Worked with React, mobx (similar tool to Redux) to write widget interfacing with RESTFUL API.
Use mocha, chai, and enzyme for units tests; have also used jasmine
Have been hand coding HTML and CSS to web standards for over 10 years; using SASS for CSS
Ensure cross-browser compatibility for mobile (Android Chrome, iOS Safari) and desktop browsers — Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11
Worked on a Single Page Application (SPA) using backbone.js for over 3 years to consume multiple APIs
Coding in Ruby on Rails for 4 years, including testing with rspec and capybara
Fluent in Linux and Mac OS X command line interfaces (CLI)
Focus on progressive enhancement and responsive design
Build for white hat SEO, making use of title tags, structural HTML, copy, and keyword-based filenames using clean URLs
Optimize web sites using gzip, CSS sprites, object oriented CSS (OOCSS), and minification
Write MySQL 5 and ActiveRecord.
Written in PHP5 with and without various frameworks (CodeIgniter, YII, etc)
Code with accessibility issues, with ADA and ARIA in mind
Have worked with Agile and Scrum for over 4 years
Used Rally (CA Agile), Jira, Trello, Zendesk, and Pivotal Tracker project management tools
Writing skills: web copy-writing; explaining technical concepts to non-technical audiences
Write professional email
Software Developer at NBCUniversal Media, LLC (01/2018 — current)
Add new functionality to Mediator, a media asset management tool used to facilitate global distribution of NBCUniversal’s vast content library to multiple licensees such as iTunes, Amazon Video, and Hulu.
Use Clickup and Jira to work in an Agile workflow, using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE) method.
Optum Technologies. Web Developer. (05/2017 — 12/2017 )
Work on new secure messaging widget written in React to allow HIPAA-compliant information sharing between medical professionals and patients
Work on existing Ruby on Rails API site, multi-tenant Rails/Backbone messaging site, which uses SSO to authenticate various clients
Create custom Jenkins job allowing individual spec files to be run
Commerce Kitchen. Senior Web Engineer. (08/2012 — 05/2017)
Worked on several Ruby on Rails and PHP sites, including the official site for a large Colorado transportation company.
Agile workflow, including standups, IPMs, retros, and other Agile ceremonies
Used Pivotal Tracker, Trello, Zendesk and Jira project management tools
Interfaced with a third-party QA person, including acceptance testing and regression testing
Ruby on Rails skills used:
Upgraded a site from Rails 3 to Rails 4, including tests
Used a setup with 3 separate servers: staging, integration, and production, and a git workflow to go with those
Worked with capistrano including custom tasks
Used rspec, including gems shoulda_matchers, database_cleaner, seedbank, capybara, and factory_girl to write over 1000 tests for 95% test coverage for one site, including model, controller, and feature tests
Added parallel_tests gem to increase the test speed of a large test suite by 40%
Added rack-rewrite gem to handle client request for SEO canonical URLs
Use common Rails gems such as devise, cancancan, rolify, paperclip, ckeditor
Worked on various features for a custom CMS, including user-defined forwards, and hybrid Rails/CMS pages
Implemented custom layout and functionality for corporate branches
Provided tools in the CMS for multiple branches to update the main corporate branding website so each could update their own branch’s contact information
Worked on XML feed directly interfacing with SalesForce to syndicate product information to 3 different sites (each with their own XSD)
Used new_relic tracking to help improve performance
Used backbone.js Single Page Architecture (SPA) to interface with a SalesForce Apex API, which returns JSON to power product results and detail pages
Performed acceptance testing on 8 different JSON APIs with 3 different developers, including multiple rounds, diagnosing issues with stage and live servers
HTML5/CSS3 skills used:
Used handwritten HTML5 to power sites, including semantic elements, SEO-friendly headline structure, HTML audio and video
Hand-wrote CSS3 (using SASS) to power websites.
Optimized CSS size on a site to under 40Kb (compressed) to improve first render time and overall speed
Have begun using CSS flexbox for layout, looking forward to using CSS Grid, just released this month (March 2017) by Chrome and Firefox with Safari support coming soon
Have been getting up to speed on CSS Grid behind browser flags recently
Used Object-Oriented CSS approach to improve modularity and reuse, reduce CSS size
Ensured cross-browser compatibility by using iPhone/iPad Simulator to check iOS Safari, VirtualBox to check in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, 10 and 9, as well as desktop Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Advised client when Google Analytics indicated that Internet Explorer 8 was no longer worth supporting (less than 1% usage)
Wrote and maintained full-functionality responsive design phone and tablet designs, using media queries, viewport meta tags, and responsive image techniques
Frequently chosen to retrofit sites to responsive design, as my boss and my co-workers agree that my CSS knowledge is extensive and up-to-date
AllonHill. PHP Developer. (12/11 — 08/2012).
Worked on custom system that helped banks perform due diligence
XUL strongly influenced flexbox and CSS Grid, which are the new standard is how to lay out webpages.
Wrote elaborate SQL queries to handle complex legal logic
Investigated and determined how much of jQuery works with XUL, since jQuery is normally used with HTML
IBM. Local Services Administrator & Web Developer. (03/11 — 12/11).
Worked with on websites to support IBM’s Learning Division
Technologies : PHP (YII framework), MySQL, CSS, XHTML, Linux
Also offered technical support to classes in IBM’s Boulder location
Primary website worked on was a training site: we presented it to teams in Europe, Asia, and America, so internationalization was important.
University of Colorado, Denver, CITT. Web Developer. (02/10 — 03/11).
Worked on university websites as well as bidding on external websites
Coded PHP applications interfacing with MySQL and SQL Server in CodeIgniter framework
Computer Science Department, University of New Mexico (UNM). Web Designer. (08/04 — 09/09).
Responsible for usability testing, visual design, PHP, Smarty, CSS, XHTML & information architecture for a large web site