Lucian

Lucian Badea

IT Professional and Photographer

ABOUT ME

Career
A focused and determined IT leader, I offer the direction, clarity, and support needed to inspire employees to peak performance, and cultivate profitable business relationships built on respect, loyalty, and trust. My easy-going sense of humor has been a defining management strategy to bring out the best in everyone, instill pride, and mobilize them to achieve top-tier results and deliver IT products that support the institutional goals and deliver the fuel needed to win the race to the top.
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  • Languages
    English, Romanian, French
  • Hobbies
    Photography, Soccer, Muay-Thai, Tennis, Mud-Runs
  • Website
    https://lucianbadea.com
  • Favorite Food
    Bacon
  • Favorite Drink
    Bourbon

I am also an accomplished photographer. You can find more about my portrait photography and landscape photography visiting one of the websites below:

PhototaleStudio ArsPhotographics

 

EXPERIENCE

Associate Director IT/Business Applications Manager - University of Florida, Student Affairs, Gainesville

2011 to present

  • Managed cross-functional teams, aligned interests and goals, developed roadmaps
  • Defined strategies and set clear timelines for developing, testing and launching new applications while transitioning from a 20+ years old the legacy system
  • Effectively managed concurrent projects, with diverging timelines and interdependencies, set milestones and defined deliverables
  • Kept track of team progress, re-allocated resources as needed, managed priorities and coordinated tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • Influenced key stakeholders and senior management to achieve alignment with strategic goals
  • Provided technical expertise to other team members
  • Lead the efforts in implementing the ETL processes for moving data from the legacy system (AS 400) to Oracle
  • Managed the Application Development Team at Student Affairs IT, comprising of 10+ employees, including application developers, database administrators, business and data analysts
  • Served as the service owner/lead for the revenue generating YCRS (Youth Conference Registration Software, in-house developed SaaS product) and lead the licensing efforts to external entities. Architected SaaS environment, set up “Service Level Agreements” and “Maintenance Contracts”, delivered customization estimates based on customer requirements and needs, devised implementation plans and maintained constant communication with the customers. Mediated between various entities within UF and other universities IT Departments to get the product delivered and configured.
  • Mapped business workflows and processes, identified inefficiencies and bottlenecks, developed improvements and performance enhancements, re-architected old business processes into new more efficient flows
  • Mediated and maintained clear communication with SMEs and stakeholders, lead group discussions,negotiated and resolved differences, performed LEAN process analysis
  • Tracked team members’ progress towards defined goals, set task priorities and deadlines, development the roadmap for implementing new modules and systems
  • Managed the talent pool, motivated and counseled team members, managed conflict, performed performance evaluations, hired new talent
  • Worked with UFSA IT leadership and Gartner towards the adoption and implementation of ITSM process management
  • Provided software solutions and technology to support mission critical applications and service business goals at the division level (Division of Student Affairs), including integrated modular business applications, data services and enterprise reporting, focusing on user experience and end user business needs
  • Assisted other units within the division and across UF in accessing pertinent resident data and custom resident related live reports and analytics developed using Oracle Apex
  • Made  system architecture decisions that best aligned with our traffic patterns, security needs and performance thresholds
Software Developer, Lead - LifeSouth, Gainesville, Florida

2004-2011

  • Developed, designed and implemented core modules of IBBIS (Integrated Blood Banking Information Services), an FDA approved (510K) in-house software system, in a highly regulated industry, using Oracle (10-11g r2), PL/SQL, MFC, C++, OCCI, Java Tapestry and php.
  • Designed, modeled and architected new Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • Designed, maintained and upgraded a master replication/synchronization mechanism using Oracle materialized views for over tens of fixed sites and 100 mobile stations
  • Provided training for new developers joining the team, managed conflict resolution within the team, aligned visions and goals for team members
  • Developed coding standards and best practices
  • Assisted management in general system architecture decision making process by providing insights on the appropriate technology and products to be used while providing maximum efficiency, scalability and stability
  • Implemented web-based reports and analytics
  • Implemented, upgraded and maintained document imaging and storing solutions using Windows services and EMC Centera and CAS programming
  • Developed Windows dialog based application, wizards, controls and services using MFC and C++
  • Maintained, upgraded and resolved defects for the legacy codebase
  • Designed and implemented interfaces for accessing  legacy data and integrating with newly developed software
  • Provided support for QA, Validation and Training teams
  • Implemented deployment packages for system-wide software upgrades
  • Interacted with end users for gathering feedback and new requirements; analyzed current workflow for potential improvements and new development opportunities
  • Participated in code reviews
  • Database unit testing using SQLUnit
  • General PL/SQL Development( packages, functions, procedures, triggers, views, materialized views, Oracle queues, dynamic SQL, scheduled jobs)
  • Requirements elicitation and analysis
  • Version control ( ClearCase, Git ), Defect Tracking ( ClearQuest )
  • RUP (Rational Unified Process)
Teaching & Research Assistant - University of Florida, Gainesville

