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Conrad Muller
Seattle, Washington

Email: conrad at
databasezone
dot com

Conrad E. Muller
12222 78th Ave., S
Seattle, WA 98178

206 388-6053

Email: conrad at databasezone dot com
http://www.databasezone.com

Summary

I have managed software development projects with teams of up to four developers and projects with budgets over $100,000.

Every one of my clients considered their project successful. Most of my projects developed over the past ten years, or updated versions of them, are in daily use.

My real value to a project is my ability to cut through the fog, find out what the users really need, and design a practical solution to the real bottlenecks. I follow this up by making change control a core part of the development process. I see change as a healthy and necessary part of any project. Client collaboration and constant course correction are at the heart of Agile Development, and I implement as many Agile processes as are appropriate for each project.

My other core skills are communications and documentation. I work hard to keep the users involved in the project and the developers clear on the goals and progress of the project. All of my projects are extensively documented.

Core Competencies include:

Experience

December 2011 through May 2014

Analyst/Programmer IV
Department of Commerce, State of Alaska, Juneau, Alaska

June 2011 through October 2011

Senior User Interface Designer
Contractor at Washington State Ferries, Seattle, Washington.

I did User Interface Design for a consolidated account management system, a new Web store, and a vehicle reservation system(VRS). My major tool was MS Visual Studio 2010. I developed a demonstration Web site based on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Although there was no data access, navigation and form fields worked, which allowed us to nail down work-flow and page layout.

June 2010 through May 2011

Independent Developer

I was an independent Web and database developer in the Seattle area. Besides ASP.NET and SQL Server projects I did a little Unix system work (not programming).

February 2006 through May 2010

Senior Project Database Specialist
Golder Associates, Redmond, Washington.

Monitor Control System (MCS); Contract Compliance Application - Golder Associates
This Web forms/database project includes managing field inspectors using laptops remotely, call center reporting, internal messaging and external email, document management of several varieties, task management, news, help, some GIS, and, of course, management reports. This Web forms application was developed in ASP.NET 3.5. There are over 200 forms and reports built on 63 tables. The database runs on SQL Server 2008. I am the designer and primary developer.

Municipal Water Management System (MWMS)
City of North Bend, Washington

I designed and built a Web forms/database application to manage the city utilities water production and purchase for compliance with required stream flows and municipal water rights. I worked with stakeholders and Golder water resources consultants to develop the list of requirements. The application automates the complex calculations needed to manage municipal water. Simple reports are provided for daily water system operations and more complex reports are provided for city management and other stakeholders. Developed in ASP.NET 2.0 with over 70 forms and reports built on more than 30 tables. The database runs on SQL Server 2005. I am the sole designer/developer.

Global Acid Rock Drainage Guide (GARD Guide)
The International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)

INAP is an organization of international mining companies dedicated to reducing liabilities associated with sulphide mine materials. Members: Anglo American plc, Barrick Gold corp., BHP Billiton plc, Freeport McMoRan Vale Inco ltd, Newmont corp., Rio Tinto ltd, Xstrata plc. I am the sole designer/developer.

The GARD Guide is a Wiki (MediaWiki which uses PHP and MySQL on BSD) with role based security for development of the guide. I formatted and entered most of the content. I trained editors in the use of the Wiki. http://www.gardguide.com

WRIA 7 Geographic Oil Spill Response Planning application
Washington State Department of Ecology

I designed an oil spill response plan management application for the Snohomish River Watershed (WRIA 7) in Washington State. Up-to-date response plans including maps are available on the Web.

I worked with stakeholders and Golder consultants to collect information on the requirements for data storage and presentation; developed a database and a data management tool to allow for quick and easy updating of multiple geographic response documents; integrated the data management tool with a complex spatial Web site which allows the user to create a series of reports that contain the most recent oil spill response plan for a specific area, customized for current weather and stream flow level.

I managed design, construction, and deployment of the underlying database, and did most of the database programming. Another developer did the GIS/Web programming. This application is built on SQL Server 2005 and ESRI ArcGIS Server 9.x. This front end section of the application is in Microsoft Access 2003.

Facility Information System (FIS)
Republic Services, Phoenix, Arizona

I added maps based on Web services to the existing FIS Web application. I added a module for managing the transfer of surplus equipment between business units. I added a news article publishing module to the FIS Web site. I upgraded compliance tracking, expenditure approvals, and project management.

Environmental Compliance Assurance Review (ECAR)
CSX Transportation, Jacksonville, Florida

I added maps based on Web services to the existing ECAR application. I improved email notifications for project management and compliance monitoring.

January 2006

Analyst/Programmer

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) invoice development using Microsoft Access, SQL Server stored procedures, and Gentran: Director. (810, 880, v4010, v5010)

November and December 2005

Chief Database Specialist

I was chief database specialist for a data cleaning and database merging project that included database development, analysis, and SQL programming. I used SQL Server 2000, Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, and Microsoft Access 2003. I wrote SQL scripts and DTS packages, and documented the use of the scripts and packages for the analysts.

July 2005 through October 2005

Independent Developer

I was an independent Web and database developer in the Seattle area. I created one new 200+ page bilingual Web site for Sea Mar Community Health Centers and did a couple of Web site rebuilds on sites I had originally created: Austrian Ballet Company - Tokyo and Austrian Ballet School - Tokyo.

January 2002 through April 2005

Analyst/Programmer IV
Department of Health and Social Services, State of Alaska in Juneau Alaska

I developed database applications for the Division of Juvenile Justice. I was involved in the entire development process, from building a business case to maintenance.

Projects completed at Juvenile Justice:

Platforms and Languages

Other Tools

Affiliations

Awards

Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2004 at the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice.

Education

BA Thiel College, Greenville, PA.: Psychology major. Plus four years of undergraduate chemistry courses and calculus, biology, and physics.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio: five quarters of graduate work in experimental psychology.

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