Jason Schade

Jason Schade

Solution Architect | Software Developer | Database/SQL Specialist | Squash Enthusiast.

Every business requirement has a solution. It's just a matter of thinking & creativity.

Hi. I analyze business requirements & design solutions. create my own projects and code for fun. enjoy debugging application issues that frustrate others. want to never stop learning or being interested in what i do.

About Me.

After a year abroad at 19 volunteering for a humanitarian organization in Romania, I returned to the US and began my first IT job working as a network administrator and helpdesk support specialist. After catching the "software development bug" a few years later, I moved into a coding position. I've never looked back.

Over the past 20 years I have worked on a wide variety of projects involving various technologies. I am currently a Solution Architect working primarily with web-based applications.

working
camera
photographer

It's a shame quality affordable digital cameras were not so readily available when I was a kid.

Instagram has made us all look like pros. Check me out here

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IT Specialist

I have been lucky to make a career doing something I love. I love working wth computers. I love designing solutions from scratch. I love creating something and then watching others use it.

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coffee drinker

There is never a reason not to enjoy a good cup of coffee. There is never a reason to drink a bad cup of coffee.

Tip: always buy beans and grind only what you need right before making a fresh pot.

My work ethic & professional philosophy.

I am highly self-motivated and enjoy taking on new challenges and skills. I taught myself a foreign language and also learned to code on my own. I believe any technical issue can be solved with the right attitude, practical thinking and some creativity.

innovator

Solution Architect

Sometimes clients themselves don't know what they actually need. A good Solution Architect is able to analyze requirements and, if needed, rewrite them.

creative

Software Developer

Requirements. Analysis. Design. Infrastructure. But in the end, it all comes down to coding. Without quality coding, the best of designs will fail.

programmer

Database/SQL Specialist

Knowing your way around databases and having the ability to analyze data, write queries and design tables is simply part of any real Software Engineers skillset.

Skills & Abilities.

With 20 years experience in the IT industry, I have worked on a wide range of projects and used various technologies to provide solutions for client requirements. Cookie-cutter solutions often provide instant gratification, however, the long-term viability of any application requires careful design planning and thoughtful implementation.

Web Development/HTML
Solution Design
Responsive Design/bootstrap
JavaScript/JQuery
Java
Database Design/SQL Queries

Technical Skills

Photoshop
Analysis
ADVANCED
Illustrator
Design
ADVANCED
Office
Development
ADVANCED
InDesign
Database/SQL
EXPERT
InDesign
Database/SQL
EXPERT
InDesign
Database/SQL
EXPERT
InDesign
Database/SQL
EXPERT

Software Skills

Java & J2EE
HTML, HTML5, bootstrap
JavaScript & CSS
DB2, MySQL, SQL Queries
WebSphere, Tomcat, Apache
Eclipse, Rational Application Developer

Other Interests

Running

Frisbee

Taekwondo

Soccer

Swimming

Swimming

Tenis

Squash

Swimming

Swimming

Tenis

Squash

Education & Learning

I got my first job working with computers right after moving back to the US from a year living abroad in Eastern Europe working with a humanitarian organization. I worked my way up soaking up as much information as I could from those around me. I said yes to every request or job requested of me and worked it until I figured it out.

While working, I studied on my own and obtained an A+ (hardware) certification, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification (Windows 95, NT 4.0, Proxy Server 2.0, IIS 4.0 & TCP/IP) and finally, after developing an interest in programming, I obtained my Java Developer certification.

I decided to go back to school for a degree in Computer Information Systems 2004 and completed my degree in under four years while still working full-time at IBM.

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you." - B.B King

Science

Online Programming Courses

PluralSite.com, IBM Training Classes

Always learning
Bachelor of Arts: Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Fall 2007
Bachelor

Java Certified Developer

Sun MicroSystems

2002
Science

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Microsoft

1998-1999
Science

A+ Certification

CompTIA

1997
Times

The Beginning of Times

Work Experience.

It is difficult to condense and summarize 20 years of IT experience into a short enough "blurb" that will hold a reader's attention for its entirety. Below I have highlighted what I feel are the main "areas" of my expertise. The skills and technologies required to complete various projects may differe greatly, however, these core skills can be applied to any project.

For a more detailed description of my work/job experience, including project details and key accomplishments, please see my resume which is available for download in PDF format towards the bottom of this page. I have also highlighted some of my key projects under the Portfolio section of this page.

Technical Team Leader & Program Manager

Leadership is shown by example.

Leading a technical team of highly skilled programmers and database developers spread across the globe has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my IT career. My job has often required some odd hours while working with people across multiple time-zones.

10 years experience

Requirements Analysis & Solution Design

Design requires expert analysis skills.

Analyzing business requirements often means working directly with the client to help them understand what they actually need and want. Re-writing business requirements is often a necessity as more often than not, business managers often write business requirements as a "wish list", and not as a technical list of fully thought out functional requirements.

10 years experience

Wed Developer, Developer, Programmer

In the end, it's all about the code.

The requirements can be clearly defined. The design can be perfect. But at the core of any application is the code itself. Bad code will ruin any design and turn away users. I am better equipped in my job as a Solution Architect because I first started out as a coder. I still like to step in and work on coding components of an application or even take on coding an entire solution if required.

17 years experience

Database Design & SQL Queries

Efficient coding/debugging demands SQL skills.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Waiting on a Database Developer or Database Administrator to create tables and columns for me or to write queries for data I required, let me to learn as much as I could about databases and SQL Query language.

15 years experience

Business Skill

The ability to communicate is key.

Being able to communicate effectively is vital to the success of any project. As the Technical Lead on many projects over the years, I have learned how to communicate (verbally and in written format) to various audiences. There is a strategic difference between communicating with a Project Manager versus an End User versus a Business Manager versus your Coding Team!

always learning, always improving

Portfolio.

I am not a graphic designer! I do not understand colors. I do not make web sites look pretty (as evidenced by the fact that I didn't design this template). Instead, I make them work. I bring user functionality to web-based applications.

It is difficult to "showcase" backend development, however, you can click on any of the images below though for a technical overview on some key projects of which I was apart.

Contact me.

I work Globally

jason.schade@gmail.com