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					                                         JESSE KENDALL
        123 Elm Street  Miami, FL 33183  H (305) 555-5555  C (305) 444-4444  jkendall@notmail.com

                                SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Technically sophisticated senior developer with more than ten years of experience designing and creating
cutting edge e-business solutions. Expert web application designer and software developer. Top notch
professional well versed in creating high profile, mission critical ERP/ERM solutions. Seasoned development
manager equally effective with leading technical teams and providing hands-on technical programming
expertise. Strong project leader accomplished in directing cradle-to-grave software development life cycles
(SDLC). Highly proficient authority in industry dominant languages, methodologies, standards, and best
practices. Superior planner and prioritizer with a track record of on- time project delivery.


                                                  STRENGTHS
   Project Management                       Enterprise Change Control              Programming
   Architecture Design                      Relationship Management                Technical Training
   Research & Troubleshooting               Application Design                     Supervisory Management
   Software Development Life Cycle          Integrations & Deployments             Relational Database Design
   Object Oriented Programming              Test Planning & Execution              Systems Analysis


                                   PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
ABC GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, Miami, FL                                                               20xx to Present
Software Development Manager
Lead development team of nine engaged in developing and delivering scalable, high-performance, enterprise-
level business solutions. Manage delivery of J2EE compliant solutions on N-Tier architecture. Partner with
customers and product management team to develop business requirements. Schedule and assign tasks to
development team members.
Oversee analysis, design, development, and testing processes. Create technical specification documents for
developers, and functional specification documents for the Quality Assurance (QA) Department. Track progress
and resolve issues / obstacles to ensure adherence to critical path. Provide periodic status reporting and facilitate
communications between the consulting and development teams. Collaborate with QA to maintain test
environment and to conduct unit, load, and performance testing.
Key Accomplishments:
    Commerce Storefront: Led team of nine in full life cycle development of an application that provided a
     complete self-service solution capable of being integrated into any ERP system. Supported both B2C and
     B2B business models. Developed systems using Java, JSP, Servlet, STRUTS, Spring, Hibernate,
     Websphere Application Server, and MS SQL Database. Application currently serves as the company’s
     flagship product with over 200 client integrations.
       Commerce Gateway: Led project and provided hands-on programming expertise to automate the
        exchange of product content information between vendors and suppliers in a real-time, secure
        environment. Leveraged existing business logic used for exchanging data between business storefronts
        and other applications. Developed system using Java, JSP, Servlet, web services, XML, MS SQL Server
        Database, RMI, and Websphere Application Server.
                                       JESSE KENDALL,                      P.2



      Commerce Catalog: Managed team of three in the delivery of a comprehensive solution for aggregating,
       managing, and delivering product information to/from an online catalog. Solution loaded the data from an
       ERP system to an SQL database via the commerce gateway and incorporated the ability to include
       unlimited multi-format file attachments. Developed solution using Java, JSP, Servlet, J2EE, Session
       Beans, Entity Beans, Websphere Application Server, and MS SQL Server Database.
    Mobile Order Management: Partnered with internal business and IT team to develop a portable order entry
       and management solution for the Sales Department. Worked closely with internal Product Managers,
       external IT / sales professionals, and customers to gather product requirements. Solution provided online
       and offline entry modes with an automated update feature once connectivity was established. Application
       currently runs on multiple platforms including desktops, laptops, tablets, PDAs, and Smart Phones, and was
       developed using Java, J2ME, DB2, MS SQL Server Database, JSP, Servlet STRUTS, Websphere MQ
       Everyplace, and Websphere Application Server.
    Enterprise Program Split: Key contributor in authoring conversion programs to split user interface logic with
       business logic/database access, allowing end-to-end enterprise software package to run in a thin mode or
       without any database connections to the client. Helped develop process that automated the split; limited human
       intervention necessary. Less than 10% of over 3000 programs needed to be touched by hand.
    Commerce@Work: Designed and developed distribution software package, serving as a Product Architect,
       Database Architect, and Team Lead. Developed and maintained several third party product integrations using a
       variety of methods. Created a main menu using new technologies to give a fresh, modern Windows XP look
       and feel. Designed and modernized key parts of the system using newer technologies including ActiveX,
       COM, DLL, and Windows API.


BCD APPLICATIONS, Miami, FL                                                           20xx to 20xx
Software Development Team Leader
Designed and created Progress applications across all platforms. Programmed relational databases. Trained
technical team members in Progress programming methods.
Key Achievement:
    Ensured optimal systems performance and usability by facilitating communications between user groups
     and development teams.


                                                   EDUCATION
                                Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
                                          XYZ University, Miami, FL


                                        TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES
   OS/Platforms:             MS Windows 9x/NT4/2000/2003OS/400, UNIX
   Applications/Tools:       Active Directory, Adobe Photoshop, DB2, DB Visualizer, JBuilder, QA Load, MS
                             Excel, PowerPoint, Project, & Word, PVCS Tracker, Version Manager &
                             Subversion, RAD 6.0, SQL Server, Visual Slick Edit, Websphere, WSAD 5.0

   Languages:                C++, Haht Talk Basic, HTML, Java (J2EE, JDBC, JSPs, STRUTS, Servlets,
                             EJBs, Junits), JavaScript, Pascal, Progress, SQL, VB, XML
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