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Andrew J. Pallant

Senior Web Developer, Database and Application Developer


Microsoft .NET – C#, J#, VB.NET / Java / VB / C / HTML
MS SQL / MY SQL / Oracle / SyBase / DB2


Dynamic 15+ year career in software design and development. Constantly researching new technologies, methodologies and ideas in the fields of technology and business.
  • Expert in e-commerce design and development. Always developing innovative solutions.
  • Outstanding success in customer support, analysis, and efficient solutions.
  • Especially well organized with a track record that demonstrates self-motivation, creativity, and initiative to achieve both personal and corporate goals.

Professional Experience

IT Manager / SEO / Social Media

2012 - Present THINQ Technologies, London, Ontario
I am responsible for the following:
  • Manage IT / Programming department
  • Support existing IT infrastructure and applications to ensure up time and improve efficiencies
  • Develop and implement new technologies and applications to improve process efficiencies
  • Develop and implement web based initiatives such as Search Engine Optimization and Social Media
  • Work with existing teams to facilitate the execution of various marketing initiatives

Senior Developer / Support ( Server, Web & Desktop Applications )

2000 - 2004 / 2009 - 2012 Link+ Customs Broker, London, Ontario
I was employed as a Senior Developer. Current and past projects include development of a client portal, redesigning existing web applications and building data parsing programs.

I was responsible for redevelopment of the BP2000 Customs software from a ASP web application to a Windows Single Click Deployed application. Most of my current work is done in C#, ASP.NET, SQL and XML. I lead and mentor one other developer.

I have also worked with sales staff to establish new reports and worked with our Exports staff to implement XML data upload modules that are specific to customers.

My recent projects include integrations to Synergize, GFI Fax Server, UPS, FedEx, Purolator, DHL with our existing brokerage software. I had also created a bar code scanner application on the Windows CE platform, which connects, wirelessly to web services.

Supervisor of Development and Lead Developer ( Server, Web & Desktop Applications )

2007 - 2009 Customs Brokers, St. Thomas, Ontario
I was working as a Lead Developer using ASP.NET, JAVA and SQL2005. The Project involved developing a ASP.NET application that would interface with Canadian Customs using both CADEX and EDIFACT messages. This project includes a Security Gateway, ASP.NET User Interface and communication software to send and receive messages.

I had 2 developers under my direction at various stages in their career. I mentored, project managed, reviewed code and construct project plans.
As a Lead Developer I am often involved in meetings with senior management, play a lead role in applying for Research and Development grants and work with software users.

Key Achievements:
  • YAFFLE – a program, which tracks system idle time, login and log off events of a user’s system. Used as attendance tracking and In/Out Board.
  • XML file splitter – Splits files by record count and reformats XML tags that are usable by a 3rd party software
  • US e-Manifest System – Help trucking companies get security clearance before the truck arrives at the border.

Senior Web Developer / Business Needs Analyst ( Web Applications, eCommerce )

2004 - 2007 ICINITI Corporation, London, Ontario
Key Achievements:&
  • Help achieve a standard development product to develop websites from. Project known as BaseProduct.NET
  • Developed tools and interfaces that aid in the management of the e-commerce sites.

Education and Training

2003 Stock Market Technical Analysis, John Copp, London, Ontario
Extensive look into how to draw and analyze stock charts. Instruction and practice in discovering trends and indicators.

2001 Introduction to .NET Programming, Microsoft, Detroit, Michigan
A highly intense look at the .NET framework and how to program in different languages. Introduction to hand held computer programming, application programming and data manipulation.

2000 Advanced Website Design, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
A look at what constitutes a good web design. Look at trends, colors and fonts, which promote user readability.

1999 NT Administration Certification, CompuMaster, London, Ontario
Instruction for maintaining a stable reliable system. How to calculate proper IP and subnet mask setups. How to properly plan an effective network.

1996 Computer Programming Diploma, Georgian College, London, Ontario
Extensive look at business programming, software development and design skills, including Accounting, Marketing and Co-op.

Technical Skills

Skill Name  Skill Level  Experience
 .Net Intermediate 10+ years
Ajax Intermediate 6+ years
ASP, JSP Expert 11+ years
ASP.NET Expert 10+ years
Business and Needs Analysis Intermediate 6+years
C#, VB.NET, J# Intermediate 10+ years
Database Design Expert 10+ years
Java Expert 5 years
JavaScript / VBScript Expert 10+ years
MS Access Intermediate 9+ years
MySQL Intermediate 6+ years
Project Management Intermediate 7+ years
SQL2000, 2005, 2008 Intermediate 10+ years
VisualStudio 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 Intermediate 8+ years
System Design Expert 10+ years
Visual Basic 4.0 - 6.0 Expert 9+ years
W3C Standards Expert 5+ years
Web Accessibility Standards Intermediate 5+ years
Web Development Expert 10+ years
Web Usability Intermediate 3+ years
All Windows Platforms Expert 8+ years
XML Expert 8+ years
Linux ( Ubuntu ) Intermediate 2+ Year
WordPress Intermediate 2+ Year
VMWare / Citrix Xen Server Intermediate 2+ Years
Synergize Intermediate 2+ Years
ClearOS Beginer 2+ Years
TrixBox Intermediate 2+ Years
GFI Fax Server Intermediate 3+ Years

Podcasts I Follow

These are the Podcasts I follow and listen to most often. They range from business, design and general interests. They are not ranked in an particular order, but my favourite is James Altucher and Jordan Harbinger. I would challenge everyone to listen to one or both of these regularly.

James Altucher ( )

This is not your typical business podcast ( I think that is in their intro ). James has guests from all walks of life talking about life skills, investing, business and so much more. James Altucher has won and lost and knows both sides of life very well. More recently because of a personal interest in comedy, he has been interview more comedians which oddly enough has a lot to with life skills.

The Boagworld UX Show ( )

If you are a application or web designer of any kind, this is a podcast for you. They talk about business, personal growth, design principals, new technology and so much more. They coach, train and deliver content to grow a designer on all levels.

Futility Closet ( )

This is a good interesting podcast. It is a general interest podcast about historical stories that you probably have not heard before. The narration is very easy to listen to. Good show to unwind to.

The Jordan Harbinger Show ( )

The majority of the topics is life changing for me. I have enjoyed listening to Jordan and his guests even when the topics lack interests to me. It is a business and personal development podcast for which is very practical and applicable to every day life. My favourite is the feedback Fridays where guests write in and he and/or a guest answers them ( anonymously ). Jordan is a long time pod-caster, but he started as a Wall Street Lawyer. He has seen and experienced a lot that most of us have never. Always a good listen.

The Moth ( )

The Moth is a general interest podcasts. They are hosted all over the world. The stories told here are personal stories by mostly amateur speakers. This is a must listen for any Toastmaster who wishes to expand their speaking skills.

The Tony Robbins Podcast ( )

It’s Tony Robbins; what more can I say!

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