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Rick
rick@torzyn.com
904-728-2487
Jacksonville, FL 32235
Senior Drupal Developer
25 years experience
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Summary

  • After working for over 25 years as a successful full stack web developer, I am delving deeply into Machine Learning/Deep Learning to combine my web development experience with my educational background in statistics and data analysis.
  • Web Developer with extensive experience in Perl, PHP, Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, REST, Node.js, MySQL, MS SQL, Drupal, WordPress, Docker, VirtualBox, RedHat OpenShift, Linux Administration, Statistics, SPSS, SAS and Git.
  • Basic knowledge of React, Laraval, Django, Flask, TensorFlow, Keras, Numpy, OpenCV, MongoDB, Postgres, Hadoop, Neo4J and KNIME.
  • For hosting environments, I have used WHM/CPanel, Plesk, AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, Cloudera via VirtualBox, and Google Cloud.
  • Strong interests and knowledge of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and embedded IoT devices.

Experience
Senior Drupal Developer
Mar 2021 - present
Drupal
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Drupal Developer
Dec 2020 - Jan 2021
Remote, OR
Worked as a Drupal Developer addressing client issues on highly customized Drupal websites.
Drupal
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Senior Drupal Developer
May 2020 - Nov 2020
Contract Senior Drupal Developer at Florida Blue (a GuideWell company) working on refreshing, maintaining and enhancing consumer Medicare website. Completed projects include integrating machine learning recommendation engine with Medicare website using RESTful API, integrating corporate website with consumer Medicare website and enhancing agent referral system using custom modules, services and event subscribers.
Drupal REST
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Sr. Web Developer
Oct 2019 - Jan 2020
Jacksonville, FL
  • Improved the search capabilities of railroad logistic company mobile app that helps find contact information of client personnel and decreased the response time by 50% by cutting out unnecessary step.
  • Improved the interface of Perl/Mojolicious mobile app to allow quick and easy payment by customers for railcar storage fees that previously remained uncollected.
Ext.JS Web Developer Perl JavaScript
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Senior Software Engineer
Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
Jacksonville, FL
  • Improved OCR accuracy by 5% by refining the Python algorithm for character/field recognition
  • Contributed to onboarding 3 large clients.
Docker Containers Machine Learning Software Engineer Python OCR
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Sr. Software Developer
Dec 2016 - Jan 2019
Jacksonville, FL
  • Contracted to Florida Blue as a Drupal developer for Medicare website in an Agile development environment creating custom Drupal 8 modules and RESTful interfaces to enhance customer experience.
  • Worked with business analyst and testing teams to develop, maintain and remediate defects for customer requested customizations of Drupal 8 insurance sales portal sites.
RedHat PaaS OpenShift Medicare Jenkins Drupal Agile Methodology REST
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SharePoint Developer/Consultant
Information Technology
Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
  • Designed and implemented SharePoint Company Intranet homepage using ShareBoot, a Bootstrap based theme for SharePoint Implemented company supplied wireframe/prototype homepage for company intranet
  • Provide training for in-house website administrator to create additional pages using theme templates.
  • Created six client-side custom webparts using HTML, CSS, and Javascript files.
Training Pages MS SharePoint JavaScript HTML CSS Database Design Bootstrap
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Web Applications Developer
Sep 2012 - Oct 2016
Jacksonville, FL
  • Developed, implemented and managed a multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French), fully responsive Drupal 7 website using Omega 3 theme.
  • Designed, developed and implemented the Business Opportunity Launch Tracker (BOLT), a Drupal based lead, project and contact management system saving the company $10,000+ per year.
  • Integrated BOLT with iDashboard using RESTful calls to extract information from Drupal database to create interactive charts, maps and graphs for executive dashboards.
  • Redesigned SharePoint depreciated server-side sandboxed webparts to use client-side JavaScript Object Model (JSOM) and Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interface (REST API), saving the company $8,000 in redesign costs.
Asset Management Wireframing SSIS SQL Sandbox Project Management MS SharePoint JavaScript J.D. Edwards Drupal Database Design Data Warehousing Data Management Contract Management Content Management REST
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Owner and Remote Web Developer
Dec 1996 - Sep 2012
Internet Programmer/Consultant specializing in open source software troubleshooting, Ecommerce programming, MySQL database administration and optimization, and custom coding for WordPress and Drupal content managing systems.
  • Created online database of over 3 million books in print for rapid online searching and purchasing by registered government offices and organizations.
  • Created Drupal 7 custom content types and modules allowing musicians to upload music and visitors to listen for non-profit organization.
  • Designed, developed, updated and maintained CyberCart, a Perl multi-merchant shopping cart script used by over 200 companies to sell products on the internet.
Drupal MySQL Perl Web Developer Wordpress
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Remote Programmer
Apr 2011 - Aug 2012
  • Create and developed multi-tenant Drupal , Joomla, and WordPress websites for clients within real estate industry.
  • Managed AWS cloud instances and Redhat Enterprise Linux Server for development and production servers to reduce project costs through virtualization.
AWS
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Education
Master's in Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods
California State University 1994
Bachelor's in Psychology, Statistics and Research Methods
California State University-Fresno
Certifications
Laravel 5 Essential Training: 2
Testing, Securing, and Deploying
Learning Apache Cordova
Graph Analytics for Big Data
Neural Networks and Deep Learning OpenShift, Linux Administration, Statistics, SPSS, SAS and Git
Applied AI with DeepLearning
Skills
Perl
2020
29
Drupal
2021
25
MySQL
2012
23
Wordpress
2012
17
Web Developer
2021
16
Sales
2010
13
REST
2020
7
PHP
2008
5
Asset Management
2016
4
Content Management
2016
4
Contract Management
2016
4
Data Management
2016
4
Data Warehousing
2016
4
Database Design
2018
4
J.D. Edwards
2016
4
JavaScript
2020
4
MS SharePoint
2018
4
Project Management
2016
4
Sandbox
2016
4
SQL
2016
4
SSIS
2016
4
Wireframing
2016
4
RedHat
2019
3
Agile Methodology
2019
2
AWS
2012
2
Jenkins
2019
2
Medicare
2019
2
OpenShift
2019
2
PaaS
2019
2
AJAX
2012
1
DBA
2012
1
eCommerce Strategies
2012
1
EDI
2012
1
Linux
2012
1
Problem Solving
2012
1
Apache
0
1
Basic
0
1
Biostatistics
0
1
Bootstrap
2018
1
CakePHP
2009
1
CSS
2018
1
D3.js
0
1
Data Analysis
0
1
Design Patterns
0
1
Django
0
1
Docker Containers
2019
1
Ext.JS
2020
1
Flask
0
1
Git
0
1
Hadoop
0
1
HTML
2018
1
IBM SPSS
0
1
in-memory databases
0
1
jQuery
0
1
Machine Learning
2019
1
MongoDB
0
1
MS Azure
0
1
mSQL
0
1
MVC
2009
1
node.js
0
1
OCR
2019
1
OOP
0
1
Pages
2018
1
PostgreSQL
0
1
Python
2019
1
React native
0
1
React.js
0
1
Salesforce
2009
1
SCSS
0
1
Server Admin
0
1
Software Engineer
2019
1
Training
2018
1
UNIX
0
1
VirtualBox
0
1