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Jason Miller - Web Developer

  • 2309 Blake St Apt 217
  • Berkeley, CA 94704

Skills

Development Technologies

Ruby on Rails, Rspec, Cucumber, Git. HTML, CSS, SCSS, Coffeescript, and pure Javascript using jQuery and AngularJS. Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL (LAMP stack). Wordpress Plugins and Themes,

Experience

University of Berkeley - ETS Department

Applications Developer | October, 2013 - Present

The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. The Educational Technology Services (ETS) department provides technology services essential to teaching and learning, including the CalCentral portal website, and the bCourses learning management system powered by Instructure's Canvas.

Acted as primary developer on the bSpace replacement project, implementing tools and solutions for its replacement - bCourses.

All contributions visible via public Github repository for ets-berkeley-edu/calcentral, full stack development involving Ruby on Rails 4 and AngularJS 1.3.15.

Responsibilities/Accomplishments include:
Developed LTI Tools to integrate Student Information System (SIS) data into workflows such as:
  • Official Course Site Creation and Modification
  • Campus specific Grade Exporting
  • Manual Enrollment Addition with Directory Search
  • Project Site Creation
Engineered solution for incremental updates to users and course enrollments based on differences between campus and LMS data due to lack of incremental querying in existing SIS systems.

Kabam

Ruby on Rails Web Developer | February, 2012 - June 2013 (16 months)

Kabam is an interactive entertainment company that creates free-to-play games for social networks, designed to appeal to the growing number of serious gamers and game enthusiasts who are also engaged in social networks.

Internal Tool Development
Created Rails 3 application purposed with making dynamic requests to game systems for promotional purposes. Utilized test driven development approach using Rspec and Cucumber. Dynamic user targeting interface using jQuery/Coffeescript. Developed API interface for game systems as Rails 2 and Rails 3 engines, supplied via two separate Ruby gems. Aided heavily in project planning and specifications. Devised specifications for internationalized content provided by European staff, though not implemented.
Back-end Game Development
Contributed bug fixes and features to Dragons of Atlantis game system. Included refactoring of existing tool used to reward players for in-game contest participation, and tracking of troop statistic modifications applied during battles (for purpose of display in Battle Report). Provided high level overviews and guides for several sub-systems. Updated developer workstation setup guide, documented deployment procedures, and contributed many overviews of several sub-systems.

Agent Formula

Ruby on Rails Web Developer | July, 2011 - February 2012 (7 months)

Agent Formula provides an internet marketing system to the Las Vegas real estate market consisting of a website, drip email marketing, and social network integration.

Responsibilities/Accomplishments include:
Real Estate Data Import/Normalization
Real Estate Property Search powered by Sphinx Search
Drip Email Marketing sub-system
Wordpress MU integration with Rails
Upgrade from Ruby on Rails 2.3 to 3.1.3
Customer Service and Technical Support
Facebook Page Integration

iHomefinder.com

Technical Support Representative | May 14, 2009 - July 2011 (2 years)

iHomefinder is the leading national provider of online property search technology and MLS (Multiple Listing Service) data for real estate websites.

Responsibilities/Accomplishments include:
Customer Service and Technical Support
Built custom tools and handled migration from RT ticket tracking system to Kayako Helpdesk using custom PHP scripting
Provided documentation for support purposes
Created screencasts using Camtasia and Screenflow software
Aided with marketing materials for resellers / partners
Minor bug fixes with ColdFusion back-end

Self Employed

PHP / Ruby on Rails Developer | August 2008 - May 2009 (9 months)

Contract work through Atlas Web Development - http://www.atlaswebdev.com/

Smallbusinessadvocate.com
Development w/ Ruby on Rails using Git repository & Capistrano deployment
Provided integration between Rails application and remote CGI/Perl audio editting interface
Created Content Management System (CMS)
Implemented FCKeditor for WYSIWYG functionality
Javascript character count for form fields
RSS/Podcast feeds
Sphinx search daemon integration via ThinkingSphinx plugin
Personal Briefcase (user bookmarking of site pages)
Login form drop down effect with Scriptaculous
301 Redirects for SEO purposes
Implemented widgets and Google gadget
15hole.com
Created custom Wordpress theme (HTML/CSS) from Photoshop file
Integrated Javascript/JQuery driven Gallerific photo gallery with customizations
Custom Wordpress e-Commerce plugin
Doorcomponentsllc.com
Design implementation via HTML/CSS layout
Custom Gallerific photo gallery implementation
Extensive image processing via Photoshop
Javascript/JQuery based navigation and location search

Minor contributions to WineQ.com, Particled.com, SageBrushTech.com, MyDesignSecrets.com, StephenHicks.org

HostDime.com, Inc.

Support Manager / Sr. Web Developer | September 2004 - September 2008 (4 years)

HostDime.com, Inc. is a web hosting company specializing in Linux and Windows based hosting solutions, with 100+ employees operating from Orlando, FL. I acted as a customer service and technical support manager, web developer, and system administrator.

While employed with HostDime I was able to increase the depth of my understanding from simply PHP/MySQL development to the full LAMP stack.

Responsibilities/Accomplishments include:
Customer Service and Technical Support Training and Documentation
Development of policies and procedures
Implementing configuration standards, thus increasing service stability
Planning and coordination of software updates to 300+ live servers, resulting in zero complications
Implementation and administration of 10 systems responsible for shared/reseller/domain (Modernbill, WHM-AP, AWBS) accounting and payment processing
Implementation of backend tools, using PHP/MySQL, which integrated all systems in use (Modernbill, AWBS, Kayako eSupport, cPanel/WHM) as well as maintenance tools to maintain database integrity

GreatInsuranceJobs.com / OrlandoJobs.com

ASP/MS-SQL Developer | March 2004 - September 2004 (7 months)

OrlandoJobs.com / GreatInsuranceJobs.com

Implemented new website application based on existing codebase - http://www.greatinsurancerecruiters.com/. Provided documentation, debugging, and implementation of minor features.

Devereux

Technical Support | September 2003 - March 2004 (7 months)

Provided on-site technical support for 20+ locations in the Central Florida region. Support included Win98 and WinXP workstations in a Novell Netware environment, Groupwise, and various Java database applications. Provided documentation for various resources and solutions as needed.

APG Media Group

Lead Developer | September 2002 - August 2003 (1 year)

Consulted on design and functional specifications. Implemented PHP/MySQL content management system for a music entertainment directory website.

Convergys

Tier 2 DSL Technical Support | August 2002 - September 2002 (2 months)

Provided phone support for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and dial-up connectivity for SBC Global customers.

MPInet.net / Volaris Online

Level 2 Technical Support | June 2000 - August 2002 (2+ years)

Provided phone support for dial-up internet access, with troubleshooting of web and email issues. Developed widely used employee resource website with screenshots, dial-up numbers, server addresses, etc.

Interests

  • Music (Cubase, Ableton Live, guitar, bass, keyboard, drum sequencing)
  • Psychology / Spirituality
  • Hiking

References

References made available by request.