Looking for Opportunities near Philly

[EDIT: 29-Jan-2013]: I have accepted a new position with Corporation Service Company (CSC) in Wilmington, DE and will be starting there on Feb. 4th. I am looking forward to the new challenges that lay ahead. Thanks to all of you who reached out over the last several weeks!


I recently (Nov. 2012) rejoined Allscripts in Malvern, PA as an Expert Software Engineer. I have enjoyed my time back at the company, getting to dive back into some WPF/MVVM work. I returned to work with a group of people that I like and respect. Unfortunately, I have good reason to believe that Allscripts has decided to close some offices this week, including the one in Malvern.

If any of my Philadelphia-area peeps knows of any great opportunities in the area, please reach out. Here’s a summary of my skills and professional interests.

Skilled with Work Experience

  • C#
  • VB.NET
  • WPF
  • MVVM
  • WinForms (with WPF interop)
  • JavaScript
  • SQL Server
  • Unit Testing
  • Agile Development (SCRUM, task boards, 2-3 week sprints, daily stand-ups, planning)
  • SSRS

Skilled, Strong Interest, but Only Experience is Personal or Used in Demos/Presentations

  • Windows Phone 7/8
  • WinRT XAML/C#
  • Cross-Platform Apps with both Telerik Icenium and DevExpress DXTREME
  • Cordova (PhoneGap)
  • jQuery/Knockout.js
  • Single-Page Applications
  • TDD
  • Pair Programming

Strong Interest, Some Knowledge, but Limited Exposure

  • Android Development
  • MonoDroid
  • MonoTouch
  • iOS Development
  • node.js
  • Windows Azure
  • KendoUI

I have nearly 18 years of development experience on the Microsoft stack now. I have a passion for what I do, which is evidenced by the fact that I have been awarded as a Microsoft MVP four times. I would like to find a company that shares my passion for Microsoft dev technologies. I am hoping to find an opportunity where I will be surrounded by other smart, passionate developers… someplace where I can continue to advance and grow my skills over a long period of time.

Here is a current copy of my resume. If you know anyone who is interested in hiring an experienced .NET developer, please send them my way. If you have multiple openings, I know of other great developers, testers and business analysts who will also be looking for work soon.





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0 thoughts on “Looking for Opportunities near Philly

  • David Brabant says:

    Hi Alvin,

    Have you tried to send your resume do Siemens SMS (ex Shared Medical Systems) in Malvern? Guess you could find good opportunities there.


  • Alvin,

    Send me an e-mail. I live in Malvern, and know lots of people. I get contacted by about 5 people a day, looking to hire me or ask me to find someone like me to work for them. So, I created mailing lists to forward such solicitations to. See:

    Sunish Abraham reads your blog and sent me this:

    Hey Fred,

    Happy New Year! Hope all is well…always good to see you at the Shareholders Meeting at Victory! I am not sure if you follow this guy (Alvin Ashcraft) but I read his blog (Alvin Ashcraft’s Morning Dew) and he just posted on his blog (http://www.alvinashcraft.com/2013/01/13/looking-for-opportunities-near-philly/) about work in the Philly-area…and the first person that I always think of who has his pulse on job opportunities (or know the right people) is you! If you had time, I would think contacting Alvin would be interesting (from reading his blog he seems to be very skilled in MSFT technologies)…


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