Resume

Summary

In my 20+ years of experience I've come across many technologies. Here's a brief summary of my background...

Work Experience

2006 Dec - Present

The Auto Club Group

Applications Architect

Job Description

Project Lead responsible to support southern region insurance agency operations

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Project Lead involved in project planning and delivery of large-scale, strategic projects
  • Responsible for deployment activities realated to scheduled releases and hotfixes
  • Responsible for TFS activities including code reviews, Work Items and Sprints
  • Responsible to coordinate efforts to improve reliability by reducing defects and inefficiencies in core insurance systems used in both internal and consumer channels
  • Liaison in charge to assist the Insurance Agency Department in the execution of their functions by enhancing supporting systems and procedures
  • Liaison in charge to assist the Quality Assurance department in the execution of their functions by enhancing supporting systems and procedures
  • Applications Architect in charge of enhancing usability in consumer facing quoting and purchasing applications
  • Team Lead and collaborator working on improving response time and application performance
  • Support Insurance agency areas on operational issues and resolution
  • Support Agency management as needed
  • Work with third party carriers on integration, maintenance, enhancements of vendor products

Environment / Technologies Used

VS2012, TFS2012, DB2, ASP.NET, VB.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, LINQ, XML, XSD (XML Schema Definition), HTML, CSS, WebServices, SOAP, SSL, IIS 7.5, RLPolk (vehicle lookup provider), VinLookup, LexisNexis (customer lookup provider), Web Services, ASP.NET, VB.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, HP Test Director/Quality Center, Sagitta, Docusign, ACORD (insurance industry's XML standards)

Job Description

Support NR and SR integration efforts in rollout of POC+ (Point of Contact - internal CRM platform)

Roles / Responsibilities

Luis was involved in three strategic projects with the Northern Region in 2014:

For POC+ Luis did a great job with his efforts on the rollout to the 7 states. He worked on the modifications to our Insurance Systems that were needed for integration to the Sales & Service Portal (S&S), northern region insurance platform. Additionally he built web service interfaces that were used between S&S and POC+ that would synchronize customer information.

Luis also played a major role in the Common Auto Quoter (CAQ) effort that consolidated Auto Insurance Quoting to a common platform in 11 states. In addition to executing his team lead duties on this effort, he was also responsible for the development and delivery of key components of the project. He was able to meaningfully contribute to all aspects of the project and was instrumental in the successful delivery of the project.

Luis again played an important role in the 6-State Auto Project. Toward the end of the year we experienced some attrition which resulted in additional workload being placed on Luis. He faced the challenge with a can do attitude and stepped up his efforts to get the job done.

Environment / Technologies Used

VS2012, TFS2012, DB2, ASP.NET, VB.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, LINQ, XML, XSD (XML Schema Definition), HTML, CSS, WebServices, SOAP, SSL, IIS 7.5, RLPolk (vehicle lookup provider), VinLookup, LexisNexis (customer lookup provider), Web Services, ASP.NET, VB.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, HP Test Director/Quality Center, Sagitta, Docusign, ACORD (insurance industry's XML standards)

2004 Jul - 2006 Sept

Citigroup

Senior Software Engineer

Job Description

Provide support to the company's Global AML Risk Management system

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for the architecture and full-cycle development of a fully-secured Web application for tracking certifications regarding correspondent accounts for foreign banks in accordance to the Patriot Act passed by Congress in 2001. This globally-used web application was engineered as a hybrid application with ASP, ASP.NET and C# .NET with Oracle backend support, due to the interfacing with other systems
  • Team member in charge of the support and maintenance of the company's AML Risk Management system, a global application used by the corporate AML compliance officers to report suspicious activities to the federal regulatory organizations

Environment / Technologies Used

VS2005, VSS, Oracle, ASP.NET, C#, Classic ASP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS

2000 Nov - 2004 Jun

Kronos

Lead Software Engineer

Job Description

Provide support to the Labor Management Suite that plans, tracks, and analyzes healthcare labor data

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the migration of two of the company’s main core Windows applications from VB6 and C++ to Visual C# .NET.
  • Team leader and hands-on developer responsible for the development of a labor management application to plan, track, and analyze labor data, and deliver said data to frontline decision-makers.
  • Team leader and hands-on developer in charge of the full-cycle development of an interactive ASP report generation application based upon user input and filtered criteria.
  • Responsible for all InstallShield installation scripts for the company’s entire application suite.
  • Team member in charge of the architecture and development of server-side COM objects that handled generation, batching and scheduling of reports for Web distribution.
  • Team member in charge of developing proprietary COM and ActiveX Controls for both Client/Server and Web applications.

