Hi! My name is Jay. I am have been in software development / web development professionally for over 10 years. My passion for writing code and creating cool things on the web started in the late 90's in high school.
A lot has changed since then and I have kept up with the latest web technologies. My roles on projects range from architect to engineer and often times I am the one teaching junior and mid-level engineers the architecture and standards for maintenance and future implementations. I approach problem solving in a product-minded way. 1-off solutions are my biggest pet peeve.
Myers Media Group, LLC
PHP has been my bread and butter for years... since php3! I write to the current PSR standards and love object oriented platforms.
I have extensive experience using css preprossesors such as SCSS and LESS. At a previous job, I completed dozens of PSD to WP themes using modern HTML and CSS. We used Gulp and Grunt build tools.
I have experience writing RESTful APIs and microservices using Swagger, Wordpress API, and other PHP development platforms. As a for-fun project I am working on an RESTful api for alcohol data (spirits). The API will have a CakePHP backend and will be open source.
More recenly I have relied heavily on several AWS service like S3, EC2, Glue, Athena for an internal data pipeline project. We use the PHP and JS AWS SDKs as well as the BOTO3 library for Python.
I am well versed in modern development ecosystems and paradigms. I use Vagrant, Docker, gulp, grunt, and other build and CI tools on a daily basis. In addition, I have extensive experience using Git & SVN, Composer, NPM and Yarn.
Currently I am a contractor for Nike, Inc. I am a senior engineer working on the SNKRS/Bootroom codebase. Day to day I work with React/Redux and node.js and am good with navigating complex routing and cdn architectures. I add a unique element to teams and always have a positive impact on team dynamics.
Projects I work on at Nike, Inc.:
Here are some of the projects I did:
For a few years, I was the lead developer for a small property management company. My responsibilities include the development and maintenance of the company website. Which includes a front facing website as well as a management application.
I was on the 5 year plan. Studied Mechanical Engineering the first 3 years and realized it wasn’t for me. So switched to Finance and finished the curriculum in 2 years. All of my coding is self taught. Started as a hobby and was able to make my passion, my career.