James R. Raposa Jr.
Cumberland, RI  USA

Experienced IT and Software Development Professional  

PROFILE At my best working with a progressive organization to reach their goals and enjoy mutual success.

My Idea Of The Perfect Project:
One supported by visionary, committed management and stakeholders, with challenging software requirements and unique collaboration opportunities.

Career Focus:
in information systems.
integrating Ellucian's (formerly Datatel), Colleague higher ed adminstration ERP.
with web development.

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IT BACKGROUND 2/2009 - present Nelnet Business Solutions    Lincoln, NE
Senior Integration Developer (remote)
Responsible for integrating Nelnet's Enterprise hosted online payment acceptance platform with client institutions' Ellucian Colleague higher education administration ERP, involving Colleague Studio Envision, Unidata UniBasic, C# , .Net, Java, and RESTful API programming, integration, and support. Intimate knowledge of Colleague AR, FA, AP, and GL.

  8/2006 - 12/2008 Ellucian Inc.     Fairfax, VA
Lead Developer (remote)
Worked in Ellucian's Custom Software Group, engaging in all phases of client customization requests, including requirements gathering, client interviews, programming and delivery of customized software packages, and honing of written communications skills while drafting formal estimates, specification documents, and user documentation.

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

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

Extensive experience integrating Colleague ERP with third-party applications, transcript customization, check printing process customization, Web payroll advice customization, AR Module, and Student Self Service module development.

   1/2003 - 8/2006 Rhode Island School of Design   Providence, RI
Senior Systems Analyst, Developer
Focused on maintaining and enhancing school's Ellucian Colleague ERP and its Colleague Advancement (formerly Benefactor) module.

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

Developed dozens of 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 integration with Colleague data and rules, saving hundreds of administrative personnel hours every term.

Envisionized countless existing custom screen and batch processes.

Perfected a custom web-based workflow for the Residence Life Office, so students could apply for housing online, involving presentation of housing information, personality traits, meal plans, and capturing of personal preferences and desired room and roomate characteristics, and creation of relevant Colleague records integrating with delivered processes like auto-room assignment and student billing.

Coded a roomate matchmaker batch process, that eliminated weeks of clerical work each year for the Residence Life Office.

  7/1999 - 6/2002 Ross-Simons, Inc. Cranston, RI
Senior Systems Specialist
Initially concentrated on development and implementation of warehouse and shipping systems company used that promoted efficiency and inventory tracking, all running on the Universe DB.
Then developed a wireless receiving, inventory management, and shipping system for them, 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
Designed, developed, implemented, and maintained shipping and warehousing systems company used, built on Unidata DB.

Spent year abroad coordinating software implementations, and hardware and infrastructure installations, while working with teammmates to open company's new 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 used there.

  2/1983 - 7/1992 William Bloom and Son East Providence, RI
IT Manager
Led development, implementation, and maintenance of company's custom make-to-order manufacturing ERP written from scratch in a 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 Online Merchandising Tools
Website and Tools Development and Design
Developed site's core merchandising tools and ad space commerce module. Member interface and management. Performance statistics database and viewing capabilities. Payment interface. Directory display logic.

  1/99 - present Millennium3Publishing.com 
   Commercial Homesite
Website Development and Design
Wrote site's 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.

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SKILLS Skill Skill Level Last Used Experience
Written Communications Expert Currently
Colleague ERP Expert Currently
Colleague Studio Expert Currently
C# Intermediate Currently
Visual Studio Intermediate Currently
HTML Expert Currently
Javascript Expert Currently
jQuery Intermediate Currently
Universe/Unidata DB Expert Currently
Java Intermediate Currently
Perl Expert Currently
PHP Expert Currently
Windows Expert Currently
Unix OS Expert Currently
SQL Intermediate Currently