Mikael Kessler, Software Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States
Mikael Kessler

Software Developer in 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
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD), 4 years
  • Social APIs, 4 years
  • JavaScript, 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

    2010 - 2013
    Atlanta International Soccer Fest
    • 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

    2011 - 2011
    Vitrue, Inc.
    • 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, Sass, PHP, JavaScript, SCSS, HTML5, Ruby, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Facebook API, Facebook SDK, API Development, YouTube API, Social APIs, Twitter API, Google API, jQuery Mobile, jQuery UI, Instagram API
  • Other

    APIs, Front-End Developer, Ajax, SaaS, SEM
  • Frameworks

    WordPress Multisite, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, ZURB Foundation
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, TextMate, Terminal, ITerm, Git, GitHub, Subversion (SVN)
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Clean Code, DRY, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Platforms

    WordPress, MacOS, Windows
  • Storage

    JSON, SQLite, MySQL


  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications
    2004 - 2009
    The University of Georgia - Athens, GA

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