Evan Yamoto

Web Applications Developer & Designer

Hello, I'm Evan.

I am a design-minded, web applications developer with a broad range of skills.

I’ve worked for small startups to some of the world’s largest corporations, across industries and disciplines. I am defintely not a traditional programmer since I majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS) at USC and started my career doing pre-sales for Oracle. However, my broad background and insterests are what differentiate me from others and I believe this is evident in my work.

I really enjoy working with technology and I've also always had a strong interest in all types of design. Most of all, I like the creative process that’s involved and I have a passion for good design that enhances the user experience.


what i do

integrator of technology, desgin & business
  • Databases
  • .NET development
  • Web development
  • User interface/experience

skills

some of this, a little bit of that
Databases
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Architecture
  • Administration
  • Design
  • Development
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.NET Development
  • C#
  • MVC
  • Web Services
  • .NET core
  • VB.NET
  • Webforms
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Web Development
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Sass/Less
  • Foundation/Bootstrap
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • AJAX
  • AngularJS
Other
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premier
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Presentations
  • Customer Relations


experience

diverse experience across industries

Software Developer

Convergence.net

I work with a small team that quickly enhances all areas of a cloud-based ticketing platform. In one day, we can work on a variety of technologies from .Net, SQL Server, JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, CSS/Sass with Foundation and Bootstrap. I've also become our unofficial UI/UX designer and have greatly improved the overall design of our platform, but it's a huge system and we're just getting started.

Mar 2015 - Present

Software Development Advisor

Dell Software

Dell aquired Quest Software (and sold it 2 years later). I integrated Dell's PeopleSoft system with the Quest HRMS system. I created an interface of over 200 data elements in the first month of the acquisition. The interface grew and was refined over two years and was the foundation for an automattion process. I completed all of the automation procedures which synchronized data differences and also created newly hired employees in the HRMS system for provisioning Active Directory (AD) and Oracle Financials.

Sep 2012 - Feb 2015

Web Applications Developer

Quest Software

I was the sole developer for a custom HR system (Quest HRMS) for most of my 5+ years at Quest. I rewrote the system (classic ASP to ASP.Net) and modernized the UI by using the latest web technologies (Web Services, AJAX, jQuery, CSS3, etc.). This also required me to rewrite most of the Oracle database objects to perform much more efficiently and to handle more complex requirements. My other main project was an enterprise wide Employee Self-Service (ESS) application using ASP.Net AJAX on Oracle that I created completely by myself. 

Jul 2007 - Sep 2012

Pacific Life

Software Developer

I was a software developer and back-up DBA. I worked primarily on the Securities data warehouse (Oracle) and worked on some VB 6 client applications. I made a major enhancement to a classic ASP with AJAX application and I created another website for a business partner. I also created a Windows service to control other applications services based on a job schedule. I served as the back-up DBA (Oracle/SQL Server) for 3 years where I helped maintain the 40+ securities databases. Lastly, I was involved with a large .Net SOA application that was being built to replace the aging financial systems.

Dec 2003 - Jul 2007

Software Specialist

eCatalystOne

I was the 6th employee for an internet startup that built a system for stored-value accounts that could be used across countries. There was very little in place when I joined, so I was able to be part of just about everything that goes into running a company. I was the systems architect, systems administrator (Windows, Solaris, Linux), DBA (Oracle), developer (ASP, VB, Javascript, Oracle Stored Procedures), web designer (Photoshop), etc. It was a small startup that didn't get venture funding and later became part of Emida.

Dec 1999 - Nov 2003

Technical Sales Consultant

Oracle

I was part of a new program that was created to train new college graduates to become Oracle technical sales consultants. I underwent a 6-month training program and then relocated to Troy, Michigan where I was part of a small team responsible for the Ford Motor Company account. I built relationships with Ford employees and often gave presentations and did demos for large crowds.

I transferred to the Government, Education & Health group. It was a national group, so I traveled across the country and gave technical presentations on the Oracle database and development tools. I later became focused on the ERP applications and setup demo environments for the large sales presentations.

Jun 1996 - Dec 1999

Business Administration - MIS

University of Southern California

I attended USC and graduated with a Business Administration - Management Information Systems (MIS) degree with an emphasis in Marketing. It became clear to me then that I really enjoy working with technolgy, but I also liked the creative side to marketing. I also took a C programming class and a Novell Networks class because I wanted to learn more about the technology. I didn't realize it until recently, but my career has exactly followed this same path of blending both technical and business skills.

Aug 1992 - May 1996

freelance projects

small learning projects
Here are some smaller projects I've done in the past to learn some new technology and help out some friends and family. I'd like to take on more projects, but I usually have to decline then due to a lack of time.
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  • portfolio
    EvanYamoto.com
    2016

    Evan Yamoto

    Created this site starting with a template and customized much of the CSS and Javascript.

  • portfolio
    BigCommerce
    2012

    Kids Renew

    Setup, designed and maintained an online retail site on the BigCommerce platform.

  • portfolio
    MyVirtualLife.net
    2010

    My Virtual Life

    Created a personal site and custom content management system using ASP.Net, SQL Server 2008.

  • portfolio
    osCommerce
    2006

    osCommerce

    Redesigned a retail ecommerce site built on osCommerce, PHP and MySQL.

  • portfolio
    TrojanFB.com
    2003

    TrojanFB.com

    Created a fan site and published videos with 100,000+ views before YouTube existed.

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    Fantasy Sports
    2002

    RotoGoats

    Created a custom fantasy sports league using Oracle PL/SQL web extensions before similar systems were widely available online.


my blog

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When I'm not working, I love to spend time with my family and when I can, create more things that aren't always on a computer.

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