Vincent Blain

  • Tech Lead with focus on DevOps
  • San Marcos, California, United States
  • Insurance

Previous positions

  • Senior Data Analytics Engineer at Atlas General Insurance Services
  • Teach Lead / Sr. Software Engineer at ICW Group

Education

New England College, Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA, Computer Science

Background

Summary

-Focused on Microsoft technologies and infrastructure, developing N-Tier software. -Focused on DevOps pratices, with Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment -Focused on Container development using Docker, kubernetes -Full experience SDLC -Agile Development / Scrum Master -Oracle Database development and architecture -Microsoft SQL database developer, architect, big data, SSIS, SSRS, R, MDS/DQS, performance tuning, stored procedure tuning/creation, and security. -Extensive experience with Microsoft.Net Framework, and developing N-Tier systems – C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net, LINQ, Entities Framework, REST, .Net Core 2.2. -Experience in API development, and integration – SOA , SaaS, Web API, Web Sockets -Team Lead experience, and managerial experience -IVR / Telephony, Call Center developer – Nuance, Dialogix, Brouktrout, Loquendo, VRXML, GRXML -Other systems – Linux, IBM WebSphere, Biztalk, MS SQL Service Broker, IBM WebSphere MQ, MS MQ, MS eCommerce 2009, SharePoint, BizTalk -Cloud Server management – Amazon AWS / EC2, and MS Azure -Extensive experience Continuous Integration and Deployment – Azure DevOps, MSBUILD, CruiseControl.Net, TeamCity, Jenkins -Extensive experience Web Farm environment – Apache HTTP Server, IIS, Apache TomCat Server -Experience Domain Administration – MS Exchange, Networking (CISCO), Firewall, Network Security -Experience Compliance validation – VISA PCI, HIPA, ADA -Experience Financial Development Inactive Secret / Top Secret Development

Experience

  • Tech Lead

    Atlas General Insurance Services

    April 2018 – Present(1 year 6 months)

  • Lead Software Engineer

    Atlas General Insurance Services

    October 2017 – Present(2 years)Greater San Diego Area

    -Implement / manage Azure DEvOps CI / CD Pipelines -Implement / manage Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment to OnPrem IIS Server for multiple deployment environments using Azure DevOps. -Implement / manage Pull Request and approval workflow based on code review, and spring task -Infrastructure Node.js, WebPack, Vue.js, ASP.Net Core, ASP.Net MVC, EF6/Core, WCF, REST, C#, R, MS SQL 2016, MySQL -Manage and teach SSIS design, development and deployment -Manage / implement Linux RHEL 7 Server -Manage MySQL server

  • Senior Data Analytics Engineer

    Atlas General Insurance Services

    April 2016 – October 2017(1 year 6 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – R development and Integration – Machine Learning – DOMO integration – Designed and Developed Rating Engine for Commercial Insurance, and Worker Compensation – Hiscox Web Service custom development and implementation -C#, ASP.NET, WCF, REST

  • Teach Lead / Sr. Software Engineer

    ICW Group

    June 2015 – April 2016(10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    Design/Implement enhancements to existing Enterprise applications. Assist team members with application design, coding practice, and overall architecture. Assist team with technical requirements, and complex integration. -MuleSoft -MS Exchange 2013 EWS Managed API -MS MDM (MDS / DQS) 2014 -.Net 4 (C#) -OpenText Object importer integration

  • Sr Software Engineer

    Guidance Software

    October 2012 – June 2015(2 years 8 months)Pasadena, CA

    – SharePoint Public Facing Website – Biztalk – SalesForce – MS eCommerce 2009 – WCF – SSIS

    Recommendations (1)
  • Sr Software Engineer

    Lamps Plus

    April 2012 – October 2012(6 months)Chatsworth CA

    While at Lamps Plus I assisted with the help of the lead developer in designing and implementing the transaction processing engine. Using MS SQL Service Broker, and the IBM WebSphere MQ to process all order transactions, and guarantee processing. The system was designed to handle 6 Millions transaction per minute. -ASP.NET -WCF -MS SQL Service Broker -IBM Websphere MQ -CyberSource

