Senior Web Developer

Forward-thinking, highly technical professional with 15+ years of impactful web development experience, complementing early career focus on software engineering. Passion for creating online / mobile presences that excite users and invite them to explore. Experienced and trained with Liferay as well as a PHP expert with wide range of skills in various additional technical tools and their use in creating web-based, e-commerce applications. Collaborative communicator focused on working across business functions to gather and analyze insights for optimal development impact.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Web Development Lifecycle
  • User Experience
  • Test Development & Execution
  • Agile Methodology
  • Usability Requirements
  • Responsive Design
  • Technical Troubleshooting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Cross-Team Collaboration
  • Communications
  • Quality Assurance
  • From-Scratch Coding
Seeking remote position only.
Not willing to relocate.
Some travel is OK.

Professional Experience

By Light Professional IT Services

February 2017 – Present
2101 Wilson Blvd
Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22201
Senior Developer
  • Working on My HealtheVet

People, Technology and Processes

March 2015 – February 2017
500 S Florida Ave
Suite 400
Lakeland, FL 33810
Senior Liferay Consultant / Developer
  • Provided Liferay expertise and experience to a team of VA managers and designers during the redesign of the VA’s My HealtheVet web site as it was also being migrated to the Liferay platform.
  • Planned and executed a fully functional Liferay prototype from the draft wireframes and Photoshop mockups created by my team members for the redesign of the VA’s My HealtheVet website for iteration year 1. Continued to improve the models with enhancements for iteration year 2.
  • Execute coding using the Liferay Developer Studio version of Eclipse to develop 16 Liferay MVC portlets, 1 responsive theme and 8 custom layouts in Java 7 with JSP/JSTL and jQuery/Javascript to simulate the core function areas of a new Dashboard, Pharmacy, Appointments, Secure Messaging, Health Records and Notifications as well as custom Login, Registration and Navigation portlets.
  • Created a fully responsive Liferay theme utilizing Velocity and Bootstrap 2.3.2.
  • Our team’s iteration year 1 version of the redesign, ending in March 2016, improved the My HealtheVet web site’s System Usability Scale (SUS) score from 64 (below the 68 average) to 82.5 out of 100.
  • Performed the role of scrum master for the redesign team using Jira and Jazz tools.

NEON, Inc.

February 2013 – March 2015
1685 38th St
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
Software Engineer – Web Applications
  • Plan and execute multiple concurrent development projects in line with all client requirements
  • Apply expertise of development life cycle to seamlessly define and advance strategies
  • Created responsive theme at BudBurstBuddies.org.
  • Optimized design principles and technical specifications to improve user experiences
  • Execute coding in the Liferay Developer Studio version of Eclipse with Jazz plugins to develop portlets in Java 7 and JSP/JSTL, Liferay hooks and Liferay HTML5/CSS3/JQuery1.11 responsive themes for all NEON sites in the Liferay portal.
Key Achievements & Engagements
  • Developing sophisticated Liferay data portal that will enable Scientists, Educators, Natural Resource Managers, Decision Makers and public community to search and download scientific data collected by National Ecological Observatory Network for over 30 years
  • Lead engineer of a small team who converted Project BudBurst and it’s mobile site from a hand-coded PHP/MySQL site to one of the NEON sites on the Liferay data portal.
  • Expertly utilized following tools: Liferay 6.2 Portal, Liferay Developer Studio, Java 7, JSP, JSTL, JBoss 7, Tomcat 7, Oracle, MYSQL, Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Jazz, gitHub, Agile Methodologies, PhotoShop, XML, Maven, Ant

Email on Acid, LLC

November 2011 to February 2013
5670 Greenwood Plaza Blvd.,
Suite 412
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Senior Software Engineer
  • Identified and recommended improvements to core CodeIgniter/PHP/MySql business application
  • Coded PHP using Aptana with Tortoise SVN and CodeIgniter framework, and also using Eclipse for Java
Key Achievements & Engagements
  • Developed a Blackberry app and a modified version of the Android Email app to take screenshots of emails sent to device and upload them back to screenshot server
  • Developed custom PHP/MySql email analytics package to track opens, engagement and statistics on email campaigns including click tracking
  • Expertly utilized following tools: Java, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery, CodeIgniter, Eclipse, Aptana, Tortoise SVN, Blackberry, Android, XML

