Gavin Landon

Software Development Executive · Project Manager · IT Executive · Senior Project Manager

PROFILE
Highly accomplished and results-driven technology management professional with special expertise in directing complete software development life cycles (SDLCs) and development operations. Extensive experience in software architecture, web development, program management, and multi-million dollar budget administration. Excellent technical, business support, and process improvement skills.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
IT Management · SDLC Management · Strategic Planning · Project/Program Management · Purchasing
Software Engineering · Internet/Intranet · Process Optimization · Requirement Identification · IT Security
Application Development · Budget / Cost Control · Offshore Team Leadership · Client Relations · Business Strategy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Black Knight Financial Services (Formally known as Lender Processing Services), Jacksonville, FL (2011 - Present)
Business Analyst IV (2014-Current)
Moved into a business strategy role.
  • Building a growing business need for client reports.
  • Learning WebFOCUS and other tools under WebFOCUS like InfoAssist and Developer/App Studio.

    Development Support Manager (2012-2014)
    Moved into a management role to sport ECM2.
  • Picked up support for ECM3, DRS, ERT, IM, and parts of Claims.
  • Implimented automated processes to convert hours a support into minutes.
  • Designed, developed and implimented a reporting process to fill a business need.

    Senior Software Engineer (2011-2012)
    Updates to existing products written in ASP.NET/C#
  • Handling tickets on errors within any of the ECM2.
  • Implimented bug and security fixes.
  • Managed deployment process for application and production data changes.

  • IGNITE TECHNOLOGIES, Frisco, TX (2007 - 2011)
    Senior Software Engineer / Software Developer III
    Oversee core product communications protocol system development and customer site application remote monitoring for $10M manufacturer of world’s most robust enterprise patented content delivery system. Carry out system analysis, design, and implementation. Supervise staff of two.
  • Took over maintenance and upgrade of platform for company’s core product line.
  • Managed 267 projects with 90 minute build times.
  • Authored installation documentation manual of several hundred pages.
  • Enabled company’s capability for monitoring client site servers for customers such as McDonald’s, Bank of America, and Accenture by designing critical remote, web-based monitoring system.
  • Designed and enabled Web Services for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices.

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC / CONSUMER FINANCE / CASHWORKS, Frisco, TX (2002 - 2007)
    IT Project Manager (2005-2007)
    Directed all development work for $480M check cashing business. Supervised onshore and offshore development teams. Administered budgets. Set schedules.
  • Enabled $480M in revenue by leading analysis, design, and development of check cashing and tax processes and systems.
  • Planned and managed $2.5M data center move from Texas to Georgia. Procured servers, firewalls, routers, and racks. Constructed new environment.
  • Architected secure systems to communicate with SBBT, HSBC, BVIG, 7-Eleven, and other clients.
  • Facilitated project life cycle tracking and control by designing Project Management web application.

    Senior Software Engineer (2002-2005)
    Designed, developed, and maintained central decisioning engine, stored procedures, business services, client interfaces, product features, reporting engines, and other systems for company and its clients.
  • Developed full kiosk system in only two weeks, delivering beta product on time and within budget.
  • Increased efficiency by upgrading legacy systems and adding new features.
  • Authored T-SQL backend for central decisioning system linked to all customers.
  • Improved check validation services process by adding new features to boost processing speeds.

  • GEEKSATWORK, Dallas, TX (2000 - 2002)
    Chief Technology Officer
    Directed technology operations for company providing IT solutions to small businesses. Oversaw software, hardware, networks, application development, and process improvement.
  • Supported $420K client (MindData), overseeing design and development of MDAI web application.
  • Directed implementation of phone and network systems for clients in US and Europe.

  • COMPUTER LANGUAGE RESEARCH, Carrollton, TX (1998 - 2000)
    Lead Web Engineer
    Conducted technology research and solution development for Advanced Technology Group. Evaluated third-party packages and recommended systems for purchase. Supervised developers.
  • Managed design and development of monitoring system for 2,000+ machines in data center.
  • Led development of several critical jobs, including client processing system.

  • COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SERVICES, Dallas, TX (1995 - 1998)
    Lead Visual Basic Developer
    Performed application and database development for clients such as federal and state agencies.
  • Played key role in development of client-server database application for HUD.
  • Carried out application testing and refinement.

  • US MARINE CORPS, 29 Palms, CA (1990 - 1995)
    Security Forces / Pay Clerk / Developer
    Executed software development, including dBase III and FoxPro databases.
  • Earned Navy Achievement Medal for development of systems eventually used at multiple bases.

  • Education & TRAINING
    Certification in C Programming I & II, Richland Community College, Dallas, TX
    Six Sigma Green Belt Training, General Electric

    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    Development Tools: WebFOCUS, InfoAssist, C#, C++, XHTML, DHTML, Visual Basic, VB.NET, JavaScript, T-SQL, SQL, ASP, VBS, Flash, Clipper, Basic, Visual Studio, Visual C++
    Applications: MS Office, Project, Visio, dBase III, FoxPro 2, Paradox, IIS, Illustrator, DCOM, COM
    Platforms: Windows (NT-2000), Windows Server (2000-2008), MS DOS

    AWARDS & RECOGNITION
    Navy Achievement Medal

    SECURITY CLEARANCE
    Secret Clearance - Expired