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Summary

I am a versatile, highly-experienced and adaptable individual who wishes to continue in a lead role as a Front-End Web Developer. I want to make full use of my analytical, technical and communication skills as well as my design sense. I desire to mentor others and implement solutions which take complete advantage of my expertise in HTML, CSS & JavaScript and all of their related technologies.

Work History

Sep 2014Sep 2016

Senior Front-End Developer

Perficient
  • Served as the point of contact for all front-end development work on several projects.
  • Implement specific designs, mainly responsive, using HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript within the following:
    • Bootstrap framework using Handlebars templates and working directly with the WebSphere Portal developers.
    • Foundation framework, working directly with the WebSphere Portal developers.
    • Siebel CRM, working directly with the Siebel developer.
    • LiferayCRM, working directly with the Liferay developer.
  • Collaborative design and development of the appropriate solution.
  • Detailed development and unit / integration testing.
  • Worked in an agile mode, including daily standups and Jira stories.
  • Simulated backend processing via the Mockjax approach.
  • Part of mass layoffs in September 2016 due to company's financial and business difficulties.
Jul 2014Sep 2014

Front-end Developer

inSided
  • Member of the Implementation Team, responsible for specific (Enterprise) customers regarding the front-end implementation (and aftercare) of their community platforms, which are used by millions of users.
  • Together with my direct colleagues (including designers, project implementation manager and more) I work in an agile mode (short lines) to ensure that the project is successfully implemented and the customer is happy.
  • I ensure that specific designs are implemented using HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript in combination with the standardized inSided platform components using Twig templates.
Jun 2013Jun 2014

Front-end Developer

Moosylvania Marketing
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and troubleshooting web sites for various clients.
  • Used HTML, CSS, JavaScript & PHP to create & maintain sites.
  • Utilizing the Responsive Design technique for coding my sites as well as my HTML emails.
  • I have developed in the SilverStripe platform & used GIT for version control.
  • I have developed several eBlasts (HTML email) using Campaign Monitor.
May 2013Jun 2013

Front-end Developer (TEKsystems contractor)

Savvis Direct
  • Using AngularJS, HTML & CSS (Sass/Bourbon) to redevelop the control panels for savvisdirect customers' cloud-based servers.
  • Working in a Linix (ubuntu) environment.
Feb 2013May 2013

Front-end Developer (contractor)

Hello Agency
  • Worked as a contractor for ConSol Partners at Hello Agency.
  • Created a site making extensive use of jQuery animation techniques.
  • Worked on a site which was loosely based on the Ascensor javascript framework.
  • Applied a responsive-design layout to an existing retail site for mobile devices.
Nov 2012Feb 2013

Front-end Developer (contractor)

LBi Belgium
  • Worked as a contractor for ITHR at LBi.
  • Worked on user interface coding and styling for the Belgian National Railway's B2B and B2C sites.
  • Used Sitecore, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery) & ASP to create & maintain pages for the sites.
Nov 2007Nov 2012

Lead Front-end Developer

Fleishman-Hillard
  • Hired on in June of 2009 as a continuation of my position through Aspire Consulting.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and troubleshooting web sites for various clients.
  • Used HTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery), XML & .NET to create & maintain sites.
  • I have developed & maintained several Facebook tab-pages for various clients.
  • I have developed in several platforms including Sitecore, Wordpress & .NET.
  • Utilizing the Responsive Design technique for coding my sites, when feasible.
  • Mentoring junior web developers.
  • Handled technical management of projects.
  • Handled full project management (including coordination with client) in several instances.
  • Worked for 3 months, from May through August of 2011, in the Amsterdam, Netherlands office.
  • My title was Manager.
Nov 2007Jun 2009

Senior Front-end Developer

Aspire Consulting
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and troubleshooting existing sites for various clients of Fleishman-Hillard.
  • Used HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML & ASP to create & maintain sites.
  • Created a whole new portal for a client using their version (OneWeb) of the Day Communiqué site creator. Had to drastically alter the way OneWeb is usually used in order to deliver the desired look and feel.
  • Took on the lead developer role for handling the digital needs of Fleishman’s largest client.
  • Re-worked Aspire’s web site in order to meet management’s requirements.
  • My title was Senior Consultant (Custom Solutions Practice).
Aug 2007Nov 2007

