S. M.

Web Developer

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Experience: 11 Years
Location: Vancouver, BC

Overview

I am a Web-based Software Developer with over a decade of experience in software development and system architecture for web and mobile apps.

I love to build and create new products and ideas. I am the founder of 4 development based Slack channels serving over 12,000 members (and growing). ([you must be logged in to see this link], [you must be logged in to see this link], [you must be logged in to see this link] & [you must be logged in to see this link]).

I also am the founder of Tale ([you must be logged in to see this link]), a customized social media aggregator and display that provides real-time activity to to your business.

I have a solid background in object-oriented development with focus on Laravel and the Yii framework.

I have experience in maintaining high volume and high profile Multimedia Websites, Corporate Websites and eCommerce Web Applications.

I am Dedicated and passionate in regards to learning new skills.

Experience

Spout Interactive, Inc. - Founder, CEO/CTO

Spout Interactive provides customized SaaS solutions to businesses to promote brand awareness and engage their audiences in rich, real-time social media experience.

Our flagship product is Tale ([you must be logged in to see this link]), a social media aggregator and display over a wide range of platforms and media that promotes real-time, interactive social media experiences.

As the founder and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer I wear multiple hats with regards to developing the product, managing the team and promoting the company.

Tale Social is built on the Laravel Framework, utilizing MySQL & MongoDB on a LEMP stack.


9Shot Golf Innovations Inc - Tech Lead

9Shot is a small startup looking to disrupt the lesson/schedule tracking industry in the golf world.

My responsibilities included:
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- Using services such as Git, AWS (EC2, S3), Jira, and Bamboo to manage, deploy, build and maintain multiple software projects.
- Lead a team of 4 developers. Determined tech hiring roadmap and responsibilities for projected growth.
- Set development plans with regards to Unit Testing, Pull Requests, Code Branching, Training and Peer Reviews
- Worked with stakeholders to create technical roadmaps and scope for [you must be logged in to see this link] and [you must be logged in to see this link].
- Worked with third party QA team([you must be logged in to see this link]) to create test plans and coverage across different browsers, OS's and Mobile Devices.


Tribal DDB - Developer

Tribal is an agency that is part of DDB Worldwide with focus on the interactive-web properties. (2012 Digital Agency of the Year & 2012 Interactive Agency of the Year)

My responsibilities included:
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- Using services such as SVN, AWS (EC2, S3), Yii to manage, deploy, build and maintain multiple software projects.
- Worked on a team of 3 developers, 2nd in command behind Tech Lead.
- Responsible for knowing all aspects of the business in case Tech Lead was unavailable.
- Worked with digital producers to build fantastic websites such as [you must be logged in to see this link], [you must be logged in to see this link] and many more.
- Worked closely with designers to produce a pixel perfect website.


Electronic Arts Canada (EA) - Developer

EA is a game production company, known for it's video games in the sports genre.

My responsibilities included:
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- Using services such as Perforce and Symfony(PHP) to manage, deploy, build and maintain sites for the EA Sports Active and EA Sports MMA series. .
- Worked on a team of 3 developers, 2nd in command behind Lead Developer.
- Worked with a company in Brazil to work with the EA Sports platform which was the layer of data persistence between the video game and the website to build the EA Sports Active web platform.
- Worked closely with the EA Sports web team to understand the platform and train outsourced developers.


Reinvent Technologies Inc - Developer

Reinvent is a company that owns thousands of domain names, namely [you must be logged in to see this link] and [you must be logged in to see this link]

My responsibilities included:
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- Using services such as SVN, Redmine, Linux to manage, deploy, build & maintain multiple software projects. ([you must be logged in to see this link] & [you must be logged in to see this link])

- Worked on a team of 2 developers, 1 copyrighter & 1 designer, 2nd in command behind Lead Developer.
- Built codebase for aggregating all Vancouver webcams through [you must be logged in to see this link], by caching and storing all cam feeds through our server.
- Worked on and maintained custom PHP based framework.


Agencies I've Worked For

Tribal DDB
Sciascia Brothers

Education / Qualifications

Douglas College - Computer Information Systems

Skills

AJAXEC2Amazon Relational Database ServiceAmazon S3Amazon Web ServicesApache administrationAPI DevelopmentArchitectureAtlassian ConfluenceAtlassian JIRAAwkBashBusiness DevelopmentBusiness ModelingBusiness PlanningCentOSCode RefactoringCouchDBWeb CrawlingCSSCSS3CURLCustom CMSData analysisData BackupDatabase testingDevOpsDNSDomain MigrationE-mail marketingEmail HandlingFacebook APIFFmpegGitGitHubGoogle AdSense
Google App EngineGoogle AppsGoogle DocsGoogle Maps APIGoogle Places APIGoogle SpreadsheetsHTMLHTML5IndexingInternet researchInterviewingiOS DevelopmentJavaScriptjQueryLinux System AdministrationLucene SearchmailchimpMemcachedMicrosoft SQL Server DevelopmentMongoDBMVCMySQLNginxObject oriented designOOPPayment Gateway IntegrationPayment ProcessingPerlPHPphpMyAdminPostgreSQLProject managementpsd to htmlRedhat AdministrationRegression testingRegular Expressions
RESTRSSScriptingSeleniumSelenium WebDriverSearch Engine OptimizationSkypeSMTPSpreadsheetsSQLSQLiteSubversionSVNSystems DevelopmentTest Automationtwitter apiUbuntuUnit TestingUnix shellVimVPNWeb designWebsite AnalyticsWebsite DevelopmentWebsite PrototypingWebsite WireframingWordPressXMLxml web servicesYouTube APIZend FrameworkWeb DevelopmentAngularJSelasticsearchHubspotAgile
email production/design/development

Awards

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Developer of the year for [you must be logged in to see this link]

Recommendations (3)

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Menno van Ens

Freelance web developer

Jul 25th 2015
S. M. and I have worked together on several web development projects. On each of these projects, his organisational and planning skills have been invaluable to successful on-schedule delivery.

As a developer, S. always has his finger on the pulse of emerging technologies, and he's not afraid to expand his technological comfort zone.

S. is not only a resourceful entrepreneur and a terrific developer, but has also shown himself to be a more than capable team leader.
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K. C.

UX Designer and Strategist / UI Designer and Developer

Jul 23rd 2015
I have had the pleasure of working with S. in several companies and collaborative projects over the course of the past ten years. S. is an extremely motivated, driven, and startup-minded developer who will give his absolute best effort (and then some) in any project or task he takes on.

His technical abilities as a developer are exceptional, with a vast knowledge of many frameworks, environments, and project management tools. S. is always working to expand his professional management capabilities and is eager to mentor younger developers. I would highly recommend S. both professionally and personally.
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Gerald Ko

9Shot Golf Innovations

Jul 23rd 2015
S. is a very talented developer with stellar leadership skills. He is passionate in his craft and is a good mentor to other developers. He sees the big picture and is willing to go the extra mile and rally the team to meet its goals.

During his time at 9Shot Golf he helped us implement a scrum development framework which brought visibility to what we accomplished each week and helped us accelerate our performance. He has a strong business sense and would be invaluable to any team that's working to solve challenging market problems. It's been a pleasure working with S. and I highly recommend him
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