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Brent Gerard Betz
180 Hillsborough Drive - Athens - Georgia - 30606 - USA : 970.462.7368 :

Experience

Liberated Media, LLC : Athens, Georgia
January 2012 - Present
Principal

Site design/creation, desktop/mobile application development, Internet presence/branding, scalable content management solutions, interactive multimedia e-book authoring/publishing

ESP - Engineering Solutions & Products, Inc. : Ft. Gordon, Georgia
October 2011 - March 2012
Systems Engineer

Supporting the Joint Army Experimentation Program as Subject Matter Expert and technical support in the area of Proof of Concept testing for Army tactical operational communications systems and networks for the Current Force, LandWarNet Concept, Modular Forces and Future Force Army using the Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment (BLCSE).

USfalcon, Inc. : Ft. Gordon, Georgia
June 2010 - August 2011
Software Engineer

In accordance with the statement of work, developed simulation training for Army systems such as JNN, SPOF, FBCB2, MCS and other ABCS capacities. Provided instruction in the areas of communications and information technology systems, training aids devices, simulators and simulations for current and future systems (i.e., the STRYKER Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), modularity, Network operations (NETOPS), information assurance, network management and security, homeland defense, and the fielding of digital C4ISR systems). Assisted with development input to Army requirements documentation while working with Combat developers, program managers, TRADOC system managers, and HQDA. Assisted training Developers with development on New Equipment Systems training documentation and performed all associated tasks involved in fielding to all Army proponents. Assisted with development of documentation for government use in the management, strategic planning, and coordination of analysis, design, and development of training programs. Provided COHORT training for the SBCT at the Signal Center and other TRADOC centers and schools. Assisted with design, development, and coordination of new training programs and products, to include computer-based training (CBT) and distant learning lessons or modules. Assisted with coordination of new equipment training data and training program impacts, documented routine technical problems and/or recommended corrective actions concerning new equipment training. Provided design analysis for transitioning future Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) training from Flash-based production to non-proprietary, more accessible HTML5 content.

Developed and implemented procedures for training product validation. Maintained existing frontend, database, and bug tracking systems installed two years prior in this same position (see below) using HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, Apache, MySQL, PHP. System integration testing used gray box methodology for the following topics: scope, compatibility, functional, dynamic, and verification/validation.

Simulation/Software/CBT products included:

The Angelo Group, Inc. : Evans, Georgia
June 2009 - June 2010
Marketing Manager/Web Architect

Re-designed/maintained corporate web site using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Designed/maintained corporate intranet using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Installed/configured/maintained Content Management System (CMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) servers/software on Apple Mac mini using Apache, MySQL, PHP. Re-designed/administered mixed (Windows/Mac) corporate network of ~15 users. Created user-specific asset databases and directories. Created web-based tools to solicit feedback, provide better data visualization, and improve efficiency using HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery), Flash, MySQL, PHP.

USfalcon, Inc. : Ft. Gordon, Georgia
September 20098 - June 2009
Software Engineer

Conducted testing of Army simulations/CBTs for Windows Vista compatibility. Lead validation work groups in evaluating alternatives to current testing system that resulted in a more cost/time effective environment and procedure set. Played key role in the development of standardized testing procedures in support of product testing for the U.S. Army Signal Center that were later used in the default assessment routine. Created repositories on Windows and Mac networks and versioning system for functional source code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Lingo, ActionScript, MaxScript, XML) using Subversion. Implemented bug reporting procedure and software using Bugzilla and, later, Mantis. Constructed database and web-based frontend for test results entry and automated data retrieval using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Assisted department heads in identifying bugs with current deliverables in order to better facilitate reporting to contractors.

JANUS Research Group, Inc. : Evans, Georgia
November 2002 - August 2008
Marketing Coordinator

Created company-wide marketing strategy, designed trademarked branding elements (logos, phrases, etc.), re-designed/maintained corporate site, produced volumes of marketing materials for company products and services (internal and external), formulated branding and identity guidelines, designed proposal submission templates, produced company newsletter, and created web-based tools to solicit feedback, provide better data visualization, and improve efficiency.

Project Lead

Phase 1 Project Lead for Serious Games laboratory safety application for National Institutes of Health. Responsibilities included development meetings with client, creating initial application prototype, market research for target demographic (graduating high school seniors), GUI design.

Senior Simulations Architect

Created interactive 3D simulations of mobile communications infrastructure for the DoD/Army Signal Corp. This process included 3D modeling, programming the immersive environment, developing API structures, GUI design, and developing tools to auto-generate documentation.

Projects included:

TSAV, Inc. : Athens, Georgia
May 2002 - November 2002
Lead Digital Artist

Created digital line art from hand-drawn sketches for audio/video paper manuals and blueprint schematics. Re-designed existing web site to allow greater functionality, availability of new data, and dynamic updating by employees without requiring coding experience. Managed office wireless network and Intranet. Create animations and programmed remote application for serving advertisements on plasma media screens located throughout Athens, designed promotional print material. Performed some CAD work.

TRYBL, LLC. : Athens, Georgia
April 2001 - November 2002
Lead Interactive Media Architect

Conceptualized, created, and produced design elements for various media to be used as self-promotional material for TRYBL. These projects include: front-end design for corporate enterprise portals, graphical user interfaces for location-aware information retrieval systems, self-guiding Flash-based applications for networked kiosks, feature-rich multimedia presentations for self-executing CD-ROM's and dynamic Flash products (animated Chat client using XML Sockets, importing real time data from PHP scripts into the .swf environment, etc.) for the Internet, Intranet, and Pocket PC devices. Web site design was also performed.

Averick New Media : Athens, Georgia
March 2000 - April 2001
Senior Designer/Project Manager

Responsible for leading the development team through design and production processes, both as the senior designer and Project Manager. Designed and produced web sites for a variety of small to medium sized companies in several different industries. Conducted client visioning sessions and regular production meetings. Averick also produced CD-ROM business cards running Flash-based applications, as well as assisted clients in establishing their unique corporate identity through logo design and assorted print marketing materials.

Education
Samford University : Birmingham, Alabama
1989 - 1990

Georgia State University : Atlanta, Georgia
1991 - 1993

Skills
Programming
Software
Considerations
References
References and Letters of Recommendation Available Upon Request...