Senior Developer / Architect
May 2010 to Present
Build web sites for clients based on approved wireframe and Photoshop designs. Magento is used for e-commerce sites, Symfony for custom applications, and WordPress for custom web sites. Emphasis is placed on search engine optimization (SEO), performance, and HTML5 valid HTML and CSS as well as web security best practices. Also responsible for the installation, maintenance, and uptime of server infrastructure for over 200 web sites.
PHP Developer/Application Architect
March 2008 to June 2010
Custom development of customer web sites which included credit card payment integration with Authorize.Net. Developed custom WordPress plugins and libraries to maximize reuse. Other work included architectural evaluation, performance tuning server-side PHP code, and MySQL query optimization of web sites to increase return on investment.
Vibe Solutions Group
November 2004 to March 2008
Designed, developed, and implemented client/server and web-based products for the organization on Win32 and Linux platforms. Was responsible for full project life-cycle from requirements gathering, to functional design, to implementation and quality assurance test cycles. Also designed and implemented the build and deployment infrastructure using Maven.
June 2002 to October 2004
As a contractor, was placed at companies such as MasterCard International and Connectria to design and develop Java web applications and design and document software and infrastructure architecture requirements.
Technologies included WebSphere, Weblogic, Tomcat, Oracle, SQLServer, Struts, Spring, Hibernate, SOAP, XML, XSL, J2EE, JCE, PKI, LDAP, Ant, JUnit, Maven, and more.
Senior Systems Architect
January 1999 to May 2002
Designed and implemented server-side Java web applications on the Sun NetDynamics and IBM WebSphere platforms. Designed and implemented common components for secure authentication and authorization for use by Java server-side web applications. Designed and implemented common components to integrate server-side Java web applications to the CyberSource credit card gateway. Designed application server infrastructure solutions for Sun NetDynamics and IBM WebSphere on the IBM AIX platform.
Technologies included NetDynamics, WebSphere, Apache, Oracle, J2EE, JCE, HTML, XML, and more.
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Music, Viola Performance, 1994
Sun Certified Java Programmer, 2001
Zend Certified Engineer, 2010
St. Louis Philharmonic, 2010 to Present
Music: Viola, Electric Bass
Martial Arts: 1st Degree Black Belt, Tae Kwan Do
Electronics: Amateur electronic hobbyist
Aviation: Private Pilot License (Inactive)