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McKinley Stacker IV, WordPress Developer in Central Islip, NY, United States
McKinley Stacker IV

WordPress Developer in Central Islip, NY, United States

Member since June 16, 2016
McKinley is an experienced PHP/WordPress developer with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate, healthcare, media, IT security, and education industries. He's skilled in object-oriented programming, SQL, back-end, and front-end development. McKinley is a strong engineering professional with a degree from Stony Brook University.
McKinley is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • HTML, 12 years
  • PHP, 12 years
  • CSS, 12 years
  • JavaScript, 12 years
  • jQuery, 12 years
  • WordPress, 12 years
  • SQL, 12 years
  • WordPress VIP, 4 years
Central Islip, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, MAMP, LAMP, Sublime, Github, JIRA

The most amazing...

...application I've created was an API-driven WordPress multisite that allowed external content writers to submit content to various media sites.

Employment

  • Sr. WordPress Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Arlington County Government
    • Maintained and enhanced a responsive Genesis Framework child theme.
    • Created, maintained, and enhanced custom WordPress plugins.
    • Integrated with third-party REST APIs (e.g. YouTube and GovDelivery).
    • Developed custom endpoints to expose WordPress data for utilization by other systems.
    • Audited third-party plugins for security and performance risks.
    • Conducted code review of all WordPress theme and plugin code that was custom-developed.
    • Configured and upgraded Apache and PHP.
    • Collaborated with server administrators on infrastructure and web server monitoring and maintenance.
    • Responded to public website help desk tickets and communicating ticket resolution.
    • Vetted plugins and third-party code against company standards.
    • Suggested process and infrastructure improvements.
    • Created and managed AWS installation of auto-scaling EC2 instances.
    Technologies: AWS, WordPress, Linux, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA, Google Suite, Google Maps, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Facebook Pixel
  • Front-end Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Newsday Media Group
    • Coded and implemented site and product designs while maintaining the latest coding best practices for CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.
    • Wrote, modified, and managed all front-end code including CSS, HTML, and JavaScript for the client's products.
    • Worked closely with both the interactive design staff and development staff.
    • Turned wireframes and mocks into elegantly executed code.
    • Set coding standards for all front-end development.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • Sr. WordPress Developer

    2018 - 2018
    JLL
    • Worked closely with our talented product, design, and engineering teams to design, build, and ship new products and features.
    • Turned wireframes and mocks into elegantly executed code.
    • Evaluate and improve the performance, durability, and security of existing applications.
    • Leveraged test-driven development, continuous integration/continuous deployment, and other best practices.
    • Maintained WordPress coding standards and WordPress "Hardening" best practices.
    • Built fully functional WordPress websites based on business requirements and design specifications.
    Technologies: AWS, LAMP, WordPress, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, Basecamp, Google Suite, Google Maps, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Facebook Pixel
  • Software Development Engineer II

    2016 - 2018
    Time, Inc.
    • WordPress VIP theming including the development of front-end functionality, templates, custom plugins, etc.
    • Coded, tested, and documented object-oriented JS using standard libraries like jQuery as well as shared company libraries and third-party plugins.
    • Made use of 3rd party JS and PHP APIs for Google Maps, FB, Twitter, advertising systems, etc.
    • Heavily involved in architecture and design while maximizing performance, SEO and code stability.
    • Established best practice policies and acceptance testing standards.
    • Developed various API to expose company-wide data to a variety of end applications.
    • Integrated automated deployments with tagged GitHub releases.
    Technologies: WordPress, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • Front-end Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Security Scorecard
    • Developed key creative experiences on the desktop and mobile in accordance with the site refresh cadence.
    • Collaborated on development and implementation of new interactive marketing experiences.
    • Partnered with engineering team to scope and test interactive experience requests from the creative & marketing teams.
    • Worked with IT/web production teams for requirements gathering, optimization, ongoing maintenance and change management of all Front-End elements.
    • Assumed expert role as front-end development resource to all teams.
    Technologies: LAMP, WordPress, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • Sr. PHP Developer

    2016 - 2016
    ACUE (Association for College & University Educators)
    • Designed and implemented PHP web platform systems with a focus on the back-end and the front-end development as well as collaboration with other developers.
    • Evaluated, tested and implemented components and integration points for an eCommerce store.
    • Designed, developed, and built infrastructure on the principles of the application.
    • Enhanced and maintained existing web applications.
    • Suggested process and infrastructure improvements.
    Technologies: LAMP, WordPress, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • Sr. Applications Developer

    2014 - 2016
    IBM
    • Supported the development of a user community for IBM’s latest SaaS offering: Watson Analytics.
    • Served as point of contact for all technical issues and requirements from stakeholders.
    • Built WordPress child theme based on the Genesis framework in a LAMP environment.
    • Developed full-scale automated marketing campaigns by building custom WordPress plugins to push and push information via various external APIs such as SurveyMonkey, Answerhub, and Kapost.
    • Coordinated with 3rd party vendor, AnswerHub, to integrate user Q&A functionality.
    • Maintained WordPress coding standards and implemented WordPress “Hardening” best practices.
    • Integrated social media functionality such as connections/friends, likes, shares & customized home page feed.
    • Served as the lead developer responsible for full application architecture and technical design.
    • Leveraged all of the following development languages: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript/jQuery, CSS3, and HTML5.
    Technologies: LAMP, WordPress, MySQL, MySQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA, Google Suite, Google Maps, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Facebook Pixel
  • Sr. Software Engineer

