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Jonathan Serle

Jonathan Serle

Chicago, IL, United States
Member since July 24, 2014
Jonathan is a highly motivated developer and architect with a unique edge: his communication skills and ability to understand software projects from the top-down. His experience has taken him through a wide range of development environments, from the startup to the Fortune 500.
Jonathan is now available for hire
  • JS Technology Solutions, Inc.
    SQL + NoSQL, ORM, REST, SOAP, RPC, API, PHP, MVC Frameworks, JS, SQL, Java...
    PHP, Zend Framework, MySQL, jQuery, Smarty, CentOS, Memcached, Facebook API...
  • OpticsPlanet Inc.
    PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Zend Framework, Doctrine, APIs, Trac, SVN, CentOS, Ubuntu
  • PHP, 8 years
  • SQL, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Zend Framework, 6 years
  • Doctrine 2, 3 years
  • AngularJS, 2 years
Chicago, IL, United States
Preferred Environment
OS X, PHPStorm, Git
The most amazing...
...project I've worked on was a world-wide product engineering and testing platform.
  • Principal
    JS Technology Solutions, Inc.
    2010 - PRESENT
    • Created a web app for a Fortune 500 electronics company for global reliability and engineering teams.
    • Built automated sales/fulfillment for a ticket broker with over $5M in annual sales.
    • Developed features and modules for a market-research CRM platform.
    • Programmed a web-based ad network management dashboard for a large financial company.
    • Devised multiple software solutions for the healthcare industry.
    Technologies: SQL + NoSQL, ORM, REST, SOAP, RPC, API, PHP, MVC Frameworks, JS, SQL, Java, TDD, Angular, Bootstrap, jQuery, Bower, Git, SVN, Mercurial, Performance, Deployment, Telephony, Atlassian Suite, Data Modeling
  • Lead Developer
    2010 - 2012
    • Managed a 5-developer team through beta and public launch.
    • Developed code architecture and built 3rd-party API integrations.
    • Deployed to a 10-node cluster with read-slaves and aggressive caching.
    • Conducted interviews, led code/performance reviews, and developed standards.
    • Managed timelines and worked with the executive team to prioritize features and releases.
    Technologies: PHP, Zend Framework, MySQL, jQuery, Smarty, CentOS, Memcached, Facebook API, Trac, SVN
  • Software Engineer
    OpticsPlanet Inc.
    2009 - 2010
    • Built a product specification system used to categorize items on a website.
    • Created sales reports and analytics tools for the marketing team.
    • Built workflow tools for sales and compliance teams.
    • Worked with user teams to develop specs.
    • Implemented JS/AJAX coding standards and plugins.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Zend Framework, Doctrine, APIs, Trac, SVN, CentOS, Ubuntu
  • Developer
    Walgreens Call Centers
    2008 - 2009
    • Optimized custom CRM and modules, supporting a 1500+ call center staff.
    • Built a push notification system for outbound phone campaigns.
    • Created a real-time stats dashboard for call center management.
    • Coordinated requirements and planning meetings with multiple departments.
    • Improved the call center notification system involving escalation of customer service issues based on organizational hierarchy.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, vTiger CRM, AJAX
  • Languages
    SQL, PHP, JavaScript, Stored Procedure, HTML5, CSS, C#, Java
  • Frameworks
    Laravel 5, Spring, Fat-Free Framework, Laravel, PHPUnit, Zend Framework, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Symfony 2
  • Libraries/APIs
    API Development, Twilio API, Laravel Elixir, Restangular, PHPMailer, MailChimp API, Doctrine 2, JDBC, MooTools, Facebook SDK, MyBatis, jQuery UI, API, Underscore.js, Mustache, Facebook API, jQuery
  • Tools
    Subversion (SVN), Gulp.js, PhpStorm, php-fpm, Mercurial, Stash, GitHub, Trac, JIRA, Nginx, Apache, Cron, Git
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development, Unit Testing, REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms
    Ubuntu, Debian Linux, CentOS, Windows Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage
    SlimPHP, Database Performance, SQL Server 2008, MongoDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Database Replication, JSON
  • Misc
    Responsive, Angular Bootstrap, log4j, Zend Framework Certified Engineer, SOAP, CRM, Agile Software Testing, DNS, IIS, Data Modeling, API Integration
  • Coursework towards a degree in Theology and Philosophy
    Hebrew Theological College - Skokie, IL
    2002 - 2005
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