Tyler Riker


8 years of experience designing and developing web, desktop, and server applications and databases. Strong object-oriented programmer with experience in multiple development and run-time platforms. A leader in creating reusable components and building highly maintainable systems. Adept in network protocol analysis, regular expressions, and server/systems administration. Fast learner who enjoys working in new technologies.


Programmer/AnalystJanuary 2010 – Present
Alliance Technologies, Des Moines, IA

  • Develop software systems, including web applications (C#, ASP.NET), desktop/remote applications (C#, WPF), server applications (C#, WCF, SOAP), and databases (TSQL, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Worked directly with clients to assess needs and manage projects
  • Design systems end-to-end, write software requirements, and write specifications for clients
  • Work on development teams of 1-6 members and manage development of certain subsystems
  • Write programming specifications and technical documentation for team members
  • Technical Environments: Visual Studio 2008/2010, C# (.NET 3.5 & 4.0), ASP.NET, HTML/CSS/Javascript, Entity Framework 4, WCF, WPF, MVVM Pattern for WPF development, SQL Server 2005/2008/Compact 3.5, Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1, Subversion

Information Technology Specialist 4August 2008 – January 2010
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Des Moines, IA

  • Developed ETL processes (SSIS, DTS), stored procedures, functions, views, and queries in Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005 to support DNR’s data warehouse system (OneStop)
  • Supported and provided post-release development (C#, ASP.NET) for Facility Explorer (geoweb application)
  • Developed C & C++ applications, and C#/SOAP web services in support of OneStop and Facility Explorer
  • Developed C# plugins to existing server software (OpenNode2) to extend server capabilities
  • Assisted with system designs for grant proposals
  • Technical Environments: Visual Studio 2003/2005/2008, C# (.NET 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.5), ASP.NET, HTML/CSS/Javascript, C/C++, Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005, ESRI’s ArcSDE & ArcGIS, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, OpenNode2, Subversion

Software EngineerJanuary 2006 – August 2008
Palisade Systems, Inc., Ames, IA

  • Worked on all stages of development of PacketSure (Palisade’s flagship product)
  • Rewrote web-based interface from CGI/Perl to PHP 5
  • Developed reporting engine in PHP, AJAX, and XML with Adobe Flex (Actionscript 3.0) front-end
  • Provided hands-on support for high profile clients and sales trials/demos
  • Technical Environments: Eclipse IDE, PHP, Smarty templating, advanced Javascripting & custom AJAX framework, HTML/CSS, Perl, C++, regular expressions, PostgreSQL, FreeBSD, Apache, CVS (code management), various open source tools

Technical Support EngineerJanuary 2005 – January 2006
Palisade Systems, Inc., Ames, IA

  • Provided phone & email support for Palisade’s customers
  • Worked with developers in researching and testing technical issues
  • Setup testbeds and preformed QA and performance testing
  • Technical Environments: FreeBSD, DOS, Windows XP, Windows Server 2000/2003, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu, XFCE, server & appliance hardware, networking & protocol analysis

IT Customer Support Technical AnalystSeptember 2002 – January 2005
Maytag Corporation, Newton, IA

  • Provided first level technical support for Maytag’s employees
  • Administered help desk software and application servers
  • Developed web sites for help desk and extended help desk software through custom development (ASP)


  • Microsoft Platforms: C# (.NET), C/C++, ASP.NET, WPF, WCF, Entity Framework, IIS, Windows OSes
  • Unix/Linux Platforms: PHP, Apache, Perl, FreeBSD, various flavors of Linux
  • Web Platforms: Adobe Flex, ActionScript 3.0, Javascript, AJAX, XML, HTML/CSS, web services
  • Database Platforms: Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, design/build, reporting
  • Other Tools & Platforms: Subversion, CVS, NANT, MAKE, shell scripting, WordPress, Google Pages & Google Apps


B.A., Computer ScienceSeptember 1999 – May 2003
Central College, Pella, IA