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David Cowan

Data Group Developer at Mediant Communications

Location
Cary, North Carolina
Industry
Financial Services
Previous
  1. TEKsystems (IBM/Seterus),
  2. Alliance Behavioral Healthcare,
  3. Wake County Human Services
Education
  1. Saint Leo University
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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University

Data Processing

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Background

Summary

Hard working, in the trenches, technical person looking to stay as close to the bleeding edge as possible without getting too many nicks.

Experience

Data Group Developer

Mediant Communications
– Present (8 months)

SQL Developer / Report Developer

TEKsystems (IBM/Seterus)
(8 months)RTP, NC

Write and optimize SQL queries and Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures. Develop and modify reports in Crystal Reports. Create and modify XML schemas and data for input into Crystal Reports. Work with users of varying technical knowledge. Write code as needed and participate in the design/implementation phases of SDLC.

Applications Developer

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
(8 months)Durham, NC

Perform application development daily using a strong background in web content management systems, object-oriented design, application architecture and creation of and adherence to best practices.

Work across the organization in transforming customer business requirements into comprehensive solutions using the appropriate methods, tools, and technologies.

Computer System Administrator

Wake County Human Services
(10 years 1 month)Raleigh, NC

Manage, maintain, and support the Avatar and Uni/Care Behavioral Health Applications and all associated platform hardware and software for Wake County Human Services (WCHS) in Windows Server 2008 and UNIX environments respectively. Plan, organize, and prioritize the installation, testing, and implementation of application software and operating system patches, upgrades, enhancements, and regular maintenance software releases. Develop, maintain, and tune system tables, online and batch processes, report submissions, file extracts, user screens and interfaces. Interface with information systems professionals and other WCHS program staff in resolving customer problems, issues, requests, or needs as a result of their interaction with the application and platform hardware. Responsible for the availability, accessibility, maintenance, and integrity of the system server and peripheral hardware. Design and develop ad-hoc reports, data maintenance, and mining tools using Crystal Reports, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Access.

Senior Application Developer

Paradigm Genetics
(1 year)

Hands-on technical lead and project manager for the development of a new LIMS system for Paradigm’s Biochemical profiling laboratory. Experienced in client/server, batch, and instrument interface analysis and development. Software development tools include Visual Basic 6, .NET, and Oracle PL/SQL. Implement LIMS systems and configure to meet user requirements. Perform code reviews and train users when new software is released. Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and have a strong foundation in the Team environment, however, work well independently. Work closely with the user community in the gathering of business requirements, development of functional specifications, and problem troubleshooting.

Information Systems Specialist/Project Manager

LabCorp
(5 years)Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Management, development, and maintenance of new and legacy laboratory applications, utilities, and interfaces using Visual Basic 6, Visual FoxPro 6/5/3, Clipper 5.2e, and MS Access. Implement, configure, and troubleshoot third party client/server products in the laboratory environment. Implementation of corporate compliance plans and HIPAA compliance plans. Perform administrative duties for the management of programmers including scheduling, task assignment/tracking, and performance evaluation.

Senior Systems Programmer/Supervisor

LabCorp
(1 year)Research Triangle Park, NC

Supervised programmer/analysts in support of LabCorp’s premier esoteric testing facility, The Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology (CMBP). In addition to supervisory duties, continued as lead programmer/analyst in the maintenance of current lab systems and in the development of new lab systems. Main development tools were Visual FoxPro 5/3, MS Access and Clipper 5.2e. Developed and maintained project plans and directed resources in the implementation of third party software applications in the laboratory environment.

Information Systems Consultant

Contract Data Services
(1 year)Raleigh, NC

Designed, coded, and maintained several lab systems for LabCorp’s CMBP. These lab systems were developed using Visual FoxPro 3.0 and Clipper 5.2e. Major functions of these lab applications were the transfer of data to and from the corporate mainframe computer, data entry and validation, calculating and determining result interpretations, and extensive specialized reporting. Developed a Performance Management and Appraisal System using FoxPro 2.6 for the Computer Information Technologies division of Glaxo. Designed this multi-platform system to operate in both Macintosh and Windows environments.

Senior Systems Programmer/Analyst

Unisys
(3 years)Hampton Roads, VA

Designed and coded programs in NATURAL to query and report Personnel and Payroll information from ADABAS files for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley, Virginia. Applied ADABAS SQL logic to CICS COBOL and JCL programs through TSO in an IBM MVS environment. Assisted as consultant for projects involving the transporting of data from FoxPro systems to the mainframe system. Developed and maintained a multi-user Maintenance and Material Management system for the Navy in FoxPro 1.02. Participated in the rewrite of program code for the conversions to FoxPro 2.0 and then to FoxPro 2.5. Redesigned a Travel Expense System in FoxPro 2.0 that I had originally developed in Clipper. Created external function libraries in C++ for use by both FoxPro and Clipper applications. Experienced in Novell LAN software and operations.

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Unisys
(2 years)Norfolk, VA

Maintained Fleet Logistics, Inventory, and Financial programs in COBOL in support of a Naval Supply System on the Honeywell DPS6. Developed several COBOL programs to maintain consistency between current and previous software releases and supervised the programmers responsible for the maintenance of previous software releases. Designed, coded and tested a multi-user Travel Expense System, Media Tracking System, and Status Reporting System in Clipper for in-house use. Developed and coded a series of programs in SPL (UYK 7 Assembler) to aid programmers in the research of application tape builds. This system reduced the amount of time spent on research by over 75%. Analyzed user related problems, determined their solutions, and implemented software modifications as needed. Coordinated system resources within several naval commands to perform required test procedures. Developed several programs to produce management reports to aid in major Supply System decisions. Initiated a background study on the feasibility of using the Honeywell microcomputer to support the Navy’s Supply System.

Skills

  • Java Application...
  • Visual Basic
  • VBA
  • Unix Shell Scripting
  • Linux System...
  • Unix System...
  • C++
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Lotus Notes
  • Windows Server
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP Pro
  • Bash
  • Windows System...
  • Intersystems Cache
  • SQL
  • Active Directory
  • FTP software
  • Google Chrome
  • PGP
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • LIMS
  • Wireless Networking
  • Access
  • SharePoint
  • Operating Systems
  • Oracle
  • System Administration
  • Crystal Reports
  • T-SQL
  • Stored Procedures
  • XML
  • SDLC
  • WCF
  • SOA
  • Test Cases
  • C#
  • Visual Studio
  • Software Development
  • PL/SQL
  • Unix
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Education

Saint Leo University

Associate of Science (A.S.), Data Processing

Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Biochemistry

Activities and Societies: Sigma Phi Epsilon

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