System Architect/Team Lead (Contractor)

Verus Claims Services, LLC
Legal Services Industry
March 2006 – Present

After 7 years of use, we are presently in the process of redesigning the system to provide additional features, increased performance, and new technology.

Responsible for the development of a portal-based website for a claims management firm specializing in asbestos class action settlements and bankruptcy trusts. During the initial phase worked directly with two of the firm’s partners to design and develop the application. Requirements were to design and implement a secured website that enables participating law firms to upload/submit claim data (via input screens or Excel documents) and supporting documentation (PDFs/TIFFs). Additionally, the site is the primary management tool used by internal users. It allows processors to manage an injured party’s claim from the initial submission all the way through payment using automated validation, reporting, and data input screens. The framework supports multiple trusts allowing for trust-specific logic and modules to be introduced with little or no impact to the other trusts. The system continues to be enhanced with new functionality and has, thus far, processed 3.5 million claims with over 1.5 terabytes of supporting documentation.

Also worked closely with VP of Technology/Partner to plan upgrades of the development, testing, and production servers, evaluate services, define processes for development and testing, and installed and configured new technology such as Team Foundation Server and SQL Server Reporting Services.
Technology: Team Foundation Server, C#, ASP.NET, .NET Framework, SQL Server

.NET Developer (Contractor)

Marketing and Advertising Industry
November 2007 – December 2007

Developed product locator functionality for an oil manufacturer’s website that allows consumers to find locations where Hess’ oil products are used or may be purchased. The site uses Google Maps API to plot the locations based on a consumer’s search criteria. The search results also display any active promotions for each location. Also developed an administrative area that allows the account manager to upload new locations and promotions for display on the map. The upload tool accepts Excel data and geocodes any new or updated locations using the API.
Technology: C#, ASP.NET, .NET Framework 2.0, SQL Server 2000, Visual Source Safe. Google Maps API

Developer (Consultant)

E-Commerce Site
August 2005 – May 2006

Member of .NET development team contracted to produce a new e-commerce site, The site sells audio books and classic radio shows in various formats (CD’s, tape, and downloads). The site was a portal-based site with pages being dynamically generated using Web user controls. The portal architecture enabled the site to be branded for various storefronts with no changes to the core framework. Worked on improving search page performance and bugs. Developed administrative components that would allow site admins to modify content, such as editor’s pick lists or new releases. The site and admin tools were developed in VB.NET with web service interaction between the UI and business layer. Also developed backend sales and activity reports using SQL Server Reporting Services.
Technology: VB.NET, ASP.NET, .NET Framework 1.1, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server Reporting Services, Bug Tracker, Visual Source Safe

Team Lead/.NET Developer

Fiserv – Interactive Technologies
Financial Services Industry
September 2004 – August 2005

Employed as a VB.NET developer in the Research and Development team. The area’s primary responsibility was the redesign and development of the new Advantage 6.0, billing system, framework and components. The new system was developed using the .NET framework, VB.NET, and ASP.NET. The architecture was redesigned as an object-oriented solution based on multiple design patterns (i.e. MVC, Template, and Abstract Factory). Participated in architecture design sessions, developed proof of concepts using Windows and Web user controls, designed a common user interface across both Windows and Web, and implemented abstract and RDBMS specific data layers. Served as team lead during the transition of the project to the development team.
Technology: VB.NET, ASP.NET, NET Framework 1.1, SQL Server 2000, Oracle, UML

Senior Developer

Prudential Financial
Financial Services Industry
June 2001 – August 2004

Served as a Visual Basic developer and systems analyst. Implemented a feed used to populate insurance agent data into a case management system called Commerce Agency. The feed was developed in Visual Basic using XML technology and Oracle. Responsibilities included mapping the data elements to the data model, analysis of the system, and implementation of the feed. Developed a reporting engine with Crystal Reports and VB to be used for commission tracking and HR purposes. In addition, worked as developer on the Outbrokerage Website. Agents use the site to access information related to the Prudential General Agency. The site was developed using the Retail Portal standards of XML and XSL. Worked on a reconciliation module used to reconcile commission information. Also designed and developed Field Management Reports using VB and Excel. The data for the reports is received from both an outside carrier and an internal business area and is loaded into an Oracle database for storage. Territorial vice presidents and directors use the reports to monitor field agent productivity on a weekly and YTD basis. The reports are generated weekly and emailed out to the recipients as part of a batch process.
Technology: VB, COM, ORACLE, Crystal Reports, XML, XSL

Sr. Programmer

Travel Management Partners Inc
Travel & Tourism Industry
November 1999 – May 2001

Served as the lead Visual Basic programmer developing and designing an online reservation system for the corporate traveler. The system was built from scratch and allowed users to make travel reservations for air, car, and hotel using an Internet browser. Responsibilities included writing the technical specifications, designing the database layout, writing the PERL parsers, and implementing COM objects written in Visual Basic. The COM objects provided all the functionality needed to communicate with the Computerized Reservation System (CRS) and the ASP pages. In addition, assisted in the design of an online meeting reservation system for the Meetings department. Designed the database and aided in the programming of the system.
Technology: VB, COM, PERL, ASP, HTML, SQL Server

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