Conrad E. Muller
326 4th St. 509
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Email: conrad at databasezone dot com
I have managed software development projects with teams of up to four developers and projects with budgets over $100,000.
Every one of my clients considered their project successful. Most of my projects developed over the past ten years, or updated versions of them, are in daily use.
My real value to a project is my ability to cut through the fog, find out what the users really need, and design a practical solution to the real challenges. I follow this up by making change control a core part of the development process. I see change as a healthy and necessary part of any project. Client collaboration and constant course correction are at the heart of Agile Development, and I implement as many Agile processes as are appropriate for each project.
My other core skills are communications and documentation. I work hard to keep the users involved in the project and the developers clear on the goals and progress of the project. All of my projects are extensively documented.
Department of Commerce, State of Alaska, Juneau Alaska
Senior User Interface Designer
Contractor at Washington State Ferries, Seattle, Washington.
I was an independent Web and database developer in the Seattle area. Besides ASP.NET and SQL Server projects I did a little Unix system work (not programming).
Senior Project Database Specialist
Golder Associates, Redmond, Washington.
Monitor Control System (MCS); Contract Compliance Application - Golder Associates - Abu Dhabi
My largest Web/database project includes serving field inspectors using laptops remotely and call center operators. Capabilities of the system include task (incident resolution) management, internal messaging and external email, document management, online news, help, some GIS, and, of course, management reports. This application was developed in ASP.NET 3.5 and C#. There are over 200 forms and reports built on 63 tables. The database runs on SQL Server 2008. I am the designer and primary developer.
Municipal Water Management System (MWMS) - City of North Bend, Washington
I designed and built a Web/database application to manage water production and purchase for compliance with required stream flows and municipal water rights. I worked with stakeholders and Golder water resources consultants to develop the list of requirements. The application automates the complex calculations needed to manage municipal water. Simple reports are provided for daily water system operations and more complex reports are provided for city management and other stakeholders. Developed in ASP.NET 2.0 with over 70 forms and reports built on over 30 tables. The database runs on SQL Server 2005. I am the sole designer/developer.
Global Acid Rock Drainage Guide (GARD Guide) - The International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)
INAP is an organization of international mining companies dedicated to reducing liabilities associated with sulphide mine materials. Members: Anglo American plc, Barrick Gold corp., BHP Billiton plc, Freeport McMoRan Vale Inco ltd, Newmont corp., Rio Tinto ltd, Xstrata plc. I am the sole designer/developer.
The GARD Guide is a Wiki (MediaWiki which uses PHP and MySQL on BSD) with role based security for development of the guide. I formatted and entered most of the content. I trained editors in the use of the Wiki. http://www.gardguide.com
WRIA 7 Geographic Oil Spill Response Planning application
Washington State Department of Ecology - For the Snohomish River, Washington
I designed an oil spill response plan management application for the Snohomish River Watershed (WRIA 7) in Washington State. Up-to-date response plans including maps are available on the Web.
I worked with stakeholders and Golder consultants to collect information on the requirements for data storage and presentation; developed a database and a data management tool to allow for quick and easy updating of multiple geographic response documents; integrated the data management tool with a complex spatial Web site which allows the user to create a series of reports that contain the most recent oil spill response plan for a specific area, customized for current weather and stream flow level.
I managed design, construction, and deployment of the underlying database, and did most of the database programming. Another developer did the GIS/Web programming. This application is built on SQL Server 2005 and ESRI ArcGIS Server 9.x. This front end section of the application is in Microsoft Access 2003.
Facility Information System (FIS) - Republic Services, Phoenix, Arizona
I added maps based on Web services to the existing FIS application. I added a module for managing the transfer of surplus equipment between business units. I added a news article publishing module to the FIS Web site. I upgraded compliance tracking, expenditure approvals, and project management.
Environmental Compliance Assurance Review (ECAR) - CSX Transportation, Jacksonville, Florida
I added maps based on Web services to the existing ECAR application. I improved email notifications for project management and compliance monitoring.
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) invoice development using Microsoft Access, SQL Server stored procedures, and Gentran: Director. (810, 880, v4010, v5010)
I was chief database specialist for a data cleaning project that included database development, analysis, and programming. I used SQL Server 2000, Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, and Microsoft Access 2003. I wrote SQL scripts and DTS packages, and documented the use of the scripts and packages for the analysts.
I was an independent Web and database developer in the Seattle area. I created one new 200+ page bilingual Web site (http://www.seamar.org/) and did a couple of Web site rebuilds on sites I had originally created: http://www.abc-tokyo.com/, http://www.abc-tokyo.com/abs/.
I developed database applications for Juvenile Justice in the Department of Health and Social Services, State of Alaska in Juneau, Alaska. As an Analyst/Programmer IV I was involved in the entire development process, from building a business case to maintenance.
My first task at Juvenile Justice was to provide support for the rollout of a new statewide client tracking system. I created a Web/database application to track training and certification for 400+ staff, and created a Wiki to post answers to trainees questions.
Other projects completed at Juvenile Justice:
Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2004 at the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice.
BA Thiel College, Greenville, PA.: Psychology major. Plus four years of undergraduate chemistry courses and calculus, biology, and physics.
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio: five quarters of graduate work in experimental psychology, physical chemistry.