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Keith Hilen
Summary of Qualifications
Highly experienced software engineer with focus on usability, scalability and seamless web architectures.
Expert in a wide variety of platforms, languages, protocols and tools - front-end, server-side and database.
Skilled in project management and full life-cycle development.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Fast, flexible, hands-on, problem-solving, detail-oriented team player.
PHP, Java, C++
MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle
JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery
Photoshop, GIMP, Freehand
Data warehousing and business intelligence
Linux administration
Ecommerce, PCI
Scalability, synchronized architectures
Professional Experience
Consulting Software Engineer / Web Developer
Keith Hilen Consulting - 2000 to present
Provide software and web development services, with a focus on the creation of highly usable and maintainable websites. Assist clients in integrating their web presence into company operations and marketing processes.
Selected projects:
US Bank
Developed a prototype of a web-based point-of-sale (POS) system for aircraft fuel sales. System included credit card processing and card swipe functionality. Documented requirements, designed database and built the server application. Platform was PHP and Oracle. System subsequently ported to J2EE by in-house group.
Dellex Online Gaming
Created a prototype website for a startup company with the goal of aggregating the online computer game market. Defined the general architecture for a production system. Assisted with investor presentations. Platform was PHP, PostgreSQL and JavaScript, running on a Linux server.
Developed a site offering online jigsaw puzzles. Responsible for front-end design and server-side development. Performed usability testing. Developed a web-based management system that included puzzle editing and publishing. Developed a data warehouse for reporting on site activity. Platform included PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and Java on the client and server side.
Wild Oak Saddle Club
Designed and developed a highly usable interactive website, including management tools. Provided consultation on integrating website into club operations and marketing.
Berkeley GeoImaging
Developed a website and implemented secure publishing environment. Established IT requirements and selected a service provider.
Acted as general technical consultant for a startup creating a web-based staffing application for law firms. Coordinated with development group in India to resolve design and technical issues. Reviewed engineering designs and provided feedback. Researched and selected a hosting facility.
Served as interim group director of the web group for a network equipment manufacturer. Coordinated with marketing, HR and engineering groups to redesign web site. Organized development and staffing plan. Implemented cross-organization development and management processes.
Developed an online homeowner's insurance underwriting application. Documented requirements, designed the architecture and implemented the first version of the application. Platform was JSP on a Linux server, with an Oracle database.
Director of Development — 1999 to 2000
Recruited and led a team to develop a bilingual Hispanic business portal. Platform was Cold Fusion, IIS and Microsoft SQL Server.
Senior Vice President of Development — 1995 to 1998
Led the development of the first online comparative rating and underwriting system for auto, homeowner's, life and health insurance. Established technical direction, designed the core architecture and built a working auto insurance application. Solved a wide variety of legacy integration problems. Established technology and business partnerships. Implemented a data warehouse. Platform was C++, IIS, Cold Fusion and Microsoft SQL Server.
Recruited a team to expand products and insurance carriers. Fostered an open environment based on teamwork, accountability, project transparency and crisp decision-making. Promoted from software engineer to manager and then to executive level.
Managing Partner
Hilen Systems - 1992 to 1995
Developed and marketed a communications controller system, integrating GPS, radio communications and networking. This system was employed as a component of tracking systems for fleets of vehicles and vessels. Installations in North and South America.
Senior Software Engineer
Trimble Navigation, Ltd. - 1991 to 1992
Wrote networking and communications software for GPS navigation systems.
University of California at Davis
United States Military Academy at West Point