Resume

Simon Brown
sbrown@skwidgets.com
Web / Mobile Developer

 

SUMMARY

 

Current Experience: Simon Brown is a well rounded Web Developer that prides himself in with expertise both in Front End and Back End Development. He is a constant learner and stays up with new technologies to develop cutting edge web sites. Simon is also a great leader that works well with others and groups. He loves sharing his knowledge with others that want to learn making him a key person to mentor others. He is not afraid to speak in a room of 5 to 10,000+ people articulating skills acquired though out his career.

 

As a Senior Consultant, Simon’s assignments range from Frontend Development to Technical Lead. Simon works with AEM, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal for 6D clients.

 

Technical SKILLS

 

  • Foundation: HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript/JQuery, OOP, Cross Browser from Modern to IE 7
  • CSS Pre Processors: SASS, LESS
  • JavaScript Frameworks: Angularjs, Backbone js, Ember
  • Enterprise CMS Frameworks: Adobe AEM/DayCQ, Sitecore
  • Common CMS: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
  • Ecommerce Frameworks: PrestaShop, Magento, ZenCart, WooCommerce
  • Database: SQL, MySQL, NoSQL, MongoDB
  • JavaScript Server Side: Nodejs, Express
  • Mobile/Tablet Development: Android, IOS, PhoneGap
  • HTTP Restful Architecture: JSON, SOAP, XML
  • Back End / Server Side Interface: PHP, JAVA, ASP.net, Python
  • Web Servers: Xampp, MAMP, WAMP, Google App Engine, Vagrant, Public Internet domain Hosting (eg.godaddy, hostgator)
  • Source Code Management: SVN, GIT, Jenkins
  • Testing: Protractor, Jasmine, Selenium
  • SEO: Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager
  • Development Process: Agile, Scrum, SDLC
  • Image Editing/Creation/Management: Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Flash
  • Additional Experience: Management, Technical Director, Project Management, Account Management, Verbal & Written Communication, Technical Mentor
  • Continued Education: Constant Learner of new technologies, it’s a passion.

 

 

RECENT 6D CLIENTS

 

 

Crown Equipment

 

  • In development – Role: Frontend Developer.

                                                                                                                                                           

Vaya Connect/Propane Studio’s

 

  • https://timebank.linkages.org/Role: DBA. Application legacy database migration. Assisted in migrating database form Timebank application update. Client required relavent data from legacy Timebank application to be migrated to update version for release. Legacy application was developed with a Joomla framework and an update version was developed with AngularJS and CodeIgnighter as an api. My task was to locate and migrate the relevant data from legacy to New in time for release date.

 

 

Stanford Medical

  • Stanford Medical Role: Frontend Developer. Developed and styled user experience for the Stanford Medical website video player as an AEM component.

 

Faz Technology

 

  • Faz TechnolotyRole: Tech Lead. Lead tech team in process of rebranding Faz Technoloty. Site was developed with WordPress. Simon was in charge of Backend/Frontend/Database technical procedures as a hands lead and consultant.

 

6D Prior

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Kellogg’s

  • Kellogg’s Global Nutrition – Engineered the front end layout, UI experience and functionality for Kellogg’s Multilanguage nutritional website. Site is engineered using Adobe’s AEM/DayCQ Java backend. The site covers all of Kellogg’s nutritional information. The completed project sits as a CMS that has 3 tiers of webmaster usage allowing for simple to more advance updates depending on experience levels. Tier 3 can add additional countries and languages.
  • Pringles – Engineered the front end layout, UI experience and functionality for Pringles Chips showcasing all of Pringles Chip flavors. The site is Multilanguage capable serving the English USA and French / English Canada. Site was developed with Adobe’s AEM/DayCQ. The site had a CMS with 3 tiers of webmaster levels for scheduled update. 3 responsive modes for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile with parallax masonry tiles for improved user experience when transitioning screen size and orientations. I developed a responsive YouTube player that matches the initial player size to its thumbnail image allowing many different YouTube player on one page with any dimension as well as sound cloud style playability pausing one video when the other plays and vice versa. Custom YouTube Google analytics tracking also implement tracking multiple user interactions.
  • Kellogg’s Standard Template Library (KSTL) – Developed along with Pringles.com. The idea was to construct a 3 tier webmaster experience to decrease development time for future Kellogg’s sites from a 4 to 6 month development process to less than 2 months starting from the time sites reach development. I worked along with a back end Java programmer as him and I engineered a CMS that would allow 3 tier levels of developers to construct and maintain websites without having to start each site from scratch. We created a semi drag and drop back end system allowing the user to preset components that fit the sites needs including but not limited to carousels, YouTube videos, Simple Responsive settings, Social Sharing, auto generated menu, auto generated Google Analytic tracking, auto generated Google Tag Manager tracking, etc. I incorporated JavaScript Libraries and develop JavaScript initializing files to work along with the system as called. I also participate(d) in the users implementation training and usage guide through the course of the systems development interpreting the systems operation. This is an ongoing project that is currently version 3.4 and increases as further development is required.
  • Rice Krispies Canada – Developed with KSTL. Rice Krispies new Canadian French and English site displaying all of Rice Krispies Canadian products and over 175 Rice Krispies recipes for each language. Using the KSTL system this site development time was 3 weeks.
  • Pop Tarts – Developed with the KSTL System. The site displays all of Pop Tarts products and recipes and was developed in less than 2 weeks with the KSTL system.

