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@johnhwardjr
Flag of United States Madison, United States
Member since December, 2006
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John H. Ward, Jr. 

- Over 34 years of experience in the computer industry: - Software development using many different languages and, operating systems since 1980 - Hardware includes analog and digital component level troubleshooting since 1979 - Independent Contractor full and part time since 1985
$50 USD/hr
24 Reviews
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  • 64%Jobs Completed
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  • 19%Repeat Hire Rate

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    “Very good and fast, as always!”

    martijndutch Flag of Netherlands 1 month ago.
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    “Third project.. Again a succes!:) John has a good knowledge about GTSE/Opengts. We would recommend him for your projects.”

    martijndutch Flag of Netherlands 3 months ago.
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    “again great project!!”

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    “good freelancer, good work, good communication!”

    martijndutch Flag of Netherlands 3 months ago.
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    “I am extremely satisfy with John's work. He exceeded my expectation. His knowledge and professionalism exceeded at every level. Very nice person and he takes his time to explain and make sure that everything it is working. He is Just Amazing...Thank You John. I will continue requesting your skills.”

    kkaazzy Flag of United States 1 year ago.
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  • image of dejaiman GPS Platform $3655.00 USD

    “John is very very efficient, professional and business like. He has great experience and knowledge in many many areas. He also shares his wisdom, ensuring your end product is an amazing and proper one! The delivery took longer than we both thought, due to device issues nothing to do with time management or anything of the sort. I can certainly recommend him to anyone and most definitely will rehire him for future work.”

    dejaiman Flag of Trinidad and Tobago 1 year ago.
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Experience

Network Support Engineer 4

Feb 2005 - Dec 2005 (10 months)

Full time regular employment o Member of team which monitored internet servers and network infrastructure o Provided level 4 application support to over 180,000 customers on both Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP and Windows 2000/IIS 5/MS SQL/ASP .NET platforms o Resolved issues related to databases, email, installation of software, use of design tools and coding of web sites o Some languages used include Cold Fusion, ASP/ASP .NET, VB, C#, PERL, PHP and Unix shell scripts

C/C++ Programmer

Feb 2002 - Apr 2004 (2 years)

Full time contractor position o Member of team which developed software for retail and OEM distribution using Visual C++ v6 o Code, debug and test positive payment, check printing and ACH applications o Code, debug and test DLL's to facilitate communications with financial institutions o Developed and documented test procedures and scripts o Documented source code o Code and debug utilities to streamline day to day development activities

Chief Software Engineer

May 1999 - Nov 2000 (1 year)

Member of 5 person start up team, full time o Developed, coded and debugged portal web sites using PERL, HTML, CSS o Designed and implemented portal databases using PERL o Implemented E-Comm web sites o Installed, repaired and administered LAN and office computer hardware o Installed and administered Apache, DNS, wu-ftp, DHCP and SAMBA servers

Educational Technology Specialist

Apr 1993 - Dec 1993 (8 months)

Short term full time regular employee o Participated in the selection of LAN cabling, installation and equipment vendors o Oversaw the installation of LAN cabling in 14 schools and 4 administration buildings o Installed and maintained the IBM PS2 equipment in classrooms and administration offices o Installed and maintained 23 Netware and 5 Netware servers o Installed and administered ICLAS and other software o Trained teachers in the use of ICLAS classroom administration software and other

Programmer/Electronics Technician

May 1990 - Sep 1991 (1 year)

Full time independent contractor o Developed a FoxPro application for Massachusetts cities and town census o Developed a parish management application for churches using Clipper o Developed a funeral management application for Funeral Directors using Clipper o Developed a patient management application for hospital pastoral counseling centers using dBase o Installation, configuration and repair of PC hardware and peripherals o Installation, configuration and repair of LAN equipment and cabling o Work

Assembly Specialist/Electronics Technician

Sep 1986 - Nov 1989 (3 years)

Full time regular employment o Assembled, tested, burnt-in and repaired hand held data collectors o Trained and assisted fellow technicians o Worked with engineering staff to increase product reliability o Designed and built test fixtures and engineering prototypes o Developed and documented test procedures o Developed and coded software utilities to streamline day to day production activities

Senior Electronics Technician/Programmer

Jun 1985 - Mar 1994 (8 years)

Full time or part time as required - long term contractor/customer relationship o Troubleshot and repaired pinball machines, video games and jukeboxes o Installed and repaired sound and alarm systems o Developed a FoxPro application to track equipment in the field, repair history and inventory o Trained and assisted fellow technicians o Designed and built test fixtures

Programmer/Electronics Technician

Feb 1985 - May 1994 (9 years)

Full time or part time as required - long term contractor/customer relationship o Developed software for cash registers and PC based Point Of Sale systems o Repaired cash register, Point Of Sale and PC hardware o Installed and repaired cabling for LANs and Inter Register Communications o Worked with sales staff and customers to determine customer requirements o Customer support both telephone and walk-in o Sales of paper and other supplies

Electronics Technician

Dec 1983 - Mar 1984 (3 months)

Full / part time position concurrent with my employment at Tranti Systems o Assembly, alignment, testing and repair of Induction Coupled Plasma Spectrometers o Trained and assisted fellow technicians o Worked with engineering staff to increase product reliability o Designed and built test fixtures and engineering prototypes o Developed and documented test procedures

Seinor Electronics Technician/Programmer

Sep 1979 - Feb 1985 (5 years)

Started as part time in Senior year of High School then full time after graduation. o Testing, burn-in and repair of Electronic Cash Registers designed for the Fast Food industry o Trained and assisted fellow technicians o Worked with engineering staff to increase product reliability o Designed and built test fixtures o Test fixture software development using 8008, 8080/8085 assembly languages and Tranti Systems' in-house BASIC o Development and documentation of test procedures o Documentation

Education

Pascal and FORTRAN courses at University of Lowell, Lowell, MA

1986 - 1987 (1 year)

Eletronics Program and High School Diploma, Nashoba Valley Regional Technical High School

1978 - 1980 (2 years)

Certifications

Sharp Authorized Service Technician (1985)

Sharp Electronics, Corporation

Certified by Sharp Electronics Corporation to service their Cash Registers and Point Of Sales equipment

Publications

Test Procedures for Tranti Model 21

Test procedures for Tranti Systems Electronic Cash Register Model 21. A guide for testing and trouble shooting. Used by the production, field service repair and final test departments.

Test Procedures For The Tranti Systems Model 28

Test procedures for Tranti Systems Electronic Cash Register Model 28. A guide for testing and trouble shooting. Used by the production, field service, repair and final test departments.

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