Backend Drupal Developer and team lead for Junior- to Mid-level developers. Scrum Master responsible for leading an Agile dev team and related work – creating tickets, grooming, estimating, code reviews, etc. Wrote php code using Drupal and related module APIs to accomplish business goals and reproduce existing functionality. Followed detailed business rules for building and maintaining Drupal sites at local, dev, qa, and production levels. Tools used: Drupal 7, CSS, git / git.com, MySQL, VMWare, bash, Jenkins, Jira, Confluence.
Khalim O. Harris ( Acquia Certified Site Builder - Drupal 7 )
To obtain a position that will challenge and enhance my diverse programming and networking background.
Degrees and Awards: BS Computer Science – CCNY, Linux Certification.
Programming: PHP, PERL, Java, XML, SOAP, Web Services, PL/SQL, OOP, LDAP, CGI, C/C++,
System Administration: UNIX / Linux (OS X, Solaris, Irix, RedHat, Mandrake, Debian),
Applications: Drupal, WordPress, Apache, MySQL, SVN, CVS, Weblogic, Tomcat, CVS, Netscape iPlanet, MRTG.
Offer direction on how to accomplish various tasks in the leanest manner possible sometimes requiring new architecture. Troubleshoot, document, and fix failed Drupal migrations. Provide solutions for migrating to Drupal the many hundreds of sites built on other platforms. Script the migration process as much as possible to automate content migration. Write custom modules to accomplish many detailed requests for Drupal site behavior. Built Permissions and Roles based module to regulate who edits translated content which also created new roles and permissions as new languages are added. Migrated HR 'self-help' architecture consolidating data for thousands of documents and a zip file to produce a translation linked user interface where there was none prior.
Responsible for cleanup of botched site build on Drupal platform involving complicated data migration and aggregation. Customized various modules and leveraged knowledge of Drupal architecture, schema, and methods to address the business requirements, logic, and existing data schema in building the main corporate site: harpercollins.com. Also responsible for maintenance and repair on two WordPress sites: broadsidebooks.com and avonromance.com.
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. Built and updated modules and features as required implementing custom PHP and JQuery code. Maintained WordPress blogs: MariasCountryKitchen.com. Used CSS in all sites mentioned to support the custom design of each. Managed international development team ensuring quality of work and following of company as well as PHP / Drupal Community standards in coding and general project practices of timeliness, communication, and direction.
Senior / Lead Developer responsible for engineering business goals into new online products. Applied Drupal CMS to previously manual procedures cutting production time on some jobs by more than 50%. Enabled some tasks to be completed by less technical employees including managers and editors. Built multi-page dynamic “Request Form” (a Wizard) for interdepartmental requests, communication, and feedback utilizing the Drupal Form API and various Drupal hooks. Automated task of migrating “Salon Networks” from static files to CSV in preparation for site relaunch. Responsible for training and support of new tools and programming support of other developers. Responsible for Linux development server including installation, configuration and upgrades of OS and software including iptables, Drupal and various command-line tools.