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Thanks so much for your visit! My name is Nick Napier and I’m an experienced web systems engineer and full-stack developer who loves creating analysis and design documentation to ensure that all first-phase stakeholder requests are captured, managing the resulting project, and completing development in an array of languages and processes as part of an engineering team. I love the efficiency and adaptability of agile or DevOps development and the decision process on choosing the best method for the scope at hand.

With 20+ years of experience working in Information Systems in various industries, I bring advanced team leadership and project management and facilitation skills, full-stack systems development using an array of back-end and front end languages, UX logic management, relational database integrations, and API capabilities. I'm currently concentrating on expanding my abilities through working with a Python, Flask, Node.js, and React.js stack on an Azure cloud backbone. To find out if I am a good fit for your time team please read on!

20

20 Years Experience

20 years of experience in the IS/IT industry as an analyst, systems engineer, web developer, director, and college instructor.

M.S.

Master of Science

Masters in Information Systems with speciality application in the academics, defense, and manufacturing industries.

IS

Information Systems

Information systems engineer and full stack developer with complex project design, development, and management experience.

Nick Napier - What I offer

Experience Experience

Working in commercial, academic, and defense industries has allowed for the development of a well-rounded public and private understanding of business with a central concentration on pleasing customers and stakeholders. Past positions show an ability to adapt and expand capabilities while maintaining a systems engineering and development support role as part of a successful team.

Director of Information Systems

XPER, Inc - Saxonburg, PA

2018 ‑ 2021 (3 years)

XPER, Inc - Saxonburg, PA

2018 ‑ 2021 (3 years)

Responsible for analyzing system goals and implementing solutions. The role as Director of IS is to ensure that all projects are well designed, effectively reported to all associated departmental representatives, and delivered to scope within the allotted timeline.

With the adaptive nature of highly complex defense contract manufacturing processes, the core role of the Director of IS is to provide the flexibility to design, develop, test, implement, support, and maintain any and all custom in-house developed and 3rd party integrated systems.

The role involves creating full life-cycle solutions within a custom intranet dashboard framework for many types of data management systems and API interfaces to provide simplified resources for all levels of the business.

Systems to automate AP, AR, payroll, sales, and production are designed and produced by the Director of IS and the small team formed to reduce overhead requirements while simultaneously reducing common data entry, transfer, and management errors.

Also responsible for the development and automation of consistent success rate KPI's for the IS and all other business departments as the core business data and logic contactForm. To meet the lean manufacturing and management model, the Director maintains an open-door policy for team member recommendations through a bottom-up department improvement philosophy that produces results and improves ROI without sacrificing functionality, adaptability, or team harmony.

Systems Engineer

XPER, Inc - Saxonburg, PA

2016 ‑ 2018 (2 years)

XPER, Inc - Saxonburg, PA

2016 ‑ 2018 (2 years)

With a small team composed of a web designer and a ERP administrator, the Systems Engineer is able to manage the XPER, Inc. Sage 500 ERP system and in-house personally developed integrated API frameworks and systems. The Systems Engineer interviews department representatives to develop system analysis and design documents that are executed by the project manager and team members. Managing ongoing projects, project reporting, and roadblock clearing are a major element of day-to-day operations.

The design, development, and management of the defense and commercial products websites and marketing materials (brochures, copy, SOP's) are additional required duties to meet expanding business model of a small growing business.

Systems planning, analysis and design documentation is developed to structure detailed database entity, use case process, and personally developed level 0 and beyond diagrams with traditional Gantt charts for project timeline management.

Primary systems development was conducted using PHP, ASP.NET, Java, Python, CSS, HTML, and JS on both IIS and Apache based server architectures using MSSQL, MySQL, and legacy flat-file integrated database systems.

As a Systems Engineer, the ability to quickly integrate new languages and database systems proves the fact that at the core, all are logically the same and can be learned over a long weekend.

