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Ben is a full-stack principal engineer and solutions architect with 15+ years of experience.  He has demonstrated proficiency in PHP and JavaScript software development in Object-Oriented Programming with a focus on clean, efficient, and well-documented code. His most recent projects focused on learning Lua and writing an NGINX script to assign the docroot and pass requests to the appropriate CGI upstream based on the mapping of hostnames in a Memcache instance backed by MYSQL for persistence. Ben has extensive experience with WordPress Deployment, Development, and Maintenance involving automated multi-site deployments of over 2000 sites on a single instance of WordPress.

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React
Google Maps API
CSS
Java
MySQL
WordPress
Python
NodeJS
Elasticsearch
SASS
Linux
HTML
PHP
Bash
GeoIP
Crud
REST
XHTML
JavaScript
Curl
SQL
Kubernetes
AJAX
jQuery
Vagrant
APIs
Chef
PHPQuery
Express
WebRTC
Windows Server
Open Source
Apache
SSH
jQuery UI
VoIP
Developer Personality

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Collaborative

Trailblazer

Conservative

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Specialist

Planner

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Pragmatist

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Feature Experience

Microservices/Cloud Services

DevOps

Data Migration/Processing

Video Conferencing Framework/Webrtc

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Cultural Experience

Agile - Scrum

Marketing

Unified Communication

Supply Chain management

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Portfolio

Aweber, LLC

Principle Engineer

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Work Experience : 2021 - 2022

Principle Engineer on the Platform Support Engineering team. Worked on enhancing infrastructure automation and supporting the infrastructure platform.

  • Platform and Systems Automation
  • Web Portal development and maintenance
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CoreDial, LLC

Solutions Architect

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Work Experience : 2016 - 2021

Designed, prototyped, and implemented technical solutions related to REST APIs, Sync event systems, data processing / ingestion, CI/CD automation processes, and deployment automation. Responsibilities primarily were to research and document solutions while providing at least a baseline prototype while mentoring others to continue with implementation, or driving the implementation himself and again.  Trained other developers/engineers to continue to improve and support the solution.

  • Kubernetes Solution
  • Unified Communications Client Infrastructure
  • Voicemail Sync
  • Call Service ACME 302 failover
  • Call History for use by UCC in near-real time.

Technologies:  Kubernetes, WebRTC, REST API, Express, VoIP, JavaScript

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CoreDial

Senior Software Developer

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Work Experience : 2013 - 2016

Develop and maintain code related to the customer management portal.  He was the Scrum team tech lead responsible for coordinating team technical resources to achieve sprint goals.  He worked on source code branch management and coordinated SDLC practices.

  • Release Management – coordinated deliverable release candidates between 4 scrum teams
  • PHP Web App
  • Public Realtime API
  • Billing
  • Realtime API Clients
  • Development Environment / Tools

Technologies:  PHP, jQuery UI, SASS, CRUD, SQL, API, Vagrant, Chef, Python, JavaScript

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National Public Radio

Software Developer

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Work Experience : 2013

Software Development of the npr.org frontend, specifically during the responsive redesign of the home page and update of the online radio station player.

  • Contribute to the primary PHP/JavaScript of the WWW and codebase
  • Contributed to the API for station search and localization
  • Participated in the awesome Agile/Scrum workflow
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Duable Design & Development LLC

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Work Experience : 2012-2014

Worked on Web Application Development.  Performed server management and maintenance.

  • WordPress Plugins
  • Web Application Database redesign
  • Google Maps API Integration
  • Basic HTML/CSS website builds/updates
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Lexis Nexis

Software Developer

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Work Experience : 2011 - 2012

WordPress specialist, building and maintaining WordPress plugins, coordinating 3rd party vendors in the migration of proprietary CMS to WordPress migrations, assisting front-end team with HTML/ CSS/JavaScript.  Built management tools for SEO tracking and maintenance utilizing template hooks, sitemap generation (XML, video, images), and WordPress permalink system Maintained Enterprise WordPress installation

  • Cross-server publishing tool
  • Rebuilt various plugins
  • Migration utility to move sites into a WordPress environment from a development server where they’ve been converted from site9 CMS using NodeJS, MySQL, Bash, Curl
  • AJAX comment post updates for Summit Conference where attendees could post comments that asynchronously updates anyone viewing the page as well as on a large screen in the conference room.
  • Created Custom Post Types with Custom Taxonomies(Multi-relational)
  • Custom Menus utilizing Custom Post types and taxonomies.
  • Extending the built-in User Profile System while still utilizing native administrative pages.
  • Triggered templated emails using events/actions in WordPress.

Technologies:  WordPress, NodeJS, Site9 CMS, MySQL, Bash, Curl, AJAX, jQuery, jQuery UI, AJAX Hooks, HTML, CSS, XHTML.

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HIRE Advertising

Lead Software Developer - Ongoing Freelance

Work Experience : 2007 - 2011

Full-stack developer and maintainer of custom CMS solutions for a marketing firm and all client sites, later converting everything to WordPress. Integrated Third-Party Products into Web-Platforms. Created multiple Plugins for WordPress to streamline production, deployment, and maintenance. As well as add new and unique functionality to the WordPress environment.  Video Distribution involving web optimization via transcoding upon upload, deployment to the specified sites/pages/posts.

  • Setup, Configured, and Maintained both In-House and Virtual Servers using Linux and Windows Server, with bind9, MySQL, Apache, ssh, PHP, Python, and Java
  • Developed a complete CMS Framework in PHP with XHTML and AJAX
  • Co-Developed and Executed Marketing and SEO Strategies for platform sites and client profile sites
  • Converted the entire Site network to WordPress with no downtime.
  • Develop & Maintain Client Sites
  • Email Service Administration
  • Assisting with Analytic Tracking and Client Performance Reports
  • Built Template Building Parser using Project PHPQuery as the core.

Technologies:  Linux, Windows Server, bind9, MySQL, Apache, ssh, PHP, Python, Java, XHTML, AJAX, PHPQuery, WordPress

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