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Sam Hughes
16655 NE 48th St § Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 497-9181§ E-mail:

Development / Solutions Design

Seasoned developer highly-skilled in translating customer requirements into technology solutions to optimize performance, and improve product quality. Full development life-cycle from Architecture through delivery of enterprise-scale products. Design, coding, and debugging skills with proven experience in web applications, GUI design, middle-tier layers, and back-end database development.

Strong technical aptitude to remain on cutting-edge of changing technology and market needs. Keen analytical and critical thinking skills to identify and resolve diverse challenges. Expert communicator with customers at all corporate levels. Deadline-conscious with an unwavering commitment to excellence in every endeavor.

Technical Summary

C# Java Sql Reporting Services SQL 6.5/7.0/2000
ASP.NET Visual Basic CSS Design and Layout Biztalk 2004
XSLT and XML ADO/ADO.NET Web Services/SOAP MS Passport

Professional Experience

Ascentium Corp, Bellevue, WA 2002-Present

Senior Developer (Lead)

Presales and Lead development role on several projects, including requirements gathering, mentoring, database design, development of Windows applications, web pages, and writing of stored procedures and middle-tier objects. Used both Agile/XP and waterfall approaches on projects.

BEA Systems/Crossgain Corp, Redmond, WA 2001-2002

Software Engineer

Sr. Developer working on a new product (Weblogic Workshop) to revolutionize the way webservices are written by Java Developers., Kirkland, WA 2000-2001

Senior Developer

Played large role on a team of 8-10 developers in building 3-tier architecture for B2B e-marketplace engine that enabled contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers to buy and sell materials and services online. Performed requirements gathering, specification writing, and coding. Enhanced feature set and business object layer of version 1.0. Mentored co-workers on use of ASP and XML.

Lante Corporation, Bellevue, WA 1999-2000


Gathered requirements, wrote specifications, scheduled tasks, designed databases, developed active server pages, created stored procedures, and conducted code reviews for a diverse range of projects. Converted data from Access to SQL and from SQL 6.5 to SQL 7.0.

Wall Data Corporation, Bellingham, WA 1997-1999

Jr. Developer/Product Development Intern

Wrote bug fixes in C++ for Wall Data's flagship enterprise products, (Cyberprise Server and Arpeggio Live) for integration with Legacy systems such as AS/400 mainframes.

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 1996-1997

Web Developer

Wrote and online undergraduate application. Maintained Office of Admissions recruiting and information website.


Microsoft Certified Application Developer, ID: 3147428

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

B.S., Computer Science – 1999