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Work Experience

Jun 2018Present

Senior Web Engineer & Acting Web Manager

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
  • Co-managed IT web team for $1B company with 1 other team lead
    • Lead ecommerce initiatives contributing to 20+% YOY growth in web order revenue in 2018
    • Managed/mentored/educated 2 direct reports (1 at a time)
    • Assisted VP of IT with executive tasks (CAPEX quantification, contractor and vendor selection)
    • Lead collaboration with software vendors and satellite offices
  • Served as go-to company expert for scalable solutions, web services, DevOps, CSS, SQL
  • Planned and implemented frontend and backend website improvements, including:
    • Third-party integrations (product reviews, product configurator, credit card authorization)
    • Pagespeed improvement (CSS minification, JS deferral, dynamic image compression)
    • Spam prevention (Google reCAPTCHA v3)
  • Tested and launched 4 vendor-produced, cross-platform mobile apps
Aug 2014Jun 2018

Web Engineer

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
  • Delivered key pieces and managed successful deployment of $2M web platform overhaul
  • Increased mobile revenue by 100+% ($30k+/mo) by developing and deploying mobile experience for existing web applications in 3 weeks
  • Consistently and quickly solved problems others could not (application latency, scale, logistics)
  • Created new sales channel using enterprise barcode scanners and mobile web app for checkout
Sep 2012Aug 2014

DevOps, Testing, & Release Engineer

Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Reduced time required for code releases by 80+%
  • Covered 90+% of web code with unit and browser-automation tests
  • Architected and configured distributed, scalable enterprise web environments, totaling 50+ servers
Jul 2012Aug 2012

Programmer & Efficiency Analyst

American Physician Institute
  • Improved efficiency of several common workflows by 50+% by automating with VBA macros
Aug 2011May 2012

Instructor's Assistant

Illinois State University
  • Selected as sole teaching assistant to ISU's lead web developer
  • Succeeded in graduate-level role as undergraduate
  • Overhauled and maintained university websites
  • Created 20+ web development tutorial videos
Mar 2011Aug 2011

PHP Programmer

Illinois State University
  • Wrote PHP/MySQL/JS applications to facilitate and process psychology surveys for university staff
  • Delivered all requirements on time and under budget
Dec 2009Present

Freelance Full-Stack Developer

Independent
  • Created personal and small business websites
  • Example: Lee Kix Percussions - leekix.com

Education

20082012

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Web Application Development Sequence

Illinois State University
  • Winner of Programming Design Pattern Challenge - Object-Oriented System Development course
    • Wrote Java code to convert MySQL scripts to Oracle scripts using Transformer pattern
    • Selected by instructor as sole winner among 30+ students
  • Guest Speaker - Website Development Using ASP.NET course
    • Explained inner-workings of School of Information Technology website to students

Volunteer Experience

Mar 2017Present

Lead Community Outreach Coordinator

Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
  • Lead team of 20+ in planning and promoting quarterly volunteer activities across 5 US locations 
  • Transitioned team to web-based systems, expanding reach and improving efficiency
  • See LinkedIn profile for impact on local communities