2002-2004

  • Taught  JAVA programming labs
  • Designed and graded homework, projects and exams for JAVA and Database courses
  • As an RA for the Database Center, I have been a part of the SEEK project, a toolkit for enabling rapid connection to and extraction of data from heterogeneous information sources. Built a query translator prototype using JAVA and Oracle
Database Administrator - British American Tobacco, Bucharest, Romania

2000-2001

  • Administered British American Tobaccos Oracle Database(s) ( Oracle 9i, Oracle 8 )
  • Designed, implemented daily ETL processes to populate the data warehouse
  • Designed and implemented ETL scripts for pulling/pushing data from/to handheld devices in order to synchronize with the main production database, generating sale routes. Perform on the fly data cleaning and correction.
  • Analyzed and tuned the performance of database queries and views
  • Implemented enterprise-level reports using Business Objects (currently Oracle BI)
  • Analyzed and improved system performance

EDUCATION

University of Florida

2002-2004

Masters of Science in Computer Science and Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest

1994-2000

Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering


SKILLS

Below is a summary of my skills.

Management
95%

Team Development
95%

Process Mapping and Improvement
100%

Project Management
90%

Business Analysis
95%

Strategic Planning
90%

Negociating and Resolving Differences
90%

Team Building
90%

SDLC
100%

Database Design
95%
Solution Architecture
95%
Business Analysis
100%
Cloud Services
90%
Oracle
95%
MySql
90%
Postgres
75%
PHP
80%
HTML
95%
CSS
85%
WordPress
90%
eCommerce
90%
Software Integrations
90%
Social Media Integration
90%
SEO
75%
Photoshop
90%
Postrait Photography
95%
Landscape Photography
80%

 

Completed Projects

HMS

Housing Management System

A software application that replaced a 20+-year-old legacy system, with over 90+ modules and more than 500 web pages and over 100 interactive reports, the core of the housing operation. Including billing, payment processing, mobile components, housing inventory management, assignment, room selection, transfers, swaps, mass communication and many others. The HMS applications integrated with UF Shibboleth for authentication. Integrated seamlessly with external services (UF data warehouse, eMarket payment processing, bursar payment processing) and also provides data services to various departments within the division
YCRS

Youth Conference Registration System

Registration compliance system for university-affiliated youth camps/events/conferences
iService Desk

Staff and Resident ticketing system

Secured interface for submitting work and maintenance orders as well as Help Desk requests, available to our residents and staff
HMS Inventory

Purchasing and Inventory Management

Complete software stack allowing purchasing, inventory management and implementing a full approval chain, developed for assisting our staff in their daily purchases for various maintenance, renovation, and facilities management purchases, while improving the workflow, reducing approval time from an average of one day to an average of one hour and providing full lifecycle tracking for inventory items
HMS Reimbursements

Reimbursements Management Workflows

Allows staff to submit reimbursements requests which are then sent for approval using the approval chain. Managers and accounting staff approve/deny requests and can request more information/clarifications. Automatic email notifications are sent throughout the process.
HMS HR

Personnel Management System

In-House software allowing employee management (hiring, termination, transfer), payroll, budgeting reports. Other applications were integrated with the HR application for determining chain of approval, employee status and roles
Emergency Ticket Management

Emergency Ticket Management

Allows staff to handle after-hours emergencies for custodial, maintenance and IT infrastructure related issues, and provides automated notifications on status changes and helps manage on-call personnel.
HMS Training

Staff Training Module

A web-based application for managing/tracking staff training, define recurring training and sessions, send email reminders, and perform swipe based course check-in. Also allows employees to sign up for training, and review their training on file. Allows managers to monitor and track their team’s training status.
SLS

Legal Service - Student Groups Case Management

A web-application enabling student groups to submit a case to legal services. Complete back office case management, tracking, statistics, document management and email notifications.

PORTFOLIO

  • All
  • Landscapes
  • Nature
  • Portraiture
  • Nature Photography
    Nature Photography
  • Landscape Photography
    Landscape Photography
  • Portrait Photography and Headshots
    Portrait Photography and Headshots

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