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Jonathan Serle, Software Developer in Chicago, IL, United States
Jonathan Serle

Software Developer in 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

Portfolio

  • JS Technology Solutions, Inc.
    SQL + NoSQL, ORM, REST, SOAP, RPC, API, PHP, MVC Frameworks, JS, SQL, Java...
  • Jspace.com
    PHP, Zend Framework, MySQL, jQuery, Smarty, CentOS, Memcached, Facebook API...
  • OpticsPlanet Inc.
    PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Zend Framework, Doctrine, APIs, Trac, SVN, CentOS, Ubuntu

Experience

  • PHP, 8 years
  • SQL, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 7 years
  • Zend Framework, 6 years
  • AngularJS, 5 years
  • Doctrine 2, 3 years
Chicago, IL, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

OS X, PHPStorm, Git

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a world-wide product engineering and testing platform.

Employment

  • Principal

    2010 - PRESENT
    JS Technology Solutions, Inc.
    • 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
    Jspace.com
    • 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

    2009 - 2010
    OpticsPlanet Inc.
    • 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

    2008 - 2009
    Walgreens Call Centers
    • 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

Experience

  • GoCPS (Development)
    http://go.cps.edu

    GoCPS is an Angular-based public facing website with extensive integration of Google Maps as well as integration with an array of back-end RESTful services.

    The site is used by millions of district parents annually.

  • ARProactive (Development)
    http://arproactive.com

    ARProactive is a payment collection and processing service specializing in the pharmacy industry.

    The front-end, built in AngularJS, integrates with a custom-built PHP-based RESTful API, utilizing the Symfony framework.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, SQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS, C#, Java
  • Frameworks

    AngularJS, Angular, Laravel 5, Spring, Fat-Free Framework, Symfony 2, Bootstrap, Laravel, PHPUnit, Zend Framework
  • Other

    vTiger, Front-End Developer, Mega, Angular Bootstrap, APIs, log4j, SOAP, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Agile Software Testing, DNS, IIS, Data Modeling
  • Libraries/APIs

    Twilio API, API Development, Laravel Elixir, Restangular, PHPMailer, MailChimp API, Doctrine 2, JDBC, MooTools, Facebook SDK, MyBatis, jQuery UI, Underscore.js, Mustache, Facebook API, jQuery
  • Tools

    Gulp.js, PhpStorm, Subversion (SVN), php-fpm, Mercurial, Stash, GitHub, Trac, Jira, Nginx, Apache, Cron, Git
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Unit Testing, Responsive, Responsive Web Design (RWD), REST, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    Ubuntu, Debian Linux, CentOS, Windows Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    JSON, SlimPHP, Database Performance, SQL Server 2008, MongoDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Database Replication

Education

  • Coursework towards a degree in Theology and Philosophy
    2002 - 2005
    Hebrew Theological College - Skokie, IL
Certifications
  • Sun Certified MySQL Developer
    AUGUST 2010 - PRESENT
    Oracle
  • Zend Certified PHP Developer
    AUGUST 2010 - PRESENT
    Zend
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