Professional Overview

David B. Hill -- Information Technology Analyst
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Whether it's developing software or using it, supporting software or trying to break it, transforming data or cleaning it up, building data models or creating reports, I love what I do and I'm good at it.

I am a versatile and flexible Information Technology Professional with experience ranging from systems support through requirements gathering, full life cycle software development, project management, and director level management.

My diverse industry experience, both as an employee and as a consultant, includes Distribution/Logistics, Manufacturing Systems, Catalog/Mail-Order, Healthcare, Traffic Demand Management, and Telecom. I am a detail-oriented, focused professional, able to communicate clearly and concisely with technical and non-technical staff and customers, with an aptitude for finding straight-forward solutions to complex problems.

Working equally well as an independent analyst or as a member of a team, with whatever tools are available, I have been an asset for every organization where my services have been employed. I can dive into the details with gusto, yet I'm also able to step back for the high level view of a project.

The Versatility of Microsoft Access

It's a fact; Microsoft Access is often underrated as a serious software development tool.

IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) How I Miss Thee!

My entry to the world of Information Technology was via IBM Mid-Range Systems, starting with the IBM System 34 (S/34) in 1982. A relative asked me to help him "computerize" his import/export business. A friend of his had recommended the S/34, so that's what I ended up working with. I picked up RPG pretty quickly, and when that project was done I landed a programming job with the software vendor we have chosen.

In Depth: Technical Expertise - More than meets the eye

As a professional, I am reluctant to list something in the Technical Expertise section of my resume unless I am completely confident that I can demonstrate that expertise, or at least demonstrate prior experience. However, even if I don't claim expertise, I have experience with many more specific technology tools and environments than those listed.

In Depth: Education - An ongoing activity

For the sake of brevity, the education sections on resumes tend to be short and sweet, a "bullet list" of institutions or organizations where formal classes and recognition occurred. However, anyone who works in any field of Information Technology understands that education is a continuous process, that technology changes and grows so rapidly that if you are not always studying the latest and greatest advances, you are falling behind.

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