Bret Williams

I’m well educated and well read. I’ve had an information technology (IT) career for 30+ years and I’d like to leverage that experience into a new career.

Seeking a career change after 30 years in the information technology industry. 
I feel called to teach or train others in a humble and thoughtful manner that I’ve cultivated over my professional life.
  • Passionate, experienced programmer specializing in Microsoft technologies in the industry for over 20 years
  • Adept at interdepartmental communication, adherence to proven methodologies of software development
  • Can create greenfield applications or work on legacy systems
  • Knowledgeable about how to create Windows services, MVC web apps, API web services and desktop/console applications, other JavaScript frameworks I’m familiar with: Bootstrap/Angular, studying React
  • Having programmed and architected many large websites over the years I bring wisdom and experience to any software project

Experience

Software Engineer III | Oneil | May 2021 – Oct 2021

Worked on several projects using .NET Core 3.0, MVC, Angular, TypeScript, C#, Microsoft SQL Server

Contract | QTC | July 2020 – May 2021

Worked on numerous projects using C#, MVC, Bootstrap, JQuery, Javascript, T-SQL (Microsoft SQL), PL/SQL (Oracle), RabbitMQ.  Web API, Fullstack, Windows services.

Senior Director of Application Development | MATCH.COM | July 2010 – March 2020   

Responsible for managing and working on two teams – Billing and back end services and tools.   This wide area of responsibility covered all aspects of billing: purchasing, refunds, chargebacks, financial reporting, accounting and finance interactions as well.  Backend services covered user photos, profiles and the tools to administer them including all aspects of customer support applications.   Oversaw and coordinated billing system migration from one platform to another.   I managed 25% and developed 75% of the time.

Lead Engineer | MATCH.COM | March 2008 – July 2010

Hired to lead development on several large projects and new site features.    Website customer facing features, new payment methods and ownership of the subscription system flow and customer care applications and integrations were just a few of my responsibilities and accomplishments.

Director of Web Development | Mossyoak Camouflage | December 2005 – February 2008

Responsible for managing a team and engineering /programming that developed and maintained two subscription websites for this company.  The first is a real estate site that sells hunting real estate (www.mossyoakproperties.com) and the second (now shut) was a subscription site for paid video content and other features.   I designed the website architecture, chose technologies, hired the team and led the implementation.

(historical list of job positions available on LinkedIn)

Education

Computer Information Systems, BBA

1993 Texas State University

Graduated cum laude