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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.

I am 52... so I'm not going to inundate you with 37 years of work history so I'll keep it current and technologically focused.

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Software Company
Westborough, MA
2011 — 2017
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 by building a UI piece that integrated Cognos report views. The piece was later added to the main product and I have built several other usable applications that now reside within the product.

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.

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Verizon (contractor via Glotel Inc. | Volt Procurestaff)
Dallas, TX
2005 — 2009
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. 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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Collin County Community College, 2006

  • Introduction to UNIX Using Linux, Plano, TX
  • Cascading Style Sheets, Plano, TX

Boston University Corporate Education Center (BUCEC), 2000

  • 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
    • Client-side Programming: Enhancing Web Pages with JavaScript
    • 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


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