Hopatcong, NJ 07843
on” information system architect and engineer who maximizes the
return on information technology investments by creating usable
business process solutions which maximize organizational
productivity. Results are achieved using best practices, design
patterns, development and integration with in-house, legacy, open
source and world-class business critical point applications using
robust configuration management to deploy secure, scalable,
maintainable, reliable and user-friendly systems on time and within
budget. A master of UNIX, relational databases, distributed Object
Oriented Design and Agile methodologies; experienced in many
programming languages, network, database and systems environments
including integration and Web Services delivering flexible Web and
active email organizational process
Extensive experience in e-business, including serving as primary system architect, technical project director and developer for major educational (NJIT), banking (Sovereign) and travel (Liberty Travel/Gogo Worldwide) real-time fulfillment and affiliate programs, with recent experience in OTC and derivative trading and settlement systems(Barclay), customer support and sales support applications.
A pioneer and scientific researcher and educator in the area of on-line group support systems, including email, groupware, usability, object oriented systems, distance learning and the World Wide Web. Listed (CERN/W3C) as an original World Wide Web Developer in recognition for contributions to HTML 1.0, development of the first screen oriented ("curses") WWW browser, and a wide range of server side functionality including database, man pages, email archives and groupware interfaces.
The ideal full time position would require a diverse background with strong Unix, Perl, C, SQL, distributed multi-tier OO design, and include Java, Ruby, legacy and other technologies local to northern New Jersey or Manhattan.
Jim is an exceptionally creative, “out of the box” thinker, and diligent worker, as a team member, team lead, or project director, with a proven work history of successful software development projects including extensive experience in senior design and developer roles on software projects that completed the full life cycle and were maintained and enhanced in a production environment. He passionately strives to exceed expectations.
The Casey Group, 5/2006-9/2007
Design and development of J2EE and Web services, configuration management, production control, monitoring and automated usage reporting for IBM Websphere applications using RAD/WID/Eclipse, Java, UML, BPEL, ANT, cvs, svn, sh, bash, ksh, IBM, WAS. WPO, WPS, AIX, UNIX, cygwin, Redhat/Fedora Linux, Windows, Excel, CICS gateway, DB2, Oracle, mysql, VBA, XML, SOAP, XSL, LDAP, Perl, Delphi. Projects included services for the orders to cash workflow portal for a leading security company and “briefcase model” sales support inventory and order control services for a leading auto parts distributor. All projects were delivered on time, within budget and with customer, user and management satisfaction.
Design and development of database for federal business opportunities including, conversion to XML (Bash, Perl), and mapping to database (Postgres, Hibernate, JAX, Java, Tomcat, Apache), management of Linux servers and application scheduling and monitoring.
Design and development of “virtual IT” remote systems management including Dynamic IP address name services management (php, bash, DNS, BIND), MS remote desktops and VNC, UPS monitoring and Linux file server with local and remote backup system (Samba, rsync, cron bash, Apache).
Responsible for design, development, remediation and operational support (on rotation) for trading, settlement and client/intranet feeds and reporting systems as a consultant to the Equity Finance Information Technology Group. Activities include development of UNIX performance monitoring and analysis, optimization of Sybase stored procedures, Perl, shell/ksh, Java and VB/VBA systems plus Autosys scheduling and Clear Case configuration management on Solaris UNIX and Windows 2000 archiving significant performance and reliability improvements. Developed sftp stock loan and availability feed and remediated feeds involving ftp, email, MQ for internal trading systems, trade imports, stock loan, margin coverage, settlement systems, Imatch, and SAP involving OTC stocks and diverse derivatives including support for new equity linked notes and equity arbitrage products. Data formats include delimited files, FIX, Swift, INTAC plus planing for FpML utilization as well as data mining of ADP BPSA TRAC reports. Also developed a web framework for IT support personnel and their clients including security and SAP mapping, SEC/NASD compliance reporting and trade feed status reporting using Apache. Managed and implemented migration of US equity finance applications to new hardware and data servers.
