ARON HOEKSTRA 219-310-1281 email@example.com
12410 St. Joseph Pl Crown Point, IN 46307
My objective would be to obtain a career in the computer programming/database field that would keep me constantly
challenged in giving me the ability to expand my knowledge. I am ready to take on more responsibility in a career, such
as a senior or lead role position.
Operating Systems DOS, Windows 9x, NT 4.0, 2K Server (Advanced, 9 Years)
UNIX, Linux & VAX VMS (Intermediate, 3 Years)
Programming Languages Visual Basic (Advanced, 6 Years)
Web Development in HTML (Advanced, 6 Years)
ASP/VBScript/php (Advanced, 5 Years)
CGI/Perl (Intermediate, 1 Year)
C/VC++/MFC (Intermediate, 4 Years)
ColdFusion (Advanced, 3 Years)
InstallShield Professional (Advanced, 4 Years)
COM/COM+ (Advanced, 3 Years)
.NET (C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET) (Intermediate, 1 Year)
Databases Microsoft Access Database (Advanced, 6 Years)
Microsoft SQL Server (Advanced, 5 Years)
MySQL Database (Advanced, 3 Years)
Oracle Database (Intermediate, 2 Year)
Paradox Database (Intermediate, 3 Years)
Additional Skills Schematic/PCB layout in Protel (Intermediate, 2 Years)
Embedded C programming for PIC microcontrollers (Intermediate, 2 Years)
Crystal Reports (Advanced, 4 Years)
E.piphany Marketing Software Management (Intermediate, 1 Year)
Octane CRM Software Management (Intermediate, 1 Year)
The Board Room, Inc (Romeoville, IL)
Software Engineer Consultant (Oct 2000 – Jan 2005) - Started at The Board Room as a consultant through Maxim
Group (now known as TekSystems). The Board Room, Inc hired me as a full time employee in May, 2001.
Ported large Digital VAX/VMS application to Windows 2000 operating system. Application is written in ANSI C,
and controls "Automatic Guided Vehicles" and handles things such as collision detection, vehicle courses and
Full life cycle development of large scale web-based application using ASP, COM, and SQL Server. This project
allows electronic engineers to upload a Bill of Materials, and then searches the web for part/component matches
at vendor websites. Calculates labor and fabrication costs as well and displays the end user with a quote in real
time within minutes, instead of taking days to get a quote back from other companies. ASP code calls the COM
portion of application to communicate with vendor web servers and retrieves component’s stock, price and
availablilty. COM object stores this data into the SQL Server database, and ASP formats the data as a quote.
Newgroup reader COM object created to connect to Usenet/Newsgroup servers to allow reading and posting of
messages through an ASP-based website. Read messages are stored in SQL Server database to allow for faster
viewing, and file attachments are stored on the server.
Written many applications to aid in every day use here, for clients as consulting projects in VC++ and VB, and to
improve the company's SQL and Paradox databases.
Used InstallShield Pro 6 extensively creating install scripts for other developers, and for the "LockView" project.
The ongoing "LockView" project purpose is to set up users, locks, and access rights for an electronic lock. This
lock is capable of storing data that is sent via the serial port, USB, and/or a proximity device called an "iButton".
The software has been written using Visual Basic 6.0.
Mindbuilder Group, Inc. / itBeat.com (Chicago, IL)
Technology Manager (May 2000 – Oct 2000) – Laid off with 2/3 of the company, which eventually closed their doors.
Oversee the implementation of Octane Custom Relationship Software for the CRM department, and the
implementation of E.piphany Marketing and Campaign Management Software.
Have coordinated our in-house resources and the consultants that work for both Octane and E.piphany software
companies in order to complete the installation and customization for both software products.
Have dealt directly with the company’s CEO, Customer Service Manager, Senior Vice President, CTO, DBA and
Marketing Department in order to assess the needs of the individuals who will be using the software.
Octane software management duties involve user and message queue creation, and dynamic screen
development using the Octane iBusiness Manager software.
E.piphany software management has involved creating custom extraction routines of data used by the E.piphany
software from numerous data sources including the company’s SBT Accounting system, IIS 4.0 web logs, the
company’s Oracle database, and the Octane database which runs on MS SQL Server.
The Country Peddlers and Company of America (Alsip, IL)
Programmer/Analyst (May 1998 – May 2000)
Full-life cycle development of Warehouse Management System interface and database, which was stored in
Microsoft Access. Created a new management system using Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition, which controls
manual inventory adjustments, order scheduling, deduction of inventory at time of shipping, shipment and order
tracking, and the receiving of purchase orders. All of this is done through use of bar codes and bar code scanners
to make production faster and easier for the distribution warehouse employees.
Created numerous reports for the WMS, using Seagate Crystal Reports.
Migrated the WMS database to SQL Server, recompiled all the VB forms to use ADO rather than DAO for the
faster data access, and recompiled all of the reports to use the new SQL Server database.
Other projects using VB have included an application that used the Sales Order database in UNIX (Jenkon
Summit V, runs on UNIDATA) in order to import new sales orders, new purchase orders, and new skus into our
Created an order lookup and tracking system for use of the distributors using ASP/VBScript. This system will look
up the order, and show the distributor if the order has been received, gone through the data entry process, picked
from the shelves, packed, or shipped.
Other tasks have included computer, network, and printer troubleshooting, user account management for the
Windows NT 4.0 LAN and HP-UX Unix system, printer management for Windows NT and HP-UX, and basic help-
desk support for the employees.
T.F. South High School (Lansing, IL – 1994-1998)
South Suburban College – Computer Science (South Holland, IL – 1998-2001)
SQL Server 7.0 – Administration (Database Designs – Buffalo Grove, IL. 1 Week Course – March 2000)
SQL Server 7.0 – Programming & Design (Database Designs – Buffalo Grove, IL. 1 Week Course – April 2000)
E.piphany Administration (San Mateo, CA. 1 Week Course - June 2000)
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