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14Nov2014

Software Developer Haiqi Wei Joins SEARCH Information Sharing Team

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HaiqiWeiMs. Haiqi Wei joined SEARCH as an Information Sharing Developer effective November 12, 2014. In this position, Ms. Wei will develop, implement, and deploy information sharing systems on behalf of SEARCH clients in local, state, tribal, and federal government settings. She will also provide programming, configuration and testing assistance, and consult on implementation architecture and design.

Ms. Wei has 11 years of experience as a software engineer. She specializes in developing applications using open source technologies and frameworks, including Java, Spring, Apache Camel, and Apache CXF, and has a solid understanding of relational databases, XML databases, Web Services, and X509 Certificate authentication. Her in-depth knowledge and experience will help SEARCH customers implement systems based on national justice standards, such as GFIPM (Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management), GRA (Global Reference Architecture), and NIEM (National Information Exchange Model).

I am very pleased to welcome Haiqi onto our Information Sharing team. Haiqi has extensive experience in Java development and in the other tools, technologies, and frameworks that we regularly use on the team. Haiqi also enjoys working in an Agile development environment, which will help our justice and public safety customers effectively tackle complex IT development initiatives.
Andrew Owen, Information Sharing Programs Director

Ms. Wei previously worked as a Senior Software Engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Bureau of Computing Services. There, she worked to modernize the state’s handgun hotline application, update its criminal history management system, develop a web service to handle e-payments between DOJ and banks, and design a solution to exchange critical information between DOJ and the state Department of Corrections.

She also worked for the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance, as a web developer, programmer analyst and as technical lead supporting the Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing Gateway (WIJIS). The gateway improves information sharing across jurisdictions and among law enforcement agencies, the courts, and state agencies in Wisconsin.  She maintained and improved gateway applications, including Web Services and the capability to submit NIEM-conformant data to the FBI’s Law Enforcement National Data Exchange (N-DEx) system.

Ms. Wei has experience working in an Agile development environment, a methodology that SEARCH embraces that focuses on incremental development and delivery, collaboration in a team approach, and rapid and flexible response to change throughout the development cycle.  It promotes an ongoing process of decision-making and oversight so that projects stay on track and are responsive to user needs.  SEARCH follows agile practices when providing assistance to justice and public safety agencies.

Ms. Wei earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Beijing Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Missouri–Rolla.  She is a Sun Certified Programmer (Java 2 Platform).

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