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Constantine "Dean" T. Peters
SUMMARY Senior Systems Engineer/Analyst with 14 years of experience applying computer technology solutions in business, law enforcement and statistical enterprises. Proven expertise in:
 
  • Biometric Technologies
  • Smart & Optical Card technologies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Rapid prototype development
  • Client/Server technologies
  • Multi-media Programming
  • System Configuration & Control
  • Data Acquisition & Integration
  • Team Leadership
  • Business Linkage
  • Intranet Development
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    EXPERIENCE  
    05/96 to
    Present
    WESTAT, INC.; ROCKVILLE, MD;
    SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

    Hired to lead the design, development, and implementation of systems in support of multi-project research areas. Duties include the supervision and provision of technical direction, documentation and code to programmers and analysts. Duties also include serving as a technical liaison between Westat management and external clients.

    Senior Systems Engineer assigned to the Mobile Examination Center (MEC) component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).Duties included the creation of a group-wide class library built upon the Powerbuilder Foundation Class (PFC). This library includes several classes based upon Gamma-Helm design patterns, ActiveX components written in Visual C++ and DLLís using Power++ (Optima). Miscellaneous duties include occasional UNIX and SQL script programming, and designing and developing a project-wide intranet site.

    Other assignments included the provision of systems analysis and design for the National Survey of Oral Health in U.S. School Children (OHSC III) Direct Data Entry (DDE) system using the LBMS case tool. Similarly, systems analysis and design were provided for the National Inventory of Clinical Laboratory Testing Services (NICLTS) Survey Management Systems (SMS) . This included interfacing EasyCase with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word to automate the generation of IEEE 830-1993 and 1016-1987 compliant system requirement specifications and system design documentation
       
    10/91 to
    03/96
    COMPUTER DATA SYSTEMS, INC.(CDSI); ROCKVILLE, MD;
    PRINCIPLE SYSTEMS ENGINEER

    Hired to as the lead programmer for Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) projects requiring complete life-cycle development, system down-sizing, cross-platform development and external device integration.

    Principle systems engineer for the development of a facilities access/time and attendance system incorporating the use of smart card, photo-capture and hand geometry technologies; employing a combination of Visual Basic 4.0, Delphi 2.0, Borland C++ 4.5 and Access 7.0. The distributed system allowed real-time control of multiple points of entry from both the server and workstations, while performing tracking and alarm services.

    CDSI 1994 Fiscal Year Award Winner for Technical Innovation for developing CDSIís Automatic Biometric Identification Systemsm. (ABIDStm ), a client-server, open-systems product employing multiple biometric, multiple card media and multi-media technologies to provide secure processing by individual identification and verification. The system is designed to be fully integrated and scaled into any size corporate enterprise by virtue of its ODBC and 32bit compliant architecture (Oracle/2000 and Microsoft SQL Server).

    Served as the lead programmer for the internationally acclaimed Immigration and Naturalization Service Accelerated Service System (INSPASS). Receiving accolades from over 50 printed articles and CNN, INSPASS is a positive ID system/kiosk for frequent business travelers coupling both hand-geometry and fingerprint biometric identification with ICAO standard machine readable documents.

    Using MapInfo/MapBasic and FoxPro for Windows, analysis portions of the FARS mainframe system were down-scaled into a PC-based Geographic Information System (GIS) for INS Fleet Management system. The system provide a point-and-click analysis of INS and U.S.Border Patrol vehicle disposition weighed against DOJ and GSA guidelines and standards. Similarly, developed an automated NTIA compliant frequency management system linking a FoxPro database of radio frequency dispositions to their associated locations and CAD schematics using ArcINFO.

    Provided system support and programming for the Computer Assisted Dispatch and Reporting Enhancement (CADRE), including a port from Dynix/Unix to Sun Solaris. Developed both Clipper-based DOS and C-based Coherent 386/Unix receiver/decoder simulators; the latter was ported to Dynix/Unix platform.

    Worked with CDSI Marketing to provide technical advice, perform sales demonstrations and author technical and security components of proposals.
       
    7/90 to
    10/91
    FALCON MICROSYSTEMS; LANDOVER, MD(now part of GTSI)
    SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST

    Brought aboard to lead development of business systems and databases to support sales and market planning and developing a commissions/forecasting system for one of the largest retailers of Federal systems in the Washington, DC area.

    Served as lead programmer, prototyping a client/server executive information system (EIS) utilizing Apple'sSystem 7 Data Access Language (DAL), VAX/VMS RDB and MIPS/UNIX Informix. This system seamlessly provided analytical data to high-level executives in both the Sales and Marketing departments using a variety of Mac applications developed in HyperCard, Excel, FileMaker and C.

