Colin Sewell

Windows & OpenVMS Application Programming

Colin Sewell
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Telephone: 604.731.3106
E-Mail: colin@ngc1952.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cbsewell

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SUMMARY

Versatile, dedicated Programmer / Analyst with extensive and diverse programming experience in a wide variety of programming languages and tools working in numerous organizations. A self-motivated, quick learner, skilled at analyzing problems, simplifying procedures, and finding innovative solutions. Principal strengths include:
  • Windows multi-threaded and Windows service programming
  • Database design, maintenance, and security
  • Web design
  • Customized application programming
  • Product troubleshooting and customer support
  • One of the top administrative and systems programming experts on the OpenVMS platform in Vancouver>

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming Languages: C#, C, Visual Basic .NET, ASP .NET, VBScript/JavaScript, HTML, ADO .NET, XML
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, OpenVMS, Unix
Applications: Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Microsoft IIS
Tools: Visual Studio .NET, SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TELUS – Burnaby, BC 2006 – 2012
Telecommunications
Developer Analyst III
Solely responsible for all aspects of ongoing development and support of Enhanced Provincial 9-1-1 ANI/ALI system in both British Columbia and Alberta.
  • Provided real-time delivery of 9-1-1 caller information to over 100 call answer centers in two provinces.
  • Designed and maintained database that stored 9-1-1 customer information for both Alberta and British Columbia, including management of continuous updates from various exchange carriers and wireless service providers.
  • Designed and maintained statistical reports of 9-1-1 information made available to municipalities and call answer centers.
  • Designed and maintained two independent web portals written in ASP .NET; one to service municipalities, telephone service providers, and call answer centers external to TELUS, and the other to service internal TELUS customers.
Accomplishments
  • Converted 9-1-1 ANI/ALI software from OpenVMS Alpha to OpenVMS IA64 platform.
  • Designed and supported a Microsoft SQL Server database and a multi-threaded client/server Windows service application written in C# to collect 9-1-1 caller information for troubleshooting and statistical information.
  • Brought in major 9-1-1 enhancements: Wireless phone GPS location information delivery, and 9-1-1 call answer center wireless phone current location update request months ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Completely redesigned and developed two major 9-1-1 web portals in ASP .NET running under Microsoft Internet Information Services.
  • Leveraged knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server tables, views, and indexes to reduce long running monthly 9-1-1 statistical reports from over 8 hours processing time to less than 10 minutes.
Technologies: VS .NET, C#, C, VB6, VB .NET, ASP .NET, ADO .NET, VBScript/JavaScript, MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 R2 (DTS and SSIS), XML, IIS, Win32
COLIN SEWELL PARTNERSHIP – Vancouver, BC 2002 – 2006
Customized Application Development
Application Developer
As independent consultant and application developer, provided consulting services and customized application programming to 9-1-1 call answer centers throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
  • Gained expertise in Win32 systems programming, Visual Studio .NET, ADO .NET, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server on my own initiative.
  • Developed and marketed multi-threaded C# application to 9-1-1 call centers in British Columbia and Alberta that replaced hard copy 9-1-1 real-time and log printers.
Technologies: VS .NET, C#, C, VB .NET, ASP .NET, ADO .NET, VBScript/JavaScript, MS SQL Server 2005 (DTS), MySQL, IIS, Win32
TELUS ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS – Burnaby, BC 1996 – 2002
Telecommunications
Systems Analyst / Systems Programmer
Spearheaded provincial initiative for TELUS to develop a state-of-the-art software program that literally revolutionized the capabilities of the 9-1-1 System; TELUS 9-1-1 application has been described as “best of their kind in the country.”
  • Successfully merged two independent 9-1-1 applications local to each province into a single unified application that supported two provinces.
  • Displayed initiative and applied outstanding analytical skills to surpass basic project requirements to design, program, document, and install TELUS Provincial 9-1-1 ANI/ALI delivery system.
  • Contributed experience in database analysis and design for following applications:
    • Designed and implemented database for storage of TELUS and Competitive Local Exchange Carrier customer display information;
    • Designed and supported Microsoft Access database application for collection and reporting of 9-1-1 call information data, as well as data entry and transmission of Service Address Comments to TELUS.
  • Excelled at anticipating customers’ requirements and improving application; provided 24-hour on-call customer support for Provincial 9-1-1 System.
Technologies: VS .NET, C#, C, VB .NET, ASP .NET, ADO .NET, VBScript/JavaScript, MS SQL Server 2005 (DTS), MySQL, IIS, Win32

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science (4 Yr), Physics – University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB