SolutionSet - Senior Front End Developer

Responsibilities

  • Write standards compliant, maintainable HTML/CSS/Javascript for mobile and desktop websites and applications
  • Work directly with project managers, designers, and clients to flesh-out requirements, determine best technical strategy, and build pixel-pefect web pages from photoshop comps
  • Provide technical leadership and oversee work of junior developers to ensure solutions are efficient and technically sound

Clients I've worked with:

American Express, Apple, Dell, RSA, SAP, TelePacific, WebMD

ServePath/GoGrid - Lead Web Developer

Responsibilities

  • Direct and supervise a team of web designers in the execution of all projects related to ServePath’s four web properties
  • Oversee variable content testing programs on both GoGrid.com and ServePath.com to optimize lead-generation and sales funnels
  • Write HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and ActionScript code for web properties
  • Support software team with UI Design, graphic assets, and front-end HTML and CSS
  • Primary graphic designer and developer on GoGrid.com and contributed PHP and • JavaScript expertise to complex interactive development projects on ServePath’s other web properties
  • Coordinated with SEO and SEM team members to design and build targeted landing pages

Accomplishments:

  • Wrote and implemented a flexible Object Oriented PHP content management and page templating system for the GoGrid website—simplifying future development efforts
  • Built several microsites with Drupal which all included custom themes and modules
  • Devised and implemented a SEO strategy for GoGrid.com, contributing to a near 300% increase in sales resulting from organic searches
  • Demonstrated strong initiative in filling a management void; was promoted to lead web developer after only six months with the company

Freelance Web Designer and Developer

  • Built website for Travelocity’s Travel for Good program, allowing users to enter a video contest & share their voluntourism experiences
  • Completely overhauled Travelocity’s blog, (windowseat.travelocity.com); migrated existing content to Drupal; added key pieces of functionality; continue to provide periodic feature enhancements and custom Drupal modules
  • Designed and developed portfolio websites and custom content management systems for a variety of writers, photographers, and other small businesses
  • Designed and developed custom blogs using WordPress, Drupal, TypePad, and MoveableType content management systems
  • Developed several streaming media applications using Flash and Actionscript

Layered Intelligence - Graphic Designer / Web Developer

  • Redesigned and developed corporate website for Layered Health Systems using Sitecore CMS, ASP.NET, and XSLT (layeredhealth.com)
  • Designed and managed all visual aspects of e-commerce website (milivox.com)
  • Designed and developed dynamic AJAX video center for Milivox.com, allowing users to browse through and watch hundreds of quicktime video clips
  • Created Facebook Applications
  • Designed and built websites with Drupal

United States Navy - Electricians Mate Chief (Nuclear)

Responsbilities

  • Training Coordinator, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, SC - Coordinated and managed the certification process of as many as 40 junior officers and enlisted/civilian nuclear power plant operators at any given time.
  • Electrician’s Mate Chief (Nuclear) - Senior enlisted supervisor, responsible for providing technical oversight on maintenance and operation of electrical power distribution system aboard Naval ships.
  • Instructor NPTU Charleston - Instructed junior officers and enlisted/civilian personnel in the theory and hands-on operation of actual submarine nuclear power plant.
  • Reactor Department 3M Coordinator USS Nimitz - Responsible for providing administrative oversight and assistance in performance of all scheduled and corrective maintenance within a department that consisted of 10 work centers and 400+ people.
  • Engineering Watch Supervisor, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, SC - Oversaw the operation of a submarine nuclear power plant. Qualified to give technical certification on items for engineering students.

Accomplishments

  • Promoted to Chief Petty Officer (E-7) in just under 8 years of service
  • Earned Navy Achievement Medal for outstanding service as Training Coordinator at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, SC

Languages & Frameworks

HTML5CSS3
JavaScriptPHP
MySQLjQuery
WordPressDrupal
MovableTypeTypePad
Code IgniterZend
Objective-C

Technologies & Software

SubversionGit
CVSApache
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesignAdobe Lightroom

Education

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

2003 - 2006
  • B.S. Graphic Design
  • Received President's Award for 4.0 GPA

US Navy Nuclear Power Training

1998 - 2000
  • Studies included nuclear physics, calculus, physics, and electrical engineering
  • Graduated in top 5% of class