Resume for J. Gagné as at Thursday, May 11, 2000.


Jules Gagné


To develop high quality, cutting edge software applications and system tools to solve real world business problems and increase user productivity and job satisfaction.

Personal Profile

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to work independently or in a team environment, capable of working on challenging and difficult development projects under extreme pressure, willing to learn about new tools and ready to assimilate new ideas.

Significant Recent Consulting Experience

August 1998 - May 1999

Software Developer, Loblaw Companies Limited

Toronto, Ontario

Design and development of sales analysis and inventory reports for supply chain management system, using Visual Basic, Oracle and Crystal Reports. Responsibilities included client interviews, analysis and design, coding and testing.

November 1997 - June 1998

Software Developer, AT&T Canada Long Distance

Toronto, Ontario

Development of electronic forms for email systems handling sales entry and service provisioning for voice and data long distance telephone carrier, using Visual Basic, MS Mail, MEF Designer, and MAPILIB. Responsibilities included design, coding, testing and version control.

March 1997 - October 1997

Software Developer, Ontario Nurses' Association

Toronto, Ontario

Performed enhancements and modifications to Grievances and Arbitration Tracking database using 4GL VAX-based database system. Responsibilities included design, coding and testing of new applications and modifications.

February 1995 - December 1995

Software Developer, T-S Display Systems

Bolton, Ontario

Development of software for embedded controller for highway traffic signs, including lane usage signs and variable message signs. Wrote and tested code for splitting off lamp control from the main controller to an intelligent lamp driver running on a second single-board computer, using MSDOS, Windows, C/C++ and Paradigm RT Debugger.

December 1993 - December 1994

Software Developer, Newcourt Credit Group

Toronto, Ontario

Development of Customer Information System accessing leasing database, on-line Help System and Credit Application System with dial-up credit verification. Responsibilities included design, coding and testing, using Windows, Visual Basic and VAX RDB SQL.

Other Recent Consulting Experience

Software Developer, Kurtz and Steele, Oakville Ontario

Software Developer, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Ontario

Software Developer, CPE Limited, Toronto Ontario

Software Developer, Alcatel (SEL Division), Toronto Ontario

Software Developer, Hy & Zel's, Markham Ontario

Software Developer, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Toronto Ontario

Previous Employment

1981 - 1985

Software Programmer, Sentrol Systems Limited, Toronto Ontario

1978 - 1981

Programmer/ Analyst, Commercial Systems Specialists, Toronto Ontario

Technical Specialties

Expertise with the use of Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic, C/C++, and Visual SourceSafe running on Windows NT and Windows 95 in a networked, Client/Server environment. Experience writing SQL Stored Procedures and Triggers.Wide exposure to a variety of database systems.

Other Special Skills

Unix, COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal, several flavours of Assembler (Intel, PDP, IBM 370, etc.), fluent French, conversational Italian, Past President of Board of Directors of Fred Dowling Co-op


Bachelor of Science (Honours Math), Université de Montréal, 1969


Available upon request.


Software Productivity, Computer Education, Expert Systems, Automated Translation, Science Fiction, Games, Puzzles.