|1985||B.S. in Biology. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin.|
|1985-88||Graduate Studies in Biochemistry. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.|
Areas of Expertise
Since 1979 I have had experience in programming and using a variety of computer systems. As a Senior Developer for UniSource Energy Services, I have extensive hands-on experience in almost every aspect of creating and administrating spatial databases using ArcGIS, Smallworld, and related applications. I am adept at integrating digital and non-digital data from various sources into a unified GIS, and have developed C++, .NET, and Magik applications for data entry, import/export, DBA, and analysis. Past experience as an environmental GIS consultant has given me a diverse GIS background at a variety of project levels ranging from simple biological and archaeological surveys to complex mine reclamation programs. I also have experience in Oracle database creation and administration. Recently, I have shifted my focus to developing rich, cost-saving field and office applications using ArcGis Runtime technology.
|Certification:||Certified GIS Professional (GISP), 2004 (renewed 2009, 2014)|
|Current Software Skills:||ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Runtime (.NET, Qt), ArcFM Designer|
|2012-present||Senior Engineering Application Developer. UniSource Energy Services, Flagstaff, Arizona.|
|2004-2012||Operations Technology Integrator. UniSource Energy Services, Flagstaff, Arizona.|
|1999-2004||Senior Programmer/Analyst. UniSource Energy Services (formerly Citizens Arizona Gas), Flagstaff, Arizona.|
|1992-99||GIS Consultant. SWCA, Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona.|
|1990-92||Junior Consultant. SWCA, Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona.|
|1989-90||Database Manager and Desktop Publishing Specialist. Citizen's Network, Ithaca, New York (a non-profit environmental awareness organization).|
Current Responsibilities and Accomplishments
Administrative Duties: Application support and development. GIS database administrator for UniSource Energy Services UNS Gas and UNS Electric divisions. Data model evolution.
Selected Completed Applications: ArcMap-based field and office applications including: QA/QC; network outage analysis; custom locators; automated plotting; datum-transformed GPS display with snapping; saved visibility settings. ArcReader-based field and office applications including: many functions previously implemented in ArcMap; field data entry and synchronization with ArcSDE; layout template selection and As-Built plots. ArcGIS Runtime .NET field and office applications replacing ArcReader.
Major Completed Projects: Migration of data and applications from Smallworld to ArcGIS. Integration of GIS with new CIS database platform (CC&B) through Oracle. ArcGIS Server intranet applications. ArcMap field applications utilizing two-way geodatabase replication. ArcReader field applications. ArcGIS for Silverlight application implementation. ArcFM Designer implementation for UNS Electric, with SOA integration to Oracle Business Suite. ArcFM Designer implementation for UNS Gas.
[Some GIS code examples are available at my personal web site: www.pierssen.com]