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PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Senior software engineer and system architect with over 11 years of experience on both medium and large scale application integration and web application development projects, which is comfortable working independently or within a team. Projects have included organizations such as GEICO, Fannie Mae, DoD, DoL, and EPA. Hands-on expertise in user interface design & development, database design & performance tuning, project management, system analysis, Application Lifecycle Management implementing standardized software development methodologies, application integration, performance management, business process re-engineering, web enablement (with specific knowledge of Section 508 and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), requirements analysis, and usability. Have developed applications using Object Oriented Methodologies, including Model-View-Controller design patterns, .Net, CFCs, and DAOs among others.

SYSTEMS PROFICIENCY

Programming Languages: Coldfusion MX & 8, PHP, Visual Basic Script, ASP, ASP.Net, Javascript, Visual Basic, VB.Net, DHTML, CSS, XML, SQL/PL SQL, Ajax

Tools: Adobe Acrobat, Adobe (Illustrator, PageMaker, & PhotoShop), Anti-Virus, Applets, CorelDraw, Course Builder, DITTO, Lotus 1-2-3, Macromedia (Dreamweaver, Flash, & Fireworks), MS Exchange, MS (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Visio, & Project), Norton (Commander & Utilities), Toad, ODBC, PC Tools, PKZip, Quattro Pro, RACF, Rational ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest, Rational Requisite Pro, Shockwave, SPF, TSO, Ulead & Xara Animators, WordPerfect, Adobe HomeSite, Interwoven TeamSite, CSS, MS FrontPage 2000, MS IIS, WebTrends, Livestats, Computer Associates (Harvest and Service Desk), HP Quality Center, Subversion, TortoiseSVN, WordPress 2 & 3

Methodolgy: Rational Unified Process (RUP), Fusebox 4 and 5, Rapid Application Development (RAD)

Platforms: IBM OS/MVS, MS-DOS, Windwos 2008 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows XP Professional, Windows 7, VMWare

Networking: Ethernet, FTP, NetBEUI, Netbios, Novell, NWLink, PC AnyWhere, TCP/IP, Token Ring, Terminal Services, VPN

Databases: MS SQL Server 2000 & 2003; Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, & 11g; MySQL 5+

Special Projects: k2maa.com, djchrisstyles.com, chrisstylesdjs.com, capitolltrill.com

EXPERIENCE

US Environmental Protection Agency. , Washington, DC 3/08-Present

Lead Web Software Engineer & Information Architect for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of the Inspector General - Office of Management Systems 3/08 - Present

Key Contributions:

  • Analyze, diagnose, and resolve problems in support of OIG web applications -- including technical analysis and evaluation in conjunction with design, development, implementation, and approval workflows.
  • Develop solutions to integration/interoperability issues and support the installation, customization, testing, and implementation of the OIG technical infrastructure.
  • Support the evaluation new and proposed applications, ensuring the functionality and stability of the operating environment
  • Manage work progress, policies, procedures, techniques, methods, and management controls affecting OIG hardware, software, and overall concept of operations
  • Provide customers with priority based support to ensure stakeholder business needs, the highest level of performance, and quality are met
  • Serve as a technical subject matter expert to auditors and investigators, and advise federal managers on major IT product and service decisions and solutions
  • Perform requirements analysis project plans for the operational & maintenance aspects of system infrastructure to ensure requirements are properly addressed while supporting FISMA standards
  • Participate in full SDLC, providing system analysis & design, information architecture using design patterns and UML, software architecture & design using Coldfusion, data analysis & modeling, Oracle database/SQL tuning and scripting, configuration management, testing and maintenance.
  • Conduct modernization efforts converting existing Visual Basic into a Coldfusion 8 application -- including information architecture, high fidelity prototyping, software development, database design and performance tuning, configuration management, and application security.
  • Coach and manage a diverse multidisciplinary team -- including project planning, task assignment, work evaluation as accomplished by each team member, and staff development/training
  • Oversee and approve all architectural aspects related to the development of and integration of multi-tiered web-based applications with an Oracle 10g/11g backend.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to determine scope and plan for project, performing schedule and cost estimation, estimate resource requirements, define milestones and deliverables, monitor activities, and evaluate and report performance.
  • Support, develop and implement policies & procedures related to planning and delivery of services while providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to management.
  • Routinely responsible for providing recommendations and findings as briefings both orally and in writing on the development of IT activities.