Web Developer

XPER, Inc - Saxonburg, PA

2009 ‑ 2016 (7 years)

XPER, Inc - Saxonburg, PA

2009 ‑ 2016 (7 years)

Responsible for the analysis of business logic and the design of complex commercial database driven web-based solutions to meet the demands of the company and clients. Responsible for the production of full systems analysis and design engineering documentation, user guides, and support management tracking plans for use in the development of all software systems.

Duties include development and administration of MySQL and MSSQL relational databases for use in custom developed and COTS systems. Role includes the management of team members who assist in project development, implementation, and long-term maintenance. Duties also include production of training materials, to conduct training sessions and project presentations, and to work directly with business development to promote DoD and commercial sites, products, and services.

Application Systems Analyst Programmer

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2007 - 2009 (2 years)

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2007 - 2009 (2 years)

Responsible for the design, system planning, host management, budget coordination, and administration of the dynamic MCTC and CCI MySQL database driven websites and administrative content management systems. Duties also include the development of customized web interfaces using Adobe Photoshop and Flash and data management systems using PHP 5, CSS, XHTML, JavaScript with jQuery and Prototype/Scriptaculous AJAX Frameworks, RSS feed generation and import formatting, ASP.NET, and MSSQL databases.

Also responsible for the Analysis, Selection, Implementation, and Technical Support of COTS to meet institutional goals. Other duties included the creation of institution wide Information Technology and Information System policies and guides for staff and student end-users and direct online marketing of the College and its programs using Google AdWords and Search Engine Optimization techniques which helped to lead to a 40% increase in enrollment after one quarter of campaign kickoff.

Adjunct Faculty

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2005 - 2007 (2 years)

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2005 - 2007 (2 years)

Courses taught through the Business and Information Technology and the Division of Continuing and Corporate Education at the Marshall Community & Technical College include the following:

  • IT101 - Fundamentals of Computers
  • IT213 - Web Graphic Design
  • Understanding Photoshop: Public Course - Cont. Education

Responsible for the creation and implementation of online learning modules in Blackboard and the design and distribution of course content and syllabi. Assisted in developing the IT 213 Web Graphic Design program for integration into the Web Developer option under the Information Technology major at the MCTC.

Systems Analyst

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2005 - 2007 (2 years)

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2005 - 2007 (2 years)

Responsible for the management of the MCTC website. Also responsible for technical support, planning, and maintenance of documents and forms for the Student Services department of the MCTC.

Webmaster

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2001 - 2005 (4 years)

MC&TC - Huntington, WV

2001 - 2005 (4 years)

Responsible for the design, system planning, implementation, and the administration of the MCTC website and dynamic AJAX driven interfaces. Provided one-on-one support and analysis for faculty and staff.

Education Education

Marshall University Mastering information systems, project management, and business logic was key to creating a background perfect for offering a highly adaptable and organized person. An initial A.S. was completed to create the bedrock for an understanding of web concepts, mathematics, and project management. The B.S. provided and expansive knowledge of web development languages and structural concepts within a team-based environment. The final M.S. brought an understanding of data structures, algorithms, management information systems, and full systems analysis and design documentation and management.

Master of Science

Information Systems

Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

2007 - 2009

Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

2007 - 2009

Completed a Master's of Science (M.S.) in Information Systems through the Marshall University Graduate College. Graduated Summa Cum Laude in Information Systems. Studied project management, application systems analysis and design, information security, relational database management and design, algorithmic design, communication and network technology, advanced web development and engineering, and geographic information systems (GIS). Thesis argued a structure to modernize higher education web management through a single all-encompassing web interface.

Bachelors of Science

Computer Information Technology

Minor: Modern Languages (French)

Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

2004 - 2007

Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

2004 - 2007

Received a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Computer Information Technology with a major in web system programming and a minor in Modern Foreign Languages (French). Primary research in software engineering, web development using PHP, ASP, AJAX, SQL, XHTML, and CSS, data structure design in C++, database design, advanced mathematics in calculus and statistics, CAD and terra modeling, graphic design, and ecommerce development. Senior project was to produce a college student knowledge sharing tool with a one-of-a-kind and secure AJAX based chat system.

