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Dan is a very experienced Full-stack Technical Architect with strengths in cloud architecture, enterprise architecture, and object-oriented design.  He earned a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.  Dan spent the past 15 years using the Microsoft .NET frameworks (1.0 to 4.7) and .NET Core frameworks (1.0 to 3.1) to develop many full life cycle projects.  For the past 10 years+, he has been working in the cloud, mostly Azure and a fair amount of AWS.

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J#
GitHub
Azure DevOps
ASP.NET MVC
VB.NET
Hibernate
ASP.NET
API
SQL Server
C#
ADO.NET
Bot development
Redis
AWS
Terraform
IIS
LINQ
REST API
Visual Studio
.NET
Azure WebApps
Castle Windsor
Web Services
AppFabric
Vista
AJAX
Azure
SignalR
SharePoint
Razor
LoadRunner
Machine Learning
JavaScript
Jira
Telerik
jQuery
dotTrace
AI
Oracle
SOA
SendGrid
Swagger
Hugati
Chatbot
AutoMapper
InfoPath
Bootstrap
Python
JSON
WCF
OpenGL
Kubernetes
Data Lakes
Log4Net
Docker
Splunk
WAP
Key Vault
PHP
Kestrel
XML
RabbitMQ
Entity Framework
Kafka
NLP
Moq
Agile
xUnit
Node.js
Jenkins
BuildKite
Datadog
PostgreSQL
Elasticache
NUnit
PLINQ
WinForms
Mac OS/x
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Class hierarchy design

Distributed in-memory server caching

Infrastructure-as-Code

Database performance analysis

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Agile

e-commerce

Transportation / logistics

Cloud Security

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Kwik Trip

Cloud Architect Consultant

Work Experience : 2022

Reviewed current Azure cloud utilization and security infrastructure. Made recommendations and implemented changes spanning all application environments.

  • Introduced Infrastructure As Code (IaC)
  • Introduced Azure policies for resource tagging.
  • Identified and addressed security gaps.
  • Integrated Azure DevOps releases and ServiceNow approvals.

Technology: Azure, Terraform, Azure DevOps (AzDO), ServiceNow, GitHub, OAuth, Azure Active Directory (AAD), Swagger

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3M

Senior Cloud Security Architect

Work Experience : 2019-2021

Founding member of the Cloud Security Engineering (CSE) team that oversees enterprise-wide best practices. The CSE team was instrumental in migrating on-prem applications to the cloud.

  • Developed a Centralized Logging Service (CLS) that is used by all migrated native 3M cloud applications.
  • Created CI/CD pipelines
  • Deployed CLS via Terraform to BOTH Azure and AWS clouds.

Technology: C#, AWS, Azure, REST APIs, Terraform, Multi-cloud, Azure Functions, Splunk, Data Lakes, SEIM

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PeopleNet (now owned by Trimble Transportation)

Enterprise Solutions Specialist

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Work Experience : 2018-2019

Developed an enterprise-wide backend data store wrapped in a REST Web API. Joined the eight-person team a few months after they started and helped deliver a successful 1.0 release.

  • Used Microservices and .NET Core connected with AWS cloud to build a scalable software application
  • Built applications using Dependency Injection, Artillery load testing, runtime monitoring, Version control

Technology: Microsoft .NET Core 2.1, C#, REST, Web API, Kestrel, RabbitMQ, Kafka, Swagger, Moq, xUnit, Node.js, Jenkins, BuildKite, DataDog, GitHub, AWS Technologies (Postgres SQL, Redis, Elasticache, Docker, Kubernetes, Key Vault)

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Concord Technolgoy Consulting Firm (Client: Wolters Kluwer)

Azure DevOps Consultant

Work Experience : 2018

Carried out the evaluation of Western Regional Examing Board’s IT situation. Including their vendor relationships, and why they were having so many problems, both with their vendor and with the issues resulting from poor software delivery.

