KW

My Journey

SenioR Web Developer

Gong.io
Aug 2021 - Sep 2023
-Led the transition of a legacy Content Management System to a modern codebase, significantly enhancing website speed and aligning with current coding standards.
-Developed and implemented custom integrations with Greenhouse and Algolia, streamlining processes and improving user experience.
-Regularly performed security updates and maintenance, ensuring robust and reliable system performance in line with industry best practices.
-Guided the team in developing a strategic roadmap, providing insightful recommendations to align efforts with organizational goals.

Senior Web DeveLoper

Lucid Motors
Nov 2019 - Mar 2020
-Collaborated effectively in the transition of the company website to a new Content Management System, enhancing overall performance and user experience.
-Played a key role in deploying AWS Cognito, contributing to a more secure and scalable user authentication process.
-Led the development of a backend Node.js application, streamlining the process of car reservations and configurations.
-Spearheaded the integration of modern web technologies to improve the efficiency and reliability of online services.

Web DeveLoper

Bell Helmets - Vista Outdoor
Aug 2017 - Apr 2019
- Initially assigned to manage two Magento 1 instances with a custom CMS integration, contributed significantly to the transition to a modern e-commerce platform with equivalent integration features.
- Developed and updated a variety of custom Magento modules, improving functionality and user experience.
- Created and enhanced numerous custom plugins for the integrated CMS, ensuring efficient operation and consistent performance.
- Contributed to the strategic planning and direction for migrating to a new e-commerce platform, drawing on extensive experience in system integration.
- Completed comprehensive training programs in e-commerce platform management, significantly bolstering technical proficiency and industry knowledge.
- Implemented and managed SEO strategies, effectively using Google Search Console and Google Tag Manager to enhance online visibility and performance.

SR. Web DeveLoper

Launch Brigade
Feb 2016 - Aug 2017
- Initially engaged as a contractor before being appointed as a full-time team member, contributing to the development of an eCommerce storefront utilizing Symfony REST API and AngularJS.
- Participated in the creation of a news alert application, employing AngularJS and Symfony frameworks to deliver a robust and responsive user experience.
- Involved in Magento theme development, focusing on creating visually appealing and functionally rich online retail environments.
- Produced several highly customized websites using a CMS, demonstrating versatility and creativity in web design and development

Contract Web DeveLoper

Bitwise Industries
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
- Engaged in a work experience bootcamp as a contractor, gaining hands-on experience in various development technologies.
- Developed proficiency in PHP with a focus on LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), building scalable web applications.
- Gained expertise in full-stack JavaScript development with the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, Node.js).
- Acquired skills in Ruby on Rails application development, focusing on creating efficient, MVC-based web applications.
- Produced several highly customized websites using a CMS, utilizing custom plugins, fields, post types, and taxonomies to meet specific client needs.

IT Manager

Waterman Industries LLC
Jun 2011 - Sep 2015
- As IT Manager, successfully led the company's transition to a secure and modern infrastructure, significantly increasing company-wide productivity.
- Spearheaded improvements that included upgrading the ERP system, software, and databases to virtual environments, integrating a robust redundant backup strategy with a focus on disaster recovery.
- Enhanced the network infrastructure by upgrading the backbone, facilitating growth and increasing network speeds.
- Modernized legacy applications to be compatible with Server 2008 R2 and developed various custom applications. This included an intranet system enabling efficient tracking of in-office messages for each employee, providing alerts for key calendar events, and offering valuable sales insights.
- Formulated and executed a comprehensive 3-year upgrade strategy encompassing software, servers, network, and workstations.
- Updated in-house legacy applications written in PHP, C#, and .Net.
- Implemented rigorous security protocols and services for network access, including intrusion prevention measures.
- Offered strategic recommendations for IT solutions and vendor services, optimizing operational efficiency.
- Designed a wireless network for a 100,000 Sq Ft warehouse, ensuring seamless connectivity and coverage.

WEb Developer & IT

Visalia Motorsports
Jul 2008 - Jul 2010
- In my dual role as Web Designer and IT Specialist, I developed a fully integrated eCommerce theme for a CMS platform, enhancing the online shopping experience.
- Created and managed all social media platforms, ensuring a cohesive digital presence and effective audience engagement.
- Designed various graphics for merchandise such as t-shirts and posters, showcasing a keen eye for visual design.
- Produced promotional videos, demonstrating skills in multimedia production and storytelling.
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