RUSSELL W. THOMPSON

RUSSTHOM@FIVEGULF.COM
1409 Clark Trail, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
(972) 641-7239

Technical Summary

Languages: C, PHP, Javascript, HTML5, CSS, Python, Bash Scripting, Visual Basic
Operating Systems: Unix/Linux (Sysop experience), MVS/XA, Windows XP
Databases: MySQL, IMS, Oracle, FOCUS, Access

Professional Experience

Outside Consutant
September 2012 – August 2014
Aframe Digital

I was brought on as a consultant to assist and advise in the various aspects of the company. Duties fell into two main areas. Database Administration and wireless network developer.

Independent Consultant
July, 2003 – Current

I develop and maintain web-based database applications utilizing PHP and MySQL. I am responsible not only for the applications listed below, but am the system administrator for the Linux servers that host these applications. Specific development includes:

Senior Consultant
July, 2000 – October, 2002
Keane, Inc. Irving, Texas

Client:TXU: Responsible for software design, development, testing, and implementation; software maintenance and support; database administration, performance tuning, and conversions; and other IT consulting.Specific assignments included:

Oracle Applications Consultant 
May, 2000 ­– July 2000
Kforce, Inc. Dallas, Texas

Client: SWBell: I worked on documenting data flow of cellular telephone billing system in preparation for upgrade of software.Oracle resided on Unix boxes.I developed Korn shell scripts, Cobol and C programs to manipulate the files.

Senior Consultant
March, 1998 – January, 2000
Keane, Inc. Irving, Texas

Client:Celenase - Responsible for software design, development, testing, and implementation; software maintenance and support; database administration, performance tuning, and conversions; and other IT consulting.Specific assignments included:

Senior/Lead Network Engineer September, 1992 - March, 1998
St. Paul Medical Center Dallas, Texas

Responsible for all network management functions (Novell LAN) of 16+ servers and over 200 nodes:

Independent Contract Consultant
November, 1985 - September, 1992
RHEMA Systems, Inc. Irving, Texas

Responsible for analysis, design, programming, testing, implementation and user support for financial and operational systems in FOCUS, PL/I, COBOL, Microsoft C, Lotus Macro Language, and Clipper.

Systems Analyst
June, 1979 - October, 1985
ARCO Oil and Gas Company Dallas, Texas

Productivity Aids Department

Responsible for process and functional analysis to identify ways to optimize personal productivity through technology usage.Technologies applied included FOCUS, COBOL, SPF, MARKIV on IBM 30xx MVS systems; and MS/DOS, BASIC, FOCUS and other workstation products on the IBM PC.

Systems and Programming Department

Responsible for design, development, testing, and implementation of financial, operational, and land-related programs. Technologies included COBOL, CICS-DL/1, and IMS DB/DC on a 30xx mainframe.Supported systems ranged from traditional business systems to equipment maintenance systems.

Education

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, Texas
Studied for a Masters of Lay Theology Degree.

Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, Texas
B.S. Computer Science, May 1979 magna cum laude

Tarrant County Jr. College, Hurst, Texas.
Associate Degree, Applied Science in Data Processing, May 1977

Personal

I have Cerebral Palsy (a disability resulting from damage to the brain during birth which is outwardly manifested by a lack of muscular coordination and speech disturbances). I am wheelchair bound and my speech is slightly slurred.As demonstrated by my professional and educational accomplishments, this does not affect my technical skills or ability to deliver quality results.