Senior Level System Development / Architecture. Continue to provide solutions to complex Information Technology / Business problems. To obtain a position as a Senior Level Developer where I can maximize my technical skills and experience. Demonstrated skills and competencies required of this position
I have been providing solutions to business issues in the Technology Industry throughout my career. While working for Auto-Owners Insurance Company, I was actively involved in the development of business and web applications which resulted in improving their market share through acquisitions of competing insurance businesses as well as improving Agent sales. Since being employed at State Farm, I have been thrust into designing, developing, and maintaining complex systems based on my ability to understand the business needs and providing solutions to meet them. A review of my resume should provide further highlights of my ability to meet the requirements depicted in this career opportunity.
Excellent organizational and Systems Analysis skills, with extensive knowledge and experience in the following:
DB2, IMS, SQL
Focus, RPG IV
SQL, Cold Fusion
Visual Basic, .Net
Mainframe, TSO, ISPF
Lead Systems Analyst01/2006 to CurrentState Farm Insurance CompaniesBloomington, IL
Upon joining the Federated Data Warehouse (FDW) after completing training seven weeks ahead of schedule, I was rapidly moved into satisfying service requests on the Fire Transactional Data Store (TDS).
My technical abilities enabled the FDW area to reallocate resources without impacting our service level agreements.
I was then asked to provide my abilities to the Enterprise Mining Environment (EME) effort in addition to providing continued support services for the Fire TDS.
The EME effort required me to assist in the development of complex applications to provide transactional Auto and Fire business joined with point-in-time looks of policy and loss data.
I was specifically requested to provide my capabilities on the high profile Managing Our Business (MOB) effort.
The MOB effort required us to design a solution that could attach Geographic Information Systems map data, along with the building and content exposure amounts, to the risk location associated to a specific latitude/longitude.
This MOB effort involved complex solutions to integrate FDW transactional (flat files) and point-in-time (RDBMS) data on the mainframe and then push this data to the new FDW architecture (UNIX) as an analytical database.
The MOB deliverable was considered a proof of concept to the Business Intelligence Reference Architecture (BIRA) infrastructure being built.
For many years to come, MOB will empower the corporation to more effectively manage the exposures and allow them to wisely expand their book of business.
Once MOB was proved to be a success I was the Subject Matter Expert in proceeding the design and development on the new FDW 2.0.
During this time we ported over many existing Applications into the new FDW 2.0.
This provided a lot of flexibility to the Business areas as they are now allowed to drill thru the data and create their own reporting.
Selected to go thru an extensive 3-month training plan as a J2EE developer in order to keep up with the great demand of new web applications.
During this training I have gained a lot of knowledge as a J2EE developer.
I was introduced to some new design patterns as well as new methodologies such as Agile and Test Driven Development.
After I completed the training I was then placed as the lead analyst on 3 new systems (Predictive Modeling Infrastructure, Predictive Modeling Management, and Dynamic Data Access).
In the Systems Department at Auto-Owners Insurance, because of my desire to provide solutions, responsibilities expanded quickly.
Starting with a small part in developing the Book of Business transfer batch system, I soon became one of the lead developers responsible for deploying this system.
Upon completion of the transfer batch system, I became the lead designer/developer on the first full scale Web System for the company.
This web application was an Agency Awards system that enabled the Agents to redeem rewards based on their annual performance.
Additional responsibilities at Auto-Owners Insurance included being the DB2 coordinator for the Agency, Marketing, and Web Research and Development departments.
Computer Programmer01/2004 to 01/2006Auto-Owners InsuranceLansing, MI
Worked on teams as a leader and a back-up programmer.
Converted existing CICS/COBOL programs to J2EE web based systems.
Designed/Developed one of the first full scale web systems for Agency Awards using J2EE.
Intern Computer Programmer01/2003 to 01/2004Ferris State UniversityBig Rapids, MI
Created many batch (JCL) and CICS COBOL programs.
Produced many Focus reports used for admission analytics.
Updated/Created Visual Basic programs and Access databases.
Updated many of the Web Focus processes dealing with classroom registrations.
Education and Training
B.S: Computer Information Systems2004FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITYBig Rapids, MIComputer Information Systems Graduated with Cum Laude honors.
2001JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGEJackson, MICompleted general studies and intro courses to Business and Computer Programming.
Bachelor of Science Degree: Computer Information Systems2004Ferris State UniversityBig Rapids, MIComputer Information Systems I continue my education by subscribing to weekly journals and attending classes through Udacity and Coursera in relevant Technologies.
Two-time state and national qualifier for COBOL programming through Business Professionals of America. The second year I placed first in the state and fifth in the nation. Two-time state qualifier in web development, placed in the top 10 both years. Maintained my position on the Dean's List throughout my entire Ferris State academic career. Graduated with higher honors. Lead/Designed/Developed successful high priority projects that resulted in substantial savings. Have received many awards throughout my career, most recently State Farm's Systems Excellence Award given to me 5 years in a row.