Dan Kozlowski, Web Technologies Developer in Arlington Heights, IL, United States
Dan Kozlowski

Web Technologies Developer in Arlington Heights, IL, United States

Member since July 8, 2019
Dan has been working in technology for 20 years and has worked with many large firms such as Oracle and Accenture, with startups, and at his own business. His latest technology focus has been on eCommerce and full-stack web development and DevOps. During his career, he's had many opportunities to architect and deliver large-scale solutions to clients while staying hands-on with the technology throughout.
Dan is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Xumulus
    Google Analytics, Database Design, Google Cloud, Amazon Aurora...
  • USA Pool Pros
    Google Analytics, Google Cloud, Software Development, Bitbucket, eCommerce...
  • Oracle
    Database Design, IT Business Analysis, Business Analysis...

Experience

Location

Arlington Heights, IL, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Databases, REST, JavaScript, Web Technologies

The most amazing...

...project I've created is my own eCommerce business with open-source software. The experience—from the tech side to all of the business challenges—was awesome!

Employment

  • Architect | Developer | Owner

    2009 - PRESENT
    Xumulus
    • Increased eCommerce conversion rates by 50+ percent and increased sales by 30% by migrating store from Magento 2 to Big Commerce.
    • Led offshore/onshore team through several lifecycle projects developing custom Magento and Big-commerce experiences.
    • Architected several enterprise solutions in both Google Cloud and AWS through successful lifecycle deployments supporting Magento, Oracle WebCenter, and other software packages.
    • Integrated WebCenter Sites and WebCenter content for ADM. Migrated existing website data to Oracle.
    • Integrated the full lifecycle release of a Magento 2 store with Oracle EBS for Rogers and Hollands Jewelry.
    • Worked on full lifecycle Magento 2 deployment and customization for Moon Audio. Started in Magento 2.2.1 and managed through 2.3.1.
    • Built and integrated Magento Warranty Module for a startup integrates to Node/React back-end application via rest and synced and integrated to Magento/NetSuite order fulfillment.
    • Replaced Documentum-based KB for Medicare/Medicade with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content.
    • Grew client web-traffic by 30% over one year by optimizing SEO and page speed performance through Google lighthouse.
    • Oversaw all consulting engagements over a ten-year period.
    Technologies: Google Analytics, Database Design, Google Cloud, Amazon Aurora, IT Business Analysis, Business Analysis, Business Process Analysis, ETL, Data Migration, Software Development, GraphQL, Bitbucket, eCommerce, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Debugging, React, PL/SQL, MySQL, Git, Oracle DBMS, Oracle WebCenter Content, Freelance Developer, Web Development, Redis, Linux, AWS, eCommerce Platforms, Varnish, REST APIs, Test-driven Development (TDD), Magento 2, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Oracle WebCenter Sites, JavaScript, Magento, Oracle WebCenter Portal, JavaScript 5, Elastic, Elasticsearch
  • CTO | Co-owner

    2009 - 2012
    USA Pool Pros
    • Owned and operated an eCommerce business that grew from $0 to $1 million/yr revenue in just three years.
    • Increased AOV by 20% with Magento 1 technology initiatives including the creation of a unique bundling module that allowed the sale of entire pool packages, this increased average AOV, and margins.
    • Managed company development and customer service operations.
    Technologies: Google Analytics, Google Cloud, Software Development, Bitbucket, eCommerce, Data Analysis, Debugging, MySQL, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Git, Oracle DBMS, Web Development, Redis, Linux, eCommerce Platforms, JavaScript, REST, SOAP, Magento, JavaScript 5
  • Technical Architect

    2006 - 2009
    Oracle
    • Served as the lead architect to integrate Oracle solutions with Oracle WebCenter. Technologies included OAM, Oracle ATG, Oracle EBS, Oracle BPEL, Oracle PBM.
    • Interfaced with stakeholders and senior-level management to design solutions to meet customer objectives, while staying within budget.
    • Architected and designed solutions for budgets ranging from $100,000 to $2 million.
    • Trained and mentored consultants on new initiatives.
    • Provided leadership for five-member project team delivery of 1.5 million in services work.
    • Orchestrated, designed, and presented software solutions to customers during scoping and design phases.
    Technologies: Database Design, IT Business Analysis, Business Analysis, Business Process Analysis, ETL, Data Migration, REST APIs, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Debugging, PL/SQL, Java EE, Oracle DBMS, Oracle WebCenter Content, Web Development, Linux, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, Java, Oracle WebCenter Portal
  • Technical Architect

    2002 - 2006
    Support.com
    • Provided pre-and post-sales support to the scope and deliver professional services for deployment of company software.
    • Coordinated and deployed technology to hundreds of thousands of endpoints through client desktop support and help desk teams at major companies.
    • Selected to visit troubled accounts or high-value prospects to secure new business or retain existing clients.
    • Directed enterprise team, managed schedule, delegated assignments to consultants, and partnered with customers to define enterprise work.
    Technologies: IT Business Analysis, Business Analysis, Business Process Analysis, Data Migration, Software Development, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Debugging, Oracle DBMS, Linux, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Basic, ASP
  • Consultant

