Eddie Drye

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DBA Avoli

( Most of my career has been contracts through my company Avoli or recruiters.  I still love to code on the side. )

Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

B.S. in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), Dec 1990


Highest Ranks Held

IT Start Owner, Chief Technology Officer, Director of Software Development, Technology Delivery Product Manager, AVP Senior Architect Lead


Industry Experience

Banking, Healthcare (Hospital, Practice EMS), Insurance (Workmans Comp, Actuarial), eCommerce, Government, Municipalities, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Retail, Food, Aviation, Manufacturing, Logistics, Affiliate Marketing


Hired Coders from Around the World

India, Pakistan, Venezuela, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, UK


Web Development

HTML5, CSS3, C#, Razor, VB.Net, VBScript, ASP.Net, Classic ASP, Javascript, Node.js, Angular.js, Bootstrap, jQuery, LESS, SASS, Modernizr, GlyphIcons, Fontawesome, Google Fonts


UI\UX Design

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign CC, Fireworks, Sketch, Wireframing, Wireframe.cc, Microsoft Image Composer, Visio, WebStorm, User Research, Usability Testing


Databases

NoSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, DB2, Progress 4GL, ISAM, MongoDB, Postgress, Microsoft Access, Clipper, dBase


Consulting & SEO Audit

Screaming Frog, Woorank, Raventools, Semrush, Moz, Google Analytics, ChartBeat, BrightLocal, SEOMator


Operating Systems

Microsoft Server, Unix, Linux, SunRay, XENIX, MVS, Novel Netware, RDOS, AOS/VS, MS-DOS, DR-DOS


Hardware

HP 842/147 & G50, IBM AS/400, DG Avion, MV/30000, MV/2000, NOVA 4x, NAS, Raid Towers, Drive Mirrors, Mini PCs, Google Search Appliance, DSUs, Routers, Barcoding, Tape Auto-Loaders


Other

GSM Mobile Modems, SMS, CDN, COM, MTS, Citrix, Apache, IIS, XML, JCL, TSO Winsock, FTP, RCP, TCP/IP, LDAP, SNMP, SMTP, Telnet


Lecture Circuit

North Carolina State, UNCG, A&T University

Courses Taught

A+ Hardware / Software Certification

Computer Essentials and Microsoft Office

Manager Integrations Architect II / Corporate Security

Contract through Insight Global

Bank of America

Focus on Technical Solution Documentation

I partner stakeholders and IT business partners to build enhancements into an xRa vendor risk management/assessment project.

  • Project xRa/Ariba - Vendor Questionare Risk Assessment Scoring System
  • Provide expert-level advice to the business on optimal systems solutions in support of xRa initiatives.
  • Assess the impact of enhancements to or implementation of new business xRa inclusion and coordinate with IT to mitigate any adverse effects to the business.
  • Oversee the development and continual technical documentation of systems as it relates to systems and data integration and expansion of capabilities.
  • Oversee the intake and triage of escalated customer-facing digital issues and route those to the appropriate development team for resolution.
  • Establish valuable internal and external vendor relationships as needed
  • Gathered and defining requirements and GAP analysis for project xRA

Specifics

June 22, 2018 - Sept, 14, 2018

Started 5 months ago

Vendors

IBM (Project Teams)
Ariba

Technologies

Java, Rest SOAP API, SQL Server, Jira, Confluence

Reason for Leaving

Project never received funding


Solutions Integrations Specialist

Contract through Robert Half

Ahold, Delhaize, Food Lion Corporate

Focus on Integrations of Digital Applications for
DiPLA (Digital, Personalization, Loyalty, and Analytics)

I partner with marketing stakeholders and IT business partners to design, develop and implement technological solutions in support of customer engagement strategies.

I work with banner marketing leads to identify marketing initiatives requiring additional data sources, applications, or software needed to deliver on their goals or initiatives and enhance the Customer Engagement tool set.

  • Partner with Marketing in creating, developing, and implementing systems and data sources necessary to carry out targeted marketing programs designed to improve customer loyalty and shopping behavior.
  • Provide expert-level advice to the business on optimal systems solutions in support of marketing initiatives.
  • Conduct "Whiteboard" sessions capturing business requirements for enhancements to existing marketing systems and/or implementation of new systems.
  • Assess the impact of enhancements to or implementation of new marketing systems (or any related systems) and coordinate with IT to mitigate any adverse effects to the business.
  • Oversee the development and continual technical documentation of marketing systems as it relates to systems and data integration and expansion of capabilities.
  • Oversee the intake and triage of escalated customer-facing digital issues and route those to the appropriate development team for resolution.
  • Establish marketing systems testing criteria to execute regular audits that ensure optimal data integration is maintained and systems integrations are not compromised.
  • Establish valuable internal and external vendor relationships
  • Work with Performance Team around performance issues on Mobile and Desktop
  • Work with IBM and ICI vendors around developing Marketing driven solutions
  • Evaluate mobile crash reports to resolve negative customer experience
  • Utilize REST SOAP API tools around integrations
  • Ensure customer address cleanup processes are working effectively
  • Research issues utilizing database queries
  • Expert knowledge of retail systems and customer facing applications
  • Worked with NCR Copient Logix ""Point of Sale"" software suite
  • Created & presented technical solutions to executive-level stakeholders
  • Gathered and defining requirements for digital projects
  • Project Nitro - Created schema around funneling of critical data
  • Project Gamification - Project Oversight between Marketing and IT
  • Project Wallet Redesign - Project Oversight between Marketing and IT