    Singularly designed and developed a complete MacIntosh-based commissions system supported by nightly downloads from the VAX/VMS sales system while working as part of a team to integrate historical data from a UNIX/Dynix based Unify/Absolute system to the VAX/VMS RDB/TOLAS distribution system using the Natural, SQL, AWK and C
       
    3/89 to
    7/90
    TELIC CORPORATION; ROCKVILLE, MD (now InteliComp/CDC)
    SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

    Originally hired to down-scale mainframe and mini-based time-sharing products to the PC level, severe down-sizing forced me into the role of systems administrator.

    Provide hardware, software and network systems administration and support for VAX, IBM PC, and MacIntosh computers. Developed modules for system administration and file transfers using DCL, C, Kermit scripts, Clipper and System 1032. Planned and implemented hardware and software installation of Novell LAN interconnected with the Denver WAN via an X.25 gateway. Developed a PC based inventory control system using C and Paradox. Upgraded multiple VAX 4.7 stand-alone systems into a version 5.3 Local Area VAX Cluster, both internally and for Ohio-Bell, with no interruption to daily business and operations.
       
    10/86 to
    3/89
    W.P.STEWART & CO., INC.; NEW YORK CITY, NY
    EDP/SYSTEMS MANAGER

    Responsible for all computerized services, including programming, networking and maintenance of VAX and PC applications, and the supervision of all DP related staff and consultant programmers.

    Developed a portfolio management system (MAST) to project the trading potential of stocks over a variety of scenarios. Developed a billing system, integrating VAX trading data and PC based price data in dBase/Clipper and C. Designed UTP network wiring plan for new office spaces, to implement a peer-to-peer network between the VAX and PC, to share data, printers and modems while providing company-wide e-mail. Implemented lease-line link to a PRIME within the clearing house.
       
    3/85 to
    10/86
    P.K.CHRISTIANIA (US) BANKING CORPORATION; NYC, NY (now PK Banken US)
    MANAGER OF DATA PROCESSING

    Designed and implemented a loans documentation system integrating the PC based word processor with VAX Data. Daily duties included supervision of VAX operations and maintenance personnel, recommending computer hardware and software purchases and providing user support and training.
       
    3/83 to
    3/85
    H.A.N.A.C., INC.; NEW YORK CITY, NY
    PROGRAMMER

    Develop relational database applications for social services programs contracted by the City of NY. This included development of dBase systems for senior citizen center kitchen/cafeteria inventory, summer day camp registration, targeting political groups throughout NYC, and automating forms and document processing for accounting and quarterly reports. Cut my teeth aiding in the conversion of data from CP/M to MS-DOS based Corvus OmniNet. Wrote curriculum materials for data processing instructor at job training center
       
    SECURITY
    CLEARANCES
  • Department of Defense : "Confidential" [inactive]
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service: Level 2 [inactive]
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    EDUCATION  
    1994-1997 HOOD COLLEGE; Frederick, MD
    Masters of Science in Computer and Information Sciences (Computer Science Concentration)
    1987-1988 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY; NYC, NY
    Diploma in Computer Technology Applications (C/C++ Programming and Software Development)
    1978-1982 EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY;Greenville, NC
    Bachelor of Arts in Music (voice pedagogy & opera performance)
     
    ADDITIONAL COMPUTER TRAINING:  
    PowerSoft
    PowerSoft
    GemPlus
    Apple Computer
    Falcon MicroSystems
    Digital Equipment Corp.
    Digital Equipment Corp.
    Fast Track to PowerBuilder
    Mastering DataWindows
    Smart Card Development
    Client/Server Programming
    Advanced HyperCard Programming
    VAX/VMS Systems Management
    VAX/VMS Utilities & Commands
    PUBLICATIONS & ACTIVITIES  
    1996 to present BeanerSpace; a web site covering the topics of programming, multi-media, MIDI and theology.
    1987 to 1993 ENIAC Bulletin Board Service; System served as East Coast hub to over 400 MIDI and multimedia based bbs.
    29-Dec-1991 Electronic Musician Magazine; Reviewed MS-DOS 5.0 and it's impact on MIDI and multi-media applications and systems.
    1988 to 1989 Music, Computers & Software Magazine,; Authored several articles on hardware, software and literature in the MIDI applications.
    29-Nov-1998 PC Magazine; Reviewed two publications regarding computers, music and C programming.
    Hobbies Opera Singing, Electronic Music/MIDI Programming and Performance, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Bicycling and Swimming




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