Tiffany Merry

Experienced Software Developer

Eureka Springs, United States

Summary

As a well-established IT leader with a passion for programming, design, and development, Having progressed through a series of roles over more than 25 years, I am excited to apply my skills to produce immediate results as a valuable member to any team.

Throughout my career I have made it my priority to utilize current technologies and new techniques to develop elegant, creative technical solutions across all project phases. Comfortable in collaborative and independently-driven roles. I can adapt and revise my strategies to meet evolving priorities, shifting needs, and emergent issues.

Further, I would bring the following strengths to your team:
• Experience working with cross-functional teams in developing new software and application programs.
• Knowledge of how to lead development teams to ensure business needs are successfully achieved on time and budget.
• Ability to execute established business plans, increasing year-over-year productivity across business lines.

Languages:

English

Experience

Yuma Union High School District #70

November 2011 – 2017

Title:

PyQt and Python Programmer – Telecommute

Technical Scope:

Linux; PostgresSql; Python; PyQt; Mercurial (Code Repository); Apache Web Server; FogBugz (Bug Tracking System); XMachine / X2Go Virtual Machines – Telecommute; Putty

Accomplishments:

  • Designed mainWindows and Dialog UIs using the QT Designer. Created some of the dialogs using only Python.
  • Created custom PyQt widgets as needed.
  • Created the UI code and the backend code in Python.
  • Created test using pytest for both the frontend UI and back end code.
  • Created customized reporting packages using LibreOffice templates, a custom Python application for data integration and Celery to convert the data format from *.odt to *.pdf.
  • Designed and created PostgresSql tables, the table privilege and custom views.
  • Created PostgresSql functions and triggers of varying complexity.
  • Created/maintained the rules to route records for approval using a custom python Rules system.
  • Utilized threads to create multiple vouchers.
  • Worked on user issues as reported.
  • Participated in code reviews to ensure the solution solved the problem.
  • Designed and created the following modules within the system: Vendor Maintenance, Non-Stock Requisitions, Change Requests for Non-Stock Requisitions, District Inventory Requisitions for the Warehouse, Student Nutrition and Facilities.
Steeprock Inc.

June 2007 – November 2011

Title:

Configuration Engineer/Python Developer - Telecommute

Technical Scope:

Linux; SQL Server; Python/Django; Bazaar (Code Repository); Apache Web Server; Bugzillia (Bug Tracking System); Citrix VPN – Telecommute; Putty

Accomplishments:

  • Created logins for web applications.
  • Configured systems for various new clients using custom SQL and Python as needed.
  • Participate in technical specifications reviews to better understand the project and to help assist the Client Facing team to create better specifications.
  • Make client requested changes as required.
  • Work with other teams when a requirement involves work from multiple teams.
Mind Over Machines

April 2005 – April 2007

Title:

Consultant - Telecommute

Technical Scope:

Linux; MS NT; ASP.NET with C#; HTML, JavaScript and Ajax; SQL Server with Stored Procedures; Code Smith; Java / JSP Pages; Apache Tomcat / IIS; Citrix VPN – Telecommute; Putty

Accomplishments:

  • Ported the JIP program from Linux to Windows. The program is written in Java and JSP running on an Apache Tomcat web server.
  • Configured the web.config and $ProjectName.config files.
  • Integrated third party modifications to the JIP program. Assisted in designing the online Watermark Reservation System from both a database and code perspective.
  • Assisting in writing the technical specifications to get client sign off before development work could begin on the Internet based Watermark Reservation system.
  • Created a tabbed menu interface for the reservation system using a custom control.
  • Created a monthly and daily calendar interface using Ajax.
  • Created stored procedures of varying complexity to handle all data manipulations and used Code Smith to generate the C# code to facilitate development.
  • Created typed data sets to use with the store procedures.
  • Used a variety of Web Controls including: drop down lists, check boxes, list boxes, repeaters, data lists and data grids.
  • Used VAM Professional Validation and More and Peter Blum’s Date control sets.
  • Used Free Text Box to accommodate the user entering formatting text.
  • Created html formatted files for reports that are then converted to PDF for printing, emailing or saving. Created a list box of existing reports, so previous versions can be viewed.
  • Enabled Email capability from majority of the screens.
Metris Companies

February 2005 – April 2005

Title:

Consultant

Technical Scope:

Microsoft Windows; Microsoft SQL Server; ASP.Net with VB; Pega; HTML / Java Script

Accomplishments:

  • Created a report application to interface with the Pega Database.
  • Used stored procedures to pull the data from the database.
  • Created the reports in html format which were then converted to PDF for printing, emailing or saving. Saved the location of the existing reports in the database, so previous versions could be accessed.
  • Configured the web.config and $ProjectName.config files.
  • Made modifications to the Pega system.
Kerusso

April 2004 – January 2005

Title:

Internet Sales Supervisor - Telecommute

Technical Scope:

Linux; Dream Weaver; HTML / Java Script; MySql Server; PHP; Java / JSP Pages

Accomplishments:

  • Supported the current web sites.
  • Built multiple shopping carts for clients.
  • Responsible for the company's drop ship program.
  • Went to a contract relationship with the Company to fulfill their technical needs.
Walmart

December 2003 - March 2004

Title:

Consultant

Technical Scope:

HP UNIX; Microsoft NT; Visual Basic 6.0 - Client Software; C - Server Software

Accomplishments:

