Alternative solution, cost and benefit identification/evaluation
Software development in Java, C++, C#
Agile software development
Web-based, client/server, mobile, and desktop applications development tools
Design and bug patterns
RFI, RFQ, RFP processes
Search engine optimization
Software Architect, 01/2014 to CurrentiCARE - IDHW － Boise, ID
Formulated a phased implementation strategy to develop a new Child Welfare licensing subsystem that adheres to the Federal CCWIS requirements.
Mentored the technical development lead in designing a replacement document generation subsystem that will work with the existing iCARE system and the new CWIS.
Designed and architected an external portal for external Child Welfare partners.
The external portal will be used as a framework for additional external partner modules.
Architected the logical and physical data models for an external portal that will share specific presenting issue information to law enforcement partners.
Architected a solution to generate IRS 1095B forms for qualified Child Welfare recipients.
The solution integrated with the Adobe LiveCycle document generation process used by the Idaho self-reliance application.
Provided consulting to the Automated Systems Program Manager and iCARE staff on Function Point Analysis and agile software development.
Guided process mapping exercises with the Child Welfare users and iCARE scrum team to expose and document the as-is processes for eligibility determination and development/support cycles.
Project Manager / ScrumMaster / Technical Lead, 01/2010 to CurrentITP KIDS - IDHW － Boise, ID
Successfully managed a $3.4M project to rewrite an automated system for Idaho's Infant Toddler Program.
Since production deployment in April 2013, ITP KIDS has managed over $8M of services to children 0-3 years old with developmental delays.
Managed the project through all phases of the SDLC.
Worked closely with the development and business teams to define and document the as-is and to-be process flows for the Infant Toddler Program and the ITP KIDS application.
Developed web services to allow other IDHW applications to access ITP KIDS data.
ScrumMaster for the ITP KIDS development team during the development, deployment, and maintenance phases of the system.
Software Architect / ScrumMaster, 02/2014 to 02/2015Mainframe Migration Project - IDHW － Boise, ID
Architected a server-based replacement infrastructure using Modern System's Application Transparency Platform (ATP), Micro Systems Micro Focus, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Architected a continuous integration build solution that used Jenkins and Subversion to detect changes to COBOL code and automatically build and deploy object modules to the proper libraries on Micro Focus.
Mentored project team members in agile software development and provided Scrum training to the project team members.
Board of Director Member, 02/2013 to 02/2013Your Health Idaho － Boise, ID
Appointed by Idaho Governor Butch Otter to be on the Your Health Idaho Board of Directors as the representative of the small business owners.
Appointed by Chairman Weeg to be the Chairman of the IT Subcommittee.
Facilitated workgroup meetings with the IT Subcommittee members and IDHW management to develop a year one strategy for the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange to use the Federal Facilitated Marketplace (FFM).
Participated in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to identify and select a vendor to implement a state-based health insurance marketplace for Idaho.
Owner / Internet Marketer, 01/2011 to CurrentConsistent Internet Income LLC － Boise, ID
Successfully created AdSense and authority websites in various micro and health niches.
Applied on-page and off-page Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to rank the websites on the search engines for targeted keywords.
Developed online marketing campaigns to market and promote the websites using organic and paid traffic.
Software Architect / ScrumMaster, 01/2011 to 01/2013Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Project - IDHW － Boise, ID
Designed and created the conceptual and logical architecture for the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange.
The conceptual and logical diagrams were included in the Idaho Level 1 Implementation grant response.
The project was awarded 20.4 million dollars for Level 1 implementation, the majority of which was for software developments and systems integration.
Completed the development and IT resource plan to implement the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange.
ScrumMaster for the IHIE Project technical and business teams.
Technical Lead / Software Architect, 01/2008 to 01/2009MOCS Project - IDHW － Boise, ID
Created the technical infrastructure for the MOCS developed applications.
Worked with ITSD to ensure that the technical infrastructure aligned with ITSD's technical infrastructure.
Mentored the technical teams to architect solutions that are compatible with ITSD's technical infrastructure.
Trained and mentored two ScrumMasters on the MOCS project.
Technical Lead, 01/2006 to 01/2008EPICS Replacement Project - IDHW － Boise, ID
Led a talented architecture team to develop tools and processes for the five development scrum teams.
Evaluated the C-IV system architecture to determine the feasibility transferring the system to Idaho and using the system for Idaho's self-reliance program.
Led the IT architecture team that implemented the core C-IV system on ITSD's technical infrastructure.
ScrumMaster for two development Scrum teams.
Worked closely with the Product Owner to ensure that the product backlog was up-to-date and prioritized.
Worked with the Product Owner and Project Managers to resolve team impediments.
Project Manager, 01/2002 to 01/2006Idaho Health Alert Network - IDHW － Boise, ID
Successfully managed the project resources, progress, completion timeframes, and $1.65M budget while exceeding project sponsor milestones and targets.
Worked closely with the Idaho Department of Health Administrator and the Idaho Health District Administrators on statewide deployment planning and implementation.
Worked closely with ITSD management and the Idaho HAN stakeholders to ensure that the developed solution aligned with ITSD's technical infrastructure and Idaho HAN business needs.
Consultant / Software Developer, 01/2002 to 01/2004Simple Solutions － Meridian, ID
Developed an application in Delphi for loan officers.
The application presented a video to the client and recorded the client watching the video.
The recorded video was archived onto a CD-R/RW disc in the client's file.
Developed an amortization application that calculated the loan programs available to the client based on factors like loan value, down payment, and payment terms.
Project Manager, 01/2001 to 01/2006Idaho NEDSS Project - IDHW － Boise, ID
Successfully developed and implemented a corrective action plan to realign the $715K project to the project objectives after being appointed as the recovery project manager.
Managed the project to ensure the milestones were met, project costs were in-line with the budget, and the identified equipment was acquired, installed, and accessible to the project at the appropriate times.
The Idaho NEDSS project was acknowledged by HHS as one of the fastest implementations of the NEDSS base system in the US.
Worked closely with the Idaho Department of Health business leaders on a transition and migration plan to ensure a smooth transition from the disparate automated systems that were used by the seven Health Districts to the Idaho NEDSS system.
Bachelor of Science:Computer ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University － Blacksburg, VA
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Scrum Alliance:2006J2EE Architecture and Patterns using Eclipse, ExecuTrain,
Senior-level IT professional with government experience and proven track record of applying appropriate, practical technologies that meet business needs while minimizing risks. Motivated achiever with demonstrable ability to recommend enhancements to technical and business processes. Outstanding project manager who coordinates communications, information, and highly skilled professionals to meet technology needs and evaluate progress while assuring smooth, efficient projects and activities. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communicator who can deliver effective presentations, consult on technology projects, and maintain collaborative relationships. Exceptional problem-solver with keen ability to resolve technology issues, provide for system enhancements, analyze/define business processes for improvement, define, design, develop, and implement highly successful automated solutions, as well as find solutions where others have failed.