Victor F. Laurence

Sr Software Engineer, Manager

Happy Valley, OR  97086

Summary of Qualifications

Highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic software engineer with a wide breadth of technical, managerial, and leadership skills. Accomplished in writing, debugging, and architecting windows and web based .Net applications and the databases that they run on. Excellent analytical and organizational skills with a passion for LEAN and Agile methodologies, simplifying procedures, and finding innovative solutions. Charismatic leader with a passion for supporting team success. Voracious life-long learner, always expanding technical, managerial, and leadership skills. Described several times by others in key projects as “only man for the job” and always succeeds when put to a task.

Education & Certifications

Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems
Concentration:   Business Administration
4.0 GPA, Dean’s List, Honors
DeVry University – Federal Way, WA

Microsoft Certified Professional – Developing Windows-Based Apps VS2003
Adobe Certified Expert – InDesign 2
Adobe Certified Expert – Acrobat 5


Manager, IT
IHS        Lake Oswego, OR                        Mar. 2007 – Present

  • Architected, designed, developed, and acted as lead developer for an enterprise web application for projecting future emissions compliance and cap & trade scenarios.
  • Managed a software development team maintaining an enterprise web application for emissions compliance and cap & trade. The team had members in 4 different offices in 3 different time zones. Most notable accomplishment is the dramatic improvements to customer delight between 2008 and 2009 by keeping the team on an aggressive development schedule and resolving many historical bugs.
  • Lead a team completing a security sweep of a 10 year legacy environmental health and safety product. Resolved hundreds of security flaws and a later audit found only 4 minor issues.
  • Re-wrote a legacy application from VB6 to C# .Net.
  • Established and currently lead a developer training program.
  • Primary volunteer coordinator on the corporate social responsibility board.

Principle Software Engineer
A Red Thread Designs           Happy Valley, OR                        Jul. 2006 – Present

  • Primary developer, architect, database, and systems developer for all software and IT solutions used to run the business including purchase orders, inventory management, product construction and pricing, sales, invoices, vendors, customers, reporting, and the full e-commerce solution for with Express Checkout integration with PayPal. 

HILYMI        Portland, OR                        Jun. 2006 – Present

  • Founded as a small online volunteer community that has ended up growing in to a 4+ year long exercise in leadership, project management, and volunteer coordination. At the height of the organization’s size, it had over 120 members and 12 assistant coordinators. Today it is a much smaller organization, but continues to provide a venue for me to improve my communication and leadership skills. Also primary developer responsible for development, maintenance, and integration of systems used to run the organization.

Assistant Site Manager
Tabula Rasa Vault             Portland, OR                        Feb. 2008 – Mar. 2008

  • Volunteer position for an online community network for the MMOG Tabula Rasa. Assisted in general site maintenance, writing articles, and helped organize the “Alpha Wolves” of which I was also a contributing member. Alpha Wolf duties included gathering feedback from members of the community and providing that feedback to the developers of Tabula Rasa, essentially acting as the primary a voice of the customer.

Senior Programming Analyst
PREM Group                      Portland, OR                        Jun. 2004 – Mar. 2007

  • A key player in the growth of the company from a small handful of individuals to a midsized business of over fifty people. Initially my role covered the gamut of responsibilities in IT, from server administration to development of the customer web portal application. Eventually my role became more focused on just software development as the company grew and I focused on continued development of customer portals, integration between software systems, and all other in-house software development and database administration in the company.

.Net Developer
DXGaming Network        Sherwood, OR                     Apr. 2004 – Jan. 2005

  • Contact to develop a series of windows, console, web based applications to support a small, but growing MMORPG run by the DXGaming. These applications included an application launcher / patcher which also checked and disabled cheat programs, a data mining utility to build a player stats database, and a web based player stats page for viewing the data mined information.

Network Tester
Mindlance                           Hillsboro, OR                        Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2003

  • Contract at Intel to work in the network testing lab at one of the Intel campuses in Hillsboro. Primary responsibilities included testing drivers and a networking utility with several different series of Intel cards on various servers and desktop machines. Re-wrote the Basic Acceptance Test tool from a VB6 application to a VB.Net application and updated it to work with newest suite of tests that needed to be run for basic acceptance.

Network Support Rep.
Stream International      Beaverton, OR                    Jun. 1999 – Aug. 2002

  • Worked as part of a team of call center professionals answering questions on software and hardware that we supported. Over my 3 ½ year time there moved around a lot, learning many different technologies including telecommunications, networking hardware and servers, and even picked up a few certifications on products I was supporting. Developed an application to assist in call tracking and producing reports on call metrics.
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