FedEx Ground

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November-2008 to December-2009
Through: BASE Logic, Inc.
Client: FedEx Ground; Coraopolis, Pennsylvania USA
Position: Security Consultant, JavaEE Mentor

About Client:

FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. We offer integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.. (

Project Summary:

Mr. Knutson was assigned to the FedEx Ground Software Configuration Management team. The team was responsible for build, release management, production support, application tuning and security for 200+ production applications.

Scope of Duties:

Mr. Knutson was tasked with helping to support development deployment efforts. These efforts included training and mentoring development teams on test driven development, Maven and configuration management best practices. Mr. Knutson was also tasked with security auditing for projects requesting production releases. Mick was also tasked with helping to optimize build management best practiced spanning 450 production projects. These optimizations included mentoring and training sessions for application developers and configuration management. As well as authoring a FedEx Ground corporate Maven build infrastructure and template system for al projects. Mr. Knutson was also responsible for Production support and application tuning for systems running >4MIL JMS messages per hour, clustered among 32+ servers per application, nationwide. Mr. Knutson was also responsible for training, as well as support on YourKit application profiling.


Java 5/6 (1.5/1.6), Spring Framework, Tomcat 5.5 / 6, Weblogic 7 / 8 / 9 / 10, WebSphere 6, Message Broker 6, TIBCO, TIVOLI, MS SqlServer, MySql, XML, iBatis, Hibernate, JPA, CXF, SOAP, JUnit, DBUnit, Easy Mock, Selenium, Maven 2, MQ Series, SEAM, ZK, OpenFaces, iceFaces, Archiva, Nexus, Hudson, YourKit, IBM iSeries, PHP, LAMP.

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