Objective

I intend to achieve a software engineering position among peers — where together we may freely apply technology to grow the business and our skillset.

Education

VIA Studio, Louisville, KY

Consulting as Lead Developer

Present

Leading 5 person development team with a primary focus to improve team efficiency.

SNAP Interactive, New York, NY

Senior Software Engineer

2013

Member of the 2 person iOS team.

  • Lead complete redesign, including rebranding and UI update from tabs to side menu reveal.
  • Updated base SDK from iOS 4.0 to iOS 5.0 to univeral app for iOS 6.0 supporting iOS 7.0.
  • Fixed all warnings in core codebase.
  • Decreased crashes by 90% (Crashlytics).

Pure Concepts, LLC, Louisville, KY

Owner, Lead Developer

2005 – Present

Consulting company focusing on web and mobile application development. Primarily providing solutions for small businesses and incubating my pet projects.

The New York Times, New York, NY

Software Engineer

2012 – 2013

Member of the User Profile team. Responible for million+/rpd APIs providing user data and services to the NYTimes.com digital properties.

VIA Studio, Louisville, KY

Production Lead

2010 – 2012

Hired after 3 month contract as lead programmer. Managed team while projects were in production.

  • Lead 4 person team, creating processes and standards, and client support.
  • Developer for top projects, including: Kentucky PVA online subscription services, client intranet, and custom e–commerce systems.
  • Architecting solutions - WordPress, CakePHP - allowing VIA to handle larger projects.

Humana (Prosoft), Louisville, KY

Senior Front–end Developer

2008 – 2010

15-month contract to lead Marketing New Media Build Team into latest web standards and development practices.

  • Conversion of humana.com (1700 pages) to valid XHTML, including development of new homepage and CMS templates.
  • Created Java CLI tool to track, parse, validate, crawl, and search Humana branded websites.

Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

Senior Web Developer

2005 – 2008

Hired as full-time employee after 6 month contract. Developed intranet web applications for HR, Finance, and IS departments with ColdFusion and MS SQL using in-house framework.

  • Rewrote several automated SQL scripts to scrub data from various HR and Financial systems.
  • Lead rebuild of in-house framework to OO, MVC based framework. Reduced codebase by 46%.

L&D MailMasters, New Albany, IN

Programmer

2004 – 2005

Sole programmer in emerging IT department responsible for web development and internal applications.

  • Migrated larger clients from Perl to PHP increasing maintainability and cut monthly costs by 60%.
  • Developed Perl program to parse and sort 100,000+ records into daily mail drops decreasing delivery times.
  • Architected XML Web Service to automate order processing, tracking, and inventory.

PULSe, West Lafayette, IN

Web Support Consultant

2004 – 2005

Converted existing static site into dynamic site with custom CMS. Implementation in ColdFusion MX 6, MS SQL 2000, and Java.

Computer Science Department, West Lafayette, IN

Teaching Assistant/Lab Instructor of Introductory Web Programming (CS149)

2004

Responsible for planning, organizing, teaching, and grading student weekly labs.

Digicove/Win.Net, Louisville, KY

Senior Web Developer

1998 – 2003

Worked up from intern to Senior Web Developer. Gained experience and foundations in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, iHTML, PHP, SQL, Perl, Flash, Adobe Suite, Windows, and computer networks/hardware.

Education

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Bachelor of Science: Computer Science; Minor: Philosophy, Psychology

2000 – 2004

GPA: 3.1/4.0

Courses included C, C++, Java, Assembly Language, Algorithms, Compilers, Data Structures, Secure Programming, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Software Engineering, Databases, Networks, Graphics, Calculus, Digital Design, Logic, Physics, Spanish, Astronomy, Perception, Motivation, Personal Finances, and Business Management.

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I consider myself an active geek. I love learning. I have an outgoing and sarcastic personality. Aside from code, I have a passion for movies, running, camping, food, beer, and snowboarding.