Samuel L. Sellars
23410 18TH AVE S APT A202 Seattle, WA 98198
Mobile: (206) 669-8304
Eight years experience doing software testing/development/support in professional contexts.
Motivated to contribute to the success of a team.
Known to get things done.
Able to learn new software technologies and use them effectively in a short timeframe.
Completed computer science courses in C++ programming at the university level.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows 9x, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP. Mac OS 10.4-10.5
Languages (tech) used: C# (WinForms, ADO.NET, Windows Services), VBScript, HTML, SQL, Visual Basic 6, VB.NET
Development Tools: MS Visual Studio 6, Visual Studio .NET, Visual Studio 2005, .NET Framework v1.1-2.0, InstallShield 10.5, NSIS, TextMate (OS 10.4-10.5)
Databases: Microsoft SQL Server 7, 2000, 2005, Access-Jet db (development), MySQL (development)
Content Management/Imaging technology: Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS), FileNet Capture, FileNet Print, FileNet Report Manager, Image Manager
Medical technology: DICOM (understanding of file headers), DatCard’s Pacscube System.
Workflow technology: K2.net 2003 (development and administration), K2 BlackPearl (administration)
Familiar with: ASP.NET, Kerberos delegation configuration (Microsoft’s implementation), Ruby/Ruby on Rails (attending professional training and conference), Ubuntu, Gentoo (some time ago), basic C/C++, and SharePoint/MOSS administration, Internet Information Services troubleshooting, ASP.NET web application deployment, SQLite database (development)
Support Consultant 4/2007 – 12/2008
SourceCode North America, Inc. (K2 division) – Redmond, WA
Assist customers with designing workflow processes using our K2 design tools and custom .NET development on the K2 platform using C# and VB.NET (using the K2ROM, K2MNG, SourceCode.Workflow.Client, and other APIs).
Analyze data in our software’s SQL databases using SQL queries.
Assist customers with the complex installation and configuration of K2 software components.
Assist customers with integrating K2 with SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) and developing solutions that leverage the strengths of both platforms.
Developing creative workarounds for issues encountered.
Wrote detailed technical posts about the K2 platform on the company’s online community forum.
Senior member of the team – often assists and mentors junior colleagues.
Application Systems Technical Specialist 5/2006 – 4/2007
Group Health Cooperative – Tukwila, WA
Enhanced existing custom FileNet Capture components written in Visual Basic 6 to resolve critical systems integration issues.
Designed and developed a Windows Service which commits FileNet documents using C#.NET 2.0, ADO.NET, and SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedures.
Co-designed and developed a thick client indexing application using FileNet Capture technology, SQL Server 2000, ADO.NET, and Visual Basic .NET (version 1.1).
Assisted with system administration of production Image Services implementation containing medical records.
Responded to user requests for support promptly.
Systems Analyst / Software Developer 10/2004 – 4/2006
DatCard Systems, Inc. – Irvine, CA
Developed an automated test application in VB.NET which utilized a MySQL database to test the core functionality of the company’s primary product.
Completed significant code refactoring of a key production application written in VB6.
Co-wrote a database upgrade tool in C# that transferred records from an Access database to a MySQL database where significant changes to the database schema occurred. It is used to upgrade hundreds of databases on customer systems.
Began developing a custom installer for our primary software product using NSIS 2.x, VB6, and VBScript.
Co-developed and maintaining a custom DICOM import tool for custom integration with DR Systems’ PACS. Added enhancements to this software significantly increasing performance.
Assisted support team with software integration issues; Key member of team.
Technical Contractor – Programmer/Developer 5/2004 – 10/2004
Sapphire Technologies for client Bank of America
Design and documentation of software to automate business processes using Visual Basic.NET and MS SQL 2000.
Designed a SOAP (XML) interface using .NET Windows Services for the transfer of customer application data between systems.
Developed an automated process to transfer data between a normalized database format and a denormalized format using SQL Stored Procedures.
Associate Engineer – Software Quality Assurance 11/2000 – 5/2004
FileNet Corporation – Costa Mesa, CA
Designed and developed automated test applications using Rational Visual Test v6.5, Microsoft Visual Basic v6.0, Visual Basic .NET, C# .NET, and Microsoft SQL Stored Procedures.
Extensive manual and automated testing of three different Windows based client-server applications and a web application.
Made sole testing resource for a suite of applications known as Report Manager. The application suite was a systems integration solution that transferred mainframe data to a compressed file on a Windows computer and then indexed the content using MS SQL. Resurrected and enhanced an automated test suite to test new functionality added to the solution.
Analyst I – Apps Programming 11/1999 – 11/2000
Bank of America – Glendale, CA
Key developer in a project involving the development and testing of a tracking application that increased the productivity of a department using Microsoft Visual Basic 6 and Microsoft SQL Stored Procedures.
Developed, tested, and implemented a software application that automated the task of printing letters that are sent to customers (Sole developer and tester).
Developed, tested, and implemented software that automated the task of opening accounts where the application was received from the company’s web site (Sole developer and tester).
GENERAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge and practice of the software development cycle and software quality assurance methodologies, including: design, programming, black box testing, ad hoc testing, automated test development, writing detailed test plans and test cases, defect tracking.
Communication: writing, speaking, listening effectively, and maintaining a cool non-toxic attitude.
Organization: managing time effectively with set priorities.
Researching, analyzing and evaluating information. Finds issues and resolves them.
Expediting the accomplishment of a series of tasks in a fast paced environment.
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (honors) University of California at Riverside 1996-1998
General Education < >Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 1993-1996
High School Diploma Upland High School, Upland, CA 1989-1993
References available upon request.