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Ben
Senior Web Developer
13 years experience W2 Atlanta, GA
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Recent Experience
Senior Web Developer 01/15 - 01/18
Senior PHP Web Developer/Founder 01/04 - 01/14
Summary

- While at Turner, ~3x-10x'ed CNN.com's page load speed through a prototype by rearchitecting it in a theme-matching prototype for an estimated ~$15 million / year revenue increase and a $1 billion user-time-savings. Ideated & architected the improvements on my own between tasks, developed proof-of-concepts & a presentation, passed two rounds of vetting, and shared the improvement suggestions with CNN developers - Invented and developed a Wordpress plugin that automatically SEOs small business websites using highly advanced analysis, and showcases knowledge of almost every aspect of Wordpress plugin development. You can check it out at bestlocalseotools.com and in the Wordpress.org plugin directory. - While at Turner, helped maintain the highly-trafficked websites Golf.com and SI.com (Sports Illustrated) and was recommended for other work at Turner by multiple managers - Took over a CIO-level role with Tea Party Patriots and became a certified AWS Solutions Architect (which is one of the most valuable tech certifications available - even higher in market value than a PhD in computer science according to salary surveys). - Founded and ran a web development shop for about a decade and maintained an A+ BBB rating. - As the only kid in my top-tier high school's class to place into all honors classes, I was heavily recruited by the Ivy League, but instead went to the University of Michigan, and was a member of their famed football team (as a placekicker), where the business & computer science programs were also higher rated than Harvard's. I've since invested that focus into computers, software and business, and I hope it shows. Ben is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Senior PHP/Wordpress/Drupal Web Developer, with 13 plus years of PHP and significant management, consulting, and project management experience. He has 12 plus years of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. He has 10 years of MySQL and 10 years of Wordpress. He has 9 years of jQuery. He also has 3 years of XML, 4 years of JSON, and 3 years of Shell Scripting on Unix.

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HOPE COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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Availability:Immediately
Willing to relocate?:Yes
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Any location
Prepared to Travel:No travel (0%)
Employment Type:Any
Security Clearance:No clearance
Citizenship:U.S. Citizen