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Currently, I'm employed by Bonded Builders Warranty Group, a division of Bankers Insurance, as their FileMaker & Web Applications Developer. It's a great company that's doing well even given recent tough times in the home-bulding industry.
I'd like to think I've helped, by bringing such accomplishments as implementing their first online application system, a slick FileMaker-based document imaging system, and complex income-amortization systems.
Although I'm not actively looking for a new position, I am open to exploring new opportunities.
Never say never.
The factors that would be most appealing to me in considering a change would be:
• Working in an collaborative environment with other technologically knowledgeable people that share my enthusiasm for the potential of advanced technologies.
• Offers salary levels and advancement opportunities that show an appreciation and recognition of great work. I'm currently only entertaining offers in the $130K+ range. Since money is not my primary motivation, though, please contact me if you think you score well on other points.
• Located in or near an interesting, modern metropolitan area that offers great quality of life. New York City would be my preferred location.
• Special bonus points given for Macintosh platform and cross-platform friendly development environments.
So, although I am not looking for a change, if you think I'd like to hear about what your company is doing, feel free to contact me.
The link below is for a PDF document of examples of recent work I've completed in both FileMaker & for the Web.
Web 2.0 Technologies
fx.PHP & FM PHP API
My next areas of concentration will be MySQL, advanced AJAX, JQuery, AngularJS, and advanced
David Allen Ness
To position myself within a forward thinking organization that mirrors my own excitement and enthusiasm for FileMaker & web applications development, especially those that use FileMaker internally and/or as a back end for their web applications.
|2006 to Present||
Bonded Builders Warranty Group, St. Petersburg, Florida - FileMaker Systems Manager. Responsible for 80+ table, 50+ user, FileMaker Server environment for database system serving as core business information system for a $20M+ home warranty company. Participated in a multitude of system enhancements, and creating fx.PHP web-based applications for our Builder & Homeowner customers.
|2004 to 2005||Independent Professional FileMaker Developer, working on various Asset Management and Point-of-Sale projects. Experienced in FileMaker v7-v14 development, including FileMaker Server deployments.|
|2000 to 2004||The Rosai Group, San Francisco - Field technician for an authorized Apple Specialist providing outsourced Macintosh I.T. services to numerous companies throughout the San Francisco / Silicon Valley area. This work afforded me the opportunity to work with hundreds of different companies providing an astounding range of consulting & support services. Through this position, I have experience with virtually every Macintosh technology, including networking, server configuration & maintenance, backup systems, OS X migration, upgrades, troubleshooting & repair, training, purchasing, and I have experience with hundreds of applications, with special emphasis on FileMaker Pro, Mac OS X Server, and Retrospect.|
|1993 to 2002||The CARDiologist™, Dallas, Texas, developer & franchiser of a chain of retailing boutiques providing business card printing & associated products in retail malls throughout the United States. This very successful business concept was my own creation, and was totally developed through my expertise in Macintosh computer technologies, FileMaker Pro software development, and retailing. The business was based around my FileMaker software solution which provided business card layout & production, inventory control, and point-of-sale functions.|
|1985 to 1993||Mr. Micro & Computize, Dallas, Texas- During this period I worked for the premier Authorized Apple computer retailers in Dallas, Texas. As an account manager, I worked with thousands of clients evaluating their needs and providing them with professional Macintosh sales, service & support. These years represent my initial exposure to FileMaker development & support.|
|1985||Micro Computer Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas - Inside sales representative for authorized Apple, IBM & Compaq computer dealership. I wrote this dealership's point-of-sale software in Turbo Pascal (PC).|
|1983 to 1985||Univeristy of Arkansas - Areas of study included computer science, computer programming, electronics, accounting & business law. Completed studies with a 3.8 GPA. Included on Dean's List every semester. First exposure to database systems development.|
|References||Available upon request.|
|Other||Available to travel and/or relocate.|