Responsible for delivery of enterprise-wide business process and Internet integration solutions. This has included production of internet, intranet, extranet, integration development projects, as well as web marketing plans, search engine strategies, supply chain and fulfillment integration, and customer relationship management groupware.
Oversee all aspects of design, development, optimization and operation of the corporate network of Windows, FreeBSD and Linux servers. Functionality includes production control, configuration management, monitoring, alerts and task management groupware, virtual networks, email, webservers, JRun, JBoss/J2EE and system administration including a hosting service supporting hundreds of domains (UNIX, Shell, Perl, Awk, C Apache).
Designed and developed an innovative real-time server-side dynamic email spam blocking mechanism combining spamtraps, open source spam filtering solutions and user feedback.
New Jersey Institute of Technology: Website development including course catalogs with automatic site wide link generation. (Solaris, Linux, Windows2000, Apache, IIS)
Sovereign Bank: Design, development, and operations — online bank authentication, risk assessment and fulfillment of savings and loan products in real-time; affinity branding, active email, design, development, and operations with ColdFusion, Java, Shell Sun Solaris and Oracle, XML, SOA, iPlanet(Netscape), Apache, CVS.
Gogo Worldwide Vacations and Liberty Travel: Wholesale and retail online real-time booking of complex travel packages with dozens of affiliate branded websites (Perl, mod_perl, C, FreeBSD, Shell, CVS) with customer service groupware.
UMDNJ: Infrastructure evolution plan; web forms framework for Dreamweaver and Perl production and change management (Solaris, Oracle, CVS); ColdFusion/Jrun configuration; Red Hat Linux production server build.
Rosenberg Associates: Redundant reliable system (SCO Unix, Shell) design and deployment; extranet; Windows authentication and redirections groupware design; IIS VBA implementation.
CardPlus, Rapidpay: Credit card processing; reporting and support for advance loans on expected credit card receipts , data mining, monitoring, alerts, underwriting groupware ( PHP, Python, Java, MySQL, Linux/Windows, CVS);
Other: many smaller websites employing Java, PHP, Perl, ColdFusion, MySQL, Postgres and many open source e-commerce tools including OSCommerce, Interchange, Miva Merchant, and phpShop and content management including Mambo, TikiWiki and Plone.
AT&T: Website corporate document conversion; automated phone center store glossary; automated site wide link insertion (System V Unix, Shell, CGI, Perl, .
Catholic.Net: Website development; document conversion and searching (Perl, Shell, C, CGI, Solaris, NCSA/iPlanet, MBONE, video streaming).
Sematech: Secure global data access and communications groupware; one time password system (ISO9000, Perl, Awk, Shell, C, CGI, Solaris, NCSA).
Merrill Lynch: WWW DB2 database intranet integration (C, Shell, SQL, HTML, CGI, VM/CMS).
Union Camp: Complete intranet (ColdFusion, IIS, SQL, Windows NT);
Other: many similar activities including e-business for smaller organizations.
Develop proposals, design, manage, implement, operate, evaluate organizational systems. Synergize Educational, Research, and industry partnership technologies.
Lead design, development, optimization and operation of the Electronic Information Exchange System (EIES) and online Virtual Classroom (VC™) technology for Distance Learning, email, groupware (C, SmallTalk, UNIX (Solaris, HPUX, AIX NT), Shell, Perl, Awk, m4, NCSA, iPlanet) .
Management, design, development, and research in "groupware ", usability, computer-mediated group communications systems (CMC).
Hyper-media group decision support (GDSS) and the distance learning including support for controlled research experimentation and analysis ( Unix, C, VM/CMS, TCL, Java, RMI, Java Beans, SmallTalk, SPSS, SAS).
