Carmelo Vargas




Software Developer/Engineer, Web Developer/Designer, Database Developer, System Analyst and/or Programmer.

Technology Summary

u  Expert in Web Development: PHP 5.2+/5.3+, X/HTML 1.0, CSS 2, JavaScript 1.5+, AJAX, XML, Web 2.0 RIA.

u  Expert in Database Development: SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, MySQL 4/5.x+.

u  Web Servers: IIS 5/6/7/7.5+ and Apache 2.2.x+.

u  Advanced Security Programming (Cryptography (Encryption / Decryption), SSL (SSH, HTTPS, FTPS), Data Protection).

u  Working Knowledge of .NET (C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET).

u  Expert level C/C++ and Assembly programming.

u  GUI applications programming (C/C++ Win32 API / MFC / VCL, C# WinForms).

u  Operating Systems: Windows (all flavors), Linux (many distros), UNIX (Solaris).

u  Software: SQL Management Studio / Enterprise Manager, Visual Studio 2008, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, NuSphere PHP Editor, Zend Studio, TOAD for MySQL/SQL Servers, Exchange and Active Directory, MS Office, Telephony Software, and most major Open Source Software/Tools (i.e. GNU and others).

u  Working Knowledge of Telephony Software: Interactive Intelligence (PBX/CIC, VOIP, SIP, IVR, Outbound & Inbound Campaigns).

u  Open Source Development Expertise (OmniPHP and SurveyEngine, see links below).

u  Non-stop constant learning by staying in the current trend of technology (reading books and researching).

u  Generic Technical Knowledge: Servers, networking, troubleshooting, proprietary software configuration.

Generic Skills

u  Fully Bilingual (English / Spanish)

u  Report Preparation and Statistics

u  Team Work

u  Fast Learner

u  Advanced Mathematical Knowledge

u  Work Under Pressure

u  Multitasking

Professional Experience

Developer / Programmer

u  Dynamic form driven database intensive development of web applications using all W3C standard technologies (XHTML, CSS, XML, AJAX), open standards (JavaScript), server-side scripting languages (i.e. PHP), and RDBMS’s (i.e. SQL Server and/or MySQL).

u  Developed web applications include: secure user-authenticated session driven sites, custom-developed statistical and/or financial reports, telemarketing dynamic campaign scripts, surveys and questionnaires, automated solutions for data processing and transformation, data entry applications, other custom-built reports (i.e. productivity, database usage), CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) applications, general web sites, customer zones for uploading/importing and downloading/extracting campaign data.

u  Database intensive development full cycle including: design, development, maintenance, optimization, and data transformation.

u  Custom hardcoding of automated solutions for data handling and reports (i.e. develop application to retrieve encrypted data from a customer repository (e.g. FTP/S, Socket Server, Email, etc), decrypt it and manipulate it, install it securely without corrupting database (i.e. no duplicate records nor invalid data), then produce reports after campaign is run which could be accessible online or automatically encrypted and sent to the client on a schedule (i.e. overnight) via email or deposited in our repository or theirs).

u  Data securing and backups on predefined schedule work plans.

u  Web application security: coding protection against SQL injections, session hijacking, cross-site exploits, identity stealing, and other sorts of invalid data injections.

u  Develop hardcoded application logs that serve as backup and security measures in case that data corruption ever happened.

u  Written contingency and audit reports based on IT infrastructure (hardware and software) to allow enterprise to comply with customer requirements (i.e. Banks or Insurance entities).

u  Modified proprietary and open source solutions to meet unique enterprise needs, i.e. Content Management Systems, E-Learning, Intranet / Extranet, E-Marketing Applications, and Telephony Software.

u  Met with customers to develop work plans and viable solutions to their needs and contribute to the IT-side presentations of the enterprise marketing campaigns.

u  Worked with customers from many types of large industries including: Banks, Marketing Companies, Government, Insurance Companies, Telecommunication Companies, Food & Beverage Companies, and Pharmaceuticals.

Statistical Monitor

u  Designed reports, graphs, and statistics for student assistance and requirements for a federal adult education program in the Arecibo region.

u  General office skills.

Employment History

Telecontacto, San Juan, PR

Programmer (Jan 22, 2008 to Present)

departamento de educacion, Arecibo, PR

Statistical Monitor, (Aug 2007 to Jan 2008)

novel group / novel see media, Trujillo Alto, PR

Lead Developer, (July 2007, 1 month freelance job)


University of puerto rico – mayaguez campus, pr

Studied 3 years towards B.S. in Computer Science, did not finish degree for economic reasons (2002 – 2005)

Approved ALL concentration courses in Computer Science field:

(C/C++, Assembly, .NET, Programming Languages, Data Structures, Operating Systems Programming, Internet Programming, Databases)


expertRating advanced php certification

Passed with high score in 95 percentile, Expert Level (August 2009)

expertRating php certification

Passed (July 2009)

Open Source Projects

u  The OmniPHP™ Framework:

u  The SurveyEngine: