Have Code, Will Travel

My Resume

Phil Sandler
psandler70 (at) yahoo.com

Technical Expertise
  • Key Concepts: Domain Driven Design (DDD), Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Dependency Injection, SOA, Single Page Applications (SPA), Event Sourcing/CQRS, Test Driven Development (TDD), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), Agile/Scrum, Data/Relational Modeling
  • Favored Platforms/Tools: AngularJS, Git, NServiceBus, Castle Windsor, TeamCity, Resharper, ASP.Net MVC, Entity Framework, C#, WebAPI, SQL Server, RavenDB, Twitter Bootstrap
  • Additional Tools: Biztalk, WCF/Web Services, ASP.Net Webforms, Javascript/JQuery, WPF
Sasser Family Holdings (Consultant) – Technical Architect (April 2013 to Present)
  • Acted as Senior Technical Advisor on all new software projects
  • Integrated legacy and new systems using WebAPI and NServiceBus
  • Introduced and championed AngularJS to team and management; successfully delivered several software solutions using the framework
  • Migrated development team and all source code from existing source control (VSS) to Git (via Bitbucket) and trained team on use of the software
  • Mentored team members on newer MS technologies and techniques (MVC, Entity Framework, Linq, Single Page Applications)
  • Designed and developed centralized, multi-tenant Application Security subsystem for consumption by old and new applications
  • Worked with the PMO to improve Agile/Scrum standards, practices and tools
Incapital LLC – Development Manager (October 2011 to April 2013)
  • Architected and led development on two new systems for the enterprise:
    • RateTracker, a new backend system to track security pricing and reference data via the Bloomberg Server API and publish the information to consuming systems
    • Hedging, a new dashboard and entry system for the Risk Management team to track at-risk fixed income positions and the instruments used to hedge against them, and report on their progress
  • As Chief Technical Architect:
    • Ultimately responsible for delivery and quality of Incapnet, the company’s primary custom software, a fixed income issuance and trading platform
    • Performed analysis of architecture and performance, made recommendations and led effort to implement fixes for poor architecture and performance
    • Implemented “Developers Roundtable”, weekly team forum for discussing code issues, development tools, patterns and practices
  • As Development Manager:
    • Managed team of ten developers
    • Responsible for salary decisions/discussions, collecting and delivering feedback, mentoring on technical practices, professionalism, and communication
    • Developed and enforced coding standards
    • Managed relationships with recruiters, reviewed resumes, scheduled and performed candidate interviews, and made final hiring decisions
CSG Systems – Senior Architect (November 2010 to October 2011)
  • Led the technical effort to design and deliver Aria, a pluggable MVVM Framework for the Silverlight platform, and the Aria Ordering Edition, the first business application to utilize the framework
  • Worked with Scrum Master and Product Owner to turn requirements (functional and non-functional) into user stories
  • Designed and developed the central components of the system
  • Introduced and led weekly technical team discussion as a vehicle for mentoring junior developers
  • Researched, selected, and implemented the use of tools and frameworks, including Unity, MEF, Moq, MbUnit

West Monroe Partners – Independent Consultant (June 2010 to November 2010)
Continued work on FLEXdls as Independent Consultant. See project under West Monroe Partners section below for details.

Symphono, LLC – Independent Consultant (January 2010 to June 2010)

  • Led the effort to develop a custom real-time communication and collaboration tool (similar to a chat application) to support a small brokerage firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • Selected the tools, technologies, and methodologies for building the application
  • Worked with the client to analyze the business problem and find the right solution
  • Designed and developed the relational and business models
  • Architected, designed, and developed the user interface
  • Managed one analyst and one junior resource on the project

West Monroe Partners, LLC – Senior Architect (August 2004 to January 2010)

  • As Lead Developer for software product called FLEXdls, a highly complex, enterprise-scale Labor Management Software package:
    • Ultimately responsible for overall delivery and quality of the software product
    • Designed the overall architecture of the system and its components
    • Developed the relational model, domain/entity model and data access layer
    • Tested and tuned performance of the system
    • Created and enforced coding and design standards for the product
    • Developed an integration test framework
  • As Senior Architect in the consulting practice:
    • Provided technical thought leadership
    • Led the Custom Application Development Competency
    • Performed architecture reviews on technical projects
    • Assessed current and upcoming suite of technologies and frameworks, advised on the appropriateness of their use in our practice
    • Managed several successful consulting projects before joining product team
  • As a Manager in the consulting practice:
    • Acted as Performance Manager for as many as five consultants concurrently
    • Mentored junior consultants technically and professionally
Previous Experience

Data Architect (Consultant) – Citicorp (June 2003 to September 2004)
Architected and developed database applications and assisted in the day-to-day operations of the Data Warehouse

Freelance Consultant – Various Projects (March 2002 to May 2003)
Worked as a freelance consultant on a wide variety of projects, including building small networks, creating marketing databases, and developing websites

Technical Lead (Consultant) – Deloitte Consulting (November 2000 to December 2001)
Analyzed, architected and developed a large-scale databases application for tracking Medicare time reporting claims

Data Architect/Technical Lead – GE Financial Assurance (June 1999 to November 2000)
Led team of two junior developers and two consultants to create a web-based portal prototype for LiveSmart.com, an online concierge service

Database/Network Manager – Home Access Health Corporation (March 1995 to June 1999)
Developed applications to support FDA-approved systems for transmitting blood and urine test result data and reporting their results. Also wrote numerous internal applications for various corporate departments.

BA, English – December, 1992
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

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