Senior Web Developer
Offers a comprehensive, highly customizable free guest WIFI/analytics platform to clients and their customers.
Led a major responsive UI re-design & re-structuring of control panel, involving both front and back-end.
Lead Software Engineer
Online community, music discovery, search engine, and news portal for electronic music fans.
Developed complete front-to-back end, integrated web platform that includes: content management system (data entry, editing, and publishing), online community (user profile creation, customizable playlists, chat, messaging and instant notifications, extensible asynchronous posting and commenting system), multi-category internal search engine, inclusion of data from several different API sources, and internal analytics reporting. Responsive design for desktop/mobile-based browsers.
Facebook application-based, virtual currency/redemption platform providing prepaid cellphone customers in nearly 100 countries with free airtime, giftcards, and other incentives for participating in sponsored surveys and other crowdsourcing tasks.
Developed and enhanced several MVC application features and admin tools, resolved bugs, wrote database queries, dealt with security and user fraud-related issues. Maintained rigorous adherence to coding standards, testing/test-case writing, and bug reporting.
#3 technical person in company (liaison between CTO and QA team). Handled issues such as: region- and phone carrier-specific requirements (international phone number validation, integration of Spanish and Thai-language branches of the application), "Birthday Bonus" feature awarded to Facebook app users on their birthday, and many others. Edited and updated corporate website. Produced all graphics needed by company.
FREELANCE/WEB CONTRACTOR PROJECTS
GAP CASTING CALL (July - September 2010)
JPOPEXPRESS.COM (2001 - 2010)
Japanese entertainment portal site featuring shopping, news, and interactive Web community. Focused on all aspects of Japanese pop-culture, including pop/rock music, animation, games, toys, movies, and more [customized Wordpress theme]
Collaborative note-taking system for attendees at events [HTML, CSS, Twitter OAuth]
Several website re-designs, additions, feature enhancements. WordPress/Joomla theme customization and edits.
At Jpopexpress.com, maintained a steady growth rate of 50% for three consecutive quarters in 2007 across multiple sales channels: music CDs, animation/movie DVDs, video games, posters, toys and figures. Increased traffic to ten times the level of unique monthly visitors from January to July 2005, with a peak Alexa ranking among top 180,000 sites on the Internet.
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MICHIGAN
Webmaster, National Accounts Marketing & Sales Department
Michigan branch of Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company
Responsible for developing, updating, and documenting content for all aspects of departmental intranet. Created custom graphics.
C.L.E.A.R. (Center for Language Education and Research)
Provided training to foreign language instructors on how to incorporate Internet technologies in their classes by designing Web pages and activities.
Lansing Community College
1999 - 2003, Lansing, MI
Aquent Partners: Springboard Program
Summer 2000, Boston, MA
Michigan State University
1997-1999, East Lansing, MI
M.A. - French