Kencinnus, LLC

October 2008 to November 2011
200 South Wilcox Street, #142
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Membership Site Consultant (Owner)
  • Conceptualized and developed 12+ internet marketing plugins for aMember v3 Professional Membership software package across various functions, including integrations and marketing
  • Customized numerous WordPress themes for clients for content clarity and keyword optimization
  • Built and launched several personal e-commerce / internet marketing websites
Key Achievements & Engagements
  • Expertly utilized following tools: PHP, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery, WordPress, aMember, WishList Member, WooCommerce, Magento, IOS, XCode, Tomcat, Apache, PhotoShop, XML
  • Used XCode to create v1.0.0 of MarchingOrders IOS app. marchingordersapp.com

InquisiCorp Corp. / Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

June 2000 to October 2008
8042 S. Grant Way
Littleton, CO 80122
Senior Web Developer
  • Mentored team of copywriters, marketers, web designers and junior developers
  • Supported marketing manager in coordinating internal web operations and enhancement projects
  • Upgraded and re-integrated new business system with existing ecommerce platform
Key Achievements & Engagements
  • Created Web 2.0 AJAX-enabled online expert system named “SONIA” (Sonlight ONline Internet Assistant) to assist in homeschool curriculum choosing decisions
  • Expertly utilized following tools: C++, PHP, MySQL, PostGreSQL, Javascript, Java, Tomcat, Apache, Prototype.js, MooTools.js, Red Hat Linux, PhotoShop, HTML, CSS, REST, Smarty Template Engine, XML

Early Career

Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Senior Consultant

Lead engineer on Space-to-Space Communication System (SSCS) upgrade to Space Shuttle simulator at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) with Raytheon (formerly Hughes Aircraft).

United Space Alliance, Senior Software Engineer

Lead Engineer for maintenance of Space Shuttle Mission Simulator Vehicle Audio Distribution system.

Singer – Link Flight Simulation Division, Computer Operator II

I started my career as a computer operator at NASA, Johnson Space Center.


BA, Computer Information Systems
Clear Lake City, Texas

AA, Business Data Processing
Houston, Texas

High School Diploma
League City, Texas

Technical Expertise

Agile, aMember, Apache, CSS, Eclipse, GIT, HTML, Java, Javascript, jQuery, Liferay, Linux, MySQL, Objective C, Perl, PhotoShop, PHP, RSS, SOAP, WordPress, XCode, XHTML, XML

Ada Intermediate 1994-1996
Ant Intermediate 2005-Present
Android Development Intermediate 2012 – Present
Blackberry Development Intermediate 2011 – 2012
C Expert 1985-2000
C++ Expert 1995-1998
Cascading Style Sheets Expert 2000-Present
CodeIgniter Expert 2011-2012
Cold Fusion Intermediate 1998-1999
Concurrent CSS Expert 1989-1996
Eclipse / Aptana / Liferay Developer Studio Expert 2011 – Present
FORTRAN Expert 1984-2000
HTML Expert 1995-Present
iOS Development Intermediate 2012 – Present
Java Expert 1998-Present
JavaScript Expert 2000-Present
Liferay (Portlets and Themes) Expert 2013-Present
Magento Intermediate 2010-2010
Maven Intermediate 2013-Present
MySQL Expert 1999-Present
Objective C Expert 2012 – Present
PostGreSQL Expert 2000-2008
Perl Intermediate 1998-2008
PHP Expert 1999-Present
SVN (Tortoise) Expert 2011 – 2012
UNISYS SSG Expert 1986-2000
XML Expert 2000-Present
Adobe PhotoShop Intermediate 2000-Present
Alsys ActiveAda Intermediate 1995-1996
DreamWeaver Intermediate 2000-2008
MS FrontPage 98 Expert 1998-1999
MS Office Expert 1995-Present
SAMMI Page Format Expert 1995-2000
VxWorks Intermediate 1995-1998
xCode Intermediate 2011-Present
Apache Web Server Intermediate 1995-Present
Concurrent 8/32-3280 Expert 1983-2000
MS Windows Expert User 1986-Present
OSX Expert User 2011-Present
UNISYS 1100/40-1100/90 Expert 1983-2000
UNIX/Linux Intermediate 1990-Present

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