Mark Clouden

Mark Clouden

United States
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Mark Clouden

Mark Clouden

United States
Member since January 22, 2013
Mark boasts 20 years of contract development experience, bringing a level of technical understanding and professionalism to all projects that is rare in the industry. He specializes in all projects involving Windows and .NET, including both desktop and server products.
Mark is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • XML, 15 years
  • C#, 11 years
  • Linq, 5 years
  • Socket programming, 20 years
  • Win32, 18 years
  • Architecture, 10 years
  • LDAP, 2 years
United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Visual Studio 2012
The most amazing...
...project I've ever created was when I worked as a project leader to re-engineer Credit Suisse's Accruals Calculation Engine.
Employment
  • Consultant
    UnitedHealth Group
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Resolved stability and performance issues in core enterprise services arising from inefficient thread management and ORM implementations.
    • Evaluated and corrected SQL database throughput and deadlocking issues.
    • Established patterns for unit testing of code modules.
    • Created a service framework providing improved scalability and work distribution.
    • Provided guidance on the adoption of a newer framework and language capabilities.
    Technologies: C#, SQL, ASP.NET
  • Consultant
    Bank Leumi
    2010 - 2012
    • Worked as development and technical project lead for an integration and customization project to provide advanced client-facing local custodian services.
    • Developed migration processes for existing web, ETL, and database applications to the selected Netik Interview 8 platform.
    • Developed new application functionality and integrated other external systems (SSRS, CRM and SSIS).
    • Provided operational and development training.
    • Created delivery and maintenance procedures.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, SQL
  • Consultant
    Credit Suisse
    2008 - 2010
    • Worked as lead developer on a re-engineering effort for Accruals Calculation Engine, the department's core product.
    • Was responsible for framework design and development, third-party tool inclusion and integration, and the establishment of design patterns for the project.
    • Acted as Project and Release Manager for both strategic and monthly business releases. Coordinated QA efforts, developer milestones, and business user acceptance according to Credit Suisse SDLC.
    • Served as technical lead and project manager for the development of new systems permitting the classification of assets and the pricing of margin interest according to the assigned risk of financed securities.
    Technologies: C#, SQL
  • Consultant
    Netik, LLC
    2004 - 2008
    • Led the design and implementation of core product line additions for the generation and distribution of board-quality reporting packages.
    • Led the design and implementation of application modules providing generalized portfolio risk and security characteristic calculations based on fund performance measurement data.
    • Provided technical background support and implemented web site modules and content for the integration of the company's web portal application, including external security systems through the use of single sign on according to SAML specifications.
    Technologies: C#, SQL, ASP.NET
  • Consultant
    CSG Systems
    2004 - 2004
    • Developed high-volume secure XML gateway network services for a multi-client data warehouse.
    Technologies: C#
  • Consultant
    Navigant International
    2003 - 2004
    • Designed and implemented web backend processes providing a multi-staged workflow for air, car, and hotel inquiry, including functionality for making reservations.
    Technologies: C#
  • Consultant
    Innovest Systems
    2002 - 2003
    • Developed ETL workflows and processes for financial and trust accounting systems.
    Technologies: C#, C++
  • Consultant
    Netik, LLC
    2001 - 2001
    • Developed ETL workflows and processes for financial systems integrations.
    Technologies: C++, SQL
  • Consultant
    The Emerging Internet
    1994 - 2000
    • Worked in multiple roles, focusing on the development of backend web application processes and making use of (then-) emerging internet technologies.
    Technologies: C++, ASP, SQL
  • Developer, Systems Analyst
    The Mainframe Days
    1988 - 1994
    • Specialized in Tandem mainframe system.
    • Was responsible for the development of client-server applications focused on fault-tolerance and high-availability.
    • Was responsible for the analysis of system, network, and application configuration and performance.
    Technologies: TAL, COBOL
Experience
  • Bank Leumi (Development)

    I was asked by a former client to assist with a project that was behind schedule and in danger of being cancelled. I helped to mandate effective practices for the development team and to restructure the relationship with the client. As the project progressed, the team adhered to more disciplined development practices and client communications were more structured, allowing for manageable release cycles. The project was delivered on time in June 2012, and was accepted by the customer.

Skills
  • Languages
    C#, SQL, XML, C++
  • Frameworks
    Entity, WCF, ADO.NET, ASP.NET MVC, NHibernate, Knockout.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    Linq, WinForms, jQuery UI, jQuery
  • Tools
    Micorsoft Visual Studio, Subversion, TFS, Windows Installer
  • Paradigms
    Asynchronous Programming, Socket programming, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Win32, Windows, Windows Azure
  • Misc
    Architecture, LDAP, TCP/IP
  • Storage
    Database Modeling, Oracle, Sybase
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