  • IT Manager / Manager of Development

    APM Music

    June 2010 – March 2012(1 year 9 months)Hollywood, CA

    -Development of search engine using SOLR, and ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Backbone, (http://alphasearch.apmmusic.com ) -SPA development (MVC), HTML / Javascript -MS Build continuous deployment -nUnit integration for user check-in, and auto reporting on build failures -Development of WPF application to simplify daily task -Redesign and fix Joomla web site (www.apmmusic.com) -Manage IT team, and development team -Perform daily code review, and analysis of code with contractors, and full time developers -Teach & learn as a team, to improve team cohesion -IIS 7.5 management -Fully integrated Web Deploy standards to simplify publication of project to different staging area -Implemented Agile development to improve release schedules, and overall management of projects -Estimate work accurately to define milestones -Developing systems based on user stories -Leading weekly design sessions -AppFrabic -Windows Workflow Foundation -SOA / REST development

  • Director of Development

    Unified Dispatch LLC

    January 2008 – June 2010(2 years 5 months)Pasadena, CA

    -New york City Para-transit, Architected Database infrastructure, and HP Blade C7000 for IVR Integration, The HP Blade was designed to accommodate the NYCT Para-transit for high availability and redundancy, all while maintaining the required data retention rate imposed by the contract. -Designed network schematics and infrastructure between NYCT NetOps, and current 3rd party integration to IVR system. -Facilitated integration of 3rd party vendor. -IVR, Dialogic, APEX, MS Speech Server -Design web application to interact with IVR telecommunication software, using ASP.NET, SQL2005/SQL2008 -Designed and developed ASP.Net application to interact with Dispatching API. -Design desktop application, C#, VB.Net -Manage SQL Server 2005 / 2008 -Designed WCF API layer for partner to interact with internal systems -Instructed QA team on troubleshooting procedures -Instructed and mentored lead programmer in the conversion of C++ API to C# -Designed and Developed IVR integration using MS Speech Server, and APEX Voice Technology

    Recommendations (2)
  • Sr Software Developer

    a la mode, inc.

    January 2006 – January 2008(2 years)Salt Lake City, UT

    – Design and Develop Listing engine – Design and Develop RETS integration Engine, using RETS I developed and integration service to could eaisly import any RETS schema to the XSite database format, all while keeping the RETS data in sync between Brokerage and Agents XSites, and keeping listing with state regulations and laws, the System was able to integrate 25 different RETS provider. – Re-design Listing Database architecture – Fix Stored Procedure and improve listing database performance. – MS SQL 2005 – C# / VB.Net

    Recommendations (1)
  • Software Developer

    Infolink Screening Service Inc

    February 2004 – June 2006(2 years 4 months)

    -Design public and Secure (SSL) web application to gather data for background investigations, using ASP.NET, SQL2000, Crystal Report 9Adv, SQL 2000 Reporting -Designed and developed a web application in Visual Studio.Net 2003 to gather critical information from different provider such as courts, DMV, etc…, this application interacts with Server based application built on .Net Framework to gather all pieces of information for investigations. -Designed and developed intranet site to interact with Goldmine CRM version 6.5, and started evaluating Microsoft CRM for new business requirements, I have used the CRM application to incorporate the customer information within the rest of the web application to ease internal job requirements. -Design desktop application, using VB.Net, MsSql2000, MS Media Technology, and DirectX9 -Manage Network Security -Manage SQL Server -OCR development – receiving fax, and automating processing via OCR

