The success or failure of any project, product or policy starts and ends with early and continued stakeholder involvement.
My work focuses on delivering business value by figuring out what people need and seeing that they get it. Over the course of my career, I have written and delivered a number of successful software applications.
In one capacity or another, I have done things as diverse as facilitating vision and scope definition, gathering requirements and recommending solutions, liaising between stakeholders and engineers, prototyping, and creating user manuals, product management, change management and mentoring. As well as, of course, writing code.
Motivating success throughout an entire software development process requires a passion for getting the product delivered, and empathy for everyone involved. It also requires a diverse combination of hard and soft skills: understanding the business reasons to create a product, interviewing users, stakeholders and engineers, functional and technical design, programming, quality assurance, change management, risk management, training, documentation, and more.
I have built my career on successful design and delivery of software applications. If you can use someone with a wide range of skills, who can help you design and deliver a product on time and on budget, that does what it sets out to do, then I would be delighted to discuss your needs with you.
New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority, Analyst/Senior Programmer
Identified security flaw in company check writing system allowing for disbursement files to be edited outside of controls. Researched, documented, proposed and implemented security measures that included secured directories and control hashtags embedded in batch files for verification. Resulting in 100% lock-down of check writing system and prevention of fraud or tampering.
Staples Inc., Senior Programmer/Analyst
Evaluated commercial install software for releasing version update to in house software development. Documented functionality, scope, and process flow for install program. Developed test data, plans and success criteria. Introduction of automated install process eradicated CRC errors, lost data due to program crashes and ensured all users ran correct version.
Progress Software Inc., Programmer, Trainer, Consultant
Collaborated with marketing department to lead conversion of printed marketing collateral to digital format, reducing costs of printing and distributing 300-page catalog by 80%. Efforts entailed prototyping and testing of proposed CD-ROM catalog and supporting application written to display value added reseller products to prospective clients.
Successfully created and developed prosperous farm operation for local customers and restaurants in NH.
Consulted and led design, development and deployment of website to increase council internet and social presence. Utilizing Google Analytics evaluated and presented to council visitor traffic, behavior flow and acquisition metrics.
Certificate Id: 810522