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Mikael Kessler

Mikael Kessler

Charlotte, NC, United States
Member since October 14, 2013
Mikael is a detail-oriented front-end engineer that uses technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery to deliver high quality, standard-compliant builds. He has extensive experience and proficiency with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Heroku, among other server-side technologies and app deployment platforms.
Mikael is now available for hire
  • TeamSnap
    PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, PHPUnit, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, GitHub
  • Oracle
    HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GitHub, Subversion...
  • Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
  • CSS, 5 years
  • HTML, 5 years
  • Social APIs, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 4 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 4 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 3 years
  • WordPress, 2 years
Charlotte, NC, United States
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, TextMate, Git, SVN
The most amazing...
...thing I've done is working with some of the world's most recognizable brands to develop front-ends that bring their creative visions to life.
  • Full Stack Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    • Served as the lead developer for an enterprise WordPress plugin.
    • Maintained and extended our plugin, offering development in PHP.
    • Extended vendor plugins to work seamlessly with our solutions.
    • Integrated the core TeamSnap product offering with our WordPress plugin via internal APIs.
    • Troubleshot client issues.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, Sass, PHPUnit, HTML5, CSS3, SQL, GitHub
  • Senior User Interface Engineer
    2011 - 2015
    • Developed custom applications using Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL.
    • Developed valid, cross-browser style sheets and layouts.
    • Worked closely with back-end engineers to co-develop Ruby on Rails applications.
    • Provided ongoing maintenance work to platform and custom builds in production.
    • Implemented clients’ brand standards and style guides within Oracle's SRM platform.
    • Utilized version control to safely and quickly develop applications as a team.
    • Efficiently managed time to provide the fastest possible turnarounds on development.
    • Assisted in project scoping to ensure proper time and budget projection.
    • Troubleshot client and product issues to resolve bugs and defects.
    • Trained and assisted clients on the Oracle SRM platform.
    • Cleaned up and refactored code when applicable.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, GitHub, Subversion, Social Network APIs
  • Web Developer
    Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    2010 - 2013
    • Designed the event website.
    • Developed a custom WordPress child theme.
    • Enriched the social media experience.
    • Improved SEO.
    • Developed custom Facebook applications.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
  • Strategic Services Analyst
    Vitrue, Inc.
    2011 - 2011
    • Implemented enterprise clients’ social media initiatives.
    • Developed enterprise clients’ Facebook tabs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Analyzed social media campaigns for enterprise clients.
    • Provided monthly analytics reports to clients.
    • Trained clients on new and existing functionality of Vitrue’s SRM platform.
    Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Social Network APIs
  • Languages
    HTML, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, Sass, SCSS, HTML5, SQL, Ruby
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Facebook API, Facebook SDK, Twitter API, YouTube API, Social APIs, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, Instagram API, Google API
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), WordPress Multisite, Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation
  • Tools
    Adobe Photoshop, TextMate, ITerm, Git, GitHub, Subversion (SVN), Terminal
  • Paradigms
    Clean Code, DRY, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Unobtrusive JavaScript, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Mac OS, Windows
  • Misc
    AJAX, SEM, SaaS
  • Storage
    SQLite, MySQL, JSON
  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications
    The University of Georgia - Athens, GA
    2004 - 2009
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