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Cristina Gonzalez

WordPress professional with software engineering background

Profileimage by Cristina Gonzalez WordPress professional with software engineering background from Vista
  • 92081 Vista Freelancer in
  • Graduation: BS Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 45 $/hour
  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | Spanish (Elementary)
  • Last update: 20.02.2015
Profileimage by Cristina Gonzalez WordPress professional with software engineering background from Vista
Software Engineering, Program Management, WordPress, WordPress Design, Project Management, Agile Methodologies, Databases, Software Development, Web Design, Software Design, Software Documentation, Enterprise Software, Object Oriented Design, Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement, SDLC, Microsoft SQL Server, JavaScript, IIS, Visual C++, XML, .NET, HTML, CSS, Scrum, Debugging, Configuration Management, Internationalization, Cross-functional Team Leadership, MFC, Embedded Software, Embedded Systems, MS Project, System Testing, Testing, Firmware, Hardware, Visual Studio, Perforce, Quality System, VBScript, System Architecture, Operating Systems, Integration, Localization, ASP, Sybase SQL Anywhere, InstallShield, Visio, Relational Databases
Clouddrop Inc.
CMS Manager and WordPress Engineer (Consultant)
09.2013 - today
Clouddrop Inc. is an innovative designer and manufacturer of a Smart Watering System

• Jump start company mission and brand awareness by establishing a web presence
• Educate company founders about the value of social media marketing in order to grow the brand
• Provide guidance on how to improve SEO to increase web traffic
• Proactively maintain WordPress updates to maintain site security and stability
• Drive on-going website evolution to include eCommerce and CRM system

KJAYA Medical
Technical Project Manager (Consultant)
02.2014 - 05.2014
KJAYA Medical is a provider of PACS 3D and RIS Medical Imaging/Radiology solutions using the Cloud

• Enhanced cross functional and offshore team collaboration to deliver system improvements on time to meet customer expectations
• Proactively identified software improvements and prioritized defect tickets to elevate product to match and exceed competitors product
• Coordinated Scrum activities between local and offshore development teams to bridge the location gap and reduce delay in turnaround due to 11 hour time difference
• Drove development activities (bug fixes, new functionality, UI improvement) to meet business objectives and grow customer base
• Worked directly with vendor to integrate software into EMR system using RESTful API, documented use cases into easy-to-understand workflow diagram using Visio

Frequently used tools: OneNote, Asana, Trac, SVN
Technologies: DICOM, dcm4chee, RIS, PACS, HL7

CareFusion (formerly Cardinal Health Inc.)
Senior Software Engineer and Project Lead
06.2008 - 02.2013
CareFusion is a Medical Device manufacturer of products & services that improve patient/clinician safety and patient outcomes

My experience as Senior Software Engineer and Project Lead for Pyxis brand products:
• Led team of 5 engineers: developed and supported internationally commercialized (11 languages) software for medical dispensing devices used in pharmacies, hospitals, and medical facilities
• Held frequent sprint style stand-up meetings to keep team informed and establish commitment to team collaboration and cohesiveness
• Provided primary support for Project Manager (Daily SCRUM and, sprint planning, improved the management and format for weekly status reports, significant contribution to Product Roadmap, Core Team, DHF)
• Point of primary contact and subject matter expert for software Internationalization (I18n) and Localization (L10n)
• Took initiative to improve the organization and administration procedures for the SharePoint intranet site that served multiple cross functional groups (R&D, Marketing, Quality, Compliance, Customer Advocacy)
• Efficiently produced documentation to meet FDA compliance and led software design review meetings
• Took initiative to clarify and enhance the User Guide to improve the process of producing documentation via SAP to meet FDA compliance. This initiative reduced confusion, eliminated unnecessary steps, and standardized the process to ensure continuity during vacations and other outages for internal users
• Substantially improved the product terminology glossary using efficient automation, organization, and visual data management practices
• Enhanced team skills by training engineering teams in best coding practices for culture aware software design
• Took initiative to vastly improve the SoW, work definition, and deliverables process with translation vendors that led to the deployment of 20+ software releases in 18 months to expand product into the multimillion dollar International market

Vistant Corporation (a subsidiary of Cardinal Health Inc.)
Software Engineer
09.2000 - 06.2008
Vistant Corporation was a provider of software driven technologies and services for automated inventory/supply chain management and ERP

