Aaron Edwards
Computer Skills
Database Systems:
MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase and Access


Operating Systems:
MS Windows (NT 3.51, 4.0, 2000, 95, 98, XP), Linux and Mac

Expert Systems:
Hadoop, Amazon Web Services, Google Web Services, Siebel, Onyx, Microsoft Great Plains, Microsoft Navision, Clarify, Pivotal, Best Software and Clarus

Other Major Packages:
Hyper-V, IIS, Apache, Tomcat, Exchange, BizTalk, MTS, MSMQ, Commerce Server, OLAP, MS Office Suite, ERWIN and Rational Rose

Professional Experience
Varium Media, LLC — Seattle, WA (2002 - 2019)
Co-Founder/Development & Implementation
  • Co-Founder/Development & Implementation - Consult with clients to understand their business strategy, and offer technical and functional solutions.
  • Specialized in the freelance database design, management and data migrations; working with both packaged applications and ad-hoc database environments, cross platform needs and multi-platform database implementations.
  • Keep abreast of changing technologies and business trends that are important and relevant to clients' needs.
  • Ability to work well independently, or on/off site in a team environment.
  • Clients include: Avalon Wine, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Clearsight Systems, Consera Software, CP Management, Crossroads Appliance, Humanities Washington, Infospace, Microsoft/MSN, Northwest Development Officers Association, Redmond Technology, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Teranode, TPC and XML Fund.
DataConcert — Bellevue, WA (2000 - 2002)
Founder and Chief Technical Officer
  • Launched DataConcert in an effort to address the needs of small- and medium-size enterprise companies for Business-to-Business document exchanges.
  • Lead the development and infrastructure teams of DataConcert.
  • Actively worked with customer acquisition, investor relations, and partner relations.
Great Plains — Renton, WA (1998 - 2000)
Microsoft Technical Relations Manager
  • Technical liaison between Great Plains and various Microsoft development teams including SQL Server, XML BizTalk, COM+, Commerce Server, and Windows. Each of these contacts required logistical and technical support to coordinate events between the two organizations. Responsibilities also included the management of onsite testing at the Microsoft campus and product launch support.
  • Member of SQL Server 7.0 technical launch team. Required the staffing of a team to migrate existing applications to SQL Server 7.0.
Microsoft Corporation, Cotelligent — Bellevue, WA (1997 - 1999)
Senior Database Engineer
  • Production support for Microsoft internal systems consisting of MS BackOffice applications, particularly SQL Server 6.5/7.0, IIS and MTS. System support required managing large multi-tier enterprise systems used in corporate management. SQL database sizes range from multi MB to 100's of GB in size. Major systems supported: SAP, Siebel, Clarify, Microsoft.com and other internal systems.
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Science, Concordia College Moorhead MN (1997)
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minor: Economics
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (1999)
Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions Partner (2001)
Microsoft Great Plains Certified Integration Developer (2001)
Community & Other
  • Concordia Alumni
  • Member, National Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member, Seattle XML SIG
  • Member, Seattle SQL SIG
  • Big Brother Big Sister Program (2001 - 2019)
  • Belltown Community Council Member (2002)
  • Belltown Court Building Committee Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Belltown Court Building Board Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Co-leader for the Belltown Graffiti Clean Up (2002 - 2005)
    - Co-lead entire team of 300 people in cleanup effort.
    - Organized map routes and lead a team of 45+ people in a Seattle-wide effort to clean paint graffiti, stickers and trash.
    - Host and manage a web site and email network for communication among all neighborhood leads and Press involved.
    - File quarterly reports to the City of Seattle for acid and inaccessible graffiti in the Belltown neighborhood.