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  • Senior User Interface Engineer and Front End Developer with 16 years successful and innovative large application design;
  • Usability, Section 508/Accessibility and web standards expertise;
  • Perform customer research and requirements gathering, design, prototyping, production and usability testing.
  • Create code-ready, functional prototypes to illustrate processes and flows which are then leveraged by developers eliminating need to recreate HTML/CSS screens;
  • Proficient in user interface architecture, user-centered design, needs and task analysis, usability testing, layouts, web technologies, screen configurations and elements, storyboarding, wire-framing and prototyping;
  • Versatile and collaborative participant in full application life cycle design and development including needs analyses, requirements and specifications, use cases, scenarios and Q&A;
  • Duties ratio varies based on phase need from 20% to 100% of design and development;
  • Unique blend of technical abilities, creativity and understanding of corporate needs and culture;
  • Able to translate creative vision into practical development strategy;
  • Results-oriented within aggressive schedule constraints;
  • Exceptional documentation, presentation and communications skills;
  • Effective as lead, team member and individual contributor;

experience

CurrentFront End Development Accessibility Consultant, Accessibility Organizational Enablement, Wells Fargo, Atlanta, GA Evaluating Developer Accessibility tools for major Accessibility initiative for Wells Fargo to assure our software applications and sites meet the WCAG 2.0 Levels A and AA guidelines. Also preparing tutorials for Wells Fargo Front End Developers of Accessibility tools including WebAIM WAVE, Deque aXe and FireEyes, Chrome Accessibility Developer Toolbar, Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE, Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar for Firefox, WCAG Contrast Checker, Color Contrast Analyzer, NVDA, Claws, ChromeVox and iOS VoiceOver. Authored and installed extensive Standards and Best Practices site for Front End Developers and installed and configured internally hosted Accessibility and Code checkers.

1/14-5/15Sr. User Interface Engineer, General Motors, Roswell, GA Key technology contributor in GM's Innovation Center working in Agile teams, across multiple device channels including web, tablet, smartphone and desktop. Client-side development supporting rich, simple and complex software products. Defining User Interface architecture of global eCommerce B2B dashboard for dealers, suppliers, distributors and customers of General Motors parts. Java platforms using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap, WebSphere

2/13 - 1/14Sr. User Interface Engineer / Front End Developer,Liaison Technologies, Alpharetta, GA Design and develop user interfaces for Healhcare Informatics cloud-based enterprise application and B2B / EDI integration managed services, master data management, data security and data transformation solutions targeting providers, payers, life sciences (pharmaceutical and bio-technology) and health information exchange (HIE/RHIO) organizations. Java platforms using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Primefaces, Mobile

2/12 - 3/13Sr. User Interface Engineer / Lead Front End Developer,The Paradies Shops, Atlanta, GA Implement custom portal solution and design and develop corporate enterprise dashboard application suite for major airport retailer including financial, retail merchandise, sales reporting and organization systems. Establish application structure, behavior and standards to facilitate RAD, future maintenance and enhancement. Concentrate on designing and developing dynamic, reusable components for "plug and play" insertions into JSPs served from single, central repository. Lead User Interface Engineer working with managers, users, architects, developers to gather requirements, understand objectives, analyze risks and provide recommendations and SOW estimates. Consistent performance providing well-received user interfaces prior to promised dates. Assure applications user interfaces are intuitive and effective. Java platform using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Liferay

10/11 - 2/12User Interface / Front End Developer,  Matrix Resources, Atlanta, GA Front End development of client and internal projects for Java enterprise and smart device applications in Agile Scrum environments. Utilize HTML5, CSS3, JQuery and SenchaTouch to develop brochure catalog of services and clients for Matrix Professional Services iPad application; Evaluate and revise client Java application UI to improve performance and increase maintainability and enhancement.

7/11 - 10/11User Interface Developer,  AT&T, Atlanta, GA Member of specialized team developing application prototypes for smart devices. Create POC high-fidelity prototypes for Marketing initiatives that are then assigned for full development and release to consumer base. Multiple smart phone and tablet platforms.

