Summary

Eight years of experience working at all levels of system design, implementation and testing. Proven background constructing comprehensive requirements and then producing well-designed application systems on time and under budget.

Demonstrated ability to manage artistic and technical assets through the software development life cycle and integrate their efforts  to meet strategic goals.

Skills

Skills

PHP

Object-oriented design patterns and connections to RESTful services are main areas of expertise.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Freelance Software Architect

43KB

Freelance Software Architect - Free to pursue mind-blowing experiences.

Working with renowned designer Mike Daniel, constantly pushed the envelope to deliver cutting-edge websites to clients looking to take their brand to the next level.

Using non-traditional methods to achieve outsized results, brought to life initiatives for Nike, Zum, Snowboard Daily, Terma Labs and others. Imagination and ingenuity are required to propel small initiatives into websites that perform at the same level as corporate campaigns.

Jul 2011 - Present

Software Engineer

Digg.com

As a key member of the engineering team, responsible for designing and implementing the user pathways through key features of the site. Tasks as diverse as

user research and product definition were routine as the users-to-engineer ratio was 

2 million:1.

Using PHP, Smarty and a custom-built MVC, implemented new features such as the News Bar, User Awards for Newsrooms and the Digg Social Reader. Because of the size of the audience (17 million monthly uniques), all product and design decisions had to be fully planned and tested both for quality and system load.

Designed full-stack systems such as a modal-window class that worked as both an in-line html element and as an AJAX-delivered event. Heavy use of HTML, JavaScript and CSS were routine in most projects, but almost all processing was accomplished in PHP.

Lead a design review that resulted in a restructuring of the existing HTML and CSS code base in order to implement a full-width experience, relying on HTML-5 techniques and CSS media queries (still in progress).

Jul 2007 - Jul 2011

Software Architect

ATTIK

Software Architect – Full-spectrum design and implementation specialist for established design and advertising firm.

Responsible for validating business requirements, developing technical requirements and architecting the environment to meet those needs. Worked closely with account managers, producers and client representatives to monitor and measure progress to continually validate solutions during the software development life cycle.

Managed and mentored talented group of programmers as we relentlessly pursued the best use of new technologies, culminating in being selected as an Amazon Web Services Certified Partner in 2010.

Created several category-defining technology implementations that broke previous conceptions of cost and timelines: a real-time PDF generator for Perkins+Will, streaming-video player for Scion’s Reinvent the Wheels, iPad compatibility for Lexus’ Darker Side of Green.

Design Technologist – Infusing software expertise into a proven design process (2007-2008)

Lead programmer on high-profile projects that laid the foundation for the Interactive Department. Significant influence during formulation of best practices and platform selection that would guide strategy for the next 3 years.

Designed the “publication layer” that attaches to open-source content management systems, allowing clients to significantly leverage CMS input patterns for enterprise websites.

Implemented abstract designs as concrete experiences for clients such as Taco Bell (Feed the Beat), Scion (Pixel Reveal) and Icon Aircraft. Worked as part of a collaborative team process that consistently delivered superb online campaigns under intense deadlines.

Oct 1994 - Nov 1997

Corporal, Orders Clerk

United States Marine Corps

Corporal, Orders Clerk - Jack of all trades, Master of computers

Demonstrating leadership and initiative, modernized the administrative section of Headquarters Company, 3d Marines by implementing existing technology in new and more productive ways. From automating the printing of promotion and discharge paperwork to creating databases for TAD travel expenditure tracking, consistently improved system, led junior personnel through the transition and drafted policy to ensure systems could be implemented throughout the Regiment. Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in recognition of these efforts.

Education

Education
Sep 2000 - Sep 2003

Bachelor of Science (Incomplete)

University of Phoenix
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000

Bachelor of Science (Incomplete)

University of California, Berkeley