Environment / Technologies Used

VS2003, VSS, ASP.NET, C#, C++, VB6, COM+, ActiveX, Classic ASP, JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, Behaviours, CSS, Crystal Reports.NET, InstallShield, Oracle 8i, SQL Server 2000

2000 Jul - 2000 Oct

Virtual MT Networks, INC.

Lead Software Engineer

Job Description

Collaborate in the architecture of the Medical Transcriptionists Suite of applications

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Project Leader in charge for the development of Business Requirements Specifications and the fullcycle development of a distributed 3-tier web-based software application used in the Medical Transcriptions Industry. Computer skills utilized include, but were not limited to, VB6, COM, ADO, ADOX, RDS, TCP/IP, SQL Server and Stored Procedures
  • Developed the company’s first automated web-enabled software update service for our user base, capable of determining the frequency of the updates and the type of updates we needed to deploy
  • Developed an administrator’s “Control Panel” in Visual Basic and Active Server Pages to monitor user activity, performance, cost, software versioning, and error logging
  • Developed and maintained the company’s web site

Environment / Technologies Used

VS2003, VSS, ASP.NET, C#, C++, VB6, COM+, ActiveX, Classic ASP, JavaScript, HTML, DHTML, Behaviours, CSS, Crystal Reports.NET, InstallShield, Oracle 8i, SQL Server 2000

1998 Jul - 2000 Jun

Business Software Alliance

Software Auditing Director

Guatemala City

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Corporate speaker on proper business software licensing practices
  • Trainer for IT managers on auditing techniques and software usage policies and laws
  • Chief auditor participating in anti-piracy raids

1998 Jul - 2000 Jun

Microsoft Corporation

Software Licensing Specialist (contract)

Guatemala City

Roles / Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to corporations on software licensing standards, policies, planning and procedures
  • Provided assistance to corporations to ensure compliance with all appropriate software licensing rules, laws and contracts

2015 April - Present

Ionic Framework: Community Member / Evangelist

  • I discovered the Ionic Framework back in April 2015 and I became addicted almost immediately. I am a community member actively participating in the ionic framework open source project and spreading the word to anybody who wants to listen!

2005 Jan - Present

DotNetNuke: Open Source Contributor

  • Applications Architect by profession and a DNN aficionado-evangelist-addict by choice

2014 Jan - Present

Coordinator for the Official DNN Blog Module

  • Community member, DNN Blog expert, helping bring the module to the next level while assisting the community in the process

2007 Jan - Present

Consultant for PensionPlanet.com / Pension Data Resources, Inc.

  • Provide DNN consulting services
  • Custom DNN Module development
  • Custom DNN Skin design
  • DNN system integration and support with legacy ASP system
  • eCommerce using Catalook and Authorize.net

2007 Jan - Present

Consultant for ally247.com

  • Provide DNN consulting services
  • Custom DNN Module development
  • Custom DNN Skin design

Hi, I'm Luis


...and this is where I get inspired!
Brooksville, Florida (2014)

About Me

Who am I? My name is Luis Cabrera. I am a family man and a dedicated dad who believes that family always comes first. I am an Applications Architect by day and an ionic framework and firebase addict by night. Aside from technology and family, I truly enjoy the outdoors and working on our horse farm.

I was born and raised in Guatemala, Central America, and came to the United States during the dot-com bubble in August of 2000 after being hired by a start-up (dot-com) company. So after selling everything we owned in Guatemala, my wife and I moved to Florida with our 3 kids and 2 dogs and two months later the company went south and it closed it’s doors. That’s when I learned the hard way that there was a dot-com bubble and it had burst. Imagine the look in my wife’s face when I broke the news. Yeah…

But no complains after that. Life has been taking care of us (with lots of cuts, countless bruises and bleeding noses, that is…)

About This Site

This site is the result of an itch I have that pushes me to get out of my comfort zone and experiment with new technologies. I built this site using Jekyll 3.6.2 and Github Pages. For the theme, I am using a combination of two themes: { Personal } Jekyll Theme and Beautiful Jekyll.

I modified the original { Personal } Jekyll Theme for 2 reasons: The first one to learn how to use Jekyll on a Windows platform; and the second one to meet my specific taste in terms of look and feel. For the other theme, Beautiful Jekyll, I only extracted a couple of pieces of logic that I liked. Beautiful Jekyll was my first option as a theme but I was never able to get it to work on a Windows PC. Some Ruby Gems would just not install.

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care - John C. Maxwell

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