To obtain a position as a Technical Manager or Software Engineer
For Perfect Sense, I've been heavily involved with technical design & implementation of client sites that include Coca-Cola's corporate site, Food.com's mobile experience, Foodnetwork.com's Recipe Box feature. I've also contributed to other projects such as Vetlearn.com, Vetstreet.com and Walmart. More recently most of my work has centered around mobile experiences. Either through responsive or adaptive implementations; or through alternate variations of an existing site. Seldom using "off the shelf" frameworks to achieve full (nearly) native application like experiences for websites.
I also had the opportunity to contribute to work on Univision's web properties for almost 3 years, including Uforia, Uvideos.com and the relaunch of Univision.com, where the focus was mobile friendlness and performance.
More recently, I spent 3 months working on performance refactoring for Healthguides (healthguides.healthgrades.com).
Current projects include Johnson & Johnson and Under Armour.
At BusinessElite, I lead a team of developers, software engineers and designers through the construction of the company's beta program. The site utilizes JAVA (including frameworks like Spring & Hibernate), and also prototype.js and jQuery. Additionally, PHP implementations were used to incorporate Social Networking features for integration with LinkedIn & Facebook. My responsibilities included participating in the development of the site, as well as recruiting resources to help build the site. The site’s construction was an extremely collaborative experience, in a dynamic environment that presented many great challenges which helped expand my capabilities as both a manager and developer.
At RTC Relationship Marketing (a subsidiary of Young & Rubicam, and a part of the Wunderman Network), I managed a team of 6 software engineers & web developers. RTCrm has been in business for forty years and within the last year or two has taken on new work in the interactive arena, to compliment existing print and television marketing. My responsibilities include serving as a technical consultant on projects and helping productize (build and develop) re-usable applications for clients.
During my tenure, the development team progressed from a tangential contributor on a few projects for a small percentage of clients to becoming an integral part of client teams internally & externally. We also expanded capabilities, skill sets, and resourcing such that much of the work that had been handled by external parties was completely internalized. This had a positive impact both financially and with respect to culpability with our clients.
In addition to client work, we worked on an updated public site for the company, that served as both an informative site for prospective clients and employees as a capabilities showcase demonstrating implementations that use many other sites open APIs (like Flickr, Youtube, Google, etc). The site makes use of a custom CMS, and also leverages WordPress as both a blogging platform for employees and also serves as part of the site's overall CMS. We have also worked on an intranet site that will help facilitate collaborative documentation authoring, time management, information architecture and organization. The intranet is built using Drupal with extensive customization including LDAP integration.
For AOL Video, initially, I consulted on technical specifications and system design, as well as Visual Design and User Interface requirements. I contributed to the development and engineering of several product components and features. My main focus was on modularity and syndication of AOL's video content to competing services and complimentary services like YouTube, MySpace, and Google.com Personalized Homepage.
As part of my work, I had the opportunity to develop prototypes for key components of video.aol.com with minimal direction for other areas of the product like play-listing, RSS utilities (both inbound and outbound), page performance optimization and search engine optimization. In recognition of these efforts I received an award from AOL Video's executive leadership.
Outside the scope of my day to day responsibilities, I developed a Firefox extension to help several teams (including editors, designers, and QA, as well as development) work with AOL's Content Management Tools. My work at AOL garnered two internal awards from vice presidents affiliated with editorial programming and publishing development.
Worked within the Web Support & Publishing department where my responsibilities involved determining publishing solutions for specific business needs; acting as a liaison between engineering teams and business teams to ensure that requirements for new products and projects are feasible and that an accurate scope of work is ascertained.
The areas I was responsible for included:
Within the Studio@AOL on the Broadband and Technical Solutions team, I worked on all things related to Video & Broadband on the AOL service since the advent of AOL Plus, AOL Highspeed, Highspeed AOL and later AOL for Broadband. Prior to that I worked on the first major revision to People Connection and several Communities products.
Projects I have worked on include:
Worked in the Relationship Marketing Department at America Online constructing popup forms for AOL using proprietary software. Reported statistics on success of popups, prepared daily snapshot of current popups to determine new placement and launch strategies, archive all current popups, and mailed 72-hour advance notice of popups soon to be launched. As Sample Coordinator, responsible for getting photography done and copy written for all new items presented for sale in AOL popups and the AOL store.
GriffinStudios.com is a small business venture to offer hosting services and basic design work for other small businesses seeking a presence on the Internet.
Worked collections and receivables bookkeeping for Economy Maintenance Supply Co., Inc. Job tasks included, but were not limited to: preparing and applying daily deposits, calling on all past due invoices, preparing sales reports, and determining extension of credit to customers.
Mountain biking, golf, photography, hiking, camping; and working on, or building computers.