Highly motivated, enthusiastic web development expert with more than a decade of on-the-job experience. Has worked with companies of all shapes and sizes, from local businesses to fortune 500 companies and world-wide conglomerates. Has authored and contributed to a number of open source projects, several of which are used by thousands of people every day. Devoted to his chosen profession and believes in maintaining a positive attitude and learning as much as possible from the people he works with.
Documentation and tech-writing
RESTful API development
Amazon Web Services Administration
Apache Server Administration
Unit testing/TDD zealot
PHP and Symfony
MySQL and PostgreSQL
Memcached and Redis
JIRA and Github
Contributions & Accolades
October 2016 to April 2017
Novactive Corporation • San Francisco, CA
Senior software engineer
Worked with team in France to design and implement various web sites and applications.
Wrote various installation and provisioning scripts using bash and PHP.
Used Docker, PHP, Symfony, and various other technologies to containerize and streamline application and website deployment.
Used ReactJS, Node, NPM, and various other technologies to develop highly interactive REST API clients.
January 2010 to October 2016
Self Employed / Contracting • Chico, CA
Web development and consulting
Worked with a handful of clients to develop well-tested, reliable web applications.
Built HTML5/CSS layouts, using mobile-first techniques, as well as ensuring a consistent user experience over a wide variety of devices.
Designed and executed all projects from Photoshop mockup to functional specs, to fully functional product, typically running on Amazon Web Services.
January 2010 to October 2015
Coalition Technologies • Los Angeles, CA
Web application engineer and consultant
Worked with front-end programmers and designers to develop a call center application, using PHP5, Zend Framework 2, and Twilio API.
Developed robust, in-house PHP libraries and Laravel extensions still used by their development team every day.
Implemented policies to improve overall code quality, such as unit testing, code review, and other industry standards and best practices.
January 2010 to October 2010
Mashery, Inc. • San Francisco, CA
Jr. PHP engineer
Used Solar PHP framework to design and implement features for the developer portal portion of company's offering; including wikis, forums, CMS for documentation, API key management system, and more.
Worked with quality assurance team to identify and resolve bugs and improve user experience.
Helped implement weekly release process and code review policies.
Worked with companies such as LinkedIn, Netflix, Etsy, and Xbox to design useful features for developer portal application.
February 2009 to December 2009
Build.com • Chico, CA
eCommerce application engineer
Used JIRA, Coldfusion, Java, and Microsoft SQL Server to develop new features and fix bugs within company's established, proprietary eCommerce software.
Worked on a large team, under the guidence of very talented leads, using Agile programming methods.
Worked directly with quality assurance, sales, and other departments to improve user experience for backend administration portal application.
April 2006 to January 2009
MC2 Design Group • Chico, CA
Web development and design specialist
Converted Photoshop files to pixel-perfect, standards-compliant HTML/CSS layouts, ensuring a consistent user experience on any device/platform.
Helped update legacy PHP4 projects, implementing industry standards and best practices, often rewriting the worst of them from the ground up.
Worked directly with clients from project planning, to time and cost estimates, to designing and developing solutions that worked for them.