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PROFILE

An experienced Solutions Architect and educator with over 15 years of proven expertise in creating and executing reliable, cost-effective technical solutions. Skilled in facilitating collaboration among designers, developers, and operations teams, with a focus on delivering value and a great experience to the customer.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Solution architect with expertise in developing secure and high-performing web applications on Amazon Web Services.
  • Proven track record of success in advising and collaborating with diverse organizations to leverage the cloud and achieve goals.
  • Dynamic leader with a focus on seamless collaboration in complex technical projects with a diverse set of stakeholders from marketing, sales, operations, and management. 
  • Agile manager and mentor, focused on supporting designers and developers in reaching their full potential, both in projects and careers.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Linux, Bash, Docker, Containers, Load Balancing, CI/CD, CDK, CloudFormation, Terraform, Git, React, Next.js, Server-less, Lambda

CERTIFICATIONS

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA-C03)    
Amazon Web Services, Expires 2027

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)    
Amazon Web Services, Expires 2026

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Web Development
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
August 2013 to Present

  • Tenured professor who mentored and instructed over 2,000 design and computer science students, fostering proficiency in modern web development skills, enabling the increase of post-graduate career placement from 60% to over 80%.
  • Achieved a significant improvement in student retention within the web design and development program, elevating rates from 70% to 90%. 
  • Successfully negotiated a partnership with Akashi Technical College, establishing a study-abroad programs for over 100 students. Led multiple student teams to Japan, facilitating participation in classes, workshops, and cultural activities.

Senior Software Engineer
Menu Genie Inc, Allentown, PA                  
2012 to 2013

  • Spearheaded a team of designers and developers in architecting a highly successful restaurant menu and ordering platform for that was used by over 200 restaurants. 
  • Developed the platform utilizing load balanced servers on Amazon Web Services, which enabled the platform to have a near 99.99% availability. 
  • Lead the startup to achieve a milestone of processing over $250,000 in orders within the platform’s inaugural year of operation.

Software Consultant
Parker West, Allentown, PA
2010 to 2012

  • Developed the Martin Guitar Tuner app for both Android and iOS, garnering over a 1,500,000 downloads on the Android Play and Apple App stores.
  • Designed web content management and advertising systems for corporate and non-profit clients that grew organic inbound traffic by an average of 15% over 3 months. 
  • Engineered an online document management system for a large New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company which improved the ETL workflows of processing 2 million customer forms.   

Director of Web Services
Hotwire Communications, Philadelphia, PA    
2007 to 2010

  • Oversaw the team responsible for implementing a self-service web account management system, achieving a 30% reduction in customer support requests. 
  • Optimized the web interfaces for their IPTV platform, which increased performance of their TV applications for over 65,000 customers.
  • Worked with the marketing and sales team to develop applications which integrated with their Fiber and IPTV products to increase customer satisfaction and retention by 10%.

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Interactive Design and Game Development
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies
Messiah College, Grantham, PA