Veteran technologist with broad development experience in a variety of industries. Deep background in integration and EDI development projects. Experienced data analyst and support specialist who consistently becomes a “go-to” team player. Expert learner and researcher who finds technology solutions and successfully implements them. Strong documentation specialist who can translate from technical language into usable formats for end-users.

Areas of Expertise
EDI Development and Testing ٠ Application Development ٠ Research & Development ٠ Team Leadership ٠ Technical Support Troubleshooting ٠ Test Planning and Execution ٠ Process Automation ٠ Technical Documentation ٠ End-User Training

Technical Proficiencies
Platforms: Windows, Solaris UNIX, AIX, Redhat, Eclipse

Databases: Oracle, DB2, Derby, MSSQL Server 2000, MS Access, MySQL

Languages: KSH, Bash, Expect, XSD, XML, XPath, SOAP, Java, Perl, SQL, JQuery, JSP, HTML, CSS

EDI Transactions: X12: 204, 211, 214, 810, 824, 834, 850, 852, 855, 864, 997; UCS: 875, 880, 997

EDI Software: Gentran for MVS, Gentran Server for UNIX, Gentran Pro, Gentran Sterling Integrator, GE Application Integrator, Altova MapForce

Communications: AS1, AS2, AS3, FTP, SFTP, PGP

Professional Experience

IT Specialist Associated Wholesale Grocers – Kansas City, KS (2013-2020)
Lead Java software development team for web application development and support, including defect break-fix
Research, develop and implement Java Batch framework
Automated manual data refresh processes, saving hundreds of hours annually
Architect for implementation of Liferay (Content Management) software
Integrated AccuRev source code repository with IBM’s uBuild for code migration, checkout, compile and code promotion

UNIX Developer (Contractor for Experis IT)
Developed software for variety of projects
Executed test cases for mainframe to AIX conversion, including script development to support conversions
Developed and supported intranet application integrated with CAWA scheduling system for non-IT staff

Senior EDI Application Analyst YRC Freight – Overland Park, KS (2012-2013)

Provided technical support and integration development related to communications
Compiled and presented monthly reporting of communications statistics

EDI Communications Analyst (Contractor for MCG Consulting)

Stabilized problematic communications system in preparation for selection and implementation of replacement

Systems Test Engineer (Contractor for Solutions Point) Sprint – Overland Park, KS (2011-2012)
Provided troubleshooting and research and development support for SyncML contacts system

EDI Analyst (Contractor for Kelly Mitchell Consulting) Cargil – Wichita, KS (2011)
Led setup and on-boarding of EDI partners from requirements and planning through implementation

Java EDI Integration Developer Garmin – Olathe, KS (2007-2010)
Designed and implemented seamless integration of data exchanges between customers, vendors and internal contacts
Eliminated EDI orders from going on-hold due to address lookup errors – greatly enhancing process efficiency

Software Engineer V Embarq – New Century, KS (2000-2007)
Designed, developed and maintained Java applications and integrations for several systems including PeopleSoft
Saved $250K in HW/SW purchases by integrating PeopleSoft and internal scheduling software

Integration Engineer Yellow Freight/ – Overland Park, KS (1996-2000)
Led technical support for UNIX translation team while providing all project management for EDI projects
Managed exchange or proprietary and XML data between intranet and internal systems

EDI Programmer / Analyst (Contractor for Triple I Consulting) YRC – Overland Park, KS (1995-1996)

Responsible for all support: Trading partner contact, mapping, processes, problem resolution, application support and modification of 214 Shipment Status Messages.

EDI Coordinator Millbrook Distribution Services – Harrison, AR (1985-1995)

Established the EDI department.
Responsible for all support: Trading partner contact, mapping, processes, problem resolution, liaison with application team for data extract and import of EDI data.


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR – Coursework in Computer Science

North Arkansas Community College, Harrison, AR – Coursework in Computer Science