Last Contract Technologies

This  was a cloud-computing project that utilized multiple technologies, including  AWS (Amazon Web Services), including RDS and EC2, Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Redshift,  SQL Server, MySQL, MySQL Workbench, and SSIS.   SQL Server and MySQL databases and SSIS were hosted in the AWS cloud and  the following tasks were completed:

  • Upgraded SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2 then applied SP3.
  • Created SQL Server and MySQL logical and physical models.
  • Created SQL Server and MySQL databases on both local and cloud servers.
  • Created SSIS packages to load SQL Server databases on both local and cloud servers.
  • Created and compiled SQL Server digital, educational library.
  • Created and compiled MySQL digital, educational library.
  • Designed SQL Server to SSIS to MySQL architecture.
  • Installed SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on both local and cloud servers.
  • Installed MySQL and MySQL Workbench on both local and cloud servers.
  • Installed SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS.
  • Developed  accelerated, table generation tools.
  • Performed troubleshooting of numerous system components, including SSIS packages.
  • Used Embarcadero to translate diverse RDBMS DDL database generation SQL scripts.
  • Used Visual Studio 2008 to create SSIS packages.

Simplified Resume

My simplified resume eliminates most of the contracts that involve proprietary information.  In addition, some time frames have been expanded to include post-contract consultations.


Download my simplified resume by clicking the following link: bisconti.michael.resume.simplified.doc (Word document).

Resume Instant Viewing

View my simplified resume instantly by clicking the following link: bisconti.michael.resume.simplified.pdf (pdf document).

Our Rates Are Posted

Our rates and salary requirements are posted at Smart Rate Finder.

  • The Senior column in the first table tells you our salary requirements.
  • The right 3 columns in the second table tell you our rates, which are determined by the salary, which is determined by the Job Title in the first table.
  • If a per diem is added, our rate will be adjusted downward.
Prior to any agreement, our rates and salary requirements are subject to change without notice.

Fair Pay

If you pay a contractor $48.08 per hour, you would have “paid” an employee around $61.30 per hour.  This is because of employee cost overhead.  So, no, an hourly contract rate of $48.08 should not be converted into a salaried job paying around $100,000 per year.  Rather, it should be converted into a salaried job paying around $127,504 per year.

fx: Accelerated Hiring Instructions

There are a number of things we can do to save everyone’s time.  In addition to resume information there are a number of common questions that employers and recruiters have.  Here is an FAQ that addresses these questions.  (We may expand this FAQ over time.)

Frequently Asked Questions


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Power Search – More Enhancements

Our Quick Skill Search engine and general search engine have been further enhanced:

  1. The search result dropdown box now tells you the number of times a specific skill is mentioned in my resume or resume appendix.
  2. The search result dropdown box will tell you the number of times a search term appears in a given document.
  3. The search dropdown box now provides text containing the skill or other search term you entered.
  4. The search term is now highlighted in color – gold – in the title on the search results page and in each search result document that you open up by clicking on its title on the search results page.
  5. The search engines now return results faster.