Alexander Collins

  • Schaumburg IL

Work History

Work History
Apr 2014 - Present

SEO Consultant

LocalSEO-Consultant

Local and Global Search Engine Optimization for Small and Large Business. Establish a web presence if needed and lay out a foundation for continuing growth of brand recognition and outreach.

Consultant Job Responsibilities:

  •     Creation of optimization strategy documents and reports
  •     Running 6 and 9 month reviews of existing already completed campaigns
  •     QA of deliverables generated by SEO engineering team members
  •     Presents all deliverables sent to clients
  •     Educates clients on Best Practices and overall education of SEO
  •     Client consulting meetings
  •     Occasional off-site client meetings
  •     Maintain an understanding of industry trends and research industry related media.


Knowledge/Technical Skills:

  •     Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages
  •     MUST have a STRONG SEO background (not an entry level position)
  •     Experience in keyword research and strategy
  •     Strong knowledge of search ranking criteria
  •     Experience with leading search engine ranking, traffic, and analysis software
  •     Excellent writing skills
  •     Excellent presentation skills
  •     Leadership skills - ability to function as project lead in team environment

Dec 2014 - May 2015

Systems Specialist/Developer

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Systems Specialist/Developer Description:

  • Responsible for the following:  Computer Hardware/Software Maintenance, Information Systems Maintenance, Network Management, Database Administration and IT Security Administration.
  • Leads computer programming projects and resources to formulate and implement solutions to business problems.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that systems support the organization's business requirements and meet the needs of end users.
  • Defines systems requirements based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems, or platforms.
  • Defines technical standards and functionality tests. May develop specifications, prototypes, or initial user guides.


Systems Specialist/Developer Duties:

  • Routine repair and maintenance of computer system.
  • Assist employees  in navigating through the IT systems.
  • Computer Programming.
  • Maintain Hardware and software inventory.
  • Understand end-user problems and assist with Problem Solving.
  • Identifies and resolves technical problems.
  • Identifies and analyzes systems requirements and defines project scope, requirements, and deliverables.
  • Troubleshoot data/software/hardware issues.
  • Back-up systems.
  • Evaluate computer hardware and purchase as needed.
  • Work with strategic planning committee.
  • Convey internal hardware/software problems in technical language to other IT professionals.
  • Assist with the implementation of Technology systems.
  • Manage the IT infrastructure and provide end user support.
  • Support our Marketing, Sales, & Operations staff with investigation of new technologies that can help drive sales growth or streamline office processes.
  • Create business intelligence reports and analyze data for the Management and Sales Team.
  • Serve as the conduit between business and information technology.
  • Update/manage websites.
Feb 2014 - Nov 2014

Web Developer/Business Analyst

Wellness Center USA

 Web Developer Job Responsibilities:

  • The role is responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to a client's specifications. Strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation.

Web Developer Job Duties:

  • Regular exposure to business stakeholders and executive management, as well as the authority and scope to apply your expertise to many interesting technical problems.
  • Candidate must have a strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.
  • The position requires constant communication with colleagues.
  • Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units.
  • Deep expertise and hands on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and API's.
  • Deep functional knowledge or hands on design experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc ..) is needed to be successful in this position.
  • Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to E-Commerce applications.


Web Developer Skills and Qualifications:

  • JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, Web Programming Skills, E-Commerce, Teamwork, Verbal Communication, cross-browser compatibility, Web User Interface Design (UI), Security Principles, Object-Oriented Design, Web Services (REST/SOAP), Multimedia Content Development, API's
Jan 2013 - Nov 2013

Administrative Assistant

Village Realty

Administrative Assistant Job Description:

  •  Under general supervision, provides high level administrative and executive support for top management in property management.


Administrative Assistant Job Duties:

  • Answers telephone, screens calls, transfer callers to voice mail, or take messages to facilitate communications and contacts.
  • Maintains knowledge of key clients and contacts.
  • Sets up and maintains files, materials, information, schedules and related data.
  • Assists with obtaining bids for additional work from outside contractors when a third party vendor is required.
  • Maintains Property Management files, reports and related communications.
  • Provides travel support for Property Management team, ensuring employee travel needs and competitive prices are met.
  • Researches and provides information materials, such as electronic data (Internet) for projects and special assignments.
  •  Maintains calendars, contact databases, and appointments.
  •  Sets up and arranges meetings, facilities and accommodations as required.
  •  Writes and prepares letters, memos, e-mails, and reports in draft and final form.
  •  Proofreads and edits materials to ensure high quality communications.
Mar 2012 - Jan 2013

Web Developer & Operations

John's VIP Homes

Education

Education
2013 - 2013

Real Estate Broker

Harper College
2011 - 2012

Computer Science

University of Central Florida

Skills

Skills

Web Performance

Web Development

SEO

Web Application Security

Server Administration

Certifications

Certifications