Stagich Software Consulting

Microsoft Partner

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John Stagich

Resume November 2018

Cell: 901-219-9266
[email protected]
Germantown, Tennessee USA

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Work History

Senior Software Engineer                                March 2014 - Present
Kaiser Aluminum                                              Memphis,TN

I am currently working on a contract for Kaiser Aluminum that started in March 2014. It is scheduled to end when the SharePoint 2016 on premises migration project I am now working on is completed sometime in 2020. From March 2014 to November 2015, I participated in converting a System 36 Sales Order Processing module to an in-house Microsoft Windows Forms/Microsoft SQL Sales Order Processing module. From December 2015 to March 2017, I enhanced an in-house Windows Forms/Microsoft SQL Hedging application that Kaiser Aluminum uses to help protect the company from commodity price swings.

.NET Contractor                                                September 2013 - October 2013
Navex, Inc.                                                       Memphis,TN

I enhanced an Automobile Management System comprised of desktop, web, and web service applications. I also moved two in-house web applications and databases to Windows Azure (Microsoft’s cloud platform).

Senior WPF Software Engineer                        February 2013 - August 2013
Morphotrust USA                                              Nashville, TN

I worked on a team with four other developers enhancing a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) / Model View View Model (MVVM) enrollment application for the Transportation Security Authorization (TSA). Transportation authority officials currently use this application to help incoming employees apply for a Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) card. As part of the enrollment process, the application gathered biometric and biographical information about the applicant.

Senior .Net Application Developer                    September 2009-October 2013
American Snuff Company, LLC                           Memphis, TN

As an independent contractor, I provided support and development services for American Snuff. Previous applications that were supported included the company web site, vendor managed inventory, and sales force automation. The tools used to provide support included Visual Studio 2010 (C# and Visual Basic), Microsoft SQL 2008, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and Team Foundation Server (TFS).

A major application I developed while at American Snuff was a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that replaced a paper-based process for the receiving of tobacco from farmers. With this application in place, American Snuff more than doubled its receiving capabilities.

.Net Contractor                                                  February 2009-September 2009
Global Knowledge Management                        Greenwood, Indiana

I worked from home as an independent contractor for Global Knowledge Management. I provided support for the ARMDD (Asset, Reliability, and Maintenance Data Delivery System) product. I also was tasked with the rewrite of the ARMDD application using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL 2008. The user interface for the new client application was being developed with Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

Senior .Net Developer                                        September 2008-February 2009
American Snuff Company, LLC                                     Memphis, TN

This position was a contract position through Vaco Technology. American Snuff produces and sells tobacco products.

I developed a Windows .Net application for the manufacturing department to track tobacco boxes from production in Clarksville, TN to final manufacturing in Memphis, TN and Winston Salem, NC. The development environment consisted of Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL 2005. This application also incorporated Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) and the Unit Testing component of Visual Studio 2008.

Senior ASP.NET Developer     July 2008-September 2008
First Horizon                           Memphis, TN

This position was a contract position through TEK Systems. The development environment consisted of Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft SQL 2000.

The focus of the contract dealt with making improvements to the new Mortgage Sales Management System intranet application. Tasks included enhancing security and search capabilities, developing a dashboard summary page, and exporting search results to an Excel workbook. I created over 35 new T-SQL procedures in support of the various improvements.

Senior ASP.NET Developer     August 2007-June 2008
Hilton Hotels                           Memphis, TN

This position was a contract position through JDResources. The assignment involved converting Hilton’s Property Information Management application from a client-based application to a web-based application. The software development environment consisted of Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (Team Edition for Software Developers), ASP.NET 3.5, and Microsoft SQL 2005.

The new web-based Property Information Management application made heavy use of Business Objects, Ajax Controls, and Cascading Style Sheets.

Project Lead ASP.NET             April 2006-August 2007
International Paper               Memphis, TN

This position was a contract position through Cook Systems. The software environment consisted of Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Visual Studio 2003, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (Team Edition for Software Developers), Classic ASP, ASP.NET, Visual Source Safe, Microsoft SQL 2000 and 2005, Microsoft Access, DB2, Crystal Reports, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft Project.

Assignments included migrating VB6, Classic ASP, and ASP.NET 1.1 applications to Visual Studio 2005, creating new ASP.NET 2.0 web applications, enhancing existing .Net and Windows forms applications, and creating Windows services. Microsoft SharePoint was used to track assignments and provide a central repository for project documentation.

Project Leader for Radiological Sciences       2004-2006
St. Jude Children’s Hospital                           Memphis, TN

I managed and supervised a staff comprised of three software engineers and one system administrator.

I provided leadership, planning, design, development, implementation, testing, and validation of complex research systems and software projects. This leadership included allocating, supervising, and evaluating resource utilization.

