INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST
Expert results-driven application development professional with extensive experience in all phases of the application development life cycle. Have gained extensive knowledge and experience while participating in and directing the analysis, planning, development, and implementation a range of software applications to support critical business function and objectives. Hand-on experience in development of systems including systems specifications, software design, testing, implementation and staff training.
Areas of Expertise
System Analysis And Design
Development of system specifications
Data Migration and Data Translation
Languages: Visual Basic .Net, ASP .NET, SQL, XML, HTML,Visual FoxPro, SQL Server, SAS, HIPAA, EDI and HTML
DBMS: Oracle, SQL Server, PL/SQL, Stored Procedures, Triggers, MS Access
O/S: Windows (9x/NT/2000/Server/XP/Vista/7, MSDOS, and UNIX, Linux(Ubuntu, Centos, Red Hat), Mac OSX
Software: Crystal Reports, MS Office, SPSS, BizTalk, Visual SourceSafe and Erwin
Other: Photoshop, Aftereffects, FrontPage, Visio, X12, Moodle, WordPress
Certified NY State Department of Education
Develop and taught various computer technology courses. Developed and implemented application to track school inventory. Conducted professional development for teachers related to educational software and technology. Developed curricula for new course in Visual Basic and Java.
o Increased the use of education technology within the school
o Increased the number of computer related courses conducted within the school
o Completely networked several classrooms
o Developed several technology related extra-curricular activities.
Senior Programmer Analyst
Retained to transition the company from a paper-based medical billing system to electronic medical billing. Was the lead analyst/programmer on the project and conducted the full life-cycle development effort. Interviewed front office personnel to develop and specify workflow procedures and develop the GUI interfaces for the systems . Designed the data access forms and the database. Worked with the State and other payers to develop and test data formatting requirement and data transmission protocols. Developed training manuals and trained staff in the use of the system.
o System was completed and implemented on time and under budget
o Cash flow increased by over 20 percent
o Installed servers and workstations and configured basic system security.
o Trained staff in using the data transmission software to successfully transmit billing data to various payers.
Multiplan, Inc. 2000-2003
Recruited to transition insurance claims re-pricing application from FoxPro. On this project was the lead developer. The documentation for the existing system was almost non-existing. Was responsible for reading the code, testing the various components of the system and developing the specifications for the new system. Evaluated alternative platforms for the new systems and developed cost benefit analysis of alternative recommendations. Developed the application using Visual Basic .Net and the existing Oracle RDBMS. Completed database design and did a complete data migration from FoxPro to Oracle. Did most of the programming and testing of the systems and successfully implemented the system. Was responsible for installation on the users' works stations and user training and support.
o Designed and developed HIPAA compliant EDI systems facilitating transactions worth millions of dollars.
o Designed, developed and implemented various HCFA 1500 data entry systems for entering and editing and re-pricing claims
o Designed, developed, and implemented various data translation systems to move data among various industry standard formats
o (NFS, HIPAA, Medicaid)
Consultant - Senior Programmer/Analyst Project Leader
Retained to provide desktop support for end-users. Was responsible for database administration and Unix system administration.
Promoted to projected leader to migrate FoxPro application to Y2k compliant system. Hands-on experience leading all stages of the development efforts, including requirements definition, system architecture, application design, testing and implementation.
Interviewed and selected team members. Worked with end-users to develop the system and application design. Selected the application development and production platforms . Was responsible for data modeling and database design and creation. Migrated data from FoxPro to Oracle. Designed over 30 forms, dialog boxes, menus and DDE interface to MsWord. Developed reports using Crystal Reports.
o Created user guides and trained over 20 staff in the used of the new system
o Achieved seamless cutover on January 2, 2000.
o Completed the project on time and under budget
Primary responsibility data management and programming to support Research Analysts. Used a variety of tools including FoxPro, Visual Basic, MSAccess, SAS and SPSS to create data sets, statistical reporting and data management functions. Developed and maintained several applications in FoxPro for data collection and data storage.
o Created complete data collection system for research project including data transmission procedures from local sites to head office.
o Conducted field training of system in data collection sites in two States
o Created data sets for research analysts
o Completed the project on time and under budget
Cable and Wireless JA. Limited
Senior Training Officer - Computer Systems 1989-1992
Managed the computer training function within a large corporate training facility
o Identified training needs, developed of courses, wrote training manuals, hired and supervised trainers
o Scheduled trainers and facilities to meet high demand for computer training
o Conducted courses both on the job and in the classroom
o Evaluated and recommended hardware and software
o Budgeted for the computer-training department
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
New York Institute of Technology
MBA - Management of Information Systems
University of the West Indies
English, Mass Communications, Mass Communications Research
Mico Teachers College
Certificate in Education, Management of Educational Projects
References available on request