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Matt Ricks

Matt Ricks

United States
Member since February 25, 2013
Magento Enterprise Consultant - Developing and consulting since the beginnings of Magento. Expert familiarity with the Magento platform and the Zend Framework around which it is built. Have implemented numerous Magento implementations on all editions. Focus has been in the Enterprise Edition.
Matt is now available for hire
  • HTML5, 7 years
  • CSS3, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 6 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • Magento, 5 years
United States
Preferred Environment
LAMP Stack, GIT, SVN, PhpStorm, Bash
The most amazing...
...I've accomplished is collaborating with Magento 2 in my hobby time and push Magento to its limits.
  • Magento Enterprise Consultant
    2008 - PRESENT
    • Founded RocksTek after obtaining a firm grasp of the Magento platform.
    • As sole proprietor, implemented several Magento based solutions from the beginnings of Magento to the latest of versions including Magento CE, Enterprise, Professional, Mobile and Magento Go, as well as server administration in a LAMP stack.
    • Consulted on and developed sites:
    • - (Enterprise)
    • - (Enterprise)
    • - Magento CE
    • - Magento CE
    • - Magento (Enterprise)
    • - Magento (Enterprise)
    • - Magento CE
    • - Magento (Enterprise)
    Technologies: Magento, Zend, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Magento 2
  • Magento Enterprise Consultant/Developer
    Ascendum Solutions
    2011 - 2012
    • Developed Magento Enterprise solution for client TOMS Shoes:
    • Acted as team lead supervising/mentoring the US and India teams for a total of ~15 developers in several timezones.
    • - Magento Customization/Development
    • - New Feature/Maintenance
    • - Environment Optimization on LAMP stack
    • - Load Balancer
    • - Multiple Web Heads
    • - MySQL DB running replication
    • - Apache Optimization and Caching
    • - Ticket/Issue Management
    • - Review of Peer code to ensure best practice
    • - Use of GIT, merging branching and deployments
    • - Capistrano
    Technologies: Magento, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ZEND, LAMP, Server Config/Load balancer
  • Magento Consultant/Developer
    Rexburg Motorsports
    2010 - 2010
    • Engineered the site: on the Magento Community edition.
    • Implemented Several custom functionalities such as "Request a Quote".
    • Responsible for infrastructure optimization.
    • Responsible for code repository implementation.
    Technologies: Magento, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc.
  • Magento Developer
    2008 - 2009
    • Magento Solution for clients such as ZUMIEZ:
    • This project was done during the beginnings of Magento. My main focus was the Magento file structure and UI customization/store front development. Magento Enterprise was not in existence at this time, and would be considered an enterprise application
    • Areas of Focus:
    • - Custom Magento UI development
    • - HTML/CSS
    • - PHP
    • - GIT
    Technologies: Magento, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.
  • Web Developer
    Blue Bug
    2007 - 2007
    • Web developer developing on common CMS platforms:
    • Lead web development efforts in creating and maintaining informational websites built on different CMS platforms such as WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.
    • - HTML/CSS
    • - WordPress
    • - Joomla!
    • - Drupal
    • - CMSms
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal
  • Languages
    HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript
  • Frameworks
    Zend Framework, Prototype Framework
  • Platforms
    Linux, Magento, Windows
  • Libraries/APIs, jQuery, Facebook API
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Paradigms
    Agile Software Development
  • Storage
  • Other
    Mobile Web
  • Associates degree in Web Development and Management
    ISU College of Tech - Pocatello Idaho
    2005 - 2007
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