I was responsible for the content and development of the Division of Translational Imaging Research web page:

I acted as a faculty liaison and I was responsible for ensuring that computational resources met faculty research needs in a timely fashion.

I developed an application to automate the viewing of scanned MRI protocol documents and notes. The application was built with Visual Studio Professional 2005, C#, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Senior Business Systems Analyst     2002-2004
Schering-Plough                               Memphis, TN

I worked with a team that was attempting to convert Schering-Plough HealthCare’s proprietary Scientific and Regulatory system over to a new integrated system. The components of this new system included LabWare LIMS, a laboratory information management system; Waters Empower, a chromatography data acquisition system; Documentum, a document management system; and NuGenesis, a scientific data preservation system. Both the LabWare LIMS and Waters Empower products used Oracle for their database.

The team followed Schering-Plough’s System Life Cycle (SLC) approach to Computer System Validation. The seven phases of this approach were Plan, Specify, Design, Develop and Construct, Test, Release and Use, and Retire.

To manage and document the business systems and the business requirements for this new system, we used Rational Rose and Rational RequisitePro software management tools from Rational Software. I served as the administrator for both of those products.

Director of Scientific Information Services (SIS)     1997-2002
Barr Pharmaceuticals                 Cincinnati, OH

I was promoted to this position in January of 1997 as an Associate Director. In August of 2001, I was promoted to Director. I managed and administered scientific software applications used by Barr’s Quality Control and Research and Development labs at the Cincinnati location.

Note: Barr Pharmaceuticals acquired Duramed Pharmaceuticals in October of 2001. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. acquired Barr Pharmaceuticals in 2008.

I was responsible for overall departmental strategy, architecture, and methodology.

I chaired selection committees for several major software applications. These applications included a Document Management system, a Chromatography Data Acquisition system, and a Laboratory Information Management system. I also participated on the selection committees for a Clinical Data Management system and a new ERP system.

Ensured all GMP software applications complied with CFR 21 Part 11.

I supervised construction, validation, and maintenance of two in-house applications: A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and a Stability Information Management System. The applications used a front-end developed with Visual Basic that interfaced to a Microsoft Access database.

I managed the selection, purchase, installation, and validation of Turbochrom (now called TotalChrom), a chromatography data acquisition system. Installation included the creation of an NT 4.0 network from the ground up. I also supervised the administration of this system that was comprised of two NT servers, 35 workstations, and over 50 instruments collecting data.

Systems Administrator/Systems Analyst     1994-1997
Barr Pharmaceuticals                 Cincinnati,OH

I assumed a dual role in managing an HP-9000 UNIX machine running MAI Corporation’s Manbase. Manbase was a customer-oriented manufacturing management system (ERP/MRP).

Computer Science Instructor       Spring 1994
University of Cincinnati               Cincinnati, OH

This position was a part-time position where I taught a Data Structures course.

Software Engineer           1992-1994
Image Sciences               Cincinnati, OH

The project consisted of producing embedded software for a generic printer controller. The target code generated was for the AMD 29000 series RISC processors.

Project Leader                 1984-1992
First Data Corporation     Lexington, KY

Responsible for the design, the programming and testing of new software, and the maintenance of existing software, for an on-line satellite TV billing and subscriber management system.


University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Master of Science - Computer Science

Union County College, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Associate in Applied Science - Computer Science/Data Processing

Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas
Bachelor of Science - Biology

Technical Summary

Development Tools:  Visual Studio 2003-2017, Expression Blend 4, and Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0

Database Applications/Tools:  Microsoft SQL Server 2000-2016; Microsoft Access, Oracle, T-SQL, Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services(SSIS), and ADO.NET

Software Development and Management Tools:  ASP.NET, WPF, Windows Forms, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Subversion, AccuRev, TestTrack, YouTRACK, Rational Rose, Rational RequisitePro, Lotus Notes, and Microsoft Project

Language Proficiencies:  C#, VB.Net, XAML, Java Script, VBScript, HTML, Visual Basic, Assembler, C, POSIX Shell Script, Pascal, COBOL, and X-Windows

Operating System Environments:  Windows 7 and 10; Windows Azure; Linux (SuSE 9.3); HP-9000, HP-UX; Vax 4000 VMS; Concurrent, O/S 3220; IBM 3090, MVS/CMS

PC Applications:  Excel, Word, Visio, and Power Point

Reporting Applications:  Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) and Crystal Reports

Content Management:  Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and 2016

Science Systems:  TotalChrom (PerkinElmer) and Waters Empower chromatography data acquisition systems, LabWare LIMS, and Calibration Manager


Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)/Web Client Development

Board Member Memphis .Net Users Group, Director of Sponsorship