Lead design, development, optimization and operation of NJIT fully Distributed and Persistent SmallTalk 80 environment and object store (C, m4, make, SCCS, AIX, HPUX, Solaris) including development of UNIX IPC reliable transport in C.
Participation in the design of the first SGML based browser in 1985 (C, VM/CMS).
Development of World Wide Web curses browser (HTML) and servers (HTTP) in C on UNIX.
Participation in international standards development including email and the World Wide Web (ASN1, SGML, X400, X500, HTTP, HTML, REST, SOAP).
Teaching (adjunct) SmallTalk80 and object-oriented methodology (Park Place Methodology, Agile/Extreme Programming(XP)). Advised masters projects (C/C++. Java, Smalltalk, SAS, SPSS). Taught C++ seminar.
Management of development groups with up to 22 programmers (half research assistants, half staff) (MS Project, Excel, SQL) and task support groupware (C, Smalltalk, Shell, Perl, make, SCCS).
Office automation system requirements: analysis, evaluation, training and recommendation (WordPerfect, Multiplan, Lotus123).
Technical support for office automation systems, including UNIX system administration and personal computers (DOS).
Development of email interface and networking; spelling check facility; special device support; relational databases integrated from a variety of corporate sources (data mining); networking facilities for document and binary file distribution groupware; and office automation training (UNIX, C, Shell, AWK, SQL, uucp).
Data mining , statistical analysis and visualization of sales data, (SQL, Ingres, UNIFY, S, troff, UNIX, etc.)
Development of executive report on office automation for AT&T Consumer Products Division.
Participated in the design and development of the original EIES email and groupware system (Fortran , Pascal, Basic and Assembly Language).
Responsible for management of research assistants and student employees, as well as the evaluation and recommendation of computer and communications equipment.
Projects included design and development of the Interact interface language; Fortran compile postprocessor; the EIES text editor; a network database management system; groupware user interfaces for information exchange; text processing; indexing; searching; computer mediated instruction; information filtering; project management and controlled experimentation in group systems, human factors, usability and group decision aids.
Taught (adjunct) graduate and undergraduate courses, and faculty/student seminars. Topics included Interact, Basic, string languages, BAL, hobby microcomputers, Computer Mediated Communications, entropy reduction and artificial intelligence.
Responsible for design, implementation, maintenance and operations.
Projects included vehicle and warehouse simulation and scheduling, billing, order analysis, payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, management report writers, financial statements generation.
Programmed in Fortran, Cobol, RPG, and BAL on IBM1130 and IBM360/370.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with minor in Electrical Engineering
Charter member UPE National Computer Science Honor Society.
President, Association for Computing Machinery NJIT chapter
Top of class.
J2EE, Jboss, Jrun, Ant, Make, Expect, Shell, Bash, Awk, Eclipse, ksh, Webl, DCL, JSP, ASP, CGI.
SQL, Sybase, MySQL, SQLServer, DB2, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Informix, Ingres, HSQL DbVisualizer , RapidSQL, DB Advantage, normalization, performance tuning.
Agile/Extreme Programming, RAD, Design Patterns, TDD, UML, Eclipse, Netbeans, configuration management, enterprise performance and resource management and monitoring, CVS, SCCS, svn ClearCase, web services, Active Email, GroupWare, Knowledge Base, open source integration, horizontal and vertical distribution, legacy systems interface, data mining, Semantic Web, Web Services, LAMP, CSS, XSL, XSLT, WSDL, Servlet, EJB, SCA, ESB, JMS, JNDI, JDBC, Google AdWords/AdSence, Overture
SMTP, IMAP, POP, HTTP, SOAP, LDAP, RealMedia, FIX, FpML.
UNIX and Windows varieties, VM/CMS, VMS, Solaris, AIX, HPUX, BSD/FreeBSD, Linux, SCO.
CCPM, ERP, web marketing, systems security, systems analysis and usability studies.
