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Rob Tolman - Resume

Rob Tolman

Professional experience

1995 – Present Interactive Media Corporation Toronto, Ontario

Systems Analyst/ Programmer

  • Designed and developed real-time Credit Card authorization and Phone Number validation middleware systems using TCP/IP communications and Tibco messaging in C programming language on a Sun Solaris unix platform.
  • Developed and supported a pseudo distributed three-tier client/server 900-Risk Management database application using FoxPro.
  • Developed interface to third party Risk Management databases using real-time serial communications (Comet) and Novell networking (Netlib) libraries.
  • Designed and developed on-line 900 inquiry application.
  • Trained Helpdesk and other Technical Team Members on Canadian and US 900 Systems.
  • Introduced and developed a Team Intranet site to provide online information for helpdesk and other staff.
  • Collaborated in the design of 900-billing/reconciliation system.
  • Improved operational efficiency by automating data and file, collection and distribution over Wide Area and Local Networks.
  • Developed real-time distributed charge back system over NetWare WAN.
  • Directed and coached outside contractors and junior programmers.
  • Provided 7/24 pager support.

1994 – 1995 Smart Talk Network Inc. Markham, Ontario

Systems Analyst/ Programmer

  • Application and report development in FoxPro 2.6 taking full advantage of Rushmore technology and SQL for all aspects of the business including billing, tele-services, finance, network services and equal access.
  • Enhanced and debugged existing multi-user Accounts Receivable/ Order Entry application.
  • Assisted in database administration duties such as data integrity issues for FoxPro databases located on Novell Network.
  • Worked closely with Engineering and Operations department to increase their efficiency and productivity.
  • Developed Switch and Dialer load utilities for ANI’s and Authorization codes.
  • Designed and Implemented Dialer removal information/ work order system.
  • Worked with software such as Excel, Word, ProComm+, PCAnywhere, FoxPro, Norton Utilities and operating systems Windows, DOS and Novell networking.

1992 – 1994 JOY MK Projects Company Courtright, Ontario

Data Processing Technician/ Programmer

  • Development of relational database applications in FoxPro 2.0 using Rushmore technology and SQL for materials management, construction progress, statusing and other applications as requested.
  • Designed and managed cable installation worker order and tagging application.
  • Produced many types of work progress and inventory status reports.

Technical Skills

Operating Systems

Windows 3.x – 95

DOS 3.x - 6.x

NetWare 3.x

NT Workstation & Server

SUN Solaris 2.6

Networking

TCP/IP

Novell 3.x

Tibco - Rendezvous

Applications

MS Office

PCAnywhere

Lotus ccMail

Visio

MS Project

Support Magic

MS Proxy Server

Development

FoxPro 2.x Win/Dos - 6 years

ANSI C - 1 year

Delphi 2.0 - 6 months

Visual Basic 4.0 – 3 months

HTML - 2 year

Perl Scripts

Additional Skills

  • I have learned the importance of deadlines, quality control, responsibilities and how to perform optimally with people in an open Team environment.
  • Excellent communication and decision making skills
  • Project management experience
  • Deadline oriented, Accountable – Getting the Job Done
  • Knowledge of business and accounting principles, statistics, human relations fundamentals
  • Assisted in pulling and terminating of cables for computer network
  • Experience with setting up, trouble shooting and configuring PC’s for networks

Education

1990 – 1993 Lambton College Sarnia, Ontario

Computer Programmer/ Analyst Co-Op

Deans Honour List

Courses

  • C and C++ for Non-C programmers - Sun Microsystems Education - 5 days
  • System Interface Programming - Sun Microsystems Education - 5 days
  • Visual Basic Insiders’ Technical Summit ’97 (VBITS) - Fawcette Technical Publications - 4 days
  • AMA Project Management Course - 3 days
  • MS Project - ExecuTrain - 2 days
  • Conflict Resolution -4 hours

Interests and activities

All sports, home repairs and improvements, gardening, music and technology. Developed my own personal internet home page utilizing different techniques. (www.tupp.net)

References

Supplied upon request.