  • Reviewed System Architecture, software design/coding, and internal processes and identified areas that had contributed to failures.
  • Created a detailed plan for the recovery and modernization of the organization and the codebase.
  • Sold plan to WREB and completed the early phases of the plan, including negotiation with Vendor to acquire assets, and alter processes to give control back to WREB.
  • Consulted on corporate containerization strategy and best practices.
  • Built a CI/CD pipeline with integrated unit testing, acceptance testing, and load testing.
  • Technology: Microsoft .NET Core 2.1, C#, Entity Framework, Razor, jQuery, Bootstrap, Docker, Kubernetes, PowerShell, Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS)
  • Azure Technology: AKS (Kubernetes), ACR (Docker registry), SQL Server, storage containers, Key Vault
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CAD Technology Center

.NET / Azure Enterprise Architect

Work Experience : 2018

Successfully delivered a fixed-bid turn-key Azure-based web solution for CTC’s extensions to AutoCAD. Project delivered early and under budget.

  • Created a self-hosted Web API using OWIN and TopShelf.
  • Created an MVC website with extensive dynamic, real time data visualizations.
  • Responsive website is multi-tenent, highly performant and scalable.

Technology: Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, C#, MVC 5, Entity Framework 6, Razor, OWIN, TopShelf, HighCharts, WebSockets, SignalR, jQuery, Bootstrap, AutoMapper, MiniProfiler, GraphDiff, MsgPack, RedGate

Azure Technology: Web Apps, SQL Server, ReDiS, deployment slots, storage containers, SendGrid (email)

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Microsoft (via Gage Marketing)

Lead Software Developer

Work Experience : 2012-2017

Rewrote Microsoft’s Retail Employee resource portal ExpertZone.microsoft.com over the course of 4 years. Forked the ExpertZone code base to create a Microsoft portal for educators Education.microsoft.com and enhanced it for over a year.

  • Migrated rack-hosted sites to the cloud utilizing Azure.
  • Created a natural-language chatbot for the website
  • Used Machine Learning AI in the website’s suggested content
  • Designed and implemented true OO including in-memory distributed server caching
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Previous Roles

Senior Software Engineer / Architect

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Work Experience : 1993-2012

Technology: Microsoft .NET, MVC, C# and .NET, Visual Studio, AJAX, WCF, TFS, SQL Server, AppFabric, Agile, LoadRunner, dotTrace, Hugati, Castle Windsor, Castle ActiveRecord (NHibernate), NUnit, LINQ & PLINQ, Resharper, GIT source control, IIS, Jira, Entity Framework, Vista, Facebook REST API, JSON, NHibernate, Log4Net, WAP, PHP, SharePoint, Telerik, Web Services, ADO.NET, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Oracle, CSLA, JavaScript, XML, J#

  • Multipurpose Software Development Resource at Connexions Loyalty Travel Services (2009-2012)
  • Software Architect at Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal with NorthShore Resources, Inc. (2011-2012)
  • Lead Software Developer at ShopNBC with NorthShore Resources, Inc. (2011)
  • Director of Software Development at Appolis, Inc. (2008-2009)
  • .NET Web Developer at Janal, Inc with Magenic Tech Consulting (2007-2008)
  • Software Rewrite Manager at Fidelity National Information Services with Magenic Tech Consulting (2006-2007)
  • Enterprise Architect Consultant at Charles Schwab with Magenic Tech Consulting (2006)
  • Lead .NET Windows Developer at KMC Controls with Magenic Tech Consulting (2005-2006)
  • .NET / InfoPath Developer at Morrison Foerster, LLP with Magenic Tech Consulting (2005)
  • .NET Web Developer at Wells Fargo with Magenic Tech Consulting (2005)
  • CSLA Consultant at JusticeTrax with Magenic Tech Consulting (2005)
  • .NET Web Architect at Minnetonka Audio Software with Minnetonka Software Consulting (2004-2005)
  • Macintosh Software Developer at Phillips Electronics with Minnetonka Software Consulting (2004)
  • Lead Technical Consultant at Objective Data Storage with Minnetonka Software Consulting  (2002-2004)
  • Technical Consultant/Developer at NextNet Wireless with Minnetonka Software Consulting (2002)
  • Windows Software Developer at CyberOptics with Minnetonka Software Consulting (2002)
  • OS/2 Software Developer at Medtronic with Minnetonka Software Consulting (2001)
  • Lead Software Engineer at Cognicity (1999-2001)
  • Windows User Interface Developer at XIOtech (1997-1999)
  • Windows User Interface Developer at ADC Telecommunications (1993-1997)
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