Professional Summary

Well-rounded Web technology professional with over 17 years hard, hands-on experience planning, building, managing, and administering high-traffic websites and applications for a variety of organizations in both user experience level and server development.

Fluency in these technologies:

HTML5/XHTML/CSS/JavaScript, AngularJS, JQuery, CSS/CSS3, AJAX, JSON, XML, PERL, PHP script development. MySQL database modeling, management and administration. SOAP, OAUTH/REST Connectivity, WordPress development, LAMP architecture. Web and mobile web application development. Apache web servers, Linux administration, SEO management. Zurb Foundation, Twitter Bootstrap, CodeIgniter PHP Framework.

Team Lead - Senior Front End Developer

Salsa Labs, Reston, Va (Feb 2013 - Present)

UI/UX team lead in charge of developing the company's enterprise level mobile responsive front-end SaaS offering in AngularJS, Zurb Foundation, HTML5, and CSS3. Target application audience is tuned for the mid to low end non profit advocacy and donation space.

Professional highlights at Salsa Labs included:

  • MV* development with AngularJS
  • Architected the project's UI development structure and base framework
  • Worked heavily with HTML5, SASS/SCSS utilizing CSS3 modernizations, Grunt and Bower.
  • Converted many jQuery only Javascript utilities to AngularJS directives to be used natively in the app, as well constructing wrappers for some that could not be easily converted.
  • Consumption and assisted in design of the platform's REST API.
  • Managed a team of five front end developers in a parallel development stratagem, which included developers located locally and abroad.
  • Presented SCRUM sprint demonstrations for the larger development team at the end of each sprint cycle.
  • Trained new developers in the project's standards, schemas and code base to get them productive fast.
  • Worked closely with the senior management team and product manager for task assignment, scheduling, and prioritization.
  • Managed the UI project's Git version controlled repository.

Senior Front End Web Developer

Virid, Reston, Va (Feb 2011 - Feb 2013)

My responsibilities at Virid included UI/UX construction from a front end web development role to team collaboration taking the UI that was made and integrating it with the company's custom Ecommerce solution. In an average day you will catch me throwing together HTML5/CSS3 templates utilizing several of the most modern HTML frameworks on the market today, such as Zurb Foundation and Twitter bootstrap.

Professional highlights at Virid included:

  • Custom jQuery/javascript plugin creation
  • HTML5/CSS3 utilization
  • Front end team member recipient of a silver DC Addie award for Journey's BBQ 2011 website
  • AJAX/JSON data communication to ASPX, C#, VB backend systems

Websites that I worked on at Virid:

Bakers Shoes

Johnston & Murphy

Journeys Shoes

Journey's BBQ 2011 Silver DC Addy Award

Virid - Revere

Technology Lead/Lead Software Engineer

Charlie Company, Falls Church, Va. (Apr 2006 Jan. 2011)

Lead technologist for a small, niche marketing firm, I work with a team of professionals to create and maintain over 30 high-traffic websites that drew over 2.5 million visitors per month.

Apart from managing day-to-day web operations across multiple cloud-based Linux servers in different locations, I was also responsible for developing and implementing software solutions based on business needs, and delivering these solutions on time, on spec, and on budget.

Professional highlights include:

  • Designing, developing, and launching a custom CMS to handle over 20 data-intensive websites.
  • Overseeing advertising and affiliate sales revenue of over $2 million per year.
  • Creating a social marketing application that increased monthly traffic by 15% after launch.
  • Managed contractors and small team of employees on internal software projects.
  • Maintaining the organizations OpenX ad server and managing advertising campaigns. Designed advertising banners as needed.
  • Also handled data mining requests, social network marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and maintaining Web content as part of daily responsibilities.

Data and Systems Architect

RCN Corporation, Lanham, Md. (Sept. 1997 Dec. 2005)

As a data and systems architect, I worked independently for the business division of a large internet corporation. I developed software to make the sales and implementation teams efficiently process orders. I also managed a large commercial MS Windows based web hosting for business customers.

Professional highlights include:

  • Designed and developed intranet CRM systems, eliminating paper orders and increasing efficiency.
  • Maintained High Availability (HA) clustered networks of application servers; maintained hardware and software of commercial MS Windows based web hosting platforms of over 30 web servers and SAN storage networks.
  • Developed data migration tools that connected to
  • Collaborated in deciding technological means and feasibility of future software/hardware requirements.

Freelance Projects

Sepaton: Enterprise Data Backup and Recovery

[July 2012 - October 2012]

Developed front end HTML/CSS/JS for Sepaton, a large enterprise level data backup and recovery company utilizing Zurb Foundation 3.

Capital Fringe Festival: Show Database Programming

[March 2009 - Aug 2012]

Developed a custom Content Management System that allowed the staff of a non-profit theater and arts group in Washington, D.C. to update their organizations website and manage the entries on their online event calendar.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

[November 2008 - June 2011]

Assisted a leading public health non-government organization migrate their micro-websites from Convio to Expression Engine. Also provide XHTML/CSS development, MySQL and PHP programming, and Web template development.

John F. Pattie Parent-Teacher Coop Organization

[October 2009]

Provide database programming and support to the website of an elementary school's Parent-Teacher Coop Organization. The work included XHTML/CSS/JavaScript, MySQL database programming, and PayPal integration.

Hard Technology Skills:

  • Web Development

    AngularJS, XHTML/HTML5, CSS3, RSS, XML, JavaScript, Jquery, AJAX/Web 2.0 UI, JSON, PERL, PHP script development, Flash art recreation

  • Databases

    MySQL database architecture and design, data mining

  • Content Management Systems

    Word Press, Expression Engine, Social Networking, Search Engine Optimization(SEO)

  • Web Server Technologies

    LAMP Architecture(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), ASPX/C# exposure, JAVA ANDROID App development, CodeIgniter PHP Framework

  • Linux Server Administration

    CentOS5, Ubuntu, RedHat, Slackware, Debian