Richard James Work Experience


Physician Services Division
Software Engineering Group

3600 Meyran Avenue
Suite 3025
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Systems Analyst II

Responsible for numerous web sites, mostly for departments within the School of Medicine at The University of Pittsburgh which were transferred under the control of UPMC during restructuring. Many of these sites were built in the early days of the web and required a great deal of effort to keep updated due to their antiquated architecture as mangement declined to upgrade them. Approximately 35% of my effort went into keeping these sites maintained and updated, with the rest of my time spent constructing new sites.

Significant projects:

Department of Anesthesiology - Redesigned and rebuilt the website in ASP.NET. Aside from the development, I had sole responsibility for all aspects of this site including a great deal of the photography. I developed the Flash banner that appears at the top of the splash page and I wrote code to automate the process of posting personnel pages, news stories, and upcoming events.

Emergency Resource Management, Inc. - Designed and built new internal and external sites. ERMI is a non-profit affiliate of UPMC that provides emergency medical staffing to emergency rooms and urgent care facilities across Western Pennsylvania. The site serves as the primary recruiting tool for medical personnel and therefore had to reflect a high degree of professionalism.

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine - Maintained, expanded and enhanced many portions of this large and complex site. The McGowan Institue is known worldwide for cutting-edge research and development of regenerative medicine and therapeutic techniques.

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