James R. Raposa Jr.
Cumberland, RI  USA
       (401) 261-5297

Experienced IT and Web Development Professional  

OBJECTIVE To work together with a progressive organization to utilize my business experience and achieve mutual success through my knowledge of information systems and Web programming

TARGET JOB Desired Job Type: Independent Developer
Desired Status: Contract or Project Basis
Rate: $65-$85 USD Per Hour
(based on frequency of work)
Site Location: Prefer to work remotely
Description of my perfect project:
One within a bright organization with sufficient capital, visionary management, and a desirable product, where I could use my skills to help make the company a market leader
Career Level: experience in information systems (last w/Colleague, last w/Web Development)
Date of Availability: Immediately

Remote if possible, or Greater Providence, RI area

WORK STATUS US Citizen Born, raised, and currently living in New England, I am authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer.

IT EXPERIENCE 2/2009 - present Nelnet Business Solutions Lincoln, NE
Senior Integration Developer
Responsible for integrating client institution higher education administrative ERP (Ellucian/Datatel Colleague), with Nelnet's QuikPAY and AMPP hosted online payment solutions, involving Colleague Studio Envision Programmming, Unidata UniBasic, and Java integration development, installation, and support.

8/2006 - 12/2008 Ellucian (Datatel), Inc. Fairfax, VA
Lead Developer
Worked in Ellucian/Datatel's Custom Software Group. Responsible for all phases of client customization requests, including: - requirements gathering - drafting and delivery of formal estimate and specification documents - programming and delivery of complete customization packages.

Proficient with Ellucian/Datatel's Envision Toolkit and development of: - form, batch, and report processes - WebAdvisor programming

Conducted sessions with clients involving collaborative troubleshooting sessions, in person, as well as via phone and web conferencing applications.

Well-versed in: - transcript customization - check printing process customization - Web payroll advice customization - AR Module - interfacing Colleague w/other applications - WebAdvisor development

1/2003 - 8/2006 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
Senior Systems & Programmer/Analyst
Responsible for maintenance and enhancement of school's Ellucian/Datatel Colleague and Benefactor software packages.

Experienced with all modules including CORE, ST, CF, HR, and FR, but mainly focused on ST and CF.

Developed numerous custom screen and batch processes, including a disciplinary incident tracking and reporting module for the Residence Life Office and a student course registration lottery module for the Registrar's Office, involving the integration of Colleague data and WebAdvisor rules.

Envisionized many existing custom screen and batch processes.

Developed a custom WebAdvisor workflow for the Residence Life Office, allowing students to apply for housing, involving presentation of housing information, personality traits, and meal plan information, capturing of personal and room characteristics, and creation of associated Colleague records in order to integrate with delivered processes like auto-room assignment and student billing.

7/1999 - 6/2002 Ross-Simons, Inc. Cranston, RI
Senior Systems Specialist
Initially focused on development and implementation of warehouse and shipping systems that promote effeciency and inventory tracking, (UNIVERSE on top of HPUX on HP hardware).
Developed wireless receiving, inventory management, and shipping system incorporating handheld barcode scanning and display guns. Performed conversion of existing applications data over to new applications software utilizing an Oracle database on HP/UX.

7/1995 - 7/1999 Brewster Wallcovering Randolph, MA
Project Leader, Senior Programmer
Concentrated on shipping and warehousing systems,(UNIDATA on top of SOLARIS on SPARC hardware).
Spent year abroad as sole IT person helping to open distribution center in Manchester, UK area.

7/1992 - 7/1995 InMetal Sharon, MA
Systems Analyst/Programmer
Ran one man IT dept. Maintained in house developed manufacturing and production control application written in PICK running on top of AIX on an RS6000.

2/1983 - 7/1992 William Bloom and Son East Providence, RI
IT Manager
Focused on development, implementation, and maintenance of soup-to-nuts custom manufacturing system written from scratch. Oversaw all facets of IT department including hiring, scheduling, and establishing priorities.

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WEB EXPERIENCE 7/2001 - present SponsorWorks.net
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Provider Of Online Merchandising Solutions
Website and Tools Development and Design
Development of core merchandising tools and ad space commerce module. Member interface and management. Performance statistics database and viewing capabilities. Payment interface. Directory display logic.

3/2001 - 6/2001 ListBug.com
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Site for List Enthusiasts
Website and Tools Development and Design
Directory display logic. Navigation design and programming. Search engine. Visitor bookmarking and email alert tools. Developed visitor "challenges" along with accompanying webmaster administration tools. Backend database. Online administrative update tools.

3/2001 - Present VisitLater.com
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Hosted Tools for Webmasters
Website and Tools Development and Design
Development of "plugin-able" Contact-Us, Recommend-To-A-Friend, and SoundOff site feature tools. Development of VisitLater bookmarking tool.

8/99 - 1/2000 TextEx.net
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FREE Site Promotion and Content Network For Webmasters
Wedsite and Tools Development and Design
Member interface and management routines. Developed supporting content aggregation scripts. Wrote routines for management and awarding of member appearance credits. Host/User/Server communication. User interfaces to various content categories. Code presentation routines for webmasters.

1/99 - 7/1999 Millennium3Publishing.com
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 Report Distribution Site
Website Development and Design
Routines for conversion of reports into webpages and "emailable" files. Javascript "Shopping basket" functionality. Member database interface and add/update scripts. Classified ad sub-site integration.

7/98 - 12/1998 FindAdsHere.com
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 Classified Ads Site
Website Development and Design
Javascript "Shopping basket" functionality. Member database interface and add/update scripts. Ad response mechanism. Photo upload capability.

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