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Matthew P. Walters
43092 Francis Square
South Riding, VA  20152
Phone: 703-327-7549
Fax: 703-327-0854

Qualifications Summary

Versatile Information Technology professional with project management experience, cross-departmental coordination ability, broad computing expertise, help desk-based client support skills, and workflow process development expertise. Skilled communication coordinator, team builder, and problem solver for both a Fortune 500 manufacturer and a consulting firm providing Internet managed support services.

Professional Experience

Technical Project Manager/Lead Consultant
divine Managed Services formerly marchFIRST
January 2000 - March 2002
McLean, VA
Led installation of Remedy incident management tool, ensuring the smooth operation of Change Management and Incident Management for internal operations. Created related web-based documentation and training.
Supervised projects in the creation of a network operations center, including the installation of an Avaya telephone system with call center and voice mail systems, creation of workflow and change management processes, and the organization of company training sessions.
Team lead in the planning of internal support for new service offering strategy. Developed engineering design, monitoring specifications, installation and testing timelines, and identifying team players.
Developed and implemented intranet site to facilitate and coordinate internal support operations. Designed layout of site to manage information for security and operations audits, and contain data for support, engineering designs, and contact information.
Facilitated external operations audits for the leading airline industry e-commerce site, requiring the coordination of client, audit teams, and internal support staff.
Conducted and delivered an operational and budget feasibility study for a European data center venture. 
Data Warehouse Programmer
PPG Industries, Inc.
 September 1998 - January 2000
Pittsburgh, PA
Created databases storing purchasing and inventory data from an Oracle Financial system by creating and modifying SQL programming and UNIX shell scripts.
Coordinated and led requirement and data validation meetings with a cross-functional team consisting of users and developers.
Supported internal clients using Oracle Financial applications on an Oracle database using SQL tools such as SQLPlus, SQL Navigator, ODBC, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Access.
Created and modified Oracle reports, queries, and views based upon client requests.
Implemented and maintained a departmental Intranet site to reduce number of support calls. Created a system for downloading and automatically opening extremely large chapters of support documentation..
 Intranet Web Developer
 PPG Industries, Inc.
December 1996 - August 1998
Pittsburgh, PA
Designed Intranet web sites using tools Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Visual Interdev, and WinZip Self-Extractor.
Created and documented company standards for Intranet web page design and helped internal customers adhere to the new processes.
Launched and led a monthly user group meeting for Intranet web page developers and provided end-user support on web design tools and general Internet use.
Help Desk Project Leader
PPG Industries, Inc.
 December 1994 - December 1996
Pittsburgh, PA
Assembled, managed, and motivated a telephone-based, first-level PC support team consisting of six contract people.
Installed incident tracking software and a telephone call distribution system to measure support quality.
Created team policies and standards to ensure timely and accurate customer support.
Help Desk Support Contractor at PPG Industries, Inc.
Professional Services Group
 April 1993 - December 1994
Pittsburgh, PA
Developed and taught computer classes to company executives and external sales people.
Provided end-user support for company standard Windows and Macintosh applications.
Recreated and distributed company-wide electronic versions of standard company forms and manuals programmed in Microsoft Office applications.
Computer Support and Retail Sales
MicroAge Computer Store
 August 1989 - April 1993
Pittsburgh, PA
Generated sales for IBM-compatible and Apple Macintosh personal computers and networks. Sold and installed Lucent business telephone systems.
Provided end-user training and technical support.

Technical Skills

Experience with: Remedy, Oracle Financial application with Oracle database, HP OpenView ServiceDesk, Windows NT/2000, UNIX (HPUX, Solaris), HTML, ASP, SQL
Applications: Microsoft Access, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Word, Meeting Maker Scheduler

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Science: Information Science University of Pittsburgh, 1989
ITIL Service Management Essentials March 2000

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