|Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming
|Desired Job Location: Metro, District of Columbia
||Date Posted: 6/13/2007
|Type of Position: Contractor
||Availability Date: 6/18/2007
|Desired Wage: Negotiable
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: No
My current goal is to move from a development intensive role to a program management role, while remaining closely involved with the planning and implementation of the project's given application.
Tom Rota Consulting 1995–Present
Design and implement small to medium (40 gigs) sized databases on MS SQL Server 7 for 24/7 use.
Design and write systems that let clients integrate data from multiple office locations.
Migrate data from old MS Access and SQL schemas to new SQL schemas using T-SQL stored
procedures, BCP and DTC.
Write various tools, stored procedures and queries in T-SQL for cleaning data.
Configure SQL Servers, set up security, indexes, backups, email alerts, etc...
Help clients define solutions to business problems by creating logical processes.
Review existing code, make improvements, and aid clients' companies less able developers.
Set up and configure various 3rd party applications that use ODBC and SQL Server or Access.
Write command line utilities in VB to process data in flat files so that it may be used across multiple
Write web sites running on Unix/Apache machines, and sites for Windows NT and Windows 2000.
Provide ongoing support to modify and maintain previously written apps and associated data.
IStartVentures, LLC 1999 – 2000
Senior Software Development Engineer
Designed several V1.0 projects using 3 tiered architecture, ADSI, LDAP, SQL and COM.
Owned the SQL level/layer during development of projects.
Designed and implemented databases used by thousands of simultaneous users.
Wrote technical specifications for projects, detailed to object and function level.
Maintained version control for projects through development lifecycles using VSS.
Interviewed technically inclined applicants.
Appraised feasibility of potential products (i.e. should/can we build it).
Helped marketing clarify product requirements, and organize features per version.
Mentored junior developers and testers, helped them schedule tasks, and reviewed their code.
Wrote an interesting PIN & Password generator in T-SQL for use in an encrypted, secure
Defined data replication requirements and implemented them on SQL Server 7.
Microsoft Corporation 1996 – 1999
Designed and wrote sample eCommerce stores for Commerce Server.
Worked on V1.0 of MSN Plaza, concentrating on a storefront for Avon.
Imported and exported orders, data and creative items for several stores.
Designed and wrote the Ad Manager for the Ad Server.
Wrote the help system framework for Site Server.
Aided test engineers in development of scripts for automated testing.
Aided in the development and deployment of Dictionary, SimpleList and Catalogue COM objects.
Used XML, ADO and some Commerce Server specific commands to manipulate data.
Wrote demo's to highlight features of Commerce Server to division level managers.
Worked on an internal auction site (utilizing COM, VB, VBScript, Jscript and SQL) used by 1,000's
of people to raise money for the United Way.
Took some C and C++ classes.
Worked in groups to ship 3 versions of software and 4 commerce enabled web sites.
eShop, inc. 1995 - 1996
Worked with merchants (Tower Records, 1800 Flowers, etc…) to get their products online at eShop
Improved the order fulfillment and tracking system running on Solaris, NT and Macs.
Wrote a database for tracking design change requests using HTML, Perl and flat files.
Imported merchant data and creative items.
Wrote a storefront for Felissimo in shopScript, a C like language.
Mapped and performed data exchanges between Oracle, Excel, Access, Filemaker pro, and flat
B.A. in English Literature from the University of California, Riverside
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