Jay Johnston

Jay Johnston

Nashville, United States
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Jay Johnston

Jay Johnston

Nashville, United States
Member since November 6, 2013
Coding HTML, CSS and JS since his armed forces days in 1997, Jay's experience in adapting web technology to meet customer needs is extensive. He enjoys bringing value to clients via e-commerce solutions, legacy integrations, and optimized PHP and JavaScript driven applications.
Jay is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Adobe Photoshop, 15 years
  • LAMP, 13 years
  • PHP, 10 years
  • jQuery, 8 years
  • WordPress, 7 years
  • Authorize.net, 7 years
  • AJAX, 7 years
Nashville, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Apache, MySQL/Memcached, VIM, Git
The most amazing...
...success I've enjoyed is reducing server errors while serving on the Architecture and Compliance board with NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center.
Employment
  • Web Developer
    A/R Concepts
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Stabilized legacy software.
    Technologies: Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP, jQuery
  • Web Developer
    Tactick
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Took legacy code and brought it into an MVC pattern proprietary framework by encapsulating existing code structures.
    Technologies: Linux, Apache, MySQL, MariaDB, PHP, jQuery, WordPress
  • Contract Web Developer
    Mlily USA
    2009 - 2016
    • Implemented a highly customized order management system.
    • Provided consulting to stakeholders marketing and web marketing strategies.
    • Photoshopped marketing photos to prepare them for print and web.
    • Created a style order management system using Twitter Bootstrap and custom CSS.
    • Developed a ledgering system for tracking customer payment accounts.
    • Synchronized two PHP/Smarty/jQuery model-view-controller (MVC) systems such that they swap out modules.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Contract Web Developer
    The Bed Boss
    2008 - 2016
    • Created an eCommerce site with product management capability.
    • Implemented an order management system.
    • Devised a method to display dynamic products in a client side widget that is distributable.
    • Maintained PCI compliance.
    • Styled a site's HTML/CSS from designer brand guidelines and imagery.
    • Maintained responsive design elements to fit a prescribed list of devices from 320px to 1900px+ and responded within 2 hours to all comments and feedback from UX testing.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Contract Web Developer
    Redstone Chiropractic
    2004 - 2016
    • Maintained site hosting and responded to minor, ongoing client needs.
    • Created an information portal for back pain support.
    • Implemented a content management administrative area for portal management.
    • Trained a small business owner in portal information updating methodology.
    • Created icons, themes, and the style of the site.
    • Stood by for critical issues and consulting calls between 9am and 9pm CST.
    Technologies: Linux Bash, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Web Developer, Server Consultant
    Music Professor
    2014 - 2015
    • Remained available for super quick fixes.
    • Updated small, visually concerning and/or just plain wrong elements.
    • Conducted server maintenance, including log research and minor forensics after outages and reported to client.
    • Suggested monitoring and hosting options/services.
    • Provided the best service as quickly as possible while maintaining a professional foot forward to the public at all costs.
    Technologies: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, CodeIgniter, jQuery, Jasny Bootstrap, Less, Compass, Grunt, Modernizer
  • Web Developer, Server Consultant
    Recruiters-Edge.com
    2014 - 2015
    • Maintained a smoothly running site and prevented site overload issues at all costs.
    • Developed/consulted on Google API for SMTP authentication and PHP mail delivery via that API.
    • Upgraded/consulted the Linux/Apache Webserver (1) and second Linux server (2) for the MariaDB.
    • Placed a maintenance message on the login screen reminding users starting at least 48 hours in advance of any scheduled maintenance and performed that maintenance after 12:30 am CST with a roll-back time of 3:00 am CST.
    • Maintained a Git source repository along with a staging site that is hosted on identical hardware and can be used as a remote from master running in production to accomplish simple merging for source upgrades and patches.
    Technologies: Linux, Apache, MySQL, MariaDB, PHP5, JavaScript, jQuery, SMTP via PHP, cUrl, Cron jobs in PHP
  • Contract Web Developer
    Modern Essentials
    2013 - 2014
    • Implemented a presentation layer (graphics, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript).
    • Finalized responsive design while solving specific customer needs regarding display elements.
    • Set up Linux server, Apache virtual host configurations, and DNS records.
    • Created a highly customized content management framework in PHP5.
    • Coded on a highly customized order management system using PHP5.
    Technologies: Linux Bash, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Senior PHP Developer
