Harris Rappaport

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          Culver City, CA            


Expert Java programmer seeks Internet development opportunities



·        15 years programming experience

·        Strong OO design skills

·        Expert Java programmer (11 years experience) – J2EE, JSP, Servlets, Applets, JDBC, EJB, WebLogic, Tomcat, JRun

·        Expert Perl programmer - CGI, DBI

·        Expert ASP.NET programmer - C#

·        Excellent XML Skills - XSLT, Apache's Cocoon, Xerces, Xalan

·        Excellent Database Skills - Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access

·        Excellent Wireless Skills - WAP, Palm

·        Tools - JBuilder, Eclipse, CVS, SOS, ant

·        Other Skills – Ecommerce, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JMS, Swing, Palm OS, Sharepoint



·        Exceptionally logical, analytical, structured, organized

·        Very adept at trouble shooting and problem-solving

·        Continually learning new technologies, keeping skills current

·        Extremely dedicated, committed, responsible

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

·        Work effectively individually or with others as a team

·        Work well under deadlines

·        Passionate about programming




UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  Los Angeles, CA                                                    Dec 2002 – Present

(Full Time)

Lead Software Developer for the Marshall School of Business. Responsible for all new application development, utilizing JSP, JavaBeans and SQL Server Stored Procedures.  Some highlights to date are the MyMarshall Portal, and the Marshall Event Management System.    


FATLINE CYBER INTELLIGENCE  Los Angeles, CA                                                    Jul 2000 – Nov 2002


Main Java developer, responsible for all aspects of reporting software, utilizing JSP, JavaBeans and SQL Server Stored Procedures.  Created highly sophisticated visualization tool utilizing Applet-Servlet pipeline, JSP, JDBC, SQL Server.  This web-based tool enables easy viewing of complex data, and is one of the main selling points for Fatline’s product. 


QUICKSTREET, INC.  Boulder, CO                                                                     Sep 2000 – Dec 2001

(Full Time)

Senior member of an expert team of developers, utilizing state of the art technology (i.e. WebLogic, J2EE, EJB,JSP,  XML, XSLT, Cocoon, etc.) to create a web-based delivery management system.  Led  UI designers in XSLT effort.  Developed Form-to-XML Conversion software (Patent Pending).  Responsible for Presentation Layer of system, Flexible Pricing module, Invoicing, and Retailer Integration Kit. 


JOE ESCOBAR DIAMONDS  Campbell, CA                                                         Sep 2001 – Dec 2001


Created dynamic, multi-functional website for Joe Escobar Diamonds, the largest diamond retailer in Silicon Valley.  Features include registration, login, dynamic catalogue, and wishlists.  Technologies utilized include Java, JSP, JavaBeans, JDBC.


KAPP TECHNOLOGIES  Boulder, CO                                                                     Jul 2001 – Sep 2001


Created dynamic, multi-functional website with features including sophisticated administration area, dynamic multi-language capabilities, and online store with shopping cart.  Technologies utilized include Java, JSP, JavaBeans, JDBC.


XCEED, INC.  New York City, NY & Los Angeles, CA                                       Jul 1997 – Jul 2000

(Full Time)

VP Technology for Reset.com, an internet startup, which was acquired by Xceed, inc.  Sole programmer, responsible for all coding on average of 7 projects at a time, working 70 –100 hour weeks.  Manage projects, HTMLers and designers.  Meet with clients to brainstorm ideas, discuss features of websites.  Clients include HBO, The Matrix, Nine Inch Nails, Interscope Records, Thomas the Tank Engine.


HOME BOX OFFICE  New York City, NY & Los Angeles, CA                             Feb 1993 – Dec 1998

(Full Time)

Lead programmer of a 15 member team responsible for the design, programming and maintenance of the ordering and billing system for HBO’s direct-to-home satellite dish business.  Developed expertise at Enterprise level Mainframe systems, programming in Cobol & CICS.



       The Chubb Institute, Jersey City, New Jersey                                                                 1992 - 1993

       Diploma in Computer Programming  -  G.P.A. 99.5%


       Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York                                                                       1983 - 1987

       Bachelor of Science, Triple Major  -  G.P.A. 3.2

       Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy


References available upon request.