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Mark P.

Simon
231 East Mount Pleasant Avenue (201) 247-5707 (c)
Livingston, New Jersey 07039 (973) 597-1026 (h)
mark.p.simon@gmail.com markpsimon.weebly.com
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PROFILE

Analyst and Troubleshooter

• I am trying to combine my deep systems expertise with my new


knowledge of library work.
• Mentors & enhances other’s effectiveness with applications.
• Fully communicate technical requirements with management
• Designs executive decision support and data mining tools for all levels.
• Joins the strengths of two or more applications to solve odd, tough
problems.
• Builds clean, precise requirements using 360 degree feedback.

EDUCATION

MLIS (expected Summer 2010) Rutgers University


M.S (Information Systems) New Jersey Institute of
Technology
Graduate Studies in Requirements Analysis and Design Yale School of
Drama
B.F.A. (School of Communications), with High Honors U. Texas at Arlington

LIBRARY SCIENCE COURSEWORK

Courses COMPLETED:
Summer 2009 - Principles of Searching
Fall 2009 -
• Introduction to Library and Information Professions
• Organizing Information
• Cataloging and Classification
• Knowledge Structures and the Information Professions
• Information Technologies for Libraries and Information Agencies
• Human Information Behavior
PLANNED
Spring 2010 -
• Colloquium of Library and Information Studies
• Interface Design
• Digital Libraries
• Reference Sources and Services
• Field Experience
Summer 2010 -
• Field Experience
• two of: Automated and Networked Systems, MetaData for the Information
Professional or Designing User-Centered Information Services, Information
Literacy.
Degree Completed as of Summer 2010 !

EXPERIENCE

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Little Falls, NJ


F.K.A. Mellon HR Solutions, Inc.

Senior Interface Analyst for Implementations 2002-


2009

• Designed, implemented and conducted ANSI 834 HIPAA interface training


program that was distributed beyond original requested audience and
became company standard for this topic.
• Project Manager for cross-platform conversion team, migrating 25,000
retirees to new structures & new direct billing/direct debit system on tight
timetable.
• Primary resource to assist others in creating design specifications for non-
standard coverage eligibility files under both HIPAA and non-HIPAA
standards.

Atlantic Mutual Companies Madison, NJ

Project Manager, Information Center 1987-2002


Started as Actuarial Analyst

• Developed training program and pushed conversion to electronic document


system that lowered hardcopy printing of reports for headquarters by 60%
over 5 year period
• Company-wide “go to” reference resource for 500 employees on computer
and research applications, especially desktop and networking support.
• Managed Help Desk hotline for 1,800 employees with 8 staff.
• Created several dozen ‘constellations’ of Excel spreadsheets to automate
frequent decision support analysis tasks for multiple departments.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Absorbs new applications/languages rapidly. “train self Monday, train others


Friday”
Programming Visual Basic for Applications (Excel Macros), EasyTrieve Plus, Clist,
SPF Edit Macros, SQL, HTML/CSS, SAS, SyncSort, Java J2SE, GMT, QuikJob, C /C++

Applications MS Office Suite including Access, Document Direct, Crystal Reports,


ReportSmith, ftp, PeopleSoft, CSS/HRizon, OCLC Connexion

Environments ISPF/PDF, MVS/XA, MS Windows

ACCREDITATIONS & HONORS

Chapter Secretary – Rutgers University American Society for Information Science


and
Technology RUASIS&T 2009-2010

Atlantic Companies – President’s Circle Annual Quality Service Award, Financial


Division Annual QSA, Financial Division Quarterly QSA (twice)

Passed three Examinations of the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society

INTERESTS

Read aloud/Oral Interpretation, Organizational Cultures, British History, Theater,


Science Fiction, Disability Support for Autistic Adults