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Brian R B.
NW Raintree Drive • Germantown,
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Senior Information Technology
Professional with + years of leadership experience in the areas of
technology architecture, design, and development. Excellent project
development, process/project management and staff development skills.
Broad experience in Information Systems implementation, management and
commercial software development. Record of positive results in challenging
circumstances. Business focused, not technology focused. Outstanding
analytical skills; disciplined and thorough. Experienced in a variety
of industries including banking/financial, insurance, television/entertainment,
educational, brewing, and printing industries.
• Enterprise System Architecture
and Design • Performance, Productivity & Quality Improvements
• Lead Developer/Programmer •
• Information Security/Secure
Coding Methodologies • Development Methodologies
• Systems Development &
Integration • Crossfunctional Team Building
• Database Design and Modeling •
Staff Development & Technology Team Leadership
• Integrated Systems &
Technology Solutions • Customer Service
Architect and Lead Developer for Validation
Engine, an enterprisewide product used by multiple clients, to serve
hundreds of thousands of their customers, to provide small dollar validation
services. This project came in under budget, on time and with zero defects.
It has been noted as the “standard” by which future products should
be developed or older projects converted. Duties included database design,
object design, and managing an offshore team.
Lead developer for IBM WebSphere MQ integration
with the Disbursement Engine project that handles the movement of funds
between parties via ACH, Check, or Wire through MQ connections. Architected
and programmed two significant upgrades to this product, aligning it
with the best practices developed for the Validation Engine project
and supported significantly expanded customer base.
Coordination, configuration and coding
changes to move Validation Engine, Disbursement Engine, and Integrated
Delivery Services from older Oracle Software/Hardware to Oracle
Software/Hardware. Migration of the above products and the Enterprise
Strong Authentication application from WebSphere . to WebSphere .
Certified Ethical Hacker CEH and Information
Security Specialist performing penetration testing on applications,
servers, and other infrastructure components. Helped develop standard
procedures for security testing along with “Best Practices” and
mentoring other employees. Worked with architecture team, product groups
including, but not limited to product managers, developers, and testers
to answer security related questions and creating “Technical Notes”
on secure development practices. Led the creation of a presentation
called “Security Testing Techniques.” Copresented “Security Testing
Techniques” at the Client Conference and InDepth Conferences.
Architect, designer, and developer for
a webbased application Virtual Test Center/VTC for security testing
engagements, which manages, tracks, and generates deliverables. When
a new engagement is scheduled, it is entered into the VTC for planning
purposes. Tester’s can define the scope and coverage of an engagement,
track discovered defects, and generate final deliverables in various
file formats Excel, PDF, txt, as well as produce export files to load
into thirdparty issue tracking tools.
Architect for a new employee recruiting
system. The system allows applicants to submit their resumes online
and select a field office for the application to be submitted. The field
offices are notified via email and have a web interface to view applicant
information. The home office has a dashboard designed to give them reports
on proper field followup to new applicants and gather statistical data
on recruiting campaigns. WebSphere, Java/JEE, MapQuest, JSP, EJB,
Oracle/Sybase Databases via ODBC.
Architect/Lead Developer on a project
utilizing BEA WebLogic Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and MapQuest servers
to produce a customized trip planning/mapping application. WebLogic
., Java/JEE, XML, WebServices, JSP, EJB, SQL Server via ODBC.
Lead Developer on a HPUX based project
creating applications to utilize XA transactions to move data to/from
Oracle .. Databases and IBM WebSphere MQ MQ Series .. C/C++,
WebSphere MQ, Oracle.
Senior Developer in the migration plan,
development, and implementation from an ECommerce site running in IBM’s
WebSphere Commerce Server . to version .. This included work with
a multitier design using Windows Server systems running Oracle
.., WebSphere ., WebSphere Commerce ., WebSphere Application
Server ., WebSphere Studio . and VisualAge for Java .. Included
documentation and support for other developers and the client.
System Administration and Standards Creation
for Data warehousing Tool. Worked with data warehousing and data mart
teams to install Ascential Software’s DataStage and MetaStage product.
Performed installation on Unix IBM AIX servers, Windows NT/ servers,
and Windows Workstations. Created Best Practices documentation for the
product and the clients, helped teams learn the tool and troubleshoot
issues they encountered.
Development of Software Configuration
Management SCM and Build Management Standards and Practices. Worked
with the standards group of a large insurance company to implement SCM
practices in a new development division. Created the SCM Plan Templates
used by other development teams and created training classes on the
main aspects of SCM and Build Management. Was a key member in the standards
group to come up with companywide Build Management Procedures. Created
the core Unix Build and SCM scripts.
Architect, design, development, and deployment
of the largest Internet TV Information site. Worked with development
and design groups located in various locations across the country to
design an innovative TV Information site that provided the largest set
of online dynamic TV listings available. The site also included information
on what was happening in the TV and movie industries that is used by
all of the major news services.
Development of a Multimedia Development
Group. Led an effort to create a multimedia group to create new sources
of revenue for a topprinting company. Starting from the ground up,
created prototype projects in kiosk multimedia, ECommerce, CDROM based
video and training services. Presented and helped sell these new services
to clients. Created the infrastructure for the group and hired group
Development of core edutainment software
engine. Led the design and coding of a stateoftheart software engine
used for educational and entertainment software development. This engine
included many advanced features for improved development and user experience.
It was subsequently used on several later projects by the company.
Earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of WisconsinMadison.
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming,
DataStage Training April
Developing Enterprise Applications with
BEA WebLogic Server Using EJB April
Aelita Software Partner Training October
JEE and Struts Training July
Certified Ethical Hacker June
SPI Dynamics Certified Associate –
WebInspect Enterprise Addition November
Information Security Boot Camp: Prepping
for CISSP Certification May