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Nov. 1999 to present: Class.com, Lincoln, NE
¬… Designed and developed complex relational databases.
o Registration database keeps track of students, instructors, courses and registrations.
o Links database keeps track of the health of thousands of Internet hyperlinks used in Class.com’Äôs courses.
o Learning Object database keeps track of the content of Class.com’Äôs courses and the interrelationships between the different pieces of each course.
o Standards Alignment database keeps track of the educational benchmarks specified by most states, and how those benchmarks align with the learning objects that make up Class.com courses.
o Software Change Request database keeps track of the implementation of changes to Class.com software.
¬… Designed and implemented a number of web-based applications essential to the business. These include an on-line course registration system; course development tools; and several in-house tools that are used to populate and interface with the abovementioned databases.
Oct. 1997 to Nov. 1999: Metromail/Experian Corp., Lincoln, NE
IT Technical Specialist
Oracle database applications programmer; documentation specialist.
Aug. 1993 to Aug. 1997: Cliffs Notes, Inc., Lincoln, NE
Team leader of the StudyWare programming team. Designed, authored and maintained code for a commercial line of educational software titles, including both "single-user" and "network" versions. Designed, authored and maintained a number of in-house data-preparation/conversion utilities, which helped reduce product development cycle from 12 months to 6 months. Additional achievements:
¬… Wrote user documentation for marketed products and in-house utilities.
¬… Wrote extensive data specifications and functional specifications.
¬… Authored and/or edited much of the educational source material in several marketed software titles.
¬… Co-designed and implemented Cliffs' formal software testing process.
¬… Assisted in maintenance of company's World Wide Web site (updated HTML files, Perl CGI scripts).
¬… Assisted in configuration of AppleTalk (LocalTalk/EterTalk) LAN's.
¬… Produced CD-R's for testing and for production prototypes.
June 1982 to Aug. 1993: Northrop Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Software Engineer (6/87 - 8/93)
Designed, authored and maintained avionics simulation software.
Test Engineer (1/85 - 6/87)
Developed test procedures and conducted formal tests of avionics simulation software.
Quality Assurance Engineer (1/84 - 1/85)
Verified & validated avionics simulation software.
Systems Programmer/Analyst (6/82 - 1/84)
Maintained inventory tracking software.
June 1979 to June 1982: Bechtel Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Programmer/User Support Rep. (5/81 - 6/82)
Administered Image/Query database on HP-3000. Wrote report generators. Assisted database users.
Programmer (6/79 - 5/81)
Maintained/enhanced engineering software.
I've worked on the following machines and operating systems, and have written programs and scripts in the following languages:
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