Experienced Front End UI Developer / Information Architect / Senior Technical Writer with a diverse background in Information Technology covering software and Web cloud applications networking and wireless systems computers servers to complex large systems / data centers with emphases on XML DITA Architecture and Implementation XML DITA Software Engineer Front End UI Web Authoring and Responsive Design Content Conversion and Migration Content Strategy and Reuse Knowledge Management End User Documentation Online Context Sensitive Help Systems API Guides Use Cases and Wire Frames Instructional Design e-Learning / Video Tutorials with Interactions and Quizzes Instructor-Led Training Instructor and Students Guides Service Delivery and Product Support Business Operations and Internet Business Development.
Specializing in solving complex communication issues by evaluating architecting engineering automating migrating converting authoring and implementing technical communication solutions that deliver content anytime anywhere on any device. The solutions reduce production and support cost increase speed of content delivery and improve customer product satisfaction by using structured authoring single sourcing content reuse automation and multi-channel publishing to deliver interactive content and media across any device.
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Front End UI Developer / XML Software Engineer Aeronautical Products
Analyzed and resolved issues on an early implementation of SDL Contenta and SDL LiveContent including issues with applicability business rules CSDB publishing reason for update validation workflow cross browser compatibility and resolved issues with SDL LiveContent dynamic content transformation.
XML DITA Software Engineer / Information Architect Hardware and Software Products
Automated the creation of XML DITA topics by creating custom Ant build scripts to programmatically import data from information models including metadata for dynamic content delivery to batch create and populate topics. Automated the creation of XML DITA maps by creating custom Ant build script to programmatically populate DITA maps with topic references.
Automated the processes of converting HTML to XML DITA and the migration into CCMS by creating custom build scripts to programmatically batch convert into DITA topics and populate DITA maps with topic references. The process was successfully used to convert multiple Eclipse help projects into DITA topics and maps resulting in significant time and cost reduction.
XML DITA Software Engineer / Information Architect Wireless Networking and Software Products
Architected engineered and implemented XML DITA topic-based structured authoring created and delivered DITA and XMetaL training and best practices authored DITA topics / maps migrated content into DITA topics API references and release notes created and embedded within the DITA topics e-Learning / Video Tutorials DITA Open Tool Kit DITA for Publishers and XMetaL transformations customized and branded XSLT XSL-FO CSS style sheets to publish various formats including HTML PDF and EPUB.
Architected engineered and implemented multiple Eclipse Information Centers to serve as the company s central information portal for the publishing of and direct linking to content within the information centers and to content on other platforms and information systems by creating solutions that bridged multiple platforms and operating systems Linux OS X and Windows .
Front end UI customizations for Eclipse Information Centers and WebHelp deliverables.
Customizations and specializations XSLT XSL-FO CSS created and deployed for both DITA-OT and XMetaL. Transform customizations included programmatically selecting specific map and topic element content during publishing and positioning the content onto the cover and into running headers and footers.
Created custom Ant build scripts for unattended publishing of DITA content in various formats.
Senior Technical Writer Hardware Assembly Operations and Product Support
Designed created compiled and published instructions and procedures in HTML and PDF formats converted content tagging Word to FrameMaker to XML / DITA for XMetaL / SDL Contenta CMS.
Technical Writer Operations and Training
Designed created compiled and published Instructor and Student Guides delivered with embedded Captivate e-Learning / Video Tutorials through a SharePoint Web site.
Technical Writer Software Development and Product Support
Designed created compiled and published User s Guides and Help Systems and API for software products and handheld devices delivered in PDF RoboHelp XML PDF Forms and Adobe Air formats.
Designed and created a product Certification Training Program delivered using e-Learning Tutorials.
Technical Writer Software Development and Product Support
Designed created compiled and published User s Guides Manuals Requirements Use Cases and Wire Frames for computer desktop software and Web-based cloud applications delivered in RoboHelp PDF Windows Help CHM Adobe Air and localized formats using single sourcing output co-branded and white labeled version created for joint ventures with Carphone Warehouse Comcast DSGI Gateway HP Packard Bell and Sony.
Recipient of the Society for Technical Communication STC Southern California Online Communication Award for the Spare Backup Product Support Web Site.
Designed and created an Adobe Air Product Support Tool and Product Support Training Program to outsource Level 1 Customer Care and for the delivery of in-house training to Level 2 Customer Support.
Designed and created a Project Implementation Plan for the localization and internationalization for both Spare Backup and Sony My Memory Center products.
Established a Quality Assurance and Source Code Management process for all documents using TestTrack Pro and Subversion SVN .
Selected and implemented a style guide used across all communications and publications.
Systems Engineer and Operations Software Development and Operations
Created and designed the Use Cases Wire Frames and Feature Specifications for a new networked mail order application outsourced the application development designed and implement the network created the end user application training submitted enhancements and redesigns as part of the SDLC.
Programmed and maintained the company s mail order application including the batch processing of data to interface with third party shipping and credit card billing applications.
Designed created and implemented the company s first network and Web site with online order entry.
Designed created and maintained all training courses and materials for in-house custom software products and store operation procedures.
Operations Manager for of all specialty food locations mail order production and Internet business.
Web Authoring and Network Consultant Web Authoring and Networking Solutions
Senior Systems Analyst Mobile Computing Solutions
Network Engineer Networking and Technology Solutions
Instructional Designer / Instructor Customer Engineer Service Delivery and Product Support
Instructional Designer Course Developer and Instructor of performance based educational curriculum for IBM s large-system computers including software problem determination hardware service and support.
Collaborated with an international team of course developers to create an international large-system training program using an ADDIE model and delivered in a performance-based equipment training PBET methodology. Course topic content created using Script / GML. Received an IBM Service Education Teamwork Award for the team s development of an international large-system training program.
SME and liaison between Service Education IBM Service Delivery and IBM plant locations.
Received an IBM Midwestern Area Mangers Award for leadership in developing the courseware to mobilize the IBM Marketing and Sale force.
Field Service Manager Service Delivery and Product Support
Society for Technical Communication STC Southern California Online Communication Award for the Spare Backup Product Support Web Site.
IBM Midwestern Area Mangers Award for leadership in developing the courseware to mobilize the IBM Marketing and Sale force.
IBM Service Education Teamwork Award for the team s development of an international large-system training program.