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Summary

I am a software engineer developing web and mobile applications, frameworks and services.

I am a creative professional with experience in design.

I am a creative professional with experience in messaging, product management and business analysis.

I am a creative professional with experience in film/video production.

I have the skills to innovate and deliver results that exceed expectations. I have the passion for detail, relentless pursuit of quality and craftsmanship to do truly great work.

Skills

Professional
  • Development for mobile/web applications
  • Framework development
  • Debugging and troubleshooting
  • Unit and integration testing
  • Code review
  • Agile development with Kanban or Scrum
  • User experience and interface design
  • Web design and development
  • Graphic design and motion graphics
  • Film and video production, editing and effects
  • Product and brand messaging
  • Creative copywriting
  • Corporate social media
  • Product management
  • Business analysis and market research
Software

Education

  • fxphd online
  • April 2010

Experience

  • Valstro
  • Senior Software Engineer
    • July 2022 – present
    • New York, N.Y. (remote)
    • Developing the UI of a desktop application in the fintech space
    • Developing a React-based UI
  • Walmart Global Tech
  • Software Engineer III
    • Oct. 2021 – July 2022
    • Bentonville, Ark.
    • Developed a Redux-based framework (Node.js module) serving multiple React JS and React Native point-of-sale client applications and interfacing with specialized hardware
    • Provided API documentation and client training
    • Provided client support, including usage help, troubleshooting, debugging and feature requests
    • Provided guidance, oversight and code review of client inner-sourced user stories
  • Walmart Global Tech
  • Software Engineer II
    • Jan. 2021 – Oct. 2021
    • Bentonville, Ark.
    • Developed a Redux-based framework (Node.js module) serving multiple React JS and React Native point-of-sale client applications and interfacing with specialized hardware
    • Developed frontend user interfaces, frameworks and backend services
  • Walmart Global Tech
  • Associate Software Engineer
    • June 2018 – Jan. 2021
    • Bentonville, Ark.
    • Developed store and customer-facing applications for use in Walmart stores
    • Developed frontend user interfaces and backend services
  • Walmart Inc.
  • Manager II, Store Communications
    • May 2016 – June 2018
    • Bentonville, Ark.
    • Created and delivered Walmart U.S. communications and content that supported initiatives and events
    • Developed communications tailored to assigned business units
    • Developed communication tools and designing user interfaces on the company intranet
    • Ensured business needs are met through communication processes and plans
  • Dell Technologies
  • Product Sr. Analyst – Marketing
    • Nov. 2012 – May 2016
    • Austin, Texas
    • Created marketing materials (presentations, videos, brochures, documents, web content and ads)
    • Providing sales support (sales training, technical help, customer visits)
    • Participated in product development, as well as market research and business analysis
  • Augmentix® Corp.
  • Marcom and Inside Sales Specialist
    • Aug. 2007 – Oct. 2012
    • Austin, Texas
    • Created marketing materials (presentations, videos, brochures, documents, web content and ads)
    • Providing sales support (sales training, technical help, customer visits)
    • Participated in product development, as well as market research and business analysis
  • Harte-Hanks®
  • Executive Customer Relations
    • Sept. 2005 – Nov. 2006
    • Austin, Texas
    • 512-434-1100
    • Provided customer care for Samsung DVD players, home theater systems and camcorders
    • Provided escalation customer call management, as well as technical support and troubleshooting
  • WGVU Public Television
  • Production Assistant
    • Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2005
    • Grand Rapids, Mich.
    • 616-331-6666
    • Operated studio equipment (cameras, lighting, audio equipment, mixer boards)
    • Tended to the needs of studio guests, as well as facilitating the smooth operation of the studio

Projects

  • Point-of-sale Redux Framework
  • Developer
    • Developed a Redux-based framework (Node.js module) serving multiple React JS and React Native point-of-sale client applications and interfacing with specialized hardware
    • Provided an interface for making restful backend service calls
    • Provided API documentation and client training
    • Provided client support, including usage help, troubleshooting, debugging and feature requests
    • Provided guidance, oversight and code review of client inner-sourced user stories
  • Highest Number Problem
  • Developer
    • Personal project
    • February 2019
    • Find two numbers that add up to the given number, such that the product multiplied by the difference produces the largest possible value.
    • Uses a recursive algorithm to find a highly accurate value while minimizing run time
  • Back to School Toolkit 2018
  • Developer and UX Designer
    • A tool for Walmart store associates to get key information for the Back to School season
    • Includes interactive checklists for stores to track key activities throughout the season
    • Provides customized information tailored to each store
  • Merchant Message Page
  • Developer and UX Designer
    • A central page where store associates can access their weekly department newsletter
    • Designed a mobile-responsive, filterable interface that displays a menu of available newsletters
    • Designed 31 custom flat icons for each newsletter
  • U.S. Comms Email Template
  • Developer and UX Designer
    • An HTML template that can be imported from Adobe Dreamweaver into Microsoft Outlook to send mobile-responsive emails that conform to the U.S. Communications team style guide
  • Dell Rugged Command Center
  • UX Designer
    • A control center application installed on the Dell Rugged Tablet that allows users to operate unique rugged hardware features (barcode scanners, etc.) as well as perform common tablet commands
    • Provided the development team with mockups of the user interface and UX flow

Patents

  • Promoting store items using augmented reality gaming applications
    • Issued Oct. 10, 2017
    • us 15/728,952
  • A system and method are provided for promoting store items at a retail environment that electronically pair an augmented-reality gaming application executed on a mobile electronic device with a shopping cart; determine a location of the shopping cart; establishing an electronic communication between the gaming application and the shopping cart during a shopping cart user’s presence in the retail environment; receive data at the mobile electronic device pertaining to a store item promotion in response to determining the location of the shopping cart; and apply information regarding the location of the shopping cart to the gaming application.

Recognition

  • Certificate of Achievement (2001)
  • Imation, National ART Honor Society

Organizations/Hobbies

Leadership Positions
  • Taylor Draper HOA
  • President (2015)
Marathons and Half Marathons

References

Film/Video Credits

Director of Photography
  • Latitude XT2 XFR Flagship Video (Dell) (2009)
  • Tales from the Bench (2009)
  • American Salesman Webisode #2 “Stakeout” (2009)
  • American Salesman Webisode #1 “Man Charm” (2008)
  • Money (Music Video for The Easies) (2007)
  • Night Sick (2006)
  • Rhapsody in Red (2006)
  • Horrocks Farm Market (Television Ad) (2005)
  • The Food Critic (2005)
  • Tattoo (2005)
  • Better Days (2004)
Gaffer
Camera
Electric
Visual Effects
  • Latitude E6420 XFR Flagship Video (Dell) (2011)
  • Latitude XT2 XFR Flagship Video (Dell) (2009)
  • Power Trip (2009)
  • A Film (2004)
Titles and Credits
Editor
DVD production
  • 48 Hour Film Competition: Best of Austin (2007)
  • 16mm2 Production Movies (2005)
  • A Moment of Grace (2004)
Video Production
Acting
  • Friday Night Lights Episode 107 (Extra) (2005)
  • The Little Prince (stage) (as The Little Prince) (1994)