Vikas Kamat
Birmingham AL-35222

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Home Page:  http://www.kamat.com/vikas
Phone: (205)251-5977


Experience
(Summary)
20+ years in software development , business development, and managing customer and stake-holder interactions, 10+ years in a management/leadership role.
Domain knowledge in Internet, manufacturing, telecom, periodicals, search, content management, and social networking industries.
Outsourcing mentor. Web Guru. Mobile App Development Guru.
Education
  • Master of Science (Computer and Information Sciences) 
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering) 
    University of Mysore (SJCE), Mysore, India
Professional
Experience
Principal Consultant
CyberCrow Inc., Birmingham AL (07/00 - Current)
Helped customersin academic, publishing, and telecom industries with large scale content management, aggregation, subscription management and development of web-applications using Microsoft powered technologies (ASP and .NET). Managed development and marketing of mobile software applications and services using Apple development tools (XCode). Built presence in App Stores.
Engineered the acquisition of Lyons Computers & Technologies to make CyberCrow the "One Stop Shop" for all IT needs in Birmingham.

Project Manager, Software Paradigms Inc., Atlanta, GA (05/96 - 07/00)
Business development and management of projects in manufacturing (steel) and non-profit organizations. 

Senior Developer, Bearcreek Technologies, Birmingham AL (08/94 - 05/96)
Team member of a telecommunications-automation project; software development in a client-server environment using object-oriented design; used several third party layers and libraries following rigid methodologies.

Software Engineer, ProSoft Inc, Fairfield AL (08/ 92 - 08/94)
Responsibilities at all stages of the software life cycle in a large manufacturing domain. (Customer: US Steel)
Computing
Skills
Platforms:  iOS, ASP.NET, Windows, Linux, Cloud Computing (Azure, AWS)
Programming Languages: ASP.NET, PHPObjective C
User Interfaces: .NET Webforms, C#,AppStudio, Visual Basic x, XCode Interface Builder, Curses, Display PostScript, TCL, HTML, JavaScript, CSS
Database Management Systems: Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, ODBC; exposure to object-oriented database theory and issues. High performance and scalability issues.
Tools: UNIX programming tools (awk, shell...), Program development tools (make, sdb, dbx ..), Version Control tools (RCS, CMVC, StartTeam, SVN), Help authoring tools (RoboHelp), Graphics tools, Web Development tools (Visual StudioXCode, , ASP tools, ActiveX, PHP) and Testing tools (TestDirector, XCode, Calabash)
Software Methodologies: Agile ApplicationDevelopment, Extreme Programming,  Structured development, Object-oriented software engineering.
Other
Experience
  • Drug Testing International, Birmingham AL (C programming) (Summer '91)
  • Experience Teaching/Research Assistant, Dept. of Computer Science, UAB (01/91- 06/92)
References List of publications and references is available upon request.