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Josh Christensen

Josh Christensen

Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
Member since December 9, 2015
Josh is passionate about technology and science. He enjoys web development, from the front-end to back-end and design. He's always striving to learn something new and is an adaptable, hard-working, open-minded, and flexible leader and developer. His goal is to become a more well-rounded developer and gain knowledge in all facets of development.
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Portfolio
  • BB&T
    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Shell, Gulp, Grunt, Vue.js
  • Futures, Inc.
    Ruby on Rails, jQuery, HTML, SCSS
  • Etix
    Java, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, SCSS, LESS, CSS
Experience
  • jQuery, 7 years
  • HTML, 7 years
  • Leadership, 7 years
  • SCSS, 7 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 7 years
  • Node.js, 5 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 2 years
  • React.js, 1 year
Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, Vim, Git
The most amazing...
...thing I've worked on is an application that helps convert military jobs into civilian jobs for veterans.
Employment
  • Front-end Development Manager
    BB&T
    2016 - PRESENT
    • Interfaced with a diverse range of clients to complete development of sophisticated projects within budget and ahead of schedule.
    • Created web content, graphic and multimedia elements, code, and content for online applications in support of the company brand across multiple channels.
    • Designed and created custom web layouts, templates, banner ads, landing pages, demos, and tutorials.
    • Coordinated projects and iterative design prototypes with cross-functional teams.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Shell, Gulp, Grunt, Vue.js
  • Senior Software Engineer
    Futures, Inc.
    2015 - 2016
    • Developed and maintained cutting-edge front-end websites and application components that support the Futures, Inc. product suite.
    • Worked on a highly agile, engaged, and motivated product development team.
    • Analyzed requirements, contributed to software design specifications, and suggested alternative solutions.
    • Conducted tests to verify the functionality, accuracy, and efficiency of software components; troubleshot and resolved problems as necessary.
    • Built and updated web pages with HTML, SCSS, jQuery, and Ruby on Rails to meet design specifications and with web development best practices in mind.
    • Maintained existing website code and made improvements to increase performance and scalability.
    • Triaged and fixed any reported defects.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery, HTML, SCSS
  • Lead UI Web Developer
    Etix
    2015 - 2015
    • Worked with Product/UX to refine design specs, develop execution plan, and estimates, and then build and test UI components—the go-to person for everything the user interacts with, but in close concert with the server-side Java teams.
    • Contributed to continuous improvement of our software development best practices across the technology stack (from front-end to database), and across the development cycle (coding through deployment).
    • Participated in requirements gathering and functional specification activities, providing feedback on implementation feasibility as well as navigable prototypes/mockups.
    • Took high-level written and verbal requirements and converted them into quality code, quickly and independently.
    • Used technologies such as HTML, CSS, and jQuery, including preprocessors such as SCSS, LESS, and Jade.
    • Managed the front-end team, consisting of 1 developer.
    • Created modular and DRY CSS by using OOCSS/SMACSS principles.
    Technologies: Java, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, SCSS, LESS, CSS
  • Front-end Team Lead
    Smashing Boxes
    2013 - 2015
    • Worked alongside product and design teams, from concept to delivery, to create web-based solutions unique to client needs.
    • Used technologies such as HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Ruby on Rails, including preprocessors such as Sass/SCSS, Jade, Slim, and CoffeeScript.
    • Created cross-browser and responsive sites for clients.
    • Managed the front-end team, consisting of six developers.
    • Interviewed potential candidates.
    • Created modular and DRY CSS by using OOCSS/SMACSS principles.
    • Worked with AWS to integrate cloud hosting among other services to help with the hosting and loading of the assets used within the site.
    • Worked with the client to convert their Drupal system to Ruby on Rails as well as implement new functionality through PHP to integrate within their current Drupal CMS.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, SCSS, HTML, Jade, Slim, CoffeeScript
  • Web Developer
    Northwest Media
    2013 - 2013
    • Developed JavaScript functionality from scratch.
    • Created, edited, maintained, and troubleshot CSS.
    • Worked with CMS WordPress.
    • Implemented eCommerce solutions.
    • Integrated APIs.
    • Implemented and maintained SEO.
    • Created sites that are also functional on a mobile device, and converted sites for viewing on mobile devices.
    • Upgraded, maintained, and troubleshot existing projects.
    • Developed new functionality for our CMS-based websites.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, HTML, CSS
  • Team Lead
    Maximum Processing
    2011 - 2013
    • Led projects with a small team of developers.
    • Utilized proprietary server and development systems to create web-based insurance applications for insurance providers with multiple lines of business.
    • Created a database-driven rating system for auto and aerospace insurance companies. Used (T-SQL) stored procedures and functions to retrieve, insert, and update data based on dynamic inputs.
    • Created and administered MS SQL Server 2008 databases.
    • Used JavaScript, CSS, and jQuery to manipulate web-based user interfaces based on specified business rules.
    • Wrote documentation and instructional articles for developers on the internal company wiki.
    • Trained new employees on how to develop for the proprietary system.
    Technologies: SQL, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Delphi
Experience
  • Smashing Boxes Redesign (Development)
    http://smashingboxes.com

    Worked on a custom Rails CMS for an employer's site to showcase our work and promote thought leadership while employing some of the newer features in CSS3.

  • Futures, Inc. Redesign (Development)
    https://usmilitarypipeline.com/sign_in

    Currently working on redesigning and rewriting the entire web app to be responsive. Making code more modular and scalable.

  • Wikipedia Wiki (Development)
    http://ethikz.github.io/wikiwiki/

    Built a simple site to consume the Wikipedia API to be used on an error page that randomly displays a Wikipedia article with an image.

  • Wikipedia Error Page (Development)
    https://github.com/ethikz/404-Wiki

    An error page that fetches a random Wikipedia article and checks the title to see if any words match a word in a CSV file, and if there is a match, it fetches a new article.

Skills
  • Languages
    SCSS, HTML5, CSS3, CSS, Sass, HTML, Less, JavaScript, XHTML, T-SQL, PHP
  • Paradigms
    Responsive, Responsive Web Design (RWD), SMACSS, BEM, Waterfall Development, Agile Software Development
  • Other
    Front-end, Leadership, User Experience (UX), Styleguides, Command Line, Mobile First, Component Libraries, Shell Scripting, AJAX
  • Frameworks
    ZURB Foundation, Java Agent DEvelopment (JADE), Slim, Bootstrap 3, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Vue.js, Handlebars, Underscore.js, Lodash, React.js, Node.js
  • Tools
    Git, Grunt.js, Gulp.js, NPM, Bower, GitHub, Front-end Build Tools, Sublime Text 3, Vim Text Editor, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Manager 6.0+, GitHub Pages
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Mac OS, Linux
  • Storage
    JSON, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL
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