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MR. SCOTT MARTIN
Pager: (770) 782-9469
Cell: (404) 895-7268
Active in the Information Technology industry since March, 1986.
Throughout my career I have been able to apply technology to give my clients a competitive advantage. I have written software solutions for all sizes, levels and departments of business. The fast pace of changing technology provides a constant challenge that I find exciting and rewarding.
|Most recently, I was the I.T. Department of a rope manufacturer. I maintained the Server 2003 network, DSL connection, individual logins and access rights, anti-virus updates, product label printers, CD creation, reproduction and label printing for trade shows, video production for CD, pricing and preferred customer pricing spreadsheets for customers, and applied multiple pricing to existing manufacturing application.|
I have extensive experience developing, maintaining and supporting applications
written in FoxPro, Progress, Clipper, dBase, Paradox and Access. I have strong skills with formatting and porting data between different platforms
and environments, and I have been
described as "a versatile
individual who learns quickly and has shown adaptability by working on a
variety of PC based applications, both alone and in teams." I always have
created them with an eye to internet or LAN/WAN compatibility, modular and portable
code segments for my peers, clarity and simplicity of screen design
for the users and security of data for the clients.
Applications I have written are solving problems today, including, but not limited to:
Bachelor of Science Degree, Computer Science, West Georgia College
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Economics, West Georgia College
|Hardware:||PCs and Servers, Macintosh, LANs, HP9000, IBM RS/6000, IBM Mainframe, Modems, Scanners, HP Laser and color InkJet printers|
|Operating Systems:||Windows95/98/2000/XP, SCO UNIX, MS-DOS, UNIX, HP/UX, AIX|
|DBMS:||Visual FoxPro 3.0/5.0/6.0, MS Access, Progress, Visual Basic, Clipper, Paradox, dBase III+, FoxBase for Mac, Object Vision, DBXL, Quicksilver, DB/C, ACUCOBOL|
|Web:||Java (limited usage), HTML, Domain Name Registration and site management|
|Software:||MS Office (Word/Excel/Access/Powerpoint) 95/2000, WordPerfect Office 11 (WordPerfect/Quattro Pro), Visual Source Safe, Rational RequisitePro 2001, PC Anywhere|
|Network Protocols:||Novell Netware, TCP/IP, Windows95, WS-FTP, Ethernet|
|04/06 - 10/06||BlueWater Ropes Inc.|
|One-man I.T. Department for rope manufacturer. Maintained Windows network, Anti-virus software, spreadsheets, management application.|
|03/05 - 04/06||Booth Research Services|
|Conducting telephone interviews for marketing research studies. Active in gathering statistical data for for marketing research studies via random and directed phone interviews. This has made me develop an ability to strike a rapport with people who have little or no interest in my calls, and the ability to control the interview when the respondent is less than hospitable.|
|02/01 - 03/05||ScottMartin.Com|
|Web oriented services and programming|
|07/00 - 02/01||Ajilon Consulting|
|Assigned to ADP
(Automated Data Processing)
Updated and repaired Version 1 of a widely used product, which is Visual FoxPro 6.0 based. It uses properties and methods within classes to contain code segments which can then be dropped on various forms and other classes. Theirs is a different approach from most other applications I have worked on.
This application translates payroll and employee data from SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft ERPs to three distinct ADP Payroll and Human Resources applications. I used Microsoft Word 2000 for my interoffice communication, and Rational RequisitePro 2001.03.01 to formalize and track my assignments.
Assigned to DataScan
|01/99 - 04/00||Fitel | Lucent Technologies and Ajilon Consulting|
|As a consultant to
and an employee of Fitel, a fiber optic cable manufacturer, I was hired to
do Visual FoxPro programming. However, I was utilized as the ERP UNIX
administrator, ERP application troubleshooter and specialist, EDI specialist,
and Y2K coordinator.
Started January 18, 1999 as a consultant with Ajilon and was hired as a regular employee on April 19, 1999. Left Fitel April 27, 2000.
AXIOM/mx by AXIS Computer Systems, Inc.
Gentran by Sterling Commerce
STX for Windows by Harbinger
|04/98 - 01/99||ScottMartin.Com|
|Created web sites
for musical groups with graphics and streaming audio.
