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Adam Cresse

Location:  Joliet, IL





To design and develop high quality, object-oriented applications, especially using the J2EE framework; to challenge and grow my abilities as a developer.



1998 – 2002

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                   

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

§   3.475 / 4.0 Grade Point Average

§   Specialization in Software Engineering

§   Dean’s List Fall 1998, Spring 1999, Fall 1999

1994 – 1998

Danville High School

Danville, IL

High School Graduation

§   4.975 / 5.0 Grade Point Average

§   Salutatorian of Class of 310 students

Work Experience


2002 – Present

Bank of America

Chicago, IL

Associate Vice President – Application Programming

§   Data Migration - Worked with an existing process of migrating users from several separate databases into a single consolidated LDAP directory by receiving a list of user information, running some validations to clean the data, and reporting errors back to the line of business.  Worked as the lead designer and implementer of a JSP/Servlet based tool to automate the process described above.

§   Foreign Exchange Wires and Drafts - Worked for Global Treasury Systems as a server developer for Foreign Exchange Wires and Drafts (FXWD) and Bulk Foreign Exchange (BFX) applications, applications used by customers to send wires and drafts between single and cross currency accounts.  Server development made use of EJBs on Borland Enterprise Server, and used IBM MQ, Oracle, and webMethods Integration Server.

§   Internationalization - Lead developer on a project to provide a Simplified Chinese and Japanese Katakana interface for the FXWD application.  Modifications included using resource bundles to display the UI in the 3 available languages, converting inputs from ASCII to Unicode, storing data in Oracle in UTF-8, and interfacing with a new clearinghouse that could process wires with non-English characters.

§   CMM Process Improvement - Worked with the Bank as it transitioned from CMM level 1 to CMM level 3 and participated in all of the process training.  Followed a level 3 process to create requirements, design documents, and develop several projects.

Summer 2000 / 2001

Bank of America

Chicago, IL


§   Helped automate day-to-day ClearCase maintenance.

§   Wrote a Perl based web interface to examine ClearCase errors and monitor disk space.

§   Designed and implemented a web-based tool for employee purchase requests and database archiving of purchase orders using ColdFusion and Oracle 8i.

1999 – 2000

Danville Virtual

Danville, IL


§   Upkeep of Danville Virtual Community web portal.

§   Web site design using HTML and ASP with Microsoft Access backend.

§   Graphic design using Adobe Photoshop.

Development Skills





Java, SQL, Perl, Shell Script, HTML, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, C/C++, Visual Basic



Oracle (8i, 9i, 10g), MySQL, Microsoft Access



Microsoft Windows, Solaris, HP Unix, Linux



JSP, Servlet, EJB, JDBC, Swing, JMS


Other Technologies:

Jakarta Tomcat, Borland Enterprise Server, IBM WebSphere, IBM MQSeries, webMethods Integration Server, JRun, LDAP, ColdFusion, ClearCase