Technology Summary

LANGUAGES

PHP, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, LUA, cURL

DEVELOPMENT TOOLS, METHODOLOGIES & ENVIRONMENTS

Object Oriented Programming, MVC, Procedural Programming, Responsive Design and Development, Bootstrap, WordPress, Asynchronous JavaScript, SEO, API integration and design, Web Optimization, GIT, HAProxy, PowerDNS, React, FLUX, Ansible, Docker

Systems

Linux(Ubuntu Prefered), Windows, LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP), LEMP (Linux, NGINX, Mysql, PHP)

DATABASES

MySql, Cassandra, DynamoDB


EXPERTISE
  • Application Development
  • Application Architecture
  • 3rd Party API integrations
  • Project Management
  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Database Design and Development

WORK HISTORY
FULL STACK DEVELOPER, GRAVITY LAB, VICTORIA, BC.

February 2016 – December 2016

Built web infrastructure to support media buying and recording keeping activities of the company.

  • Integrated into numerous SSP and DSP platforms to pull stats into internal platform
  • Integrated into into Xero accounting to automate the process of generating invoices and journal entries created from accounting stats
  • Developed and tested methods to work towards programmatic media buying
  • Developed UI web application, using Code Igniter, Bootstrap and MySql to display and aggregate stats to measure objectives of the media buying team
  • Used ansible to setup and manage provisioning of servers
  • Reason For Leaving: company went bankrupt

Full Stack Developer, YTZ INTERNATIONAL, Victoria, BC.

November 2014 – October 2015

Main developer working on front-end, back-end and server side technologies for a smart VPN service.

  • Head developer working with a web designer and project manager to take an idea from concept to viable product while meeting business objectives
  • Used various split testing techniques to optimize conversions
  • Developed a user focused application using Bootstrap, PHP, MySQL, Cassandra, LUA, HAProxy, and PowerDNS
  • Integrations with RestAPIs including, Recurley, PayPal, Stripe, Google and facebook
  • Managed server infrastructure of 17 servers and growing across cloud providers, and maintained ansible deployment scripts
  • Implemented a QA and deployment environment
  • Reason For Leaving: company restructured and moved development back to Toronto.

Full Stack Developer, WordPress, Beanstream, Victoria, BC.

August 2013 – October 2014

Designed and Built a responsive marketing site in WordPress for Beanstream receiving over 15,000 unique visits per day.

  • Responsible for the 7 user focused sites
  • Led UX and UI at Beanstream, providing input and designs for mobile applications
  • Led SEO optimizations on Beanstream.com and guided practices for digitalriver.com
  • Helped and guided a team of 7, to reach the developers by developing the community page developer.beanstream.com
  • Designed and implemented deployment and QA infrastructure for a small marketing team
  • Taught current infrastructure, responsive design and completed successful hand-off to web designer returning from maternity leave
  • Contributed and guided Google Adwords team.
  • Reason For Leaving: end of contract, project complete

CEO, Gnarly Inc

January 2009 – Current

Founded my own design firm that developed consumer focused sites for Sport Organizations, events and businesses.

  • Met with clients to take organizational goals to a completed product
  • Focused on responsive design, modern UX principles, and cost effective maintenance for clients, often delivered as a WordPress website

EDUCATION

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Arts

Completed 90 credit hours towards an International Relations with a minor in International Business.


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