James Bennett Saxon
14021 Marquesas Way #105 (310) 722-2785
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 email@example.com
Seeking software development opportunity allowing me to work with clients and teammates to craft effective and innovative solutions and bring them from concept to production.
Independent Consultant Ð Self Employed, key projects listed below December 2002 to present
PHP Website Development, Upgrade, Maintenance, Server Maintenance Ð Programmed and designed many PHP websites for small businesses, non-profits, intranet including web security upgrades, layout, usability, and automation. Sites included use of or integration with Drupal/CiviCRM, Constant Contact, EchoPay, PayPal IPN, Google, Amazon, osCommerce, Flash, jQuery, Wordpress, ColdFusion, REST, SOAP, Photoshop, Excel uploading, image manipulation.
Django Web Application Ð Designed and developed a consumer facing photo printing system based on Web 2.0 technology. Linked with web services using REST and other protocols.
Filemaker Pro Software Application Ð Upgraded a rental database application twice through three versions of Filemaker Pro moving the system from a simple tracking application to a high volume hierarchical rental tracking and reporting system.
Additional Project Information Ð Developed Flash based courseware and system to allow production staff to build their own flash based templates through MS Word. Developed Excel VBA macros for extracting and outputting large amounts of data in custom form. Worked extensively in Photoshop creating profitable graphics. Designed and programmed a Ruby on Rails prototype.
Technical Lead, Client Contact Ð EDT Learning, Inc. July 2002 to December 2002
Provided programming direction on multiple projects, brainstorming, analyzing, and choosing optimal approaches to solve problems. Resourced and scheduled projects and specified functional requirements. Served as a key technical contact. Provided documents and training sessions.
Manager, Courseworks Technology Ð Quisic July 2000 to July 2002
Managed a team of multimedia programmers and production specialists who built a large-scale e-learning project on a tight schedule. Fostered individual development and conducted performance evaluations. Revived long-term client relationship, generated new contracts for more projects, hosting agreements, and tool licensing.
Senior Application/Systems Architect Ð Internal & External Communication, Inc. August 1992 to July 2000
Led the programming of corporate multimedia and web-based training courses and learning management systems. Designed and implemented innovative solutions to unique projects. Built production tools to increase the producer-per-programmer ratio. Conducted code, project design, graphic design, and usability reviews in the fashion of continuous improvement. Presented training internally generating a spirit of curiosity and improvement.
Masters of Science, Computer Science (1991) Texas A&M University. Minor in Cognitive Psychology
Bachelors of Science, Engineering, Electrical (1987) U.C. Irvine
Bachelors of Science, Information and Computer Science (1987) U.C. Irvine
HONORS & MEMBERSHIPS
Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
Presenter, WBT 98
Competent Toastmaster, Toastmasters International
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 1991
Shell Foundation Scholarship, 1990
Texas Regents Fellowship, 1988
Associated Students, UCI, Engineering Seat