Specifics

July 24, 2017 - June 15, 2018

Started 1 year ago

Vendors

IBM (Project Teams)
NCR Logix Copient (Point of Sale)
Quotient (Coupons)
Gladson (Product Meta Overlay)
Metasource (Customer Master)
Gigya (Social Login/Profiling/Gamification)
Flipp (Weekly Flyers)
Vescom (Mobile Plugin)
SFMC Sales Force
Exact Target (Weekly Targeted Emails)
Stonehouse (MVP Cards)
Hickory Printing
Harvard
News America
Experian (Neilsen/Catalina)
Savings Star
Sagarmatha (Targeting)
Kantar (Research)
Ibotta (Promotions)
Guiding Stars (Recipes)
Google Analytics
Sega (Product Master)
JDA/Planograms (Floor Plans / Engineering Trace Files and Fixture Library)
CCM (Customer Friend Categories)

Technologies

IBM Cloudant, Adobe Experience Manager, Java, jQuery, Bootstrap, Postman, Rest SOAP API, SQL, Jira, Confluence

Reason for Leaving

Position moved to Quincy, MA


Chief Technology Officer

Owner / Fulltime

Avoli, Inc.

I dissolved Avoli and kept the domains which I have always owned outside the company.

Avoli was designed to be a totally automated digital marketing agency unifying brands with consumers, strategy with technology and goals with results.

I created Ingenuity in C#, which runs unattended keeping thousands of affiliate marketing partner stores product up to date and ready for the following days shopping.

I wrote Merauder Detection which thwarts attacks, stops non-democracies even some less favorable democracies and logs everything.

I used to manage the following:

  • Partnered with Zebra for mobile development
  • Plan, drive, direct & coordinate initiatives
  • Manage offshore developers 6:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Manage in-house Content Management System
  • Manage in-house Content Syndication System
  • Manage over 6,000 Avoli marketplace partnerships
  • Manage client niche initiatives
  • Oversight of client eCommerce Integration
  • Coded 3 Anvil android Google Play apps for mobile data capture & single click push to server capabilities
  • Web Scraping, Import/Export Conventions
  • Automated Data Cleanup of Imports
  • Created CMS (Database & File Based Versions
  • Utilize W3 Fast CSS Conventions
  • I wrote Simon an eCommerce store Google says is the fastest they have tested on 3G

Specifics

Oct, 1997 - Dissolved April, 2018

Started 21 years ago

Avoli Ingenuity Avoli Platform

Technologies

C#, VB.Net, Android, XML, HTML5, JQuery, Bootstrap, Windows Server, IIS, SQL Server, Web Services, RSS, Web Scraping

Reason for Leaving

Accepted project at FoodLion (Delhaize)


Technical PM / BA (Agile/Scrum)

(Conract through Apex)

Contract - Bank of America

Managed 4 teams of developers for Sparta a Static Site Generator, Agile/Scrum body of work

  • Groomed Backlog, Stories and Team Grooming
  • Ran Sprint Review/Planning/Retrospective meetings
  • Created stories for Spike research & POC feasibility
  • Tasked tracked by effort, Defects tracked & QA tested
  • Monitored team velocity, adjust individual capacity accordingly & assist in release cadence planning & Tag stories

Specifics

Aug, 2016 - May, 2017

Started 2 years ago

Technologies

CDN, Javascript stack, npm, node.js, react.js, babel, MySQL & Rally

Reason for Leaving

Lack of work


Technical PM / BA / Lead Developer

Contract through Avoli

RJMW (now Worley)

Managed offshore / onshore developers & Xpeditor rewrite

  • Waterfall requirements gathering & risk mitigation
  • Coded C# Razor dashboard, testing & deployments
  • RJMW was able to cut 7 day claim returns to 3 days with the system

Specifics

Apr, 2014 - Apr, 2016

Started 4 years ago

Technologies

C# Razor, Webform, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Dashboards, Windows Server, IIS, SQL Server

Reason for Leaving

Project ended, Worley acquired RJMW


Director of Software Development

Contract through Avoli

Avoli Client - NTI Solutions

Managed 10 offshore / onshore developers for initiatives with executive offices of the White House, US Marshals, FBI & other Clients

  • Coded C# Razor web dashboard for client solutions
  • Managed deadlines, quotes, developers, reviews etc.
  • Managed communications, technical interviews, project tasks & management updates

Specifics

Nov, 2014 - Sept, 2015

Started 4 years ago

Technologies

C# Razor, WebForm, WinForm, Mobile, SQLServer, Azure, IIS, SAP, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, Dashboards, Barcoding, Zebra Printers, PLCs

Reason for Leaving

Sales failed at locating quality projects


Chief Technology Officer

Owner / Fulltime

Avoli, Inc.

