Zachary Betz

Software Developer & Tester

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Work

Freelance

2016-02 — Present

  • Developed desktop apps for a local petroleum transport company via C#/WinForms.
  • Company accountant used apps to import timesheet spreadsheets into QuickBooks, and export payroll spreadsheets.

Systems Analyst at Geocent, LLC

2016-02 — Present

  • Developed extensive functional/accessibility test suites via NightwatchJS.
  • Created general development documentation via MkDocs that is used across USCIS.
  • Wrote a Jaspersoft Server reports test framework via Bash/cURL.
  • Maintained clear, concise project documentation.
  • Wrote a diffing tool for AWS DMS to monitor the data replication of billions of records via SQL/Bash/sqlplus/psql.

Applications Consultant at Capgemini

2015-06 — 2016-02

  • Authored the documentation for migration of apps/databases from Solaris/WebLogic app servers to Linux/JBOSS.
  • Supported a real-time dashboard app which displayed generation/demand data to wholesale energy traders.
  • Gathered requirements, designed, developed, and tested a Windows Forms/SQL Server proof-of-concept solution to manage boiler tube welds within plants. Used SSRS for reporting.
  • Automated the deployment of a Maximo app using Rundeck. Reduced deployment time from 3 hrs to 40 mins.
  • Engaged in tri-weekly calls with offshore India team to discuss project status and debug app/database/infrastructure issues.

Developer Intern at Framework IT Solutions

2014-05 — 2015-05

  • Led the API conversion of a sports society iPhone app from iOS 6 to iOS 7/8.
  • Developed various construction equipment/sales rep reports using SSRS for a major equipment services client.
  • Created stored procedures for data dumps, to be run on a nightly basis.

Data Intern at Louisiana Highway Safety Research Group

2013-08 — 2014-05

  • Used Splunk to monitor the network for low traffic points so that the database backups would run at those times.
  • Transitioned annual LA Crash Data Fact Book compilation from manual Excel process to automated, parameterized SSRS reports.

Lead Student Computer Technician at Louisiana State University

2011-08 — 2013-05

  • Troubleshot LSU’s wireless network and made requests for additional access points to be installed in low-coverage areas.
  • Trained new employees on helpdesk processes and maintained knowledge management wiki.
  • Repaired and maintained staff/student/lab computers and print servers.
  • Created and distributed system images using Symantec Ghost.

Retirement Benefits Analyst at Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System

2011-05 — 2011-08

  • Analyzed Retirement Documents and Letters for correct criteria.
  • Managed work baskets for Change of Address, Beneficiaries, Drop Accounts, Repayment of Refunds, and Refunds.

System Builder at DETEL Computer Solutions

2008-05 — 2010-08

  • Custom built over 600 desktop and laptop computers.
  • Assembled and installed SMART boards for various Louisiana schools.

Education

Louisiana State University

2011 — 2015

Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Bachelor

Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • SchemaSpy
  • Shell
  • Bash
  • Hugo
  • Selenium
  • NodeJS
  • NPM
  • NightwatchJS
  • Cucumber
  • Java
  • Jaspersoft
  • C#
  • SSRS
  • Docker
  • Docker Compose
  • Technical Writing
  • Customer Service

Certifications

  • DHS Section 508 Trusted Tester v4, 2018

Awards

  • Top 3 contributor to Hugo's Support Forum, 2019

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