Previous Experience

Louis Algaze

Monterey, California


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Previous Experience

Project Manager and Data Analyst :: November 2005 – January 2007 (1 year)

SRA International @ DMDC; Seaside, California

  • 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

Faculty Research Associate :: May 2005 – October 2005 (6 months)

Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California

  • Database and application design using Oracle Portal and PL/SQL
Academic Systems Programmer Analyst :: March 2002 – May 2005 (3 years)

California State University Monterey Bay; Seaside, California

  • 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
Information Systems Manager & Mechanical Designer :: July 1999 – March 2002 (3 years)

D.H Morgan Manufacturing; Watsonville, California

Responsible for maintenance and configuration of company network consisting of 30 Windows XP, 2000, ’98 and ’95 workstations and a single Windows NT V4.0 server. Tasks include: ensuring proper back-up of mission critical data, configuring workstations and servers, troubleshooting and solving operator, software and hardware problems, instruct users on proper use of technology, and research and upgrade hardware and software to within budget and user’s expectations. Maintain company website, Legend phone system and network and phone wiring. Leader of all phases of transition to new accounting and purchasing software including evaluation, selection, integration, training, troubleshooting and customizing. Develop custom VBA programs in several applications for a variety of tasks:

  • Developed a Microsoft Access database that tracks all information about our mission critical AutoCAD drawings including: drawing information, any revisions to the drawings and to whom the drawing was sent. Extensive search and report capabilities for easy retrieval of important information. Security permissions for limiting user’s access to editing information
  • Developed company wide contact database using Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word and linked it to email, World Wide Web, fax and formal letter forms
  • Created user interface in AutoCAD using VBA for automation of repetitive drawing tasks
  • Created Microsoft Excel macro to translate data output from time clock software to be input to Accounting software saving 2 days per month of accountant’s time
  • Created AutoCAD VBA to draw objects in AutoCAD based on data in Excel spreadsheet

Design and detail of structure for roller coaster in Metric and English units combining AutoCAD drawings and Excel workbooks.

Machine Designer & Troubleshooter :: June 1998 – June 199 (1 year)

Trine Labelling Systems; Turlock, California

  • One of 3 mechanical design engineers for new production machine. Used AutoCAD 3D solids to design and detail innovative subassemblies as well as contribute to other’s ideas.
  • Interaction with assembly, manufacturing, and customers to troubleshoot and solve existing problems as well as improve designs for better manufacturability, assembly and operation.

Design Engineer, Project Manager & Production Manager :: October 1994 – June 1998 (3+ years)

Axiom Engineering Inc. formerly Lee & Associates; Monterey, California

  • Managed production drafting department, oversaw time critical product releases, set and implemented computer aided drafting standards, customized and debugged AutoCAD to improve user’s performance and instructed others in a variety of computer tasks.
  • Managed projects designing HVAC and Plumbing systems for commercial and industrial buildings, including those containing hazardous materials. Assisted with projects designing refrigeration piping systems for food storage and processing cold rooms.
Mechanical Designer and Assembler :: March 1992 – April 1994 (2 years)

Hierath Automated Systems; Wheatridge, Colorado

  • Standard and custom automated assembly systems. Managed smaller projects from concept to completion. Systems specialized in precision net weighing and filling of valuable and/or volatile powders or tablets.