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Chad Sherwood

3477 Boston Rd * Lexington, KY 40503 * (859) 967-8843 *
cas@developersunlimited.com * http://www.developersunlimited.com


Software Engineer

Goal-oriented professional committed to developing superior products using innovative technology to solve real world challenges in a team environment. Offer a 10 year track record demonstrating strong analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to following through with projects from inception to completion using the Software Development Life Cycle model (SDLC).

Technical Skills
   
 
Programming Languages
  • Adobe Flex
  • Javascript/AJAX
  • Java
  • VB .NET 2003-2005
  • JSP
  • ActionScript
  • Cold Fusion
  • ASP
  • HTML
Development Tools
  • Eclipse/Flex Builder
  • Websphere
  • Microsoft .NET Visual Studio
  • Visual SourceSafe
  • Dreamweaver
  • Cold Fusion
  • Microsoft Access
Databases
  • SQL Server
  • Sybase
  • DB2
  • Access
  • MySQL
Application Server Technologies
  • Tomcat
  • JRUN
  • WebSphere
Design Patterns/Frameworks
  • Cairngorm
  • Struts
Professional Experience
   
1999 - 2010

The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.
Lexington, KY
 
Software Designer, Team Lead, Support Personnel, Team Member, Project Lead
  • Designed, coded, and implemented Keeneland's Kee-Bid program that allows buyers to submit bids on horses that did not reach their reserve in the auction ring, increasing Keeneland’s revenue stream by over $75,000 per sale, as well as providing additional sale and buying opportunities to their customers.
  • Worked as one of a team on a 5 year project re-inventing and enhancing existing Keeneland's Sales and Sales Accounting Software that allowed Keeneland to leverage features to provide the best experience to their customer base, while meeting all internal needs.
  • Developed a Flex-based Consignor Portal application for Keeneland which allows their consignors to access any information regarding their horses all in one location before, during, and after an auction, eliminating hours of tracking down multiple documents and phone calls to Keeneland.
  • Developed a Flex-based Consignor Portal application for Keeneland which allows their consignors to access any information regarding their horses all in one location before, during, and after an auction, eliminating hours of tracking down multiple documents and phone calls to Keeneland.
  • Developed a Flex-based Consignor Portal application for Keeneland which allows their consignors to access any information regarding their horses all in one location before, during, and after an auction, eliminating hours of tracking down multiple documents and phone calls to Keeneland.
  • Analyzed and determined best software solution for meeting the customers' needs.
  • Constructed relational SQL Server/Sybase databases that fulfilled the customer’s business and data storage requirements, while allowing for future growth and enhancements long term.
  • Designed multi-tiered software applications that met or exceeded customer specifications while following best practices, such as employing Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture.
  • Communicated with customers on a frequent basis.
  • Recording customer problems, debugging application code, and providing hotfixes in a timely fashion.
 
1996 - 1998

Customware, Inc.
Frankfort, KY 
Software Designer, Support Personnel
  • Constructed and managed Access databases for tracking/resolving customer issues that improved customer satisfaction and response time.
  • Designed and implemented an Ad system for the newspaper industry that allowed users to track ads, receive payments from various agencies, and pay the newspapers for the advertising placed all within a single system.
  • Created and maintained the business web site.
  • Provided customer support on Open Systems Accounting Software, including debugging existing software, issue resolution, and hot fixes.
 

Education
   
1993-1998
The University of Kentucky, 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, specializing in Software Development.
 

  

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