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									Resume of Stephen Terapak
Software Engineer/Development Manager
Location: Vista, CA
Contact: steve@terapak.com, (760) 509-5350

Education:        West Virginia University, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Summary:
        Over 15 years of professional software development experience.
        8 years experience producing commercial software.
        3.5 years of development manager experience leading teams of software developers.
        Over 10 years experience working with Microsoft technologies. This includes 7 years of .NET/C#, C++
         experience which includes ASP.NET, WinForms, Smart Clients, and Active Directory (LDAP).
        Experience on a variety of platforms including: Web, Windows, Mobile, Unix, and MacOS.

Professional Experience:
Terapak Consulting, San Diego, CA
I started a software consulting firm in April of 2008. Here is a list of the clients and the projects I have worked on:
          Jack in the Box, Inc, San Diego, CA                                                            4/2008-4/2010
                 R-RAS Restaurant Remote Application Suite
                  JITB had me write a set of tools to help manage the back-office servers at over 2300 locations. One of the
                  major complexities involved in this project is that the channel of communications was a high latency satellite.
                  This means that all data communication over the network must be closely monitored and reduced as much as
                  possible. The client part of the application was written in .NET 2.0/C# as a Win Form smart client and
                  deployed using Click-Once technologies. This application was written to support the following OS: WinNT
                  4.0, XP Professional, and Vista. The following tools were included in the suite:
                           Remote Desktop – I used UltraVNC and customized the C++ code to perform network
                            authentication using Kerberos. I used Microsoft Kerberos libraries (SSPI) and Open Source
                            (GSSAPI – MIT) to ensure all Microsoft OS would be supported.
                           FTP – I used FileZilla over FTPS (FTP over SSL) to ensure authentication was secure.
                           Remote Print – I wrote a c# Windows Service that the client could use while using remote desktop.
                            This service performed Kerberos authentication as well. On the server side I installed RedMon to
                            allow for printer redirection and ghostcript to output a PDF file from Postscript. After the file is
                            generated the windows service transfers the data stream to the client which then prints to the default
                            local printer. This allows for seamless remote printing.
                 LHADI
                  LHADI is an application that synchronizes the company’s operational hierarchy to Active Directory. Ths
                  application runs daily. It is written in C#/.NET 2.0 and uses DirectoryServices to communicate with Active
                  Directory. I also added to an existing WinForm (C#/.NET) application to allow the management of people in
                  the hierarchy. It is a TreeView control which allows a user to add/remove/assign roles to particular user on
                  node in the hierarchy. The ActiveDirectory security groups are being used by MOSS (SharePoint) and
                  SqlServer Business Intelligence to manage the security for these applications.
                 Location Admin
                  Location Admin is a tool to manage the operational hierarchy for Jack in the Box. This tool is written in
                  .NET C#/WinForm. I have changed this application for the previous project and I have changed it again to
                  be able to manage the operational hierarchies for all companies that Jack in the Box has franchises with. This
                  was a significant effort to pull this application out of a heavy XML / SOA architecture. There were
                  significant increases in the speed of the application. The initial screen load went from 23 seconds to 0.05
                  seconds due to the use of a caching algorithm.

Watson Wyatt, San Diego, CA,
         Team Manager/Team Leader                                                                        5/2007-3/2008
           Added an ad-hoc reporting tool (CIZER) which was fully integrated into our software product. Features included:
                o Single – sign on capabilities.
                o Integrated security
                o Fully automated setup which decreased the time for a client implementation from days to hours.
           Re-engineered the product to support multiple languages. This required changes across all core components of the
            product. Languages now supported:
                   o    Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese.
             Re-engineered the customized main data grid of the product to allow for reusability. This component was a highly
              customized data grid that consists of ASP.NET tables with a large JavaScript library that allowed for a completely
              configurable look and feel. The requirement was to be able to have multiple of these data grid on the screen at one
              time.
             Fixed hundreds of known issues and bugs.