Associate of Applied Science

Information Technology

MC&TC, Huntington, WV.

2001 - 2004

MC&TC, Huntington, WV.

2001 - 2004

Awarded an Associate's Degree (A.A.S.) in Information Technology (Honors) with a major in programming with an emphasis on web and database design. Studied programming in VB, internet publishing, hardware and software maintenance and repair, database management, network communications, and technical report writing.

Latest Projects Nick Napier

With 20+ years of experience working in Information Systems in various industries, I bring advanced team leadership and project management and facilitation skills, full stack systems development using an array of back-end and front end languages, UX logic management, and relational database integrations and API structure capabilities.

Project Description Primary Technologies
microsoft azure Fully updating hosting concepts to be fully cloud-based through the powerful tools of Azure. Implemented this page, nicknapier.com, on an app service to power a Docker container implementation. The nickapier.com project was managed through an Agile SCRUM oriented process using GitHub and an automated action that deploys the pushed Git commits directly to the Microsoft Azure app service and rebuilds for a seamless continuous improvement approach to delivery. Nearing completion of AZ-900 - Azure Cloud Fundamentals course with an estimated certificate receipt in November, 2021. The next addition to my Azure skill set will be advancing into the Data Engineering role. Microsoft Azure, Docker, Git, GitHub, Webpack, Python, Flask
python 3, flask + jinja, node.js + react, SQLAlchemy, azure stack Developed a new personal showcase site using my most recent stack based around Python 3 with Flask and Jinja templates, React with Node.js for the contact form, SQLAlchemy models for the relational SQL database, Webpack for compilation and optimization, Docker for containerization, Git on GitHub for source control, and deployment on a Microsoft Azure cloud app service. Traditional Bootstrap 5 layout assistance with custom SASS CSS, HTML, Javascript (JSX), and inclusion of Google ReCaptcha through React and a custom Python API interface. Python, Flask, Jinja, Node.js, React JS, SQLAlchemy, SASS, CSS, HTML, Javascript (JSX), Webpack, Docker, Git, GitHub, Microsoft Azure, SQL, API, Google API
training Designed, developed, and implemented an advanced company training system with ERP integrated manufacturing employee and badge # lookup for a single point of secure access management. PHP, MySQL, MSSQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, JS, LDAP, IIS.
banking Reduced overhead by developing a fully automated secure ERP based ACI, ACH, and check submission system integrated with PNC via SFTP with automated AP/AR ACH vendor payment emails with generated invoice history details. PHP, MSSQL, JSON, SFTP, PowerShell, IIS.
banking OCR PGP Automated and greatly increase speed of supplier PO payment matching and payment through ERP receipt validation using encrypted Concur based OCR record download and Sage receipt of invoice batch generation. PHP, MSSQL, HTML, CSS3, JSON, SFTP, PGP, SSH, PowerShell, IIS.
sensor Developed and implemented automated cleanroom temperature and humidity monitoring devices with live intranet UI and staff issue notification using Raspberry Pi's with AM2032 sensors to protect sensitive materials. PHP, Python, MySQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, JS, Raspbian, IIS.
form Developed and implemented a modern drag-and-drop approach to quick user-friendly universal form creation to allow for simple data collection for all departments. PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, IIS/Apache.
raspberry pi Developed and implemented a custom Raspberry Pi based, touchscreen enabled employee timeclock system integrated directly with ADP through secure file upload. Built-in RFID SmartCard badge reader and extensive entry validation. PHP, Python, MySQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, JS, SFTP, JSON, Raspbian, IIS.
punch clock Implemented Paycor time management hardware across multiple sites within a DoD secure enterprise network architecture. General TCP/IP Networking
barcode Developed a modern barcode-based Sage 500 ERP linked kiosk WO labor entry system with automated material backflushing. PHP, MSSQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, JS, IIS.
level 0 Produced a Level-0 BOM routing recursion system with automated estimated manufacturing date assignment through historical production data traversing to drastically reduce production planning overhead. PHP, MSSQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery, JS, LDAP, IIS.
Handoff Oversaw the technical SOP development, capability analysis, and data handoff process to sell 4 commercial companies previously owned and operated by parent company. PHP, MySQL, MSSQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, Wordpress.
DCMS Designed and developed a business file management system with complete file revision control with secure file streaming and automated document approval and historical archiving using BLOB storage or share file links. PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, IIS, LDAP.
Backgammon Developed a Prestashop module integration allowing for custom SVG-based commercial backgammon board design and accessory building with multiple material and color visualizations with design-to-print vector artwork generation. Prestashop, PHP, HTML, CSS3, MySQL, ImageMagick, JS, jQuery, SVG, Apache, PayPal.
SMS Produced and successfully deployed a complete municipal management system with Google maps API for visual sign, asset, parcel, and live field employee tracking through GPS enabled ToughBook devices. PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS3, jQuery, Google Maps API, Python, GPS, Custom Mobile Device API.

