Talented software development leader experieinced in producing and updating critical and complex systems. Skilled in technical leadership, problem solving, and designing highly-stable, scalable architecture. 11 years development experience, 5 years managerial experience.
Responsible for managing remote and local development teams including code and architectural oversight of all code and database schema. Worked closely with product, UX, implementation, and other teams to manage the delicate balance between implementation complexity, time to market, and scalability. Directly implemented high performance schema and architecture utilizing PHP, Ruby, Python, Go, RabbitMQ, Redis, PosgreSQL, and AWS. Led initiatives to improve testability and split legacy monolithic applications it to modern, manageable microservices.
Responsible for designing and implementing mission critical financial systems that process billions of dollars on a monthly basis. Responsibilities include: designing high performance schema and code architecture; working closely with third-party service providers; continually identifying improvements for existing systems; interfacing with security vendors to maintain PCI certification; and providing technical guidance in every step of the development process.
Oversaw all IT, design, and development teams. Designed, architected, and developed internal PHP applications with the assistance of a team of developers. Served as development product owner and project manager. Ensured 24x7 operations of all servers, websites, phones, networks, etc. Developed and implemented custom order processing and agreement generation software. Directly developed or oversaw the implementation of 50+ PHP-based tools. Researched and implemented company-wide PBX phone solution. Implemented Agile and Scrum software development practices to improve developer productivity.
Responsible for low to high-end server administration in a large-scale, multi-site production environment (approximately 3500 servers). Participated in planning, monitoring, and evaluating the performance of server systems and made recommendations for improvements/upgrades. Developed multiple site-wide automation and reporting tools. Responsible for providing escalation support for unresolved client issues as well as testing, and implementing plans and procedures to protect Unix servers including disaster recovery. Ensured security measure related to Unix servers, including application servers, virus protection and protection from malicious attacks.
Developed PHP user and content management systems for several large scale websites that handle hundreds of thousands of visitors daily. Implemented internal tools to automate application testing and deployment operations. Participated in meetings with clients.
Ben Blaker — firstname.lastname@example.org — (801) - 820-0179