James Binford

Problem Solver | Sr. Information Security Engineer

about

Education

Master of Business Administration

Currently an MBA candidate at the McCombs School of Business - University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns!

Master of Science – Information Technology

In addition to mastering advanced technological concepts I learned how to carefully manage a team and to guide projects. Topics I most enjoyed included web programming, e-Commerce solutions and cloud computing

Bachelor of Science – Computer Information Systems

My focus during these studies was the design, programming and integration of Computer Information Systems. I minored in Networking and completed interesting projects such as developing an eCommerce POS solution in Visual Basic, and modeling and testing a network solution.

Recent Experience

Sr. Information Security Engineer | US Bank

I am part of US Bank's Threat Intelligence Platform support team. We stand up, manage and support applications critical to protecting the Bank against a never-ending list of threats. My business analysis and systems design skills allow me to provide a unique perspective to the future uses for these platforms.

2014-Present

Sr. Business Analyst/Systems Designer| The Options Clearing Corporation

At OCC I worked on strategic initiatives related to the reduction of system risk in a premier Securities Lending program. I worked as both a technical designer and a business analyst, interfacing with every level of internal and external stakeholder.

2014-2016

Sr. Business Systems Analyst | Epsilon

I'm currently a member of the exceptional team that manages the Citi© ThankYou® Rewards website at www.thankyou.com. In a market crowded with Rewards options, we ensure ThankYou® stands out by making great rewards easy to earn and redeem.

2012-2014

Solutions Consultant | CGI

As a member of the ARM Centre of Excellence, I provided assistance to Utilities clients during the most difficult and important phases of Enterprise Asset Management tool integration. Business Process modeling, re-engineering and integration were among my many responsibilities.

2011-2012

James is a very systematical and knowledgeable guy! [He] gives very good suggestions and produces very professional work. Will engage him again for sure!!!

Dave Tan – Owner of Ace Book

From the feedback and acknowledgements of his coworkers and supervisors I can only draw a conclusion that his work and deliverables consistently exceeded expectations. I have also witnessed James’ ability to quickly grasp situations or opportunities and provide thought leadership in solving both small and complex challenges.

Chad Wilson – Global Client Partner - Chevron | Sebastian Consortium

It was a pleasure to work with James. His approach to software testing and QA is organized, systematic and truly professional. Exceeded my expectations in every aspect.

Klemen Stirn – Owner and Developer - HESK Helpdesk

My Skills

Information Security
Business Analysis
PHP 4 and 5.x
MySQL and Oracle SQL
HTML/CSS/JQuery

Good to Know

Here are a few of my other skillsets:

  • Spanish Speaker
  • Design using SOLID Principles
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Strong QA Background
  • Project Management
  • User Experience Design