Bill Witt's Professional Materials
Practiced, goal-oriented, .NET architect/developer, product champion and systems software generalist with a broad range of business, industrial and R&D experience, excellent communication skills and a strong multi-discipline technical background. Experience includes complex, data driven mission-critical web sites, SEO, business process automation, ‘C’ level management duties, product development, technical sales/marketing, program management, manufacturing process design and implementation, test and measurement, organizational leadership and product champion. Well developed ‘common sense’ and a wide variety of experiences add to my ability to ‘chunk down’ complex problems into easy to manage portions, making implementation faster and easier.
Professional Experience (snapshot)
During this time, I have architected and developed a financial web site; www.wealthwatch.net. This has been my most ambitious full application lifecycle project and is based upon the .net platform, written in C# and includes a number of interfaces to external data sources, web services, AJAX, the MS Charting package and other technologies. I worked with two other ‘partner-developers’ on this project, and I am happy to say, it is about complete.
Also, during the last two years I have worked as a partner with my wife, an independent management consultant as COO and CTO during which time the business grew to over 7 figures. My contributions included day to day management of up to 6 personnel and a variety of contractors, IT and support, contract development and management, marketing, business relationships and all other needed support for a rapidly growing business. Check Rebecca out at www.rebeccareynoldsconsulting.com
2005 – 2009- Independent Consultant
Senior .NET Developer, Qwest Communication
Senior developer on a small team tasked with getting a late, stalled .NET workflow project back on schedule. Lead team of 8, four in Denver, four off-shores to become united and productive. Contributed to architecture and helped identify and remove bottlenecks and unnecessary ‘features’. Designed and wrote a complex data synchronizer that updated data from a Tibco CRM-workflow product and Oracle data base to a MS SQL server local data store for performance and usability.
Senior .NET Developer, Flatiron Capital
- Wells Fargo
In house developer/designer/PM for large enterprise ASP.NET web application. Developed numerous data driven custom web pages using C# and advanced user interface controls including extensively customized grid views, AJAX controls and stored procedures for various accounting and customer interface needs. Worked with department heads to streamline workflow with custom web applications. Developed custom DLL’s and CLR stored procedures to add advanced functionality for reporting to SQL data store. Worked with team to create new data structures to ‘feed’ BI reporting services. Built interactive reports using C# and UI controls when reporting services were not able. Debugged and supported code as old as 10 years.
Senior Developer, Productivity
Provide web site design and updating. Develop or direct application specific custom software solutions, focused on C# and .NET technologies as a Microsoft Partner. Assist small businesses develop strategies for increasing productivity using a variety of software and hardware solutions. Provide backup and recovery as well as disaster recovery solutions. Provide one on one and group training in computer skills and Office Suite.
Program Manager and Technical Sales
Specialist, Fowler Software Design
Developed and applied successful program management techniques to existing and future projects resulting in higher margins, less rework and enhanced customer satisfaction. Completed development and documentation of major product in C#.net. Brought extensive knowledge of Microsoft products to marketing and sales effort resulting in increased sales and heightened customer retention. Improved developer – client relationships. Helped shape technical direction and goals.
2003 – 2005 Program Management,
Developer, The Goodbye Chain
The Goodbye Chain is a market leader in tools and services - hazardous chemical management As program manager and developer created an integrated offering of software tools and services for material data disclosure in the developing RoHS and WEEE arena. Groundbreaking product The Material Declaration Wizard resulted, as well as a menu of complimentary support services. Working as technical marketing and sales expert, continually upgraded offerings in concert with evolving market clarity. Personally developed, created and integrated the ‘crown jewel’ of the product line, the MDW Advisor as well as related web site content. Managed NEMI product testing efforts with Kodak as test partner, where MDW product achieved the highest scores. In ‘startup mode’ created and maintained company infrastructure such as web hosting, email, FTP sites, back end web site coding, bulk mailings, software installation and updates, virus protection and other needed support services.
2002 – 2004 Trading System
Development, Periscope Capital Inc.
Periscope Capital is a leader in risk optimized, computerized portfolio trading. Designing, coding and testing complex software for stock and commodity trading systems using the TradeStation real-time platform. Converting existing software systems written in ‘Objective C’, Java and Perl into C# on the .NET platform allowing for updates and maintenance. Created UML documentation for existing software, and used it for the conversion and as a basis for test modules. Mentoring team in software design and best practices.
2000 - 2002 Senior Applications
Engineer, National Semiconductor Inc.
Responsibilities: Support sales team with technical product support for ‘system on a chip’ microprocessor using combinations of email, telephone, personal contact, training classes and written documentation. Support pre and post sales efforts, as well as marketing groups. Reviewed and repaired code in apps and drivers.
Accomplishments: Working closely with sales, assisted major customers with successful product development and integration. Created training videos and taught classes for customers and sales and marketing teams, helping to reduce complex hardware/software systems to easily understood concepts. Opened and maintained communication channels between customers and corporate development teams. Brought numerous new products ideas from customers to R&D. In conjunction with partner Microsoft, created support program for the Windows embedded products Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded.
1992 - 2000 Software
Engineer/Architect, Systems Designer, Cirrus Logic
Responsibilities: Support customer base producing custom hardware and software solutions for new disk drive chips. Identify and perform independent research on new product ideas. Work with team to develop supporting tools for advanced DVD player chips. Create, document, and perform tests to validate new silicon systems.
Accomplishments: Supported customers of leading edge disk drive read channels with custom software for interfaces and other tools, helping to capture a large share of the new digital read channel market. Supported customers such as Toshiba and Seagate to customize these tools, in both cases, leading to major design wins. Funded for individual product development effort, resulting in 5 patents. Working with potential customers, developed test tools and test suites for emerging optical products aimed at DVD market.
1989 – 1992 Software Engineer, MIS,
Responsibilities: Varied, startup. Developed software for automate data collection on pilot production lines with goal of ISO 6000 compliance. Design and write software for test, measurement and production systems. Created corporate local area network and interface with IBM mainframe in California.
Accomplishments: Designed and wrote software for test equipment, both for delivered products and manufacturing tests. Worked with a team to produce a dual processor media tester that had all the functionality of an optical disk drive, my part being firmware. System used serial and parallel data links between a PC and system. Designed and implemented Novel Local Area Network, and put in place a full MIS plan. Designed and implemented (in 'C') a novel data collection / distribution system for manufacturing, using networked workstations and a multi-user database.
Personal: Hobbies include woodworking, travel, motorcycle sport riding and touring, hiking and camping and computer technology. I am in excellent physical condition, and take steps to remain that way. I value honesty and integrity, and live a principled live. I am constantly learning.
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
Proficient in C#, ASP.NET, SQL, VS2005-2010, AJAX, Jscript, HTML, UML, XML, ERD
Advanced WEB and User Interface designer (but, not an artist!)
Intelligent, original thinker and problem solver
Superb Intrapersonal Skills
Expert Program and Product manager
Advanced computer skills; MS Office, Project, Visual Studio, WEB development
Skilled Technical Sales Specialist
Microsoft developer partner (MSDN)
Experienced technical trainer
Extensive R&D experience