Long-term vision oversight, roadmap feature execution of initiatives

  • Created Avoli's Content Management System
  • Implemented Avoli Content Syndication into CMS
  • Oversight Client CMS Web Sites

Specifics

Sept, 2012 - Nov, 2014

Started 6 years ago

Technologies

C#, VB.Net, ADO, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Bootstrap, Windows Server, IIS, SQL Server

Reason for Leaving

Accepted job at NTI solutions


Technical Delivery Product Manager

Contract through Expiris

Contract - Bank of America

Managed Enterprise Address Repository Cleansing (Touched all LOBs)

  • Planned, drove, directed & coordinated PM & BA tasks
  • Developed High Level Plan & Low Level Designs
  • Over weekly management updates and reporting
  • Coded Enterprise Address Repository Dashboard POC
  • Utilized Sharepoint as System of Record

Specifics

Jan, 2011 - Sept, 2012

Started 7 years ago

Technologies

C#.Net, Java, ASP.Net, Oracle, CSS, HTML, Javascript, jQuery, SOA

Reason for Leaving

Lack of work


Technical PM / BA / Lead Developer

Fulltime Owned by: Eastern Shore ACQ

Contract - First Med EMS

Designed and Developed Scantron Replacement System

  • Requirements gathering & designed solutions
  • Coded in C# Document Management System
  • Coded in C# Ambulatory Bubble Sheet recognition
  • Utilized LeadTools & Workers to evaluate sheets
  • Placed GPS GSM modems on ambulances for C# tracking

Specifics

Nov, 2009 - Jan, 2011

Started 9 years ago

Technologies

C# Winform, Lead Tools, OCR, Twain Scanning, Winsock, Worker Threads, SQL Server 2000

Reason for Leaving

FirstMed EMS declared bankruptcy


Technical PM / BA / Lead Developer

Fulltime

Banner Pharmacaps

Managed IT .Net systems development and FDA Validations & GxP / CGMP Compliance

  • Scope, GAP Analysis, Risk Assessment, Planning
  • Reporting & possible compliance FDA audit issues
  • URS/FS Docs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Security Rights (ISO17799), Avoidance of Title 18
  • Intermec barcoding & Mettler-Toledo scales
  • Coded C# Seam Check app for a $70k OGP Microscope
  • Trained in SAP Netweaver Abap AppWorx

Specifics

Jan, 2009 - Nov, 2009

Started 9 years ago

Technologies

C#, VB.Net Winform, AS400 iSeries DB2, SQL Server, LeadTools Imgaing Tools

Reason for Leaving

Company and manager in the dark ages


Chief Technology Officer

Owner / Fulltime

Avoli, Inc.

Managed development and eCommerce mall with over 6000 partner stores

  • Coded a color encryption algorithm for data storage in satelitte images with an image specific salt value
  • Coded Avoli.com eCommerce shopping mall
  • Coded Avoli Content Management System
  • Partnered with Voice of America News
  • Coded Avoli Syndicated Content Harvester
  • Oversight of clients using Avoli Syndicated Content

Specifics

Mar, 2006 - Jan, 2009

Started 12 years ago

Technologies

ColdFusion, IBM UniVerse, C#, ASP, XML, XHTML, SQL Server, RSS, Web Scraping

Reason for Leaving

Accepted positon at Banner Pharmacaps


Assistant Vice President Senior Architect Lead

Contract through Robert Half

Wachovia

Coded & Managed RECMTMS in C# for an 11+ billion dollar asset portfolio system

  • Gathered requirements, managed deployments & 2 Actuate reporting developers
  • Managed meetings with including senior managers, customers & users

Specifics

Jul, 2004 - Mar, 2006

Started 14 years ago

Technologies

C#.Net, ADO.Net, VSS, Harvest, SQL Server 2000, Actuate, IBM Laptops

Reason for Leaving

Wachovia offshored 4,400+ jobs to India.


Chief Technology Officer

Owner / Fulltime

Avoli, Inc.

