NOTE: the following are REAL client projects, many of them here in the
Inland Northwest. For privacy reasons, client and project names are not
shown on the website.
Architecture and Mentorship services for a highly-skilled team,
providing guidance, architecture, design, onsite training, and
component development. The Portal is an effort to consolidate
existing legacy apps and provide total flexibility for all user
types. The client, a Fortune 50 manufacturing company, is
quickly growing and needs to provide large business partners
(such as The GAP, Wal Mart, and Lowe's) with rapid on-boarding,
while maintaining the highest level of service.
High-availability clustering, user personalization,
targeted promotions, delegated administration,
and campaigns were some of the key BEA investment
technologies that returned maximum ROI.
In addition, we developed a plan for their
Enterprise Integration strategy and helped facilitate
strong and honest business relationships between GE and BEA.
A Trailblazing effort to consolidate hundreds of applications
into the Portal architecture. This major retailer has
invested over $1.6B in their new IT push, of which B2B is
one of the highest visibility and most important leading
projects. In addition, we built the B2A portal (intranet apps)
and provided expertise on a large B2C (online shopping)
re-write. Set the direction for future portal projects,
developing best practices and corporate-wide Portal standards,
tuned production clusters, provided guidance from many years
of taking projects through the full life cycle, and performed
plenty of hands-on coding, designing, and debugging.
Led the enterprise architecture effort for a team of 70+
Websphere developers, providing training and mentoring on
software design, and developing corporate-wide J2EE standards
and knowledge management practices. Senior Architect on many
reusable component projects, including a Reporting Framework
and Enterprise Role-Based security service. Worked hands-on
in the design, implementation, and deployment phases,
providing coding, modeling, and architecture services for
the existing development team.
Vehicle Sales Forecasting project: driving best-practices,
building frameworks, refactoring, performance tuning, and
reverse-engineering. Led an EAI project to link with other
systems in real-time via message brokers. Worked on related
J2EE systems, including eMatrix and other in-house
manufacturing/engineering system. These systems run in a
clustered Websphere 5.0/4.0 environment on HP-UX servers
with an Oracle 9/8i database.
Developed a distribution and production management system. The front
end is in both Swing and JSP. The system is completely component-based
and interfaces with their proprietary legacy system. To reduce licensing
costs, we used PostGres and Jboss, both open-source solutions.
Developed a complete enterprise Java application for physicians,
which is secure, scalable, and database-independent. The system
interfaces with insurance companies and is completely component-based.
Also, helped the company develop partnerships with Sun, Sybase,
Developed a system to log and monitor trades made by major Web Trading Company
brokers. The logging was done using Jlog and each entry was
appended to a JMS queue. A web front-end was developed to
query the original messages.
Worked on an Extreme Programming project to create a system for
Orbus International that handles all the international e-commerce
issues for domestic merchants, including language translation,
door-to-door pricing, and global payment processing. The EJB
backend followed the J2EE Blueprints and components were fully
Provided mentoring for a small team on an aggressive schedule to
convert a complex applet into a standalone application. The server
was Weblogic and the client had to provide secure communication
to the server.
an online reporting system that queries live data on an AS400, as
well as a Web-based purchasing/payments application that interfaces
provides remote check printing. Designed and implemented an online
timesheet system that provides direct access to PeopleSoft payroll
data in DB2.
Designed and mentored an in-house team to develop a web-based idea-tracking
system. The backend uses Java to integrate Lotus Domino with their
Oracle databases, allows web-based email syndication, and generates
Provided project analysis, system design, and mentoring for a JDEdwards
to handheld PC integration project. Developed a messaging application
that allows salespeople to enter orders on custom Palm devices and
asynchronously interface with the new system.
Enhanced an applet-based whiteboard system that allows terminally
ill children to chat with one another. The Starkids application
was a pro bono effort that won a Lotus Beacon Award from IBM.
Reverse-engineered an undocumented, legacy C++ application for easier
maintainability. Wrote firmware applications for custom handhelds
in C/assembler and peformed hardware-level debugging.