ACM (1975-), IEEE (1976-), MENSA (1989-) (presently lapsed)
The Human Machine Interface in a Computerized Conferencing Environment. Proceedings IEEE Man and Cybernetics Conference (1977)
Applications of Computer Conferencing for the Disadvantaged. ASIS Proceedings, Minneapolis Oct. 14 (1979)
On the design of an Information Marketplace. ASIS Proceedings, Wash. D.C. Oct 25 (1981)
The Resources Reference Guide, A Network Data Base. NJIT/CCCC Research Report 19 (1982)
A Network Environment for Computer-Supported Collaborative Work. ACM SIGCOMM '87 Proceedings, Stowe, Vermont, August 11 (1987)
Computer-Mediate Communication and Developing Countries. Proceedings CC and Developing Countries, Oct 27, New Delhi, India (1987)
A User Environment for Computer Supported Collaborative Work. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May (1988)
EIES 2 A distributed Architecture for Supporting Group Work. NJIT/CCCC Research Report 28 (1992)
EIES Smalltalk Programmer's Manual,. NJIT/CCCC Technical Report (1992)
Integration of Virtual Classroom and Multimedia on the Information Superhighway. Proceedings of ISMM Conference on Distributed Multi-media Systems and Applications, Aug 1994, Honolulu, Hawaii (1994)
Integration of Simulations with the Internet for Distance Education. Accepted for publication at the LAAS Conference on Computer Simulation, Beirut, Lebanon, Sept 1-4 (1995)
From Isolation to Collaboration: A WWW Based Peer System. Proceedings of 2nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (1996)
From Virtual Classroom to Hypermedia Virtual Classroom. Proceedings of 2nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (1996)
Toward A Framework and Architecture for Internet-based 'Evolutionary' Collaboration. Proceedings of AIS97 (1997)
An Architecture for Evolving a Knowledge Network through Internet Collaboration. Proceedings of WebNet97 (1997)
Developing a Web Object Architecture, Designing Internet Objects, Services and Workflow. Presented at MegaTech 2001 (2001)
The Nature of Information and The Information of Nature. Published on InformationPhysics.com (2002)
Weight: 220 lb.
Marital status: married
Interests: family, hiking, camping, sailing, physics, information theory, freedom, religion, philosophy, photography, nature, animals
Recommendations from LinkedIn.com
“I had the pleasure of working with Jim as a peer in the design and development of production-grade business systems. Jim has extensive experience as a software engineer having worked with many different technologies to create systems in business domains. He has experience in all aspects of development, from inception through analysis, design, implementation, testing, delivery and production support. His most current skills were used to develop web-based applications using the Java/J2EE platform using IBM WebSphere. Jim is also a very strong Unix developer. Jim is able to understand a business problem and break it down into a solution using object-oriented design techniques. He is an advocate and practitioner of the Agile methodology. Jim also excels at assessing third party technologies (Open Source frameworks), understanding their strengths and limitations, and reusing them where it makes sense to improve time to market and accelerate development. He has demonstrated more than once the ability to combine these technologies to produce an end result that meets a business need. Jim is a good communicator, is open-minded and works well in a team setting.” September 8, 2007
“Jim is a valuable resource and was used in many ground-breaking exercises in the formation of a large product suite we were establishing. Jim expertise at Unix and all things CVS were invaluable in establishing initial procedures for deployment artifact creation, tracking and deployment. This process was an orchestration of ANT scripts that managed the complete archiving and versioning of deployment artifacts for production release. He also developed the deployment process documentation for the deployment and support group to follow. This group, being a mainframe support group primarily, was completely unfamiliar with J2EE based servers and the created process and supporting documentation was simple and easy to follow resulting in a huge success by allowing us to re-purpose existing resources in an entirely new field. He was additionally used for his architectural strengths and was valuable in our efforts to select the right distribution methods as we were building a complete new system framework from absolute scratch.” September 10, 2007
“Jim is extremely knowledgeable in web development technologies and practices. He relayed his knowledge to me and others in the same group through lunch time training sessions which is considered "above and beyond".” September 11, 2007