    ICGLink (Internet Consulting Group), Inc
    2008 - 2014
    • Quoted modules and applications for clients.
    • Guided clients to solutions for business challenges.
    • Teamed with creative elements of the company to produce dynamic, template driven sites.
    • Developed web applications in PHP and ColdFusion.
    • Provided group PHP5 skill development sessions to company developers.
    Technologies: Linux Bash, PHP, ColdFusion, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Development Manager
    Iostudio, LLC
    2013 - 2013
    • Managed 8 reports: 7 in house, 3 senior roles, 1 local contractor.
    • Assisted the development director with Agile implementation.
    • Disseminated creative direction to developers.
    • Supported self-managing scrum teams.
    • Championed Dale Carnegie leadership training to aid with assertive communications in the workplace.
    • Edited PHP and JavaScript code.
    • Bought donuts.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Director of Engineering
    Moontoast, LLC
    2012 - 2013
    • Managed 15 reports: 5 in house, senior roles, 10 outsourced roles in India, Phillipines, and Mexico.
    • Oversaw and facilitated continued PCI DSS Compliance (Level 1).
    • Raised team and company morale through servant leadership and camaraderie.
    • Worked with the CTO and VP of Engineering to manage company spend for human and infrastructure resources.
    • Monitored Amazon Web Services (AWS), Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) auto-scaling web server.
    • Assigned technical leads to forward looking workstreams.
    • Developed Magento integration for delivery of Facebook posted eCommerce orders running within clients of the Moontoast CMS.
    Technologies: Linux Bash, PHP, MySQL, Javascript
  • WordPress Developer
    Charity Dreams
    2012 - 2012
    • Created a full checkout mechanism using Stripe.
    • Included custom templates for every type of post and custom-post-type.
    • Used Advanced Custom Fields plugin to store custom data entry fields on a per custom-post and regular post type basis.
    • Used basic web methodologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
    • Coded some jQuery sliders driven from custom post, postmeta data.
    • Helped implement a framed up site from an Italian startup and assisted as a monitor for various performances indicators and reported these to the client.
    Technologies: WordPress, Advanced Custom Fields
  • NASA Contractor, Marshall Space Flight Center
    BG Smith
    2006 - 2008
    • Served as a member of the Architecture and Compliance board.
    • Designed, developed, implemented, and maintained numerous internal and external NASA and MSFC web sites in PHP and ColdFusion.
    • Integrated NASA Agency level authentication via Lightweight Active Directory Protocol (LDAP) and "eAuthentication" methods.
    • Configured Apache on MSFC development, staging, and production web servers.
    • Automated and maintained MSFC self-signed and Entrust-signed SSL certificate creation and installation process.
    Technologies: Linux Bash, PHP, ColdFusion, MySQL, JavaScript
  • Data Coordinator, Linux Admin, and PHP Developer
    Bridium
    2003 - 2006
    • Supported the missions of facilitating workers' compensation claims' data transfers.
    • Maintained ClaimPort, the main data transfer network by administering RedHat, Apache, Informix SQL, and Perl/JavaScript codebase.
    • Automated business needs using shell scripts, batch files, and PHP scripts.
    • Provided web site outage response (on call around the clock, 365 days per year).
    • Received promotion from technical support (Data Coordinator) to admin and developer positions.
    Technologies: Linux Bash, Perl, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript
Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, PHP, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Bash Script
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Authorize.net, Youtube API, cURL, Google API, Amazon API, Stripe, FedEx API, Facebook API, FusionCharts, Facebook Ads API, Backbone.js, SQLite, Google Maps, Facebook Open Graph API, Doctrine, DHL API
  • Paradigms
    AJAX, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Scrum, Agile Software Development, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Service-oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Platforms
    LAMP, Linux, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, Mac OS X, MS-DOS, Windows Server, WordPress, XAMMP, Flash, Unix
  • Misc
    AWS EC2, PCI Compliance, ANSI X.12, BIND9
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Symfony
  • Tools
    Charles, MacVim, Apache, OmniGraffle, Vim, Redmine, Git, GitHub, Gimp, Basecamp, Adobe Photoshop, OpenCart, GitLab, Git flow
  • Storage
    SQL Server, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Memcached, Oracle, IBM Informix
Education
  • Masters of Science degree in Management of Information Systems
    University of Alabama in Huntsville - Huntsville, AL, USA
    2001 - 2004
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management
    Oakwood College - Huntsville, AL, USA
    1999 - 2001
  • Associates of Arts degree in General Curriculum
    University of Maryland, Asian Pacific Division - South Korean
    1995 - 1997
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