Expertise Nick Napier

The following is a brief listing of topics, software, languages, and processes along with the level and years of experience working with the subject. For details on any subject or to ask about any other topics then please feel to reach out to me using the contact form.

Business and Management Expertise Level Years of Experience
Business System Analysis Expert 20
Meeting Management (QUEST - 2nd Level Facilitator) Expert 11
Project Management Expert 17
RFP Creation and Response Writing Expert 11
Technical Report Writing Expert 20
Web Administration Expert 19
Cloud Computing Expertise Level Years of Experience
Azure - App Services Deployment Intermediate 0.5
Azure - Container App Deployment (Docker) Knowledgeable 0.25
Azure - Fundamentals Expert 0.5
Azure - SSL Configuration Knowledgeable 0.25
Communication Expertise Level Years of Experience
Committee, Board, and Group Communication Expert 11
Public Speaking Expert 20
Computer Software and Hardware Management Expertise Level Years of Experience
A+ Aries Certified Hardware and Software Technician Expert 18
Hardware and Software Quote Production and Ordering Expert 4
Data Management Expertise Level Years of Experience
Data Analysis Expert 15
Data Manipulation and Formatting Expert 15
Relational Database Design and Management in MySQL and MS SQL Expert 18
Database Expertise Level Years of Experience
MSSQL Expert 8
MySQL Expert 18
ORACLE Knowledgeable 1
PL/SQL Knowledgeable 1
SQL Expert 15
SQLAlchemy Database Models Intermediate 0.25
SqlLite Expert 1
Engineering and Development Expertise Level Years of Experience
Application Systems Analysis Expert 15
Application Systems Design Expert 15
Framework Implementation and Development Expert 6
Software Development Intermediate 3
Web Application Development Expert 11
eCommerce Development Expert 6
Foreign Language Expertise Level Years of Experience
French Knowledgeable 2
Mentoring and Training Expertise Level Years of Experience
Custom Course Content Preparation and Planning Expert 2
Group Training Expert 11
Online Course Development and Delivery (WebCT BlackBoard) Expert 1.5
Online Seminar Training (WebEX) Intermediate 1
Networking Expertise Level Years of Experience
Network Administration using Directory Tools Intermediate 2
Network Design Intermediate 1
Network Security Management Knowledgeable 1
Web Server Management (CPanel & Linux, IIS) Expert 11
Programming Expertise Level Years of Experience
ASP Web Development and Integration Intermediate 2
ASP.NET Knowledgeable 2
Bootstrap 2, 3, 4, and 5 Layout Design Expert 10
C++ Datastructures and Programming Knowledgeable 2
CSS Interface Design Expert 20
CakePHP Knowledgeable 0.5
Docker Containers Knowledgeable 0.25
Flask Knowledgeable 0.5
Git w/ GitHub (Source Control + Actions) Knowledgeable 0.5
HTML Expert 20
JQuery Javascript AJAX Framework Expert 11
JavaScript Intermediate 18
Jinja Knowledgeable 0.25
Node.js Knowledgeable 0.5
PHP Web Development and Administrative Systems Engineering Expert 20
Prototype Framework & Add-ons Expert 4
Python 3 Knowledgeable 0.5
RSS Intermediate 2
React js Intermediate 0.5
SASS SCSS Intermediate 0.25
SOAP Knowledgeable 3
Scriptaculous Javascript AJAX Framework Expert 3
VB.NET Algorithmic and Software Design Intermediate 3
XML Intermediate 4
XSLT Knowledgeable 1
Software Expertise Level Years of Experience
Adobe Acrobat Expert 18
Adobe Illustrator Knowledgeable 1
Adobe Photoshop Expert 15
AutoCad 2D and 3D Knowledgeable 1
Banner Unified Digital Campus Intermediate 2
Coldfusion Knowledgeable 1
Jira Knowledgeable 0.25
Kleopatra (PGP Key Management) Intermediate 0.5
Linux Ubuntu Intermediate 1
Microsoft Access Intermediate 2
Microsoft Excel Expert 15
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) Knowledgeable 1
Microsoft Powerpoint Expert 25
Microsoft Project Expert 18
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Knowledgeable 1
Microsoft Visio Expert 10
Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 10 Expert 20
Microsoft Word Expert 25
PyCharm Intermediate 1
Rational Rose Intermediate 1
SQL Server Management Studio Expert 7
Smartdraw Expert 11
VirtualBox w/ Image Building Intermediate 1
Web Frameworks and API Implementations Expertise Level Years of Experience
Google Maps API Knowledgeable 2
Google ReCaptcha V2 & V3 - PHP, Python w/ React + Custom API Intermediate 5
OSTicket Expert 1
PrestaShop Expert 2
Shopify Intermediate 1
WordPress Intermediate 4

