Seeking senior position in software/solution/technology development, combining project leadership, programming, system design and administration with innovative abilities. Should include a flexible environment with creative latitude and appreciation of individual attainment. Particular interests include software development, automating processes, electronics, developing integrated solutions and creative problem solving.
I'm probably not interested in anything under $120k/yr. For other areas of the country please convert from Cincinnati, Ohio to local cost of living. In a field where experience and age typically get used against you, please don't consider someone like me for a small job. I'm best suited for a position where you can benefit from my experience and background. For offers that would require me to leave Cincinnati, I'm more likely to consider offers that come with a signing bonus and paid move/relocation expenses. For recruiters; I'm not interested in temporary assignments. Please don't send me email asking for a copy of my resume in Microsoft Word format. If you are unable to cut and paste this version of the document, you may not be skilled enough to properly recruit a technical resource at my level. No offence intended, just a reality revealed to someone who has been around as long as me.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical
Center, Lead Software Developer - Cincinnati, Ohio
Duties include: Web Application Development with ASP.NET (ASPX) .Net 1.1, 2.0, 3.5 and 4.0. also COM+ object based software development using Visual Basic 6.0, SilverLight 2.0 (XAML), HTML/XML, ASP, Java Script, C# on the IIS platform. Interface development and Administration using TIBCO. Software development and design (using UML - Enterprise Architect and Rational) Source code management with SourceSafe and Team Foundation, Virtual Server Configuration and support with VMWare as well as project management, planning, and managing contractors. MS Access and MS SQL Server database design. SQL Report design using Active Reports and SQL Server Reporting Services. Other languages skill-sets worth mentioning include; DOS Batch, Unix Shell, C, C++, Python and Processing. I have acquired skills for Epic Systems integration requiring proficiency using InterSystem's Caché and the MUMPS development language. I attended Epic Install Utilities, Epic Chronicles Programmer I (Chronicles/MUMPS Development) and II (Chronicles aware VB Active-X Hyperspace form development) training. Some projects that I have worked on have received international recognition for the hospital. Most recently Cincinnati Children's was ranked number 1 in the health care category and number 2 overall in the 2009 Information Week magazine listing of the top 500 innovators. This was our third year on the list! Applications that were recognized were ones I contributed to, for example on our Fetal Care Center Portal, I constructed most of the reports using SSRS and our Patient/Family Portal called MyCareConnection is a multi-clinic portal where I was the lead developer for its usability design and initial Phase 1 release.
I am also an executive committee alum of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Family Advisory Council which helps the hospital focus on providing the best Family Centered Care possible. This was/is some of the most rewarding volunteer work I have done outside of my professional role as a software developer.
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|1988-1988||Radio Systems Installer and Closed Circuit TV Repairman for Combined Technologies Inc. - Cincinnati, Ohio|
|1984-1988||U.S. Navy, Avionics Technician and A-4 Plane Captain (Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron VAQ-33) - Naval Air Station Key West, Florida|
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At the time of updating this resume' EPIC Software is the 800lb gorilla in the healthcare industry. I was fortunate enough to attend some Epic developer training at their Madison Wisconsin headquarters. To qualify you must submit code in both MUMPS (using the M Standard) and Visual Basic 6.0 (their Hyperspace product uses ActiveX heavily). If you prove your level of proficiency is high enough you are allowed to attend their chronicles developer training classes. Having been involved in one of their largest Epic implementations, I'd like to mention a skill I offer that seems to really add value. A large challenge when implementing this suite of products comes from migrating and integrating data from existing systems into the various EPIC modules. I have been very successful in developing automated EPIC j^import xml (.xls) files that can be dynamically generated from existing non-Epic systems. This gives your organization the ability to either simplify the migration of data from non-Epic systems into the new Epic system. This is not like developing Hl7 interfaces for real-time system to system transactional data. This is very useful when you cannot use known Epic Bridges interface solutions and still need to migrate data into Epic on a regular basis. This is for importing large data chunks into Epic using the Epic j^import tools. I was able to resolve some 11th hour system data integration issues by developing dynamic imports that leverages these tools to synchronize the Epic data with data generated within existing systems. I was also able to develop tools which allowed our institution to keep some existing processes and approval workflows in place allowing them to keep using a known good solution and generate regularly timed imports to update the Epic product with the recent changes. Tools such as this lessen the pain of a Epic implementation and allow your organization the freedom to keep known successful processes and systems in place.