Anthony Baxter, Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States
Anthony Baxter

Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States

Member since March 3, 2020
Anthony is an analytical and resourceful leader with over 23 years of experience in data engineering, database development, and process design and development. He has deep experience in the financial services industry and a keen ability to understand business and data requirements and customize value‐added applications. He's known for his expert skills in operations and risk management. Anthony is poised and intellectually curious with executive-level written and verbal communication skills.
Anthony is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, Microsoft 365, Tableau, SSRS, SQL Server Management Studio

The most amazing...

...application I've built implemented my team's mortgage default model that allowed a top five bank to estimate losses for their $6 billion mortgage portfolio.

Employment

  • SVP, Data and Operational Risk

    2016 - 2019
    Fay Servicing
    • Led and participated in the build and roll-out of processes that automated letter generation. The effort involved expert-level data engineering via rebuilding SQL Server database, developing .NET front-end, and redesigning existing vendor data feeds.
    • Designed and built ETL packages using Microsoft SSIS, importing data from over 20 third-party vendors in various formats and exporting data to the firm's many financial services clients.
    • Functioned as point person on a large-scale government process/data audit. Worked directly with auditors to further refine and confirm needs. Via t-SQL stored procedures, performed complex data requests and provided accurate, heavily-tested data.
    • Analyzed processes of a majority of the firm's business units. Provided recommendations on work effort, probability of success, and priority. Led and participated in the process and technical redesigns, focusing primarily on data engineering.
    • Led the effort to design and build a custom document management system in a Microsoft Azure and Microsoft SQL Server environment. Effort involved building data pipelines from 10 different sources of documents in the company.
    Technologies: Tableau, SSRS, .NET, SQL Server Management Studio, Azure, Data Engineering, Data Pipelines, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI)
  • SVP | Chief Technologist of Mortgages and Risk Operations

    2006 - 2016
    Neuberger Berman
    • Designed and built a custom C#/SQL Server application platform called LoanDesk, which functions as the group’s central hub for conducting all forms of its business. Served as the chief data architect throughout LoanDesk development.
    • Created ETL packages for both importing data from over 30 third-party vendors and clients and exporting data to accounting firms, investors, auditors, and third-party vendors.
    • Used my expert-level t-SQL knowledge and performed a detailed analysis to create ad-hoc reports for upper-level management.
    • Created a monthly reporting package detailing performance and analytics related to mortgage loans; presented reports to senior management on a monthly basis.
    • Functioned as the point person on a large-scale government process/data audit. Worked directly with auditors to further refine and confirm needs, created detailed complex data requests, and provided accurate, heavily-tested data.
    Technologies: SSRS, .NET, SQL Server Management Studio
  • Options Trader | Application Developer

    2003 - 2006
    Geneva Derivatives
    • Managed and traded options from our own account on the CBOE floor in the pit that included Apple, Exxon, and Phillip Morris.
    • Designed and built VBS-based models and applications used for calculating implied options data (volatilities, interest rates, dividends) which then integrated with industry-standard options market-maker system.
    • Created a reporting system used by traders and management to evaluate risk and performance.
    Technologies: SQL, C++, Data Analysis, Trading Systems, Trading
  • Technology Consultant

    1997 - 2003
    Accenture
    • Redesigned the process flow at a Fortune 500 company that streamlined their trading operations; also worked on the technology team that implemented the newly-designed process.
    • Worked at the Accenture.com Launch Center, the company's foray into online stores. Used SQL, Java, and JavaScript and worked as part of the team that built iFlourish.com, a web store that specialized in healthcare products.
    • Designed and built various prototype mobile phone websites, one of which was used by Accenture in the firm's marketing brochures.
    Technologies: Data Analysis, SQL, C++, C

Experience

  • LoanDesk (Development)

    A SQL-Server and .NET standalone application used by the business team to manage its 20,000 loan, $3 billion mortgage loan portfolio. It consolidated over 15 data feeds and allowed the team to manage all loans in a consistent, well-documented manner. I designed and implemented the complex database schema, oversaw the build-out of the import of the feeds into the database and designed the front-end windows and processes. Once LoanDesk was rolled out, I headed up the decision-making in all upgrades and bug fixes.

Skills

  • Languages

    Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Excel VBA, SQL, T-SQL, C#.NET, Java, C++, C, Python
  • Tools

    MySQL Performance Tuning, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, SSRS, Slack
  • Paradigms

    Database Development, ETL, Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Storage

    Databases, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server 2016, NoSQL, SQL Performance, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Management Studio, Data Pipelines
  • Other

    Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Analytics, Data Engineering, Design Leadership, Data Architecture, Process Design, Performance Analysis, Performance Tuning, Data Warehousing, Data Warehouse Design, Microsoft 365, Business Intelligence Architecture, Data Analytics, Data Profiling, AWS
  • Frameworks

    .NET
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs
  • Platforms

    Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Industry Expertise

    Trading, Trading Systems

Education

  • Master of Business Administration degree in Finance
    1995 - 1997
    University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering
    1992 - 1996
    University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN

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