SYSTEMS ARCHITECT UX Design - Computer Based Testing - System Analysis - System Design
*UX Design - Designed next generation CBT components utilizing the LeanUX methodology.
*Computer-Based Testing - Experience in all aspects of CBT from business analysis through system deployment. Designed and developed authoring, scoring and delivery systems in support of CBT for several companies.
*Web-Centric Applications - Experience in managing and delivering Web based projects. Projects were designed for use in the public and education sectors.
*Test Creation Software - Experience in collecting user requirements to develop software and database to author and edit test items, append item descriptor and statistical information, and develop test forms for production.
Led change management initiatives to improve productivity and workflow by 500%.
Systems Engineer Ewing, NJAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants AICPA/Jan 2003 to Current
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional association of CPAs.
The AICPA develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination which is designed to identify candidates with the knowledge and skills in a manner to protect the public interest.
The CBT-version of the Uniform CPA Examination was launched in 2004.
Analyzed business needs and designed systems to improve and streamline operations including item development and authoring, exam delivery and scoring, and to insure the candidate experience allows optimum performance:.
Designed prototypes using LeanUX for next generation exam delivery system.
Worked with business owner to develop specification, storyboard and, use case documents.
Worked with research team to develop, test and deploy a Sample Test application using ClickOnce technology.
Created prototypes and designed proof-of-concepts for exam Graphical User Interface and front-end architecture elements including item display and test navigation.
The recommended design included Object Oriented Programming and Object Oriented Design.
Analyzed existing item types and interfaces and integrated them into the test delivery system.
Designed and created a word processing item type to replace existing version.
Created an on-screen tape calculator to address candidate issues with existing calculator.
Built a cross-functional team to develop a specification.
Implemented prototype for usability testing.
Co-developed and enhanced the XML-based examination definition language for the test delivery system.
Improved the research item type based on fluid specifications with short delivery deadlines.
Developed and executed test plans for implementation of applications.
Interviewed and worked closely with business owners such as test developers, researchers and psychometricians, and external shareholders to create requirements, specifications and project plans to replace manual or error-prone tasks.
Created the following applications in support of these efforts:.
Automated candidate requests for re-score.
The first iteration of the application resulted in a nine-fold increase in processing rate and the second iteration another eight-fold increase in processing rate.
In all, process automation realized a re-score request process improvement from four per hour to over 300 per hour.
Simulation Item Analysis report for use by committee members and staff.
This application performs complex statistical analyses for various constructed-response items and provides a report that flags poor performing items and identifies potential scoring problems.
Simulation Interim Database comparison report used by internal staff.
This report improved the process by automating record comparison, reducing staff time and improving quality of analysis.
Analyzed and developed systems in support of the national, university-based "Pretest Network":.
Specified and designed a test delivery system to enable the AICPA to field test new item types and user interfaces in an effort to improve the candidate experience.
Modified system design based on business owner and user feedback.
Supported the Project Management Office in implementation of a new item management system:.
Provided technical support to external vendor and cross-functional project team in defining business requirements, architectural design, and use case inventory.
Developed an operational transition plan that identified potential failure points and provided a contingency plan in the event of a failure.
Several contingency plans were executed during the transition.
Provided technical leadership in support of Examinations Team systems implementation, maintenance, and controls:.
Developed supporting business process and procedure documentation and trained staff in the use of new systems and applications.
Audited releases of vendor-supported systems to ensure that adequate testing had been done, and oversaw installation of releases.
Represented the Examinations Team in information technology security meetings and acted as technical lead for systems audits.
Supported Examinations staff in resolving computing problems including recommending hardware and software configurations to meet user needs.
Consultant Princeton, NJThe Chauncey Group International/Jan 1999 to Jan 2003
Provided consulting services as a system analyst and developer working on the April 2004 launch of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination:.
Developed authoring software components to automate creation of test definition files.
Authored initial simulation item types in HTML and XML for proof of concept and committee review.
Developed Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to standardize item formatting and reduce simulation item development time.
Developed simulation and multiple choice item scoring routines.
Provided operational support for test production staff members.
Bachelor of Science: Computer ScienceRutgers University, Cook College1980New Brunswick, NJ