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Benjamin
bklein73@gmail.com
904-234-6566
Jacksonville, FL 32099
Adjunct Instructor (part time)
22 years experience W2
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My focus, in over 21 years of experience, has always been to build software, architect data, and analyze data to solve business problems. My goal is to keep things simple, while providing eloquent solutions. While I tend to favor certain technologies, I try to be technology agnostic. I do not just consider myself a developer, architect, engineer, or scientist. I consider myself a technology and business evangelist. Using my years of technical experience and both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, I feel that I bring something unique to the table: a technical professional who understands truly the business point of view. As a firm believer in the K.I.S.S. principle, I believe solutions do not need to be complex, just to be complex. The goal is to solve business problems by means of building or integrating software, architecting data storage, and analyzing collected data. I have worked with business systems such as Oracle Enterprise Applications (versions 11.0 and 11i) and with robust websites using PHP 5, utilizing either Zend, Symfony, or Yii frameworks). I also create web applications using Wordpress, not just integrating plugins and themes, but creating document-driven web applications. I consider myself database agnostic, working with either MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or MongoDB. I am a great believer in Agile, bringing all facets of the business together to develop and maintain a successful project. My current technology stack of choice is PHP or Python for server processing, PHP, Python or Node.JS for web services, Angular for the web front end and Cordova based frameworks for mobile, and MongoDB or MySQL for data storage. I tend to favor AWS for their cloud architecture.

Experience
Senior Software Developer
Information Technology
Jan 2010 - present

Rather than working as an independent contractor for several different client companies, I both formed Klein Information Services and then Cognicio Technologies to better service companies in the areas of web development and mobile development. For web development, I specialize in developing enterprise PHP applications using Symfony 2, small business content websites using Wordpress, Node JS applications, and mobile applications using Phonegap. I specialize in database development using MySQL and MongoDB.

Assignment: Qubeey Inc.

  • Working on a small team, we developed a state of the art social platform using top open source technologies, such as Symfony 2 for the web framework, Redis for caching, and MongoDb and MySQL for data stores.
  • We have a robust API that follows a strict Restful protocol.


Assignment: Orange Hat Group, LLC

  • I have developed many applications that support a variety of Washington lobbyists.
  • For web development, we created custom solutions using the Wordpress framework. For custom development, I used the Yii Framework or a DIY framework.
  • I also created a robust Advocacy platform that allows constituents to call, tweet, and fax their representatives or whomever they are lobbying, via the web or via a robo-call.
  • Most of these applications also integrate with Salesforce and Mailchimp, and collect analytics for robust reporting.


Assignment: Spark, Inc.

  • Using Wordpress Multisite. I developed the website of Cancer Specialists of North Florida.
  • The website consisted of their main site, their foundation, and their pharmacy site.
SQL ERP REST ARM WSAD MongoDB MySQL PHP Wordpress node.js PhoneGap Salesforce MS MAM Spark Redis Analytics Application Support Actor
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AVP Information Technology
Government
Dec 2015 - present
  • The goal of ALCS is to provide quality, cost effective, and highly responsive service in the area of legal claim processing of class action and bankruptcy cases.
  • My role is to make sure, that from a technology perspective, we are able to meet this goal to the best of our ability.
  • I support a proprietary solution developed using PHP and MySQL in a Linux environment.
PHP MySQL Linux
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Senior Web Developer
Information Technology
Jul 2015 - Nov 2015

Assignment: Chaotic Moon

  • For this assignment, I was tasked to migrate an existing API (written in Ruby and Postgres) to PHP to integrate better with they existing Joomla CMS.
  • The new API was to support their client’s existing iOS app, add new features, and a new Android app.
  • I integrated Symfony components, Doctrine, and Twig into two custom Joomla extensions in order to support this task.


Assignment: Third Rail Creative

  • For this assignment, Third Rail Creative developed a Wordpress website for an end client.
  • There were bugs and items on a punch list.
  • My job was to fix the bugs, finish the punch list, and clean up a virus that infected several files.


