I started working for the ND Information Services Division (It is now known as Information Technology Department) September 1997 as a Programmer II. I mainly worked on the Legislative systems using COBOL, Natural, and Rexx. In 2000 I switched from mainframe programming to Java. At first, using a proprietary product called SilverStream and later switching to J2EE and Struts. I have helped design and build many state applications such as HOME, DOT Map Sales, ND Parks and Rec campsite reservations, and the JSND UI ICE (unemployment claims) systems, and others. I spent 8 years as lead developer with our Electronic Data Management System, FileNet. In 2013, I moved back to web development as the lead developer for the DHS Eligibility Rewrite systems until that project was cancelled in August 2014 and a vendor product was brought in.
Over the years I've worked my way up from a Programmer II to a Senior Programmer Analyst. As a Senior Programmer Analyst we are responsible for requirements gathering, designing, building, and testing a system.
I have also served as a Java Technical Lead and was a member of the Technical Analyst group for refining our SDLC processes.
In December 2015 I accepted a position with the Business Intelligence section of ITD first as the lead for the Master Data Management System (MDM) and later transitioning over to Cognos. As a member of the BI team I work with ETL, Data Warehouses, Cognos, MDM and whatever else the group decides to throw at me.