As a recent graduate of the Ryerson Urban and Regional Planning program and seasoned programmer and business analyst – with well-rounded exposure to a number of industries – I am currently seeking full-time or contract employment that can complement my existing skillset, better my education and training and leverage my career trajectory.
I also have experience with human resources, classroom instruction, project development, asset management and in a variety of construction positions. I would classify myself as hard working but easy-going and an independent and analytical thinker that thrives in complex problem or business situations while being quick and eager to learn.
Professor of Web Culture and Design (CCT260) and Digital Innovations and Cultural Transformation (CCT205) – a joint program in the Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT) program at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) – that focuses on the history of the Internet, societal impacts and design concepts for the future. The courses are the prerequisite for a Web studies stream leading to a Diploma and Degree of Bachelors of Arts.
Lead Developer (Full-Time/Contract)
October 2007 – Current
Reporting To: Project Director / President
An investment services corporation whose goal is to provide comprehensive financial data to become a leader in exchange, dividend and symbol analysis. A client management tool for financial analysts to report client market exposure, test and measure portfolio weightings and conform to OSC compliance criteria. The application combined a wealth of knowledge and data in an extensive historical data warehouse and reports overall performance, house revenue and potential commissions.
Development of mobile applications, relational database and reports for accessibility audits of public assets, such as the Toronto Community Housing Corporation major stock and Ontario Lottery Corporation casinos. The primary goal of these reports was to identify and classify the organisations’ ability to meet the level of access as required by the Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) by 2014.
November 2007 – October 2009
Reporting To: Course Co-ordinator
Hour-long lectures on how students can better prepare themselves for the “real” world. The first revolved around project management and the roles and responsibilities expected of new-hires by employers – and the second touched on code and conduct within the work environment and when to recognise warning signs and project showstoppers – The third, a revisit to both and how they interact.
February 2003 – August 2003
Reporting To:VP Programming / President
Semaview’s goal was to compile the variety of information resource available on the Internet into a simple, customizable database that users could then transmit peer-to-peer using Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL), both extensions of XML. I was responsible for most of the application’s front-end including graphics, framework and communications between servers and local databases and for demonstrating the software to management at intervals-end. I also created a simplistic graphical component for users to design and share their own ontology without the hassle of understanding the complexities required for RDF.
|X-Stream / LibertySurf / Livedoor
Client-Side Internet Developer
September 1999 – October 2002
|Location: Toronto – London – Tokyo
Reporting To:Director of Programming
A multinational Internet service provider (ISP) based in eight countries, LibertySurf provided free or low-cost service in exchange for direct advertising and customer surveys. Responsibilities included generating ideas for value-added services, and heading the team from development to production and developing the user questionnaire-driven advertising delivery system – The cornerstone of our business’s revenue model.
Senior Systems Architect
April 1997 – September 1999
Reporting To:Director of Information
My roles and responsibilities in this previously skunk-works project turned live-production were almost limitless. The team initially comprised of the director, myself and a co-operative student to aid in development and individual department heads. The application replaced an antiquated purchasing system to provide greater flexibility for managers and other signing authorities from requisition to purchase delivery; integrated with the internal support desk to improve service calls and asset management; and dynamic enough to handle personnel, stationary, communications and real estate.
||Office: Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel · CS6: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign · Visio, Rational Rose, MS Project · 3DS Max, ArcGIS
April 2005 – December 2006, May 2010 – August 2010
|Renovation of homes from small cosmetic and design ideas to entire property rebuilds · Provided complete project plan and schematics including updates to customer on progress and milestones · Layout of plumbing, electrical and structural
October 2002 – February 2005
|Responsible for opening and closing the restaurant · Directed staff in kitchen and on floor · Accepted and checked in-coming supply orders · Conducted full audit and book-keeping · General repairs and upkeep of property
Continuance of these positions were limited by visa conditions
Hobbies and Interests
As a hobby, I have designed computer games and an automated rental property manager, which allowed tenants to pay online with SMS notification and update time sheets and payments for my employees via the Web or mobile smart phone. I have always had a keen interest in architecture and urban planning and trained myself in a long list of construction techniques including framing, plumbing, electrical and drywall, which I have implemented personally and professionally. I am a qualified bartender and novice writer. In my spare time, I enjoy an evening in with friends, intriguing conversation and am currently learning Spanish.