Work Experience

Web Developer, Colorado Department of Education
Denver, CO | Mar 2018 - Present
  • Collaborated on “Consolidated Application” used to manage Colorado school district funding
  • Created a micro framework I named “Antiquated PHP Framework (APF) patterned after Laravel to standardize and add efficiency to the office’s web development process
  • Leveraged APF to build a web tool districts could use to apply for construction grants
  • Utilized Docker to provision suitable development environment for all developers in the office
Software Engineer, By the Pixel
Denver, CO | May 2016 - Dec 2017
  • Built a price estimation application on Angular2 backed by a Laravel API for DenverDovetail.com
  • Maintained, developed features, and wrote tests for IDEXX's Petly Plans application
  • Contributed to Ruby on Rails apps such as UrgentCareLocations.com and DomesticShelters.org
  • Standardized deploy process across all applications
Lead Developer and Co-Founder, PVBid
Denver, CO | Dec 2013 - May 2016
  • Created a bidding system to improve the efficiency and accuracy of PV system installation costs
  • Designed and deployed a REST/SOAP API backed by PHP and MySQL
  • Built proof-of-concept used for fund-raising and investor pitches
  • Worked with customers to set priorities, expectations, and deadlines
  • Managed a team of consultants to meet customer expectations and deadlines
  • Partitioned workload to hand off to contractors and tracked project development status
  • Reported application development status to CEO
  • Leveraged AWS infrastructure to deploy multiple environments using EC2 and Route 53
  • Wrote requirements document for Sunshot incubator development
  • Created Jenkins build job to facilitate graceful product deployment
  • Maintained CentOS system backups and security updates
Software Engineer, Return Path
Broomfield, CO | Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • Added features to improve user experience in feedback loop and global trap exchange tool suite
  • Implemented Angular widgets throughout our product suites as part of a company-wide standardization
  • Wrote a Git extension in Go for Gerrit interactions to bring web interactions to the command line
  • Created a mock data feed for testing our Outbound Abuse Manager product
  • Modified our Kafka consumer to deliver a wider set of trap data to subscribing customers
Web Developer, ProKarma
Greenwood Village, CO | Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
  • Guided company to adopt traditional software development life-cycle best practices and tools
  • Developed customized, JavaScript-driven applications for managing stock in warehouses
  • Wrapped client's antiquated, proprietary software with more robust, updated PHP tool set
Drupal Developer, Novus Biologicals
Littleton, CO | Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Maintained and developed modules for Drupal 6 web store running Ubercart
  • Streamlined website development by migrating to Acquia’s Drupal hosting service
  • Implemented necessary changes to make website PCI compliant
  • Tripled search speeds by integrating Solr search functionality
  • Decreased page load times over 3000% by adopting industry best practices
  • Automated data synchronization process from Microsoft to LAMP stack using Samba and rsync
  • Maintained database holding availability and pricing for over 250,000 products
Web Developer, Zenuity
Scottsdale, AZ | Aug 2009 - Mar 2011
  • Built and customized Drupal 6 websites for clients
  • Automated contract generation process shaving hours of tedious writing per month
  • Established best practices for developing client websites
  • Automated Drupal website deployment using sed, perl, php, and mysql
Data Center Technician, Google
The Dalles, OR | Jun 2008 - Mar 2009
  • Monitored, diagnosed, repaired, and upgraded over 16,000 servers’ hardware
  • Increased overall accuracy and productivity by instructing weekly Linux classes

Education

Bachelors of Science, Computer Science
Corvallis, OR | Mar 2003 - Jun 2008
  • Graduated with a 3.0 GPA
  • Senior Capstone ­ Developed a web­based visual web development toolkit using PHP, JavaScript/AJAX, MySQL, and Apache