Resume

I leverage a strong background in Computer Science, Information Technologies, and Engineering to provide cost-effective, logical, and efficient solutions to everyday challenges. I am proud of the enthusiasm and professionalism I consistently bring to the workplace.

Employment Experience

  • Support Developer – Promet Source – Chicago, IL – May 2016 – Present
    • Support developer and security maintainer for various Drupal-based sites.
    • Maintaining Docker and Vagrant based packages for fast and reliable local development.
  • Self-Employed Developer & Consultant – Exel Digital – Chicago, IL – Jan. 2016 – Present
    • Back-end enhancement & support developer for non-profit Drupal 7 e-commerce site.
    • Drupal 7, Drupal 8, and CivCRM site builder, supporter, and maintainer.
    • Hosting optimization centered around Digital Ocean, AWS, Platform.sh, and Pantheon.
    • Extensive experience with business development, self-management, and accounting.
    • Active work on personally-maintained Docker and Vagrant-based local environments.
  • Junior Developer & Analyst – Digital Bridge Solutions – Chicago, IL – July 2014 – Dec. 2015
    • Back-end developer for Drupal e-commerce sites
      • Dealt in both Waterfall- and Agile-based development methodologies.
      • Responded to project scope changes quickly and dynamically.
      • Transformed conceptual artistic wireframe renderings into interactive site experiences.
      • Worked with LAMP-based web development technologies.
      • Utilized Drupal module design and responsive theming best practices.
    • Security maintainer and enhancements engineer for numerous Drupal and Magento sites
      • Deployed security updates to Drupal and Magento projects, from small municipality sites to large international e-commerce platforms.
      • Utilized bug tracking & version control utilities for efficient team-oriented programming.
    • DevOps engineer for improved development team efficiency
      • Stood up numerous Rackspace virtual machines for LAMP-based web development.
      • Developed complex Bash scripts for generating Chef-based Vagrant environments.
      • Engineered Selenium-based automated test scripts for New Relic Synthetics.
      • Wrote detailed Wiki articles for in-house best practices & FAQ documentation.
  • Structural Engineer – GRAEF – Chicago, IL – June 2007 – April 2014
    • Developed a Tollway Plaza Database – An interactive Microsoft Access database cataloguing plaza details, enhanced with Visual Basic for easy data search, input, and manipulation.
      • Implemented such features as automated report generation with linked photo thumbnails, OLE embedded & linked files, and an easy-to-navigate menu system.
      • Created numerous queries and tables to analyze pavement condition and lane statistics.
    • Developed a Lake County Roadway Drainage Structure Assessments Database – A database cataloguing field observations and measurements for the repair/improvement of drainage structures in Lake County.
      • Designed database to store photos, field observations and measurements.
      • Leveraged data to generate repair and improvement recommendations for use in schedules and contract plans.
      • Prepared a photo log of each location for use by the Resident Engineer to help define the improvements.
    • Served as Information Systems emergency technician for O’Hare office.
      • Replaced computer components such as hard drives, memory, and power supplies.
      • Resolved software and hardware issues such as printer malfunctions, Microsoft Office configurations, and Windows errors.
      • Assisted co-workers with productivity applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Windows file system navigation.
      • Responded to requests and completed tasks promptly, contributing to office efficiency.
  • Computer Services Assistant – Caldyne, Inc. – Elmhurst, IL – June 2000 – Aug. 2006
    • Designed and maintained a web site for Community Care Options (now Pillars), a large multi-city public healthcare organization.
    • Maintained a Windows NT-based computer network essential to C.C.O. operations.
    • Trained social workers on the use and maintenance of spreadsheets & databases.
    • Consulted on computer-related issues with The Architectural Partnership in Chicago.
  • Scoreboard Operations Crew – Chicago White Sox – Chicago, IL May 1999 – Oct. 2011
    • In-House Audio/Visual Media Productions – Provided 13 seasons of loyal, productive expertise in a live, high-pressure environment as a producer, operator, and logger.
      • Training with tape decks, A/V computer media systems, and logging systems.
      • Logged live events for Major League Baseball highlight reels.
      • Queued and rolled animations for presentation on the Jumbotron Scoreboard in center field.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant for Professors Hajjar, Paulino, and Dodds – Urbana, IL Mar. 2004 – Oct. 2006
    • Researched and summarized EERI earthquake scenarios.
    • Ran Level 1 HAZUS Earthquake Loss Assessment scenarios.
    • Developed a MAEViz Earthquake Loss Assessment software validation plan.
    • Assisted in the publication of the textbook: Boundary Element Method.
    • Modified MATLAB GUI interface code.
    • Created textbook graphical figures with xFig software.
    • Designed a C++ application for building Fortran makefiles.
    • Tested Warp3D structural analysis software for Linux compatibility.

Education

Professional Certifications & Activities