• Central participant in the full-lifecycle development (requirements, analysis and design, implementation, test, deployment, and maintenance) of a database driven Windows application for inventory control and planning
• Significant contributor to the Sybase database design/schema to take advantage of normalization efficiency and eliminate over 90% of data redundancy
• Implemented customer requirements by coding software using MFC and OOD concepts of multiple inheritance, abstract base classes
• Designed and developed class hierarchy for objects to communicate with the hardware drivers
• Took initiative to train the Marketing Director and staff on practices for most efficient use of software

eAssist Global Solutions
Systems Engineer
02.2000 - 09.2000
eAssist was an application service provider for live phone and online customer care

• Fulfilled business goals by implementing a highly reliable eCRM system for numerous clients in the retail, insurance, and telecom industries
• Improved team operations by identifying and documenting best practices
• Integrally involved in selection, hiring, and development of engineering team

Core technologies: Back-end server integration with front-end web enabled UI, ASP, HTML, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL Server, IIS

IBM Corporation
Software Engineer / Project Lead
04.1998 - 01.2000
• Development project lead for the GSM Wireless ToolSuite used by engineers for the development, debugging, and manufacturing of digital wireless chipsets

As a project lead:
• Guided a team of 8 software developers to stay on track with a Microsoft Project schedule
• Drove weekly staff meetings and reported any project issues to management in order to set expectations and adjust schedule of deliverables
• Improved practices and procedures that positively impacted configuration management and document control
• Integrally involved in selection, hiring, and development of engineering team

As a developer:
• Greatly improved the efficiency of internal development tools by separating a complicated large application into a suite of Win32 MFC apps focused on specific functionality
• Developed Windows applications that allowed Electrical & RF engineers to reduce calibration of a GSM/DCS Mobile Station from days to hours
• Interviewed users (Electrical and RF engineers) in order to understand technical requirements and determine project scope
• Languages/best practices: C, C++, OOD, OOP, asynchronous serial port communications, RS 232, InstallShield, Visual Source Safe Administrator

Attended IBM Project Management classes – resource planning, personality of teams, government contracting

Software Engineer
01.1997 - 04.1998
Project lead and developer of the Fast Interface Transformation Kit that facilitates the localization and customization of software for translators and OEMs:
• Created Win32 resource DLLs
• Configured PC systems for multiple boot operating systems in multiple languages

Designed and developed installation programs using InstallShield

Technical lead for the software localization process:
• Liaison between the translation contractor, product marketing, and the software engineering group
• Solved technical issues, tracked progress, initiated periodic meetings, and organized feedback to expedite the delivery of localized software (11 products in 8 languages)

Designed, developed, and maintained Microsoft Access database for tracking software projects

Supervised the writing process, co-wrote, and proofed technical documents (11 chapters) outlining the software customization process

System Test Technician
05.1995 - 01.1997
• Identified, cataloged, and tracked bugs in ENCAD’s AutoDesk Interface driver (RTL and HP/GL-2), Mac Control Panel and Mac ENCAD Print Utility (68K and Power PC platforms).
• Verified software fixes
• Designed, developed, and maintained Microsoft Access 2.0 and 95 databases for tracking software and firmware bugs (the database served the primary tool used by the System Test department to record test results and communicate findings to the Engineering, Marketing, and Technical Support departments and external OEM partners)
• Designed test procedures and authored extensive test plan documents
• Created multi-boot operating systems on Pentium processor-based testing workstations (these systems had the ability to boot into DOS 6.22, Windows 3.11, Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51, and Windows NT 4.0 Workstation)

NraD, Test & Evaluation Division
Student Engineer / Data Analyst
01.1995 - 05.1995
• Assisted project engineer in interface programming for remote gradiometer/magnetometer sensors
• Assembled equipment and components
• Completed preliminary design configuration for LAN network using radio frequency modems
• Interacted with various departments to expedite procurement of necessary hardware to meet project goals
• Secret clearance obtained

Can be available with as little as 1 days notice.
I develop and manage other WordPress websites for my clients that include Amazon store integration, eCommerce, photo gallery.  Due to the confidential nature of my clients, I am only able to provide links to their websites if you directly contact me.