William F. Schmitt
Independent Professional ServicesOxford, CT 05/2003 – Present
Village Group, Inc., Waltham, MA and Oxford, CT 05/2003 - 12/2007
Muze, Inc., New York, NY 08/1998 – 04/2003
Airmedia, Inc., New York, NY 07/1997 - 07/1998
Pioneer in the provision of news, alerts, and email through wireless services to cellphones and PDA devices nationwide.
Led all database-driven operations and development for this wireless Internet alert services provider, broadcasting News and Alerts nationally. The Sybase database served as the backbone for all product functionality.
Designed, implemented, tested and produced the database product.
Performed database replication in a standby environment
Reworked the control and release processes to minimize the impact of system upgrades on a 24/7 production schedule.
Imposed structure on stored procedure and other database development; also implemented optimization techniques within software development process, reducing both production time and loads on the production servers.
Eliminated the separation between traditional programmers and database developers to better focus development on the end product rather than individual modules.
TXbase Systems, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 09/1996 - 07/1997
Mobius Management Systems/Systar Technologies, Larchmont, NY 04/1988 - 08/1996
Service Bureau Company/Control Data, New York, NY/Greenwich, CT 06/1977 - 03/1988