Wasim Akhtar

Database Architect, Designer and Developer

My motto: If you can explain it to me, I can develop it for you!
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Practical Software SolutionsMVC DeveloperDeveloped a large Model-View-Controller (MVC) Application for registering Cerified Ticket Registration using C# with VS2013 and SQL Server 2014. The tool included more than 60 Views and handled RC4 Encrypted Credit Card Transactions. It also sent automatic email messages when registered tickets reached their Expiration Dates.
Practical Software SolutionsALP-SOFDeveloped a Windows Forms Application for managing a university's American Language Program (ALP). ALP’s primary function is to teach American English to students from foreign countries admitted to the university’s undergraduate or post-graduate programs. ALP is very important for these university students because they are given Conditional Admission based on their successful matriculation from ALP. It was developed in C# using VS2010, SQL Server 2008 and Report Builder 3.0.
Practical Software SolutionsCurrency Transaction ReportingThis application was used to import all the daily CTR010 and CTR020 applicable transactions into a database. Each set of transactions are then reviewed by specialists who verify the validity of each transaction and cross-check to see if any of these need to be further researched as an unusal activity and reported separately. It was developed using C# in VS2005 with SQL Server 2005+. It used HTML, VBScript, JavaScript and XML for the Web Interface..
Practical Software SolutionsConvertibles TradingThis application was developed to replace a legacy system that was used by the Convertibles Desk of a major trading company. It incorporated key features of the old system, and enhanced it by adding customizable user interface and improved analytical modeling capabilities. It integrated Bloomberg's Web Service into a very flexible user-interface developed as user controls selectable by the Traders. It was developed in C# using VS2005, Infragistics NetAdvantage and Oracle 10g. Parts of the application were also developed by other programmers of the team.
Practical Software SolutionsDebt Settlement ToolsUsed to manage all aspects of credit card debt management and settlement by a leading debt settlement company. This system was originally developed with Microsoft Access 2003 using SQL Server 2005. Recently, it was upgraded to Microsoft Access 2013 and SQL Server 2012, and re-designed to work in a Cloud Environment. It used a highly integrated Credit Card Debt Information, Electronic Funds Transfers and Accounts Receivable sections for each Registered User.
Practical Software SolutionsSecurities TradingThis application was designed to manage multiple portfolios of a hedge fund. It tracked sales, purchases, as well as quotes of all types of securities using the same interface. More specifically, trading of convertibles, straights, stocks, futures and credit default swaps, was done from the same user interface. It allowed hedging of different types of securities (such as convertibles, stocks & straights) into one bin. It was developed in Microsoft Access 2003 Front-End with a SQL Server 2005 Back-End.
Practical Software SolutionsMedical Office SimulatorThis system teaches medical office management and billing processing to students. This software was packaged with a book titled "Getting Started in the Computerized Medical Office" by Cindy Correa. The book includes exercises that worked with this application, thereby giving the users a real-world experience of working with a database application. To facilitate that objective, the user interface was designed to enhance learning using a structured, modular and step-by-step approach to each subject in the book. It was developed in Microsoft Access 2003.
Practical Software SolutionsQuality AssuranceCreated data migration plans, QA procedures and use cases for moving mission critical data to a new system: * SOURCE SYSTEM: Partner Web – An internal application built on .NET Technology for managing Partner Profiles, Not For Resale Orders and Sales Opportunities * DESTINATION SYSTEM: Partnership Resource Manager – A vendor supported, template-driven application.
Practical Software SolutionsData Transformation ApplicationsCreated several tools for loading into and extracting mortgage data from DataTrac, FICS and Empower. These tools were used to support Secondary Marketing and Warehouse Banking. Created Add-Ins to Post Commitment Data, Reset Commitment Data, Post Loan Data, Confirm Locks, Post Conduit Data, Post Purchased Loans, Update Shipping Status, Update Status Codes, Transfer Warehouse Banks, Download First Collateral, Comerica & RFC Loans, and Create New Loans in DataTrac.
Practical Software SolutionsDatabase ArchitectDesigned and developed numerous enterprise-wide database management systems, including systems for managing mortgages, investment portfolios, debt settlement services, medical offices and claims processing, conferences, airline revenue management, venture capital services, contacts, pharmaceutical depot and distribution, retail pharmacies, professional societies, company accounts and salary administration using various platforms.
Practical Software SolutionsIT Project ManagerInvolved in all aspects of software development life cycle, including developing proposals, preparing system specifications and design, software coding, quality assurance, testing and installation; as well as, developing documentation and providing user training.
Practical Software SolutionsDatabase DesignerHands-on experience with database servers such as SQL Server 7, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2014. I have also developed an enterprise-level application based on Oracle 10g.
Practical Software SolutionsApplication DeveloperHands-on experience with software development technologies such as MS-Access, Visual Basic, C#, Visual Studio.NET (2005, 2008, 2010 & 2012), Windows-Mobile, Windows Phone 8, PocketPCs and EmbeddedVB.
Practical Software SolutionsWebsite DeveloperDeveloped Websites using Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2012, with HTML, Silverlight, Master Pages, JavaScript, VBScript, FrontPage, ASP.NET and other tools.
Practical Software SolutionsIT InstructorInstructed courses on Access, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express & AutoCAD.
Science Aplications International Corporation (SAIC)Manager, Software QAResponsible for developing and maintaining a software quality assurance (QA) program. Developed QA plans and procedures for assuring quality during all phases of the software life cycle. Also handled internal and external QA audits.
Science Aplications International Corporation (SAIC)Manager, Information LabResponsible for developing the concept of an Information Laboratory where uses of leading edge technologies (such as the Internet) were to be demonstrated in real-life situations for our customers.
Science Aplications International Corporation (SAIC)Application DeveloperInvolved in the development, enhancement and maintenance of software used in nuclear power plant maintenance and engineering analysis; and for developing technical and user documentation.
Science Aplications International Corporation (SAIC)Nuclear Risk Analysis Led the task for developing a repository of ten safety studies of nuclear power plants ("PRA Repository", EPRI NSAC-152)
Science Aplications International Corporation (SAIC)Nuclear Risk AnalysisTask leader of reviewing, summarizing, commenting and documenting NRC review comments on 17 nuclear power plant safety studies ("NRC Reviews of Nuclear Power Plant Safety Studies", EPRI NSAC-151)
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)Manager, Product DevelopmentDeveloped proposals of more than US$30 Million in revenue and was involved in implementing information technology projects worth over US$20 Million.
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)IT Project ManagerManaged numerous hardware and software projects through various phases of concept, design, pricing, justification, procurement, implementation and maintenance.
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)Manager, Product DevelopmentAdministered computer-related activities and functions of proving ground, laboratory testing and product assurance departments of the Truck & Bus Division of General Motors Corporation.
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)Application DeveloperDesigned software for data acquisition, analysis and management, and for data base integration. Selected hardware and software for mini- and microcomputer systems to satisfy multiplicity of needs ranging from office work to complex engineering and data analysis. Designed software to assist in engineering analysis and data conversion.