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About Me

Diego H. Bustamante
Springfield, VA 22150


  • Ethical

  • Highly motivated

  • Dependable

  • Methodical

  • Exceeds expectations

  • Solutions-oriented

  • Efficient

  • Determined

Computer Skills


  • Proficient in: C#, VB.NET, WCF, SOA, OOP, n-tier architecture, ASP.NET, Win Forms, SQL, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSL, Nant, VBScript, JavaScript, Classic ASP

  • Familiar with: MVC, Razor, Silverlight, WPF, WF, C/C+, Java, WMI, PL/SQL


  • Database: MS SQL Server 2008, MS SQL Server 2005, MS SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, MySQL, and Microsoft Access

  • IDE: Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Aptana Studio, WebMatrix, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2003, Eclipse, Visual Basic 6

  • Platforms: Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, MS Windows 2000


10/08 — Present

CYIOS Corp - Chief of Staff, General Officer Management Office, Army, DoD

Arlington, VA

Software Developer

  • Design and develop a distributed system for use on web and desktop interfaces implementing SOA methodologies with the use of WCF/AJAX and an n-tier backend.

  • Implement build and deployment automation (Continuous Integration) using Nant and MSBuild scripts.

  • Improve existing application architecture by refactoring code, separating concerns, and employing Test-Driven Development strategies to streamline processes for delivering software updates and new features.

  • Maintain and manage database (SQL 2005) and data-centric ASP.NET web application optimized for high-availability.

  • Managed development, staging, and production SQL and IIS Win2k3 servers in conjuction with US Army IT staff.

10/11 — 09/08

Veris Consulting, LLC

Reston, VA

Web Developer

  • Design, develop, and implement web applications from requirements-gathering phase through implementation phase.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain database systems.

  • Maintain classic asp applications and convert to .NET applications.

10/06 — 10/11

American Red Cross

Washington, DC

Web Associate I (10/06 – 04/07) & Web Associate II (04/07 - Present)

  • Update and maintain intranet site (HTML/ASP/CSS) content in a team of 3. Including daily updates to static content pages.

  • Transition intranet into a normalized (XHTML/WCAG) template in preparations to convert into content management system.

  • Gather and refine business requirements, develop and implement applications and web forms to specifications. (ASP.NET/JavaScript/SQL/XML/XSL)

7/04 — 10/06

American Red Cross

Washington, DC

Liaison I, Business Applications

  • Database maintenance and processing for large, intricate corporate directory database which housed personnel and main office data for more than 1000 units and 10k+ personnel nationwide. (SQL/VBA/XML)

  • Interface corporate directory data with other systems. (SQL/FoxPro/ASP)

  • Provide guidance and develop solutions to leverage available technologies and allow for efficient and effective processing of data. (VB.NET/ASP.NET/JavaScript/MS-SQL)

  • User support at Tier 1 level supporting 75+ users in diverse departments dealing with varied communication and marketing disciplines and applications. (WMI/VBScript/PC Troubleshooting)

12/03 — Present

Expert Vision Software, LLC

DC Metro Area

Independent Consulting

  • Set up home networks, small business offices (AD/DNS/GP/IIS), PC Troubleshooting.

  • Designed and developed statistical-gathering data windows service that polls 3rd-party web services for weather-related data. (C#/XML/LINQ/WebService/SQL 2k)

  • Web development: (ASP.NET/IIS7/DotNetNuke/CMS/C#/BlogEngine.NET/LINQ/SQL2k5/SQL2k8)


Charter Oak State College
New Britain, CT

05/05 — 07/11

Currently enrolled as a senior in COSC to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Information Systems Studies.