5/09 -6/11User Interface / Front End Developer,  Verizon Wireless, Alpharetta, GA Defined user-centered design methodologies and established development standards for internal and customer facing applications; Created new and redesigned standalone and framework applications focusing on cross application components and globalized functions; Selected by executive management to design a Sales Dashboard and a Support dashboard application that each interface with multiple SFA, CRM and corporate enterprise applications to present key client "snapshot" data and providing drilldown capability; Designed complex Legal and Tax Exemption applications; assisted with leveraging Sales and Support dashboard applications to Smart devices; Introduced Dojo Toolkit and evangelized Ajax; Expanded on use of Jquery, Prototype and RichFaces in new development projects to exploit Ajax capabilities; Designed and produced high-fidelity, functional prototypes to demonstrate flow and usability which become templates for developers to insert code eliminating need for developers to recreate UI; Incorporated user-centered design strategies and methods into development process; Worked with principals and business stakeholders to define requirements and establish release expectations; Acted as usability and coding standards advocate and as user interface development resource for developers.

5/08 - 11/08   Sr. Usability Engineer & Developer,  IPS-Sendero/FiServ, Norcross, GAWork with Product Managers, Business Analysts, Developers to design and build financial applications using Visual Studio 2008, Infragistics and Ajax Control Toolkit.
Designed and developed customized and branded internet/extranet portal for customers and partners using SharePoint Designer.

1-08 to 4/08   User Interface Engineer/Front End Developer,  Restaurant Corporation, Atlanta, GASpecific 90 day project to redesign user interfaces of two multiple screen enterprise software applications into two single screen Dojo applications.

5/06 to 1/08  Lead User Interface Architect/Front End Developer, Business Software, Inc, Norcross. GA Establish development methodology, processes and lead user-centered design initiative for application product redesign of Payroll Regulatory application; Performed end user interviews and observations of tasks to provide real process flows; Lead Engineer on corporate internet, extanet and intranet redesign projects employing Section 508/Accessibility and HCI standards; Define and implement standards of design, requirements and prototyping; Facilitate and elicit the identification of user needs and requirements; Define processes application design through storyboards, mockups and prototypes using iterative end-user validation; Lead the creation of a Requirements Design team to collaborate with business analysts, systems analysts, developers, architects, and QA to define and create artifacts of the functional areas of multiple applications, services and functions;
Review and revise developed JSPs prior to product release.

enterprise application user interface design & front end development by Susan Wade
swade@swadeworx.com, www.swadeworx.com

1/06 â�� 5/06 User Interface Engineer/Front End Developer, Datascan, Alpharetta, GA Produce user interface design and documentation for a major redesign of a web portal-based, finance and accounting application; Conduct prototyping of screen development including wire frame layouts and supporting annotations, mock-ups, and user interaction elements; Participate in Requirements Design with business analysts, systems analysts, developers, architects, and QA to balance flexibility with a consistent look and feel across the functional areas of the application;

4/04 to 11/05 Senior User Interface Engineer/Front End Developer, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta. GA User Interface and Priority 1 Accessibility Compliance design and prototyping for web-based data gathering application for Centers for Disease Control (CDC); Worked closely with CDC principals, Deloitte project management, business analysts and Java developers to create wire-frames, functional prototypes and all supporting documentation; Reviewed and recoded all JSPs for Release 2.0 of application to assure User Interface and Accessibility compliance; Designed and developed Computer Based Training application using Macromedia Flash, Director;

8/00 to 8/03 Senior User Interface Engineer/Front End Developer, Metavante, Norcross, GA Designed and developed all product prototypes and user interfaces for internet-based Corporate, Small Business, Consumer eBanking and Investment applications; Working with Product Managers and Business Analysts, defined product specifications and created working application prototypes used by Product Development, Product Management, Sales and Marketing; Worked with Java developers to assure code met User Interface, Accessibility standards; Developed comprehensive User Interface Design Standards Guide incorporating corporate marketing collateral, cross-browser compatibility and W3C Usability compliance standards; Chosen by executive management for five-person engineering design team to evaluate and determine all processes, procedures and architecture, and to establish best practice standards for all product development;

5/98 to 7/00 Web Master, Indus International, Atlanta, GA Designed, coded, maintained Corporate Internet, Intranet and Extranet sites on Sun Solaris and Windows NT servers, Netscape Enterprise Server Software, Microsoft IIS, Lotus Domino, Technologic Firewall; Participated in and acted as team lead on yearly internet site redesign projects; Team Lead on design of standardized international DNS and Intranet infrastructure; Designed, coded and implemented Customer Support Extranet incorporating Vantive VanWeb and Lotus Domino; Installed, tested systems, security certificates, application patches, upgrades on Internet, Extranet and Intranet Solaris, Windows NT servers.

