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Louis Algaze

Monterey, California
831-920-4597

Executive Summary

 

25+ Years of Experience
IT Management
Project Management
Application Management
Software Selection
Website Development and Management
Database/Application Development
Systems Analysis
Technology Training and Support
Data Warehouse Development

Significant Skills

  • IT Management: Understand technologies and respect people.
  • Project Management: Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Business Process Improvement: Develop process and data flow diagrams to baseline and optimize processes.  Research, review and identify off the shelf or custom solutions to obtain largest return on investment.
  • Application Development: Web (HTML, CSS, PHP and JSP), Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Standalone and middleware between and automation of Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, AutoCAD, Pitney Bowes Ascent and PeopleSoft
  • Programming Languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, SQL, XML, RSS, Visual Basic, PL/SQL
  • Databases: Microsoft Access, MySQL, Oracle, SOLR, ElasticSearch
  • Report Writing: Pentaho Report Designer, ReportSmith, Infomaker, Crystal Reports
  • Business Programs: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project

Education

Professional Experience

May 2015 – Present
BPM @ Center for Homeland Defense & Security
  • Work with CIO to set direction
  • Develop and document project and task visions
  • Assist staff in planning, prioritizing and tracking tasks where needed
  • Summarize and report on individual and group accomplishments
  • Manage and motivate 9 programmers, server managers, media developers and support staff
  • Sampling of projects initiated, analyzed, managed and contributed to:
    • oAuth implementation
    • Software selection and optimization for web analytics
    • Development of innovative course-related software
    • Server hardware upgrade/switch-over
    • Selection, implementation and customization of out of the box software to replace custom
    • Upgrade of various softwares; out of the box and custom
    • Analysis and improvement of backup scheme and off-site vendor
    • Bulk importing content into the digital library
    • Process analysis and improvements, many processes
    • Instantiation of public “Help” space and populating with content
    • User hardware selection, imaging and troubleshooting
October 2005 – Present
L.J. Consulting Inc.
February 2009 – March 2015

L.J. Consulting Inc. @ Naval Postgraduate School

  • Managed, supported and trained all NPS instructors (PHD level), staff and students on the campus-wide learning management system (Sakai) and synchronous meeting tool (Blackboard Collaborate)
  • Tracked projects with waterfall and agile methodologies using Jira
  • Customized Jira to support business processes
  • Documented business processes using Confluence
  • Developed tools to assist in migrating course-ware from Blackboard to Sakai
  • Provided course design guidance for instructors based on instructional needs
  • Analyzed databases and used ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) techniques and Pentaho to develop a reporting database and management reports
January 2007 – February 2009

General Dynamics Information Technology @ Naval Postgraduate School

  • Sakai, Blackboard and Elluminate Live! training and support for Distance Learning Instructors
  • SharePoint Academic Affairs site administrator and developer
  • Enterprise Web Content Management System project leader
  • Technology group lead
  • Institutional Repository Project technical contributor
  • Departmental property database development and management
November 2005 – January 2007

SRA International @ DMDC

  • Analysis, definition and management of project to transfer fingerprints from one Department of Defense organization to another for person authentication at time of Common Access Card (CAC) issuance
  • Analyzed, maintained and improved Defense Travel System Archive (DTSA) data and PL/SQL web based system to ensure accurate reporting
May 2005 – October 2005

Naval Postgraduate School

Database and application design using Oracle Portal and PL/SQL

March 2002 – May 2005

California State University Monterey Bay

  • OtterID project architect and manager
  • Blackboard technical lead – Saved 2000 hours per semester in staff work by implementing data import from student information system
  • Resource25 technical lead – Customized web viewer for integration into CSUMB web site and helped to develop alternate uses for data using RSS
  • FAMIS technical lead
Supported the Administration and Finance area of CSUMB with computer support, database creation and maintenance, program selection, installation, configuration and training.
  • Developed, implemented and supported property department database
  • Developed warehouse recycling web pages
  • Developed integrated purchase request system
  • Performed data translation and conversion between various databases/applications
  • Installed, deployed and configured Primavera Expedition

Community Involvement

Testimonials

“Louis’ leadership and project management on several group projects ultimately led the team to successful outcomes in our department.”
Dainen Sobelman
IT Specialist
Naval Postgraduate School
“Louis has always stayed well informed on emerging technologies and was able to provide effective analysis in assessing the pros and cons of new technologies and software programs.”
Dianna
Instructional Designer
Naval Postgraduate School
“Fast and effective with both easy issues or complicated requests, whichever the case.”
Javier Salmeron
Associate Professor
Naval Postgraduate School
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