PROFILE

I am a Web Developer with experience in front-end technologies, LAMP stack, WordPress platform. I develop content management systems, custom applications, websites, upgrade and maintain projects for small businesses, corporations, and private individuals. Code samples can be found at : https://github.com/hammervasquez

 

SKILLS & TECHNOLOGIES

Front-end    HTML 4.01, HTML5 CSS 2.1, CSS3, SCSS/SASS, Bootstrap, Bourbon/Neat JSON, XML JavaScript, jQuery, MooTools, GulpJS, GruntJS, Spine.js, Underscore.js, Handlebars.js, Require.js, Leaflet

Back-End Languages    PHP

Database    MySQL

Server    CentOS Hosting Experience Managed: VPS.NET, Rackspace, Linode, Slicehost Shared: Dreamhost, Bluehost, GoDaddy, HostGator

APIs Installed, modified, and created interfaces for these APIs     REST, HTML5 APIs, Amazon AWS (e.g. S3), Google Charts/Google Visualization, GitHub, MailChimp, Flickr, Vertical Response, Constant Contact, Google Maps, Cufon, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Evernote

Communication Protocols     HTTP, FTP, SFTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP

Operating Systems     Microsoft Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 Linux: CentOS Macintosh: 9, OSX

Versioning Systems Git, SVN

Development IDEs & Text Editors     Sublime Text 2, KomodoEdit, Eclipse, NetBeans Notepad++, Programmers Notepad, PhpED

GUIs     Database: HeidiSQL, Navicat, MySQL Workbench Shell: PuTTy, Cygwin Versioning: SmartGit, TortoiseGit, TortoiseSvn

Office Software     Microsoft Office, OpenOffice

Design Software     Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro), Microsoft PhotoDraw, ChemDraw

Quality Assurance/Control    Systematically monitored and evaluated various aspects of projects and services to ensure that minimum standards of quality were being attained by the production process

 

PROJECTS & EXPERIENCE

 

Web Developer, Co-Coffee Aficionado, & Lead Nerd | Black Cat Interactive | SoCal | 2013-present

  • Handle contract/freelance work
  • Develop sites and mobile applications for clients
  • Develop Java applications, mini-games, mods, plugins, and resource packs for Minecraft®
  • Having fun developing sites/apps 

Web Developer | Mercy For Animals | Los Angeles, CA | 2016-present

  • Responsible for development, maintenance, and improvement of MFA websites, web applications, and general IT support
  • Create and update web pages and applications written in PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Implemented various APIs from social media networks and third-party vendors
  • Conduct quality assurance testing on MFA sites and web applications
  • Deploy builds to development and staging environments using Git and GitHub
  • Develop WordPress plugins, themes and back-end user controls

CMS Developer | Myers Media Group | San Diego, CA | 2014-2016

  • Modified and maintained large, data-driven, high-traffic web sites
  • Implemented complex CSS designs and HTML graphic user interface (GUI) elements from design mock-ups
  • Used Bootstrap to implement responsive design functionality or update branding/look and feel design elements on existing sites
  • Developed WordPress plugins, themes and back-end user controls from scratch to add new functionality that is portable across different websites
  • Developed and modified highly customized WordPress themes
  • Migrated & cloned large WordPress sites modified to accommodate new client specifications, including copying back-end internal databases and any custom auxiliary tables used
  • Migrated all sites from small hosting company to AWS
  • Implemented schema, microdata, and structured data techniques for SEO benefits
  • Developed JavaScript modules that offer rich client-side interactions and aggregate API data using concepts presented by UI designer
  • Troubleshooted and fixed bugs in a complex application framework
  • Used MySQL, performed data insertion, updates, and corrections
  • Managed bug reports and makes fixes to existing functionality
  • Pushed and QA’d changes to code on development and staging servers
  • Provided code reviews with team members 

Co-Founder & Lead Developer | Buriel Webwerx | Riverside, CA | 2008-2013

  • Responsible for analyzing, designing and coding of PHP/MySQL applications, custom/open source content management systems (CMS), member management and directory systems for large number of individuals, online voting system for elected candidates, and image galleries
  • Create, integrate, and maintain development/production relational database management systems
  • Installation, modification, and maintenance of various Open Source software
  • Responsible for the Development and Maintenance phase of each project
  • Source control and management via SVN and Git
  • Deal with technical software problems and debugging; QA/QC handling
  • Recommendation and implementation of frameworks, toolkits, modules, plugins, extensions, coding standards, and processes
  • Take designs from Photoshop® (PSD) files and create pixel-perfect pages