    2013 - 2016
    18 Rabbits, Inc
    • Fully developed direct response website within the LAMP stack environment.
    • Supported eCommerce solution via Shopify and custom PHP and Liquid addons.
    • Integrated front-end Shopify application with back-end fulfillment service.
    • Designed and developed custom Wordpress theme and plugins.
    • Automated scripts to check for new shipped items and execute daily shipping notification emails.
    • Extended the functionality of Shopify’s Liquid language by leveraging JavaScript and jQuery.
    • Ensured full social visibility by integrating 3rd party APIs such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook open graph.
    Technologies: Shopify, LAMP, MySQL, WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • PHP/WordPress Developer

    2014 - 2015
    National Basketball Association (NBA)
    • Developed state-of-the-art, mobile first, database and feed-driven WordPress websites to support the various leagues and their products.
    • Set coding standards and helped drive the strategic technical direction of WordPress development efforts.
    • Designed front facing APIs to support users and other web services.
    • Gathered business requirements and designed technical solutions to meet those needs.
    • Built fully functional WordPress websites based on business requirements and design specifications.
    • Developed system test criteria and executed system testing.
    • Responded to and resolved isolated programming problems in critical production environment.
    • Provided after hours and weekend support for production systems.
    • Ensured full social visibility by integrating 3rd party APIs such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook open graph.
    Technologies: LAMP, MySQL, WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • WordPress Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Northwell Health
    • Gathered and documented functional and technical requirements for development projects.
    • Built and maintained client facing websites and web applications targeted for patients, patient families, and health care professionals.
    • Participated in all stages of development from initial architecture to implementation.
    • Updated and maintained websites and applications including enhancements, bug fixes, and software patches.
    • Researched and evaluated new technology solutions based on the needs of individual projects.
    • Adhered to web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) standards, allowing for effective search engine optimization (SEO), and made use of HTML5 standards.
    • Provided production support as needed.
    Technologies: LAMP, MySQL, WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, API, Github, JIRA
  • Software Engineer II, Systems Engineer II, Engineer I

    2009 - 2013
    Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Designed and developed health and status monitoring software to support air vehicle ground station operations for persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data collection and dissemination.
    • Responsible for software design, development, and testing of prognostic and health management (PHM) and the logics management (LM) components for the IFC3 release of the Triton MQ-4C Mission Control System (MCS).
    • Developed components responsible for collecting Health and Status data from the MCS subsystems, parsing and formatting the data for transmittal from the classified environment through a cross-domain solution to the unclassified Logistics Management System for analysis using C# and XML.
    • Supported the installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of NYCWiN application services and devices.
    • Developed automated tools for monitoring application services, application health checks and standard troubleshooting tasks for the New York City automated metering infrastructure, automatic vehicle location, and RASTrac systems using C#, VB, and ASP.net.
    • Performed operations and maintenance tasks including writing RCAs, RMAs, configuration and version control, application performance analysis.
    • Developed and executed detailed acceptance test procedures (ATP).
    • Provided 24x7 Tier 3 on-call support for applications on a rotating basis.
    • Provided technical inputs and support information/requirements gathering activities for new application solutions.
    • Worked on classified and unclassified military manned and unmanned aircrafts.
    Technologies: C#, VB, .NET, Linux, XML, RasTrac, PHM, Nagios, HarnesSys, EIDS, AMI, BAMS

Experience

  • Watson Analytics User Community (Development)

    Full-service user support application to assist users of the Watson Analytics SaaS product. Complete with a user discussion forum, gamification, SAML, support ticket submission, blog, contact, and more!

  • JLL PowerSearch (Development)

    WordPress based property search application that allowed international users to search all of the JLL owned (and represented) properties. Supported multiple languages.

  • TargetExcessProperties (Development)

    WordPress based property search application that allowed international users to search all of the Target owned and represented properties.

  • Newsday (Development)

    Assisted in the design and development of the front-end of their website.

  • NBA (Development)

    Helped create and maintain the WordPress based suite of websites.

  • TimeSpringboard (Development)

    API driven application (website + mobile) that allowed external content creators to submit content to the Time, Inc. brand list. (Time.com, Fortune.com, Money.com, People.com, PeopleEnEspanol.com, SportsIllustrated.com, SiKids.com, Essence.com, etc)

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, YouTube API, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, Google Maps API, Facebook API, Twitter API
  • Tools

    PhpMyAdmin, Jira, Slack, Basecamp, Apache, Git, GitHub, MAMP
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Scrum
  • Platforms

    WordPress, YouTube, Linux, Twitter, WordPress VIP, LAMP, MacOS, Windows, Azure, AWS EC2
  • Other

    APIs, WPMU DEV, Facebook, WordPress Plugins, HTML to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Design
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering
    2006 - 2011
    Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY
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