Results-oriented developer and motivational team leader with proven success in managing multi-million dollar software rollouts. Background includes architecting and delivering mission-critical, industry-leading services for clients in the entertainment, insurance, and medical fields. Strategic thinker who maximizes business value and minimizes costs through the delivery of quality-driven, innovative, and reliable software. Strong communicator who expertly directs development while interfacing directly with executive stakeholders.
Lead architect and developer for the relaunch of a major entertainment industry website with millions of daily page views. Managed and led a team of more than twenty onsite and offsite developers. Worked directly with the client, design team, IA and UI/UX specialists to plan and implement site features. Implemented search functionality using Apache Solr/Lucene. Integrated with multiple third-party services via REST, SOAP, and XML-RPC APIs. Designed and built a RESTful web service using PHP, Zend Framework, MySQL, and Memcached supporting rich interactions with the client's media catalog.
Lead architect and developer of an MVC framework extending Zend Framework (PHP5) for rapid application development. Designed, built, and documented (WADL) several REST services and client libraries in the context of an SOA client platform using PHP, Java, Groovy, and Python. Released several open source PHP libraries for third-party services (e.g. Twitter, Best Buy Remix, Yammer). Designed relational database schemas using SQL Server 2005 (stored procedures, XML/XQuery), and MySQL. Led and managed a team of communications specialists in technical documentation efforts.
Authored online applications for the College of Dentistry supporting the educational mission of the college. Worked directly with stakeholders to plan and build scheduling applications used by administrators, faculty, and students. Implemented complex algorithms to assign new patients to dental students and clinics based on medical need and educational requirements. Authored a custom PHP framework relevant to the domain model of the college. Framework features included ORM, and integration with existing infrastructure, such as LDAP directory and authentication services.
Taught a course in XHTML + CSS for the College's Corporate and Continuing Education division. Served as a teaching assistant and grader for courses in Java, HTML, etc. Assisted instructors in selecting and implementing online programming activities using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).
Researched CMS solutions for an overhaul of the college's primary website. Advocated, won support for, and helped to implement the Plone CMS for www.cpcc.edu. Authored web applications using a custom in-house framework (Python, XML, XSLT, Microsoft SQL Server).
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