I am mostly retired as of 2017. I do occasional specialty work out of my home with limited hours, such as the Arm & Hammer™ Pet ID Tags and Cat Charms promotions.
Over twenty years experience in computer software and hardware development on both mainframe and micro-computer systems. Currently specializing in expert-level
Experienced with team leadership, project management, structured analysis, and design methodologies. Excellent verbal and written skills. Experience with marketing, advertising, training, and customer support.
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, ActionScript, Fireworks
Adobe PhotoShop, Micrografx Picture Publisher, Sony Sound Forge
PHP / MySQL
Software Development Systems
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET with C#, Visual Basic, C++; Visual C++ 6.0 with Microsoft Foundation Classes; Windows SDK
Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Access; Oracle, MySQL
Object-Oriented Development Tools
Popkin System Architect; I-Logix Rhapsody; Rational Rose; Schlaer-Mellor; UML
Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, 95, Server 2003, Apple iOS 4.0
RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE
I have been a software contractor working as Robert Snider Consulting since 1993. The following are highlights of recent work I have done for various clients.
2012-2018 Developed online ordering system for Arm & Hammer™ Pet ID Tags and Cat Charms promotions.
2011 – Linda Lee Greene, artist
Website with database-driven catalog of art work. (gallery-llgreene.com)
2009-2011 – Putt Putt Fun Center, Lynchburg, Va.
Developed an interactive website for a family entertainment center including custom Flash animations, database, and calendar.
2010 – Private client
Developed an interactive Flash animation that recreates an aviation accident, including moving aircraft, radar display, and communications.
2010 – Inquiry Systems, Inc.
Developed custom online product fulfillment websites for national and local clients, including Arm & Hammer and OSU Medical Center. (www.pettagoffer.com, www.armhammershaker.com). These process large numbers of orders using SQL Server databases and provide order processing, inventory management, and custom checkout gateways.
2009-2010 – LineLessons.com
Built interactive website for teaching country line dance using direct video delivery, checkout interface, library, and supporting database and server operations.
2009 – Scioto Software, Columbus, OH
Founded company to develop Apple iPhone applications. Two applications currently in the App Store. Technology includes Objective-C, C++, OpenGL graphics system, Apple Macintosh XCode.
2008-2009 – Delaware Senior Center, Delaware, OH
2007 — Council For Older Adults, Delaware, OH
2005-2007 — National Middle Schools Association, Westerville, OH
2005-2006 — Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH
2005 — Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH
2003-2004 — Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH
2003 — Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI.
1998-2001 — Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH
This involved the development of an automated device for processing medical slides. There were two complete devices using embedded systems, an image processor and an automated microscope. I worked on the design and development of both parts of the system using object-oriented analysis and design, and wrote major sections of the program code using an embedded O.O. system and C++. I also participated in hardware selection, testing and documentation. My areas of responsibility included the programming of the slide-handling robot, microscope user interface and controls, and embedded TCP/IP implementation. Technology included Popkin System Architect, I-Logix Rhapsody, UML, Microsoft C++ 6.0, and assembler language.
1998 — Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH
In this project I designed formal ISO-9000 verification procedures for a medical product, an embedded PC system. I constructed a database for requirements and specifications, and a procedure authoring system. I also participated in hardware troubleshooting, designed a testing device to simulate the analog sensor assembly, and helped diagnose problems with digital signal processing. I participated in code reviews and analysis, and helped run the final verification testing. Technology included Microsoft Office and WordPerfect automation, Access database, digital electronic circuit design, and assembler language.
1997-1998 — Retail Planning Associates, Columbus, OH
This was an innovative multimedia project in C++ under Windows 95, using object-oriented design and construction. I designed the communications messaging system, a series of specialized container objects for transmitting data and software by telecommunications. Technology included the Rose object methodology, Rational Rose CASE tool, Microsoft C++, and Borland Delphi.
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 1969-1971. BSCIS/BSEE programs interrupted by military service. Overall grade point 3.4. Major grade point 4.0. Completed several courses on project and personnel management including systems design methodologies.
Hold a private pilot’s license with instrument rating. Hobbies and other interests include hiking, swing, ballroom, and folk dancing, Balkan folk music, and barbershop harmony. I play the kaval (a Bulgarian and Macedonian folk flute). I can solve Rubik's Cube in 90 seconds.
Available on request.