2-97 to 5-98Independent Consulting, Banking, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Insurance, Electric Power Provider, Retail, Consumer Services, Southeastern United States Team Lead on Client-Server implementation project for major bank Y2K compliance project; Installation and configuration of corporate Inter/Intra/Extranet using Apache Server, Raptor Firewall and Microsoft FrontPage 98; Needs Analysis, process design, project management, coaching, training, presentations, documentation for corporate MIS clients on multiple IT / IS projects; Design Corporate Intranet/Extranet Strategy Presentation and Preparation, including full site design and creation including Section 508 Accessibility compliance; Assist Client MIS team during migration strategies; Design and implement Asset Tracking system; End-User and Systems Support and Documentation.

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12/95 to 2/97Technical Support Supervisor, BellSouth.NET, Alpharetta, GA Tier Three Technical Support for 60 member ISP Support Team; Responsible, with other Leads for Daily Support Department Operation; Escalation Point for Advanced Technical and Customer Satisfaction issues; Co-creator of Team Technical Database and Intranet, creating interactive web resources; Train New Team Members on Policies, Procedures, Technical Skills; Project Manager for development of Visual Basic Call Tracking system.

5/93 to 10/95Senior Systems Analyst, BCBS-GA, Atlanta Managed systems projects for corporate departments, 600+ users; Systems, Department and Project Needs Analyses; Managed systems, software deployment; Primary Internal Product Manager for all Lotus products; secondary Product Manager for DCA/Attachmate products; Supervised Internal Technical Support; Highest Rated Corporate Systems Trainer; Selected by Finance Department as Project Manager for divisionâ��s move from DOS workstations to Windows / Novell networked platform.

enterprise application user interface design & front end development by Susan Wade
swade@swadeworx.com, www.swadeworx.com

8/87 to 4/93Senior Consultant, Physicians Computer Network, Atlanta Project Manager for pre-install, site set-up, system installation, training, post-installation support and quality assurance for Physician Offices, Medical Groups/Clinics, Hospitals on networked UNIX and DOS Medical Practice Management Systems; Project lead on design of supplemental patient scheduling module; Designed Courseware and provided Individual and Platform Training to Clients and Staff; Supervise Activities of Other Practice Support Consultants; 90% National Travel.

6/84 to 8/87Product Manager, Samna Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia Prepared marketing, technical strategies for multi-featured business graphics/analysis software with 32 graphics types and 65 statistical and analytical functions; Managed technical specifications, supervised Samna R&D and developers on pre-release modifications; Translated software and documentation from French to English; Authored and coded interactive, on-line help, internal and customer training materials and co-authored package documentation; Trained sales, marketing, support, training and R&D staffs; Marketed to, trained and supported Fortune 500 and United Statesâ�� Government accounts; Researched and analyzed market competition.

Other positions held with Samna Corporation:  

  • Special Project Manager (10/85 to 1/86)
  • Trade Show Manager (12/85 to 8/87)
  • Technical Support Manager (10/84 to 1/86)

technologies

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Dojo, JQuery, RichFaces;
Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and Director, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat;
Subversion, CVS, Eclipse, SourceSafe;
Visio, SmartDraw, Axure;
Browser protocols;
Web Analysis tools, Usability and Accessibility testing;
Primarily Java development projects.

training

  • Perl From the Ground Up, Georgia Tech Continuing Education, 2000
  • Developing in JavaScript, Georgia Tech Continuing Education, 2000
  • Vector Animation - Macromedia Flash, Georgia Tech Continuing Education, 2000
  • Domino 4.6 Web Development, Lotus Authorized Education, 1998
  • Technologic Interceptor Firewall Administration, 1998
  • LAN Administration, Novell Network, Levels I, II and III, 1984, 1985, 1993
  • Programming, Control Data Institute, Atlanta, 1972

personal

United States Citizen, Excellent health, Willing to Travel as needed. References provided upon request

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