Jim Finn

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Experienced solutions architect with a demonstrated history of working in oil and gas, mechanical and industrial engineering, manufacturing, life sciences, finance, healthcare, marketing, and technology industries. Strong marketing professional skilled in computer science, digital marketing, marketing automation, databases, web design and development, web multimedia, audio engineering, video productions, and full-stack development.

Jim Finn

Computer Scientist

Over 20 years of experience in web design & development.

  • Website: www.jimfinn.name
  • (643)
  • City: Houston, Texas, USA
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Freelance: Available

Solutions Architect, Senior Web Application Developer, Project Manager, Information Technology Manager, Digital Marketer, Marketing Automation, Integration Specialist, Software Architect, C# Developer, .NET Developer, Web Application Developer, Senior Software Developer, Software Engineer, DevOps, System Specialist, Digitial Marketing Specialist, Consultant, Adobe Evangelist

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Architectures: SPARC 1,4,5,20,Ultra; Intel 386,486,586,Pentium's; Commodore
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows Servers/Advanced Servers and Workstations, Microsoft Windows, SunOS Solaris (System V R4 UNIX), Linux.
  • Cloud Platforms: Microsoft Azure Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Adobe Experience Cloud (Adobe Marketing Cloud)
  • Languages: ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, ASP 3.0, C#, MVC, Bootstrap, AJAX, VB/VB.NET, VBScript, COM, SQL/t-SQL, PQL, C/C++/C#, XML, XSLT, SOAP, PERL, PHP, Java (AWT, Swing, Applets, JDBC, Threading), HTML/ DHTML, CSS, UNIX (shell scripts, awk, sed), RESTful API, API, cURL, Web API 2, Windows Script Host, JavaScript, JSON, JQuery, UML, Lingo & Action Scripting, and Lisp
  • Software: Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe Experience Platform (AEP), Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Visual Studio, SQL Server, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), TFS, GIT, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketo Engage, Marketo, Marketo Engage, Adobe Campaign Standard (ACS), Oracle, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Postman, Front Page 2002, Home Site +, mySQL, All Versions of Chrome/Netscape/Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office Products, Macromedia Studio MX,, Fireworks MX, Flash/Flash MX , IIS , Telnet/SSH, FTP, SAP, SAP CRM, Adobe Photoshop, WebTrends, RADMIN, I-Mail, Zone Alarm, Secure IIS, Rational Rose, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager (GTM), Google AdWords, Screaming Frog, JIRA, Web trends, Omniture, Litmus, and Crystal Reports.
  • Computer Science Courses: Data Structures, Operating Systems, System Programming, Programming Languages (OO, OOD, OOP) Object-Oriented Systems, Software Engineering, and Database Management

Resume

My objective is to obtain a challenging position in a Computer Science related field, with a focus on Extranet/Intranet/Internet Development.

Summary

Jim Finn

  • Houston, Texas - USA
  • (643)

Education

Adobe Real-Time CDP Business Practitioner Professional

2022 - 2024

Adobe RTCDP - Business Practitioner Professional

Adobe Real-Time CDP Technical Practitioner

2022 - 2024

Adobe RTCDP - AD7-E601 Adobe Real-time CDP Technical Practitioner

Marketo Certified Expert (MCE)

2016 - 2017

Marketo - Marketing Automation

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

1997 - 2000

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) , San Antonio, TX

B.S. Computer Science

Professional Experience

Solutions Architect - Senior Manager

Oct 4, 2021 – Present

Cognizant - Houston, Texas

  • Ability to architect large scale technology solutions primarily using all the Adobe solutions.
  • Experience in Marketo configuration, SPF and DKIM configuration, GLP syntax, Marketo 2.0 Modular Email Templates, Email 2.0 syntax, Web Forms 2.0 and Webhooks, REST API.
  • Build, execute and deliver custom landing pages and email templates.
  • Identify, create, and develop customer segmentation strategies and ongoing communications plans targeted towards those segments.
  • Research into inquiries and requests regarding audience size and customer profile.
  • Review technical specs and ensure completeness in support of campaigns.
  • Understand the customer roadmap & current support/development efforts and suggest future design/solution decisions.
  • Lead discussions and work with respective teams in coming up with realistic and scalable strategy to implement marketing and personalization initiatives.
  • Adobe Digital Marketing Consultant (Solution Partner). Adobe Experience Platform (AEP), Adobe Marketo Engage, Adobe Campaign Classic (ACC), Adobe Campaign Standard (ACS), Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), Adobe Journey Optimizer (AJO), Adobe Real-Time Customer Data Platform (RTCDP). Adobe Real-time CDP Technical Practitioner, Adobe Real-time CDP Business Practitioner Professional.

