Deborah Schilling

Indianapolis, Indiana

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I have managed teams developing applications in C/C++, Java, 4th Dimension, and other languages working in a variety of industries, including printing, banking, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.

I have held a variety of management roles, including managing direct reports and managers, supervising and mentoring interns, managing offshore development, and managing interdisciplinary teams without direct report authority. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and relate well to end users and engineers alike.

I have experienced a variety of business travel, including Asia, Europe, and domestic locations. I am comfortable at client sites and hold a current passport.


Orchard Software, Carmel, Indiana
October 1998 - Present

Vice President of Development

Direct a staff of managers, software engineers, test analysts, and technical writers. Participate in Orchard Software senior management team activities. Coordinate company policy and priorities with other department heads. Orchard Software consistently wins awards for the quality of the software we develop and for our responsiveness to client software requests.

Director of Software Engineering

Hired and directed a staff of managers, software engineers, test analysts, and technical writers. Developed department policy, planned and managed software releases, and advised senior management. Increased size of Development department from a staff of two developers to a staff of 40 developers, testers, and writers.

Senior Development Manager

Managed a project to develop hematology analyzer software in conjunction with a business partner, coordinated all communication between the two companies, recruited, managed and trained team members, implemented source code management and defect tracking, produced bi-weekly software updates and developed code. The software was written using 4th Dimension, a cross-platform 4GL.

Managed and developed a Web-enabled version of Orchard's LIS product, using 4D, HTML and Javascript. Managed and developed an ASP-based enhancement to the Orchard Software website. Managed and developed several standalone C++ applications.

Product Developer

Developed medical laboratory applications using 4D. Additional projects included developing 4D plugins and standalone applications written in C++, developing department standards, administering the company website and recruiting department personnel.

Developed a custom version of Orchard's core hematology product which is in production at Mayo Clinic.

Baker Hill Corporation (now Experian), Carmel, Indiana
May 1994 - October 1998

Product Developer

Developed Windows-based C++ applications for the banking industry. Developed a complete in-house sales, marketing, invoicing, reporting and support call tracking application used for all of Baker Hill's internal business, and was solely responsible for all design, development, support and training of the application. Additional projects included developing third party interfaces, writing VBA custom scripting, creating help files, managing and developing Web applications, managing a 16- to 32-bit product conversion, managing an offshore development project, and supervising and mentoring interns.

Medi-Span, Inc. (now First DataBank), Indianapolis, Indiana
April 1992 - May 1994

Systems Analyst

Developed and maintained Oracle-based applications, including programs and user interfaces using SQL*Plus, SQR and SQL*Forms in a UNIX environment.


Developed DOS-, UNIX-, and XENIX-based pharmaceutical applications in C, working independently at home and onsite as part of a four person team.

Software Artistry, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
July 1990 - January 1991

Systems Analyst

Developed and managed development of a DOS-based labor scheduling product written in both C and KML, an artificial intelligence language. This was a temporary six-month position created at my request.

Image Sciences, Inc., Dallas, Texas
March 1987 - July 1989

Product Manager

Managed the production of Image Sciences' PC-based products, including prototype development and existing product updates. Managed the documentation and software development staff, wrote product specification documents, set schedules, programmed the majority of the software, and coordinated QA and beta site testing. Products were written in C running on DOS, UNIX and XENIX.


Developed PC-based distributed printing software from prototype to released product. Developed the user interface, written in C running in DOS; debugged and enhanced the software; developed user documentation, installation procedures and packaging; and administered beta sites.

Intran Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 1984 - March 1987


Developed and supported FormBuilder, one of the first raster graphics-based forms design packages, which integrated form elements, graphics, and text, written in Pascal on the Perq Operating System.

Ported same software package to C running on Sun Microsystems hardware with UNIX. This software conversion was part of a four person project in which each programmer was responsible for the conversion, support, and further development of one major program and several commonly-used library modules.

Developed UNIX-based laser printer drivers written in C including Postscript, FRM and Xerox Metacode formats.


Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, 1984

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