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									BEN ALPREN                                        1900 S Ocean Dr # 811, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
                                                  (954) 937-3558 cell
                                                                                                                 Ben@BenjaminA.net
                                                                                                                 www.BenjaminA.net



SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

   Extremely friendly, energetic and team-oriented individual with IT and operation experience
   Skilled database administrator and developer
   Outgoing and hard working professional able to wear many hats at once
   Problem solving mindset and continual independent learner
   Open to changing roles, priorities, and responsibilities
   Experience working within small and enterprise IT environments
   Excellent verbal and written communication skills


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Data Integration Analyst                             EducationDynamics                      Boca Raton, FL            3/2010 – Present
    EducationDynamics is the leading marketing and information services company dedicated to helping higher education institutions
    find, enroll and retain students.
        Database development in MS SQL Server (stored procedures, functions, views, SSRS, SSIS).
        Design process improvements and promote new initiatives.
        Developing tools to enhance processes and applications in C#, vb, .NET.
        Setup and maintain dev server for Integration team.
        Control and resolve data integrity issues throughout all environments.
        Plan, coordinate, and supervise all activities related to the setup and maintenance of school data.
        Working in and with Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and SharePoint.
        Utilize advanced features in Excel working with raw data and reporting.
        Lead the testing / QA efforts for data integration and responsible at all stages of Software Development Life Cycle.
        Analyzing reports to ensure lead flow and rejections are in line with standard benchmarks as well as debug issues.
        Review integration documents and compile questions to determine estimated timetables and ensure successful launches.
        Manage day-to-day expectations with sales department and communicate relevant project information with management.
        Resolve and/or escalate issues to other IT or management personnel.
        Participate in on-call production support, providing off-hour support when needed.


Information / Operations Coordinator                 Marcus & Millichap                     Ft Lauderdale, FL          6/2006 – 3/2010
     Marcus & Millichap is the nation’s largest Commercial Real Estate Investment Brokerage.
        Setup, secured and maintained mini-server for team members. Server roles were: file, print, database and backup server, all
         with group/user permissions.
        Used REA (SQL back-end, VB.NET front-end), InTouch, and Realhound database systems for creating, updating and removal
         of records. Also querying / running reports and statistics from the databases.
        Pulled information from websites (Realquest, Costar, Mnet) to run batch imports into the databases by parsing transposing
         data for each system.
        Designed, plotted and scheduled all email and print campaigns using REACH, Photoshop, HTML and CSS.
        Trained new employees and ensured that all hardware and software was installed and operating at peak efficiency.
        Trouble-shot computer, software and office equipment problems.
        Assisted in decisions regarding business plans and HR issues.




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BEN ALPREN                                     1900 S Ocean Dr # 811, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
                                               (954) 937-3558 cell
                                                                                                              Ben@BenjaminA.net
                                                                                                              www.BenjaminA.net




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)

Jr Programmer / Operations Manager                eData By Design                         Portland, ME                 6/2002 - 7/2004
   eData By Design provided customized data solution and integration services including member/order management software
   targeting the direct marketing and telemarketing industries.
      Helped design and code database architecture for CRM and eCommerce software solution on LAMP platform.
      Direct client support for migrating to new systems.
      Communicated with merchant accounts to determine required specifications.
      Acted as liaison between client’s requests and other programmers.
      Created scripts for adding, removing, updating database as well as designing customized real-time reports.
      Coded individual scripts for transforming and parsing data to required formats for all IMO’s, Suppliers, Vendors, etc.
      Programming – Utilized PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS on Windows and Linux servers.


Network Engineer / Computer Technician            BM Computer Associates                  Portland, ME                 3/2001 - 6/2002
   BM Computer Associates focused on total network/ systems installation, administration, and computer repair for small to mid
   size businesses and is a joint company with eData By Design.
      Configured and installed network and system environments for up to 50 terminals.
      Compiled estimates, providing direct client interface to determine solutions appropriate to each project.
      Integrated systems providing a working knowledge of all Windows platforms, active directory, group policies, exchange and
       multiple programs.
      Provided web development services as required.



EDUCATION

2/2005 • Licensed Florida Realtor             • Licensed Florida Mortgage Broker                   Gold Coast School – Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/2001 • Microsoft Certified Professional     • Network + Certified      • A+ Certified      Northeast Technical Institute – Portland, ME
12/1999 • Undergraduate studying Computer Art                                        Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA
6/1999 • High School Graduate with Honors                                                        Yarmouth High School – Yarmouth, ME



PROFICIENCIES

    Servers: Windows 2008 R2, Active Directory, Group Policies, Exchange             • Clients: Windows, Linux
    Development: MS SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2010, TFS, C++, C#, Visual Basic.NET,
                      XML, HTML, CSS, Apache, PHP, MySQL
    Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, Outlook
    Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
    Real Estate Software: REA, Simple Remote, Realhound, ARGUS




               LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION & ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

								
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