  • Fulfilled contractual obligations.
  • Client Server grocery distribution application.
  • Troubleshoot and fix existing bugs on the server side.
  • Fix all warnings in existing programs.
First Data Resources

November 1999 - September 2003

Title:

Sr. Applications Developer - Telecommute

Technical Scope:

Solaris UNIX; Microsoft Windows; Apache Web Server; Linux; C++ - Client, Server and Standalone Software; ASP.NET with C# - Front end for Instant Credit Applications; Rogue Wave C++ Libraries; Informix Database; Microsoft SQL Server; Informix 4GL - Client, Server and Standalone Software; Citrix VPN to login remotely; F-Secure Shell to access Unix Shells both on site and remotely

Accomplishments:

  • Developed a backend server for an instant web enrollment for Speedpass devices.
  • Developed a real time and batch process to search the OFAC (known terrorist) databases.
  • Developed and implemented an instant credit product for a bank that is utilized via the web. This development was done mainly in 4gl utilizing C++ functions and interfacing with an Informix database.
  • Enhanced the functionality of the driving C++ program for Instant Credit. The enhancements included bullet-proofing the 3270 links and help to redesign the system to be more stable in able to reduce support calls.
  • Developed and documented the standards for the 4gl programming team. Also a member of the team that is defining the system processes for the Instant Credit System as a whole.
  • Supported the Instant Credit and the online Speedpass product from both a production and development standpoint.
  • Was named Employee of the Month after 3 months.
  • Was given projects that included using Cold Fusion and Java Script, but were cancelled.
Global Interface Solutions

February 1999 – November 1999

Title:

Applications Developer

Technical Scope:

Microsoft NT 4.0; Linux; Visual Studio 6.0 using VC++ - multi-threaded standalone

Accomplishments:

  • Made enhancements to a Data Center Management application running under Windows NT.
  • Enhancements include: adding a VT100 emulator plug in, adding TAPI functionality and developing an NT Administration module that allows access to remote Telnet, Tasklist, Services, Event Log, Performance Monitor and RegEdit.
  • System Administration responsibilities for the UNIX machines.
  • Initiated and supported source code management procedures.
MCI WorldCom

September 1996 – January 1999

Title:

Project Manager

Technical Scope:

AIX and HP UNIX; Linux; C and C++ - batch processing

Accomplishments:

  • Project Manager / Developer for a Data Warehouse project consisting of 5 individual data marts utilizing a star schema design.
  • Created documentation per WorldCom's Software Development Life Cycle: Business Requirements, Functional Specifications and Technical Specifications.
  • Met with users to determine requirements; designed systems based on those requirements. Used Erwin to design the database models.
  • Interfaced with the Test and Production groups to facilitate the promotion of each project.
  • Assisted the users in verifying the data generated from each system.
  • Project Manager / Developer of the project to move 8 Traffic systems running in parallel on IBM AIX machines to one SUN 4000.
  • Supported the DMS and DEX Traffic Systems.
Perot Systems

August 1994 - August 1996

Title:

Associate

Technical Scope:

AIX UNIX; VAX 7000; C multi-threaded standalone; UDMS 4GL used for reporting and DB; Databus a legacy system

Accomplishments:

  • Team leader for the project to migrate the legacy systems into a standardized directory structure, removing hard coded file names, and set up the process logic to trap errors, discontinue processing, notify operations and page the primary on-call person.
  • Developed and implemented user requests to the existing Reservation System: User reports, screen changes, functionality changes based on user defined business rules.
  • Met with users directly to determine requirements, and explained any issues involved with implementation.
  • Supported the reservation systems on a rotating basis.
  • Maintained and solved problems to the legacy system written in Databus, an unsupported language.
  • Developed interfaces between the reservation system and the accounting and marketing systems.
  • Performance tuned all supported applications.
The University of Tulsa

January 1995 - December 1995

Title:

Consultant; FORTRAN - legacy

Technical Scope:

Visual Basic 3.0 through 5.0 - client

Accomplishments:

  • Developed a Mechanical Engineering application for Windows using Visual Basic.
  • Converted calculation formulas from FORTRAN to Basic.
  • Consulted with the Professors leading the project on a weekly basis to review work.
DP Select

January 1994 - August 1994

Title:

Consultant

Technical Scope:

WordPerfect - legacy

Accomplishments:

  • Fulfilled contractual obligations for Natco Corp by documenting existing Word Perfect Macros, developing new Macros based on user requests and debugging existing Macros at Natco Corp.
  • Fulfilled contractual obligations for Perot Systems. Was hired by Perot Systems after contract was fulfilled.
Matrixbel

June 1992 - August 1993

Title:

Consultant

Technical Scope:

VAX 7000; FORTRAN for batch processing; UDMS 4GL- reporting and DB

Accomplishments:

  • Fulfilled contractual obligations for Dowell Schlumberger Manufacturing Plant.
  • Created user reports.
  • Wrote utility programs to solve system problems.
  • Changed file structures to accommodate changes to existing programs.
  • Created and modified MANMAN commands using APIs.
  • Created view and record definitions in the data dictionary.

Skills

Apache, Backend Development, Big Data, Celery, DevOps, Django, Frontend Development, Fullstack Development, Git, JavaScript, Jenkins, Mercurial, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PyQt, PySide, Redis, Test-Driven Development, Web Development

Joined: March 5, 2017

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