Senior Front-end Developer

SBTV.com - Small Business Television
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining and troubleshooting existing ASP and ASP.NET pages as well as existing Flash 8 / ActionScript 2.0 video players. The work on the ASP and ASP.NET pages also involves trouble shooting the SQL queries nested inside.
  • Working on creating a new Flash 9 / ActionScript 3.0 video player that processes an XML object to determine which video clips to play.
  • Working on JavaScript functionality to send a request message to a Web Service, via SOAP, and then processing its XML response. That XML object was then parsed through to determine the advertisements to be displayed in various zones on the page.
  • A change in availability of funding resources changed the requirements of the position to where the company was no longer able to afford to keep me on.
  • My title was Senior Software Developer.
Jan 2000Aug 2007

Senior Front-end Developer

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Front-End Software Engineer / Senior Technical Designer

  • Member of the User Experience Group {March ‘04 ~ August ‘07}.
  • At Enterprise Rent-A-Car, UEG consists of three areas: Usability Architecture, Visual Design and Front-End Design.
  • As a member of the Front-End Design team within UEG, I was responsible for building the presentation layer of applications, transforming the vision of the Usability Architects and Visual Designers into reality.
  • Provided modular template-based solutions by using well-formed standards compliant code which can be reused throughout applications.
  • Worked with software development to tailor and integrate my hand-offs as needed in order to deliver a consistent user experience fulfilling the needs of the customer, the specifications of the design, and the goals of the business.
  • Expected to provide the latest techniques and technology to the company for usage in future applications as well as enhancements to existing applications.

Software Engineer in a Systems Analyst role

  • Member of the Rental Redesign team {July ‘01 ~ March ‘04}.
  • Designed numerous prototype screens of the ECARS 2.0 application utilizing HTML, DHTML, JavaScript and CSS.
  • Facilitated user review meetings.
  • Attend and facilitate, on a rotating basis, regular SA and UID peer meetings.
  • Re-worked several JSP’s in order to “clean up” the layout & design.
  • Coordinated requirements into analysis and functional design specifications.
  • Recognized as an expert in User Interface Design. Regularly provided mentoring and advice to other designers.
  • Recognized as an expert with the department specified screen standards for the ECARS 2.0 application. Served as the point of contact.
  • Functioned in a lead role for the effort to translate the app’s screens into French and German. Served as the point of contact.
  • Functioned in a lead role for the effort to normalize our error messages into a single document. Served as the point of contact.
  • Performed regular application testing for both standards and requirements.
  • Regular and frequent interaction with various peers, QA and business users.

Software Engineer

  • Member of the Car Sales Redesign GUI team {January ‘00 ~ July ‘01}.
  • Utilization of PowerBuilder to develop the Car Sales Remarketing Application which was rolled out to the US in May, 2001.
  • Utilization of PowerBuilder to develop and maintain the prototype of the CSR application.
  • Utilization of InterSpace to test the services created by the CSR server group. Also used InterSpace to generate PowerBuilder datawindows.
  • Interaction with various peers and business users.
Jul 1997Dec 1999

Senior Programmer / Analyst

May Merchandising Company / May Department Stores International
  • Application level design and technical specifications for PowerBuilder development projects.
  • Design, code, unit-test and system-test development projects.
  • Program and System walk-throughs with Manager and Business Analysts for PowerBuilder development projects.
  • Extensive use of PowerBuilder, SQL and COBOL in all job aspects.
  • Worked with DataWindow objects and controls, non-visual objects, menus, user objects, windows and the PFC while developing PowerBuilder applications.
  • Worked with SQL stored procedures in addition to standard SQL tasks while working with databases.
  • Production support of Tandem mainframe systems.
  • Program and System documentation.
  • Trained new programmers on Tandem applications and on PowerBuilder applications that I worked on.
  • Source and version control.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements while performing support and development tasks.
Feb 1996Jul 1997

Analyst

BJC Health System
  • Support position for the SMS {Shared Medical Systems} system.
  • Required the rapid learning of the SMS system which is an extremely complex and cumbersome vendor package.
  • Attended numerous classes and seminars for various "pieces" of the SMS system.
  • Intensive research and analysis is required for the myriad of problems and situations that arose.
  • Involved frequent communication with SMS representatives and BJC's Patient Accounts Department.
Aug 1995Feb 1996

Consultant

Solution Consultants, Inc.

~ At First Data Resources

  • Updating, fixing and cleaning-up COBOL II programs.
  • Updating, fixing and cleaning-up JCL members.
  • Going through documentation, specs and functionals to determine state of project.
  • Extensive system testing of Marketing Fulfillment System.
  • Technical environment: COBOL, COBOL II, SUPRA, SQL, JCL, IBM, OS/MVS, SAR, TSO.

