Gavin Landon Software Development Executive · Project Manager · IT Executive · Senior Project Manager PROFILE
Highly accomplished and results-driven technology management professional with special expertise in directing complete software development life cycles (SDLCs) and development operations. Extensive experience in software architecture, web development, program management, and multi-million dollar budget administration. Excellent technical, business support, and process improvement skills.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
IT Management · SDLC Management · Strategic Planning · Project/Program Management · Purchasing
Software Engineering · Internet/Intranet · Process Optimization · Requirement Identification · IT Security
Application Development · Budget / Cost Control · Offshore Team Leadership · Client Relations · Business Strategy PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Black Knight Financial Services(Formally known as Lender Processing Services), Jacksonville, FL (2011 - Present) Business Analyst IV (2014-Current)
Moved into a business strategy role.
Building a growing business need for client reports.
Learning WebFOCUS and other tools under WebFOCUS like InfoAssist and Developer/App Studio.
Development Support Manager (2012-2014)
Moved into a management role to sport ECM2.
Picked up support for ECM3, DRS, ERT, IM, and parts of Claims.
Implimented automated processes to convert hours a support into minutes.
Designed, developed and implimented a reporting process to fill a business need.
Senior Software Engineer (2011-2012)
Updates to existing products written in ASP.NET/C#
Handling tickets on errors within any of the ECM2.
Implimented bug and security fixes.
Managed deployment process for application and production data changes.
IGNITE TECHNOLOGIES, Frisco, TX (2007 - 2011) Senior Software Engineer / Software Developer III
Oversee core product communications protocol system development and customer site application remote monitoring for $10M manufacturer of world’s most robust enterprise patented content delivery system. Carry out system analysis, design, and implementation. Supervise staff of two.
Took over maintenance and upgrade of platform for company’s core product line.
Managed 267 projects with 90 minute build times.
Authored installation documentation manual of several hundred pages.
Enabled company’s capability for monitoring client site servers for customers such as McDonald’s, Bank of America, and Accenture by designing critical remote, web-based monitoring system.
Designed and enabled Web Services for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.
GENERAL ELECTRIC / CONSUMER FINANCE / CASHWORKS, Frisco, TX (2002 - 2007) IT Project Manager (2005-2007)
Directed all development work for $480M check cashing business. Supervised onshore and offshore development teams. Administered budgets. Set schedules.
Enabled $480M in revenue by leading analysis, design, and development of check cashing and tax processes and systems.
Planned and managed $2.5M data center move from Texas to Georgia. Procured servers, firewalls, routers, and racks. Constructed new environment.
Architected secure systems to communicate with SBBT, HSBC, BVIG, 7-Eleven, and other clients.
Facilitated project life cycle tracking and control by designing Project Management web application.
Senior Software Engineer (2002-2005)
Designed, developed, and maintained central decisioning engine, stored procedures, business services, client interfaces, product features, reporting engines, and other systems for company and its clients.
Developed full kiosk system in only two weeks, delivering beta product on time and within budget.
Increased efficiency by upgrading legacy systems and adding new features.
Authored T-SQL backend for central decisioning system linked to all customers.
Improved check validation services process by adding new features to boost processing speeds.
GEEKSATWORK, Dallas, TX (2000 - 2002) Chief Technology Officer
Directed technology operations for company providing IT solutions to small businesses. Oversaw software, hardware, networks, application development, and process improvement.
Supported $420K client (MindData), overseeing design and development of MDAI web application.
Directed implementation of phone and network systems for clients in US and Europe.
COMPUTER LANGUAGE RESEARCH, Carrollton, TX (1998 - 2000) Lead Web Engineer
Conducted technology research and solution development for Advanced Technology Group. Evaluated third-party packages and recommended systems for purchase. Supervised developers.
Managed design and development of monitoring system for 2,000+ machines in data center.
Led development of several critical jobs, including client processing system.
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES, Dallas, TX (1995 - 1998) Lead Visual Basic Developer
Performed application and database development for clients such as federal and state agencies.
Played key role in development of client-server database application for HUD.
Carried out application testing and refinement.
US MARINE CORPS, 29 Palms, CA (1990 - 1995) Security Forces / Pay Clerk / Developer
Executed software development, including dBase III and FoxPro databases.
Earned Navy Achievement Medal for development of systems eventually used at multiple bases.
Education & TRAINING
Certification in C Programming I & II, Richland Community College, Dallas, TX
Six Sigma Green Belt Training, General Electric
Applications: MS Office, Project, Visio, dBase III, FoxPro 2, Paradox, IIS, Illustrator, DCOM, COM
Platforms: Windows (NT-2000), Windows Server (2000-2008), MS DOS