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Frank W. Zammetti




I am an architect/lead developer with ~25 years of professional software development (~40 years of development experience overall) who has shown myself to be a forward-thinking influencer in the environments I have worked in.  Throughout my career, I have built a diverse and extensive record of accomplishment in projects ranging in size from small applications I alone developed to large-scale enterprise-class systems, as both an individual developer and lead developer and architect.  I have significant experience in many aspects of management, including product procurement, resource acquisition and retention, project management and peer review.  I have a demonstrated ability to lead teams and make them better through mentoring, direction-setting and positive interpersonal interactions.  I am what most consider a valuable generalist with a vast breadth of knowledge and the proven ability to bring that knowledge to bear on problems often regarded as intractable by others and devise novel solutions that ultimately lead to successful conclusions to any project with which I am involved.


Skills, Abilities, and Certifications


High proficiency/expert skills

Agile, Ant, Business Analysis, CSS, Confluence, Corona SDK, DWR, Docker/containers, Eclipse/RAD, Express, ExtJS, Flutter, Game Design, HTML5, Human-Computer Interaction Design, IntelliJ IDEA, Java, J2EE, JUnit, JavaScript. Jira, JSON, Lua, Maven, Microsoft Office (all Apps), NeDB, Node, NPM, Object-Oriented Design, PC Hardware, Paint Shop Pro, REST, Sonatype Nexus, SPA/RIA Development, SQL, Struts, Subversion, Test-Driven Development, Tomcat, Usability/Human Factors, VBScript, Web Framework Architecture, Veracode, Virtualization Technologies, Webix, WebSphere, Windows (all versions), XML, YAML


Proficient skills

ASP (classic), Adobe AIR, Babel, Bash, C/C++, Cordova/PhoneGap, DOJO, Git/GitLab, Graphic Design, Grunt, Gulp, Harvest, Hazelcast, IIS, Jenkins, jQuery, JSX, LDAP, MS Office Development, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, MySQL, Network Engineering/Protocols (TLS, TCP/IP, etc.), Nexus IQ, NoSQL, Oracle, PHP, PostgreSQL, Project Management, PWA Development, QuickBASIC, React/React Native, Redux, RDBMS Design, Secure Coding Principles, Sencha Touch, SharePoint, Snowbound, SOAP Web Services/SOA, SonarQube, Spring Framework, SQLite, TypeScript, Unix/Linux, Visual Basic/VBA, Visual Studio Code, Webpack


Some proficiency/experience

.Net, Angular, Assembly, AWS, Azure, Bootstrap, Business Objects, CICS, COM/ActiveX Development, Crystal Reports, CVS, Dojo, EasyTrieve, Flash/Flex, Fortran, Google Cloud Platform, Grunt, IBM Web Templates, JCL, LoadRunner, Machine Learning, MacOS, Native Android Development, Native iOS Development, Novell, OIDC, Portal Technology, PowerBASIC, Python, Raspberry Pi Development, Redis, SiteMinder, SQL Server Reporting Tools, Tizen Development, TSO/ISPF, UFT, Unity 3D, Visual FoxPro, VR Development, WebSockets, Windows Mobile/Windows CE Development, XSLT, YUI, webOS Development



*        HFI (Human Factors International) Certified Usability Analyst (CUA)

*        Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)

*        Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certifications

*        CompTIA I-Net+, A+ and Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Associate certifications

*        Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)

*        PreVisor Certifications: Computer Industry Knowledge, XML, WWW Concepts, Java,
Internet Industry Knowledge, Internet Concepts, HTML Programming, Computer Configuration And Maintenance, Active Server Pages Programming, Web Programming, Internet Security, E-Commerce Concepts Analysis, Object-Oriented Developing, Network Technician, IIS Administration, Computer Electronics, Visual Basic Programming, Visual FoxPro Programming, High IT Aptitude, Computer Technician, Windows Administration, C++ Programming, Assembly Language, Computer Technical Support, Office Development, and numerous others.

