Tim Scoff


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Summary

  • IT leader with experience within a wide range of industries including education, automotive, industrial gas, real estate, retail, and consulting with gross revenues ranging from $250,000/year to $48 million/year
  • Awarded the Mary C. Renner Award by the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology in 2011
  • Mentor for junior and new employees
  • Traveled for business up to 80% of the time
  • Highly motivated to produce results
  • LinkedIn Profile

Skills

  • Agile
  • AngularJS
  • Application and Data Architecture
  • Budgeting
  • C#
  • Cisco Networking and Routing
  • CSS
  • Data Warehousing
  • ETL
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Git
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • JSON
  • MS Access
  • MS Excel
  • MS Office
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS SQL
  • MS Word
  • MySQL
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Oracle
  • PHP
  • Project Management
  • Scrum
  • Sybase
  • Web Development
  • XML

Professional Experience

Change Healthcare

Software EngineerFebruary, 2017 - Present
  • Knowledgebase Tools Support Team member

IT Support and Development

Self EmployedFebruary, 1998 - Present
  • Developed a solution for mass deploying laptops in 2001 saving thousands of hours of labor
  • Routine system administration including Windows and Apple servers, printers, and Windows and Apple desktops and laptops
  • Microsoft Exchange Migration
  • Cisco Router, Switch and PIX configuration and installation
  • AS/400 to Windows integration including printing and data transfers
  • FileMaker Pro development
  • Windows server installation and administration
  • Apple server installation and administration
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • FirstClass mail server installation, administration, and migration
  • Wired and wireless network design and implementation
  • One on one and group training
  • VPN design, configuration, and administration
  • SonicWALL firewall configuration and administration
  • Microsoft Access reporting
  • Custom web application development in PHP
  • PowerSchool administration, data transfer, GPA calculations, and customizations including writing reports
  • On site and remote support for home users, businesses, and non-profits including Quaker Valley School District, Penn-Trafford School District, Alloy Oxygen & Welding, American Title Insurance Company and others providing expert IT guidance
  • Developed an online pay stub generator web site

Stay Secure Systems, LLC

Director of Development and Customer ServiceFebruary, 2016 - December, 2016
  • Pushed The Device On Guard from a proof of concept to the point where it is ready for wide scale commercial deployment
  • Solved issues with RF communication reliability
  • Simplified new customer implementation from 3-4 hours to less than 10 minutes
  • Developed and implemented a strategic development plan
  • Ported a Windows service from Visual Basic 6 to C# .Net in 4 months
  • Modified a Python API to send text messages
  • Modified and extended a Django based web application
  • Wrote a Windows executable to do an automated nightly data transfer/conversion in Python
  • Supervised external consultants writing web applications and firmware for custom designed hardware
  • Tech support
  • Designed MS SQL data structures
  • Wrote Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processes pulling data from .mdb files and flat text files and pushing it into a MS Azure SQL server
  • Used Bitbucket
  • Wrote specifications for development
  • QA testing
  • Wrote end user documentation

Highmark Companies, LLC

Senior ConsultantSeptember 2011 - December 2015
  • Wrote custom web pages for PowerSchool using HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, PowerSchool’s proprietary data tags, JSON, and XML
  • Wrote data integrity checks
  • Wrote Oracle Stored Procedures, Views, Functions, and Triggers for PowerSchool
  • Architected and implemented ETL processes for multiple customers both into and out of PowerSchool
  • Developed automated Reporting Engine nightly data extracts pushing data to external systems including special education applications, automated phone systems, and others
  • Oracle code optimization
  • QA testing
  • Project management
  • Agile/scrum development
  • Used Git
  • Wrote complex GPA calculations
  • Wrote specifications and proposals for potential customizations customers
  • Architected, wrote, and maintained full modules in collaboration with the Maryland PowerSchool Users Group and the South Carolina Department of Education
  • Trained customers to configure and use PowerSchool based on their needs
  • Performed the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Saved a $2.1 million account
  • Wrote pre-interview screening questions and interviewed candidates for employment
  • Mentored and trained new hires
  • Lead training sessions for the entire customizations department
  • Lead customizations developer for the implementation team for Seattle School District
  • Lead customizations developer for the implementation team for San Diego School District
  • Trained San Diego School District’s IT staff PowerSchool’s data structures and to write customizations
  • Collaborated with the sales team responding to RFP’s
  • Data warehousing
  • Telecommuted
  • Traveled up to 80% of the time to customer sites