    2001 - 2002
    Form + Function Consulting
    • Brought on board to sell and implement $1 million Kana CRM project to Columbia House Records.
    • Provided consulting/technical expertise to clients.
    • Headed IT reorganization project process team at ABRN Amro Bank while working to close Columbia House deal.
    Technologies: Database Design, IT Business Analysis, Business Analysis, Business Process Analysis, Data Migration, ASP, Data Engineering, Debugging, Oracle DBMS, Microsoft
  • Manager

    1998 - 2001
    Accenture
    • Tapped to provide process and technical consulting expertise for various initiatives.
    • Aligned with process group and progressed to technical group roles.
    • Led team of five consultants in creation of leading Accenture demonstration used to promote CRM thought leadership to clients.
    • Directed technical delivery of a 30-member team of developers.
    • Trained and mentored junior consultants whose first language was different than mine.
    Technologies: Database Design, IT Business Analysis, Business Analysis, Data Migration, ASP, LAN, Data Engineering, Debugging, PL/SQL, Java EE, Oracle DBMS, Microsoft
  • Computer Specialist

    1994 - 1998
    MFRI
    • Performed database programming for various networking and small applications.
    Technologies: Debugging, Windows, LAN

Experience

  • Leading Healthcare Provider | Oracle Webcenter Architect (Development)

    Oracle WebCenter Architect is a Java-based web content management system running on AWS infrastructure to power 30+ websites for a major healthcare provider.
    I worked on the application team that managed the infrastructure and took the lead development and architecture roles for the large extended development teams (eight teams in total). I created an innovative static publishing and caching system that used Python to extract HTML data from the Oracle system to speed performance from 2-3 second load times to 300 milliseconds. I also managed automation for patching and upgrades across 100+ AWS servers.

  • US Cellular (Development)

    US Cellular needed to replace the dated Documentum-based content management system that powered their intranet and extranet-based agent knowledge portals. Xumulus partnered with the internal IS teams to deliver an innovative solution that leverages Oracle WebCenter sites (OWCS), Oracle WebCenter content (OWCC), and third-party security solutions using both Apache mod_mellon for SAM and Apache mod_auth_kerberos fully integrated to their IAM back end. This allowed external and internal teams to authenticate seamlessly to the new portals. We implemented the Oracle WebCenter sites' 12c platform. The front-end solution was designed to be served off a single OWCS site but used the sites' security context to personalize the site content. Thus, management overhead in creating and managing content across two sites was reduced. Additionally, this allowed for a personalized user experience based on rolls with the organization.

  • Constellation Brands (Development)

    Oracle digital asset management system with various modifications. The system was built with Oracle WebCenter content and had several java-based modifications as well as building custom web-based UIs using REST services and jQuery.

  • Jackson Family Wines (Development)

    As one of the premier wine families with over 60 brands under its umbrella, Jackson Family Wines needed a solution to allow its channel partners to quickly navigate and find all brand assets housed in its Oracle digital asset management system. They needed a solution that would be easy to implement and to leverage the tens of thousands of assets already in its digital asset management system. By using this system API and by implementing special indexing techniques we were able to create a website that allowed users to find assets using faceted search. Allowing users to quickly hone in on the assets that they were looking for, download them and repurpose them in their marketing and customer-focused activities. TheKey is a huge part of bringing their many brands to market.

  • NTWOnline.com Magento to BigCommerce Migration (Development)
    https://ntwonline.com/

    I migrated a website from Magento 2 and fully integrated it with Mail Order Manager (MOM) to Big Commerce. Also, I used Hawksearch to enable search and search filtering. This increased conversion rates post-launch by 90% and page load time by 40%.

  • Major Audiophile Website Magento 2 to BigCommerce Migration (Development)

    I migrated the website from Magento 2 to Bigcommerce while maintaining many custom features from Magento, product attachments, product customizers, and CMS Page customized menus. I also created a new Cornerstone Stencil theme to support the same front end as the Magento store had. Finally, I migrated all products, and page and blog data.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript 5, SQL, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, PHP, JavaScript 6, PHP 7, Java, Visual Basic, Python, GraphQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, REST APIs, BigCommerce API, Google API, Facebook API, Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Oracle WebCenter Content, Git, Bitbucket, Google Analytics, Elastic, Varnish, Jira, Akeneo, GitHub
  • Paradigms

    Database Design, ETL, REST, DevOps, Test-driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test-driven Development (ATDD)
  • Platforms

    Magento, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), BigCommerce, Magento 2, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Java EE, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle WebCenter Portal
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Development, eCommerce
  • Storage

    Elasticsearch, MySQL, Oracle DBMS, Oracle SQL, Google Cloud, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, Google Cloud SQL, Databases, Amazon Aurora, PL/SQL
  • Other

    Web Technologies, Oracle WebLogic Application Server, Debugging, Data Visualization, Data Analysis, Data Engineering, Data Migration, Business Process Analysis, Business Analysis, IT Business Analysis, APIs, Oracle WebCenter Sites, Freelance Developer, Software Development, AWS, LAN, SOAP, BigCommerce Stencil Design, eCommerce Platforms, Agile Deployment
  • Frameworks

    ASP, .NET, Oracle ADF, Angular

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry
    1990 - 1994
    University of Illinois - Illinois

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