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Norman R. Skinner
13804 115th Ave. NE • Kirkland, WA 98034 • 1-425-417-0103
Norman.Skinner@comcast.nethttp://www.linkedin.com/in/normanrskinner/

Career Summary
Experienced and resourceful C# WPF/Silverlight Application Developer with proven expertise in designing and developing applications for Windows Enterprise environments. Major strengths include innovative and creative design while maintaining an intuitive layout. Demonstrated ability to work independently and reliably meet deadlines.

Skills and Proficiencies
  • ASP.Net
  • Certified C# Programmer
  • FIM
  • Html 5, JavaScript, CSS3 MCP
  • JavaScript
  • MS SQL
  • PowerShell
  • Silverlight 3
  • Technical Writing
  • VBScript
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • XAML, XML, XSLT

Professional Experience

Aim Consulting, Inc., Bellevue, WA
1.5 years
WPF Application Developer - SDE 2013 – 2015
Sole designer and developer of C# WPF applications for the Xbox Optical Disc Drive team.
  • Successfully designed and developed a dynamic C# WPF application for deploying and executing test on Xbox One labs in the United States and China.
  • Refactored a test log parser using a strategy pattern and multithreading to reduce parsing time from a day down to five minutes.
  • Developed an application for converting data for reporting consumption.
Edgile, Inc., Seattle Region, WA 1.7 years
Engineer – SDET & SDE 2012 – 2013
Accountable for FIM automated testing, new feature development, and quick fix engineering.
  • Fortified Coinstar’s FIM deployment by diagnosing problems and engineering patches to their C# Library set.
  • Assured quality of new features for the Xbox Live FIM deployment by developing PowerShell scripts for testing.
  • Improved the quality of the O365 FIM deployment through writing manual and automated testing of web UI and web services.
Lincoln Bay Company, Redmond, WA 1 years
Quality Assurance Engineer - SDET 2011 – 2012
Responsible for ensuring the quality of new feature releases for the O365 FIM deployment.
  • Strongly performed in an agile software development methodology with daily scrums and monthly sprints.
  • Decreased time to perform bulk uploads of users by using PowerShell for ETL.
  • Enhanced code performance and reliability by providing code reviews and guidance in coding standards.
Xtreme Consulting Group, Redmond, WA 1.5 years
Application Developer - Test & Reporting Automation 2009 – 2011
I was solely responsible for Silverlight 3 application development, Test & Test Reporting automation. I achieved the following:
  • Reduced the time for compiling WCAT raw xml results to an Excel usable format from 8 hours to 5 minutes.
  • Automated the conversion of multiple test tool results and stored them in a SQL database for performance results reporting.
  • Developed SCOM MP to monitor DCMI data for inflow temperature and CPU wattage of servers to identify hot spots and over use of power in the lab.
  • Developed Silverlight 3 Application for hardware inventory and server configurations.
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA 8 years
Service Operations 2005 – 2009
Responsible for development, deployment, and maintenance of web applications, MOSS, and intranet web sites. Other duties included IIS administration, SCOM, and backup/restore of data.
  • Reduced IT text message bills by approximately 70% by scripting System Center Operations Manager alerts.
  • Increased Lab Status web application performance by 20% and prevented work status loss.
  • Improved Atlas virtual lab user interface for new API features to great customer reviews and prevented test blocking.
  • Prevented company asset loss and reduced spending overtures by designing and coding an equipment checkout tool.

Web Design Engineer
2002 – 2005
Primarily responsible for intranet websites, SharePoint Portal v.2 administration, development, and maintenance of internal web applications.
  • Promoted for my work re-architecting the user interface to one of our team’s internal tools and received many customer accolades.
  • Reduced SharePoint Portal customization developing time by 20%, by writing a Perl script.
  • Developed a CD Burn request tool to reduce customer wait time by 60%.
  • Successfully collaborated with multiple divisional product teams to develop one cohesive SharePoint Portal site, saving the division $100,000 in yearly operational cost.

Operations Engineer
2000 – 2002
Provided support, maintenance, and process improvement for several product teams’ test lab environments of approximately 800 servers and desktops.
  • Improved Lab Technicians efficiency by 12% by creating a Lab Team website.
  • Raised team’s yearly charity donation by 10% by developing a charity auction website.
  • Increased team moral greatly by providing the teams administrators a creative Team Ski Event website.
  • Took initiative and reduced holiday party food waste by 20% and saved the group $800 by creating a holiday party website.

Prior Experience
Greater Seattle Area 1994 – 2000
  • Help Desk Service Technician
  • Senior PC and Printer Repair Technician
  • Windows 95 MCP
  • Network Administrator
  • Technical Manager

Military
United States Navy 1988 – 1994
  • Honorable Discharge
  • Data Systems Technician: A School, General Computer and Electronics
  • Data Systems Technician: C School, Computer & Peripheral
  • Secret Clearance

Education
Bellevue College
  • Certified C# Programmer
Microsoft Campus, Mountain View, Califonia
  • Implementing Forefront Identity Management 2010 Course
Microsoft Corporation University
  • Windows Security Training
  • .Net Framework Programming with C#
  • Writing Test Design Specifications
  • ADO.Net Enhancements in .Net 2.0
  • SQL Native Client: Data Access Evolution
  • ASP.Net 2.0: Advanced
  • SQL Server 2005: Designing for Performance
  • SQL Server 2005: Updating Your Database Administration Skills
  • ITIL Training and Certification
  • Technical Writing Course
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