Ken Pinckert

Kpinckert@aol.com

Career:

Windows application developer, architect and/or project leader using Delphi, C# on the .Net, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Forms platforms;  SQL and other tools for Windows multi-tier environments.

 

Skillset:

18 years client/server and n-tier application development experience. Strong OOP skills using Object Pascal (any version of Delphi), C# using .Net and Silverlight, WPF and Windows Forms; Visual Studio (2005, 2008, 2010); strong SQL skills using MS SQLServer (2000, 2005, 2010), Sybase, Interbase, Mongo and other DB engines.

Version control and defect management experience using Visual Source Safe, StarTeam, PVCS, SVN, StarTeam and AQDevTeam.

I am a well-tempered methodical procedure oriented worker with an excellent work ethic always eager to learn more.   I am a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist.

 

Work Summary:

·         WideOrbit                                Software Engineer                  November 2000 to Present

·         McArmi Solutions LLP              Software Engineer                  January 2008 to January 2009

·         Jurika & Voyles                         Software Engineer                  September 1997 to November 2000

·         Kinetix                                      Build/Install Engineer             April 1997 to September 1997

·         QRS                                           Install Engineer                       February 1997 to August 1997

·         DCC Technical Group               Software Engineer                  February 1996 to December 1996

·         The Money Store                      Software Engineer                  February 1995 to February 1996

·         Mindscape                                Engineer/Tester                      June 1993 to January 1995

 

Work Detail:

WideOrbit - November 2000 to Present

From their web site: "WideOrbit is the leading provider of business management software for media companies. Our product lines include solutions for sales, traffic, media networks, radio automation and promotion optimization."

I am a WideOrbit developer working on their broadcast and network products primarily using Delphi and SQLServer. Through the years I have done projects including deep-zoom, Silverlight, WPF and Windows Forms.

The core product is written using Delphi. Some popular VCS’s used include RBuilder, DevExpress, Indi, Asta and many more.  The server layer is a robust expandable architecture.  A largely proprietary rpc mechanism allows for secure communication between the client, any client, and the servers.  Object serialization is wholly proprietary and secure.  The client is very robust with many unique and propriety controls.  In addition to the Delphi development I have done C# development such as an analytics tool using the MS PivotGrid, Deep-zoom projects using application images, WPF interactive reporting system and more.  WideOrbit has also provided advanced technical training on Delphi, C# and Silverlight, Windows 8 Development and MS Azure.

 

McArmi Solutions - January 2008 - January 2009

McArmi Solutions is a small but busy development team working on various special projects. Currently we are writing a warehouse environment monitoring system for the pharmaceutical industry.  This product's back-end reads various types of sensors; temperature, humidity, etc., stores that data for the client to report on and mine. I am the DBA using SQLServer and 1 of 2 client side developers using C# on the Windows Forms platform.

 

Jurika & Voyles - September 1997 to November 2000

J & V is was an investment management firm responsible for about $5 billion in assets. They have 1 MSSQL Server, 3 Sybase, 2 Paradox and 1 Microfocus Cobal databases. I am one of 2 software developers using Delphi and other development tools to provide internal access to their information; and client reporting of their account and market information. I created an infrastructure of shared resources and wrote numerous application modules adding to the productivity of analysts, traders, and portfolio managers. The company relies heavily on these proprietary tools and automation for daily workflow.

 

Kinetix - April 1997 - September 1997

Install and Build Engineer for Kinetix, a division of Autodesk. I was responsible for writing Setup programs using InstallShield3 for many of their products such as RadioRay, 3D Studio Max, VIZPack, and others. Created a "library" of functionality common to Kinetix to be reused for all Kinetix setup programs. My responsibilities also included weekly release builds for 3D Studio Max and Character Studio using Visual Studio.

 

QuickResponse Service - February 1997 - August 1997

QRS performs UPC transactions and services for their customer base. Using Installshield3 I created an Intel/Windows based setup program for their suite of Internet products. This single installation program was designed to install any combination of their 11 products. I also created a Setup Wizard for their internal use. The wizard is a user-friendly InstallShield program that is capable of generating 1 of 3 different commonly used setup programs based on user selections and walks the user through the process of creating a setup program for distribution.

 

DCC Technical Management Group - February 1996 - December 1996

This is a small software house owned by DCC who is owned by the DANA Corporation. They had one primary product, 'Wyzdom', written in Paradox. It was a transaction based desktop asset management repository for large corporations. My first assignment was to "transform" the Lease Transaction of Wyzdom from their old coding methodology to their new one. I wrote a data conversion program to convert NetCensus (adiscovery tool for asset inventory) data into Wyzdom data. I wrote in Paradox, a Wyzdom API that reports on the differences between a Wyzdom database and a NetCensus database.

 

The Money Store, Corporate Systems Division - February 1995 - February 1996

TMS develops many proprietary products for its various lending services. I worked on a team of 8 on their "Core Module" product using Paradox for Windows. I was assigned to several projects small and large being responsible for one or more modules of that product at any time. The Core Module ran on over 200 SQL databases on nearly 100 servers across the nation.

Mindscape (formally The Software Toolworks) - June 1993 - January 1995

Lead software developer of a defect tracking and reporting system written in Paradox for Windows for this "Edutainment" software company.