Joel Fritz

5193 Granby Ct
Dublin, CA 94568
main: 925-803-7595 Alternate: 925-487-6167
email: j-e-fritz@xxxxxxxxxxx


An IT position with challenging problems where I can use my creativity, business knowledge and programming, and problem solving skills.
Extensive experience in large scale business software development:

Applications developed and maintained include Merchandising, Wholesale, Corporate Incentive, Mailing List Management, Accounting, Order Entry, Order Processing, POS.
Experienced in all phases of application development including team leadership, systems architecture, detailed design requirements, applications coding and detailed testing
Mentored junior programmers, provided extensive training and guidance, and served as systems architect and technical expert on in-house programs
Worked with offshore programming teams, providing guidance, training and leadership
Languages: RPG, RPGLE (free form and positional,) CL, C/C++, VBA. Operating Systems: IBM OS400, and IBM PC
Databases: DB2, Oracle 9, Access, , MySQL
Scripting: CL, Web Facing


The Sharper Image, San Francisco, Sr. Programmer/Analyst, Feb 1993 - June 2008
Developed major application to aid merchandisers to manage the flow of goods from distribution centers to as many as 180 stores across the country. Created application to enable merchandisers to forecast need and order goods in just-in-time restocking. Created and supported catalog mailing application, using DB2 and RPG. Developed system utilities for in house merge/purge processing.
Developed custom application, for TSI customer rewards system, for tracking repeat sales and rewarding customers. Programming support of legacy accounts payable application. Cut credit memo processing time in half.
Converted legacy bisync applications for credit card processing to FTP.
Added new features to order processing system including major enhancements to fraud and credit card processing systems. Worked with off-shore programming staff. Created detailed requirements, oversaw design details and troubleshot problems for overseas staff and worked with senior management to maximize efficiency of off-shore work.
BA, History, Minor Computer Science. Cal State East Bay, 1992

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