Mitchell International, San Diego, CA,
         Software Development Manger                                                                              1/2006-5/2007
             I was promoted to the development manager position for TotalLoss product and managed a team of 12 developers.
              7 are onsite Mitchell employees. The other five are offshore resources in India.
         Software Engineer IV                                                                                   5/2004-1/2006
          Claim Service – This is the first cross platform components that was built for the new platform. This is a shared
              component that almost all applications will use to save/retrieve claim information. It consists of a C# client which
              makes SOAP calls to a Weblogic JWS (Web Service) which uses an EJB to make database calls using
              Spring/Hibernate. I built the C# component, the JWS, and worked out all the details of communicating between
              the platforms using SOAP. Wrote significant NUnit tests to ensure functioning components during the
              development process.
          (Team Lead) Workbench - We have built a reusable component layer called Workbench which consists of
              Presentation, Custom Settings, Profile Management, Security, Logging, DataGrid wrapper, ODP.NET base
              classes, XML helper classes components, and Self-Validating controls. The idea is to have common classes for all
              of our applications which will speed application development and provide a common User Interface which can be
              easily modified. I have worked on the majority of these components and manage the changes which occur on
              them. I approve the designs, ensure proper testing, and conduct code reviews. We have 6 applications which are
              being built on this platform which has increased the importance and complexity of managing it.
             (Team Lead) TotalLoss – This is the first application that is built on the Workbench which fills a major gap in
              the product line for Mitchell. This application determines the value of a car that is deemed a Total Loss. I wrote a
              significant amount of the ASP.NET C# code which made up the presentation layer. Release date October 2005.
              Optimized code using DevPartner Studio profiling and LoadRunner load test tools. Mentored team members

Chelsea Interactive, Reston, VA, Core Developer                                                                  4/2002 – 1/2004
              (Team Lead) Implemented c++ shopping cart component changes to remove memory leaks and implemented
              fraudDefenz, which collects and flags orders with known bad addresses and credit cards. Using that info, I
              redesigned and implemented a generic fraud detect daemon using java, stored procedures in pl/sql and triggers.
              This daemon is table driven therefore new brands using our platform can use this process with little effort and
              rules can be changed on the fly. This resulted in reduced down time, decrease in fraudulent orders and increase in
              rent received form the brands.
             (Team Lead, Architect, Project Manager) Value Link Gift Certificate – Designed, implemented, and managed
              a team of 4 developers for the integration of the Value Link Gift Certificate system into our platform. This system
              allows a store to have gift certificates that can be used in the store or on the website. We have a developed a real-
              time transaction based architecture that any component in our platform can use. It was implemented using SSL
              Sockets, Client Certificates, and extensive encryption techniques to communicate securely to the remote system.
              Some of the components that use this component are the shopping cart, order fulfillment back-end, and return
              handlers. Technologies used include java, c++, shell-scripts, Java Secure Socket Extension library and the Java
              Cryptography Extension library. The design would allow any brand on our platform to switch their Gift
              Certificate provider with only front-end changes required. We charge a switching fee for the brands, which results
              in pure profit.
             (Team Lead) Implemented SalesFulfillment process that allowed polo to use their e-commerce structure to
              restock their brick and mortar stores. I ensured that order info is sent in a daily data feed to the warehouse and it is
              printed out on the packing slip so that commissions can be tracked correctly.


Aether Systems, Vienna, VA, Senior Software Engineer                                                             7/2000 – 3/2002
              (Team Lead, Architect) Designed and implemented DCOM/ATL based conduit plug-in for ScoutSync platform
              This allowed companies using ScoutSync to synchronize corporate data residing in Lotus Notes v5.0+. This was
              written in Microsoft C++ using Lotus Notes C++ API in an out-of-process COM dll. Released to the public
              February 2001. First year sales topped 6 million.
             (Team Lead) Designed and implemented a Lotus Notes adapter written in Java using Lotus Notes CORBA/JAVA
              API. This adapter plugged into an apache SOAP based web service that provided a single interface to Microsoft
              Exchange and Lotus Notes. The adapter used CORBA to remotely access Lotus Domino servers using HTTP
              security infrastructure that Lotus provides. The result is a near seamless integration whose only scaling
              constraints are memory and the Lotus core libraries.

Previous experience is available on request.

								
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