Nicolaus R. J. Rettberg - Resume Software Engineer
Printable Resume - Software Engineer - System Administrator



What Others Think:

I have had the good fortune to work with Nicolaus this past year as our web developer. He is a knowledgeable IT professional and creative web developer. It is my pleasure to provide this letter of reference to potential future employers.
       Nicolaus was recruited to assist us in developing a web portal for our clients. We are a benefit management firm providing outsourced employee benefit services. Nicolaus developed an ASP based web site that provides secure access for our clients. Through the web site, our clients have direct access to benefit information and online enrollment services. He demonstrated considerable creative skills in designing a site that reflects our company image while incorporating our client`s corporate logo & and colors.
       Nicolaus is creative individual with considerable system knowledge and experience. I can assure you that he will be an effective member of your team and valuable asset in your organization.

Peter D. Bronk
IT Manager
Benefit Management Systems, Inc.

Resume Software Engineer Work History

Objective - Resume Software Engineer:

I am looking for a Full Time position as a Software Engineer / VB.Net / T-SQL Developer or Systems / Network Administrator / SQL DBA.
Salary expectations $90,000/year.

2009 – Present, Microsoft SQL Database Administrator for Navigant Consulting, Inc., a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities.

  • Management of the Microsoft SQL Server Datacenter hosting 25 large servers and a variety of SQL Databases in a high security environment under HIPAA regulations.
  • Responsible for the secure data exchange between Navigant and its clients under HIPAA regulations.
  • Responsible for the IT infrastructure, including purchase, installation, setup and maintenance.
  • Responsible for all backup procedures under HIPAA regulations.
  • Desktop/Laptop support for 50+ consultants in multiple locations.
  • Development of company internal web sites for maintenance and informational purposes using vb.Net and T-SQL.
  • Setup of a variety of automated tasks to free up time for consultants and their clients.
  • Responsible for the migration of the datacenter into a cloud based virtual environment.

2007 – 2009, Software Engineer and System/Network Administrator for Quality Education Data (QED), Inc. (A Scholastic Company). QED is a marketing services firm focused solely on the education market. QED provides mailing lists, market research, and marketing planning, execution and analysis.

05/2006 – 01/2007, System / Network Engineer for Sopheon Corporation.
Sopheon (LSE:SPE) is an international provider of software and services that help organizations improve the business impact of product development.

05/2004 – 05/2006, Software Engineer and System Administrator for DMX-direct, Inc. Direct Marketing Excellence, Inc. dba DMX-direct (DMX), is a single accountable source for a wide range of direct marketing, fulfillment and production services. Based in Denver, Colorado, DMX has built a reputation, since 1991, servicing both national and regional clients.

  • Update and/or re-installation of Windows XP Professional/Windows 2003 Server on all Workstations and Servers within the organization and integration/migration into a new domain structure based on Active Directory.
  • Firewall / VPN setup and configuration using ASTARO.
  • Setup and maintenance of SQL servers, web servers, e-mail servers, (s)FTP servers and print servers.
  • Re-code many existing web sites, web applications and other applications using an enterprise wide standard methodology of coding practices resulting in time and money savings during future code changes.
  • Development of a variety of e-commerce web sites using advanced SQL Stored Procedures, ASP, asp.NET, VBScript and Visual Basic.
  • Established reliable backup methodologies for SQL Servers, Workstations, web sites and client data in case of data loss and for fast disaster recovery purposes.
  • Test restores of backups taken to ensure quality of backup data.
  • Developed a wide variety of solutions to automate daily or otherwise reoccurring tasks saving time and money on employee and client side.
  • Integrated error trapping and user notification into all automated tasks and applications for fast failure recovery and in order to keep system downtime to a minimum.
  • Development of a web-based application from an existing database provided by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) featuring enhanced search capabilities for Investment Adviser Firms. The resulting database contained searchable information for 24,000 Investment Advisor Firms and 60,000 contacts. State of the art web scraping and data mining tools as well as a high level of automation enabling DMX-direct to update the entire database within 8 hours and generate $6,000/year revenue per subscription.
  • IT Help Desk for about 15 employees including diagnosis and fix of hardware failures, virus infection, driver and application problems.
  • Graphic Design for a variety of web sites.

2002 – 2004, Web Developer and Database Administrator for Benefit Management Systems, Inc. 

  • Development of an Online Benefit Enrollment Solution and database backend for Graphic Packaging International. Due to the ease of use and the integration of the complex benefit regulations Graphic Packaging International was able to save over $10,000 dollars during the enrollment process of more than 5,000 employees in the entire US.

2000 – 2002, Network System Administrator / Webmaster

for the Architecture Department of the University of Wuppertal, Germany. Support of several small Companies as a System Administrator and Webmaster.
  • Setup of a new sub domain within an existing Active Directory environment including a new Domain Controller based on Windows 2000 Advanced Server and 20 Windows 2000 workstations based on Active Directory.
  • IT Help Desk for the entire Civil Engineering and Architecture Department of the University of Wuppertal, Germany.

1997 – 2000, Assistant Network Administrator.

  • Development of an interactive course for the Hydro Mechanic Professorship of the Civil Engineer Department of the University of Wuppertal, Germany using PHP, HTML and JavaScript.

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