Web Agency

I have the skills that you need.

My online resume may be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Aaz5o6OUWornZDQ2c2tncF8yNGZkNG43OGMy&hl=en

Some Code samples are available here: http://www.alexyz.com/portfolio/codesamples/list.php?login=insider

My online portfolio is here: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Aaz5o6OUWornZDQ2c2tncF83N2Z0aGt2ZGYz&hl=en

My developer notes blog is here: http://www.alexyz.com/code

My Experience

I’ve been coding for the web since 2002, full time since 2006. I began with an interest in multimedia distribution, learning Actionscript (1.0 at the time, and then later 2 and 3), HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Since 2006, I’ve been pursuing an interest in PHP, and PHP frameworks, to include CakePHP, Zend, CodeIgniter, Oracle Rightnow CX (Oracle Service Cloud), and though not technically OO, Drupal. I studied Ruby on Rails a bit, and then began working with Expedia, where I picked up some JAVA/SPRING, AWS, and more.

A few quick examples from my portfolio include:

Most recently, working for Nike, I worked with a small team to transition their Oracle Rightnow CX system into the modern era. That included developing a single code base to unify their otherwise 45+ global code bases, transitioning from a WebDAV deployment model (hardly sustainable) to an automated deployment system, and beginning work on a NodeJS/React replacement application.

Prior to Nike, I lead a team for ATD Wheels, the largest national Tire distributor, building new Hybris sites. Aside from working with a large popular platform, most exciting to me at this opportunity was defining the Front-end stack, and work applying the Google Maps API to display data from their 7,000 or so locations.

Working for Expedia, I contributed to their extensive knowledge base support systems. These systems support over 50 countries, and approximately 40 languages. They rely on front end OO Javascript and CSS work, enhancements to the Oracle owned RightNow Technologies Platform, as well as back end CodeIgniter, PHP systems, ROQL accessed databases, the Amazon Cloud, Google Analytics as well as Adobe Omniture tracking approaches, among other technologies.


This is a site that I built in Zend, and later converted to an e-commerce Drupal installation. The Zend version utilizes some lovely tools, including a simple Zend PDF generation class, and a custom Authorize.net authentication class. The Drupal version is enhanced with several community modules, and a few custom creations as well.


This site is constructed quite heavily with AJAX.It includes a floating and drag-and-drop custom cart, expandable sections, custom menus, and dense logic that ensures that its 10,000+ words are SEO friendly. I built 4 such sites for Soundstrue: http://www.withinsight.com/ Also of interest is a custom podcast that I created for Soundstrue utilizing WordPress: http://www.soundstrue.com/podcast It has over 200 episodes to date, is highly ranked by iTunes, and is completely custom. For example, note each episode’s cross-sells section, which is dynamically generated, pulled from a JAVA e-commerce application by the name of Konakart. All customization is built according to spec, into the CMS so that non-web marketing folks may control every aspect of the podcast, and still the application may be updated as changes are made to it by the community.

Please let me know if you’d like further samples, links, or conversations. I’m happy to oblige.

Skill Set:

PHP, MYSQL, 8 years:
Zend Framework, Drupal module and theme development, WordPress, Codeigniter (Oracle RightNow CX)

JS, 8 years:
JQuery, Prototype, script.aculo.us, node, Grunt, YUI, LABS, Backbonejs (example: http://alexyz.com/expedia/backboneHash/support.htm), Angularjs (example: http://alexyz.com/expedia/eMobile), Google Maps API

Misc, 1-10 years:
Hybris, SVN, Git, Perforce, Perl CGI, MailChimp, Bronto, Salesforce, Pivotal Tracker, Unfuddle, Flash, Actionscript 1/2/3, Code collaborator, MongoDB, Eclipse, Jira, Confluence, JSP, Freemaker, Regular Expressions, ROQL, Akamai, Omniture & Sitecatalyst, jMeter, Adobe CS#, Maven, Spring, Ant, Gradle, Jenkins, HTML, CSS

Since 2000:
HTML5, CSS3, Sass, LESS, Compass, Foundation, Bootstrap

Tool choices:
Eclipse, Sublime, Beyond Compare


Master in Music Technology & Film Scoring : New York University : 2002 – 2004
Bachelor of Arts in Music : The University of Puget Sound : 1996 – 1999

Work History:

Nike – Senior Web Developer – Mainz Brady Consulting
Full Stack Engineer, Oracle Service Cloud, ReactJS
June 2016 – January, 2018

A.I.M. Consulting – Senior Web Developer
Client/Contract: Tirebuyer, ATD Wheels
Front end developer, Git, JS, jQuery, Hybris, Less, Bootstrap
Sept. 2015 – May, 2016

Expedia – SDE
Global Customer Operations, Interactive Support Applications Team, Oracle/Adobe RightNow CX knowledge based API both OOP development as well as console extension, ROQL, jQuery, Backbone, Perforce, Akamai, Omniture, HTML, CSS, supporting over 40 international sites and languages, integrating PHP CodeIgniter with JAVA/SPRING development efforts and Enterprise systems all over the globe.
July 2012 – July 2015

SoundsTrue.com – Web Developer
Zend, PHP, JS, jQuery, Scriptaculous, CSS, SVN, PHP development, brought and helped implement a Zend based service layer architecture to the team, Withinsight/Seeker’s Guides, WordPress blog development and maintenance, Podcast & RSS development and maintenance, Course and Event Simple Machines Forums creation, MySQL data management, Analytics Tracking, SVN coordination, Flash banners and widgets, Google widgets, synchronization with JAVA team and occasional JSP edits, AJAX, satellite Mini-cart and educational guide/shop developments and support, co-branding development and maintenance, Newsletter development/list management and team support thereof, Bronto API development, Agile methodology, various tracking online tools and daily Scrum, multi-environment utilization: testing, integration, staging, production.
July, 2008 – June, 2012

Mountain Media Group – Web Developer
Development: designbuild-outs, blogs, e-commerce, dynamic Flash and back-end creations, problemsolving, edits, CMSMS, Joomla, ongoing site updates, client and projectmanagement.
October, 2007 – December, 2008