“Jim was excellent to work with. I only heard great things about his programming code. Jim is extremely knowledgeable and was often used as the in-house encyclopedia for programming, Unix, etc. Jim's devotion to Casey Group projects got him to finish code, test and debug on time and unfortunately there were no remaining projects for Jim at this time. Although Jim is an excellent programmer, I think his best quality is his friendly personality. At the Casey Group Jim always had a positive moral boosting attitude that I believe inspired others personally and professionally. I am hopeful to work with Jim again in the future.” September 8, 2007
“Jim W is without a doubt one of the best developer / architects in the US. In the early days of the Web Jim was developing fully-functional complex systems ,when the rest of the pack was marveling over the fact they just registered a dot com address. I would go in a sell a project to a major company and Jim would deliver whatever we promised. Jim has delivered over $5m of projects for me that still operate today.” August 16, 2007
“Jim is a competent and very motivated. His leadership was primarily responsible for the successful design, implementation and operation of online fulfillment systems in the banking and travel industries.” January 25, 2005
“Over 20 years of professional relationship with Jim. He is highly motivated and exceptionally innovative. Recent accomplishments have been leading successful design, implementation and operation of online fulfillment systems for Liberty Travel and Sovereign Bank.” January 19, 2005
“Jim keeps abreast of the latest technology trends and applies them to practical solutions. He is easy going and pleasant to work with. He takes a hands on approach and gets the job done.” January 19, 2005
“Jim is a great guy and a true pro. It's not often that you come across someone who has his depth and breadth of expertise and is also a consummate professional. I think I can say safely that his commitment to quality exceeds that of his clients. He's in it for keeps -- his personal standards prevent him settling for anything less than excellence. If he's on the case, I'm not worried.” January 19, 2005
“Jim finds the path of least resistance when designing new applications and directing baseline techniques. For Liberty Travel and Sovereign Bank he forged new ground, while saving his clients' money. His expertise in system design is well known. He knows where IT came from; he was there. He knows where it's going because he's followed and contributed to standards while staying one step ahead.” January 19, 2005
Web Portfolio – a sampling...
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1995 multi-technology video streaming, text conversion to the web of catechism and writings of Pope John Paul including searching methodologies.
2004 Intranet project lead, Derl/Dreamweaver survey framework version/release control, server/jrun/coldfusion configuration
Embryonic open source effort utilizing open source trac (Python)
Customer site (mostly private) feeds/backend enhancement and operational support. Developed support intranet website as well.
One of many open source mambo/joomla sites I worked on.
One of several open source tikiwiki sites I implemented and customized.
Integrated custom product search by car make, model, year with OSC open source shopping cart in PHP. (one of many OCS projects)
Site has changed significantly since my involvement as a lead designer, developer, and operations for 8 years including the on-line classroom (for 20 years), course catalogs, etc.
Site has changed greatly since my involvement as a lead designer, developer, and operations for 3.5 years. (Perl/template system)
Site has changed greatly since my involvement as a lead designer, developer, and operations for 3.5 years. (ColdFusion/Java/Oracle)
One of many open source nuke/postnuke site I worked on.
Public wiki using MediaWiki open source, contributed spelling check component to open source. Used for many private intranet wikis also.
"kind of a hall of fame" for early WWW contributors, I contributed the idea of HTML forms which Mosaic popularized having been involved in the design and development of SGML browsers and their application since 1985.
"kind of a hall of fame" for early WWW contributors. I promoted the idea that the web was more than just hypertext, and demonstrated applications leading to CGI, and introduced the notion of “objects on the web”, which led to XML. See resume for more complete the list of my early contributions including the first screen oriented browser which served to introduce the web to a wide audience in the early days on the public packets switching networks before the advent of the public Internet we have today.