Yough School District

Technology CoordinatorNovember 2008 - September 2011
  • Rescued their PowerSchool implementation
  • Wrote PowerSchool customizations using HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PowerSchool’s proprietary data access tags
  • Trained administrators, teachers, staff, and parents to use PowerSchool
  • Trained administrators, teachers, and staff to use technology
  • Implemented server virtualization
  • Managed a mixed infrastructure of Macintosh and Windows servers and clients
  • Designed a network with multiple VLANs to enhance security
  • Configured network routers, switches, and firewalls from multiple vendors
  • Managed external consultants
  • Implemented Quality of Service (QoS) on the wide area network
  • Wrote a curriculum mapping web application
  • Implemented a CMS web site with Drupal including individual pages for teachers
  • Implemented and managed an automated calling system for communicating with employees and the community
  • Rolled out DIBELS testing on Palm Pilots
  • Implemented the Academy of Math curriculum
  • Implemented an automated off site backup and did tests of the data recovery periodically
  • Installed a new VOIP phone system
  • Implemented Pennsylvania’s Classrooms for the Future Grant
  • Worked with the Superintendent and School Board to develop the Technology budget
  • Managed the technology department
  • Interviewed and hired new employees
  • Decreased technology spending and increased efficiency
  • Pennsylvania State Reporting
  • Applied for, received, and managed the E-Rate grant
  • Data analysis of student achievement
  • FileMaker Pro development
  • Audio visual design for the stadium and theatre department
  • Investigated employee and student misconduct issues
  • Emergency disaster recovery planning and testing

Penn-Trafford School District

Director of TechnologyAugust, 2004 - November 2008
  • Lead a committee that developed a 5 year strategic technology plan
  • Rolled out laptop computers to all faculty
  • Implemented a fiber optic wide area network
  • Grew the technology department from a single part time consultant, myself, to a department of a technology director, 3 full time employees, a part time consultant, and 8 teachers who assist other teachers in their buildings
  • Revised the district’s Technology Use Policy
  • Prepared the district’s teachers for video conferencing by implementing desktop based computer to computer video conferencing between all professional employees
  • Applied for, received, and managed the E-Rate grant
  • Implemented on line lesson plans as part of the district’s web site
  • Set up e-mail addresses for all district employees
  • Successfully implemented PowerSchool faster than any other school district in the country
  • Installed Wired and Wireless Local Area Networks (LANs) in all 10 of the district’s buildings
  • Installed Wireless building to building bridges
  • Wrote PowerSchool GPA calculations and custom reports
  • Wrote data integrity reports using HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PowerSchool’s proprietary data tags
  • Pennsylvania State Reporting
  • Wrote a process for teachers to do mid-term progress reports in 10 minutes or less instead of taking up to two full days of instructional time to write them by hand
  • Implemented VLANs, internal firewalls, an external firewall, and Internet load balancing between 2 different Internet Service Providers
  • Emergency disaster recovery when a server’s hard drive crashed

University of Pittsburgh

Systems AnalystDecember 1998 - September 2001
  • Lead the Y2K project
  • End user training and support
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Windows server and desktop administration
  • Server bare metal backups and recoveries
  • User account management
  • Managed a Novell email server
  • Migrated all faculty and staff to the Universities IMAP server
  • Successfully maintained an accurate inventory of over 500 devices with static IP addresses
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