Chris Norton

Computer Geek
Private Investor

Phoenix, AZ

Chris Norton

Twenty years experience in analysis, design, development, installation, documentation, and troubleshooting of software systems. Proven track record of identifying requirements and developing robust, innovative solutions.

NOT interested in relocation or travel. Local or remote work ONLY

Skills

My experience in all aspects of production, strong communication and organizational skills, and my ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly will make me one of your organization's most valuable members.

C#

Expert

SPServices, Web Service

Expert

SharePoint & Web Parts

Expert

Visual Studio

Advanced

Linux & Apache

Advanced

ASP.NET

Advanced

HTML & DOM & CSS

Advanced

Windows Server & IIS

Advanced

Object Oriented Design

Intermediate

PHP & MySQL

Advanced

jQuery, JSON, AJAX

Expert

Expression, Sketch Flow

Intermediate

LINQ & SQL Server

Beginner

Team Foundation Server

Intermediate

Dreamweaver

Advanced

Experience

Voluntarily Unemployed

Life Matters

  • Period: JAN 2014 - PRESENT
  • Job type: Time Off

Personal time off for holidays, travel, contemplation

SharePoint Developer

Yoh Services LLC: Philadelphia & Phoenix

  • Period: JUL 2013 - DEC 2013
  • Job type: Full-Time Contract

Contract with First American Financial

  • Built custom intranet SharePoint sites to support interdepartmental end-to-end business processes.
  • Designed, built and supported solutions that included customizing master pages, web part pages, lists, document libraries, workflows, document sets and which leveraged numerous site and site collection features.
  • Wrote thousands of lines of jQuery custom code to support requirements.

SharePoint Developer

Apex Systems Inc, Phoenix, AZ

  • Period: JUN 2012 - APR 2013
  • Job type: Full-Time Contract

Contract with Bank Of America

  • Worked with stakeholders to roll out line of business, intranet, SharePoint 2007/2010 sites.
  • Implemented project/process tracking system. Mentored peers. Worked directly mgmt and end users.
  • Developed jQuery plugin, client-side design patterns and components for rich pages using web services.

SharePoint Developer

Yoh Services LLC: Philadelphia & Phoenix

  • Period: APR 1994 - MAY 1997
  • Job type: Full-Time Contract

Contract with APS

  • Conducted analysis of legacy web site for conversion to SharePoint
  • Used Expression Blend Sketch Flow to capture current and new service/component requirements, business rules and functional behavior for business analysts and off-shore development team.

Voluntarily Unemployed

Life Matters

  • Period: DEC 2011 - FEB 2011
  • Job type: Time Off

Personal time off for holidays, travel, contemplation

Senior Consultant I

Neudesic LLC

  • Period: AUG 2011 - NOV 2011
  • Job type: Permanent Full-Time

Hired for web part development. Client cancelled project as I came on board.

Voluntarily Unemployed

Life Matters

  • Period: FEB 2011 - JUL 2011
  • Job type: Time Off

Hospitalized due to accident and assisted Mother diagnosed with cancer

Senior Software Developer

OSIsoft LLC: Philadelphia, PA & Phoenix, AZ

  • Period: NOV 2003 - JAN 2011
  • Job type: Permanent Full-Time

Senior member of custom SharePoint web parts product team

  • Design and build SharePoint web part solution architectures using C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, XML web services
  • Identified and eliminated application and browser page performance bottlenecks
  • Migrating web parts using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to Silverlight for improved portability
  • Provide technical support to team members and external, end-user customers
  • Produce whitepapers, design documents, test scripts, and user manuals
  • Implemented automated build system with code escrow procedures to reduce quality assurance efforts

Senior Programmer Analyst / Technical Leader

Archonix Systems: Marlton, NJ

  • Period: MAY 1997 - OCT 2003
  • Job type: Permanent Full-Time

Produced client-server tools for a multi-user, n-Tier enterprise solution for police departments. Volunteered duties included selection & implementation of development environment tools and process improvements.

  • Designed and developed several multi-threaded, application and interface servers that enabled police officers to query intranet & extranet systems using LAN workstation & wireless client applications.
  • Designed and developed wireless client applications which improved officer safety and saved lives.
  • Utilized OOD/OOP techniques, UML, and RUP (Rational Unified Process) for the analysis, design and construction of enterprise software components.
  • Single-handedly developed a client-server mobile solution that was endorsed by the state of Massachusetts as the best software available to remotely communicate with their criminal justice systems.
  • Authored requirements, design, technical, support, administrator and end user documents.
  • Researched and implemented Windows domain network for entire company.
  • Identified and led an effort to define/implement process improvements that reduced development time by 50% and improved quality by 65%.
  • Developed UNIX shell scripts that significantly reduced overhead for support department.
  • Researched and deployed new software development tools. Trained engineering group in their use.
  • Identified the need for and led a code cleanup project that resolved an estimated 400 bugs.

System Software Developer

Vanguard: Malvern, PA

  • Period: APR 1994 - MAY 1997
  • Job type: Permanent Full-Time

Started as a report writer, promoted to applications development then to systems development.

  • Designed and coded enhancements to multi-user, multi-currency, global asset, trust accounting system.
  • Assisted in porting of legacy system to multi-platform, n-Tier architecture to run on Windows and UNIX.
  • Reduced support maintenance by co-developing new utilities and application support products.
  • Developed and enhanced real-time and on-demand APIs for internal and external customers.
  • Project management: authored design documents, provided man hour estimates and milestone planning.

Technical Support & Telecommunications Administrator

Reality Technologies: King Of Prussia, PA

  • Period: AUG 1993 - APR 1994
  • Job type: Permanent Full-Time

Hired to provide telephone technical support for off-the-shelf consumer software. Volunteered to take over administration of company phone system.

  • Provided telephone and email technical support for financial software and online user accounts.
  • Administered network wiring, modem line pool and digital PBX phone system using self-taught skills.

Multimedia Computing Producer

LSI Communications: Philadelphia, PA

  • Period: SEP 1991 - AUG 1993
  • Job type: Permanent Full-Time

Integrated interactive multimedia computing technologies to suit a variety of client applications

  • Designed and developed interactive multimedia applications on Windows and Macintosh platforms.
  • Collaborated with customers and developed prototypes with video staff.
  • Applied visual design skills for UI development of Point-Of-Sale and information kiosk systems.

Technical Assistant

General Electric: Camden, NJ

  • Period: MAR 1990 - SEP 1990
  • Job type: Temporary Full-Time

Six month co-op position while attending Drexel University

  • Tested and verified assembly language modules for a submarine radio room project.
  • Conducted implementation and design review meetings.  Drafted departmental project schedules.

Programmer

Computer Sciences Corporation: Moorestown, NJ

  • Period: MAR 1989 - SEP 1989
  • Job type: Temporary Full-Time

Six month co-op position while attending Drexel University

  • Designed, wrote, developed and tested in-house mainframe software tools with little supervision
  • Taught myself the C programming language and related tool

Education

Drexel University - Class of 1991

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minor in Film & Video Production

Interests

Real Estate, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Skiing, World Travel, Photography

Associations