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Objective

Software Engineer with 5+ years of web development experience in Javascript and LAMP.

Skills

  • NodeJS
  • ExpressJS
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • HTML
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • NGINX

Work History

Jan 2015Present

Co-Founder/Developer

Pocketspace.co

Product sharing platform designed for bloggers, musicians, artists, gamers and other experts to review and share recommendations on tools and products they have used.

  • Architected the company's technical infrastructure involving consumer products and user profiles.
  • Created product roadmap and user stories with PivotalTracker to coordinate goals with co-founders.
  • Collaborated with co-founding members to rapidly produce prototypes for customer development.
  • Created Single-Page-Application (SPA) with Angular using Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA) with NodeJS/ExpressJS.
  • Constructed relational database with PostgreSQL to store user and product information.
  • Managed and manipulated user-generated images with AWS S3 and AWS Lambda.
  • Performed release deployments to production/staging servers including backups, restores, migrations, and patches.
  • Developed user authentication to manage local and social third-party services.
  • Developed search system to find products, users, and tags with ElasticSearch.
  • Utilized NewRelic and PaperTrail to monitor and log server health.
Jun 2011Jul 2015

Software Engineer II

TakeLessons.com

Software Engineer for a trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. Developing around LAMP with the Symfony PHP framework in an agile development environment.

Engagement Enhancements for Teachers

  • Created a gamification system to allow teachers to engage with the platform which increased customer lifetime value.
  • Integrated Twilio SMS messaging to attract teachers to the platform.
  • Enhanced teacher review system to collect more testimonials to optimize teacher presence in the marketplace, therefore driving conversion rate of students higher.
  • Developed fast, bulletproof responsive email designs for desktop and mobile platforms.
  • Strategized email workflow to reduce development/testing overhead by 50%.

Company Statistics Monitor

  • Developed reporting metrics to display real time sales conversion for team.
  • Trained peers to develop with NodeJS/ExpressJS/AngularJS.
  • Vastly improved team development workflow by adopting Block-Element-Modifier (BEM) CSS methodology.

Refining Web Services for Teachers and Students

  • Help shift company strategy to being a Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Refactored user experience workflows to significantly reduce support call volume.
  • Created cutting-edge Responsive Web Design workflows for 10-man team, leading to stronger team cohesiveness, faster development times, and better future-proofing.
  • Create API endpoints for an outsourced iOS app company to use our platform.

Customer Relation Management system (CRM)

  • Revamped call center ticket workflow, improving performance in closing out customer tickets in half the time.
  • Wrote PostgreSQL migrations of large sets of secure customer data.

Public-facing Website Redesign

  • Redeveloped front-end website to offer a much more fluid usability experience to attract students to our site.
  • Developed landing pages with strong SEO best practices to improve organic traffic.
  • Split-tested various workflow paths, measured by Google Analytics and in-house metrics.
  • Participated in user testing to analyze user behavior, leading to feature implementation.

Education

20062011

Computer Engineering

San Diego State University