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Brian D. Ross
1035 Spanish River Rd., #205
Boca Raton, FL 33432
561.394.5415
bdr@brianross.com

Multi purpose, WEB DESIGN, SEO, E-COMMERCE and NETWORK MANAGEMENT architect, developer, installer, capable of dealing with all phases of network centric environments and projects.  Broad range of system software experiences.

 

Hardware: IBM PC compatibles, Macintosh, Wireless Routers, Switches, CISC, RISC
Languages: sql*Forms, SQL*RPTWriter, Transact*SQL, SQL, Visual Basic, VBA, Access, Intel Assembly, Basic, C/C++, Python, Cobol I/II, Smalltalk, Oracle
Web Languages: HTML, XML, ASP, Java, JavaScript, VBScript, Perl, CSS, PHP
Web Design: Sharepoint, Fireworks, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator
Operating Systems/Environments: UNIX, AIX, PC DOS, MS DOS, MS Windows, OS/2 Warp, MVS, VM, Novell Netware, TopView, OS X
Software/Telecommunications: MS Backoffice (SQL, IIS, Exchange), CICS CL, CICS Macro, Domino, MS Office, Corel Office, MS Access, Lotus Notes Admin/Development, Smartsuite, MS SNA, ADSM, Video Conferencing
Databases:DB2, SQL, Lotus Notes, MS Access, Oracle, R:Base, Database Admin, Database Install, Database Tuning
Content Management Systems: WordPress
Industry Applications: Accts Payable, Accts Receivable, Point of Sale

 

1999 – Present Independent Consulting, Boca Raton, FL
Web Architect/Network Management Specialist
Operated as an independent consultant since 1999.
Built software and managed efforts to conceive, create, install, and operate E-Commerce infrastructure and applications in twenty five diverse organizations.
Met or exceeded design expectations with each system. All continue to perform well with an owner driven expansion being planned.
Enriched my understanding of today’s key Internet components through the combination of independent effort and client diversity.
1999 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Miami, FL
Systems Specialist

Fulfilled multi-month, 24x7, at sea assignment onboard mega cruise ships traveling in Caribbean. Typical ship had 50 portable PCs, 200 workstations, 10 servers, and 5 remote distribution panels. Communications included onboard as well as satellite communications to shore side.
Managed all onboard WAN connected systems including UNIX, Windows NT, and Flex OS Servers and Windows NT Workstation, Windows 98, and  IBM 4683 Point of Sale Terminals.
Performed problem determination and resolution of applications and systems.  Programs included Lotus Notes, MS Office, MS Internet Explorer, Oracle 8.0.5, as well as many Visual Basic 6.0 based industry specific certified shipboard applications.
Designed and installed Visual Basic macros used to convert passenger and crew info from UNIX Server to Access databases and Word documents.
1997 – 1999 Sumner Inc., Vero Beach, FL
Software Specialist

Performed product presentations, demonstrations, proposal preparation, installations, user training, and billing through operational product turnover.
Identified new product requirements, prioritized same and presented them to Development.
Saw 65% of product recommendations result in product functional enhancements.
Major sales to golf and country clubs included Seminole, Palm Beach Polo, Jonathan’s Landing, Atlantis, Ibis, Longboat Key, Grand Harbor, Hawk’s Nest, Windsor, Indian River Colony, Windstar on Naples Bay, The Classics at Lely, Palm-Aire, and Celebration.
Developed applications under Windows NT, 95, Novell, Lantastic, and DOS network environments.
1984 – 1997 IBM Corporation – Boca Raton, FL and Dallas,TX
Systems Analyst/Developer

Installed/configured software and delivered access instructions and demonstration scenarios to IBM marketing representatives to implement phase I offering of IBM Software Servers for Windows NT. Servers included: Lotus Notes Domino, Tivoli, Transaction (CICS), DB2 Database, Internet Connection, Microsoft SNA, and ADSM backup services.
Installed, configured, and created DB2 scenarios that included SQL queries. Environment included DOS, Windows, and OS/2 clients communicating through a Microsoft SNA Gateway running on an IBM 320 Intel based Symetrical Multi-Processor Server connected to an IBM ES/9000 DB2 Server.
Designed, developed, tested, documented and delivered broad range of OS/2 demonstrations.
Presented product capabilities to decision makers and independent software vendors attending major industry shows.
Demonstrated OS/2, OS/2 Warp, OS/2 Warp Connect, and OPENDOC including related INTERNET facilities.
Provided countrywide visibility of OS/2 at twenty-four events per year.  Gave presentations and live demonstrations of OS/2 features.
Directed activities of 10 person team who provided telephone-based customer support and problem resolution to U.S. OS/2 customers utilizing WINDOWS designed applications. Responsibilities included: prioritization of team activities; preparation of weekly results; resolution of escalated problems, etc.
Programmed and tested key components of IBM Operating Systems for seven years.
Systems included OS/2, TopView, and DOS.
Wrote assembly language code for module creation.

1980 – 1983 University of Texas; Austin
Bachelor of Arts – Computer Science