I enjoy opportunities where my vast experience and knowledge can genuinely make a difference and dreams from under-the-desk naps can become reality.

 

•  More than enough years of experience developing Enterprise Grade server-side applications, writing custom one-off CLI scripts, and developing web applications/websites in various environments.

•  My core specialties are engineering software from the ground up and implementing ingenious solutions to complex problems. I love a good challenge and pride myself on my innate problem solving abilities.

•  PHP 5 OOP Extraordinaire, with a keen mind suited for developing rock solid software solutions where speed and performance are as important as flawless functionality.

•  Guru at not only creating REST, WSDL, and SOAP/SOA Web Services, but also using API for numerous services (see below for examples).

•  Rockstar at MS SQL (t-SQL), MySQL and PostgreSQL Databases on Windows, Unix, and Linux platforms.

•  They call me the Web 2.0 “Doogie Howser” because of my extensive experience in front end coding utilizing JavaScript, DHTML, XMLHttpRequest object, and AJAX for Web 2.0 applications.

•  Working knowledge best described as “off the charts” with the SMARTY templating engine and MVC utilizing my own custom framework.

•  Well versed in Debugging and Profiling through XDebug and Zend Debugger, which augment my already ridiculously strong debugging skills quite nicely.

•  Experienced in full life cycle implementations of Selenium Tests and Unit Tests, with a strong working knowledge of SDLC.

 

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Overview

  • PHP (CLI, OOP, MVC)
  • JavaScript / AJAX (Web 2.0 JS)
  • MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL
  • HTML (DHTML, XHTML w/XSLT)
  • ExtJS, jQuery, Mootools, YUI
  • CSS
  • CGI (Perl, Shell, C++)
  • Graphing / FusionCharts

Languages

  • cPanel/WHM (API 1,2, Manage)
  • WHMCS
  • LDAP / Active Directory
  • CDP
  • PRTG
  • Authorize.net
  • WorldPay
  • PayPal, eBay
  • Amazon
  • OnApp
  • Google Maps
  • Chrome
  • DMi
  • SoftLayer

APIs

•  End to End, ground-up application architecture

•  Designing scalable relational database structures

•  Debugging other developer’s faulty code

•  Cherry picking and solving the most difficult of tickets and problems

•  Accomplishing the impossible on a daily basis

Expertise

•  PHP 5 Zend Certified Engineer

•  MySQL Certified Associate

•  w3schools PHP Certified

•  FBLA Texas 1st Place in C++

•  FBLA Nationals in C++

•  FBLA Texas 1st Place in Visual Basic

•  FBLA Nationals in Visual Basic

Awards & Certs

Experience


 
Senior Software Engineer (RochenDallas, TX)

Dec. 2010 – Current

  • Developed an infrastructure management system for servers/associated hardware, utilizing LDAP for authentication.
  • Researched and developed a managed cloud solution with usage monitoring, reporting and graphing.
    • Utilized APIs including CDP’s for backups, PRTG’s for monitoring, and cPanel’s for automatic IP licensing.
    • Customer accessible portal featuring the ability to perform real-time resource allocations, create schedule based scaling, and set up automatic usage based scaling.
  • Developed and implemented a system for generating kickstart configuration files, with PRTG API integration for sensor monitoring initialization on the new server.
  • Expanded Rochen’s Joomla Utilities by developing a Joomla Migration tool for cPanel using PHP 5.
  • Worked closely with team members to resolve ClientExec issues, Joomla issues, and customer issues via ticketing system.

Senior Software Engineer / Database Administrator (Rank One Sport – Sanger, TX)

Aug. 2009 – June 2011

  • Sole IT person, wearing every hat and performing every job on a daily basis.
    • Configured firewall, servers, and load balancer with SSL offloading for optimum website performance.
    • Managed the MySQL database with vital daily operations data.
    • Configured MySQL replication across multiple boxes and implemented automated offsite backup.
    • Restructured the application to use Read/Write architecture for database calls.
    • Implemented logging of slow queries and used the logs to track down queries needing optimization.
  • Developed new features in a LAMP stack application used by over one hundred school districts across the nation.
    • Developed and implemented an Ad-Hoc reporting solution used by clients to easily run reports on athletes.
    • Designed and developed a video tutorial system to alleviate support tickets on common questions.
    • Implemented a documentation repository for learning how to use specific pieces of the software.
    • Setup a SVN repository with offsite nightly backups.

