WIP,... may or may not ever be completed. Ya,... probably not, the following was purely a test run,...
So, my first ever paid Internet position,... April 2000.
My first Internet position was via a talent agency, who graciously picked me up right out of the Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC) Web Designer program. I actually quit my day job delivering propane and went all in for the career change. I attended the program full-time days for 4 months, it was worth every penny.
Fast-forward 17 years, I now work for one of the top ranked EHR software companies in a development capacity.
- Introduction to UNIX Using Linux, Plano, TX
- Cascading Style Sheets, Plano, TX
Web Design Certificate, Tyngsboro, MA
- Planning Web Sites
- Designing Web Pages with HTML
- Creating and Managing Web Solutions Using Microsoft Front Page 2000
- Adobe Photoshop
- Information & Media Design for the Web
- Introduction to Programming
- Introduction to Relational Databases using Microsoft SQL Server
- Server-side Programming: Creating Active Server Pages with VBScript
New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS), 1992
- Class A CDL, Brockton, MA
United States Army Reserve, 1988
- 5th Armored Calvary, Ft Devens, MA
United States National Guard, 1983 — 1988
North High School, 1983
- General Academia, Framingham, MA
I am 52,... so I'm not going to inundate you with 37 years of work history. I'll keep it current and technologically focused. Also grouped in the traditional resume style, descending.
Application Specialist | Developer:
I started as a customer facing tech, assisting customer needs within the billing and/or Practice Management side of the EHR product. Which more often than not, required taking a physical connection from my desktop to a customer server and/or workstation. Troubleshooting, debugging, documenting and resolving customer issues were routine.
I was able to quickly move into a developers role. While the team planned a UI piece and a vendor to implement it. I went home and built a deliverable. The piece was later added to the main product and I have built several other usable applications that now reside within the product as a result.
The product's primary reporting system utilizes IBM Cognos. I have been tasked to make and maintain several requested UI alterations which in a nutshell involves hacking the core UI code and bending it to fit the requirements. This included adding new interfaces which involved XSL transformations or XSLT. As a result I have an in-depth understanding of IBM Cognos its SDK and its multi-tier architecture.
Application Specialist | Developer:
I was contracted to Verizon during their initial FiOS Network build, Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) was the project title. I was initially responsible for contacting internal Central Office (CO) employees, around the country, whose responsibility was to setup all the initial physical network architecture. I would then validate the setup by connecting to the office devices via telnet to validate proper device connection. I'd drop an initial config into each newly installed device. Once complete I would create a Visio diagram reflecting the architecture and configurations as referenced.
Once we, as a team, had a process in place, I built some web based tools to track some work flow items. Once again, the deliverable got me inserted into a developers role. I was task to build and maintain an entire Intranet site for internal use, basically it was the FTTP project web presence internally.
After awhile I renegotiated my contract with another vendor inside Verizon and moved to Telecom Network Security, inside Verizon. There I was tasked to build a complete customized web based ticket system. Which assisted other contractors and support employees to handle calls from internal offices in support of the new network.
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