Ken Hoffman, Developer in Chandler, AZ, United States
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Ken Hoffman

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Full-stack Developer

Location
Chandler, AZ, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 27, 2018

Ken has over 20 years of experience as an independent contractor providing application development services to his customers. For the last 12 years, he has developed applications on the .NET platform. Ken's motivation to deliver value-added solutions and pull projects through to completion has earned him the respect of his clients, resulting in long-term relationships.

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on as the primary architect and developer was an application used extensively by the sales force of a major corporation.

Work Experience

Full-stack Web Developer

2016 - PRESENT
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (Contractor)
  • Cooperated with a team on creating an initial concept to obtain project approval and funding.
  • Developed a full-stack solution for an application and its supporting processes.
  • Implemented robust security measures to meet the Department of Defense's standards and requirements.
  • Created an administrative module with complex user roles.
Technologies: Bootstrap, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, .NET, .NET 4

Full-stack Web Developer

2006 - PRESENT
Trelleborg Corporation (Contractor)
  • Created an eCommerce portal to automate and track online requests for quotes and purchase orders from high-value customers.
  • Constructed a product database application that enables the full management and multi-tiered pricing of multiple product catalogs.
  • Implemented a reporting system to generate various accounting and sales reports based on the activity on the site.
  • Provided full-stack development for the creation and maintenance of an eCommerce portal and its supporting applications.
  • Collaborated with the management on identifying value-added improvement opportunities.
Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, .NET, .NET 4, eCommerce

Full-stack Web Developer

2000 - PRESENT
Dataforth Corporation (Contractor)
  • Provided full-stack development of an enterprise website.
  • Managed several migrations to new generations of site features and capabilities.
  • Created a system configuration tool that enables customers to build, configure, and price data acquisition systems.
  • Implemented the use of Bootstrap in a website to facilitate a responsive UI.
  • Constructed sync processes that allow the site to perform real-time sync with an email marketing database, using REST API.
Technologies: Bootstrap, Python, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, .NET 4, Active Server Pages (ASP), User Interface (UI), REST APIs

Solution Architect and Developer

2019 - 2021
Freelance Application Developer
  • Constructed an app that allows superintendents to manage the team's assignments, allowing team members to track progress as well as track and submit timecards.
  • Built a back end to integrate multiple third-party services with an ERP system via API integration.
  • Created an API to expose the features of the application.
  • Developed ASP.NET MVC front end utilizing the Bootstrap theme.
  • Cooperated with the client's team from inception to production to capture business needs, evaluate feedback, and optimize overall utilization and acceptance.
Technologies: .NET Core, JavaScript, SQL Server 2016, ASP.NET MVC, C#

ASP.NET Developer for Website Revamp

2018 - 2019
Air-Tite Products (via Toptal)
  • Created a custom search tool that integrated with the existing AspDotNetStorefront platform.
  • Facilitated the reskin of an existing AspDotNetStorefront site.
  • Participated in the lightning start process to create the initial proposal and scope of work.
  • Managed, as a lead developer, the development team, using an agile environment during the 10-week project.
  • Interacted and communicated with the client to understand the project goals and requirements fully.
Technologies: AspDotNetStorefront, C#.NET, ASP.NET MVC, .NET, .NET 4

Software Developer

2002 - 2018
Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer (Contractor)
  • Developed a Windows desktop application to provide the worldwide sales force with a product data repository, search, and presentation capabilities.
  • Improved an application and enabled it to function without an internet connection, with a sync utility that updates all data and content when the network connection was available.
  • Integrated several product search tools for a wide variety of semiconductor product offerings.
  • Created a presentation system to autogenerate sales presentations from structured data and account for a wide variety of screen and projector sizes.
  • Built several back-end batch processes to automate data transformation from a range of sources to a common snapshot for client-sync availability.
Technologies: Microsoft Access, ASP.NET, VB.NET, .NET, .NET 2, Xamarin, C#

ASP.NET Core - Workflow Automation Application

Developed an ASP.NET Core 2.2 application that manages and automates the workflow processes of a language translation company. This application integrates with multiple external APIs and automates workflow assignments and messaging.

ASP.NET MVC - Corporate Training Application

Developed a training application for a large corporation using ASP.NET MVC, SQL Server, and SCORM Cloud API. The application is equipped with both administration and learner interfaces that constitute a complete online training platform.

Data Acquisition System Builder

https://www.dataforth.com/data-acquisition-system-builder.aspx
Created a data acquisition system builder application that guides users through the creation of a viable data acquisition system.

Air-Tite Website Redesign and Search Tool

https://www.air-tite-shop.com/
As the lead developer for a Toptal project for Air-Tite, I redesigned the company's website. This project included direct communication with the client to fully understand the project goals and requirements. As part of this project, I developed a custom search tool that integrated with the existing eCommerce platform, using AspDotNetStorefront.

Real-time Interactive Demo

I created a demonstration page on an ASP.NET website that enabled users to experience real-time feedback of a data acquisition system. This system included a live, low-latency video stream, and HTML5 interactive controls. I created a Python server component to interface with the hardware system API.

RMA Module

I developed an online return merchandise authorization (RMA) feature on an existing website and integrated it with the existing user and admin roles database. The feature tracks RMAs through the entire process and makes status updates available at all times in both the customer and admin views.

Sync Feature

I developed a synchronization feature for a desktop application. The network-aware sync feature managed data, collateral incremental updates, and feedback data to the server.
1988 - 1989

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering

University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs

Tools

Visual Studio, AspDotNetStorefront, Git, Microsoft Access

Frameworks

ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, .NET 4, ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET Core, .NET, Bootstrap, AngularJS, .NET 2, .NET Core, ASP.NET Core 2

Platforms

Android, Windows, Azure, Xamarin

Languages

Python, C#.NET, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), C#, Active Server Pages (ASP), SQL, HTML5, JavaScript, VB.NET, Java, Python 3

Paradigms

SCORM

Storage

SQL Server 2016, Microsoft SQL Server, Jet SQL

Other

IIS, Software Development, eCommerce, User Interface (UI), Data, Applications, Full-stack

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