Resume of Fred Scott Thompson

Palatine, Illinois 60074 United States
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Senior Application Developer with deep applications development, testing, troubleshooting, and implementation experience


PepsiCoBarrington, ILSenior Analyst
March 2011 - PRESENT

Technical and design lead on successful PepsiCo Global R&D projects

  • Enabled a proprietary analysis technology from a single-lab system to be used globally to reduce raw material inventory and improve testing speed and accuracy:
    • Re-engineered the system into a data-center-ready application using approved architectures to secure trade secret data including a separate vendor-facing portal to provide isolation between the internet and the sensitive internal data
    • Added multi-lab functionality and intelligent data access control to isolate the plant labs from each other and from the sensitive data available to the original lab
    • Designed and built the architecture needed to retrieve data from global labs
    • Co-designed and then automated the workflow between the quality analysis system and the pre-existing plant MRP system to save 15 minutes per sample
  • Provided better ways for consumers to self-serve or engage with PepsiCo
    • Redeveloped North American contact-us forms using the Sitefinity CMS
    • Redeveloped U.S. product locator user interface as drag-and-drop CMS widgets
    • Leveraged Sitefinity content to create brand-identified, light-weight mobile pages
  • Remediated IE8 dependencies to support enterprise-wide Windows 10 rollout
  • Lowered risk by reducing the attack profile of formula systems holding trade secrets
  • Helped reduce hosting costs by 40% by managing migration to a cheaper data center
  • Transitioned applications to offshore support to achieve cost savings
PepsiCo Business Solution GroupChicago, ILSenior Specialist
November 2008 - March 2011

Developed applications and supported Consumer Response's vendor solution

  • Improved hosting quality by migrating applications to a modern data center
  • Improved consumer engagement, data accuracy and call center productivity by consolidating the brand-managed North American contact-us forms into a single consumer-response-managed solution which preserved brand identity
  • Avoided security compliance issues by moving the consumer response system to its vendor's data center from where it could be consumed as SaaS
PepsiCo InternationalChicago, ILSenior Specialist
June 2005 - October 2008

Developed applications and supported Consumer Response's vendor solution

  • Designed and implemented a web service-based product locator for PepsiCo's U.S. brands which provides consumers with up-to-date information about as many as 90 million PepsiCo product placements in individual stores. By performing up to 75K searches per month the application saves PepsiCo roughly $1.2MM per year
  • Created economies of scale for IT and business stakeholders by converting Frito and Canadian call center solutions to the same solution used for Pepsi and Quaker Oats
  • Enabled reporting of North American finished product defect rates by:
    • Extracting the complaints from the consumer response systems
    • Integrating and providing the matching sales and production data
PepsiCoChicago, ILSenior Specialist
January 2003 - June 2005

Developed applications and supported Consumer Response's vendor solution

  • Reduced call center call volumes (and cost) by making Frito Lay delivery data available to consumers at the retired product locator site
  • Reduced Pepsi call center volumes by applying Quaker contact-us solutions
  • Reduced costs by consolidating Tropicana's call center solution with Quaker's
PepsiCoChicago, ILSenior Systems Analyst
August 2001 - December 2002

Maintained reporting and supported Consumer Response's vendor solution

  • Supported and extended the Quaker Oats and Gatorade Consumer Response system
  • Worked on the integration of Quaker Oats financial systems with PepsiCo's
Quaker OatsChicago, IL

Ran projects and managed a team of twenty before pursuing a techical career

  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Unit Manager
  • Senior Systems Engineer
G. D. SearleElk Grove Village, IL

Managed data center for the Eastern U.S. and all finished inventory tracking

  • Distribution Systems Manager
W. W. GraingerNiles, IL

Business Analyst and Project Leader on projects of increasing responsibility

  • Senior Distribution Systems Analyst
  • Distribution Systems Analyst


  • Dot.Net
  • ASP.Net
  • C#
  • VB.Net
  • WinForms
  • WebForms
  • OpenXML
  • SQL Server
  • Windows Services
  • WCF
  • SOAP
  • IIS
  • Visual Studio
  • Azure DevOps
Web Development
  • HTML4 / HTML5
  • CSS2 / CSS3
  • XML
  • JSON
  • AJAX
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • jQuery Mobile
  • Prototype
  • Google Maps
  • Telerik Sitefinity
  • Cold Fusion
  • CDN
  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Offshore
  • Change Control
  • Source Control
  • ITIL
  • P/L SQL
  • SQL Loader
  • Oracle DB
  • MySQL
  • UNIX / Linux
  • Shell Script
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  • Team Member
  • Team Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Architect
  • Technical Writer
  • Developer
  • Tester
  • Trainer
  • Manager
  • On Call (24x7x365)
  • SysAdmin


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics(Quantitative Methods)  
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California