Work Experience


Regular full-time work (projects listed in reverse chronological order)


Architect/Developer – BNY Mellon, November 1996 – Present

*        SUI To BNY App Engine Migration – The SUI application (see below), which was initially built as a subcomponent of a broader application (see Operational Desktop below), had to be broken out so it could run independently and then migrated from a dedicated-server WebSphere infrastructure to an internal cloud infrastructure running on Tomcat. This required a great deal of re-engineering and work with technologies including Docker, Kubernetes, ELK stack, Hazelcast, Vagrant, F5, and more, much of which I had to come up to speed on quickly and then mentor the rest of the team on throughout two-year-long effort. I was the lead architect on this effort in all fronts both technological and management-wise, directing a team of developers in various tasks throughout and providing valuable assistance to the project manager and business stakeholders.

*        SuRPAS User Interface (SUI)This was a multi-year project I was lead architect/developer/designer for and significantly contributed to business analysis, project management duties, resource acquisition and management and other non-technical tasks. This system was a ground-up redesign of a VB-based application, combined with a 3270-based “green screen” application that replaced both and delivered significantly enhanced functionality and efficiencies for the business. This application consisted of hundreds of screens, a SOAP-based web service interface to a Unix-based system written in Fortran providing core business logic.  This application was built with ExtJS talking to a Java-based app running on WebSphere via DWR, making SOAP-based web service calls to a Java-based service layer running in Tomcat, which then made low-level calls to the Fortran-based core system backed by a Faircom database.

*        Router Splitter Combiner (RSC) – This was an application I inherited that took in data from multiple sources and performed manipulations on it, including splitting reports into separate data or combining them as defined by a web-based admin interface for defining configuration, all executed by a Java-based batch process.  Transmissions were sent and received using NDM and triggered the execution of Bash scripts that then kicked off the Java processing.  When I took this over, the project couldn’t even be built and tested by developers due to no documentation (or source code comments), no build script (it was being built inside an IDE only) and no test environment.  I spent several weeks getting familiar with the codebase, writing documentation, putting together a build script and building a testing environment.  I also performed some languishing but critical data cleanup tasks and rewrote the Bash scripts to handle things like DR exercises.  I eventually handed this off to another team for ongoing development and support, at which point I spent quite a bit of time transferring knowledge and mentoring them before they were able to handle it on their own.


*        IIMThis application was custom-built for a potential client and was essential in ultimately winning their business.  I was involved in every aspect of this project, from requirements gathering to initial prototyping, interfacing with the client, designing the architecture and implementing the code.  Primarily though, I served as technical manager and my efforts were instrumental in bringing the project in on time and successfully.  This was built as a subcomponent of OPD, so the same technology used there was also used here.

*        eForms – This application, which was a ground-up redesign of an aging and poorly-documented ASP-based application, was used to produce various types of client-facing documentation based on business-defined templates.  Data was dynamically read from multiple remote systems via SOAP and REST-based web services and inserted into the HTML-based templates for eventual printing or downloading as a PDF.  Enhanced functionality was introduced that lead to a higher degree of accuracy and speed in documentation creation for the business, yielding significant bottom-line benefits.  This was built with many standard web technologies on the front-end and was backed by a Java-based back-end.

*        Fund Parameters - This application’s function was to set up and maintain fund configuration information for the subaccounting line of business.  It was a robust RIA utilizing ExtJS for front-end development and DWR for server-side communication with Java on the server.  I served as the technical lead in charge of all aspects of application design, including UI, database, and batch processing design.  I was an essential developer day-to-day as well as aiding in business analysis from start to finish.  I oversaw a team of multiple developers while liaising with the business and analysis team to deliver this project successfully, making an exceedingly tight deadline that initially wasn’t even thought possible by stakeholders.

*        WebImage - This application was a reimagining of a mission-critical VB-based imaging application as a Java-based RIA.  It required extensive analysis and design to achieve desired efficiency gains as well as ensure that all existing functionality was still present while improving on areas where there were shortcomings in the existing application.  Technologies employed include ExtJS, DWR, web services, and Snowbound imaging platform.  This project was the first in our company to use an Agile methodology (SCRUM) and was a success in that regard and served as a model for other projects after that.  My input played a significant role in deciding to pilot Agile in the first place as well as making it work.  In my capacity as lead architect, I not only played a key development role but also oversaw the development team throughout via extensive mentoring.

*        Operational Desktop (OPD) - This application was a very advanced RIA utilizing the cutting-edge web development techniques backed by a service-oriented architecture that aggregated numerous application “modules” into one integrated UI and back-end infrastructure.  During this project, I defined standards that are now standards across the organization for RIA development, including usage of libraries such as Dojo, ActiveWidgets, ExtJS, and DWR, as well as guidelines for application architecture and UI construction.  During this project, I focused primarily on UI development and usability.  A big part of my job here was serving as a mentor to an approximately 15-person team as well as aiding in resource management decisions and setting overall project direction and designing the architecture.

*        Universal Transfer of Assets (UTOA)I was lead architect and developer of this Java-based application utilizing Struts and Oracle that tracked asset transfer requests.  This system included complex print output utilizing a custom XML report template processor, an abstraction layer that allows for transparent communication with numerous back-end systems (mainframe-based and micro-based), J2EE security, and a very rich web-based GUI environment for end-users.  This project involved contributing to business analysis, detailed specification writing and coordination of team members to implement those specifications, which I was responsible for producing.

*        IPAccess - This was a high-traffic, mission-critical, mainframe-to-web integration system.  This was a complete life-cycle effort involving extensive requirements and specifications documentation, team coordination, project management, quality assurance testing, and very advanced technological development (at the time) both client and server-side including early Ajax techniques, JavaScript, IWT, XML and a SOA approach to the core logic.

*        Complex Corporate Actions (CCA) - This was a web-based application fronting CICS-based components that was the first mainframe-to-web project successfully completed at the time for processing complex investment holding modifications.  I performed detailed business analysis, system design, and programming using a custom web framework as well as managed a team of developers to complete this critical initiative.

*        Payment System – This was a Visual FoxPro-based application that replaced a completely manual, paper-based system for processing daily payments with a modern computer-based system.  The ultimate result was a considerable cost saving for the company as well as a significant reduction in errors (some of which previously resulted in regulatory fines).  While outdated by today’s standards, this application was unique at the time at the company in that it had a server-based component that coordinated data entry between hundreds of users, ensuring that duplicate work wasn’t occurring and also implementing a double-entry check system with automatic routing of work between users.

*        PowerImage Archive System (PIAS)I designed and implemented this VB and SQL Server-based document archiving system that saved the company in excess of $35k per month for several years by doing away with licensing of a vendor system it replaced.  It included extensive search capabilities across a multi-terabyte database of images and even a rudimentary custom-built OCR subsystem for extracting metadata from images.

*        FPS IntranetI championed the creation of an Intranet in 1996, before Intranets were common, and won the backing of our management based on after-hours prototyping work showed them what was possible.  I then independently designed and developed it, including an online purchase request system with routing and lifecycle management, HR documentation library, self-maintaining Novell Directory Service-based phone list, customizable portal home page, an online timesheet entry component, and workflow management tools.

*         NDS Phone List – This was a small application I wrote that pulled information out of Novell Directory Services to produce an online phone directory for the company.  This removed the need for assistants to maintain and distribute this information throughout the company manually.  Originally written as a VB application, I then migrated it to a web-based technology stack that eventually became one of the first components hosted in the FPS Intranet.

Other work


Etherient is a software development company I founded that produces applications focused on mobile and cloud-based computing.  Etherient currently has several products available for various mobile platforms using technologies, including Java, C/C++, and web technologies.


Open-source involvement

I am a big proponent of open-source product usage and someone who has brought open-source to bear on the job to the benefit of the organization.  More than that, I have extensive experience with open-source projects, including frequent contributions to some well-known projects as well as starting and leading a few projects of my own.  This experience includes:


Published works


Certification exam work

I have authored nearly two dozen certification exams for PreVisor, including JavaScript 1.6, JEE6, HTML5, CSS3, SQL Server Reporting Services, iOS development, Business analysis, Linux administration and Android development.  I also validated/cleaned another almost two dozen exams including Java6, JEE, ASP.Net 3.5, ASP.Net 4.0, Internet technology and Ruby.


Public speaking/technical presentations

I occasionally give presentations to various groups on technical topics, including RIA techniques to both the Philadelphia Java User’s Group and Albany Java User’s Group, an introductory talk to Webix to the Bucks-Mont Technology meetup and a presentation on Android development to the Philadelphia Java User’s Group.  I was a featured speaker at the 2010 SenchaCon conference.  I co-hosted two sessions at the 2007 and 2008 Ajax Experience conferences on DWR and Ajax with Struts.


Teaching experience

I constructed the curriculum for and taught two 40 hour-long classes on RIA development at BNY Mellon.  Each class had approximately 20 students who quickly got up to speed on RIA development for upcoming projects.





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