Greg Steen

Technology Solutions Architect

Greg Steen

More than 15 years of experience as an IT Professional. Experience spans software and systems architecture, product development, QA, project management, and columnist:

MyWebGrocer, CreditSights, Microsoft, WebMD, Ziff Davis Media, Giant Interactive, Zook Search, MediZine, Medscape, Olive Software, Missoula Children's Theatre, UMASS Medical Center

Full time

MyWebGrocer - Winooski, VT

Software Architect

Sept. 2012 - Present

Hands-on, strategic, architecture and efficiency planning across the retail development organization.

Lead development teams in multiple legacy product rewrites.

Promoted, defined, and implemented initial cloud strategy for the R&D group.

Technologies and patterns include: Azure ARM, Web API, .Net, SQL Server, Solr, Couchbase, Memcached, RabbitMQ, Linux/Windows, and ReSTful microservices.

CreditSights - New York, NY

Senior Software Engineer

Feb. 2007 - July 2012

Expansion, enhancement, and development of the financial research company's technology-based initiatives including: overhaul of a content management system, implementing a topic map based meta-data / search engine, creating SSIS ETL processes, and developing a web based quantitative analysis tool set.

MediZine - New York, NY

Web Developer

May 2006 - Feb. 2007

Development of the company's web initiative including a "ground-up" custom content management system.

Ziff Davis Media - New York, NY

Technology Manager - Enterprise Tools Group

Jan. 2005 - Feb. 2006

Responsible for management and implementation of development and deployment, infrastructure, and operations for the group. Helped develop and launch an e-commerce platform targeted to IT professionals. Managed multiple 3rd parties including contracting developers, designers, and QA analysts.

WebMD - New York, NY

Systems and Operations Engineer

Dec. 2002 - Apr. 2004

A technical architect/project manager for the acquisition and integration of a multi-million dollar, open-source derived, web-based, email company.

Helped design the infrastructure of the company's Microsoft-based datawarehouse.

Multiple infrastructure consolidations and relocations.

Ziff Davis Media - New York, NY

Technology Solutions Architect

Sept. 2000 - June 2002

Helped design and implement five enterprise-class environments including a proving infrastructure located at Microsoft's Redmond campus.

Technical advisor to new technologies including cost-benefit analysis of implementing new technology, custom components and vendor contact.

Missoula Children's Theatre - Missoula, MT

Systems Administrator

June 1999 - Aug. 2000

Responsible for the implementation and support of the company's network, infrastructure, and applications.

UMASS Medical Center - Worcester, MA

Helpdesk Technician

Summers, 1995-1997

Troubleshot hardware/software problems throughout the 3000+ desktops environment.

Wrote a UNIX command line tool for user account conversions.

Contract

Zook Search Inc. - New York, NY

Business Analyst / Project Manager / Software Engineer

Various 2002 - Present

Designed, developed, implemented, and updated the company's customer transaction-tracking, invoicing, and reporting system, including financial reports, calendaring, user tracking, PDF generation and document creation, translating business requirements into tuned software; multiple releases.

Giant Interactive - New York, NY

Project Manager / Software Engineer

Various 2006 - 2008

Re-engineered a DVD-authoring project management application, to increase performance, add significant functionality, and improve usability; multiple releases.

Olive Software - Denver, CO

Software Engineer / Operations

Dec. 2004, Jan. 2005

Datacenter evaluation for improving scalability, reliability, and security.

Developed an application that transforms XML content.

Ziff Davis Media - New York, NY

Software Engineer / Operations

Various 2004

Developed a C# / MSSQL redirect management and traffic analysis application for pcmag.com, go.pcmag.com.

Upgrade of Vignette CMS and associated web-farm for their production hosting environment.

Author

TechNet Magazine

IT Toolbox and Utility Spotlights - Jan. 2006 - June 2013

PC Mag

The Ultimate Doghouse
"Motion sensors, video cameras, and Internet access create the very best canine château."
PCMag.com Reviews

Education

University of Vermont - Burlington, VT

1994 - 1998

B.S. Computer Science

B.A. Theatre

George B. Bryan Award for Academic Excellence

Spaces Instead of Tabs

1990 - Present

Tab size 2, space-replaced

MCSA - Cloud Platform MS Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions MS Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Microsoft Certified Professional MCTS SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance