William T. (Bill) Holmes
Wherever you want me to be.
661-305-9465 - -


Innovative, resourceful and responsible business analyst, technical writer, database and web developer, designer, engineer, and project and functional manager, who tends to optimize the functionality, performance and accuracy of products and personnel with better processes, designs or information systems or automation in all eight domains experienced using over seventy application programs, thirteen database systems, thirteen programming languages and ten operating systems. That experience facilitates the rapid identification of core problems, and the design and implementation of novel solutions using new tools.


Bill Holmes Consulting - 7/2005 to present

Business Analyst and Technical Writer

Merged requirements for an online bill pay system from multiple documents into one. Derived Excel spread sheet from it for loading features into Team Studio. Consolidated, refined, added and linked Product Backlog Items. Researched functionality of and ACH token passing with CyberSource for credit/debit cards and checks. Researched transaction posting to Facets. Refined, added and linked Product Backlog Items accordingly. Investigated ramifications of an incorrect Member ID in various systems. Investigated cause of report inconsistencies. Used MS Team Studio, Agile (SCRUM), Outlook, Work, Excel, Visio, SQL and Paint. Contracted to Providence Health Plans via TEKsystems.

Designer, Inventor and Technical Writer

Conceived, conceptually designed, submitted provisional patent application, researched market, and wrote product plan for a Blade Flyer VTOL and conventional flight vehicle concept and a "Rail and Sill Hoist" concept. Further developed presentations and business plan, submitted unpublished full patent application, and solicited investors for the Blade Flyer. Designed decks, fences and other home improvements, and designed a rack divider system and method of installation to avoid the "push-through" problem at warehouse stores. Used SolidWorks, Canvas, Word, Excel, Pages and Numbers.

Business Analyst and Technical Writer

Developed functional requirements and technical specifications for systems that support medical insurance business, including receipts processing, member appeals, benefits, chemical dependency and call processing. Performed a gap analysis of the member appeals legacy system with Facets claims and workflow manager that revealed Facets could be used for the purpose without the belated Facets appeals application as confirmed by onsite Trizetto personnel. First among seven contract business analysts to get customer approval. First to get Trizetto programming staff acceptance of a technical specification. Used Outlook, Word, Excel, Facets, Access, SQL, Visio, LiveLink, Project and RUP/UML subset. Contracted to BlueShield/BlueCross via World Health.

Synergy Enterprises (Lancaster, CA) - 6/2004 to 7/2005


Developed and submitted provisional patent for a fraud- and theft-free financial transaction method based on telephony, particularly cellular telephones. Used Word.

American Astronautics Corporation (Carlsbad, CA) - 12/2003 to 6/2004

Technical Writer and Designer (VP of Operations)

Refined business plan. Developed web site. Prepared launch site plan and presentation. Developed factory layout. Evaluated potential manufacturing, launch and refurbishment locations. Space tourism startup failed to materialize. Used Word, HomePage, Canvas, Photoshop and SolidWorks.

Synergy Enterprises (Carlsbad, CA) - 5/2000 to 12/2003

Technical Writer

Developed Ph.D. thesis and presentation on space-based robots controlled from Earth by way of a simulator. A Ph.D. was awarded. Used Word and Canvas.

Solid Modeling Student

Completed SolidWorks Essentials at Pacific Automation and Advanced Part Modeling, Advanced Assembly Modeling and Sheet Metal courses at home.


Invented spool-mounting device for wire carousel, and developed twenty-six page report of other improvements for Home Depot, thirteen of which are patentable. Used Canvas and Word.

Omnigon (Carlsbad, CA) - 5/2000 to 9/2002


Designed a group coordination and sensor fusion system, including all the screens of the touch-sensitive display of a rugged PDA-like device, and the structure and delivery systems for the sensor fusion system. Designed a secure communications hut. Used Canvas, VectorWorks and MiniCAD.

Technical Writer

Wrote most of a group coordination and sensor fusion system proposal. Installed older operating systems and programs to recover information from legacy files. Managed massive functional specification. Used Word and Framemaker, MacDraw and MacWrite.

Synergy Enterprises (North Park, Escondido and Palmdale, CA) - 11/1991 to 5/2000


Designed for Omnigon a theme park ride system that uses a mass-producible three-passenger, gimbaled, spherical module with a video projected on interior, so ride motion and imagery can emulate any theme of the occupant's choosing, including multipart themes and interaction with other modules. Acceleration is provided by gravity and carousel centripetal force. Direction is provided by module orientation. Includes a six times acceleration of gravity (6 g) life-after-death ride. The ride experience can be radically changed and even customized for each patron without changing the expensive physical structures. Patron activity is tracked, so they can continue their theme park experience at a later date, and thereby motivate their rapid return. Developed presentation therefor. Used Word and Canvas.

Technical Writer

Developed proposals and presentations for HyperKnowledge applications for Omnigon in Sorrento Valley, CA. Installed networks. Organized library. Learned MicroPlanner. Used Canvas, FrameMaker and Powerpoint.

