Dewayne Johnson, RESTful APIs Developer in Williamstown, KY, United States
Dewayne Johnson

RESTful APIs Developer in Williamstown, KY, United States

Member since June 20, 2020
Dewayne is a professional PHP and JavaScript developer with 20 years of IT experience specializing in WordPress, Laravel, Shopify, Node.js, React as well as custom web application development. He's able to provide a flawless freelance experience, combining excellent understanding, great communication, and speedy delivery.
Dewayne is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Williamstown, KY, United States

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Chrome, Windows, MacOS, Asana, Slack

The most amazing...

...thing I have developed is an eCommerce platform called Save This Life which has 30 million registrations and makes over $3,000 in sales per day.

Employment

  • CTO

    2020 - PRESENT
    DecoratorsBest, LLC
    • Developed retailer product management portal with Django framework.
    • Managed and handled daily and weekly backlogs in the supplier management system.
    • Upgraded the Shopify front-end from 1.0 to 2.0. Rebranded the front end.
    Technologies: Python, Django, Shopify, RESTful APIs, AWS, MySQL, PHP
  • Senior Front End Developer

    2021 - 2022
    ASCD
    • Tracked and fixed website front-end backlogs in Jira.
    • Implemented storybook, unit testing, lint and prettier, and automated workflows on the Next.js app.
    • Refactored tens of components, page elements, and test suites.
    Technologies: Next.js, Tailwind CSS, React, Jest
  • Head IT Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Save This Life
    • Built and maintained the company's customer service portal, which is used by more than 60 customer service representatives to create, modify, and manage customer accounts.
    • Built the system that is used to track and manage the company's various pet microchip products and membership subscriptions.
    • Completely restructured the company's online sales structures and built the new system on Shopify to increase click-through rates and completed sales.
    Technologies: APIs, WordPress, Shopify, MongoDB, Redux, React, Node.js
  • Senior Web and eCommerce Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Panda Mony Toy Brands, LLC
    • Collaborated with the president, CTO, and designers to build and maintain a successful eCommerce site.
    • Upgraded the site's brands and optimized the conversion rates to a record high level by focusing on WordPress and Shopify.
    • Automated the third-party platform integrations, customer relationship management, and user referral program by Aweber database and APIs.
    Technologies: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Optimization, APIs, XML, JavaScript, Liquid, PHP, WordPress, Shopify
  • Senior Web Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Nuzest
    • Worked with the CEO and CTO of NuZest USA to optimize the conversion rates of the Shopify website.
    • Managed updates, troubleshooting, and made improvements as needed.
    • Customized the theme and third-party integration, and built a variety of front-end pages.
    • Implemented a customer referral program and expanded the sale volume.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Liquid, Shopify, Web Development, Web UX Design, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics
  • Senior Software Engineer | System Administrator

    2017 - 2018
    NICABM
    • Worked with the institute's president to build an educational eCommerce website used by clinical professionals.
    • Implemented the system where the clinical professionals can purchase various educational materials and login to the site to earn CE/CME credits.
    • Worked on search engine optimization and doubled the site traffic.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), JavaScript, PHP, Nginx, Apache, Linux
  • Senior JavaScript Application Developer

    2015 - 2018
    AssociationSuccess.org
    • Worked with the CTO and business manager to build an online, interactive membership and seminar platform.
    • Implemented multiple paid membership levels allowing access to a variety of products, information, and features according to subscription level.
    • Added one of the highlights of the site. Made it possible to have real-time online seminars, allowing multiple presenters to present to hundreds of attendees.
    • Built out an interactive chat box that allows attendees and presenters to discuss and share during the presentations.
    Technologies: JavaScript, WordPress, REST APIs
  • Front-end Developer

    2015 - 2016
    PocketSuite
    • Worked directly with the CTO and marketing director to upgrade the UI/UX of the website.
    • Mapped out the desired “click flow” and sales process to create a very efficient, effective, and engaging site.
    • Doubled the download rate of their business application.
    • Continuously maintained and upgraded the front-end aesthetics and implemented the UI/UX best practices.
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress

Experience

  • Next.js Development
    https://ascd.org

    A Next.js web application. A passionate community of life-changing educators. Integrates with Shopify/Snipcart eCommerce system. Used Contentful CMS for a content management system. Used TailwindCSS for a CSS library.

  • Shopify Website for a Protein Company
    https://nuzest-usa.com

    A Shopify-based eCommerce website for a clean lean protein company.
    I provided full-stack development for eight months. My role was to optimize the conversion rates of the site, manage updates, troubleshoot when issues occur, and make improvements where needed.

  • Custom PHP Applications for a Toy Brands Company
    https://pandamony.toys

    As a part-time contractor for Panda Mony Toy Brands, LLC., I was responsible for the company's website development and other IT management roles. Also, I have created several PHP quizzes, PHP-based interactive landing pages, and a referral program integrated with the AWeber API.

  • Pet Microchip and Recovery System
    https://savethislife.com

    A Shopify-based eCommerce website for a pet microchip and recovery system. As the IT head manager and full-stack web developer, I have built and maintained the site to optimize the conversion rate and expand the sales volume to a higher level.

  • The #1 YouTube Optimization and Brand Suitability Platform
    https://pixability.com

    The #1 Youtube optimization and brand suitability platform. Period.
    I was a UI designer and developer. Working directly with the president, I have created and re-designed great UI components as well as optimized the UX and site speed.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, PHP, HTML5, CSS, HTML, Python, C++, Perl, Java, XML
  • Frameworks

    Django, Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Angular, Laravel, Chrome, Redux, Jest
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, REST APIs, jQuery, Node.js, React Redux, Vue, Liquid, Shopify API
  • Platforms

    Shopify, WordPress, MacOS, Windows, Linux
  • Other

    UI Development, Material Design, PSD to HTML, User Interface (UI), Google SEO, Shell Scripting, APIs, Optimization, Web Development, Google Tag Manager, RESTful APIs, AWS, Storybook, ESLint, Prettier, Ajax
  • Tools

    AWeber, Shopify Plus, Zapier, Slack, Asana, Apache, Nginx, Google Analytics
  • Paradigms

    UI Design, UX Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web UX Design
  • Storage

    MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    1987 - 1991
    Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, Kentucky
  • Master's Degree in Information Technology
    1985 - 1987
    Lexington Community College - Lexington, Kentucky

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