professionally speaking . . .

Michael Hartford

Senior Software Engineer, J2EE, SOA and Portal Technologies

Technical Skills Back to Categories

Six years of experience with Java portal development and related technologies: J2EE, JSP, JDBC, Struts, JSR168 and IBM WebSphere portlets, WPS themes and skins, BEA WebLogic Portal, AXIS Web Services, XML/XSLT, HTML, and CSS development and web design implementation.

Eight years of experience with web development technologies, including HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, and CSS.

Ten years of experience with Lotus Notes/Domino development, administration, and related technologies: LotusScript, Java, e-mail and messaging, server administration.

Familiarity with Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems and server administration.

Proven ability to acquire new knowledge and skills quickly, and to integrate disparate technologies.

Communication Skills Back to Categories

Able to explain complex technical subjects to a variety of audiences: non-technical customers, junior-level colleagues, and technical experts.

Strong presentation skills, whether to large or small audiences.

Able to work well in a team environment, as well as on individual projects.

Work History Back to Categories

Senior Java Developer

September 2008 – March 2009

Korn/Ferry International, Minneapolis, MN

  • Enhanced and supported J2EE Struts applications
  • Modernized the user interface of a legacy Struts application using Tiles, JavaScript, DHTML, and Ajax enhancements
  • Integrated Ajax into a Struts application framework

Senior Software Engineer – Portal Services

April 2006 – September 2008

SUPERVALU Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

  • Enhanced and supported the SVHarbor portal on WebSphere Portal Server.
  • Developed and supported web-based J2EE applications on WebSphere Application Server and Tomcat.
  • Supported and administered Documentum 5.3 on Solaris.
  • Provided second- and third-level technical support on all aspects of the portal.
  • Performed analysis and proof-of-concept design for migrating the SVHarbor portal to BEA WebLogic Portal

System Consultant/Senior System Consultant

March 2002 – April 2006

SUPERVALU Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

  • Implemented and supported the SVHarbor portal application, a business-to-business portal for independent retailers, suppliers, and vendors, on the Lotus Domino platform.
  • Migrated the SVHarbor portal to J2EE on WebSphere Application Server 4.0 and 5.1.
  • Migrated the SVHarbor portal to JSR168 and WebSphere portlets on IBM WebSphere Portal Server 5.1.
  • Integrated the SVHarbor portal and related applications with disparate systems through AXIS Web Services, XML RPC, and other technologies.
  • Provided day-to-day server administration and end-user support for Lotus Domino 5 and 6 on Solaris for retail e-mail customers.

System Analyst/Senior System Analyst

March 1998 – March 2002

SUPERVALU Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

  • Developed and supported department- and enterprise-level Lotus Notes applications for workflow and collaboration.
  • Developed tools to support Lotus Notes administrators in user, server, and application management.
  • Tested and remediated Lotus Notes applications for Year 2000 issues.

PC Specialist

February 1995 – March 1998

American Express Retirement Services, Minneapolis, MN

  • Developed Lotus Notes databases to manage client data and project tracking.
  • Provided end-user support to 250 users of Microsoft Office, Lotus SmartSuite, Lotus Notes, Paradox, and WordPerfect on Windows 3.1 and OS/2 Warp.
  • Developed end-user applications in OS/2 REXX, Lotus Notes, Paradox, Word, and WordPerfect.
  • Assisted in migration of 600 PCs from Windows 3.1 to OS/2 Warp, including technical requirements, testing, scheduling, and communication.
  • Assisted in migration of 800 PCs from OS/2 Warp to Windows 95, including technical requirements, testing, scheduling, and communication.
  • Assisted in upgrade from Novell NetWare 3.0 to Novell NetWare 4.1.
  • Handled system security access to mainframe, LAN, and Lotus Notes.

Administrative Assistant

June 1993 – February 1995

IDS/American Express Retirement Services, Minneapolis, MN

  • Provided word-processing support to 100 employees.
  • Introduced extensive WordPerfect 5.1 macros to streamline the production of legal documents and client communication.
  • Developed structure and procedures for file management on NetWare 3.0 file servers.

Education Back to Categories

M.A., American Studies, Purdue University, 1993

  • Andrews Fellowship, 1991-1993
  • Chester E. Eisinger Prize in American Studies, 1993
  • B.A., English Literature and Sociology, St. Norbert College, 1991

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