Digitial Marketing System Specialist

2014 – 2021

Grundfos Brookshire, Texas

  • Marketing automation with Marketo.
  • Expert at Integration with CRM, Web Services, Webhooks, and Munchkin. Database management expert.
  • Developered Lead Reporting Tool that integrates with Marketo for Sales Channels to disposition sales leads.
  • Custom .NET Applications using SQL Server relationship database and object oriented techniques to solve complicated business problems.
  • Custom responsive templates for landing pages and emails.
  • Expert at SEO, AdWords, Marketing Activities, Design Studio, Lead Database, and Analytics.
  • Nurturing leads through the funnel scoring and moving them into MQL and SQL status.
  • Driving revenue and helping sales reach their goals.
  • Lead region’s web project management, hitting all deadlines and improving efficiency while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Consolidate and improve existing sites and tools across the region.
  • Deploy digital marketing tools and processes.
  • Develop and manage technical aspects of key marketing systems (marketing automation, integration to CRM, data services, and lead management processes across those systems).
  • Establish and maintain scalable processes that ensure best practices are met.
  • Monitor and maintain data quality within the web tools and marketing database.
  • Create and maintain metrics and reports on web sites and tools, as well as digital marketing to track effectiveness and business impact.
  • Analyze web, marketing and sales data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization.
  • Evaluate new technologies and add-on applications to improve and optimize marketing team performance.
  • Proactively scope and present new ideas to improve our website experience for prospects, leads, and customers.
  • Collaborate with marketing teammates, Information Solutions, Information Technology, senior management, and other project stakeholders.

System Specialist

2011 – 2014

Grundfos Brookshire, Texas

  • The Systems Specialist is the responsible specialist for software system solutions including system architecture.
  • The Systems Specialist handles application solutions on specialist level within a given area (i.e. algorithms, special calculations or given business solutions) to ensure that chosen platforms and systems meets business requirements as well as internal IS requirements.

Senior Software Architect

2010 – 2011

Grundfos Brookshire, Texas

  • Responsible for flexibility, scalability, feasibility, reusability, and security into a structured solution that meets technical and business requirements.
  • Information Solutions Americas
  • Web Development - C#, ASP.NET, JavaScript, HTML, XML, AJAX, OOP, CSS, Flash, ActionScript, C, C++, Java, SQL, SQLServer, Stored Procedures.
  • Intranet Development - Quality Assurance Dashboard, Engineering Log, Test Lab Scheduler, KPI's, Quality, Work Instructions, Web Witness.
  • Project Manager of Express Suite.
  • Comprehensive database management and migration from Oracle to SQL. Extenstive knowledge of SQL Server Databases.
  • NAMREG Historical Data - Historical ERP Information for the North America Region.
  • www.grundfos.com/us - North America website.
  • www.ThinkingBuildings.com - Commerical Buildings Services.
  • www.GrundfosExpressSuite.com (grundfos.portal.intelliquip.com/) - Express Suite - Selector, Configurator, Quote Manager, Order Manager. (SCPQ).
  • ICON SME - Subject Matter Expert for ICON, Global Configurator.
  • Blackberry Development.
  • Knowledge Engineering.

Information Technology Manager

2006 – 2011

Grundfos Brookshire, Texas

  • Perform all supervisory responsibilities associated with the IT department including employee related issues. Enforce company policies and procedures as a member of management for all employees. Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with co-workers, and every level of management. Provides for training and career development to direct reports.
  • Lead operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of internal and external resources.
  • Develop annual budgets and monitors the actual spend to ensure cost containment. Forecast costs, equipment and personnel needs for projects and programs.
  • Maintain technical expertise over Infrastructure (Servers, Networking, AD, Virtualization, SANS, etc).
  • Continuous improvement of IT processes and procedures to streamline operations reduce costs and improve the end users productivity & experience.
  • Maintained an overview of all IT projects and associated tracking systems, including a functional helpdesk system.
  • Responsible for reviewing, analyzing and implementing custom application systems including coding, testing, debugging and deploying using Microsoft technologies.

