Scott Latunski, IBM ODM Developer in Lansing, MI, United States
Scott Latunski

IBM ODM Developer in Lansing, MI, United States

Member since July 15, 2019
Scott works across a diverse set of technologies and quickly adapts to new ones. He has experience writing applications for the back end, front end, mainframe, business rules engines, and the systems that integrate between them all. Scott is also well versed in relational database design and tuning. While Scott most commonly develops Java back-end applications, he also works with Kotlin, Python, React, and a few mainframe languages.
Scott is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Lansing, MI, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, JBoss, Git, Maven, Gradle, IntelliJ

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was creating a new fund transfer pipeline. This required a lot of new complex systems across multiple companies to work together.

Employment

  • Software Consultant

    2019 - PRESENT
    ANS, Inc.
    • Designed and built a new ETL system for dozens of different sources.
    • Conceptualized and developed a new database for the data collection application in MariaDB.
    • Created common reusable components that enabled the quick development of new sources.
    • Utilized MariaDB dynamic columns for the quick continuous delivery from new sources, while continually massaging data to a relational database form.
    • Developed a concurrent and scalable solution.
    Technologies: Python, MariaDB, Linux, JavaScript
  • Software Consultant

    2019 - PRESENT
    Great Lakes Monuments
    • Created a modern React-based website.
    • Developed a user interface to customize and virtually construct monuments.
    • Added a POS system to the website.
    • Created a 2D model of the monuments with OpenGL.
    • Dynamically integrated a modeling system with inventory.
    Technologies: React, Kotlin, TypeScript, OpenGL
  • Owner | Software Consultant

    2019 - 2019
    Brave Art Adventures, LLC
    • Led all of the technical and programming efforts.
    • Constructed a modern React-based website for Braveart.
    • Integrated Slack and Trello APIs into the website contact forms and workflow.
    • Utilized AWS S3, API Gateway, and Lambda for hosting the site.
    • Developed content for the site.
    Technologies: Kotlin, React, AWS, Open API, Swagger
  • Independent Software Consultant

    2019 - 2019
    Ovid Elsie Schools
    • Worked with a legacy PHP system.
    • Developed an SSH client in Kotlin to extract records from the legacy system.
    • Composed a Kotlin script to repair broken legacy records.
    • Wrote a script to transform records for the new system.
    • Identified and generated reports on a large number of unknown records in the legacy system that was unknown to the client.
    Technologies: Kotlin, Linux, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Software Designer

    2012 - 2019
    Jackson National Life
    • Provided technical leadership for the IBM ODM platform.
    • Worked on the database expert team—designing and implementing several complex database schemas.
    • Served as a technical SME for multiple business domains including trade authorization, annuity price calculations, and unclaimed property.
    • Designed, built, and enhanced complex systems that integrated Java JBoss apps, complex database schemas, front-end interfaces, and mainframe applications.
    • Led multiple training sessions for different business domains and technologies.
    Technologies: Java, IBM ODM, JBoss, IBM DB2, Cobol, REXX, DFSORT

Experience

  • Braveart Website (Development)
    https://braveart.world/

    I fully developed the Braveart website with React. It is statically hosted on AWS and utilizes AWS Lambda and the AWS API gateway for contact form submissions.

  • Resume Website (Development)
    http://scottl.me

    I fully developed my resume website with React. It is statically hosted on AWS and utilizes AWS Lambda and AWS API gateway for contact form submissions.

  • DTCC Broker Dealer Fund Transfer System (Other amazing things)
    http://www.dtcc.com/wealth-management-services/insurance-and-retirement-services/fund-transfers

    I was a significant contributor to the successful implementation of a fund transfer system that enabled broker-dealers to submit inforce transactions through the DTCC.

    • Designed 1/3 of the transactions for the Java back end and all three of the new database schemas and the other enhanced database schemas.
    • Planned the entire confirm and mainframe batch process.
    • Made significant contributions throughout the development process as a whole.
    • Led the implementation efforts for one of the two phases of the project. The project had close to 100 moving pieces, and it was implemented without any production incident.

  • JEDI and Trade Authorization Expert (Other amazing things)

    For this project, I effectively worked as a subject-matter expert (SME) on trade authorization: a multisystem trading process for annuities.

    • Worked on several mainframe policy admin trading systems.
    • Implemented their feed into the Java back-end JEDI trading system and the AUV/NAV price calculations in that same system.
    • Became the go-to technical SME for issues that arose for any point in the process of trade authorization.

  • ODM Platform Development (Development)

    I was tasked with helping mature, lead, and develop the ODM platform for Jackson. During this time, I would identify and resolve technical debt and enhancement items.

  • Legacy System ODM Conversion (Development)

    I joined a project for converting a legacy system to ODM, where I made an immediate impact. In addition to helping with the conversion, I also proactively developed new tooling for their conversion application and composed a set of SQL scripts that gave insights into the most tasks that needed to be completed for the project which rapidly helped accelerate development.

  • SPRINT Annuity Product Launch Team (Development)

    I provided key technical leadership for the annuity product launch initiatives at Jackson. Along with learning eight different systems and their product launch processes, I improved and significantly automated many of those processes.

Skills

  • Languages

    Java, Java 8, SQL, REXX, JavaScript, Kotlin, HTML, HTML5, COBOL, Python, Python 3, CSS3, CSS, CICS, Gherkin
  • Tools

    DFSORT, JCL, Jenkins, Atlassian Confluence, Jira, Git, Bitbucket, Slack, Trello, IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse IDE, Apache Maven, ISPF, Cucumber, Gradle
  • Paradigms

    Database Design
  • Storage

    IBM DB2, MySQL, MariaDB, Relational Databases, NoSQL, Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM), AWS S3
  • Other

    IBM ODM, Apache Commons, COBOL Batch, COBOL Online, TSO, AWS API Gateway, AWS Route 53, Accord
  • Frameworks

    Scrapy, Spring, Swagger
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Slack API, Trello API, Open API
  • Platforms

    JavaFX, JBoss, JBoss EAP, Android, AWS Lambda, Firebase

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Software Development
    2015 - 2019
    Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy
    2005 - 2010
    Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI, USA
Certifications
  • CIW User Interface Designer
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
    CIW
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist
    FEBRUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    CIW
  • CIW Site Development Associate
    JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    CIW
  • CompTIA Project+
    AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT
    CompTIA
  • CompTIA A+
    APRIL 2016 - JUNE 2019
    CompTIA
  • Associate, Insurance Regulatory Compliance (AIRC)
    JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT
    LOMA
  • Associate, Customer Service (ACS) — Life Insurance
    NOVEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    LOMA
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)
    NOVEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    LOMA

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