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Holland Mills


									                                              Holland Mills
                                              53 ELLIOT STREET, SUITE 9
                                               BRATTLEBORO VT 05301

Employment as Chief Technical Officer.
I offer an unflinching focus on project deliverables, with expectations of technical excellence and thoroughness
coupled with business relevance and timeliness. My executive skills drive the enterprise’s aspirations while also
ensuring that the grounding—the software created—is firmly understood by all and solid in construction and utility.
My ideal position would bind my professional passion for software development with a promising business venture.
Further, it would feature my outstanding problem-solving faculties. My strong, seasoned linguistic and interpersonal skills
provide quality documentation, articulation and analysis. This, in turn, allows me to effectively attend to demands of any
nature. My interests are broad and continually enriched by my thirst and capacity to acquire and apply new technologies.
I began coding thirty years ago, and have been employed professionally since 1992.

The Better Ear: Brattleboro, VT                                                                       July 2006-present
Architect and developer for a real-time audio consumer project (patent application pending).
Responsibilities subsumed all technical aspects (both in audiology as well as the current state of the art of DSP),
background marketing research, and shared responsibility in the assessment of goals and risks regarding product
requirements and specification. Implementation employs Visual C++ and MASM when necessary.
Managerial responsibilities involved recruiting and leading a team of technologists such as systems administrators and
QA specialists. The technical team provides the necessary infrastructure for corporate needs as well as product delivery.
This role demands senior management activities such as providing technology and communication methodologies to be
employed throughout the enterprise.

Fitch Ratings: Manhattan NY                                                                          May 2005-Oct 2005
Technical consultant and implementation engineer for various requirements towards merging Fitch’s Credit Product
Surveillance (CPS) and Vector DB modeling application. Developed and enhanced scores of JSP and Java modules as well
as complex PL/SQL queries. Database involved several schemas encompassing dozens of tables.
Technologies: Java, JSP, SQL, Eclipse, Subversion, Oracle 10g, SQL Navigator, shell scripting.

Unicast Communications / Viewpoint Corporation: Manhattan NY                                       July 2004-April 2005
Responsible for back-end development and synchronization, particularly debugging PL/SQL stored procedures and triggers.
Caretaker of database development. Stabilized development team’s disparate, unmanaged processes and environments:
setting up developer workstations, builds and deployments. Responsible for maturation and adoption of software
components, practices and policies. Maintenance development, new feature coding, establishing profiling protocol. Worked
closely with QA. Fixed hundreds of build warnings in two days.
Technologies included Java, JSP, Oracle 9i, Toad, Tora, Eclipse, Tomcat, C++, Ant, PERL.
Independent Consultant: Manhattan NY                                                              June 2001-June 2004
    These projects demanded development of client requirements in addition to the use of the following technologies:
         Java, C++, shell scripting, PERL    JSP, ASP, HTML/JavaScript               XML, XSLT, XSD
         Oracle, MS-SQLServer                Tomcat, IIS                             CVS, Visual SourceSafe
    Columbia University, Facilities Management: Manhattan NY
    Application and systems development for Columbia University’s Facilities Management division.
    Responsibilities included documentation and technical review of systems built over the past six years, business
    requirements gathering, and development of new projects. Technologies included ASP and T-SQL (MS SQL-
    FireStar Software: Acton MA
    Technical consultant and whitepaper author/editor for integration of client’s flagship product, ObjectSpark,
    within an EPM/BPM methodology for a major systems integration firm. This encompassed research into
    various approaches to ebXML/BPSS, as well as learning and implementing web services using WSDL, XSD,
    and BPEL4WS, an XML-based technology for wiring Web Services together. Tomcat was used as an
    application web server.
    Banguoğlu Terçume: Istanbul, Republic of Turkey
    Designed and implemented a set of Natural Language Processing (NLP) analysis tools used to enhance the
    client’s translation website ( The design exploited Java’s Unicode facilities in conjunction
    with the Google API, and offered support for input of any given language and encoding.
    PERL/Software Development tutor and mentor: conducted the equivalent of a semester of lessons.
    English language copy-editor for Turkish-English translation firm, working on a broad range of subject matter:
    medical studies, legal opinions, annual reports, ISO procedures, and political science essays.
    Scheduled to provide 10,000+ American English pronunciation examples for by Spring 2009.

Deutsche Bank: Manhattan NY                                                                          Oct 2000-May 2001
Maintained a software base of reusable, robust financial information components providing feed acquisition (Reuters,
Bloomberg), data disposition, and publication services. Research responsibilities demanded familiarization with a minor
subsystem provided a bridge to DB’s proprietary publish/subscribe “object wire”. Implementation responsibilities focused
on performance enhancement of the data acquisition subsystem. Java-centric back-end development, employing JDBC,
servlets, EJB, XML, Oracle, WebLogic.

