Work History

Senior Backend Developer — Blackbird Logistics, 2018-current


Senior Web Developer — Noble Studios, 2012-2018

I wear many hats at this digital marketing agency. Primarily I am a senior web developer, and it has been my responsibility to lead and mentor the development team, develop and manage development processes, work with each department to ensure projects are well scoped, estimated, and architected, as well as writing quality code for many types of web projects.

Responsibilities

  • Architect. Responsible for project estimation, scope development, and overall architecture for large and high risk DMO, ecommerce, and marketing web projects. Supporting the sales team through research and planning. Supporting the project management team by helping clarify scope and developing accurate estimates. Mentoring the development team. Creating accurate data model and technical documents.
  • DevOps. Managed Chef Server, developed custom Chef cookbooks, managed marketing web hosting infrastructure for large hospital system, ecommerce systems, and international websites on Rackspace and AWS. Developed and implemented continuous integration for web projects. Implemented Vagrant & Docker based development workflows. Used packer to build custom development images.
  • Web Developer. Developed custom WordPress plugins to meet HIPAA requirements for storing data at rest. Developed custom WordPress theme framework for rapid theme development. Extensive experience with WordPress, ExpressionEngine, and CraftCMS; Proficient with Drupal 7 & 8, and Magento 1.7.

Achievements

  • Effectively managed external development team on a high risk Drupal project
  • Developed performance auditing systems
  • Successfully implemented a modern, consistent, and scalable development process
  • Defined processes and best practices for technical documentation
  • Architected several large Magento, WordPress, and Drupal projects
  • Developed WordPress framework as basis for companies boutique WordPress theme projects
  • Developed internal tool for managing company passwords that integrated into company AD
  • Saved the day on numerous at risk projects

Freelance Developer — 2008-2012

During this time I was cultivating a freelance business, taking on many local and regional businesses. My work centered around boutique web design and custom application development.

I was fortunate to be able to work with:

  • D4 Web Design
  • Endeavor Creative
  • Junkee Clothing Exchange
  • HotShot the Robot
  • Nevada Retirement Planners
  • Nevada Senior Advisors

Partner / Developer — Lab Analytix, 2011-2012

We developed a custom ERP aimed at mining companies to manage the life cycle of testing and storing core samples.

Responsibilities

  • Architect of Core ERP system
  • Front End Development
  • Back End Development

Achievements

  • Prototyped a websocket based system for reading scale data in real time and interfacing with the web app
  • Developed RESTful API for ERP system
  • Developed a "task builder" to allow managers to customize the testing processes for each core sample

Senior Web Developer — Exyst, 2008-2011

Responsible for Web Design and Development of many marketing web sites

Managed many web servers and email servers


Web Developer & Web Designer — Noble Studios, 2005-2008


Web Developer — Great Basin Internet Services, 2004-2005

Awards, Certifications, & Patents

I have received high accolades for creative design and development excellence including a W3 Award, a National Headliner Award, American Graphic Design Award, and two Creative Summit International Awards.

Certifications that I hold:

  • Optimizely Platform Certified

I am a patent holder and co-inventor of new software interfaces and tools for various production-stage Autodesk software packages.

US20090094556 A1 04-09-2009
User defined scenarios in a three dimensional geo-spatial system

Tools

List of things I use, know, and play with: git, vagrant, packer, chef, docker, grunt, gulp, sass, css, php, ruby, javascript, linux, adobe photoshop, adobe lightroom, adobe experience design, autodesk autocad, autodesk 3ds max