Johnmicah Potter, Web Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States
Johnmicah Potter

Web Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States

Member since September 13, 2017
Bank of America, Red Ventures, and Lowe’s are just a few of the companies that Johnmicah has worked at. He has 12 years of experience building web applications from not only both the front and back ends but also the platform and infrastructure sides. Johnmicah is passionate about performance, automation, and containerization. Johnmicah is also capable of fitting into and improving an existing environment or building a new one from the ground up.
Johnmicah is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • TIAA
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Angular, React...
  • Red Ventures
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, C#, PHP, Go, Continuous Delivery (CD)...
  • Bank of America
    Performance Engineering, Spring Boot, Java, REST, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js

Experience

Location

Charlotte, NC, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Rancher, Ubuntu, Slack, IntelliJ IDEA, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've ever led was the 2015 Lowes.com redesign and migration to Adobe Experience Manager.

Employment

  • Senior IT Architect

    2018 - PRESENT
    TIAA
    • Led a team of five architects which included researching, documenting, communicating, and unifying the application architecture and development standards across all of their respective teams.
    • Developed an internal continuous integration tool that pulls, builds, and deploys various project prototypes and tools being created by the development teams.
    • Created a new asset build and deployment strategy for all lower environments using docker container builds and internal CDN servers.
    • Built and released the first-ever PWA/service-worker strategy at TIAA.
    • Developed an internal image optimization tool that crawled a domain on a schedule in search of images. It would report back details of images including the savings it could have if optimized. It would also automatically optimize five types of images.
    • Led research and POC projects regularly for concepts such as PWC, Micro Frontends, Co-browse, and more.
    • Maintained all servers that housed my communities internal tools and conducted an AWS migration of all related servers.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Angular, React, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Linux, Docker, Laravel
  • Senior Platform Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Red Ventures
    • Led a team of five platform engineers which included training them about new tech, skills, and techniques; held individual one-on-one meetings and served as a scrum master through standups, sprint planning, and retrospectives.
    • Maintained a Rancher environment that housed many applications using a variety of technologies including PHP, Go, Node.js, Java, and C#.
    • Developed a strategy that unified the CI/CD process for hundreds of applications with varying tech stacks.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, C#, PHP, Go, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Bamboo, Jenkins, Linux, Terraform, AWS, Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker
  • Senior JavaScript Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Bank of America
    • Led the team that migrated the auto loans portion of BankofAmerica.com to a static site as well as generating the RESTful strategy.
    • Integrated JavaScript performance auditing through a module inheritance modal that enabled on-demand JavaScript function performance monitoring across BankofAmerica.com.
    • Led and trained a team of front-end application developers.
    • Organized pair programming, code reviews, training, and team meetings.
    Technologies: Performance Engineering, Spring Boot, Java, REST, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js
  • Infrastructure Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Lowe's
    • Architected strategies for Adobe AEM and Node.js multi-data-center environments, deployments, networking, and disaster recovery.
    • Conducted frequent interviews and built and led a new team to support new AEM and Node.js infrastructure.
    • Enhanced the performance of Lowes.com through building the infrastructure to migrate product pages out of WebSphere Commerce and into Node.js.
    Technologies: PostgreSQL, Node.js, Adobe AEM, F5 Networks, Atlassian Suite, Puppet, Bash, VMware vSphere, Red Hat Linux
  • Software Engineer | Technical Lead

    2012 - 2015
    Lowe's
    • Streamlined the development process for AEM developers and laid a foundation for a mobile-first adaptive/responsive strategy using Adobe AEM.
    • Pioneered a way for developers to make uniformed service calls across multiple applications by developing Node.js modules that standardized the way Lowes.com makes RESTful API calls.
    • Developed a local environment for Lowes.com developers that brought together services, WebSphere, mobile web, Adobe AEM, and static assets into one large vagrant environment; also completed it with admin panel configurations and monitoring built-in.
    • Trained teams of front-end developers on using Java J2EE and Adobe Experience Manager in preparation for redesigning Lowes.com on Adobe AEM.
    Technologies: MySQL, PHP, Jenkins, AIX, Linux, Adobe AEM, Java, Grunt, Node.js
  • Front-end Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Lowe's
    • Implemented a continuous integration model for front-end assets that automated production deployments while decreasing the need for on-call developers.
    • Eliminated unnecessary redundant manual testing by integrating automated tests via Saucelabs; ultimately refocusing the QA team on critical feature testing.
    • Developed internal tools to that allowed UX partners to test out individual features independently rather than having to wait for them to come together in an environment.
    • Create a Lowe's branded version of Eclipse that encapsulated Lowe's development specific tools which gave developers the ability to build code directly from their IDE exactly how the build servers would.
    • Developed the front end for the portion of Lowes.com associated with a "MyLowe's Card."
    Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Web Developer

    2008 - 2011
    Masonite International
    • Developed interactive product configurators used by Home Depot and Lowe's.
    • Developed localization solution that allowed product configuration catalogs to be used in English, French, and Spanish.
    • Conducted learning sessions at home improvement store corporate headquarters to train IT employees on new software releases.
    Technologies: C, Visual Basic, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Experience

  • ContentLaunch Web App (Development)
    http://app.contentlaunch.com

    ContentLaunch is a Laravel/Vue.js-based application used to plan, create, collaborate on, and release content to websites and social media outlets.

    I was the lead full-stack developer on this project and organized work efforts across a dispersed team with members in California, North Carolina, Brazil, and Croatia. The project uses Stripe for its payments system and has multiple third-party API integrations for features such as content ordering and topic generating. It also integrates with Google Docs, Dropbox, WordPress, and all social media sites to enable importing and deploying content.

  • 2015 Lowes.com Redesign (Development)
    http://www.lowes.com

    Lowes.com is an online home improvement eCommerce site. In 2015, I led the mid-to-front-end migration away from a WebSphere monolithic application to delivering pages using a blend of Node.js, Adobe AEM, and back-end service layers.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Sass, Less, Java, Groovy, C++, Visual Basic, C, Bash, Go, C#
  • Platforms

    Docker, Red Hat Linux, Rancher, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS, Ubuntu, AIX, Kubernetes
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Development
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, CakePHP, Spring Boot, Angular
  • Libraries/APIs

    Vue.js, REST APIs, Node.js, React
  • Tools

    Vagrant, Jenkins, Bamboo, IntelliJ IDEA, Slack, Grunt, VMware vSphere, Puppet, Atlassian Suite, Terraform, Nginx, Apache
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    AWS, Networking, Certified Scrum Master, Adobe AEM, F5 Networks, Performance Engineering
  • Paradigms

    Agile, REST, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Science
    2006 - 2008
    FMU | Florida Memorial University - Brandon, FL, United States

Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Master
    FEBRUARY 2015 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Red Hat Certified Administrator
    FEBRUARY 2015 - PRESENT
    Red Hat

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