~ At MasterCard International

  • Generated production documentation for new jobs being implemented.
  • Made updates to COBOL II programs.
  • Generated Report Request for New/Changed Reports.
  • Promoted modules for integration testing.Technical environment: COBOL, COBOL II, SUPRA, SQL, JCL, IBM, OS/MVS, SAR, TSO.
Jul 1992Aug 1995

Programmer / Analyst

Boatmen’s National Bank
  • Managed a variety of responsibilities.
  • Member of the DDA group which provided accurate and timely Demand Deposit Accounting processing; insured integrity of data, reports and interfaces to other applications.
  • Took an active role in problem solving by documenting problems, analyzing solutions and presenting them to co-workers.
  • Recognized the broader implications of a project: Perform all that should be done, not just as directed.
  • Determined the real needs of internal and external customers by asking the right questions, listening and then confirming.
Dec 1990Jul 1992

Programmer / Analyst

The May Department Stores Company / Mid-West Data Center
  • Worked on designing, coding, testing, and implementing the Associate Benefits System, while continuing support on the Employee Benefits System that was being replaced.
  • Interacted extensively with Arthur Anderson consultants as both technical and system support resource.
  • Acted as a liaison with the users on EBS maintenance when a problem occurred or a task needed to be accomplished.
Sep 1989Dec 1990

Programmer / Analyst

Sachs Electric Company
  • My first job after graduating from University.
  • Developed and maintained systems, applications, and programs on a Tandem EXT20 NonStop system.
  • Daily activities included communication with users in various departments and also with several vendors.
Mar 1986Oct 1988

Computer Operator

Associated Building Centers, Inc.
  • I worked at this position while attending University.
  • General Operations Functions.
  • Assisted the company in the process of switching from an IBM System 3 to a Unisys A3 Series Mainframe.

Certifications

Mar 2010Present

Sitecore Certified Developer

Sitecore
Sep 2001Present

Chancellor’s Certificate in Interactive Web Development

UMSL Continuing Education & Outreach Microcomputer Program
Jul 2001Present

Chancellor’s Certificate in Web Page Design

UMSL Continuing Education & Outreach Microcomputer Program

Education

Jul 2007Present

The Microcomputer Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Served as the point of contact for all front-end development work on several projects.
  • Implement specific designs, mainly responsive, using HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript within the following:
    • Bootstrap framework using Handlebars templates and working directly with the WebSphere Portal developers.
    • Foundation framework, working directly with the WebSphere Portal developers.
    • Siebel CRM, working directly with the Siebel developer.
    • LiferayCRM, working directly with the Liferay developer.
  • Collaborative design and development of the appropriate solution.
  • Detailed development and unit / integration testing.
  • Worked in an agile mode, including daily standups and Jira stories.
  • Simulated backend processing via the Mockjax approach.
  • Part of mass layoffs in September 2016 due to company's financial and business difficulties.
May 1997Present

PlanView

Software packages for project and time/resource management.

Aug 1995Present

SAMS Publishing

Went through the entire book for teaching one's self Visual Basic. Performed as my first assignment for Solution Consultants, Inc. in their PC lab.

Feb 1990Present

Tandem Computers, Inc.

Tandem Computers, Inc. is no longer an independent company. It is now a server division within Hewlett Packard.
Aug 1984Aug 1989

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Southeast Missouri State University
  • Major - Computer Science
  • Minor - Mathematics
  • Received the President's Scholarship from Southeast Missouri State University in 1984.

Languages

English - Completely fluent, written & oral(mother tongue).

French - Can understand basic written & oral. I was one course from getting a second minor in French while in college. Post-college, I have taken several "Conversational French" classes through a local community college. I am certain that it would not take very much work for me to become at least conversational.

Dutch - I've done some studying in this language in preparation for the 3 months my family & I lived in Amsterdam from May through August of 2011 as well as the 3 months I lived in Amsterdam from June through September of 2014.

Spanish - I studied this language for one year in high school.

Interest

Running & Cycling

I have completed 10 marathons and have also ran numerous other races such as half marathons, 10 milers, 10 Ks, 5 milers and 5 Ks. I am also an avid cyclist who enjoys commuting by bicycle.

Music

I am a fan of Electronica, Classical, Be-bop Jazz & New Wave.

Sports

I am a big fan of football (soccer), baseball & ice hockey.

Art & Design

I am very appreciative of a well-designed, contemporary space. I also enjoy admiring great works of art (various mediums) in museums. Although I do have an eye for great art & design, alas my hands weren't blessed with the necessary talent. Even so, this does help to explain my interest & passion in web development.