* Completed introductory and advanced DataStage training courses * Developed efficient ETL Jobs and Sequences using IBM's DataStage in a Windows-to-Linux environment - Extracted data from SQL Server and Oracle source databases, performed complicated data transformations, updated databases and/or created feed files for PeopleSoft and other target applications * Defined new data sources, designed job and other templates for team usage * Implemented “passwordless” SFTP between DataStage and remote servers * Defined standards and SDLC for this relatively new software * 3rd-level support backup * Migration of DataStage objects from Dev to Test and from Test to Prod * Presentation of and participation in Developer Peer Reviews
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) @ NASA Langley Research Center in HamptonApril 2001 - September 2013
* Provided outstanding services and support to the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Information Management Branch (IMB) and Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), primarily the Technical Library, proven by 13 years of excellent employee reviews and the receipt of numerous awards, nominations, and customer letters of appreciation for quality work and accomplishments * Customized/implemented 7 full-text searchable DSpace digital repository web sites -loaded 600,000+ docs and associated metadata - responsible for repository Content Mgmt. Developed and customized in Java, using Servlets and JSPs, these repositories were used to archive formal/informal technical publications and doc for completed projects and assured long-term accessibility to mission-critical data. * Used JSP and CSS to customize DSpace presentation layer according to customer requirements and classification of repository content * Designed/developed ETL interfaces in Java, with customized/complicated XML parsing in order to migrate data to/from DSpace PostgreSQL databases and other Tech. library apps * Developed a major software update to DSpace apps that improved Java load utility by 600% and provided new faceted search and bulk metadata editing features * Made extensive Java customizations to a new, secure instance of DSpace that were mandated in order to comply with access control provisions to ensure proper protection of sensitive data; modified app to incorporate OpenSSO; created detailed doc on these mods and the procedures to be used to provision accounts for new users of the site - resulted in approved production implementation by Network Configuration Control Board * Designed/developed complicated SQL queries to select, manipulate, and summarize data from relational databases, for input to Java and other programs; created customer ad-hoc queries and periodic reports to run in Cron jobs * PostgreSQL DBA and Oracle IPlanet web server administrator for all of LaRC’s DSpace web apps
* Analyzed business requirements, designed, developed, tested, and implemented complex retail Call Center applications, including Order Entry, Customer Inquiry, and Inventory Control in COBOL/CICS/DB2 * Developed complicated DB2 SQL queries for order statistics, ad-hoc queries, and batch transaction processing * Designed/developed automated “Free-Item” module to replace hard-coding in critical Order Entry applications that eliminated the need to frequently modify production COBOL/DB2 code each time company free item promotions changed – resulted in receipt of an award for excellent job performance * Designed/developed common error routine that provided real-time monitoring and resolution of production errors; also resulted in receipt of an award for excellent job performance * Designed/developed Clists that eliminated errors in critical production turnover process * Key backup for Spiegel web site support * Mentored Junior programmers * Rotated on-call production support for extensive and complicated nightly batch processing of web site orders, returns, customer information, and inventory, using “Remedy" * Company moved IT shop location from Hampton, VA to Chicago, IL in 2001 and laid off all Hampton IT staff
The College of William and MaryJanuary 1987 - August 1998
* Designed, developed, tested, implemented, and supported Higher Education applications written in COBOL/VSAM, COBOL/DB2, and NATURAL/DB2 on an IBM Mainframe with MVS and Z/OS operating systems * Performed business process analysis for numerous applications to define project definition and requirements using Software AG’s suite of RAD tools *Developed user-friendly documentation and training materials for new and modified applications * Designed/developed new Student Registration system in NATURAL/DB2 that replaced previously nightmarish manual registration process; worked closely with team developing online Treasurer’s office, Course catalog, and Student demographics interfaces; also worked closely with other teams to design and develop a “staggered windows” method of access to the new registration system to avoid system overload when Registration “opened”; worked with other teams to design/develop method of communicating assigned access windows to students * Performed extensive business process analysis of Campus Police emergency dispatch policies and procedures in order to develop an online emergency dispatch system to replace a previously manual one; designed and developed both the DB2 database and application, using NATURAL, Construct, and Predict; received awards from Campus Police and management for excellent performance in the development of this application where all entries to the call/dispatch database were interfaced with a criminal suspect database that was used as an investigative tool in campus criminal activity * Installed and implemented a Human Resource system COTS package, “Information Associates/SCT Banner (HRS)”; received numerous accolades and awards for excellent job performance * Mentored Junior programmers * Rotated on-call nightly production support * Developed training materials and presented software training classes to programming staff * Delivered technical presentations on W&M apps at Nat'l technical conferences/User group meetings
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