Profile Nick Napier

My professional expertise meshes well with my life-long interest in learning new methods to create. I'm a proud husband to an incredible woman and a father to a son -- my best creation ever. Below you'll find a general listing of my interests and personality for a quick and easy introduction to how I may fit within your team.

Wedding Photo
Painting
Nick with Baby
Raspberry Pi and Arduino Microcontrollers
Microcontrollers give us programmers an incredible opportunity to interact with the real world without starting from scratch.
Electronics and Circuit Tinkering
Love finding ways to gather input, interact with relays, and provide visual cues for operators on screens, speakers, and LEDs.
Visual Arts
Oil painting, graphic design, and just making my environment clean, simple, and expressive.
Virtual Reality
Early adopter of the HTC Vive and big believer of the technology and how it can bring us together while getting us out of our seats.
Home Organization
While this may sound a bit silly, there are few things more relaxing than keeping an organized space!
Making my Baby Laugh
My little boy was born in December 2020 in the middle of the restrictions so he's still tiny and the most fun that I've ever had!
Life Productivity Systems Design
If I can express how much of a lover of systems engineering I am then it's how I approach all aspects of my life through efficiency.
Gardening
I love to grow tomatoes, peppers, beans, pumpkins, ground cherries, and herbs indoors and out to feed my family and friends.
Cooking
Relationships are born in the kitchen and preparing tasty dishes with my wife and friends has always been a big part of my weekends.
Magic the Gathering
A true nerd knows that mixing math, attributes, and effects with a fun backstory leads to one heck of a fun time with friends!

Travels

Where I've traveled for work, studying aboard, and for holidays. I'm a big fan of traveling and am always happy to visit somewhere new.

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