 

Stryker

 

  • Stryker Sales Portal – Worked with back end ASP.net programmer to develop a Web Application that auto generates sales reports for Stryker Medicals sales team replacing a manual system of using tedious power point presentation software. The front end has two interfaces, an administration and a sales interface both exclusive to the user’s rights. Admins can interface with all reports and make assignments as required. Sales professionals have the ability to select from many different pre-generated slides templates, input information and upload images to fit the appropriate slide for their report(s).

 

  • Stryker Pressure Ulcer Pressure Application – A three section product audit system web application used internally buy hospitals across the world to evaluate hospital beds integrity and generation of pressure ulcers. Section one is the administration part for Stryker internally. Section two is the customer/champion part for hospital administrators (Head Nurses) to administer internally, make assignments and select parts for each survey. Section three is the actual survey input that hospital nurses can use to input data from a list of question to evaluate equipment and current patients. Developed with Angularjs. This is currently in an update to version 2.0.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Six Dimensions                                                                                                                                                                  February 2015 – Present

Senior Consultant / Web Developer

  • Lead Front End Developer
  • AEM Front End Developer
  • Technology Lead
  • Developed company website (6dglobal.com). Lead interns / developers
  • com Web Master

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

VML                                                                                                                                                                  December 2012 – December 2014
Web / Front End Developer

  • Lead Front End Developer of a standard template library for major food manufacture built on top of AdobeAEM / DayCQ (Java). As well as contributed to development of implementation guide for three tiers of users reducing development time for new site to less than an third
  • Coached front end developers on best practices
  • Standardized JavaScript Template Method utilizing AngularJS, which is new used for most all projects within the company as required
  • MVC Development w/Sitecore ASP.net

 

AB Small Business Apps                                                                                                                             September 2011 – January 2013
AB Mobile Apps
Project Manager, Lead Developer, Technical Director

  • Reduced project times
  • Managed all projects
  • Managed Interns – Development / Designs
  • Developed WordPress, PrestaShop, Drupal, Magento, ZenCart
  • Developed Android & IOS Applications – Native & PhoneGap

 

ZGH Designs, INC                                                                                                                                                  September 2008 – April 2011
Web / Mobile Programmer

  • PHP 5 / MySQL Developer
  • Mobile Web Development
  • Site / Database Migration
  • Update and maintain site
  • Debug Code Ignighter applications
  • Developed sites from PSD to WordPress
  • Created custom JQuery plugins
  • Modified existing libraries / plugins

 

EDUCATION

 

Kalamazoo Valley CC

Web Development

 

Hensmann Technology

Network Engineering

 

Past Industries (additional expertise):

Real-estate; Rental, Sales, Purchase, Mortgage, Title, Appraisal.

Auto Sales/Repair/Marketing, Cellular, Car Audio, Restaurant, Construction, Entertainment

 

Hobbies:

Video Games, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Horns, Sing, Audio Composition, Audio Production, Audio recording and engineering, live sound, DJing, Remixing, Skate Boarding, Roller Blading, Skiing, Snowboarding, Automotive Repair/Restore, Motorcycles Street/Off-Road, Dance, Home Improvement, Cook, Code, Code and more Code, and of course anything Computers