Derek Finlinson, Dynamics CRM Developer in Lehi, United States
Derek Finlinson

Dynamics CRM Developer in Lehi, United States

Member since September 13, 2022
Derek has worked in technology for 20 years. He has a wide range of experience in IT and system administration, database administration, data analytics, and software development. For the past 12 years, he has worked on implementing complex business processes via Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. Derek is a highly skilled full-stack software engineer who can contribute to any aspect of the software development lifecycle.
Derek is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Consulting
    C#, JavaScript, Azure, React, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)...
  • Tridea Partners
    C#, JavaScript, Java, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM 365...
  • EvTech Media
    C#, JavaScript, SQL, System Administration...

Experience

Location

Lehi, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio

The most amazing...

...project was developing a forecasting budgeting tool for a client that drastically reduced the time they spent on financials for the following year.

Employment

  • Software Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Consulting
    • Developed a custom serialized inventory solution on top of Dynamics 365 Field Service.
    • Integrated Dynamics 365 with many third-party applications.
    • Built a bespoke quoting process, including custom-built, React-based interfaces to improve the client's quoting process.
    • Crafted made-to-order React pages to interface with Dynamics 365 data for financial forecasting.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript, Azure, React, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), DevOps, Webpack, APIs, API Integration, Responsive Web Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, Jest, Microsoft Power Apps, .NET, Dynamics Field Service, Azure Functions, .NET Core, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics CRM Plugins, Twilio, CRM APIs, Microsoft Dynamics, SQL Server 2016
  • Technical Consultant

    2012 - 2014
    Tridea Partners
    • Developed the real-time integration between Dynamics 365 and an online marketing solution.
    • Built the real-time integration between Dynamics GP and a national bank.
    • Implemented complex business processes within Dynamics 365 for various companies.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript, Java, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM 365, Microsoft Power Automate, Dynamics Field Service, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics CRM Plugins, CRM APIs, .NET, SQL Server 2016
  • Dynamics CRM Developer

    2011 - 2012
    EvTech Media
    • Implemented a new instance of Dynamics CRM on-premise.
    • Developed marketing reports to track ROI on marketing efforts.
    • Created a process to import leads from flat files into Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
    Technologies: C#, JavaScript, SQL, System Administration, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics CRM Plugins, CRM APIs, .NET, SQL Server 2016

Experience

  • Power Platform Development Tooling
    https://github.com/derekfinlinson/powerapps-tools

    I have built a number of tools to improve the Power Platform developer experience. This includes a CLI to scaffold new development projects, deploy code to Power Platform, base C# classes to increase developer productivity, and automation tools to eliminate repetitive tasks.

Skills

  • Languages

    C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, SQL, Java
  • Frameworks

    .NET, .NET Core, Jest
  • Tools

    Dynamics Field Service, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics, Visual Studio, Webpack, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Azure Virtual Network Gateway, Azure Network Security Groups
  • Platforms

    Windows, Visual Studio Code, Azure Functions, Azure, Twilio
  • Storage

    SQL Server 2016, Databases, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Other

    Power Platform, Power Platform Developer, Dynamics CRM 365, APIs, API Integration, Microsoft Power Automate, Dynamics CRM Plugins, CRM APIs, Networking, Responsive Web Apps, Algorithms, System Administration, Azure Virtual Networks
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React
  • Paradigms

    DevOps

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2014 - 2018
    Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA, United States

Certifications

  • Azure Network Engineer Associate
    OCTOBER 2022 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator
    SEPTEMBER 2022 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Power Platform Solution Architect Expert
    NOVEMBER 2021 - NOVEMBER 2023
    Microsoft
  • Azure Developer Associate
    JUNE 2021 - JUNE 2023
    Microsoft
  • Power Platform Developer Associate
    JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2024
    Microsoft

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