|Resume for J. Gagné as at Thursday, May 11, 2000.|
To develop high quality, cutting edge software applications and system tools to solve real world business problems and increase user productivity and job satisfaction.
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
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
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
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
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
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
1981 - 1985
Software Programmer, Sentrol Systems Limited, Toronto Ontario
1978 - 1981
Programmer/ Analyst, Commercial Systems Specialists, Toronto Ontario
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.