Sergio Torres C.

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Skills Summary

  • Bilingual, Spanish / English
  • Passion for Innovation, to work in new projects or improve old ones.
  • Excellent analytic skills, to turn business problems into IT solutions.
  • 20+ productive years with Microsoft technologies. Since April 2010 I am working with MS Visual Studio .Net 2010 and MS SQL Server 2008 R2.

Employment History

Consultant. Main Projects (1999-...):

  • Design and develop the web forms application "Complaints and Suggestions". April 2010...
  • Design and develop an application for Medical Doctor's Private Practice and Clinical Files Management. October 2009 ...
  • Programming outsource, several projects (MS Access, SQL Server, MySQL, VBA, PHP, CakePHP) - The High Tower Group - Pennsylvania, USA. April 2007 - October 2009.
  • Team member for the design and development of MRS's Internet National Elections Parallel Database (real time results input and consult, comparison to official results on a per voting center basis). October - December 2006.
  • Upgrade the "Request for Quotes Management System" from MS Access 2000 and VBA to Visual Basic .Net 2008 and SQL Server 2008 - Aviation Engineered Products - Florida, USA. July 2005 - August 2006
  • Team member for the definition of project “ICT Integration in Municipal Management and Government Decentralization in Nicaragua” - Finland Government – Nicaragua.
  • Design, and develop the Foreign Currency Transactions Control System for the Central American Bank – Honduras. Tegucigalpa, Honduras. December 2004 - July 2005.
  • Design and develop the Admission, Enrollment and Academics Information System - Polytechnic University of Nicaragua - Managua, Nicaragua. June 2001 - July 2002.
  • Design and develop the company Information System - LAM Enterprises Inc Miami, Fl, USA. March 1999 - February 2001.

Web Server Administrator and Web Applications Developer, Anphi Internet Solutions(2001-...), Managua, Nicaragua.

  • Setup and maintain the company servers  (IIS 5.0 y 6.0, SMTP, FTP, DNS).
  • Design and develop the company database web applications (MS Access, SQL 2005, ASP, ASP.NET, VBScript, VB.NET), including a statistical program to process Windows Media Services log files, with a geo localization module at the country level.

Director of Information Technology, Central American University (1990-1999), Managua, Nicaragua.

  • Design, develop, deploy and maintain the Enrollment and Academics Information System. The very first ever in Nicaragua.
  • Promote, design, develop and deploy a system for admissions testing that reduced the processing time from 45 days to 1/2 day, using NCS Optical Mark Reader technology.
  • Promote and design the computer teaching labs.

Several Positions, Nicaraguan Government (1982 - 1990)

  • Director of Information Systems (National Commission to Support Combatants)
    • Promote, design, develop and deploy the War Victims National Database.
  • Director of Human Resources (National Commission to Support Combatants)
  • Information Analyst (Mass Media Department)
    • Analyze and report the 1984 elections image in the international mass media.

Education

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL
M.S. in Computer Science

Rafael Urdaneta University
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
B.S. in Political Science

Proficiencies

  1. Windows OS, all versions up to Windows 7.
  2. Windows Servers NT, 2000 and 2003 (File, DNS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, WMS servers).
  3. MS Access and VB for Applications, all versions up to 2010.
  4. Visual Basic Scripting, 6.0, .Net (Up to Visual Studio 2010 and NetFramework 4.0).
  5. Databases Analysis, Design, Development and Deployment.
  6. SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2. SQL CE 3.5 SP2.
  7. ADO, ASP, ADO.NET, ASP.NET., AJAX.
  8. Information Systems Analysis, Design, Development and Deployment.
  9. SPSS, MS Office, etc.
  10. LAN Design and deployment.

Professional Affiliations

  • Microsoft Registered Partner since October 2005. BizSpark Member.
  • Member of the Nicaraguan Fulbright Alumni Association.
  • Member of the Non-Profit Technology Network (NTEN).

NTEN Web Site

References available upon request.