Updated a web site for a real estate buyers' agency.
Updated CD Manufacturing web site.
Resold domain name service.
|06/89 - 04/98||Metro Information Services, Inc.|
As a consultant for nine years with Metro Information Services, Inc., I performed contracts with various clients, usually in a post-deadline emergency capacity, to swoop in and save the day. I was expected to pick up on whatever system they had produced, determine the problem and repair or replace it yesterday. I thought it was fun. Below are the summaries of the duties of my assignments, in reverse chronological order.
Assigned to GE Capital Commercial Direct
Maintain a multi-application telephone long distance management system written in Clipper 5.2e. The applications run on one to eight separate client PCs connected with Novell NetWare 3.12. The same application ran on eight PCs and read from the same database table of phone calls, using field values to determine which record was next to be read, which ones were in use and which ones had already been processed.
The system consists of three main production stages: conversion, rating, and billing. The process bills about 6 million calls for 3500 customers monthly. The servers weren't particularly large, nor the network robust, so the code had to be efficient or we'd take a month to process a month's calls. As it was, it took two to three weeks.
Assigned to PROACTIVE, INC.
Converted the nation's largest banking regulatory compliance application, CompliancePro™, to Visual FoxPro 3.0 from FoxPro 2.5/2.6 for DOS. This new object-oriented application was developed on a combined Windows for Workgroups / Windows95 peer-to-peer network. Produced additional FoxPro application to allow PROACTIVE, INC. to programmatically update their master database when Federal regulations changed and to allow clients to install the changes in the existing client databases. Produced applications to generate and verify encrypted serial numbers with license expiration and to upgrade the existing client application software and databases to the object-oriented version.
Assigned to Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Created database for shipping data for Regional Director of Distribution in MS Access. Designed input screens and reports. Responsible for analysis, design, coding, implementation, documentation and training. This whole project was done on a Saturday.
Assigned to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Created an application to read an extract file from the MEDecision medical insurance package, format the data, create a mail merge and output file that is sent to the mainframe for printing. Using ODBC dynamic link libraries, the application combined Visual Basic 4.0, Visual FoxPro 3.0 and MS Word on Windows 95 PCs connected via a multi-server Novell network. The process is initiated by a Visual Basic timer, triggering the process daily to process 6000 claim letters. At the scheduled time, Visual FoxPro imports the new daily file downloaded to Novell from the MEDecision application on a mainframe, extracts address, claim and payment information and creates a Data Source file for MSWord. It is used by MS Word for an automatic mail merge into individual files to be prefixed with printer codes and uploaded to the mainframe print queue on Novell. Trigger files were used to delay processing until some external functions were complete.
Assigned to HEARx
Responsible for the analysis, design, development and testing of a Point of Sale software for this hearing aid company. Work was done using Visual FoxPro 3.0 on a networked PC. Modules included A/R, A/P and Inventory.
Assigned to Northern Telecom (NORTEL)
Created the Global Operations Planning Database (GOPD) application for use by corporate executives to facilitate decisions regarding production capacity and manufacturing capabilities in 74 manufacturing plants worldwide. Utilized FoxPro 2.6 on a Macintosh as the development platform. Responsible for the analysis, design, coding and implementation.
Assigned to BellSouth IntelliVentures
Responsible for the coding, testing and implementation of the Real Yellow Pages CD system. The system places the Real Yellow Pages on CD ROM. Developed system to maintain tables containing text, pictures, sorting criteria and column headings in multiple tables. System allowed adds, changes and deletions to Listing Table and fifteen subordinate tables using Paradox, ObjectPal and Microsoft Excel on PC's attached to a Novell network. Developed scripts to validate and report on missing or duplicated data. Verified and approved data for final transmission to CD printing company in California via internet e-mail.
Assigned to Service Merchandise Corporation
Participated in the development of an Import System for the International department using FoxPro 2.6 for Windows on PC's connected by a Novell network. Responsible for the development of a FoxPro application to support International Purchasing Agreements. Responsible for gathering user requirements, developing on-line screens for data entry, data update and data retrieval, and developing reports. Assisted in the conversion of data imported from external sources which required designing and creating FoxPro databases to match the import files' formats.
