of what can be done.
Of course, Google is one of the most important developer tools.
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