Long-term vision oversight, execution of client initiatives

  • Pharmaceutical - Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) - Managed production apps
  • Pharmaceudical - Syngenta - Coded Windows production apps
  • Manufacturing - Gilbarco - Coded in VB5 AS/400 screen scrapping
  • Manufacturing - Atrium - Worked on application for Windows Order Fullfilment/Processing
  • Manufacturing - Dimon Tobacco TOPS project - Coded Barcode dll (1st deployed to Tanzania)
  • Aviation - USAir - Coded in VB5 for Dividend Miles to Y2k migration resulting in $121 million in increased revenue
  • eCommerce - Market America - Project Manager managing 6 developers and C# Lead Developer for R&D
  • Healthcare - Novant Health - Medical Claims / Finance Project Lead - Loaded $173 million in EDI Payor files backlog and worked with Cash Applications Manager
  • Government - City of Greensboro - Coded VB5 GIS ESRI / ESRI ArcGIS / SQL Server & MS Access Work
  • IT - New Step Inc - Coded Alter Ego an enterprise infrastructure monitoring audit tool
  • Insurance - Triad Guarantee - Was webmaster & coded EDI Payment Files Document Management System saving company $1.5 million & infrastructure monitoring saving company over $50,000

Specifics

Sep, 1996 - Jul, 2004

Started 22 years ago

Technologies

VB.Net SQL Server, Windows Server, IIS, ESRI / ArcGIS / MS Access / Build Intel Computers/Servers

Reason for Leaving

Accepted AVP Lead position at Wachovia


Systems Administrator / Vendor Manager / Lead Developer

Fulltime

New Breed

Long-term vision oversight, execution of initiatives

  • Managed server and desktop
  • Responsible for all hardware/software for 6 locations
  • Responsible for LAN/WAN installation
  • Responsible for TAR/CPIO backups
  • Responsible for HP/UX
  • Coded in Progress 4GL

Specifics

May, 1995 - Sep, 1996

Started 23 years ago

Technologies

HP/UX G30, Progress 4GL, Novell, Windows for Workgroups, Compaq, Gateway computers

Reason for Leaving

Payroll checks were bouncing


Lead Developer

Fulltime

Nabisco/Planters & LifeSavers Divsion

Software Developer for Sales and Marketing

  • Managed IRI vendor in-house software & data
  • Coded CATS - Document Management System
  • Coded Client Server apps

Specifics

Sep, 1993 - May, 1995

Started 25 years ago

Technologies

Visual Basic 3.0/2.0, SQL Server on OS/2, SQL Server DB-LIB connectivity, OS/2 on IBM PC

Reason for Leaving

Winston-Salem facility was moved to New Jersey


Lead Developer

Fulltime

Replacements, LTD

Cobol Developer for in-house initiatives

  • Coded software for Kiln scheduling
  • Coded assigned modifications
  • Coded customer facing showroom app

Specifics

Sep, 1992 - Sep, 1993

Started 26 years ago

Technologies

COBOL, Visual Basic 1.0, 3rd Party dBase back end

Reason for Leaving

Accepted position at Nabisco Planters & Lifesavers


Lead Developer

Fulltime

TIMCO (Jet Aircraft Maintenance)

Progress4GL HP/UX Developer

  • Managed software package Syman upgrades on Unix
  • Designed, coded, tested & user support

Specifics

Jul, 1991 - Sep, 1992

Started 27 years ago

Technologies

Progress 4GL, HP/UX Scripting, CompAdd Computers

Reason for Leaving

Announcement of Timco being for sale


Lead Developer

Fulltime

High Point Radiological Services, PA

Business Basic Developer for in-house initiatives

  • Coded Business Basic Patient Billing System
  • Coded for Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS and Insurance claims
  • Coded for HICFA 1500 forms, ICD9, EDI
  • Created a QuickBasic Terminal Emulator for EDI
  • Created IBOL (Interactive Batch Oriented Language) which automated error free transmissions of EDI medical claims to CBS, Medicaid, Medicare.

Specifics

Mar, 1986 - Jul, 1991

Started 32 years ago

Technologies

Data General MV/2000 Bulldog, AOS/VS, RDOS, Tandy TRS-80, Built XT/AT/286 Personal Computers (Parts from Computer Shopper), Visual Basic 1.0, GWBasic (interpreted), QuickBasic 4.5 (compiled to exe), PDS Basic 7.1 (screen modes 0 - 13) and Crescent Software Quick Professional and TSR (terminate & stay resident memory) tools (from Ethan Winer)

Reason for Leaving

No longer needed fulltime developer


High School

Personal Computer BasicA

Specifics

1983

Started 35 years ago

Technologies

Radio Shack Tandy TRS-DOS Operating System (5.25 floppy disks), BasicA


High School

RPG Programmer

Specifics

1981 - 1882

Started 37 years ago

Technologies

IBM Mainframe, RPG on 8 inch floppies


Started Coding

Programming on a friends Atari, Commodore

Specifics

1980

Started 38 years ago

Technologies

Atari, Commodore (cassette storage)