Assigned to Encore Systems, Inc.
Member of development team tasked with the development of a Hotel Management System. The system is similar to Holiday Inns' Holidex® system, which is also maintained by Encore Systems. The system maintained information for Reservations, Front Desk, Guest Accounting, Housekeeping, Account Receivable, Credit Card Authorization, Auditing and Security. The software was written in DB/C under SCO UNIX on a PC.
Assigned to Lanier Worldwide, Inc.
Implemented new Import/Export software solution, integrating third-party software with existing Mainframe-Ethernet-RMCOBOL-Novell-Clipper multi-application system. Created and implemented system for verification of export licensing during Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf War with Iraq.
Developed shell scripts in AIX Korn Shell, using cron to automate the process of running backups, managing accounting and disk space on an RS/6000. Used AIX administrative interface utility (SMIT) to set up physical and logical volumes, file systems, users, and devices on the RS/6000.
Implemented monthly procedure to extract data on imported goods from vendor mainframe and integrate data into existing database on a Novell NetWare server. Used IQ to extract data from RMCOBOL files to transfer to Clipper files and create customer databases used by Lanier personnel for customer billing and support.
Assigned to Rich's
Member of a team that developed a billing application using FoxBASE Plus on a Macintosh linked to a AppleTalk network. Application redistributed advertising costs among departments within Rich's based on multiple criteria. Created input screens, database designs and database maintenance software using FoxBASE.
Assigned to Rollins, Inc.
Designed, coded, tested and implemented a Check Reconciliation System using dBase III+ on a PC. The system accepted files from bank and accounting department and compared outstanding and paid checks, prepared exception reports and a specially formatted output file to be processed by accounting department.
Assigned to BellSouth
Designed, developed and implemented a system to match classified advertisement headings in the Southern Bell Yellow Pages and the Yellow Pages Printing Association CO-OP Plan headings. Utilized Paradox and Object Vision running under MS Windows 3.1. Designed and created 40 tables and normalized database containing the plans, the classified headings and a cross-reference file. The system allows for retrieval by multiple values from multiple tables.
Assigned to Medaphis
Participated in the development of an Accounting System using Paradox on a PC connected to a Novell network. Responsible for the revenue estimation and revenue accrual booking modules of the system. Developed menus, reports, input and display screens. Also responsible for reconciliation of actual amounts with estimates. Provided Novell network support as needed for disk space management and security.
Assigned to Lanier Worldwide, Inc.
Worked with a team to convert a DOS-based invoicing application to a UNIX platform. Responsibilities included complete rewrite of the existing RMCOBOL interfaces for new system using Clipper. Maintained integrity of production system while allowing changes in test system. Rewrote numerous Clipper programs to improve efficiency. Performed detailed cost/benefit analysis of existing and future systems including flowcharts, detailed descriptions, and change justification. Presented results of analysis to Vice-President in departmental meeting. The changes were approved, and I oversaw the implementation over several months.
Created procedure to compress and transmit monthly financials to parent company in Florida. This automated procedure used Lotus 1-2-3 and CrossTalk XVI.
Responsible for designing, implementing and supporting a Novell network. Activities included directory trustee, manager group and user group setup and maintenance, password setup and network security. Performed hardware and software configuration of printers. Used NetWare utilities extensively. Implemented dial in/dial out support and Ethernet TCP/IP connections to an IBM mainframe for the network.
|UNIX Systems Support
Responsible for correcting PC problems over three districts. Prepared cost estimates for a 10Mb STAR-LAN network. Installed NAU cards in PCs and configured interrupts. Trained new System Administrator on UNIX OS running on a HP 9000. Accumulated statistical data on growth of users for use in forecasting future hardware expansion. Tracked error rates and presented monthly status reports using Lotus 1-2-3.
Created award-winning front-end editor with DBXL/QuickSilver to edit file containing vital long-distance line information to be transmitted to mainframe. Application was distributed to three hundred locations worldwide. Application transmitted file by calling a compiled CrossTalk XVI script from within DBXL compiled code. Won cash award and plaque for this, due to the 98% reduction in time required to create transmission file.