curriculum vitae

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Development of complex financial applications, design and implementation of satellite telemetry systems, and the creation of a peer-to-peer network architecture, are all part of Erick's experience in software development.

A dynamic individual with 25+ years of software consulting practice, Erick is accustomed to tight schedules and long hours in mission-critical projects. His exposure to the entire development cycle across a variety of industries (aerospace, financial, health-care, retail, publishing and entertainment) has made him adept at managing the intricacies of modern corporate computational needs. In addition, a well-honed knowledge of development technologies and excellent communication and interpersonal skills differentiate Erick as a valuable addition to any development team.


February 2011 - Present
skillscore dot us, Studio City, California
For this startup, currently developing C# application on Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3, Entity Framework, LINQ, Razor and a SQL Server 2008 back end. Project integrates WIF/Azure ACS, Authorize.Net, Paypal, EchoSign, Google translation services, and Red5. Additionally, application is fully internationalised.
January 2011
Pamela Alexandre, Studio City, California
For this fashion designer, Erick created the retail web site and was responsible for all aspects of its development, including making all user experience (UX) and information architecture (IA) and project management (PM). Work included extensive retouching of client photographs, font selections, layout, colour scheme, workflow and the writing of site copy. Please see site at:
Septembre 2010 - January 2011
Elite Inc. - a Thomson/Reuters company, Culver City, California
Engineered proof-of-concept based on Microsoft Service Broker 2008 in C# and T-SQL with extensive use of WMI, XML/XPATH. Architecture included development of a complex sequencer capable of supporting rendezvous points, and propagation of conversation-level tokens across asynchronous calls. Web-based front-end designed in the motif of a light-box, with drag/drop functionality, slide panels, type-ahead lookups and a dynamic tree, developed in JQuery/CSS + ASP.NET web methods connected to SQL Server. Project included development of Windows service to wrap vendor software.
Novembre 2009 - Novembre 2010
Trust Company of the West (TCW), Los Angeles, California
Architecture and implementation of automation framework to aid in database administration, primarily written in Powershell with WMI and SMO + interfaces for a variety of systems including Exchange 2007, SharePoint, VSS repositories, the DNS system, Windows services, disk subsystem, WMI, as well as internal legacy applications. Effort also included device-driver level layer to query iSCSI, a Web 2.0 application for automating database restores, an e-mail driven automated database loader and MSAS 2005 cubes.
February 2005 - June 2009
Trust Company of the West (TCW), Los Angeles, California
Redesigned the company's trade compliance engine for the Bank Debt and High Yield desks and pioneered a BI (Microsoft SS 2005) initiative for the Credit Mortgage Group, including development of complete ETL layer and collection of web services in C#.
Septembre 2005 - June 2009
The Writer's Guild of America, Hollywood, California
Development of reporting solutions for several of the client's departments, including SQL Server 2005 OLAP cubes, an ASP.NET application for managing inter-guild data, and a large data-analysis and integrity effort. Also instrumental in selection of new director of IS, interviewing all other team candidates, setting code standards and redesigning the company's software migration process.
April 2004 - February 2005
Western Asset Management, Inc., Pasadena, California

Responsible for reporting system's new architecture and its implementation.

April 2001 - March 2004
CES Partners, Los Angeles, California
A managing partner in this start-up consumer-electronics firm, served as concept lead, designer and sole developer. Built Linux-based set-top-box application and a peer-to-peer network architecture.
January 2001 - April 2001
Load Media Inc., Hollywood, California
As interim CTO, introduced RUP and aided with business modelling; performed analysis with a view towards a complete redesign of the system. Helped interview CTO candidates, targeted areas to outsource and evaluated vendor offerings.
April 2000 - Octobre 2000
Guidance Solutions Inc, Marina Del Rey, California
At this website design studio, served various clients including Moveline Inc., and Venator, trouble-shooting, identifying database design bottlenecks and aiding with platform migration paths. Involved with EJBs (Weblogic), JSP and ASP.
Septembre 1999 - April 2000
Hughes Space & Communications, El Segundo, California
Re-designed heart of satellite telemetry system, a high-visibility system in the critical path. Project required preparing project schedules, design review presentations for management, analysis of the existing system, and full implementation of new web-based design.
May 1999 - Septembre 1999
City of Hope, Duarte, California
Database administrator - supported and maintained over 132 databases on 11 servers and their interfaces to vendor packages which included the Oasys system and its gateway, and the Dun & Bradstreet SmartStream accounting system.
Octobre 1996 - February 1999
The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California
Responsible for redesign of internal data models, complete redevelopment of the back-end and advising on front-end and import/export issues. Additionally developed web-based complex report generator.
Octobre 1995 - February 1996
Packard-Bell Computer Co., Magna, Utah
Directly involved with all database issues for call-centre including system configuration, capacity planning and performance analysis and projections. Also advised on redundancy and fault-tolerance important to 24-hour production systems.
February 1994 - August 1995
Walt Disney Corp. (BVHV), Glendale, California
Involved in Performance & Tuning (Sybase System 10), provided support to front-end effort. Responsible for over 300 stored procedures, triggers and views, index design, referential integrity code and cursors.