Kathy Geary, Senior Software Engineer
New York, NY

  I am seeking a position in a small to mid-sized company, leveraging my business, creative and technical skills. I like to telecommute and am also available for on-site work in Manhattan. I will consider non-profit fine arts oriented companies.
  This is a seasoned professional with experience in the user interface design of mission-critical web products and applications, working in a large team. She has also worked alone to create entire websites - design, constuction and deployment of promotional and e-commerce websites, either producing new creative or adapting existing content. She has the ability to quickly learn and master new software and technologies.

Kathy is a Senior Software Engineer with a leading Legal Services corporation going on six years. She has learned best-practices working in a company with a CMMI Level 2 rating for software development, and with consultants from Digitas, Accenture and Frog Design and with off-shore resources from TCS and TATA companies in India. Prior to joining CT Corp she successfully launched and ran her own company for six years in New York City providing services in music production, audio engineering and promotional materials. Her first work experience in NYC was with HBO where worked for seven years and gained management experience in Marketing Operations.
Portfolio of Live Web Sites
  Of the 40 different sites I have created 7 are currently online.
Sole resource, responsible for entire site design, deployment and ongoing maintenance:
www.popaganda.com "POPaganda: The Art of Ron English"
www.serbophoto.com "Celin Serbo Photography"
www.ariaready.net"Kirkpatrick Productions - Opera"
www.equitystep.com "Equity Step"
www.riversidechoral.org "Riverside Choral Society"
www.landoverllc.com "Landover Development Partners"
www.kathygeary.com "Kathy's Reality A Musicians Life"
  Member of large application development team, Kathy works with marketing product specialists, project managers, business analysts, software developers, quality assurance, database and e-infrastructure specialists:
www.ctadvantage.com and www.hcue.com "CT Corporation System"
  • HTML 4.01, XHTML -- complex tables, component-based design, performant code, forms
  • CSS (level 2)
  • XML, XSLT, XSD: well-formed documents in a three-tier architecture
  • Browser incompatibilities, workarounds (Netscape, Mozilla, Opera, IE, Safari)
  • Document Object Model, events
Programming Languages
  • Javascript: DHTML/DOM manipulation
Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • user driven development: user flows, workflows, wireframes, page specs
  • effective visio
  • sitemaps, information architecture
  • contextual design - user observation and feedback
Web Application Development
  • n-tier applications
  • state maintenance: cookies, query strings
  • CMMI Level 2 Software Development Lifecycle
  • Concept phase: gathering High Level requirements from Business staekholders and generating a Tracebility matrix
  • Analysis phase: generating all UI Artifacts: users flows, wireframes, page specs; obtain Business approval and sign-off
  • Construction phase: build interface and all components, perform shakeout in DEV environment prior to QA testing
  • Testing phase: defect fixes from QA tests
  • Post-mortem phase: lessons learned and best practices
  • web safe colors
  • file formats
  • lossy vs. lossless compression: when to use
  • colorspace issues, palettes
  • basic typography
  • effective photoshop
  • slicing, reassembling, image maps, buttons, rollovers
  • Altova XML Spy Enterprise, Altova StyleVision Enterprise
  • Allaire HomeSite 5.0, BB Edit
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Flash MX
  • Micorsoft Visual Source Safe, Visio
  • Adobe PhotoShop 7, Extensis Tools
  • Adobe Image Ready 2.0 - image animation and slicing
  • Adobe In Design CS - publication layout, books etc.
  • Adobe Premiere 6.0 - video editing
  • Pro Tools, Steinberg Wavelab 4.0 - audio editing & mastering and mp3 encoding
  • Real Audio Producer G2, Real Audio Helix
  • Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Notes
  • WS FTP-Pro
  • Microsoft Office - Word and Excel
  2000 - present CT Corporation System New York, NY
Senior Software Engineer
    CT Corporation System serves attorneys and corporations by providing services for corporate records management, statutory representation, document retrieval, filing and searching for corporate and UCC transactions. It is the biggest company in the corporate and representation services business in the U.S., a total market estimated at about $310 million.
    This candidate has six years experience in the design of mission-critical web products. As part of the User Interface Group, she is the project lead for CT Corporation’s “hCue” corporate governance product, providing UI design, documentation and construction. Based on high level requirements as provided by product specialists and business analysts, she creates both presentation and functional UI artifacts: Visio based user flows and wireframes as the model for HTML construction, page specifications for functionality, based on use cases. The product is built on a .NET framework and the interface is componentized for maximun code re-use. She manages the work using project management methodology for estimation and status tracking.
    At the start of her tenure at CT Corporation her strong problem solving skills contributed to the successful launch of an on-line education product “Learn @ CT”, as a member of the two-person development team technically assessing and modifying off-the-shelf Docent Enterprise software. The course content consists of a series of Flash movies within the Docent framework, she built the Flash templates used to generate the courses.

1993-1999 Geary Media Services New York, NY
  • Originated and launched a music services company specializing in cassette and DAT duplication, audio editing and music production. Identified a previously under-serviced market niche and developed clientele from the NYC music community with long term customer relationships.
  • Website design and implementation. Utilized html, graphic and audio skills to quickly develop and implement entire websites. Prior to the popularity of mp3s, she converted DAT music demos to Real Audio files for media streaming, successfully integrating audio into site design with cross browser compatibility. Produced original artwork with the appropriate compression to produce high quality, small bandwidth files. Utilized Macromedia Dreamweaver software to facilitate site management and produce engaging Flash animations.
  • Original graphic design for printwork; 4-color cassette and CD covers, insert booklets, face labels, traycards, posters, postcards, and flyers. She designed a 200 p. book for Leyerly Publications. She is highly skilled at the production of industry standard artwork and layouts using Adobe In Design.

  • 1986-1993 Home Box Office New York, NY
    Marketing Operations, Assistant Manager
  • Executed a multi-million dollar marketing incentive program disbursing license fee rebates to thousands of national cable affiliates, worked closely with finance group, information services and account reps in ten regional offices. Received cable company subscriber documentation, verified eligibility from offers made via direct mail and DRTV and processed rebates through in-house systems.
  • Developed and managed a fulfillment system for premiums and value added offers (phones, radios, discount coupons, etc) during marketing campaigns, servicing hundreds of thousands of HBO subscribers. Worked with outside vendors handling data entry of subsriber names and addresses and a lettershop for premium fulfillment.
  • Nominated for Gyphon Award for lowering annual fulfillment operating expenses by $250,000 by researching then engaging and an off-shore data entry vendor.
  • Managed a staff of four employees in the execution of back-end processes for marketing campaigns. Tracked cable affiliate subscriber gains and response rates based on promotional vehicle, direct mail, direct response TV, etc.
  • Supplied upper management with statistical reports to facilitate marketing strategy and cable affiliate relations. Worked closely with in-house IT to develop computer support and processes combining a regional network with a legacy main-frame system. FOCUS reports against the mainframe.
      Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX Bachelor of Music graduated Cum Laude
    North Texas State University Denton, TX Master of Music Voice Performance major

    References available on Request