Kurt Summers


Software Developer   .   Atlanta, GA   .   iam@kurtsummers.com   .   docx   .   pdf   .   in   .   qc   

Career Summary


Information technology professional capable of managing technology projects from concept to completion.  10+ years’ experience as a programmer and data analyst.  Strong experience designing and implementing database web solutions.

Professional Experience

Software Developer

April 2015 – September 2015


Acuity Brands, Application Development and Support - Conyers, GA

Top global provider of LED lighting, lighting controls and related products and services




·         Continued knowledge and execution of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process – create, code, debug, test, implement and maintain applications – new and old.


·         Primarily web based code (ASP.NET/C#/VB) using multiple databases (IBM DB2, SQL Server, Oracle).  Exposure to ASP.NET MVC.


·         Upgrade and/or modify, enhance, or discontinue custom legacy desktop and web applications (e.g., VB 6.0 and .NET 3.0).

·         Team Foundation Server and SourceSafe version control.  Code published using WISE, WIX, PowerShell.


·         Use Agile - Waterfall development methodology.

·         Provide afterhours on call support. 



IT Software Engineer

June 2014 – December 2014


Batson-Cook Construction, IT Department - Atlanta, GA

Construction services provider specializing in commercial and residential projects




·         Create and/or modify Crystal Reports based on requirements thru Dell KACE ticketing system – Waterfall methodology.


·         Reports utilized in Viewpoint and Sage Timberline – construction software products for building contractors and project managers.  Acquainted myself with these products to create and/or modify forms for ordering reports.


·         SQL creation and tweaking in SQL Server for report logic – views and stored procedures.


·         Some exposure to SSRS reports and modification.



Senior Software Developer

May 2006 – June 2014


QBE, Tax IT Department - Atlanta, GA

Provider of mortgage and auto lender-placed insurance products and property tax solutions




·         Code and/or debug software change requests from the business unit – our software applications are delivered via web portal for internal and client usage.  Work closely with Business Analysts to understand requests upfront, following SDLC process – requirements gathering, coding, unit test, code review to QA. 


·         Code in various platforms from classic ASP to C#, even some Delphi 5.0 and VB 6.0.


·         Develop using Entity Framework in .NET.  Used Telerik for frontend UI with Javascript and AJAX.


·         Use Waterfall and Agile Scrum development methodologies (code and implement new applications, enhance and debug apps post implementation).  Took on Scrum Master role – this role rotates amongst development team each Sprint.


·         Heavy SQL creation and tweaking in Oracle for application backend logic and batch processing.


·         Extensive Crystal Reports experience, creating reports and letters for internal and external client requests. 


·         Participated in two successful disaster recovery exercises.   Team lead second year.


·         Provide afterhours on call support. 



Programmer / Data Analyst

August 1999 – May 2006


Peachtree Data, Inc. - Duluth, GA

Data processing for the direct marketing industry


Post-graduate employer.  Managed customer databases delivered in various formats for processing.  Responsible for some technical customer service.  Introduced to classic ASP programming to develop web applications for client and employee utilization.  Converted some classic ASP code to ASP.NET/VB.


Selected Accomplishments


Data/Document Storage

Developed site in ASP.NET/VB on company’s intranet for storage of sensitive client documents.  Site allowed maintenance of these documents; used SQL Server database and stored procedures backend via ADO.  Users able to easily view documents in browser upon clicking and downloading.


Web Service

Coded web service in VB.NET for client usage which utilized in-house postal address software.  For security, web service verified customer purchase key using regular expressions.  Web service output standardized address information as XML to the client based on input required to be postal information.  Usage logged on SQL Server.


Web Upload

Coded classic ASP site for clients to upload files to the company for processing; incorporated AspUpload.  This allowed clients to upload files through a web interface to the company’s server as an alternative to traditional FTP.  Using SSL technology for client login and password verification, client is given options to upload, rename, and delete files.  User actions logged on SQL Server.


Company Home Page and Intranet

Redesigned company’s original HTML web site to a database driven site using classic ASP and SQL Server.  Frontend text stored on SQL Server to be displayed on a single page.  Programmed separate page on the company’s intranet for site’s maintenance.  Used JScript menu for easy navigation on the sites.  Recently added CSS, allowing complete and total control over the hypertext style. 



User Assistant

January 1998 – August 1999


ISG - Information Systems Group, School of Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech

Development, deployment, support, and security of all computers within the school


·         Supervised large PC workstation computer lab; assisted users with their computers.

·         Setup systems; updated and installed software.


September 1998 – December 1998


Suntech Systems, Inc. – Marietta, GA

Engineering company delivering fire alarm and security services


·         Worked with head accountant to conceptualize payroll issues




June 1998 – August 1998


Concert Management Services, Inc. – Atlanta, GA

Previous merge of BT and MCI delivering global communications


·         Developed web site on company’s intranet for the General Network Management Center.

·         Coded scripts totally different tickets/alarms and query nodes on networks.

Technical Summary


·         ASP, ASP.NET, C/C#, Delphi, HTML, MVC, JavaScript, SQL, Turbo Pascal, VB, VBScript, WCF, Web Services, WPF

·         Adobe Photoshop, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, DB2, IIS, MS Office, Oracle, PL/SQL, Serena Dimensions, SourceSafe, SQL Server, Subversion, TFS, Toad, Visual FoxPro, Visual Studio 6.0 - 2013, VMWare

·         MS-DOS, Windows 95/7/8.1/10/XP Pro, Basic knowledge of UNIX



Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA              

Bachelors of Computer Science, 1999 – Specialization in Database / Networking Design


New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Programming in C# with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010


References available upon request