Dealer Inspire. Naperville, IL (5/18 - 9/18)
Senior Director of Product Engineering
The Senior Director of Product Engineering works with the VP of Engineering to develop processes, procedures and best practices for all of the development teams. I oversee four products with 12 direct reports: Online Shopper, Fuel, AdBuilder and an upcoming beta product. Online Shopper allows customers to find, customize, finance and finish an entire purchase of an automobile. It features real-time financing quotes, integrates with inventory and provides customized incentives and accessories. Fuel automatically manages online advertising between AdWords and Bing, while integrating with Facebook lead forms. With budget constraints, automated ROI bid adjustments and live inventory integration, Fuel keeps ads up to date and optimizes their performance. The AdBuilder tool is an internal product that builds HTML5 ads for various ad platforms. It integrates templates with inventory feeds and ships updates to FUEL via a REST API. It uses single sign on using Auth0, one of the first applications of our product suite to use it.
Dealer Inspire. Naperville, IL (10/17 - 5/18)
Director of Product Engineering
As the Director of Product Engineering, I oversee two products: Online Shopper and Fuel. My job is to build up my development team, remove obstacles and keep everyone informed. This means I split my time between mentoring and coaching for technical and career paths, leading status meetings and working to stream-line integration of multiple products.
Dealer Inspire. Naperville, IL (10/16 to 10/17)
Senior Software Engineer
Originally hired as a Senior Developer before my 2017 promotion, I was rewriting an application from a full-stack Kohana application to a scaled, message-based API service using the Laravel 5 framework. This application integrates with Salesforce, Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook Ads, providing a unified interface for managing a single budget and client over multiple ad networks.
Wallit (formerly iMoneza, LLC). Brookfield, WI. (2/16 - 10/16)
Senior Software Engineer
Small Shops United, LLC. Milwaukee, WI (7/15 - present)
CTO / Co-founder
At SSU, we provide digital local loyalty products. The product consists of a LAMP stack, web service interface with Android tablets, a queue system, and various BI related reporting systems and data analysis.
201 Creative, LLC. New Berlin, WI (2/15 - 2/16)
I launched my own development business to cater to the needs of small and medium sized businesses. In addition, I provided multiple clients with technical leadership and organization engagements and training.
Liturgical Publications, Inc. New Berlin, WI (11/10 – 1/15)
Web Development Manager
Developed e-commerce deal of the day site in a limited time scope from basic business requirements. Continue to analyze competitors, business requirements, website analytics and user trends to build a fully featured user experience while consistently driving sales. Primarily developing in Zend Framework. Responsible for prioritizing team and technical assets to keep multiple full projects in active development. Active full size project load includes 4 complete independent sites with thousands of visitors a day. Responsible for team hiring, wage reviews, and other HR aspects. Currently specializing in mentorship, team growth and product quality.
c21 Interactive / MarkForGov.com. Waukesha, WI (3/09 – 9/10)
Lead Software Architect
Analyzing business requirements to extend open source software, new development with PHP. Creating social networking software for political campaigns, interfacing with e-mail providers, SalesForce and other third parties. Transitioned from contract to hire and worked full-time until primary election.
JobShouts, LLC. Tampa, FL (2/09 – 8/09)
Director of Software Engineering
Jobshouts.com is a free job board built for employers, recruiters & job seekers to connect through social media. Features job listings and Twitter integration. Developed on open source software using PHP5 and MySQL. Consulting with team to develop and extend open source application while actively participating in code development.
102 Degrees, LLC. Greenfield, WI (2001 – 2009)
102 Degrees specialized in custom design web programming utilizing open source software; primarily within the LAMP stack. Longest running project, www.jemdiary.com, was created in 2001 and ran PHP5 through 2010. (Sole Proprietor formed LLC in 2007).
Rogers Software Development. Fairbanks, AK (7/08 – 1/09)
Delta Dental of Wisconsin. Stevens Point, WI (2/06 – 7/08)
Provided Business Analysis, documentation, design, development and management of web products and interfaces for dental insurance processing. Programmed user interfaces which combined System i platform with LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). Led development team in the design and development of a new services/features; specifically a new insurance line quoting service and online enrollment service, which continue to receive positive customer feedback. Created business user CMS and statistical reporting. Focused security analysis of code for HIPAA compliance. Clients included four state wide Insurance branches and nationwide individual sales. As a team lead, in this fulltime position, directed department efforts and coordinated outside consultants.
EZ-Net, Inc. Oconto Falls, WI (8/01 – 2/06)
Web Developer / Technical Support Supervisor
EZ-Net is an ISP, offering a full range of internet, computer & network services and computer sales & service and consulting services. Full-time employment consisted of balancing two positions. Using LAMP stack, designed and developed internet and intranet interfaces, as well as maintained existing projects. Development and creation of scripting tools to perform system administration for internal sites and interfaced with billing systems. Managed all aDSL, cable and satellite internet service orders. Provided escalated support for complex technical issues and service disputes. Developed and authored a comprehensive troubleshooting guide which allowed full diagnosis support for new/existing internet installations as well as developed a custom setup kit which automatically configured end user’s equipment. Support included Windows 95/98/2000/NT, Mac OS 7 and above, select Netgear routers and Westell DSL modems for 5,000+ customer base. Provided documentation, research and development, customer service training, quality assurance and employee reviews.