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Al Kahler |
9013 NW 53rd St., Coral Springs, FL 33067
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My Professional Experience

Senior Software Developer, gMed (2009-Present)

Senior developer/architect for interface systems. Improved architecture to support additional 3rd-party electronic health system integration and data format processing, while maintaining extensive customizable options. Technologies include: .NET 4.0, C#, Web Services, LINQ, XML, HL7, and SQL 2008.

Revamped web UI architecture to significantly improve client-side processing and rendering performance. Results primarily achieved through redesign of custom controls, refactoring of client-side scripting library, reduction of the HTML footprint, and introduction of JSON data optimization. Technologies include: .NET 4.0, C#, Web Services, JavaScript, JSON, XML, & HTML.

Senior Software Developer, Saveology.com™ (2008-2009)

Technical leader in design and implementation of the Saveology.com multi-tier application platform. This project provides real-time transactions with numerous 3rd party systems and executes in a high-performance, high-traffic environment across multi-tier server farms. Technologies include: .NET 3.5, C#, VB.NET, WCF, Web Services, LINQ, XML, AJAX, and SQL 2005.

Restructured legacy system architecture for the Cable Labs Multiple Service Operator systems. Upgraded from .NET 2.0 to 3.5, switched to an SOA model, and migrated to a multi-tier server farm environment. Results include significant improvements to the overall speed and error logging of the company’s leading revenue generator. Technologies include: .NET 3.5, C#, VB.NET, WCF, Web Services, LINQ, XML, AJAX, and SQL.

Developed custom Salesforce.com call-center application, used globally by 500+ sales agents. System integrates directly with Force.com and Informavores Firefly scripting software. Technologies include: .NET 3.5, C#, WCF, XML, SQL.

Daily work in a team-based environment, including direct contact and collaboration with international development groups. Provided executive-level presentations and performed client-facing consulting.

Senior Web Developer, BFW Advertising (2000-2008)

Hands-on leader, overseeing all activities and responsibilities of Interactive Dept., including project estimates, development timelines, resource allocations, system architectures, programming execution through complete SDLC.

Piloted the creation and adaptation of SDLC procedures and programming standards. Established a resource management system and version control.

Architected a web-based project management system, covering all aspects of company operations from project estimation to billing reports. Benefits include streamlining of workflow, leading to increased profit margins and improved lifecycle organization. Technologies include: .NET 2.0, VB.NET, AJAX, and SQL.

Developed proprietary Internet user tracking system which delivers real-time marketing metrics, including click/conversion tracking. System delivers performance reporting, split-testing, and cost-per-acquisition assessments. Technologies include: .NET 2.0, VB.NET, VBScript, JavaScript, SQL, and Flash.

Designed a .NET/SQL based custom rifle-builder e-commerce application for DPMS/Panther Arms. The system allows a customer to construct and price custom products and components based on complex decision-tree configuration rules. Technologies include: .NET 3.0, VB.NET, and SQL 2005.

Lead developer of Buy Owner Lead & Seller web application, supporting daily operations for company-wide franchises. System includes call center agent tools, automated salesperson scheduling, and real estate listing management. Technologies include: VBScript, AJAX, JavaScript, and SQL 2000.

Web Developer, BFW Advertising (1999-2000)

Executed both team-based and individual responsibilities for numerous web application and database projects using a wide array of technologies: VB.NET, VBScript (ASP), XML, PHP, Perl (CGI), SQL, MySql, Access, AJAX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Flash. Work covers Windows/IIS and Unix/Apache environments.

Completed numerous B2B/B2C projects, custom ecommerce systems, CMS tools, and corporate portal applications using VBScript/SQL & LAMP.

Comprehensive development time spent with multi-browser compatibility, application usability, and user accessibility. Directly involved in application interface design and section 508 compliance.

Developer/Consultant, Freelance (Since 1996)

Over 14 years of experience providing application development and interface services for a wide range of clients and industries.

Architected several applications for Subway Restaurants (corporate), including a custom CRM system. The .NET/SQL based CRM application includes an external API and 3rd party email marketing system integration. Technologies include: .NET 2.0, C#, VB.NET, XML, Web Services, and SQL 2005.

Developed a promotional hosted-chat program for Subway. The .NET chat application was used by several celebrities, such as Brady Quinn and Reggie Bush, for their “Eat Fresh” online marketing initiatives. Technologies include: .NET 3.0, C#, and SQL.

Designed a web-based warranty registration system for a watch dealer, Cuervo y Sobrinos. This application includes full suite of administrative tools and automated data synchronization with custom inventory management software. Technologies include .NET 3.5, MVC, XML, and SQL 2005.

Skills & Technologies

Extensive experience with all versions of .NET framework (including v3.5), both C# & VB, OOP design, SOA principles, Web Services, Custom Composite Controls, WCF, LINQ, MVC, XML, AJAX, JavaScript, Classic ASP, CSS, and HTML.

SQL database architecture, stored procedures, triggers, and transactions.

Test Driven Development with NUnit, Rhino Mocks, ASP.NET Unit Test, and JsTestDriver. Full SDLC experience (Agile/Scrum).

Development tools: Visual Studio, SVN, VSS, TFS, Visio, Expression Studio, Fireworks, Photoshop, and Acrobat.

Thorough knowledge of UI design practices including usability, accessibility, and section 508 compliance. Well versed in multi-browser compatibility.

Past experience with LAMP development using PHP, Perl, and MySql.

Education

Jacksonville University, 1995-1999
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art & Design (Honors)

Primary areas of study were divided among the Computer Science and Art departments, encompassing the disciplines of object oriented programming, web technologies, digital interface design, and usability studies.