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American Media, Inc

Perm
Software Developer

Handled perpetual feature requests and bug fixes on various high-trafficked AMI web properties using the Drupal 6 an Drupal 7 platforms. Required to update and fix software initially built by third party contractors often revisiting best practices both for PHP and Drupal. Built initial stages of Muscle & Fitness redesigned website on Drupal 7 requiring some responsive design techniques and incorporating Javascript/JQuery controls. Used Agile practices in planning, building, and repairing all properties.

Rodale Incorporated

Perm
Software Developer

Software Developer responsible for maintaining several Drupal 5, Drupal 6, and WordPress sites. Charged with designing the architecture and extending several corporate websites including Rodale.com, RodaleInc.com, Bicycling.com, MensHealth.com, and WomensHealth.com. In addition, rebuilt a well-trafficked microsite: HomeRemedies.Prevention.com. Utilized several strategies (including database, php, and sql code optimization in addition to other caching methods) to ensure site availability and competitive performance.

CNNGo.com

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Turner New Products Group Senior Developer
Talener Inc.

Worked with team of developers using Drupal 6 to build CNNGo.com. Developed module for "Hero" generation and display. Required use of custom MySQL queries and PHP code to retrieve field data and inject Advertisement code into slideshow. Used Jquery / Javascript to build and customize a high-end functional slideshow on Drupal Website. Also incorporated CSS sprites for menu and view state display and control.

Rodale

Perm
Senior Consultant
NorthPoint Solutions

Project Lead using Drupal 5.10 with PHP 5.2, MySQL 5.0, Apache, and SVN to design, build, and deploy the new version of the Rodale corporate website: rodaleinc.com. Also incorporated personal and colleague assisted Javascript and CSS skills to enhance the site and acheive its intended look and overall experience on multiple web browsers. Applied advanced features of Drupal to ensure that Drupal Blocks, Views, and Pages and Templates appeared where expected and were functional where necessary.

Flycell, Inc.

Perm
Engineer / Software Developer

LAMP – Web development using PHP in a Linux environment providing easy and succinct ways for customers to subscribe to, purchase, and unsubscribe from Flycell, Inc products and services. Designed, built, maintained, and upgraded the company's customer service tool / ticketing system enabling the customer service employees to quickly address a wide range of customer needs. Frequently updated WAP site requiring maintenance of 2 or more sets of content and the use of 3 markup languages: WML, XHTML, and XML.

Community Connect, Inc.

Perm
Engineer / Software Developer

Web development in a Linux environment for highly trafficked, ethnically focused, community web sites (AsianAvenue.com, BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com). Utilized PHP, Perl, Oracle, PL/SQL, MySQL, and CVS to engineer and develop new products while maintaining legacy code. Built various data capture and reporting tools with purposes affecting both client sponsorships and internal productivity. Responsible for technology side of "Reunion" - a new, unreleased product which blends the best features of Classmates.com and Friendster.com.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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System Engineer

System Administration on Linux, SGI, and Solaris servers including monitoring and maintaining server stability with common Unix tools and "homegrown" scripts in PERL, bash, PHP, and PL/SQL. Responsible for migrations and installations of scientific computing applications to updated servers. Managed NFS and NIS server clusters consisting of Linux, and Irix servers. Enhanced Physics Department network security by demonstrating exploits and removing security holes. Responsible for regular updates on system status and ensuring availability and reliability of various types of unix servers.

Netline Internet Solutions, Inc.

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Consultant - Programmer / Analyst

Solaris and Linux System Administration, Web Administration, and Database Administration including installation of Linux, Apache, and MySQL, and setting up site structure and web service availability for co-located computers. Responsibilities also included Web Development in PHP, Perl, and shell scripts. Ensuring and restoring the availability of file servers, web servers, "Real" Servers, and e-mail was also required. Completed an e-commerce solution used by clients to bill customer credit cards.

AOL - Time Warner (Time Inc. Research Center)

Web Applications Development Manager

System Administration on Linux, SGI Indys, and Sun E-450 servers. Built backup systems into Linux servers while recreating and/or maintaining the authentication, cronjobs, services, and CGI operations that were previously in place. Coordinated Requirements and Update Meetings between management, end-users, and the “tech team” for communication about various projects. Used PHP, Perl, SQL, and Javascript to rebuild Celebrity Contacts - a revenue generating (previously commercially built [by Showbase]) service used by other departments.

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