Web Developer | MFM Global | Miami, FL

  • Migration of site(s) to FedRAMP-compliant (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) hosting provider; FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services
  • Re-developed sites onto the WordPress platform
  • Backup of site data
  • Site cleansing from hacking/intrusion

Web Developer | Alonso & Co | Miami, FL

  • Developed site for client
  • Custom development

Web Developer | Hemisphere Interactive, LTD | Auckland, New Zealand | 2013

  • Developed API to pull data from Joomla database and integrate with in-store displays
  • Developed new code and assisted in maintaining legacy systems
  • Implemented Capistrano (Ruby-based) for new builds

Software Developer | Springshare, LLC | Miami, Florida | 2013

  • Created front and back-end interfaces for new and existing products
  • Worked clients to integrate their tools with Springy and vice versa
  • Assisted with support and making sure customer needs were met
  • Troubleshooting, maintenance, and bug fixes for existing codebase(s)

Front-End Software Developer | 185 Red, Inc.  | Philadelphia, PA | 2012-2013

  • Developed prototypes for new CRM software using Zurb’s Foundation, SASS, Backbone.js, and Handlebars.js.
  • Modified, customized, and updated front-end user interfaces for in-house software to comply with modern standards using XHTML, HTML 4, CSS, and jQuery (including plugins)
  • Source control and management via Git, SVN, and CVS
  •  Worked closely with the Project Managers and Design Team to assist with design ideas and concepts
  • Assisted the Implementations team in foxing any Form HTML/CSS issues.

User Interface Engineer | exhibit-E/Dan Miller Design, LLC | New York, NY | 2012

  • Developed highly customized front-end user interfaces and mail campaigns for websites/applications using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and jQuery plugins
  • Source control and management via Subversion and Git
  • Worked off of full Flash mockups to create pixel-perfect HTML/CSS sites

UI Developer | 4Clicks Solutions, LLC | Colorado Springs, CO | 2011-2012

  • ­Provided custom software development services for the development of software that is designed for estimating, project management, and accounting functions and requirements.
  • Created applications and interfaces using hand-coded CSS, HTML, advanced Object-Oriented JavaScript (including prototypes), JSON, JQuery, and JQuery UI.
  • Assessed the direction of the project throughout the development lifecycle via Agile development methodologies
  • Assisted in training various staff members of staff in JavaScript coding techniques and methodologies
  • Set up secured wireless LAN

Web Engineer | Ibex Data Services, Inc. | Irvine, CA | 2009-2013

  • Maintenance and debugging of scripts for high-traffic (50K+ unique hits/month), membership, and education Websites
  • Object-Oriented PHP/MySQL development
  • WordPress installation and plugin development
  • Google Maps integration and customization
  •  Bug tracking via Mantis Bug Tracker
  • Subversion for project versioning on development, staging, and production servers
  •  Hand-coded CSS/HTML/JavaScript (vanilla/JQuery) front-end development
  • Create pixel-perfect pages from Photoshop® (PSD) files, functionality documents and wireframes
  • Provided Quality Assurance testing for various projects
  • Trained new hires for programming and QA roles
  • Assessed the direction of the project throughout the development lifecycle via Agile development methodologies

Web Developer | U.S. Green Building Council – San Diego Chapter | San Diego, CA | 2007-2010

  • Set up hosting on new server
  • Configured Google Apps for document handling and email communication
  • Created custom content management system and website using LAMP stack
  • Hand-coded front-end via CSS/XHTML and JavaScript (vanilla/MooTools)
  • Developed membership system for over a thousand active members, fully featured with searchable member directory, account profiles, and profile images
  • Developed online voting system for board elections

 

Short list of projects I’ve done for clients: http://www.affirmationarts.com/

 
Projects done with a team, most of which were a mix of front and back-end, various work:

 
https://github.com/hammervasquez OR https://github.com/hugoburiel