James R. Raposa Jr.
Cumberland, RI  USA

Experienced IT and Software Development Professional  

ABOUT ME At my best working with a progressive organization to help reach their goals and achieve mutual success.

My Idea Of The Perfect Project:
One supported by visionary, committed management and stakeholders, involving leading edge software development.

Career Focus:
in information systems. Last with Colleague. Last with web development.
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IT BACKGROUND 2/2009 - present Nelnet Business Solutions Lincoln, NE
Senior Integration Developer (remote)
Responsible for integrating client institution higher education administrative ERP (Ellucian Colleague), with Nelnet's Enterprise hosted online payment platform, involving Colleague Studio Envision, Unidata UniBasic, C# , .Net, Java, and RESTful API programming, integration, and support.

   8/2006 - 12/2008 Ellucian (formerly Datatel), Inc.      Fairfax, VA
Lead Developer (remote)
Worked in Ellucian'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 customized packages.

Proficient with Ellucian's Colleague Studio IDE and development of form, batch, and report processes, and Student Self Service module programming

Conducted online meetings with clients involving collaborative troubleshooting sessions via web conferencing applications.

Well-versed in transcript customization, check printing process customization, Web payroll advice customization, AR Module, interfacing Colleague with third-party applications, and Student Self Service module 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 (formerly Datatel) Colleague ERP and their Colleague Advancement (formerly Benefactor) module.

Experienced with all Colleague modules including CORE, ST, CF, HR, and CA.

Developed many 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, saving scores of administrative personnel hours every term.

Envisionized countless 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 preferences and desired room and roomate characteristics, and creation of associated Colleague records in order to integrate with delivered processes like auto-room assignment and student billing, eliminating weeks of clerical work each year for the Residence Life Office.

  7/1999 - 6/2002 Ross-Simons, Inc. Cranston, RI
Senior Systems Specialist
Initially focused on development and implementation of warehouse and shipping systems that promoted efficiency and inventory tracking, all running on the Universe DB.
Developed wireless receiving, inventory management, and shipping system incorporating handheld barcode scanning and display devices. Performed conversion of existing applications data over to new applications software utilizing an Oracle database.

  7/1995 - 7/1999 Brewster Wallcovering Randolph, MA
Senior Programmer, IT Coordinator
Concentrated on designing, developing, and implementing shipping and warehousing systems utilizing Unidata DB.
Spent year abroad as sole IT person coordinating technology implementations while helping to open distribution center in Manchester, England.

  7/1992 - 7/1995 InMetal Sharon, MA
Systems Analyst/Programmer
Ran one man IT dept. Maintained in house developed Universe DB manufacturing and production control application.

  2/1983 - 7/1992 William Bloom and Son East Providence, RI
IT Manager
Focused on development, implementation, and maintenance of custom make-to-order manufacturing ERP written from scratch in Pick DB, as well as overseeing all facets of IT department including budgeting, hiring, scheduling, and establishing priorities.

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WEB PORTFOLIO 7/2001 - present SponsorWorks.net 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 - Present VisitLater.com 

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 
Free Site Promotion and Content Network For Webmasters
Website and Tools Development and Design
Wrote 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 

 Report Distribution Site
Website Development and Design
Write routines for conversion of reports into webpages and "emailable" files. Javascript shopping cart functionality. Member database interface and add/update scripts. Classified ad sub-site integration.

7/98 - 12/1998 FindAdsHere.com 

 Classified Ads Site
Website Development and Design
Created Javascript shopping cart functionality. Member database interface and add/update scripts. Ad response mechanism. Photo upload capability.

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SKILLS Skill Name Skill Level Last Used Experience
HTML Expert Currently
Javascript Expert Currently
jQuery Intermediate Currently
Universe/Unidata/Pick Databases Expert Currently
Ellucian (formerly Datatel) Colleague ERP Expert Currently
Colleague Studio Expert Currently
C# Novice Currently
Visual Studio Novice Currently
Java Intermediate Currently
Perl Expert Currently
Windows Expert Currently
Unix OS Expert Currently
SQL Intermediate Currently