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Creative and influential Technical Thought Leader with proven experience leveraging technical architecture and application development expertise to catalyze, lead the development of, and launch E-commerce solutions. Refined communication, team leadership, and client relationship management skills, capable of liaising between developers and stakeholders to understand needs, envision solutions, and deliver results.
Security and PCI
Alternate Payment Methods
Order Fulfillment / Returns
Product Data Management
Websphere Commerce, UML
Java, Python, Django, SQL
DB2, Oracle, MySQL, Derby
Unix, Apache, CVS/SVN, Ant
Team Leadership. Led large technical development teams through application development and e-commerce project lifecycle using WebSphere Commerce.
Policy Creation and Enforcement. Developed and obtained buy-in for corporate policies for ensuring full software lifecycle development, proper source control procedures, build and deployment methodologies, as well as policies for testing and code reviews at Brulant.
Technical Communication and Business Analysis. Interfaced with non-technical project stakeholders and business owners to identify needs, communicate solutions to lay audiences.
Mentoring / Training. Mentored team members and clients throughout career; facilitated multiple six-week courses on web development tools and methodologies.
Community Professional Development. Authored articles for the professional community through involvement with IBM developerWorks and professional associations for Java and Python users.
Application Design / Development / Problem Solving. Maintained strong technical skills by working closely with junior and senior developers to solve the most challenging client issues.
Envisioned, led the development, and subsequent launch of customized e-commerce solutions for TractorSupply.com, Kay.com, and RockyBoots.com.
Led successful transition and architectural improvement projects for USMint.gov, SGH.com, ThingsRemembered.com, and LensCrafters.com including build and deploy automation, performance tuning, troubleshooting, and architectural/application refactoring.
Engineered and developed a Web Service agent governing the transformation, aggregation, and storage of XML data feeds for the real estate industry.
Associate Partner / WebSphere Commerce Solution Architect, ROSETTA (formerly BRULANT and XTERIC) 2004—PRESENT
Lead Developer, AVANTIA, INC. 2003—2004
Independent Consultant/Software Developer, SELF EMPLOYED 2000—2003
Developer, ERNST & YOUNG, LLP 2000
Engineer, LOCKHEED MARTIN 1996—2000
WEBSPHERE COMMERCE 6.0 ADMIN (2008), 6.0 DEVELOPER (2007), 5.6 IMPLEMENTATION (2005)
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, NY
Computer Engineering (MS’99) / (BS’97)
WebSphere Commerce Practice, Solution Architect Jan. 2008—PRESENT
Responsible for the architectural vision and client relationships of several ongoing WebSphere Commerce engagements including U.S. Mint, Tractor Supply and Luxottica Retail. Leading internal improvement programs in the WebSphere Commerce Practice with regards to training, tools, and processes. Lead screener for high-end technical recruits. Technical response lead for a winning proposal to take over the U.S. Mint’s large online operations based on WebSphere Commerce. Provide tactical, hands-on support to multiple client teams facing challenging technical issues.
TractorSupply.com, Technical Architect Jan. 2007—Jan. 2008
Responsible for the technical architecture, design and execution of TractorSupply.com on WebSphere Commerce platform (v6.0). Lead a team of upwards of 20 developers, administrators and business analysts in the full software development lifecycle of define, design, build, test and deployment of a completely new e-commerce website and backend integration. Launched successfully prior to the Christmas 2007 shopping season under a very aggressive timetable.
Kay.com, Technical Architect Feb. 2005—Dec. 2006
Responsible for the technical architecture, design and execution of Kay.com on WebSphere Commerce platform (v5.6.1). Lead a team of 8 developers and administrators in the technical design, build, test and deployment of a re-skinned catalog website with new e-commerce capabilities. Launched successfully prior to the Christmas 2006 shopping season using a team with limited prior WebSphere Commerce development experience.
RockyBoots.com, Lead Developer Apr. 2004—Feb. 2005
Responsible for the complete technical implementation of the RockyBoots.com website on WebSphere Commerce platform (v5.6). The development team consisted of an HTML developer, a business analyst and me. During this project, I was forced to learn every piece of WebSphere Commerce framework from installation through front-end development. Launched successfully prior to the Christmas 2005 shopping season.
RETS Intelligent Agent, Lead Developer Apr. 2003—Apr. 2004
Designed and developed a Web Service agent responsible for the transformation, aggregation, and caching of RETS XML data feeds for the Real Estate industry. Implemented a J2EE, Struts-based administration tool for the management of data sources and account information.
Health Care IVR Application, Lead Developer Oct. 2000—Feb. 2003
Designed and implemented an IVR application for the Home Health Care industry using Dialogic cards, C, C++, and Python Boost. Create a web-based interface for administration and reporting.
Web Development Class, Instructor Oct. 2000—Aug. 2002
Knowledge Management Application, Lead Developer Jan. 2000—Oct. 2000
Developed remote service and plug-in for commercial Windows Knowledge Map product. The remote service handled the storage, transport, and versioning of "Knowledge Map" documents and was built using C++, MSXML and MSMQ. The plug-in provided an easy-to-use front-end to the remote service and was built using C++ and ATL/COM.
XML/SGML Authoring Tool Development, Lead Developer Jan. 1998—Dec. 1999
Developed several tools for authoring, parsing, transformation, and linking of XML and SGML data using Java, Python, and C/C++. Developed a graphical user interface tool for developing expert systems in SGML using C++ and MFC.
Submarine Control System Components, Developer Sept. 1996—Dec. 1997
Created UML Sequence and Class Diagrams; implemented designs using C++.
WebSphere Commerce, 5 years (Certified for 5.6 and 6.0)
UML, 10 years
HTML, 10 years
CSS, 8 years
Ajax Development, 2 years
XML, 12 years
Java, 12 years
Struts, 6 years
Python, 12 years
BASH, 10 years
SQL, 10 years
C/C++, 5 years
DB2, 4 years
Oracle, 2 years
MySQL, 10 years
Derby/Cloudscape, 4 years
Linux/Unix, 12 years
Apache, 10 years
CVS/SVN, 10 years
Ant, 6 years
VIM, 14 years
IBM developerWorks: Web Development with Django and Python
IBM developerWorks: Web Development with TurboGears and Python
Syracuse University IEEE Best Senior Implementation (1997), Windows C++ Video Game
Syracuse University IEEE Best Junior Design (1996), 8-bit Microprocessor