Bruce Phillips

Software Engineer - Java, Python, and .NET C#

Over 12 years of experience in software application development, web application development, database programming, and technical training for private companies and higher education.

Contact Info

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Phone : 913-683-3382

Address : Lawrence, KS

Summary of Qualifications

Oracle Certified Java 11 Developer

Highly experienced developing Python and Java applications that process billions of financial transactions each day.

Over 6 years experience developing Java, Python and .NET Applications

Winner of the 2011 and 2013 Blackboard Innovative Developer Award

Expert in SQL, database design and administration

Highly proficient in object-oriented programming languages including Java, Python and .NET C#. Unique ability to rapidly learn and apply cutting-edge technologies.

Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Tremendous experience in presenting complex data in an easy to understand manner.

Masters Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management

Taught Object-Oriented Programming at DeVry University

Employment Chronology

Principal Software Engineer, Cboe Global Markets

2023 - Present

Senior Software Engineer, Cboe Global Markets

2021 - 2023

Software Engineer, Cboe Global Markets

2018 - 2020

Java Architect, University of Kansas

2010 - 2018

Senior Java Programmer, University of Kansas

2008 - 2010

Internet Programming

Java architect responsible for developing and implementing applications that integrate enterprise systems with the Blackboard Learn environment. Winner of the 2011 and 2013 Blackboard Innovative Developer awards for work with Blackboard's web services and building blocks.

Lead web application programmer using Java and database technologies to build and maintain web applications for the University of Kansas ( Web applications include interactive programs for students to find open classes online using real-time data, manage their access and debit cards, and Java applications that integrate with the Blackboard online learning system. Also developed complex web applications that integrate Java portlets, the university's portal system, and the Spring and Struts 2 web application frameworks.

Senior web application developer for several national websites using .NET core and C# , including,,,, and Developed complex, interactive web applications enabling website users to purchase products, join associations, find consultants with multiple roles, submit peer-reviewed papers and share data.

Used advanced Internet programming techniques to link business databases (MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle) and websites, providing improved service, sales, and knowledge to business customers.

Developed web applications that were used both in-house and then leased to other associations for additional profit. Web applications include submission and peer review of conference papers that were used for a conference of Family Physicians from around the world.

Enterprise Systems Programming

Experienced in developing software applications using a variety of languages including .net C#, .net Core, Python, and Java. Tremendous ability to leverage computer programming experience and knowledge to develop robust software. Able to rapidly learn and apply new programming skills and techniques.

Developed and enhanced large-scale multi-threaded Java and Python applications that processes over 10 billion financial transactions each day. Developed backend Python applications to integrate critical market surveillance systems.

Built backend applications that integrate the Student Information Systems (SIS) of major universities with Blackboard. The applications automate providing classes, enrollments, and users to Blackboard and automate detecting and handling errors that prevent successful enrollment or user creation.

Developed backend applications that integrate Ecommerce platforms with University of Kansas's student debit cards and applications that integrate the university's human resources system with an external vendor's emergency notification management system.

Achieved Java certification while working full time on other projects. Capable of constructing complex enterprise applications using Java EE technologies including Enterprise Java Beans, Java Server Pages, Java Server Faces, Servlets, Struts 2, Spring, Hibernate, and JDBC.

Taught beginning and advanced object-oriented programming for DeVry University. Rated outstanding by both students and department Dean.

Recent Education and Training

  • 2023 Python 3.10, Python Object Oriented Programming
  • 2022 Apache Spark, AWS EMR, AWS Python Libraries
  • 2021 .NET Core 3.1 - C# 8.0 and .NET 5.0 - C# 9.0
  • 2021 Passed Oracle IZ0-817 Java SE 11 Developer Upgrade Exam
  • 2020 Passed Oracle 1Z0-815 Java SE 11 Programmer I Exam
  • 2019 Python 3.7
  • 2018 Java 10 and 11 Training
  • 2018 .NET Core MVC Training
  • 2018 Java Spring 5.x Web Application Development
  • 2018 .NET Core Entity Framework 2.0
  • 2017 Java 9 Training
  • 2017 .NET Core 2.0 Web App Development
  • 2017 .NET C# Mobile App Development Using Xamarin
  • 2016 Java Spring 4.x Framework Application Development
  • 2016 Java Functional Programming
  • 2015 Java 8
  • 2014 Java Spring Web MVC and Spring Rest Web Services
  • 2013 Java Apache Struts 2 Committer
  • 2013 Java Spring 3.X Framework Application Development
  • 2013 Microsoft .NET Framework Application Development
  • 2012 Blackboard Building Block and Web Services Developer