EXPERIENCE

HEATHER DOWNING

Senior Software Developer

International Technical Speaker, Voice Interface & Mobile Development SME and Start-up Entrepreneur
Excellent foundation knowledge in developing applications using .Net framework  
Innovative and passionate when approaching business development solutions

Over 15 years of experience in challenging client-facing environments
Enthusiastic in a team environment, with natural desire to train and mentor others

DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY – MOBILITY & INNOVATION

VML

January 2017 - Present

Created custom skill prototypes on the Alexa platform for numerous brands, coordinated external thought leadership opportunities, managed technology intern, aggregated voice interface development best practices.

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER – MOBILE

VML

March 2016 - Present

Full stack developer currently working on developing the Quick Trip mobile application. Focus on Web API services and native mobile implementation.

SENIOR SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT

Oakwood Systems Group

January 2015 – February 2016

Architected and delivered inventory workflow mobile application using Xamarin. Created various .Net web applications utilizing MVC, Entity Framework, Angular and Web API. Prepared front-end pages using HTML5/JS/CSS3. Delivered customized CMS projects using Kentico. Supported and debugged new and continuous integration releases. Created/altered database schemas and handled micro ORM implementations. Handled main client go-live and incremental deployment cycle.

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Blue Ocean Consulting

August 2014 – January 2015

Responsible for native mobile architecture by leveraging Xamarin for cross-platform mobile development
Handled enhancements to existing applications using .Net, AngularJS, MVC and WebAPI. Provided nominal graphic design assistance.

SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT

Valorem Consulting

November 2013 – August 2014

Created and maintained .Net web applications for Fortune 500 company utilizing MVC, Entity Framework, Knockout and Web API. Assisted with ETL creation process for back-end data system. Prepared front-end pages using HTML5/JS/CSS3.  Supported and debugged new releases involving sync, SQLite databases and web services. Altered database schema and wrote data insert scripts for highly normalized DB. Handled main client go-live and incremental deployments. Wrote training guide for end users to use with our software products.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

DCT Solutions Group
October 2012 – November 2013

Created various .Net web applications utilizing MVC, Entity Framework and Unity. Prepared front-end pages using HTML5/JS/CSS3. Tested mobile application and assisted with UX design alterations. Supported and debugged new releases involving a sync, SQLite database and web service.  Altered database schema and wrote data insert scripts for highly normalized DB.
Wrote Windows applications to interface with industrial scanners  and printers.
Handled main client go‐live and incremental deployments.
Wrote training guide for end users to use with our software products.

JUNIOR DEVELOPER

Alexander Open Systems
February 2012 – October 2012

Developed customized look and feel for clients using SharePoint Designer.
Created a custom touch mobile interface for externally facing sites using Javascript. Blackbox testing and Quality Assurance for web and mobile applications.
Project outlining with a focus on site-mapping and information architecture.

INTERN DEVELOPER

Propaganda3

January 2011 – February 2012

Handled various XML and ASP.NET/C# coding requests.
Researched and learned the basics of Android application development. Black box testing and Quality Assurance for web and mobile applications. Project outlining with a focus on site-mapping and information architecture. Had permanent position created after conclusion of internship.

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