Resume

Profile

Web developer specializing in PHP and Drupal 6/7/8 with 7 years of experience creating websites for clients. Additional 3 years experience in software quality assurance and a background in graphic design, digital art and animation. Passionate about a feature rich, functional, and attractive web.

Professional History

Web and Mobile Developer
March 2016 – Present
HS2 Solutions – Chicago, IL

Lead and supporting back end developer in an agile work environment. Web development using Drupal in the Consumer Services, Consumer Durables and Healthcare industries.

  • Selects optimal contrib modules, develops modules and custom code to fill gaps.
  • Performs site setup, site configuration, and performance analysis.
  • Designs and plans solutions for new functionality and existing problems, creates estimates, and documents specifications.
  • Interfaces directly with client at times to explain issues and resolutions, creates training documentation and administers CMS training. 
  • Supports teammates by provides suggestions on Drupal implementation and performs code reviews.

Encourages Drupal community contributions to all members of the team, outlining potential areas of impact.

Technologies: Drupal 6/7, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery, SASS/CSS, Git, HTML, Acquia Cloud, New Relic
 

Software Engineer, Research Computing
August 2014 – March 2016
Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN

Designed, created and updated web based scientific applications built on top of the Joomla based HUBzero platform.

  • Created and updated JavaScript applications with emphasis on usability, including use of jQuery, HighCharts, OpenLayers, Google Maps, QUnit JavaScript libraries

  • Scripted the processing of raw spatial data into format usable by application.

  • Updated existing Java application, adding connectivity with web service for data import/export

  • Primary Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, Joomla, Java, Git

Website Developer
August 2009 – August 2014
Adworkshop – Lake Placid, NY

Developed over 20 Drupal 6 sites and over 15 Drupal 7 sites. Primary responsibilities included site setup, configuration/building, module development, assisting with template development, deployment. Performed Drupal 6 to 7 migrations and migrations to Drupal.

  • Worked extensively with Views query builder

  • Created Ecommerce solutions using Ubercart and Drupal Commerce

  • Familiar with SEO best practices including custom event tracking, Ecommerce tracking, markup

  • Designed and developed an internal error logging & reporting application (PHP, MySQL), Drupal based internal applications and in-house Drupal modules

  • Created and maintained additional sites built on in-house CMS (PHP, Coldfusion)

  • Worked with client and account executive to develop functional specifications, balancing optimal technical solution with business needs including budget and availability

  • Provided assistance and mentoring to other developers learning Drupal and web development.

  • Primary Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Drupal 6/7, HTML, CSS, javascript, jQuery, Coldfusion, Git

Quality Assurance Engineer and Team Coordinator
August 2006 – August 2009
Webloyalty.com, Inc. – Norwalk, CT

Performed content and functionality testing on web based, database reliant pages in a fast paced, highly organized and process oriented setting. Developed test cases and test plans based on written and communicated specifications. Provided answers to team’s technical questions, solutions to development challenges and served as the point person for the team’s quality assurance and testing practices. Worked autonomously at times on self-dictated projects aimed at solving team’s technical and procedural problems.

Education

M.A. in Communication Arts
2003 – 2005
New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, NY

GPA: 3.9 GPA; Focus in Graphic Design, Multimedia & 3D Animation

B.S. in Computer and Systems & Electrical Engineering
1999 – 2003
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY

Graduated Cum Laude with 3.6 Cumulative GPA (Dean's List for 8 consecutive semesters)

Drupal Community Involvement

Other Coding Projects

Tool development & prototype game development in C# for Unity game engine including integration of fitness hardware.

Additional Work Experience

Community Relations Manager, Lead Bookseller
September 2003 – August 2006

Barnes & Noble – Manhasset, NY

Teachers Assistant, Lab Assistant, Graduate Assistant
2004-2005

New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, NY

Project Awards

2015 NIFA Partnership Award for Mission Integration of Research, Education, and Extension (Useful to Usable - Purdue University)

Purdue College of Agriculture's 2015 TEAM (Together Everyone Acheives More) award (Useful to Usable - Purdue University)