United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, theatre, video games, books, fine art and live entertainment.
As sole Systems Analyst under the CTO at United Talent Agency, after the recent acquisitions of The Agency Group and Beinstock, was directly responsible for assessing current legacy business applications, streamlining processes, and providing solutions to pain points across departments and business units. As part of larger team, conceptualized a road map towards a more unified ecosystem of business applications and better master data management, MDM.
Solely architected, developed and deployed a customized mobile business application prototype in C# and XAML with Xamarin to UTA’s Apple Development environment. As a tool for the agents and clients, the mobile application requested JSON data from UTA’s SharePoint API, multiple custom REST API’s deployed by a consultant firm onto UTA’s MicroSoft Azure tenancy and multiple endpoints from big data aggregation vendors such as Gracenote and Nielsen.
As part of larger team, scoped out a big data solution dashboard by analyzing business objectives and by providing my expertise on CRM product, product lifecycle and data management models. Worked with the CTO and department heads to vet CRM solutions and consultant firms to create roadmap to minimum viable product. Provided detailed reports with cost and risk to assess SalesForce, Oracle OnDemand, MicroSoft Dynamics, and Sage CRM.
Identified areas for modification and improvement of business applications and determined which custom applications built by consultant firms were inadequate in meeting business requirements. Provided solutions to secure their data before further enhancements and performed security assessment on consultant provided applications. Worked with CTO to steer business towards cloud products and more dependable consultant firms to streamline sales and data management.
Deployed enhancements on Dental Assisting National Board and DALE Foundation’s Microsoft SiteCore legacy instance to streamline operations. Code version controlled with Git branches on BeanStalk. Provided support during launch of new SiteCore instance using MVC instead of WebForms.
Provided detailed proposals with complete unit test and integration test plans for new features to enhance user experience and documentation of implementations after completion to web standards and best practices.
ScreenBid, LLC, is a leading source for certified authentic, screen-used Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles.
Part of two-consultant mobile application team. Advised designer consultant from early wireframing process to the design of final icons for seamless user experience. Mastered SAM Auction’s MySQL database architecture and software application on tight deadline to mirror the web application in a mobile app.
Architected, developed and deployed customized web services as RESTful APIs in PHP on AWS (Amazon Web Services) EC2 instance to interface between the mobile application and the endpoints: the third party auction software and a MySQL database. This customized API extended the SAM Auction third-party software’s readily available SOAP API and interfaced directly with their MySQL database for extra features needed by the mobile app for ScreenBid, LLC.
Developed the mobile app for IOS and Android using the Corona SDK and their specialized version of the Lua scripting language to consume the web services mentioned above on LAMP stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP for Screenbid, LLC.
InnoVint Corporation is a cloud-based wine production software that enables real-time data entry using mobile devices
MediaRecall by Deluxe is a digital asset management system for video, audio, image and generic document content. Search on metadata to find content. Current client list includes the estate of Johnny Carson, Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Getty, Austin City Limits, Mayor Bloomberg, Oprah.
Stabilized the previously unscalable platform for existing customers and the backend tools to ingest assets, assign them to a distributed work force, who would create clips from audio and video content, and assign metadata to assets.
Amfphp was the solution for creating accessible services to all terminals and communication between client and server. With large high quality assets this was imperative.
Flex/Actionscript, AMFPHP, Web Services, PHP, MySql, EC2, S3, FFmpeg
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Objective of the converter prototype: An installed app or plugin to fill a specific client need to click a button to convert and open a 3D model from CATIA or SolidWorks format and interface into an x3d format and WebGL enabled browser as part of the 3DS Experience Platform. Using my unique UX skills with Adobe Creative Suite and .NET to give a look and feel similar to our native software products
Dassault Systemes; Woodland Hills, CA (contract-permanent) 2007–2013
A world leader in 3D experience, project lifecycle management for 3D product design, simulation, testing, and artistic applications. ~8k employees.
Senior UX Business Application Developer – Member of DSx.Client Sales WW IS
As member of global DSx.Client Sales team based out of Paris headquarters, analyze requirements, understand objectives, define use cases, and design solutions to meet needs of cross-functional units and stakeholders throughout the enterprise. Use French extensively in meetings with executives at HQ.
§ Honored with “Dassault Systèmes Business Forward Award” and Oracle’s version for use of web services in Oracle CRM.
§ Developed Site Team Manager solution, enhancing coordination and efficiency across multiple sites with a new multithreaded Windows application used to administer site teams through Oracle CRM web services.
Develop, test, and implement complex solutions expanding Oracle on Demand CRM administration with enhanced workflows, AJAX widgets, role management, and reporting tailored to the needs of an advanced cloud-based system. Design external Windows, console, and web applications in PHP, C# and ASP.NET with Visual Studio and Adobe Dreamweaver to utilize Oracle on Demand web services to ETL data.
§ Spearheaded use of external systems to consume web services to manipulate the data in the Oracle on Demand system, efficiently meeting business needs and remaining architect of the data systems.
§ Managed all enhancements of external applications, ETLs, and cloud-level administration for annual business rules restructuring while ensuring functionality when implemented in enterprise systems.
§ Trained 2 co-workers in the consumption and conversion of diverse web service data to transmit information to other enterprise systems, such as PeopleSoft modules, and to the data warehouse.
§ Catalyzed the company’s first-ever strategic snapshot of KPIs and sales performance through a new data warehouse interface, allowing executives to view sales trends in CRM and streamline processes.
Tinsley Laboratories / L-3 Communication
Richmond, CA 2002–2007
Leader in design and manufacture of precision optical components with versatile industrial applications. Founded in 1926.
Optomechanical Engineer/Project Manager
Acting as lone optomechanical engineer at Tinsley, when it was a single-building operation many years prior to acquisition by L-3, modeled tooling for optical manufacturing, optical testing and shipping in 3D, producing drawings for in-house or external machine shop. Used SolidWorks and GD&T to ensure flawless quality.
§ Finalized process of grinding beryllium mirrors, a procedure underlying a significant part of Tinsley’s current account roster and the key to winning the contract for the James Webb Space Telescope, the next generation replacement for the Hubble Telescope.
Executed test output analysis and performed computation and data manipulation to produce 2D error maps for polishing optics to sub-nanometer specifications. Computed adherence to specifications both individually and in subassembly via Zemax. Used advanced laser interferometers, phase measuring microscope, atomic force microscope and other tools. Ordered necessary tooling for projects and maintained vendor relations.
§ Designed all job-specific testing apparatuses for manufacturing in the Space Interferometry Mission, performed tests in conjunction with Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and flew to oversee coating with JPL.
§ Contributed tomajor revenue infusion with capture of a long-term follow-on contract with JPL.
Enacted project management as direct liaison with external customer, ensuring adherence to timeline and milestones using Microsoft Project. Provided expertise for the development of company’s master schedule. Coordinated internal teams of technicians, engineers, machinists, sales, shipping, and other personnel.
Redeveloped in-house software to increase speed and ease of use for critical business applications, porting their functionality from MS-DOS to Windows-based GUI. Used VB.NET and Visual Studio to implement full-spectrum changes, including upgrades to multiple-page forms with intensive error checking algorithms.