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Kevin J. Shannon
kevinshannon0 {} gmail.com • 515.984.0004
Ankeny, IA 50021

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To obtain a position where I can use computer science, leadership, and communication skills in an industry-leading, information technology environment.  To continue as a lifelong learner.

Education and Training:

University of Northern Iowa,  Cedar Falls, Iowa
Bachelor of Arts: Computer Science

Minors: Spanish and Bioinformatics Graduated with University Honors
Cumulative GPA: 3.38/4.0    Graduation Date: May 2011
Thesis Title: Implementing a Natural Language to Structured Query Language Translator

Employment History:

Principal Financial Group,  Des Moines, Iowa May 2011 —Present
IT Application Analyst
Design and implement portions of application framework for a Java desktop application
Interpret business requirements and Create technology solutions using OO design patterns
Lead 1-3 developers in India to implement business requirements
Communications Coordinator – New Employee Resource Group  (2011Present)
Northern Iowa Student Government,  Cedar Falls, Iowa April 2010 —April 2011
Speaker of the Senate
Coordinated proposed legislation, guest speakers, weekly agenda, and Senate membership
Worked with other members of student government to effectively solve student concerns
Advocated on behalf of students at the University and State level in collaboration with NISG
Principal Financial Group,  Des Moines, Iowa May 2010 —August 2010
Information Technology Internship Program            
Developed and presented a monitoring server for use in a Services-Oriented Architecture
Gained exposure to multiple teams and multiple leadership styles through informal rotation
University of Northern Iowa – DOR,  Cedar Falls, Iowa August 2008 —May 2010
Resident Assistant – Rider Hall                      
Counseled residents regarding personal, academic, interpersonal, and health concerns
Worked closely with other staff members and participated in an on-call rotation
State Farm Insurance,  Bloomington, Illinois May 2009—July 2009 
Intern – IT/Systems

Computer Skills and Languages:

Java SE      Ada      Spring      Swing UI Framework      Lucene      XStream 
Advanced knowledge of Eclipse/RAD, Subversion, Office 2010, Palm OS, Android platform
Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, SQL, Scheme, HTML, Javascript

Student Activities:

Northern Iowa Student Government Senator for the University At-Large (20082011)
Student Information System Executive Steering Committee – Student Rep. (20102011)
Iowa High School Model United Nations – Executive Secretary (20072011)
Student Computing Advisory Committee – Chair (20072009)

Volunteer Work:

Volunteer Exhibits Lead & weekly volunteer – Science Center of Iowa (2011Present)
General Volunteering in Des Moines (Dam to Dam, DM Marathon, DM Arts Festival, etc.)
Campus Ministry Board Member, non-profit organization (20082011)

Awards and Honor Societies:

CNS Scholarship (UNI Computer Science Department, 20092012)
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (ACM & IEEE Honor Society, 2009)
National Residence Hall Honorary, 2009
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society, 2008)

References available upon request

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