Experienced Developer with proven ability to analyze and solve complex problems quickly and deliver robust, efficient solutions. Strong mentoring and team leadership skills. Highly experienced in working with Marketing, Editorial, Advertising, and Sales departments to both clarify and anticipate business requirements and goals. Strong customer relationship management skills. Proven ability to identify technical issues and requirements early on in a project. Adaptable to changing requirements and goals.
Extensive Content Management experience, Team Leader, Database Design, Web Applications Design/Implementation, Code Design, Project Planning, Writing Business Requirements, Functional Specs, Tech Specs, Code standards compliance, version control, Agile development methodology, Web content syndication.
March 2016 - August 2016, Web Developer, McClain Concepts
Web Developer, PCD Group
- Web applications for financial services industry.
Web Developer, Marketing, APCON, Inc.
- Recognized leader in enterprise network monitoring switches.
2000-2008 Imaginova Corp., New York, NY – Digital media and ecommerce for science and technology audiences
2007-2008 Director of Development, Consumer Media
Hiring and supervision of Web developers. .
Wrote technical specifications and deployment plans, supervised writing of same, scheduled projects, assigned coding tasks, supervised code reviews, supervised deployments, managed developer resources.
Led redesign of LiveScience.com and Newsarama.com to standards-compliant HTML.
2001-2007 Senior Programmer
Implemented inbound and outbound Web syndication with major news organizations (MSNBC, Fox News, US News, Yahoo, AOL) using a variety of standard and custom protocols (SOAP, JSON, REST, XML-RPC, etc.)
Implemented membership and community features including comments, forums, blogs, Flickr-like member image galleries.
and maintained an email marketing system with 500,000 subscribers
and dozens of segments. Automated segmentation updates and list
maintenance from ecommerce activity and membership databases. Orion
Telescopes and Binoculars, Space News, Starry Night Software.
2000-2001 Senior Web Applications Developer
Replaced aging, unsupported proprietary Content Management System with custom LAMP CMS for large-scale news-oriented Web sites with 30,000 content pages, 5 million monthly visits and 30 million page views. (LiveScience.com, Newsarama,com, Aviation.com, Space.com)
Maintained mission-critical 24/7 uptime of CMS for newsroom.
Automated integrated reporting for ecommerce, membership, and Web traffic.
1996-2000 Senior Web Developer, AB Website Design, Los Angeles, CA – contract Web development
Web developer and applications programmer. Development of static and dynamic Web sites, ecommerce, Web applications, content management systems. Subcontract and supervise designers and programmers as needed.
1983-1996 Senior Programmer, Project Manager, Account Manager
Automated Computer Systems, Portland, OR – Sales
presentation software for personal financial planners
Write requirements, Design and implement product illustration software for the financial services industry: Life Insurance, Mutual Funds, Estate Planning, Advanced Underwriting. Clients included Aetna, Oppenheimer, Phoenix Mutual, Allianz Life, Eaton-Vance, Keystone, Pioneer Funds. Managed my own accounts and led developer teams of 2-4.
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2 years
St. John's College, Santa Fe, NM, 2 years