Related Skills: Coldfusion MX & 8, Spry, Javascript, ASP, DHTML, XML, CSS, SQL/PL SQL, Adobe PhotoShop, Toad, MS IIS, Subversion, TortoiseSVN Visual SourceSafe, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile development, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Fusebox 4 and 5, FliP, Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g, & 11g

Empowerment Technologies, Inc. , Washington, DC 8/06-3/08

Lead Web Software Engineer & Information Architect/U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Performance & Technology 8/06 - 3/08

Key Contributions:

  • Analyzed, diagnosed, and resolved problems in support of DOL web applications -- including technical analysis and evaluation in conjunction design, development, implementation, and approval workflows.
  • Served as a technical subject matter expert to stakeholders, and advised federal managers on major IT product and service decisions and solutions.
  • Performed requirements analysis project plans for the operational & maintenance aspects of system infrastructure to ensure requirements are properly addressed while supporting FISMA standards.
  • Participated in full SDLC, providing system analysis & design, information architecture using design patterns and UML, software architecture & design using Coldfusion, data analysis & modeling, Oracle database/SQL tuning and scripting, configuration management, testing and maintenance.
  • Conducted modernization efforts rebuilding the existing application -- including information architecture, taxonomy, user interface and interaction design, high fidelity prototyping, database design and optimization, software development, application security, and compliance with DOL, and federal policies - -including Section 508, FOIA, and FISMA.
  • Lead client collaboration efforts, translating user requirements into technical requirements. Responsible for writing Screen Definitions and System Specifications (SDSS) document.
  • Coached and managed a diverse multidisciplinary team -- including project planning, task assignment, work evaluation as accomplished by each team member, and staff development/training.
  • Oversaw and approved all architectural aspects related to the development of and integration of a multi-tiered web-based applications with an Oracle 10g/11g back-end.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to determine scope and plan for project, performing schedule and cost estimation, estimate resource requirements, define milestones and deliverables, monitor activities, and evaluate and report performance.
  • Routinely provided recommendations and findings as briefings both orally and in writing on the development of IT activities.

Related Skills: Coldfusion MX, Spry, Javascript, ASP, DHTML, CSS, SQL/PL SQL, Adobe PhotoShop, Toad, MS IIS, Subversion, TortoiseSVN Visual SourceSafe, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile development, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Fusebox 4 and 5, FliP, Oracle 8i & 9i

Kforce GSD, Washington, DC 9/01-8/06

Lead Application Developer & Information Architect/ U.S. Department of Defense – Defense Logistics Agency 6/02-8/06


Key Contributions:

