Creator of ingenious and cost-effective business solutions and multimedia products. Proven ability to analyze needs, define parameters, and implement cross-platform software products. Excellent communication, troubleshooting, and interpersonal skills. Enthusiastic and unusually creative. Strong commitment to deliver timely, accurate, and quality work products.


PHP Developer / Web Designer 06/2011 – 09/2014
The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, California (contract hire)

Designed and constructed Disney-catalog-aware system for creating and managing eBay listings. LAMP, PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML, Javascript, WordPress, Photoshop.

Information Technology Consultant 11/2006 to Present

Specializing in open source technologies. Implemented numerous WordPress systems, providing comprehensive technical, theme development, graphic design, and end-user training services. Configured, administered, and customized a client’s NetSuite account using JavaScript and the NetSuite API. Coded reports and charts with PHP/mySQL, incorporating data from NetSuite databases.

Technical Writer/Content Management Specialist 06/2003 to 10/2006
Vermont Department of Health, EDS, Williston, Vermont

Spearheaded a comprehensive content management initiative for the Vermont Medicaid operation, focusing on technical and user documentation published as Web pages and compiled “HTML Help.” Served as technical writer/editor. Conducted English usage seminars for EDS staff. Wrote rules-based software to perform high-volume search-and-replace operations against text in database tables and groups of documents. Created automated processes for creating compiled HTML Help files. Installed and administered Microsoft’s change control system, Visual SourceSafe. Administered Microsoft SharePoint.

Programmer/Analyst 04/1994 to 06/2003
New York State Department of Health, EDS, Albany, New York

Provided application development and operational support services for the New York Vaccines for Children Program (NYVFC). Designed and constructed all application programs used in the NYVFC operation. Served as systems liaison to the State. Designed and constructed database-driven Web applications in support of NYVFC operations, providing clients and users at multiple locations with access to operational data, executive reports, graphs, and documentation. Pioneered advanced features of vaccine ordering software that were later adopted for national use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Selected, installed, and administered Windows 2000 servers, Internet Information Services, Web servers, FTP servers, DHCP, TCP/IP, printers, hubs, routers, firewalls. Provided desktop support and troubleshooting to users of corporate VPN, e-mail, financial, and Microsoft Office applications.

Programmer/Analyst 08/2001 to 11/2005
Pennsylvania Department of Health, EDS, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Designed and coded technical solution in the winning bid for the Pennsylvania Vaccines for Children (PAVFC) program. Provided application development and operational support services for PAVFC. Trained and mentored the on-site systems engineer. Provided ongoing support and troubleshooting of VacMan, an application created by the CDC.

Programmer/Analyst 04/1994 to 1997
New York State Department of Health, EDS, Albany, New York

Provided fiscal agent services for New York’s Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage. Supported prescription claims processing system for (COBOL, JCL, Easytrieve), served as on-call systems engineer, responsible for scheduling and monitoring batch cycles and resolving production issues and abends.

Programmer/IT Manager 08/1991 to 04/1994
Youth Specialties, New Lebanon, New York

Provided application development and operational support services for order fulfillment operation. Selected, installed, and administered computer hardware and UNIX operating system, performing all troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades, and application installations. Streamlined data entry functions by customizing accounting software. Implemented bar code functionality in data entry modules of accounting software. Developed executive sales and marketing reports, incorporating database-fed graphs and unattended. facsimile transmissions. Provided employee training and desktop support for all applications running under UNIX and DOS, including sales orders, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, voice mail.

Programmer/Analyst 08/1988 to 08/1991
GE Plastics/Geary Corp., Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Provided user support for purchasing and order/ship/bill information systems. Designed, coded, maintained online and batch software in the IDMS-based Purchasing and Off-List Pricing systems; provided telephone support to users at sites worldwide.



SQL, PHP, CSS, HTML, Javascript, XML, NetSuite API, ActionScript, Visual FoxPro, Unix Shell, COBOL, JCL

Tools and Applications

WordPress, phpMyAdmin, Web Servers, FTP, Flash, Photoshop, After Effects, Acrobat Pro, Digital Performer, Kontakt, Sony Vegas, GigaStudio, Sibelius.

Education and Training

EDS University – Capability Maturity Model Integration
Visual FoxPro Developer’s Conference 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999
UNIX System Administration conference, 1992
IDMS and JCL, 1989.
Systems Network Architecture, 1988
Computer Information Systems, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1986 – 1987
Music Theory and Advertising Design, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, 1972 – 1974.

Contact: dnedwards@taconic.net (518) 781-3422