Creditex: Manhattan NY                                                                                     Feb-Sept 2000
Java Developer for Creditex' Trading Platform, a web-based Credit Derivatives marketplace. Spearheaded infrastructure
upgrade, which employed SilverStream's application server (servlet-esque) and Oracle for the back-end; this entailed a full
iterative dissection of the entire enterprise.
Performed general bug fixes, product roll-out deliverables as required. Implemented benchmarking classes, deployed to
uncover bottlenecks in page delivery; subsystem for user-as-voter poll creation and deployment; message board subsystem,
allowing users to conduct discussions and search for previous materials based, as well as providing for management
functionality for Creditex personnel. Completed SilverStream training course, covering specific session and widget classes,
and general development paradigm.
Independent Consultant: Manhattan NY, Cambridge MA                                                   Nov 1998-Jan 2000
Technical lead for Cambridge Interactive’s Performance Compass v1.7, a web- and email-based employee review system.
PC17 employed Java servlets using JDBC and MS-SQLServer 7.0; tools included IBM's WebSphere and Visual Age for
Java. Responsible for design, development and documentation requirements.
Consultant for Cambridge Interactive’s Power Steering, an intranet-based enterprise management system providing
groupware facilities, such as discussion groups, project management features, repositories for documents. Implemented Java
applets to provide versatile graphically renderings of metric data.
Chase Manhattan/TIS: Brooklyn NY                                                                              Jan-Oct 1998
Consultant for Chase Manhattan's Global Trade Link product, an application suite for tracking letters of credit and other
foreign trade financial instruments and relating them to a purchase order system.
Responsible for design, implementation and QA/technical documentation required to support the introduction of the Euro.
Many contributions for a variety of maintenance needs, particularly user interface issues. Core technologies include Visual
C++/MFC and SQL.
Cambridge Interactive: Cambridge MA                                                                                     April-Nov 1997
Technical Lead for RWC, a client/server system built for a leading news service which integrated Web and Windows
technology. Primary components were a Win32 client executable built with Delphi and PERL scripts running on UNIX. Led
all development and technical documentation. Oversaw related contribution systems implemented in Java, either to replace
the client executable or the server-side CGI component.
MetaView: Belmont MA                                                                                            July 1996-April 1997
Designed and developed user interface aspects of SmartMessages, MetaView's paradigm for distributed applications.
Implemented new features, enhancements, and bug fixes for MessageBuilder 1.x, a minor CASE tool which supports
SmartMessage class definition and storage, generating code in a variety of languages, and advised on several design issues.
Implemented the SmartMessage Editor and Store. Authored MessageBuilder 2.0 design and implementation specification as
well as many other technical and user-oriented documents.
Implementations employed Visual C++, initially using MFC for all three products. The Editor and Store were standalone
console server applications with companion CGI clients, and were later ported to Rogue Wave's Tools.h++ and run on UNIX
workstations. The SmartMessage system employed objects written in TDL that were published using TIBCO’s Rendezvous.
Nadler & Associates: Watertown MA                                                                                 Oct 1993-July 1996
Developer for numerous projects targeting the various MS-Windows operating systems. Often carried primary responsibility
for UI design and implementation issues. A sampling of project descriptions: resource compiler, generating both .RC and
.RES scripts; handling of telephony API under MS-DOS; GUI implementation and design for "Visual SQL" tool to construct
and manipulate SQL queries; function wizards; dynamic dialog construction based on user script files; SmartMessage Editor,
a Web application implemented in C++ and TDL (a LISP-like language which supports self-describing objects) which
generates JavaScript/HTML pages. TIBCO’s Rendezvous was using for object publication.
As required by project, authored numerous overview and technical documents. Subjects encompassed design and
implementation documents, project and schedule overviews, and general technical articles. Implementations made extensive
use of class libraries such as MFC and Rogue Wave's Tools.h++ and DBTools.h++.

At present, the bulk of work is Java-related, and I provide nearly ten years professional experience with the platform. These
endeavors employed J2EE (servlets, applets, JSP, JDBC), Unicode and localization support. Further, I have worked with a
wide variety of extensions of the Java platform, and am fluent with the JDK 1.5 language enhancements.
I also have 10+ years of C/C++ experience—predominantly Windows GUI development using MS-Visual C++, with a few
years of cross-platform work as well. I have acted as both designer and implementer with numerous relational (SQL)
database systems, and often assume responsibility for pushing out builds/releases for the engineering team to the next team in
line (e.g. QA, business, client).
My technical expertise includes:
         Development Languages                Java; C++; JSP
         Database Systems                     Oracle; SQL Server; MySQL; DB2; xBase/FoxPro/Clipper
         XML Technologies                     XML, XSLT, XSD
         Shell Scripting / Build Tools        Ant, make, bsh, PERL, REXX
         Revision Control                     Subversion, CVS, Visual SourceSafe
         Application Servers                  Tomcat, IIS, JBoss
I am also proud to have authored and edited dozens of technical specifications, user guides and business documents as
demanded by project requirements and deliverables.

Columbia University, Manhattan NY                                                                                                       1991
Software Development, with an emphasis on C programming under MS-DOS, MS-Windows 3.1, and UNIX.
University of Redlands, Redlands CA                                                                                                     1988
Specialized in electronic and computer-assisted music. Graduated with highest honors (summa).
Bennington College, Bennington VT                                                                                                       1986
Music composition and flute major. Created ZUG, a chess-playing UNIX application written in C.

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