  • Software Developer

    Voice Print International Inc

    December 2002 – November 2004(1 year 11 months)Camarillo, CA

    Design web application to interact with telecommunication software, using ASP.NET, SQL2000, Borland, Crystal Report 9Adv, and MS Media Technology -Designed and developed a web application in Visual Studio.Net to interact with Voice recording server, using Interbase as a database, this application interacts with the server to get caller information, and call recordings saved on server or NAS units. The playback of the calls is streamed over the internet using Windows Media Player Technology. The site also enables the Company or user to email and save the calls if granted rights, the Email and save function were designed to have high security, by using available security tools included in the DotNet Framework I was able to develop an encryption algorithm that encrypts the call at 128 bit, once the call is encrypted the required Key is generated for playback, and can only be used with the corresponding application to decrypt the call. -Designed and developed CD-R / DVD-R burning application to incorporate within the call server to archive calls to DVD or CD; this application was created using GWORKS® and VB.Net. It gathers all calls on a specific directory and writes them to the media then deletes the file from the drive. -Designed and developed a Video/Audio conversion program using Windows Media Encoder; this program was designed to merge phone calls and Screen captures into a single file for archiving purposes and ease of use, it also embeds the company information as to keep the file from being modified and tempered with. -Designed and developed intranet site to interact with Goldmine CRM version 5.7 and 6.0, and started evaluating Microsoft CRM for new business requirements, I have used the CRM application to incorporate the customer information within the rest of the web application to ease internal job requirements. -Design desktop application, using VB.Net, MS SQL, MS Media Technology, and DirectX9 -Manage Network Security -Manage SQL Server -InstallShield dev

  • Sergeant – DBA / Web Dev Mgr

    United States Marine Corps

    December 1996 – December 2002(6 years)

    Develop Web driven application in accordance with Department of Defense regulations, and US Marine Corps Administrative Regulations. -Develop Desktop Application to facilitate use of data manipulation. -VBA, Access, Excel, Word 98 and above, ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET -Quality Assurance Management -Mainframe Programming -Mainframe Data Manipulation / Programming -Mainframe User Management -Mainframe Unit Management for 20,000 to 40,000 personnel -Managed Oracle 8i Servers -Managed MS SQL 2000 Servers for Web and Desktop Application development -Managed Network Administration for an average of 100 users -Managed/Maintained/Repaired/Upgraded all Computer assets for administrative branch -Evaluated all software for further approval for USMC use

Education

  • New England College

    Bachelor of Business Administration – BBA, Computer Science

    2014 – 2017

    Activities and Societies

    Suma Cum Laude

Languages

  • French

Projects

  • Elmah Multi App Support

    Support for Multiple Application error log

    Team Members (1):
    • Vincent Blain

Skills & Expertise

  • ASP.NET
  • IIS
  • Computer Networking
  • Mule ESB
  • Agile Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Software Design
  • Project Management Software
  • Communication
  • Talent Management
  • Coaching
  • Project Management
  • DevOps
  • C#
  • Mentoring
  • Entity Framework
  • Management
  • Linux
  • Teamwork
  • SharePoint
  • .NET
  • MySQL
  • Salesforce.com
  • Continuous Integration
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • R
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Security
  • Solr
  • Microsoft Project
  • Software Development
  • Network Administration

Certifications

  • Developing Search Applications with SOLR

    Innovent Solutions, License

    November 2011

  • Certified Scrum Master

    Scrum Alliance, License 000450736

    September 2015 – September 2017

  • MCD Integration and API Associate (Mule 3.7)

    MuleSoft, License e9248df5-0928-3af6-bb12-030fb967b451

    April 2016 – April 2018

  • The Data Scientist’s Toolbox

    Coursera Course Certificates, License RHKGRKUZNT65

    April 2016

  • R Programming

    Coursera Course Certificates, License JH3NB4XT67ES

    May 2016

  • Getting and Cleaning Data

    Coursera Course Certificates, License NJVD8RVYV4RC

    June 2016

  • Exploratory Data Analysis

    Coursera Course Certificates, License SXCFR52XC8ZC

    November 2016

  • Reproducible Research

    Coursera Course Certificates, License FTYPX7BZUGCD

    April 2017

  • Agile Development Practices

    LinkedIn, License

    August 2018

  • Agile Project Management Principles

    LinkedIn, License

    November 2018

  • Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Agile at Work: Building Your Agile Team

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Agile at Work: Planning with Agile User Stories

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Agile at Work: Driving Productive Agile Meetings

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Become an Agile Project Manager

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • Transitioning from Technical Professional to Manager

    LinkedIn, License

    December 2018

  • DevOps Practices and Principles

    Microsoft, License 80dca9a601a84779852fe5272939aaf1

    January 2019

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Referee

    AYSO Region 795

    January 2006 – December 2010(4 years 11 months)Children

Causes Vincent cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology