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    Matthew A. Thomas I am ready to serve with exceptional character and to navigate through complex problems with a

    diverse team. I am actively seeking to aid a team approach to solve difficult business

    requirements with my Master of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering and Computer

    Science and with my seasoned development skills.


    Professional Experience

    Software Developer Yum! Brands Inc. April 2016present

    Proactively gathered and implemented user requirements and managed project risks.

    Quickly integrated Remedy into ServiceNow using C#, SQL Server, and web services.

    Successfully added complex functionality to troublesome WebSphere portlet using elegant design, JavaScript, and teamwork.

    Effectively communicated cross-culturally with offshore teammates; asked for and patiently provided answers to others.

    Continued training teammates to be fully capable of replacing me in support tasks.

    Software Developer NTT Data Inc. consultant for Yum! Brands Inc. January 2014April 2016

    Efficiently trained four new team members in support tasks, including one overseas teammate.

    Creatively integrated Amazon S3 into old version of IBM DataStage in under two weeks without prior exposure by delivering new Java library.

    Independently eliminated risky SQL injection security flaws by making .Net DLL allowing client-side SQL scripts to use runtime-defined table-valued parameters.

    Thoroughly documented formerly-esoteric processes.

    Software Developer Yum! Brands Inc. June 2013December 2013 (internship)

    Accelerated business decisions by exposing opaque call center statistics to management and staff through website created with C#, ASP.Net, JavaScript, AJAX, and Informix stored

    procedures and SQL.

    Inexpensively fulfilled unique and difficult business requirements with custom C#/WCF memcache application to resolve Informix database scaling issues.

    Improved client relationships through consistent performance and innovative solutions.


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    Software Developer Yum! Brands Inc. May 2012December 2012 (internship)

    Saved teammates from twenty hours of tedious and error-prone data entry by building attractive and easy-to-use CSS, HTML, and JavaScript automation framework.

    Ensured consistency of security and page configurations across different environments by constructing custom WebSphere XML interface.

    Enthusiastically grew relationships with team members and minimized incident backlog.

    Computer Tutor University of Louisville 2009; August 2011April 2012

    Mentored older and younger students through complex Java, C#, and C/C++ homework problems.

    Earned Level II certification from College Reading and Learning Association.

    Supply Chain Intern GE Appliances and Lighting August 2010December 2010 (internship)

    Undertook project enabling $30k reduction in maintenance.

    Spearheaded documentation initiatives reducing new employee ramp-up.

    Technology Intern GE Appliances and Lighting January 2010May 2010 (internship)

    Piloted network discovery protocols for new Home Energy Management project.

    Partnered with Six Sigma Master Black Belt to design and initiate test plans.


    Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering and Computer Science J.B. Speed School of Engineering (ABET accredited); University of Louisville; 2016.

    Focused on cutting-edge distributed data storage and recovery algorithms.

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science J.B. Speed School of Engineering (ABET accredited); University of Louisville; 2012.

    GPA: 3.52 / 4

    Activities Gently guided my fiance through challenging decisions.

    Happily served children in church nursery for three years.

    Eagerly served members of my local church as opportunities arose.

    Accepted offer to participate in three-month church internship.

    Volunteered for multiple overseas mission trips to support missionaries.

    Learned to build a quadcopter, flew it first-person, then lost it.

    Enjoyed creating custom embedded clockless communication protocol.

    References Readily available upon request.