Featured Projects

After designing and developing more than 50 enterprise-level, mission-critical  projects throughout my career, sometimes a project sticks out long after it is over. These are not necessarily the flashiest projects but each had something special.

Client:FedEx
Project:FBO-ICE
Summary:
As a global leader in transportation logistics, FedEx operates many brands within the organization (Express, Ground, etc.). The challenge was creating a new payment processing application that could be branded and used among all companies, supporting 17 languages, 21 currencies, and worked on any device.
Why I liked this project:
For such an enormous project, we completed it on time and budget earning the 5-Star award for the team. Another thing I appreciated was how much time was dedicated to ensuring the project was ADA compliant. The enterprise architect I worked with is visually impaired which was interesting to see how he interacts with applications using a screen reader.

“After working closely with someone who is visually impaired, I spend a thoughtful amount of time ensuring people with disabilities are accommodated when I design.”

-Anthony Anthamatten

Client:Bank of America
Project:Palms 3
Summary:
After the housing crisis in 2008, the federal government required eight of the largest banks in the U.S. to perform extensive risk analysis of their assets to avert a crisis like that from happening again. The Palms 3 application performs statistical analysis of more than $3 trillion in assets.
Why I liked this project:
This project answered directly to the Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America. I was on a secure floor of the building where all the traders work. It’s not every day you can see trillions of dollars moving around and realize the magnitude of a project.

“Bank of America employs very smart people who are geniuses in accounting and finance. One day I walked in and noticed a group of young guys discussing formulas to predict the outcome of the college basketball Final Four. I laughed and thought their parents must be proud that Ivy League education was being used to create basketball brackets.”

-Anthony Anthamatten

Client:Barnhart
Project:Transportation Logistics
Summary:
Barnhart Crane & Rigging provides cranes large enough to move a nuclear reactor. The largest crane requires 83 trailers of different configurations to move. There are enormous logistical challenges to bringing a crane to a site and the equipment is provided by different vendors who must be coordinated.
Why I liked this project:
I worked directly with the logistics manager for Barnhart to develop an application that made his life a lot easier.

“We began by handing Tony six pieces of paper from Excel. What we were left with was an application that truly exceeds our expectations and accommodates us now and in our future growth. How often do people deliver these results?”

-Lynn L. Wehrmann
Transportation Manager, Barnhart Crane & Rigging

Client:Transformations, Inc.
Project:Uluro Payment Processing
Summary:
Transformations needed an online payment solution that supports multiple payment processors depending on the method of payment. I created the front-end payment wizard and developed the back-end code to interface with each processor. 
Why I liked this project:
Each payment processor has their own requirements for processing payments. The elegant solution I designed uses dependency injection to swap payment engines seamlessly which allows separate PCI compliance validations and provides developers with the opportunity to make changes to one payment method without affecting others. 

“There’s a plan in everything, kid, and I love it when a plan comes together.”

-Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith
A Team

Client:Magna Bank
Project:Mortgage Commissions Application
Summary:
Magna Bank (now Pinnacle Bank) needed an application to calculate commissions for mortgage servicers. The Windows application I developed provides tiered commissions, retroactive commissions, and a variety of ad-hoc scenarios that can be created and applied.
Why I liked this project:
I worked closely with the accounting department at the bank to design this complex financial application. It was so well received that Pinnacle Bank contacted me years later to inquire about a version for them which was better the the system they were using.

“Anthony was able to quickly learn our business process and the oftentimes complex formulas used to calculate our loan officer commissions. I am happy with my decision to use Anthony and would not hesitate to recommend him.”

-Steve Crocker
Senior Vice President – I.T., Magna Bank

Client:Carrier Corporation
Project:Manufacturing Plant Software
Summary:
Carrier manufacturers air conditioners. They wanted a new solution for scheduling and quality assurance for their coil shop, seven lines that produce vital components. I developed several applications to achieve this goal: a supervisor console to schedule products; an on-load and off-load application that tracked input and output through each line, and quality control application that ran on giant monitors at the head of each line to monitor progress at a glance.
Why I liked this project:
It is cool to see how things are made. This project included many skill-sets such as reading PLC feedback in real-time.

“I am fun at a party. I can tell you how an air conditioner is made or how cancer vaccines are created. I’ve learned a lot of interesting things doing this job.”

-Anthony Anthamatten

Client:UT Medical Group
Project:Surgery EMR
Summary:
UT Medical group wanted a new Electronic Medical Records application for their Ear, Nose, and Throat department. I worked closely with surgeons to create an application specific to their needs.
Why I liked this project:
Working closely with surgeons was a highlight of this project. I am convinced they would be software developers if they were not repairing bodies.

“I once told a surgeon I could probably learn his job before he could learn mine. I said he was using techniques developed 30 years ago. Some of the technology I use was created 30 seconds ago and will be irrelevant tomorrow.”

-Anthony Anthamatten

Client:21st Century Oncology
Project:Oncology Wide Area Network (OWAN)
Summary:
This was the first of several electronic medical record (EMR)  applications I have written. Besides managing patients and tracking treatments, it also included a custom scanning component for X-Rays and other non-digital files.
Why I liked this project:
I enjoy working with the medical profession and helping them do their job. The original application I wrote in 2000 was used until 2008 when the company asked me to come back and help them with an updated version that is still in use today. Another reason I liked this project is learning more about cancer research. The science behind this is crazy.

“As a user experience designer, I go behind the scenes to meet people who will use the software. When I visited a radiation therapy clinic and stood with technicians watching a patient’s organs in real-time as she laid on a CT table, then met with physicists and dosimetrists who modelled the organs in 3D, I realized how futuristic this science is!”

-Anthony Anthamatten

Client:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Project:Transplant Gene Therapy
Summary:
The first Electronic Medical Records (EMR) application I wrote in 1999 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a world-leader in cancer research for children.
Why I liked this project:
There are many reasons I enjoyed working on this project. Besides St. Jude being my favorite charity, I had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented developers and pioneers in medical research. I also got to meet the parents of children we were trying to help. While my part was miniscule in the larger scheme of things, to do something for such a noble cause makes this one of my favorite projects.

“[Anthony’s] ability to communicate, willingness to accept responsibility, interpersonal skills, ability to handle conflicts, self-confidence, energy level, imagination and leadership skills proved to be of great value to the entire team.”

-William C. Smith – Project Manager
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Client:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Project:Human Leukocyte Antigen Blood Donor Matching
Summary:
Children undergoing chemotherapy are extremely susceptible to illness due to their depressed immune systems. I worked with St. Jude researchers to develop software to grade more than 1 million blood and plasma donors to find the best match for young patients.
Why I liked this project:
The humanity of what I was doing was not lost on me. I helped find the best donors for these children no matter where they were in the world. If we discovered you were the best match, we would do whatever it took to bring you in for these kids. I remain humbled and very proud to have worked on this project which received FDA approval.

“I have written a lot of mission-critical software that run companies and do different things. But when I wrote the HLA software for St. Jude, it was not lost on me that if I get this wrong a kid could die. My proudest moment was when my software received FDA approval.”

-William C. Smith – Project Manager
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital