Chris Newham

Senior Technical Consultant @ Summa Technologies
in Pittsburgh, PA

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Objective

To excel in the implementation of Computer-based Information Systems by continually learning new technologies and industry best practices and applying to business initiatives; while being a valuable member of the information technology team providing leadership, quality design and construction, troubleshooting, maintenance, solutions, training and mentoring.

Skill Set

General

  • Leadership, Organization, Planning, Interpersonal, Troubleshooting, Complex problem-solving, Mentoring, Training and Support

Technical

  • System Analysis, System Design, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Distributed Application Design and Development, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Microservices Architecture, Cloud Based Application Development, UI Application Development, RESTful API Design and Development, Protocol Design and Development, Database Design and Development, Agile Methodologies (Scrum, SAFe), Test Driven Development (TDD), Build and Release Management

Development

  • .NET 4.6 (C#), Java 8, Spring MVC, T-SQL, ASP.NET, REST, MVC and MVVM Patterns, XML/XSD/XSLT, Javascript, JSON, JQuery, AngularJS, KnockoutJS, HTML, CSS, Python, MongoDB, Node.JS, RabbitMQ, Kakfa, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF/XAML), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

Tools

  • Visual Studio 2015, InteliJ IDEA, Webstorm, PyCharm, Git Source Control, Team Foundation Server, Octopus Deploy, Cloud Foundry, TeamCity and Jenkins Build Systems, Powershell, Gradle, Grunt, Nuget, Powershell

Platforms

  • Linux Based Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows Based Operating Systems, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Professional Experience

Summa Technologies
July 2014 - Present

Senior Technical Consultant

  • Provided architecture recommendations and design strategies to client project teams
  • Introduced new DevOps and Release Management concepts to enhance build and deployment processes
  • Integration with client project teams and mentoring of client team members

Summa Technologies
May 2012 - July 2014

Technical Consultant

  • Integrated with client project team to promote code quality and on time project delivery using Agile methodologies and industry best practices
  • Provided recommendations and training to client project team members to enhance the overall quality of project deliverables

Direct Energy Business
Feb 2009 - May 2012

Software Developer II

  • Designed and led team to construct Multi-system Contract Booking system, resulting in the reduction of time spent to apx. 25% per contract
  • Designed and Constructed Financial Reconciliation system, creating a consistent and reliable platform to perform complex financial calculations and serve relevant financial data to customers and company stakeholders
  • Constructed EDI application to streamline and monitor Transactions in and out of operational systems to increase overall reliability and scalability
  • Led server application migration of 64 applications to Production, QA, UAT and Development server environments and over 300 clients for largest capital project of 2009. Awarded for excellent team work and successful delivery
  • Provide high level and detailed technical analysis and direction to business decisions

Strategic Energy/Direct Energy Business
June 2006 - Feb 2009

Quality Assurance Analyst

  • Developed and Implemented Electronic IT Request system in accordance with company IT Change Control and SOX Policies
  • Provide day to day Technical Insight and Training to IT Quality Assurance team
  • Developed and Implemented performance metrics for IT Quality Assurance team
  • Led QA and UAT test activities for multiple software implementations from beginning until production deployment
  • Contributed to the resolution of numerous production support and pre-production issues
  • Generated and Maintained technically detailed test plans
  • Tested Functionality, Compatibility, Usability and Reliability of individual program units in part of the system as a whole

Three Rivers Trucking
September 2008 - December 2009

Independant Consultant

  • Developed Shipping Management System to handle supplier and delivery freight requirements, resulting in increased reliability and scalability of operations with decreased dependency on IT support.
  • Performed interviews with stakeholders to gather Requirements
  • Included value-added application features and suggestions to gain more efficiency from current application use

Boomerangs Bar & Grille
November 2004 - March 2006

Independant Consultant

  • Connected 5 Windows XP workstations to network
  • Configured 2 XP Servers to run NextPOS and GeoVision Surveillance
  • Setup/Configured NextPOS for Restaurants on Workstations
  • Trained employees to use NextPOS for Restaurants

Academic Preparation

Indiana University of Pennsylvania     December 2005

  • Degree:   Bachelor of Science
  • Area:   Management Information Systems

Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, Pi Chapter

  • President (2005)
  • Vice President of Finance (2004)

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