DENNIS W. SPARKS II

About Dennis

Dennis Sparks was born in Charlotte, NC but grew up in the Greater Atlanta, GA area. He spent much of his time playing soccer, participating in the highest levels of the game through high school. During his college years, Dennis joined The Ohio State University Men's Soccer Program where he was a part of the 2015 Big Ten Championship team that also made a run to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Upon graduating in 2017, Dennis Sparks went on to continue his education and soccer career at Trevecca Nazarene University, a Division II program in Nashville, TN.

Dennis holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Ohio State and an M.B.A with a focus in Information Technology from Trevecca. Dennis' professional interests include Health Care Integration, Database Administration and Development, Java Programming, Python Programming, Software Implementation, and Business Analysis. Dennis has developed and worked numerous systems in the Health Care and Retail industries. His coursework and experience in Software and Business have given him a unique perspective when solving probelms.

In his free time, Dennis enjoys writing, playing soccer, and purusing his own personal development.

Projects

Custom Health Care Interfaces

As an Integration Engineer, Dennis has developed numerous interfaces between disparate health care systems. These system varying in nature and include Infection Control Systems, Registration Systems, Billing Systems, Materials Management Systems, etc. Dennis' Mirth Connect, JavaScript, and Database Development skills are all utilized in his role as an Integration Engineer. Furthermore, Dennis has developed interfaces with different data requirements including HL7 and flat file.

Patient Tracking Board Launcher

As an Implementation Engineer, Process Improvement is a significant part of Dennis' work. Dennis developed a tool that would help clients automate the launching of patient tracking boards. This tool also had a graphical component where clients could save and configure various settings. Dennis also created documentation to help clients set up and troubleshoot the application when needed.

Deployment Dashboard

The Deployment Dashboard provided anylatics regarding the make, model, version, OS, etc. of various hardware in Retail stores across the country. The tool allowed a user to search for a specific store as well as look at metrics across all stores.

Resume

Skills

Technology

Business

Work Experience

Surgical Information Systems (Alpharetta, GA)

Integration and Implementation Engineer, Jan 2019 – present; full-time (40+ hours / week)

Tractor Supply Company (Brentwood, TN)

Intern, IT Retail Technology - System Engineering and Deployment, May 2018 – Aug 2018; full-time (40+ hours / week)

From a retail technology standpoint, Tractor Supply Company supports 1700+ Linux servers, 8000+ Windows PCs, 3000+ RF devices, 800+ iOS devices, and POS peripheral devices.

Hillis and Clark, CPAs, PLLC (Nashville, TN)

Business and Accounting Intern, Jan 2018 – April 2018; part-time (25 hours / week)

Surgical Information Systems (Alpharetta, GA)

Programming Intern, Technical Services, May 2017 – July 2017; part-time (30 hours / week)

Vector Marketing (Alpharetta, GA)

Sales Representative, June 2016 - August 2016; part-time

Education

Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, Tennessee)

MBA, Information Technology, Graduated: May 2019

The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

BS, Computer Engineering, Graduated: May 2017

Books

Title Book
The Player's Complete Guide to College Soccer Recruiting: A Strategic Plan for Recruits
NEVER Pay for College: How Incoming Collegiate Student-athletes Can Graduate College Financially Ahead
Juggling The Millionaire Soccer Skill: A Guide for Developing Youth Players