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Michael Ballhaus - MCPD/SCJP

11100 Palladium way
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 847-6740
mballhaus@hotmail.com

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

I am an industry certified software developer and architect with over 22 years of experience in the software industry. I have extensive experience in the full software development life cycle including design and development as well as overall enterprise application architecture using object-oriented and service-oriented architecture principles. Proven record of quality, innovation, and success.

I have worked on several large scale projects for fortune 500 companies that were made up of both small and large teams and was responsible for all aspects of the SDLC from requirements to full network system testing.

Experience includes working with nearly all of the various Microsoft technologies/frameworks to create full end-to-end solutions including MS CRM, ASP.NET, C#, IIS, MS SQL Server, Web API, Entity Framework, jQuery, and several others.

SKILLS OVERVIEW

C#, VB.Net, Java, T-SQL, jQuery/JavaScript, Html, XAML, CSS, JSON, XML, PERL, UNIX

Web API, WCF, ASP.NET, REST, ODATA, WCF, IIS, JavaServer Pages, Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Servlets, Java Web Services

MS CRM, SQL Server, Zap BI, Salesforce, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, Entity Framework

Visual Studio, TFS, Net Beans, Eclipse, well-versed with industry patterns and best practices and a contributing member in the internet development community

EXPERIENCE

Billy Casper Golf, July 2012 – May 2017: Systems Integration Architect

I was responsible for the overall data architecture as well as building and maintaining the processes that managed the daily integration of Tee Sheet and Point of Sale data from our portfolio of golf courses into our XRM (Dynamics CRM) environment. I also maintained and managed the automated processes to import/export data from/to XRM with our 20+ external partners utilizing REST, SOAP, MSSQL, CRM, Web API, etc. Additionally I was responsible for delivering business intelligence data using Zap BI and MS SQL Reporting Services.

GEICO, December 1998 - 2012: Applications Architect and Middleware Lead

Early role was an intranet developer specializing in ASP/ASP.NET/SharePoint where I created web-based applications ranging from an Electronic Time and Attendance system to implementing single sign on and identity management for their suite of intranet applications. Then I was promoted to leadership where I led teams responsible for the software/systems architecture, design, and implementation of new and innovative approaches, patterns, and tooling. I was also responsible for developing/maintaining the middleware and B2B services in support of GEICO’s Multiline products for both the customer facing and internal counselor sales systems. The integration stack consisted of WCF services that allowed for communication between the 50+ external facing partners for the "non auto" book of business.

Selling Power, January 2000 – January 2001: LeadProgrammer/Webmaster

Led the team of developers that built and maintained the Selling Power Magazine website consisting of both a CMS and CRM, online sales, B2B transactions, etc.

REFERENCES

Jared Hall - Data Services Architect at Billy Casper Golf (jahall@billycaspergolf.com - (540) 538-3399)

"I list Mike as a friend in the relationship question because that is what he is, first, and foremost. For the past twenty years that relationship has evolved through several professional team setups: I have worked for him as a co-worker on a development team at GEICO back in the late 1990's, then as a direct report for him on that team when he was promoted, and then finally again as counterparts at Billy Casper Golf. Mike is by far the most gifted architect / developer I have ever met; I say that because you'll likely find a number of people with similar technical proficiencies -- however I guarantee you will not find someone with Mike's experience in the real world of building real end-to-end business applications with just about all of them. That's important from an integration standpoint because often in the real world you don't get to use the most obvious or best-supported solution to get the job done, and it takes experience, not Google searches, to be able to make those connections between business partners when the clock is ticking. The other thing you won't see in a resume filled with technical certifications and coding language acronyms is Mike's passion for what he does. I don't think I've met anyone with the drive to pull 12hr days on the norm and also stay current in the field the way he does. If you would like any further details on my experiences working with and for Mike, please don't hesitate to contact me, thank you."

Dave Williams- VP/CTO at Plants Alive! (david.willie@gmail.com)

"As Mike’s Director at GEICO and as his Vice President at Billy Casper Golf Mike showed his insight, his tenacity and his commitment to quality work and outstanding solutions to technical problems."

Jessica Lewis- Director of Web and Product Development at Billy Casper Golf (jwlewis9@gmail.com)

"Mike was a pleasure to work with. Always thinking about the bigger picture and how we could get there but still able to think small term and make things happen on a day to day basis. His drive and determination to figure things out was great to be around and he wouldn't settle until a solution was found. I think he'd be an asset to any company and I would always welcome an opportunity to work with him again."

Marnie Boyer - VP/Director of Marketing Intelligence at Wunderman

Email: marnieboyer1@gmail.com

Phone: (301) 219-6146

Aline Kasliner - Manager at Capitol Insights

Email: aline.kasliner@gmail.com

Brendon Beebe - CTO at ForeUP Golf

Email: brendon.beebe@gmail.com

Phone: (301) 219-6146

ADDITIONAL

• LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelballhaus

• Blog - http://www.geekswithblogs.net/ballhaus

• MCP - https://mcp.microsoft.com/Anonymous/Transcript/Validate

Transcript ID: 800971

Access Code: mballhaus

MCID: 6026285

Profile: http://www.mycertprofile.com/Profile/5516209738

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS


Microsoft

MCPD: EnterpriseApplication Developer

MCTS: .NET Distributed Applications

MCTS: .NET Web Applications

MCTS: .NET Windows Applications

Oracle

SCJP: SunCertified Java Programmer (SR3142089)