  • Conducted modernization efforts -- including system analysis, information and system architecture, rapid prototyping, content management, multiplatform Automated Information Systems (AIS) integration, system administration, GUI design, performance management and testing, and compliance with DLA, DoD, and federal policies - -including Section 508, FOIA, and FISMA.
  • Analyzed, diagnosed, and resolved problems in support of DLMSO's web applications -- including technical analysis and evaluation in conjunction design, development, implementation, and approval workflows.
  • Performed requirements analysis project plans for the operational & maintenance aspects of system infrastructure to ensure requirements are properly addressed while supporting FISMA standards.
  • Participated in full SDLC, providing system analysis & design, information architecture using design patterns and UML, software architecture & design using ASP.Net, data analysis & modeling, Oracle database/SQL tuning and scripting, configuration management, testing and maintenance.
  • Lead web site modernization efforts, including content management, information architecture, COTS integration, GOTS development and integration, GUI design, performance management and testing, and compliance with DLA, DoD, and federal policies --including Section 508, FOIA, and FISMA.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and enforcement of organizational policy related to technical solutions.
  • Acted as DLMSO's technical expert and point of contact working in coordination with DLA's public affairs office, Technical Review Board (TRB), Configuration Control Board (CCB), and Internet council, and various other committees.
  • Coached and managed a diverse multidisciplinary team -- including project planing, task assignment, work evaluation, and staff development/training.
  • Oversaw and approved all architectural aspects related to the development of and integration of a multi-tiered web-based applications with MS SQL back-end.
  • Researched, identified challenges, and made recommendations related to the implementation of existing and emerging technical solutions.
    Coordinated testing, configuration management, and software development plans for Business Rule Management and Context Inspired (CICA) projects.
  • Supported operational & maintenance configuration of DLMSO's SQL server and Oracle database management systems, as well as, data models, and ensuring connectivity and database security.
  • Managed the integration of DLA enterprise web applications with DLMSO's web architecture in coordination with DLA's Web Operations and ePortal teams, including the implementation the migration of physical network drives to DLA's eWorkplace.
  • Supported the research and implementation of web-enabling solutions for business processes to support interactive learning initiatives.
  • Designed, implemented, administered, and maintained Rational based solutions including Requisite Pro, ClearCase, ClearQuest, TestManager applications.

Related Skills: Coldfusion MX, Javascript, JQuery, JQuery UI, ASP, DHTML, CSS, SQL/PL SQL, Adobe PhotoShop, Toad, MS IIS, Visual SourceSafe, ClearCase, RequisitePro, ClearQuest, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile development, Rapid Application Development (RAD), Oracle 8i, 9i & 10g, MS SQL 2000

Sr. Web Information and Technical Architect/U.S. Department of Labor 9/01-6/02

Key Contributions:

  • Defined technical architecture of portal implementation. Led in the initial efforts to integrate the Autonomy portal-in-a-box application with the ASP and Coldfusion based web environment, writing code for API interface.
  • Supported the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA)'s web portal implementation including full life cycle web site development.
  • Designed and developed site architecture and GUI to manage the 60,000 plus page website. Performed Content Inventory and Analysis. Evaluated usability and current business processes, re-engineering those processes to better meet the needs of end users with compliance of Section 508.
  • Assisted team lead in defining the scope of the project including charter, WBS, testing, and deployment
  • Worked with clients and team members to discuss, plan, and organize the integration of current and future web projects. Researched, evaluated, analyzed, and recommended COTS products to be used in support of the knowledge management portal project.
  • Evaluated usability and current business processes, re-engineering those processes to better meet the needs of end users with compliance of Section 508. Led the collaboration efforts between internal and external stakeholders to discuss, plan, and organize the integration of current and future web projects.
  • Authored AIS software development plan, implementation guide, and co-wrote project plan for project.
  • Researched, designed and developed site architecture and GUI. Performed Content Inventory and Analysis.
  • Defined information and technical architecture of portal implementation and worked with graphic designer to develop information architecture for rapid prototyping.

Related Skills: Coldfusion MX, Javascript, HTML, CSS, SQL/PL SQL, DHTML, ASP, ASP.Net, MS IIS, MS SQL, Oracle 9i, Rational Requisite Pro, Rational ClearQuest, Rational ClearCase, Rational TestManager, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Agile development, Rapid Application Development (RAD), and Adobe Photoshop, Autonomy

RELATED TRAINING

10/2002, Rational Tools Administration, 1 day, Rational

09/2002, Rational ClearQuest Administration, 3 days, Rational
6/2004, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure, 1 month, SkillSoft
7/2004, Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database, 3 weeks, SkillSoft
8/2004, Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, 3 weeks, SkillSoft
06/2005, Fundamentals of Project Management, 1 month, SkillSoft

3/2000, GEICO Supervisory Management Courses: “Keeping Good Associates,” “FMLA,” “Effective Delegation,” “Time Management,” “EEOC,” and “Conflict and Stress Management”

EDUCATION

Virginia Wesleyan College , Virginia Beach, VA 1996
Major: Sociology/Social Psychology
Bachelor of Arts

SECURITY CLEARANCE

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