Résumé

Russell Gorton

214 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids MI 49504
616.677.5347
russell@russellgorton.com

Objective:

project management or systems architect role using my broad software technology background and unique ability to communicate with technical staff as well as business managers

Relevant Skills:

  • complete lifecycle of software development from concept to delivery
  • experienced in multiple software development methodologies (iterative, waterfall, Agile/XP)
  • developed business solutions for groupware, CRM, and ERP/process management in communications, advertising, wholesaling/brokerage, catalog/retail, manufacturing supply chain, construction, and the non-profit sector
  • database design, administration, and entity-relationship diagramming
  • web programming in both procedural and object-oriented (MVC) styles
  • excellent oral presentation skills and ability to create documentation
  • rare talent for facilitating interaction between programmers and non-technical managers

Specific Technology Expertise:

  • Structured Query Language (MySQL and T-SQL / MS-SQL)
  • Javascript/AJAX/DOM
  • XML/XHTML/CSS and web standards/accessibility
  • Unix/Linux/BSD-based operating systems (FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X)
  • shell scripting and the command line toolkit
  • user experience and interface design
  • software philosophy and best practices, modularity, re-use, simplicity
  • vector illustration, UML sequence diagramming, enterprise object modeling
  • C-based programming languages
  • object-oriented programming languages (Ruby, Python, .Net)
  • Lasso, ColdFusion, and classic CGI scripting
  • Apache web server
  • rapid application dev kits such as FileMaker & MS Access
  • digital imaging and content creation software & workflow

Work History:

2000-present: Software Consultant

Projects have included:

  • custom programming and complete systems design and development
  • three-tier web architecture (database, middleware, user interface)
  • systems administration and user training
  • re-factoring existing systems to current standards or adding new business logic and features
  • integrating separate systems through ODBC/RPC/SOAP
  • network design and build-out
  • managing small dynamic work teams creating software that meets requirements and delivers on schedule

More project experience and client references detailed at: http://russellgorton.com/work/

1996-2000: Applications Specialist

Communications Division, Amway Corporation, Ada, Michigan

  • developed in-house software solutions and worked with external vendors for early-generation digital media archiving
  • staff development, training, and technology projects for all creative services employees and managers
  • brought large catalog, consumer literature, product photography, and prepress operation into digital era

1995-1996: Label Developer

Corporate Marketing Division, Amway Corporation, Ada, Michigan

  • international consumer product label development involving design, manufacturing, and technical/regulatory language translation

Education:

Bachelor's Degree, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1994

New England Literature Program XX, 1994


This document available as a PDF download here: Russell Gorton Resumé (PDF, 172 KB)