Alex White

Alex White

Web Developer and Tech Lead

Career Profile

I am a technology professional with a diverse background in web development, cloud architecture, servers/networks, databases, telephony and team leadership. My core specialty is the planning, design, and development of enterprise web applications for mid-sized companies and government entities.

Background

My interests in technology began in 1994 while helping my high school teachers as a student support technician.  I then joined the Oregon Army National Guard after high school and remained in the Army while attending college to obtain a degree in Business Information Systems.  After serving as an Infantry Team Leader in Iraq (2003-2004), I officially began a career in systems while working for Gateway computers as the senior computer technician. Gateway and e-Machines merged in 2004, causingnationwide store closures, so I left to work with fellow soldiers and formed a web start-up company which wrote OSHA compliance software. Since that time, I have worked for various government entities as both a developer and system administrator.  I have also held management positions along the way in which I mentor junior technicians and developers.  My main specialty is working in the Microsoft stack (ASP.NET, SQL) to build enterprise web systems.  I am currently the IT Manager at Western CPE where I lead a team made of developers, project managers, business analysts and system administrators. The team is implementing a new enterprise e-commerce system built in ASP.NET and Umbraco, while also maintaining the day-to-day technical operations of current business. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Technical Skills

HTML & CSS

12 years

ASP.NET

11 years

C# / VB.NET

11 years

MS-SQL / MySQL

11 years

Windows Servers

11 years

WordPress

8 years

Networking

8 years

JavaScript / jQuery

7 years

Telephony / VOIP

7 years

Linux

7 years

VS Team Services

6 years

PHP

4 years

My Portfolio

The projects listed below are just a sample of over 12 years of employment and consulting projects. There are many more!
 

Contact

Please feel free to contact me using the form below. I can usually respond within 24 hours.


Alex White
Alex D. White
Location: Bozeman, Montana, USA
E-mail/Hangouts: alexdwhite@gmail.com
Skype: alexdwhite

Work Experience

October 2014 - Present

IT Manager

Western CPE - Bozeman, MT

Leading a team of five other IT professionals in a diverse environment of web development, web service integrations, reporting, SEO improvements, and IT infrastructure maintenance. Primary duty is performing the continual development of feature enhancements and bug fixes for the company’s main e-commerce website (ASP.NET WebForms). New development of a RAD-based Intranet site in ASP.NET, C#, Entity, MS-SQL and authentication with Azure Active Directory. New development of a partner API using ASP.NET WebAPI which allows CPA societies to pull e-commerce course data and enroll their members in courses. New development of a custom SQL reporting tool that displays order, customer, and product data on the Intranet in a web- friendly format using jQuery Datatables. New development of the Hoven.com website using a hybrid-WordPress and ASP.NET MVC application with shared SSO authentication. Responsible for the on-going development of junior team members using best coding practices.

  • Languages/Platforms: ASP.NET, C#, MS-SQL, PHP, JavaScript, Sitecore, iMIS, Moodle
  • Systems: Amazon AWS, Azure, IIS, Windows domains, Linux, MX/Zultys telephony
  • Implement, migrate, and support numerous other server and web-based systems

August 2005 - Present

Owner / Consultant

Valley Technology Development - USA

Own and operate a small consulting business that offers a variety of technology based services to small and medium sized businesses around Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

  • Languages: ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, MS-SQL, MySQL, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript
  • Platforms: WordPress, Joomla, Umbraco, dotNetNuke
  • Systems: IIS, Azure, Windows domains

August 2012 - October 2014

Lead Software Engineer

TEXbase - Bozeman, MT

A lead software engineer responsible for the ongoing development and testing of a large SaaS application which provides apparel companies with data management and integrity. Principal technology employee planning the re-architecture of a 10-year-old .NET application. Responsible for the technology infrastructure planning, maintenance and deployment at TEXbase, along with a large Microsoft Azure migration.

  • Languages: ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, MS-SQL, JavaScript
  • Control Libraries: Telerik, Infragistics
  • Systems: IIS, Azure, Windows domains, Cisco ASA

March 2012 - August 2012

Sr. Programmer Analyst & DBA

Oregon Dept. of Justice - Salem, OR

A key, senior web developer working on a new employer portal for the state of Oregon which will allow employers to pay employee child support online. Wrote and reviewed T-SQL stored procedures used by other developers. Developed new data and business access layers in VB.NET for the application using Entity Framework. Performed user interface overhauls on many of the front-end pages in ASP.NET. Responsible for debugging and testing of complex procedures that interface with the DB2 mainframe database.

  • Languages: ASP.NET, VB.NET, MS-SQL, DB2
  • Systems: IIS, Windows domains

December 2008 - February 2012

IT Manager

HBW Leads - Salem, OR

Led the ground-up planning, design and development of all technical hardware, software and dialer systems used by the 200-person company. Developed a large database driven website and intranet used for all critical daily operations. Managed the strict compliance of a federal Do-Not-Call list via SQL. Coordinated the installation and implementation of custom dialer systems and their interaction with the company infrastructure along with required services for software systems such as server hardware installation, hosting setup, network and IIS configuration, and third party application integration.

  • Languages: ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, MS-SQL, JavaScript
  • Platforms: Asterisk, ViciDial, Statefarm Prospector+
  • Systems: IIS, Windows domains, Linux

August 2005 - December 2008

IT Analyst

City/County Insurance Services - Salem, OR

One of two IT employees that maintained all server, workstation and software systems used by the 60-person, local government organization. Created secure websites and intranets in ASP.NET and SQL Server with a focus on simple usability for non-technical end users. Designed security and disaster recovery plan for all technical systems.

  • Languages: ASP.NET, VB.NET, MS-SQL
  • Systems: IIS, Windows domains

April 2004 - August 2005

Technical Operations Manager

Vertec Development - Wilsonville, OR

Assisted in the development and design of a web-based occupational safety and health (OSHA) software system used by small businesses. Maintained the company hardware and networking infrastructure. Designed custom websites in PHP and HTML/CSS. Primary account manager for all company clients.

  • Languages: HTML, PHP, MySQL

April 2002 - April 2004

Sr. Technician

Gateway Computers - Salem, OR

Responsible for the troubleshooting and repair of all Gateway computers delivered to the store for service across central Willamette Valley in Oregon. Supervised a team of 3 other technicians to meet strict repair turn-around timelines from corporate.

  • Systems: Windows Servers

Education

2005 - 2007

Corban University - Salem, OR

Bachelor Science Business Management, GPA 3.87

1999 - 2001

Chemeketa Comm. College - Salem, OR

Associate Transfer Computer Science

Military

1998 - 2003

E-4 Corporal

Army National Guard - 1-162 Infantry - McMinnvile, OR

2003 - 2004

E-4 Corporal

US Army - 1-162 Infantry - Kuwait & Iraq

Deployed to Iraq/Kuwait in 2003 for fourteen months to conduct security missions and guard the main supply route from Kuwait to Baghdad, Iraq

Training & Certifications

2016

Sitecore Certification

Sitecore XP 8 Website Development for .NET Developers (Certification in progress)

2006 - 2007

Microsoft Certified Training

ASP.NET 2.0 Development with Visual Studio 2005
SQL Server 2005, Administration
SQL Server 2005, Querying
Microsoft Active Directory & Domain Administration