As the technical lead at SEO Inc., James is involved in developing and maintaining SEO Inc.'s network infrastructure. This N-tier infrastructure includes VMware virtualization, Microsoft Active Directory, and .NET Enterprise servers, network load balancing, firewalls, SQL high availability solutions, remote management solutions, security policies, backup/recovery solutions, network monitoring, and reporting. James also oversees in-house software development at SEO Inc. Since joining SEO Inc., he has architected and led the development of many applications, including SEO CMS, a customer management solution for tracking and managing client relations from the sales lead stage to completed projects. He is also responsible for development of SEO Inc.’s ClientCenter and SEMMetrix search engine position tracking and reporting tools.
James was also a junior software engineer at Cinergy (now Duke Energy). In this position, he designed and implemented custom control system applications and was involved in implementing the remote startup of Cinergy's combustion turbine fleet—a project that included the design and implementation of a web-based control system for the purpose of remotely starting and managing peaking plants that span three states. The remote startup project was mentioned in Power magazine as an industry first.