Assignment: City of Thomasville

  • For this assignment, I was tasked to assist the network operations group to help troubleshoot and enhance a custom dashboard that supports the cable modems through the area.
  • The application was written in Zend framework.
SSIS PHP Ruby Web Developer Wordpress Android iOS PostgreSQL Malware Cabling
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Senior Software Developer
Information Technology
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Founded Blurd Technologies with fellow BYO Recreation employee, Steve Larson, our mission was to develop business and entertainment mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. We also developed Inspecs - an industry-specific walkthrough application with cloud storage.
Android iOS Windows MS MAM Employ
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Adjunct Instructor (part time)
Education
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Assigned to teach Introduction to Database Management for the January 2014 module.
  • I am still on the active roster of instructors, should they need my services again.
Database Management
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Senior Application Developer
Information Technology
Dec 2010 - Jan 2012
  • This position started out as a Magento support position, but I was instrumental in creating a custom e-commerce system utilizing Open Cart, Quick Books, and Sugar CRM.
  • This system was them upgraded and redeveloped using the Zend Framework.
  • I did not just create the web interface, but also a socket listener (in PHP) to integrate with Quickbooks.
CRM quickbooks
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Senior PHP Developer
Information Technology
Apr 2008 - Nov 2009
  • I work with PHP5 using Zend Framework and mySQL 5 for HowStuffWorks.com, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications.
  • I also work with various technologies, such as CSS and JQuery.
  • Due to the nature of the website, we must be cognitive of how the site operates on most browsers.
  • I also developed small Facebook, Google Gadget, and Adobe Flash (using Flex) applications.
SQL MySQL Adobe Flash CSS jQuery PHP
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Database Developer
Information Technology
Feb 2007 - Apr 2008
  • Assigned to ConsumerSource, Interactive Division, on the NewHomeGuide.com team.
  • My role is to serve as the database development resource for the team; creating scripts, recommending data model changes, and new processes in regards to database artifact deployment.
  • I also use C# to make modifications to the backoffice web application for NewHomeGuide.com.
C# MS Visio
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Oracle Applications Consultant
Manufacturing
Sep 2006 - Feb 2007

Assigned to Acuity Brands to work on Oracle Manufacturing conversion project using Oracle database, PL/SQL, SQL, Oracle Reports, VB.NET, and C++.

SQL PL/SQL Oracle VB.NET C++ Oracle Reports Manufacturing Acuity
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Oracle Applications Consultant
Utilities/Energy
Aug 2004 - Nov 2005
  • Duties included but not limited to Maximo / Oracle integration project support of various Oracle Applications modules including AP PO WMS, and custom warehouse material order system.
Oracle Maximo AgencyPortal
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PHP Consultant
May 2004 - Aug 2004
Assigned to LiquidMedium using PHP, Oracle 9i, SQL, and Crystal Reports.
PHP SQL Crystal Reports Oracle
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Application Analyst
Apr 2003 - Apr 2004
Duties included development and support of new and existing Internet and Intranet web applications, using ASP, SQL Server, and MapInfo.
SQL Server SQL
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Application Developer
Information Technology
Mar 2000 - Apr 2003

Duties included, but not limited to, development and support of new and existing interfaces to Oracle Applications modules (Order Entry, Purchasing, Inventory, Receiving), using Oracle Forms, Reports, and SQL, and PL/SQL. Developed custom web site using PHP, PL/SQL, and SQL. Developed custom data warehouse using PL/SQL, SQL, and Brio Query.

SQL Oracle PL/SQL PHP Data Warehousing Oracle Forms BRIO
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Education
Information Systems
St. Edwards University 2000
Information Systems
University of Florida 1996
Skills
PHP
2022
23
SQL
2022
18
MySQL
2022
13
Actor
2022
12
Analytics
2022
12
Application Support
2022
12
ARM
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12
ERP
2022
12
MongoDB
2022
12
MS MAM
2022
12
node.js
2022
12
PhoneGap
2022
12
Redis
2022
12
REST
2022
12
Salesforce
2022
12
Spark
2022
12
Wordpress
2022
12
WSAD
2022
12
Linux
2022
6
Oracle
2007
5
Android
2015
3
BRIO
2003
3
Data Warehousing
2003
3
Employ
2014
3
iOS
2015
3
Oracle Forms
2003
3
PL/SQL
2007
3
Windows
2014
3
Adobe Flash
2009
1
AgencyPortal
2005
1
C#
2008
1
CRM
2012
1
CSS
2009
1
jQuery
2009
1
Maximo
2005
1
MS Visio
2008
1
quickbooks
2012
1
SQL Server
2004
1
Acuity
2007
1
Agile Methodology
0
1
AngularJS
0
1
AWS
0
1
Bootstrap
0
1
BSA
0
1
C++
2007
1
Cabling
2015
1
Cloud Architecture
0
1
Cordova
0
1
Crystal Reports
2004
1
Database Management
2014
1
Enterprise Applications
0
1
FOCUS
0
1
HTML
0
1
JavaScript
0
1
Malware
2015
1
Manufacturing
2007
1
Oracle Reports
2007
1
PostgreSQL
2015
1
Python
0
1
Ruby
2015
1
Software Architect
0
1
SSIS
2015
1
UI
0
1
VB.NET
2007
1
Web Developer
2015
1
WebServices
0
1
Awards
Completion of Competent Leadership Program Toast of Jax Toastmas, 0
Completion of Competent Communicator Program, 2013
Toast of Jax Toastmasters, 2012