Loren Lang

lorennull@nulllorenlang.com

Summary

Over 25 years experience in IT and related fields with more than 15 years in software development and 4 years in management roles.

Key Competencies

Internet Development:
  • Working in a distributed, highly available and redundant server environment
  • Focusing on creating scalable web applications that minimize impact on server resources
Supervision and Management:
  • Hiring, scheduling and supervising employees to ensure smooth daily operations
  • Coordinating special projects (system migrations/upgrades, custom application development)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Technical Skills

Programming Languages:
  • PHP
  • Javascript (including jQuery)
  • COBOL
  • Familiar with Python, Perl, ASP
Web Technologies:
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSS
  • AJAX
Application and Server Software
  • Apache web server
  • MySQL database
  • Git, Bazaar and Subversion version control
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Numerous Unix-based system tools and utilities
  • Various editors and WYSIWYG development tools
Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Macintosh OS X
  • IBM AS/400

Work Experience

Asbury University    2008 thru PresentWeb Programmer
  • Create, maintain, implement and secure college web sites and web-based applications including custom content management system
  • Install, maintain, optimize and secure the university's web servers
  • Perform database management with an emphasis on server-side programming and database development
  • Integrate various custom in-house and third-party application with college web functions
IMG College Sports (formerly Host Communications)    2005 thru 2008Lead Internet Developer
  • Programmed custom web-based applications (ex. Sports Academy registration/application system)
  • Customized and maintained content management system to deliver collegiate athletic web sites, averaging over 50 million page views and 20 terabytes of network traffic
  • Located and reduced code inefficiencies which decreased database and file access and increased network throughput by 40%
  • Performed Linux, Apache, MySQL, DNS, NFS and FTP server configuration and administration
Wausau Paper (formerly Bay West Paper)    1999 thru 2005Sr. Programmer/Analyst
  • Designed, developed and maintained business applications, primarily focusing on inventory, shipping and order entry systems
  • Developed system integration process to transfer EDI data between local and corporate systems prior to conversion to ERP system
  • Developed and implemented new Price Quote system, saving the company over $48,000/year by reducing employee time spent in managing prior system
  • Designed and developed Customer Support system which allowed for faster response to customer issues as well as reporting and tracking of them
Georgetown Community Hospital    1997 thru 1999Director of Information Systems
  • Managed personnel, upgrade projects and departmental budget
  • Ensured compliance with corporate standards and state and federal laws
  • Worked closely with other department managers to improve the operation of the hospital by using technology where appropriate and feasible
  • Reduced yearly hardware maintenance contracts by over 50%
  • Administered all technical aspects of the department including LAN, email server, patient care system and ancillary support systems
Samaritan Hospital    1996 thru 1997Computer Operator
  • Administered LAN and provided support for patient care system, office applications, PCs, printers and other peripherals
  • Obtained Network Administrator certification during this time
Kentucky Underground Storage    1993 thru 1995Media Vault Manager
  • Oversaw the operation, scheduling and maintenance of six computer media vaults in an offsite storage facility
  • Managed media vault personnel
  • Administered LAN and provided all hardware and software support
  • Coordinated special projects (ex. preparation for client disaster recovery testing, migration to new a media inventory system)
  • Trained clients in the use of end-user components to integrate their systems with the inventory system, providing much more accurate and efficient handling of their media
Bank One (formerly First Security Bank)    1991 thru 1993Computer Operator / Junior Programmer
  • Assisted in maintenance programming, testing and monitoring for network of over 250 Automated Teller Machines statewide
  • Placed orders for support and repair as needed
  • Operated mainframe computer console on limited basis including scheduling batch jobs, mounting tapes, and operating printers and other specialized peripherals

Education

Asbury CollegeWilmore, KY

B.A., Computer Science (Business Management minor)