Computer Sciences Corporation (San Diego) - 11/1991 to 4/1992

Business Analyst and Technical Writer

Published Enterprise Integration and Management and specified data management plan and email-based change notification system. Used Word, Excel and Canvas.

General Dynamics, Data Systems Division (San Diego) - 5/1983 to 11/1991

Process Architect and Technical Writer

Developed "Solid Modeling Brief" sought by IBM, DEC, Matra Datavision, Computervision and others to introduce the new technology. Defined product development process and the information architecture required to support it for an enterprise integration project. Conducted vendor selection process. Learned Euclid solid modeler and Catia surface modeler. Evaluated Development Technologies International, The Netherlands with corporate-wide team. Wrote the DevTech Compendium, which was used to secure funding for Omnigon three years later. Used a business data modeler, MacWrite, MacDraw and Canvas.

Functional Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst and Technical Writer

Saved CAD File Control System (FCS) project by eliminating distrust, resolving conflict and writing requirements in pseudo code. The FCS was used by four GD divisions, Computervision and Hughes. Used a minicomputer-based word processing system.

Saved corporate-wide CAD/CAM Data Base Management System (CCDBMS) project by re-architecting system to limit contractor to Global Access Facility (GAF) and take advantage of File Control System. Initiated rapid-prototyping to establish the requirements for Parts and Tasks Information (PATI) system, including configuration management of all deliverables. Managed eighteen San Diego programmers, and coordinated the development of six-person team in Fort Worth and Groton. Demonstrated PATI and GAF to all Divisions. Used MacWrite, MacDraw, MacProject and MS Project. Learned Pascal, AXE, Forth, 6800 assembler, Model 204 DBMS programming and real time software design and modeling.

Rockwell International, Los Angeles Aircraft Division (Los Angeles, CA) - 1/1973 to 1/1978


Performed aerodynamic analysis of 378 conceptual designs. Conducted low-speed wind tunnel testing. The HiMat highly maneuverable (9 g) Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) was the only one built. Used various proprietary programs.

Initiated inter-department data transfer process, and acquired minicomputer system to speed vehicle synthesis from conception through cutter path generation for wind tunnel models. Made flexibility tailoring possible. Used IBM MVS TSO and Varian tools.

North American Aviation, B-1 Division (Los Angeles, CA) - 8/1971 to 1/1973


Reduced B-1 wind tunnel data. Conducted wind tunnel tests. Automated data plotting. Used RPG and plotter.

National Science Foundation (San Luis Obispo, CA) - 6/1971 to 8/1971


Configured a portal to portal transportation system of vehicles powered with flywheels when not on magnetic levitation flyways. Co-authored A Generic Urban Planning Model for Urban Systems , GY-9159.

California State Polytechnic University (San Luis Obispo, CA ) - 6/1968 to 6/1971

Received Bachelor of Science Degree with honors (3.1/4.0 GPA) in Aeronautical Engineering, where the motto is "Learn by Doing." Elected in absentia to chair AIAA student branch. Co-chaired Aero Royal. Converted hangar full of junk into useful education facility. Designed Aero logo still in use today. Played left wing and left half for varsity soccer team. Designed and built a horizontal cable-supported cross-arrow refreshment kiosk for Aero Royal, which engendered a transfer invitation from the Architecture department to be a structural engineer.

NASA Dryden Research Center, Advanced Projects and Flight Operations (Edwards AFB, CA) - 6/1967 to 9/1967, 6/1969 to 9/1969 and 6/1970 to 9/1970


Designed propulsion, control and release system installations for Hyper III remotely piloted vehicle. Designed flight and ground support equipment for X-24 and HL-10 lifting body vehicles. Designed the paint scheme for all NASA Edwards aircraft. Supported X-15 engine tests and B-70 operations.

North American Aviation, Rocketdyne Division (Canoga Park, CA) - 6/1967 to 9/1967


Drafted Atlas test equipment and revised drawings.

U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering (Edwards A.F.B, CA) - 6/1966 to 9/1966


Designed water supply facility. Drafted engineering sketches. Ran blueprint machine.


SAT Kuder Occupational Interest Survey - Chemist, Computer programmer, Engineer.
Langdon Adult Intelligence Test - 140 total I.Q., 99 percentile.
Keirsey Personality Profile - Equally INTP Architect: (designer of buildings and ideas, abstract design, exhibit greatest precision in thought and language of all the types; tends to see distinctions and inconsistencies in thought and language instantaneously), and INTJ Scientist (brings INTP designs into reality). Both are 1% of the population.
MAPP Appraisal - Inquisitive, exploratory, analytical, experimental, self-sufficient, goal-oriented, independent, considers people both philosophically and psychologically, engineering orientation, applies scientific/technical/logical thinking to identify, analyze, and solve problems, devise strategies and systems to achieve objectives, writes creatively at professional levels.
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