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No matter what size your business or what industry it belongs to, having a strong online presence is a crucial component of your marketing strategy. We provide custom design, development and maintenance services to those who want to establish or enhance their digital presence.

Building a compelling online presence is critical in our increasingly digital world. Contact us today and see how we can help you experience the success you're working so hard to achieve.

What We Do

Design
We handle every step of your design project by delivering a cost effective highly impactful site to delight you and your target audience.

Development
We offer development services to create dynamic digital solutions using the latest technology which helps you to achieve your online goals.

Hosting
We offer customized hosting solutions that empower your digital presence by providing the service and skills you need at an affordable price.

Content Management
We support Dreamweaver, Drupal and WordPress systems that enable you to make the most of your web site so you can concentrate on running your business.

Our Leader

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Jim Schwanda

Founder / Developer

Jim founded Universal Solutions in 1987 to provide consulting services to the oil and gas industry. Soon after he developed a simulation of the Honeywell TDC3000 process control system used world-wide to train control room personnel in the safe and efficient operation of chemical plants and oil refineries. Jim's user interface design and real-time software development skills from these early days have formed a rock solid foundation to fuel his current digital design and application development ventures.

With extensive expertise in all aspects of web development including responsive site layout and design, content management systems, e-commerce systems, portals, intranets, extranets, custom programming and mobile applications. Jim has the technical know-how to undertake any project and is a unique problem solver who loves the challenge of tackling difficult problems.

In addition to Jim's dedication to his profession, he demonstrates his personal values and deep caring for others and the betterment of the community through his volunteerism. Jim served as a volunteer and in-kind sponsor for Special Olympics for over 25 years as well as volunteer baseball and ice hockey coach at the recreational, high school and college levels.

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Jim Schwanda, P.E.

Professional Summary

Accomplished software engineer with a passion for building responsive, user friendly, state-of-the-art applications and web sites. Significant achievements include:

Application Developer, Rutgers University, 2016 to Present

Provides application development and support to all users and departments in the Office of Research and Economic Development at Rutgers University.

Independent Consultant, Special Olympics New Jersey, 1990 - 2015

Provided all web site and technology services for charitable organization’s program, fundraising and administrative activities.

Software Engineering Consultant, Travnar, 2008 - 2012

Provided technical consulting and application development services for this startup company.

Honeywell TDC3000 Simulation, 1988 - Present

Designed, implemented and continue to support simulation of the Honeywell TDC3000 process control system used to train control room personnel in the safe and efficient operation of chemical plants and refineries.

Technical Skills

Adobe / Dreamweaver / Photoshop
AJAX
Apache Server
Application Development
Arduino
Asynchronous Systems
ASP .NET / MS IIS
C / C++ / C# / Objective-C
Control System Theory
Cross-Browser Development
Curl
Data Base Systems
Debugging / Troubleshooting
Domain Name Management
Drupal
Eclipse
e-Commerce / PCI Compliance
Git / GitHub / TortoiseSVN
Google Analytics
JavaScript / DOM
jQuery
JSON
Home Automation
HTML5 / CSS3
Instrumentation
Inter-process Communications
IOS Development
LAMP Stack
Linux / CentOS
MySQL
MS SQL / Access
Multi-Threaded Systems
Node.js / Express.js
Office 365
Online Fundraising
PHP (OOP)
Real-Time Programming
REST
SEO
Server Set Up / Migration
Simulation
TinyMCE Integration
Virtualization / Hyper-V / VMware
Web Data Mining / Scraping
WHM / cPanel
WordPress (Front / Back End)
XCode
XML / XPATH

Education

Other

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Jim Schwanda, P.E.

COACHING - North Hunterdon Ice Hockey Club, high school head coach '09-'10, record 9-9-3, '08-'09, record 16-3-1, Cross County JV Hockey League Champions, '07-08, record 11-4-1. Hunterdon Storm Middle School, head coach, '03-04, '04-05, '05-06 and '06-07 seasons. Hunterdon Storm High School, head coach, '06-'07 season. Rutgers University Ice Knights (ACHA, ECHA Division I) assistant coach, '03-04, ‘04-05 and '05-06 seasons. Aspen-Flemington bantam spring team, assistant coach, spring '05. Rink Ratz Bantam spring team, head coach, spring '04. Aeroflex '92 AAA travel team head coach for spring '01 season, Aeroflex '91 assistant coach for spring ‘00 season. Worked with NJ Rockets Mite A goalie and taxi players during '99-00 season. Mite house league coach for spring '98, summer '98, winter '98-99, spring '99, summer '99 and winter '99-00 seasons at Bridgewater Sports Arena. Lehigh University (NCAA Division III) assistant varsity hockey coach for ‘79-80 season. Lehigh University club team player-coach for ‘76-77 and ‘77-78 seasons. Three seasons as Little League coach, five seasons as T-ball coach, two seasons as girl's softball coach, two seasons as YMCA assistant soccer coach.

ADMINISTRATIVE - Program manager for North Hunterdon Ice Hockey Club, formerly the Hunterdon Storm Ice Hockey Club for eight seasons. Aeroflex '92 team manager for spring '01. NJ Rockets mite A team manager and scheduler during summer of '00 season. Mite house league co-commissioner at Bridgewater Sports Arena for winter '98-99 season. Garden State Adult Hockey League co-founder and president for ‘90-91 season. Lehigh University Club president for ‘76-77 and ‘77-78 seasons.

OFFICIATING - USA Hockey level II '08-09, '06-07 and '05-06 season, level I '04-05 season. AHAUS certified official from 1977 to 1985, worked mite through men's house league and college club team games.

PLAYING - Many winter/summer seasons in various adult house leagues, currently playing with the Vudoos in the ProtecHockey Adult Hockey League. Jersey Spartans for '79-80 and '80-81 seasons. Earned NCAA Division III varsity letter in 1979 at Lehigh University. Over ten seasons serving as team captain or alternate.

TRAINING - USA Hockey CEP level IV in September 2004, CEP # 051552. CAN/AM adult hockey camp in July 2000. Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. certified in spring '94. Canadian Hockey Enterprises Adult Hockey School in June 1991.

OTHER - Volunteer and in-kind Gold Medal Sponsor for Special Olympics for over twenty five years. Webmaster for many web sites. Self employed software consultant. M.S. Ch.E. from Rutgers University in 1985. B.S. Ch.E. from Lehigh University in 1979. Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey. Secretary, Kappa Alpha Alumni Association Lehigh University. Deacon, Stanton Reformed Church.

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Portfolio

Kappa Alpha Society
The Male Room Salon
Vudoos Ice Hockey Club
New Jersey Renegades Junior Hockey Club
Special Olympics New Jersey
Interactive Team and Individual Competition Results
Team New Jersey
Event Check In Tablet Application
Edit Results Web Application

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