For the past twenty-two years I have been involved in the design, development, installation, and implementation of enterprise wide applications as a consultant. I have worked for some of the Fortune 100 international companies in the manufacturing, telecommunications and personal insurance industries. I have also perform custom development for small local real estate management, distribution, and bail bond companies. I DO have the experience, knowledge, and ability required to grasp your needs and solve your issues on time and within your budget.
I provide cost-effective custom solutions for small to medium sized business that range from from a single purpose to complete systems. Some examples of the services that I provide are server hardware, operating systems and software installation and configuration, desktop hardware, operating systems and software installation and configuration, database and general software development, training on COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) software as well as custom development that I perform.
I do not give a low bid just to come back later and adjust the bid for the agreed functional. However, if there is a change in the requirements, there will be an adjustment in in the price unless a separate private job is created. The project is not complete until you say it is. Depending on the project, there is a bug fix period of 15, 30, 45, or 60 days.
Americans putting Americans to work and keeping them working. Think before off-shoring.
I cannot compete with the prices of Sri Lanka, China, India, Pakistan, and other 3rd world countries. However, I am within 2 time zones (located in central time zone). I speak English as a native language since I was born and raised in America to American parents. I also do not restrict my development to the exact limits of the work requested. I actually do analysis and propose enhancements that provide more efficient and ease of use solution. Most are built within the price of the contact. I remain in contact with my customer with every other day update emails and at least once a week phone call, skype or WebEx meetings if desired.
General Services Administration - US Government
2011 - 2012
Business Analyst - research technical issues report by end users and either document this issue and propose solution. If the research did not provide the enough information, interviewed end users to get the exact details of the issue and proposed documented solutions.
IDC Technologies, Incorporated
Technical Lead / Project Manger
2009 - 2010
This was a Clarify CRM upgrade and migration project for an international electronics manufacturer headquartered in the United States that involved on-shore and off-shore resources. The server and database where migrated from HP-UX / Oracle 9i to Sun Solaris / Oracle 10g while the application was updated 2 version releases.
Provided day-to-day direction to on-shore and off-shore team members in creating various project documentation, process flow, and technical issue tracking and resolution.
Reviewed documentation produced by the team for content and correctness prior to sharing with Program Manager and client's team members.
Facilitated meetings that contained non-technical and technical attendees to report project status as discuss technical issue and resolutions as appropriate.
2008 - 2009
As a contract Application Manger for an international lumber and building products manufacturer headquartered in the United States, I was responsible tor the daily maintenance of the application, development of customizations and user issue resolution. This included 3 separate versions of Clarify MS Windows Sever 2005 / MS Sql 2005 and Sun Solaris / Oracle 9i.
Daily tasks included but not limited to user creation and password rests, configuration items, and general support issues that were not connected directly with the application such as hardware and software or interfaces to / from external systems / providers.
Project work followed a complete SDLC process as defined by the client PMO. This included documenting requirements, technical design, test cases and training for the new functionality in addition to developing functionality. Weekly status reports were provided to Department Manager in written and oral formats at weekly department meetings.
PRC Consulting, Incorporated
Business Analyst - Sales Quote Process
2008 - 2008
Provided contact Business Analyst services to an major Accounting and ERP manufacturer for the Sales Quote process of a Quote to Cash process for their in-house use. Based on very high level requirements, interviewed client's SME's to refine and document those requirements in Use Case formats. From those drafted, refined and finalized the functional specifications for development.
Red River Systens, LLC
Clarify Application Specialist
2006 - 2008
Client was an international insurer and risk management company that had over 400 users of the Clarify CRM application at any given time. Provide services to client included development within the applications tools, tier 2 and 3 end user support, business analysis and project management for small to medium sized projects there the development team was off-shore.
Newt-Global Consulting, LLC
2005 - 2006
As a consultant to a telecommunications company located in the the United States, provided development services in Clarify based on provided technical specifications as well as one person projects following an Agile type SDLC process. These included integration to external applications or data feeds from those applications through middle ware.
As per the eLance Code of Conduct - I will no longer provided custom proof of concepts / prototypes or any other work without being awarded the project or initial project milestone, accordance to eLance policies prior to commencement of work. If you desire a POC/prototype then create a fully funded private fixed bid job for me.
I am not adverse to traveling to a location but all expenses incurred will be reimbursed by the customer weekly or on the last day of the visit whichever is the shortest duration. Travel rates are"
Local(50 miles or less) rate is $25.00 + $.30 a mile
Up to 100 miles $50.00 + $.50 a mile
Over 100 Air fare, meals, lodging (if required), and rental car/transportation