About Me

Currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba with my lovely wife Dawn while our wonderful son is studying at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. I grew up in Wabush, Labrador, joined the Canadian military and attended military college. After graduating from Royal Roads Military College, I was posted to Victoria, BC, then to Halifax, NS, and finally Winnipeg, MB. I retired from the military in September, 1998, and remained in Winnipeg with my family. I pursued my passion for computers by attending Midwestern School of Business & Technology to study networking, in particular Microsoft, Lotus and Novell.

Contact Details

Kevin J Power
322 Woodlawn Street
Winnipeg, MB R3J 2J1

(204) 295-3183
kevin@kevinjpower.com

Work

Procurity Inc.

Administrator, Network/Systems Security September 2002 - Present

    JD Edwards CNC & Developer

  • Effectively managed object promotions, package builds, deployed packages in a multi-environment JD Edwards ERP system. Responsible for the configuration and troubleshooting the Enterprise One application and web servers running on IBM i and Windows 2008 server.
  • Efficiently maintained the security infrastructure of JD Edwards ERP system including creating users, maintaining groups and roles, menu security and object security.
  • Installed, tested and deployed JD Edwards service packs, electronic software updates, and tool releases.
  • Developed, modified, troubleshoot and debugged report programs and applications within JD Edwards ERP system.
  • Configured, maintained and modified the JD Edwards ERP system Advance Pricing module providing numerous prices and special offers, based on hierarchical combination of product, product group, customer, or customer group reflecting numerous criteria and protecting profit margins.
  • Lead the Procurity team in partner with IBM in completing a major upgrade of JD Edwards ERP system in time and on budget, from Xe to EnterpriseOne 9.1.2.
  • Administrator, Network/System Security

  • Designed, configured, implemented, monitored, patched and upgraded a full network environment involving IBM i servers, Microsoft Windows servers, from Windows NT to Server 2008 R2, Active directory, DHCP, DNS, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino servers, Citrix Servers, Linux servers, Firewalls (policies and VPNs), and switches, for head office and branches in 3 locations.
  • Installed, configured and maintained Mimix Availability software to replicate the ERP production data as part of an overall disaster recovery plan.
  • Installed, updated and modified RFGen server software used to integrate scanners with JD Edwards ERP system to facilitate the timely picking and delivery of customer’s orders.
  • Senior Developer

  • Designed, developed and implemented a program to integrate the JD Edwards ERP system with Silanis E-signature to replace paper Chain of Signature for controlled substances saving 4 personnel approximately 1 to 3 hours a day each, along with reducing both photocopier and postage costs.
  • Developed and automated reports to vendors that generated between $20,000 and $30,000 per year in new revenue.
  • Streamlined the Promotional sale business process by designing and developing programs that populated excel spreadsheets from vendors with current JD Edwards ERP system info and identifying items not listed. Finalized spreadsheets were then used to update the ERP system, taking care to create any new items, setting effective pricing. The end result being, condensing 3 weeks of work per promotional sale into minutes per day.
  • Developed numerous customer self-service functional areas for a website resulting in providing timely information to customers and reducing customer requests to the Customer Service and Accounts Receivables departments. Some of the functional areas created were reprinting invoices and credit notes, reprinting statements, run purchasing reports, and check status of items ordered, new listing and private label order form, discontinued items list, and manufacturer back order reports.
  • Developed an online returns section for customers thus eliminating hand written forms. The online process also allowed capture of important data such as expiry date and lot numbers. Based on vendor regulations, this process also allowed an estimated value of return to be calculated. Once approved, the information was then extracted to JD Edwards ERP system for processing. Once completed in the ERP system, the credit note information was then updated on the website.

Upstream Solutions

Technology Counselor January 2001 - September 2002

  • Worked closely with Sales to deliver services and products that exceeded customers expectations. These included developing client\server applications, developing websites, providing product support, implemented firewall technology and filter policies thus providing a secure presence on the web while protecting internal networks from intruders.
  • Established VPN connectivity between head office and branch offices with offices in various provinces, US, and other countries.Established mobile VPN policies for personnel working from home and travelling around the world.

Macrodyne Technologies Corp.

Technical Services Manager March 1999 - December 2000

  • Managed development projects, communicated requirements from customers to technical staff, and directed technical staff in the successful completion of high quality technology products and services delivered to customers.
  • Lead in provision of technical services to customers including but not limited to, support for Lotus Domino & Notes, MS Windows workstation, servers and enterprise software such as Exchange.

Department of National Defense

Commissioned Officer May 1990 - September 1998

  • Over my career as an officer in the Canadian military, I coordinated and developed business plans for the Administrative branch of 17 Wing, effectively allocated & tracked an operating budget in excess of $2,000,000, successfully completed concurrent projects involving both military and civilian personnel in a timely manner and within budget, oversaw a myriad of operations including fitness, sport, recreation facilities & programs, and social facilities as the 17 Wing Personnel Services Officer.

Education

Information Technology Professional

Midwestern School of Business & Technology 1999

Bachelor of Science – Computer Science and Physics

Royal Roads Military College 1990

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