Senior Engineer on a team of five Java developers developing Vinfolio's online Fine Wine store and VinCellar, Vinfolio's world class cellar management application. During this time, Vinfolio's registered users increased from 5000 to 40,000, the business changed from a membership-fee model to a free model, and sales increased from $1 million to just over $14 million yearly. The challenge to was to expand the website to accommodate the increase in traffic while developing the wine store (vinfolio.com) and the new cellar management applications (vincellar.com).
Led the development team under the direction of the VP of Engineering. Responsibilities included meeting with management to define tasks and requirements, assessing difficulty to tasks, assigning tasks to developers, bug assessment and assignment, coordination of QA, and rollouts to production.
While working at Vinfolio, I helped develop:
- An ecommerce retail wine store that behaved like common, high volume retail applications http://www.vinfolio.com
- VinCellar 3.0, a free, web-based cellar management application that lets users track their wine collections and share tasting notes with other users. http://www.vincellar.com
- Facebook application that allowed VinCellar users to share wines on their Facebook news feed
- Interfaces between Salesforce CRM, Silverpop Email Marketing Management, and Microsoft Great Plains
- PayPal payment processing module
- Silverpop communication interfaces to enable marketing emails
- Interface for customers to rate packages in real time from FedEx
- Shipping module to allow warehouse employees to print shipping labels from FedEx
At Vinfolio, I used the following technologies
- Hibernate 3.0
- Struts, XDoclet