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I'm Jereme Downs

Independent BizTalk Consultant

I am Jereme Downs

Jereme Downs

With 25 years of career experience as an IT specialist, I have worked as a consultant, contractor and employee for a number of high-profile corporations in planning, developing, testing, deploying and supporting enterprise-level integration solutions.

I have previously held multiple roles with Pier 1 Imports, where I led the company’s BizTalk initiative for multiple releases of pier1.com. I have also worked at GameStop, where I integrated gamestop.com with the company’s new order management system using BizTalk; at Xterprise designing the first ever global RFID retail asset tracking solution for American Apparel stores using BizTalk & RFID technologies; and developed various proof of concepts showcasing BizTalk's capabilities for clients such as Brinks, Scentsy, and JB Hunt.

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington, with additional studies as Texas Tech University.

I reside outside Dallas, Texas, with my amazing wife and three active children.

My Services

Hire Me For

  • Staff Augmentation
  • Development Lead
  • Proof of Concepts
  • Process Analysis - BizTalk or Not?
  • Code Reviews

Industry Experience

  • Retail
  • Financial
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Hotel / Restaurant
  • Asset Management

Resume

Education

  • University of Texas at Arlington

    1997 - 1998

    Bachelors of Science in Information Systems

  • Texas Tech University

    1993 - 1996

    Course work towards Bachelors of Science in Information Systems

Experience

  • Sally Beauty Supply

    2016 - Present

    BizTalk Consultant

    Sally Beauty brought me on board to lead the integration development effort for their new customer loyalty program. This capital project includes creating a new robust, flexible and performant service layer between their in-house CRM, POS & website systems with third-party vendors. [read more]

  • Texas Capital Bank

    2015 - 2016

    BizTalk Consultant

    This was my second visit to TCB, now as an independent consultant. I evaluated 13 of their BizTalk solutions to determine if they were using the proper technology or if a different platform would be better suited. The results were documented and presented to management. I also expanded their HOA financial product by creating new BizTalk interfaces, resulting in new customers. [read more]

  • Neudesic

    2012 - 2015

    Senior Consultant III

    As a Neudesic employee under their Connected Systems division, I have implemented numerous BizTalk solutions for a variety of clients. Some of my favorite implementations include:

    • Creating an ecommerce POC for Scentsy Fragrance that integrated 10,000+ consultant websites with SAP, eliminating 95% of custom .NET code, reducing number of possible failure points, and providing real-time order fulfilment. [read more]
    • Releasing a more performant & reliable SalesForce integration solution for Integra Telecom, utilizing BizTalk 2013 R2 to reduce the number of systems involved. Also moved custom business logic from SalesForce into BizTalk rules engine, allowing addition of new products & services with no down time. [read more]
    • Building and presenting 6 unique business scenarios during a two week POC at Microsoft Technology Center for Brinks Security using BizTalk 2010. [read more]
    • Enhancing a major customer facing product for Texas Capital Bank by creating custom end points for new customers, generating additional revenue. [read more]
    • Designing a functional POC for JB Hunt to track customer’s order life cycle utilizing BAM and Business Rules Engine (BRE). [read more]

  • Pier 1 Imports

    2011 - 2012

    BizTalk Consultant

    I was asked to come back to Pier 1 and lead the integration development for the redesign of pier1.com. I built a complete customer order life cycle - from order capture, to processing, to shipment - by communicating with seven different internal and external systems. Features include content based message routing, message filtering, direct binding, synchronous request/response messaging using correlation, and fault message routing. [read more]

  • GameStop

    2010 - 2011

    BizTalk Consultant

    GameStop was implementing a new order management system, and hired me to assist with integrating gamestop.com with this new OMS. We extracted online orders from Commerce Server and sent them to the OMS. Automated daily code deployments were configured across multiple servers using the BizTalk Deployment Framework. [read more]

  • Xterprise

    2008 - 2010

    Senior Developer

    I designed the first global RFID retail tracking solution for American Apparel to track each individual product - from the warehouse to all 250+ retail stores in 20 countries, and every stop in between - improving their sales & inventory counts while simultaneously reducing labor costs.

    In addition, internal store orders originating from American Apparel's warehouse are now dynamically routed to all retail stores, allowing for additional stores to be added or removed in real time without any code or architecture changes. [read more]

  • Pier 1 Imports

    2002 - 2008

    Application Specialist

    During my tenure at Pier 1, my primary goal was to design, develop, and support all integration aspects for pier1.com. This includes customer order processing (EDI), payment gateways (authorize.net), inventory management, order shipment, and customer notification.

    I also led the development team through multiple releases, completing my development objectives while simultaneously delegating tasks to team mates, monitoring outstanding defects, communicating with vendors, coordinating testing with the QA team, and supplying project updates to my supervisor. [read more]

Skills

  • I have experience with these BizTalk tools:

    Orchestrations
    95
    Schemas
    95
    Transformations
    90
    Functoids
    90
    Business Rules Engine
    85
    ESB Toolkit
    70
    Business Activity Monitoring
    65
  • I an skilled in WCF, SQL, and Oracle adapters:

    WCF
    14
    SOAP
    14
    MSMQ
    14
    FTP
    14
    FILE
    14
    SMTP
    14
    Scheduler
    14
    REST
    12
    SQL
    12
    HTTP
    12
    Oracle
    11
    EDI
    10
  • I have experience with XML and C# languages:

    XML
    30
    XPath
    20
    C#
    15
    HTML
    15
    XSLT
    10

All BizTalk Versions

BizTalk 2013 R2BizTalk 2013 R2 BizTalk 2013BizTalk 2013
BizTalk 2010BizTalk 2010 BizTalk 2009BizTalk 2009
BizTalk 2006 R2BizTalk 2006 R2 BizTalk 2006BizTalk 2006
BizTalk 2004BizTalk 2004 BizTalk 2002BizTalk 2002
BizTalk 2000BizTalk 2000  

Certifications

  • CertificationSpecialist - Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010

    CertificationSpecialist - Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2

    CertificationMicrosoft Certified Solution Developer

    CertificationMicrosoft Certified DBA

    CertificationMicrosoft Certified Professional

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Clients

Praise

Erik Leaseburg, Director of Solutions at Neudesic

Jereme is the sharpest and most productive ESB/SOA developer I know. He has demonstrated world-class development, troubleshooting, communication and team work skills. I look forward to working with Jereme in the future.

Erik Leaseburg
Director of Tax Technology & Development, PwC
Tony DiDaniele, Director of Software Engineering at eBay/PayPal

Jereme demonstrates professionalism, technical expertise, great teamwork, dedication and a great attitude. The quality of Jereme’s work was always very good. I would work with and hire Jereme again any time!

Tony DiDaniele
Director of Software Engineering, eBay/PayPal
Patrick Anderson, Solutions Sales Executive at Microsoft

Jereme will do whatever it takes to get a job done. I have enjoyed working with him throughout the years. I would highly recommend Jereme as he is a hard worker with great skills.

Patrick Anderson
Solutions Sales Executive, Microsoft

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Where I am Located

I am available throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area and available for remote work worldwide.