Matthew Schroeter, WordPress Optimization Developer in Wentzville, MO, United States
Matthew Schroeter

WordPress Optimization Developer in Wentzville, MO, United States

Member since November 1, 2019
Matthew is a dedicated and detail-oriented professional who is passionate about technology and web development. Ever since he created his first webpage, his love for this field has grown exponentially. He possesses a treasure trove of programming language knowledge such as JavaScript and PHP; he's also experienced in frameworks such as jQuery, Angular, and Vue.js.
Matthew is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Wentzville, MO, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PHP Storm, Gulp, Webpack,Docker

The most amazing...

...project that I have worked on is a single page application using Vue.js and WordPress that allowed users to generate a quote for a custom printed t-shirt order.

Employment

  • Senior Web Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Digital Strike
    • Tasked with developing and maintaining an in-house base theme to allow for rapid WordPress development of websites that are beautiful, accessible, and performant with a solid technical SEO foundation.
    • Set up CI/CD integration with gitlab for all of our projects.
    • Collaborated closely with agency leadership in the formulation of web development strategy and implementation.
    • Provided ongoing guidance to content writers, project and account managers, and designers to streamline internal web development processes.
    • Worked closely with small to medium-sized businesses from the initial planning phase of their web projects, through design, build, and launch.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, Git, NPM, WordPress
  • Full-stack Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Firefly Partners
    • Co-developed a base them for all website projects that allowed clients to easily update the content on their websites with the flexibility in how it is displayed by utilizing a flexible module based page-builder.
    • Introduced the team to SEO best practices. Implemented several technical SEO improvements to existing client websites as well as trained team members on best practices relating to technical SEO when developing websites.
    • Implemented continuous deployment to bot staging and a production version of client websites.
    • Refactored many websites to bring them up to today's standards for SEO (speed, layout, etc), accessibility, and flexibility for the client.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScirpt, jQuery, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, Git, NPM
  • Web Developer

    2017 - 2019
    Abstrakt Marketing Group
    • Co-developed custom framework and series of plugins to expedite the development of fast, lightweight and SEO-rich WordPress sites in a high-volume environment.
    • Received "Developer of the Month" award three consecutive months for my ability to get client projects completed on time while also improving internal processes and training junior developers.
    • Reduced client site development time by over 60 hours within the first 30 days of employment by refactoring our processes from design to deployment.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, Git, NPM
  • Web Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Switzer Creative
    • Moved over ten client sites from bare metal server to WP Engine.
    • Worked closely with small to medium-sized businesses from the initial planning phase of their web projects, through design, build, and launch.
    • Developed, managed, and maintained dozens of WordPress websites.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScirpt, jQuery, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, Git, NPM

Experience

  • Custom T-Shirt Quoting Tool SPA (Development)
    https://quote.marathonsportswear.net/

    A single page application running on a headless WordPress install on the back-end and the front-end is built using Vue.js. The WordPress admin was built so that the client could add/remove/update products as needed very easily. All of the product information is available to the frontend by utilizing the WordPress REST functionality.

  • Through My Eyes Foundation (Development)
    https://www.throughmyeyesfoundation.org/

    Through My Eyes Foundation came to me as a new non-profit organization that needed a digital presence. I designed and developed a custom WordPress website from scratch so that they could better tell their stories and communicate with their audience.

  • Darr Firm WordPress Website (Development)
    http://www.darrfirm.com/

    A custom WordPress website for a local law firm. The design is atypical for a law firm and features many elegant UI features requiring custom CSS and JavaScript, as well as utilizing a modified implementation of the Gravity Forms plugin.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, SCSS, JavaScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, WordPress REST API, Vue.js
  • Tools

    Git, Gulp.js, NPM, Webpack
  • Platforms

    WordPress
  • Other

    WordPress Optimization
  • Storage

    MySQL

Certifications

  • Technical SEO Certification
    FEBRUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2021
    SEM Rush
  • Technical Site Audit Certification
    JANUARY 2020 - JANUARY 2021
    SEM Rush

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