Web Application Developer (AH Belo / The Dallas Morning NewsDallas, TX)

Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2010

  • Helped design, develop and release an advertising web application oriented towards SMB market.
    • Collaborated with the team’s DBA to implement standardized database fields and SP calls.
    • Designed and implemented highly customizable coupon and discount redemption system, including a powerful administrative backend for managing coupons.
    • Performed checkout customizations to the front end using AJAX and jQuery.
    • Provided team members with support and resolved bug tickets in Mantis daily.
  • Participated in daily SCRUMs and provided status updates to the team.

Senior Software Engineer (SuperMediaTyler, TX)

Mar. 2009 – Aug. 2010

  • Developed normalization routines for processing over 3 million vehicles in LAMP environment.
    • Designed, updated, supported, and improved daily import of raw vehicle files from DMI.
    • Enriched automobile data using partners such as Chrome and Carfax.
    • Utilized Memcache to store normalization values for Make, Model, Trim, Year and features.
  • Implemented data warehousing design and structure for analytics and leads with MySQL 5 / INNODB.

Senior Software Engineer (eWomenNetworkAddison, TX)

Feb. 2009 – Mar. 2009

  • Solo programmer on commercial social networking site, built on LAMP, geared towards women.
    • Developed and implemented a Joomla! component to integrate Authorize.NET into Joomla! to create a streamlined “Pay To Join” website.
    • Implemented JoomSuite Member and Community Builder components into website.
  • Wrote in-depth documentation detailing the complete system for future developers, and provided cross training on new employee.

Senior Software Engineer (Heritage Auction GalleriesDallas, TX)

Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2008

  • Developed a “Collectibles Article Library” application using Linux, Apache, PHP 5 and MSSQL Server 2005.
    • Developed an article library which enables employees to manage categories, publications and articles for ease of use.
    • Utilized Memcache and MS SQL Server 2005 Stored Procedures to optimize speed and reliability of the system.
    • Utilized propriety JavaScript and jQuery for enhanced user experience.
  • Performed routine updates to the Heritage Auction Galleries website through both CVS and SVN source code control systems.

Lead Software Engineer (Prism Services GroupCarrollton, TX)

June 2008 – Sep. 2008

  • Developed a search platform for the vertical health industry using the Symfony Framework and LAMP.
    • Developed a robust, widgetized search platform enabling employees of our clients to search a database of health care providers within their network.
    • Applied business rules and logic to backend search functionality, ensuring NCQA standards are met and maintained for high profile clients.
    • Using PDFLib and ghostscript, developed a PDF directory generating system, which allowed search results to be stored in a PDF.
    • Utilized Google Maps API to geocode health care provider addresses, and end user addresses on the fly.
  • Administered a focus group to study how potential end users would utilize the search platform.

Senior Software Engineer / Team Lead (HRsmart – Richardson, TX)

Oct. 2007 – June 2008

  • Developed a Unit Test Environment using SimpleTest for a Human Resources product written in PHP.
    • Developed a unit test procedure and served as team leader for unit test implementation with test cases written in PHP.
    • Modified source code to fix problems found during unit testing.
    • Developed a code coverage and regression test script for all core classes of Human Resources product.
    • Provided leadership concerning unit, functional, and system testing.
  • Implemented Selenium tests for Human Resources product, capable of being executed by the QA Team.

Software Engineer (Credit Solutions of America – Dallas, TX)

Apr. 2007 – Oct. 2007

  • Designed and implemented electronic signature system which:
    • Effectively saves the company $50 million a year in lost clients and revenue.
    • Allows clients to quickly and easily enroll with the company by signing their Limited Power of Attorney and other documents online with their mouse.
  • Built upon AlphaTrust Pronto Signature Sever Software, MSSQL 2005 and MySQL 5.

Software Engineer (New Media GatewayDallas, TX)

June 2006 – Apr. 2007

  • Developed proprietary server-side applications for clients including:
    • A PDF customization system which allows the client to upload a PDF with PDFLib blocks and customize them online, then send the files to a vendor through the proprietary checkout system.
    • Enterpriselevel contact management center with the capability to handle millions of contacts with informational fields such as name and address.
    • Checkout system which integrated AJAX, PHP and PostgreSQL technologies with the above applications in such a way that a PDF could be dynamically customized.
  • Maintained live server-side application code for over 100 clients, including major corporate companies Disney, ING, Sprint, and Harrah’s using the Zend IDE application.
  • Sole top tier support provider for all critical and elevated client issues.

Website Developer (The Missing Piece, INC  – Albuquerque, NM)

Jan. 2004 – June 2006

  • Primary responsibilities included design and development utilizing Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP.
    • Integration of osCommerce for numerous client’s e-commerce needs.
    • Developed proprietary enterprise level full-featured link exchange system for SEO purposes.
    • Performed maintenance and updates to client websites.
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