Senior Web Application Developer / Webmaster

Nov 2001 – Feb 2006

Sulzer Pumps Brookshire, Texas

  • Maintain and support N-tier web applications based upon .NET, ASP.NET, C#, COM, ASP, HTML/CSS, VB6, IIS, SQL Server 2000, Oracle, and JavaScript technology.
  • Skilled in leading and managing projects and small teams in a Web based development environment to deliver results, decisive and proactive, able to assess situations and take action, adept at managing and resolving problems and optimizing business processes.
  • System and Database administrator for corporate Internet and Intranet Web servers. Ensured design and development incorporate reliability, security (patches & Updates, Virus Monitoring), serviceability, usability, server configuration, maintenance and monitoring, server performance tuning and capacity planning, and backup and recovery of servers
  • Support the on-going development and integration of current web sites and applications to support business initiatives including integration with Oracle ERP, CRM applications, online hydralic selection software, and product configuration.
  • Under minimal direction, perform the tasks associated with developing and maintaining Internet and Intranet web sites and multiple web applications.
  • Work in collaboration with marketing departments to create and modify web pages and post them on Internet and Intranet Web servers. Communicate with a variety of users who want content published in web format either to the Internet or the Intranet.
  • Converted files between various formats including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, Adobe PDF, Real Audio and Video, CSV, HTML.
  • Develop advanced new initiatives, with an emphasis on e-commerce in Web Publishing, HTML, VB script, WSH scripting, Active Server Pages/ASP.NET/C#, ActiveX/Active Directory, Java Script, and MS SQL Server
  • "Web-enable" access to information residing in databases on servers with read-only and read/write capability. Capable of maintaining web site content in flat file and database form. Organized layout for more intuitive navigation

Independent Internet Consultant

Jun 2001 – Nov 2001

San Antonio, Texas Area

  • Developed e-commerce directory listing web application using SQL Server 2000/ASP and Flash handling all facets of the merchant account.
  • Initiated system design and analysis with business and telemarketing teams.
  • Consultations on business model and strategy.

Senior Web Programmer

Jun 2000 – Jun 2001

eSiteAvenue.com / Piedmont Technologies Inc., San Antonio, TX

  • Extensive experience in HTML development, Flash, JavaScript, PhotoShop, Fireworks, DNS, TCP/IP, SSL, Digital Certificates, ASP, and SQL Server 2000 using an N-tiered approach in an NT environment.
  • Designed all facets of web applications including, but not limited to, development, designing, testing, updating and implementing.
  • Successfully formulated project management tasks.
  • Continuous troubleshooting within Internet/Intranet programs and HTML errors.
  • Identified new strategic opportunities to streamline and increase business work flow.
  • Developed an affiliates program that provided aggressive marketing programs and generous commissions.
  • Initiated system design and analysis with business development team.
  • Performed systems development, integration, and support activities, as well as, maintenance and enhancements of existing site.
  • Successfully changed and recalculated multiple priorities with excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.

Webmaster

Jun 1999 – Jun 2000

Valero Energy Corporation Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, San Antonio, TX

  • Effectively managed intranet for Fortune 200 Company by setting standards, advising department heads, and overseeing all intranet sites on day-to-day web operations.
  • Supervised technical architecture and development of web site.
  • Architected web-based, role and skill based workflow system for managing editing projects, payroll, and editor network.
  • Developed applications in DreamWeaver Ultradev, FrontPage 2000.
  • Interfaced with SQL Server/Sybase and SMTP Mail Server.
  • Produced intranet/internet Web applications using ASP, JavaScript, HTML/DHTML and Flash.
  • Created and conducted FrontPage 2000 and Intranet/Internet standards user training classes.
  • Developed electronic forms and applications for Shamrock Federal Credit Union utilizing Java applets which interacted with client side databases, web enabled PDF forms, and Silverstream.

Webmaster / Administrator

Sept 1998 – Jun 1999

The University of Texas San Antonio, TX

  • Developed CGIs for dynamic content generation, database interaction, gathered statistics/user information and basic form processing for the UT Departments.
  • Analyzed and maintained site/user statistics.
  • Utilized extensive CGI Perl scripting in UNIX environment.
  • System Administration and Web Authoring in HTML, JavaScript, CGI, Perl scripts and HTML on NT and Unix/Solaris environments.
  • Initiated Web enabled Intramural Calendar which resulted in reduced costs.
  • Designed photo gallery for multiple intramural sports.
  • Established rapport with department heads by working closely with them to define and implement the technical and creative infrastructure Internet applications.

Portfolio

Web and Web Applications ( APP )

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  • App
  • Web

Grundfos

www.grundfos.com

Google Charts

Web

DataTables.NET

Table plug-in for jQuery

Simple Maps

Interactive Maps & Data

Microsoft Power BI

Business analytics service by Microsoft

Google Maps

Distributor Finder

Commerical Buildings Services

Web