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Knoxville, Tennessee United States

Steve Barbour

About Me

I love solving real problems. I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I am able to create real value for my users, whether it's with software I wrote, or just finding the perfect OTS software to meet the need.

It's all about the users.

Technical Skills
Like: c#, wcf, .net, ruby, python, rails, mvc, html, jquery
Dislike: php, java

CurrentManager of Application Development - Cellular Sales

  • Recruit, mentor and manage application developers.
  • Insure appropriate architecture across applications.
  • Backfill as a developer for short-staffed teams
  • Set and monitor professional standards
  • Create and document standard processes and best practices
  • Coordinate and communicate across teams, departments and specialties

January 2012 - CurrentSenior Software Developer - Cellular Sales wcf asp foxpro teamcity git

  • Designed and implemented shared security sessions between .NET and classic ASP.
  • Improved performance of javascript in several key application areas.
  • Designed and implemented security for WebAPI (MVC 4) web services.
  • Reconfigured existing application and hosting to reduce bandwidth usage by 75%.
  • Helped shape development process including code reviews, source control strategy, test driven development and in house training sessions.
  • Maintained and improved a classic ASP and FoxPro Point of Sale Application while migrating to ASP.Net MVC.
  • Mentored junior developers and peers.

July 2008 - January 2012Software Developer - Bechtel International (Contractor)

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Responsibilities: Software development and architecture as a lead developer creating Bechtel's "Next Generation" of software.

  • Helped create and teach methods for developing SOAP and REST web services using WCF.
  • Created web applications using WCF, HTML and JQuery.
  • Created Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO) using ASP.NET MVC3, Ping Identity, OAuth, OpenID and Active Directory.
  • Integrated SSO with third party applications, and internally developed iOS Apps.
  • Integrated SSO with Twilio for Two-Factor Authentication.
  • Spearheaded the use of Ruby on Rails in Bechtel's enterprise environment.
  • Developed back-end web services for the PSN portal using Ruby on Rails and MySQL.
  • Created web application to integrate Citrix Application Services with the PSN Portal.
  • Developed web services for enterprise file sharing using Ruby on Rails and MongoDB.
  • Created WCF extension to automatically return a single WSDL.

April 2006 - July 2008Software Engineer - Edfinancial Services c# biztalk scrum dotnetnuke

Responsibilities: Agile software development as part of a SCRUM team maintaining and improving Edfinancial’s online loan process and supporting backend systems in a high availability enterprise environment.

  • Streamlined the online loan process as part of the “Trim the Fat” initiative.
  • Integrated Edfinancial’s online loan process with other lenders using BizTalk and SQL Server.
  • Integrated LexisNexis’s identity verification service into Edfinancial’s online loan process.
  • Developed a customized DotNetNuke installation which integrated Edfinancial’s particular security requirements for use by Edfinancial’s partner schools.

January 2001 - April 2006Software Developer / DBA - Holston Medical Group

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Responsibilities: Project management, web site design, programming, content management, database administration and graphic arts. Worked full time while full time student at East Tennessee State University.

  • Developed online transcription system, interfacing with enterprise wide electronic medical record system.
  • Developed Holston Medical Group website and related content management system using Cold Fusion, HTML, JavaScript, and MS SQL Server.
  • Developed automated physician dashboard using Cold Fusion, HTML, MS SQL Server, Cognos Impromptu, and Cognos Powerplay.
  • Developed custom database catalog allowing data mining of electronic medical records system using Cognos Impromptu.
  • Developed custom work order request and tracking system using Cold Fusion and MS SQL Server.
  • Developed call center tracking system using C#, Visual Basic .Net, and MS SQL Server.
  • Implemented near real time SQL Server standby procedure for data redundancy and reporting.
  • Developed and implemented standardized process for software development.
  • Implemented SQL Server Reporting Services reporting across the enterprise.
  • Developed and deployed Windows SharePoint applications for OSHA testing.
  • Assisted with network management, help desk support, and Unix (AIX) administration.
  • Managed and maintained enterprise database servers and more than 500GB of data.

July 1999 - January 2001Software Developer - Marion Composites

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Responsibilities: Program requirements collection, program design, specification, coding, documentation and training.

  • Developed contact management program using Visual Basic, MAPI, Crystal Reports and MS Outlook.
  • Developed supplier inspection tracking program using MS SQL Server and Visual Basic.
  • Developed asset inventory tracking program using MS Access, handheld scanner and PTMAN environment.
  • Developed electronic inventory request application using Visual Basic, MS Access and MS Outlook.
  • Developed numerous database applications and reports using MS Access.
  • Developed reports and queries using ADP Human Resources application and MS Access.
  • Performed as secondary network administrator of mixed Novell and MS network.

November 2012 - CurrentSoftware Developer - Independent Consultant

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Created video archiving solution that captures video and audio on demand from external source, allowing tagging points in the video, and playback, export, and archiving of captured video in a manner suitable for legal evidence.

September 1989 - October 1997Military Police - United States Army

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Designed, implemented and maintained databases used to extract information pertinent to black marketing investigations.

  • Designed, implemented and maintained databases used to mine data pertinent to investigations.
  • Managed and maintained Europe’s largest US Customs field office.
  • Managed and maintained computer resources for a company of over 500 people.

2002 - 2006

B.S. Information Technology

  • 3.6 GPA
  • Dean's List
  • Graduated Cum Laude while working one full-time and one part-time job.


  • MCPD: Web Applications
  • MCPD: Windows Applications
  • MCPD: Enterprise Applications

December 2008 - Current
Stack Overflow

Written 35 answers. Active in wcf and c#.

portal.mypsn.comPSN Portal

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A "dashboard / iGoogle" style corporate portal.

Senior Developer: Created back end Rails web services, created a number of the driving data services, created content widgets (html/javascript), created Ruby web proxy for handling cross domain data.