dave.halliwill at gmail.com
An Information Technology Professional
with over 20 years of experience with a focus on developing software, designing
databases, and initiating and managing the technical aspect of software
development projects. Basic knowledge of voice and data networks, desktop and server
focus is on continuing to broaden and strengthen my technical background through
professional experience. Interest in Search Engine Optimization. Also
interested in Python, Ruby and
Other Areas of Experience
FORD MOTOR COMPANY,
Asset & Configuration Management,
Engineering work on Microsoft SCCM.†† Support for Legacy Software Delivery tools and desktop inventory collection tools.
∑ Rebuilt and moved a corrupted Oracle development database to a new virtual machine.
∑ Enhancement to a desktop client that included creation of an install routine, adding to "Add† Remove Programs", and enhancing to support Vista and Windows 7.
∑ Development of Installation scripts in VBScript to install 1e Power Management software components.
∑ Lab testing of software on a variety of client hardware and operation systems.
IT Security & Controls
Support and Trouble shooting of an external Userid and Access Provisioning system that provides the access control for approximately 30 dealership applications. This provisioning system is used by over 600,000 users in over 60,000 dealerships around the world. System Environment includes Perl, Java, Oracle, and Netscape ldap and Microsoft Atom.
∑ Worked on executive summary and appropriations request for system hardware and software upgrades for RSA Securid tool, helping the company to avoid serious outages or security issues related to external network access.
∑ Cleaned up and consolidated system configuration files, allowing for easier system support and reducing configuration errors
∑ Provided analysis on over 72 scheduled cron jobs and enhanced error messaging and unscheduled numerous jobs, further improving the quality of the system.
Manufacturing Engineering, ADS,
Previously supported a 3-D weld database that received input data from 3 different CAD systems. Support included operations, trouble shooting, projects, customer support, and business process analysis.
∑ Reconfigured system roles and access to correct and strengthen security, preventing unwanted data edits.
∑ Porting of a batch feed from another application being decommissioned.
∑ Wrote Service Level Agreements for Two Applications.
∑ Improved file upload times of body welding data from 30 minutes to 5.
∑ Implemented a security module to check for cross site scripting attacks.
∑ Worked with the Desktop Deployment team to deploy PC based clients.
∑ Implemented a web based version of the application utilizing Citrix, eliminating the need for PC installed clients.
∑ Implemented access for Vendors through the ANX network.
∑ Performed Security Controls Audits for the Glow application.
∑ Performed a decommission for the Glow application, including an analysis of financial savings.
Developer, Application Development Services,
Worked with Oracle Database and Oracle Forms. Data and statistical reporting. Support of Data feeds and Loads. Java based email tools. Use of Oracle Procedures and SQL-Loader. Korn Shell Scripts. Handling of Departmental Audits and Application Control Reviews.
∑ Developed an email system that allows targeting of Ford employees, retirees, and affiliates up to 150,000 recipients by numerous criteria. Reduced request turn around time from weeks to days and provided the company with savings of approximately $500 per email.
∑ Led a project to consolidate and merge redundant database email elements for approximately 150,000 email addresses, simplifying the application and providing better clarity for users. Performed Project Management and System Architect roles for this project.
∑ Completed a project to decommission an application that provided payroll deduction support for the Modele Home PC program.
Engineer, Information Systems,
∑ Worked as part of a large team on project deliverables to deploy content delivery system software to over 30,000 desktops. SILVER PRIDE AWARD.
∑ Enabled corporate consolidation and eliminated the need for two HP-UX servers by taking on support of email and portal based content targeting applications and leading a project to port these websites from HP-UX servers to shared Solaris servers and moving the databases from Informix to shared Oracle databases.
∑ Demonstrated teamwork ability by leading an effort to configure a Sun Solaris server and install Oracle, Netscape web servers, Perl, and other required utilities.
∑ Reduced manual monitoring effort by researching, locating and installing a network-monitoring tool to report the status of over 30 servers on a single web page.
Analyst, Information Systems,
Team lead for application design and development in Perl and MS SQL. Support of corporate phone directory database application written in REXX and running on IBM VM.
∑ Reduced work load and improved real-time data sharing by leading a project to design, develop, and implement an application supporting network dial plan configuration information. Responsibilities in the development effort included technical project management, customer requirements, analysis, scheduling, database design, interface design and development, peer supervision, and progress reports. SILVER PRIDE AWARD.
∑ Developed and Implemented Oracle hot backups on Solaris, and performed restores as needed.
Applications Specialist, Finance,
Team lead for design and development of applications in Visual Basic, Cold Fusion and Oracle on UNIX.
∑ Lead a project to design, develop and implement a real-time multi-user ticket reporting system. Application was deployed using Installshield and included heavy use of Oracle triggers and stored procedures. .Time series statistical analysis to help reduce billing errors over time. SPOT AWARD.
∑ Developed a database to hold network call detail records, telephone directory records, and human resource data, and created both Visual Basic and Cold Fusion interfaces to the data. Developed a complete User Manual for this application.
∑ Took responsibility for an IBM VM based telephone directory application and enhanced for Y2K compliance.
Support and development of applications on a VAX VMS system written in C, C++ and DCL to support network call detail record collection and processing. Application Porting.
∑ Identified over $100,000 per month in missed Information Systems revenues by initiating and executing a project to enhance billing software. Reduced losses to $60,000 within weeks of identification. SPOT AWARD
∑ Developed a monthly financial variance report that allowed phone bills to be re-run immediately in case of significant variance, greatly reducing reprocessing of incorrect general ledger entries.
∑ Replaced prompt based billing tool with a full screen tool using C and Cursors Library.
∑ Developed Departmentís first website using C++ CGIís. This allowed for consolidation of departmental information and software utilities into a single user-friendly interface.
∑ Developed a security analysis tool to identify fraud on the companyís Asian switches. SPOT AWARD.
Engineering in Management of Technology,
Science in Computer Aided Design, Eastern
††††††††††† Scholarships: State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Recognition of excellence Scholarship
Formal Technical Training
Masterís Degree Coursework:
Technical project management, Website development and internet multimedia, Data Structures, MIPS processors and assembly language programming, Data Networking, Technology Ventures: Web Cam Services, Technology Forecasting: EDI in the automobile industry, Quality Management, Thesis: Corporate Content Delivery Systems., Manufacturing Management, Research and Development Management
Bachelorís Degree Coursework:
Computer Languages, Two dimensional drafting software development, Three dimensional object modeling software development, Drafting, Descriptive Geometry, Electronics Logic, FORTRAN, Pascal, and Assembly, Business Management, Economics, Accounting, Linear Algebra, Technical Writing, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Plastics, Manufacturing, Physics, Chemistry, Calculus
Additional college coursework:
C programming (
Corporate Sponsored Training
Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 - 6451A (New Horizons), Managing IT Projects (ESI/George Washington University), Advanced Java(NextGen Education), XML (NextGen Education), Java Beans (NextGen Education), Intermediate Java (NextGen Education), Consumer Focused 6-Sigma (Ford Motor Company), Project Planning, Analysis and Control (ESI Int.), Hands-on Visual Basic 5 (Learning Tree), C++ Hands-on Object Oriented Programming (Learning Tree), DB2 Concepts and Facilities (Amdahl)