Career software engineer with seventeen years experience developing full stack Internet applications. Passionate about emerging technologies, platform integration, and automation.

Products developed from concept through design, development, launch, and support. Experienced with team leadership and enterprise level business technology consultation and application. Experienced in startup, non-profit, and enterprise environments across a wide variety of industries.

Great in-house design accessibility test subject due to Protanopia (red/green colorblindness).

Creator of locally popular weather site http://www.wichitaradar.com.

  • Full Stack
  • Web Application Developer
  • PHP
  • Laravel
  • APIs

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Professional Status

Unemployed
Available

Experience

Backend Developer & Team Lead

SNT Media
September 2015 to October 2017
  • Developed all aspects of back end service layer APIs used by our sports, finance, and real estate websites. These sites acquired data from data providers, transformed and aggregated that data, and presented the data (including images) as fully featured websites including auto-generated article content.
  • Rewrote data retrieval service for our financial product, reducing API calls to our data provider by 98% and substantially reducing associated costs while improving data accuracy and timeliness.
  • Led and managed the back end development team as we planned, built, and launched our football website.
  • Led a team which conducted mobile ad industry research related to our existing products, made recommendations, and presented those findings to c-level management.
  • Led a team which created and documented a new set of company-wide software development standards.

Application Developer

PK Technology
July 2014 to September 2015
  • Coordinated with development team to develop and maintain iPad application (“IntelliSPEC”) used for performing safety inspections by customers like BP, Dow Chemical, Koch Industries, Exxon Mobil, etc.
  • Developed web-based administrative back end and JSON API used by IntelliSPEC for downloading inspection configurations and uploading completed inspection information.
  • Programmed server side code using CakePHP MVC framework and front end interface using Kendo UI JavaScript framework.
  • Interfaced with QA team, management, and operations to develop, debug, and coordinate deployment of product releases for mobile and web.

Project Management Assistant

Office of IT Project & Process Management, University of Kansas
September 2013 to January 2014
  • Assisted campus IT and Construction projects with data entry & validation.
  • Coordinated project status communications between departments and managers responsible for various project stages.
  • Executed other special research and data aggregation projects as instructed by the Director.

Web Application Developer

Transition Coalition, School of Education, University of Kansas
September 2010 to July 2013
  • Assumed responsibility for developing and managing the Coalition’s website, http://www.transitioncoalition.org/, an interactive educational tool used for teaching secondary educators and college students how to teach students with learning and developmental disabilities.
  • Conceived, programmed and maintained web applications for other Coalition projects.
  • Provided management and custom development work on other online learning platforms used by faculty & students at KU and other partner universities.

Internet Manager

Mike Steven Automotive Group
March 2010 to July 2010
  • Created and managed online presences for a family of major auto dealerships in Wichita including Volkswagen, Infiniti, Kia, Mitsubishi, and more.
  • Wrote custom inventory management application to automatically link dealership websites to internal inventory system.
  • Managed and developed online presences for ancillary Mike Steven enterprises.

Managing Editor / Web Developer / Staff Photographer

NakedCity Magazine
January 2009 to March 2010
  • Built and deeply customized a Wordpress website for the magazine
  • Coordinated and co-ran monthly meetings with freelance staff to brainstorm and plan each issue
  • Created weekly HTML e-mail newsletters to subscribers which generated 25% of our total web traffic
  • Acted as the magazine’s social media representative, engaging with readers, customers, and the community, driving traffic to the website and increasing general interest in the magazine

Senior Web Developer

Aeroflex
July 2007 to November 2008
  • Overhauled the corporate website from the ground up by implementing a full visual redesign and back-end restructuring of the site, integrating pre-existing static content into a database-driven architecture and refactoring and replacing obsolete code.
  • Consulted and advised managers from all divisions of the company on business decisions involving the corporate website.
  • Collaborated with product managers to place updated content on the website, including marketing bulletins, press releases, product data sheets, and software downloads.
  • Created a custom content management system for the website allowing non-technical employees to maintain their own content.

Lead Software Architect

INTRAcare
October 2005 to June 2007
  • Developed, managed, and provided customer support for existing web product (“Vitals”), working within the existing code structure to enhance the application while preserving existing functionality.
  • Quickly learned ColdFusion, becoming fluent in less than six months.
  • Managed a wide variety of custom development projects for clients, putting modifications through the full software life cycle of scope definition, work estimates, development, testing, and implementation.
  • Applied a full visual overhaul to the Vitals application, implementing CSS, design, and layout standards, and greatly enhancing UX/UI.
  • Provided tier 2 customer support, communicating directly with users and providing timely resolutions.

Education

Bachelor's Degree, Information Systems & Technology

University of Kansas School of Business
August 2010 to December 2013

Attended classes full time and maintained 3.62 overall and 3.76 professional GPA while working part time and being a single father

Associate in Science

Butler County Community College
May 2010

Skills

  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Self-Awareness
  • Consistency
  • Empathy
  • Transparency
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • JavaScript/JSON
  • CSS
  • Markdown
  • ColdFusion
  • Flash
  • MySql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MongoDB
  • Redis
  • Laravel
  • CakePHP
  • jQuery
  • KendoUI
  • Smarty PHP
  • Git
  • Vagrant
  • W3C/Section 508 Accessibility
  • Android
  • Actions on Google
  • Firebase Realtime Database
  • Alexa Skills

Interests

  • Kansas Jayhawks
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Photography
  • Hi-Fi Audio
  • Video Games