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Roy
roy.ronalds@gmail.com
585-519-7658
Newfield, NY 14867
Lead Web Engineer - React
14 years experience W2
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I accelerate web software development for teams building revenue-critical applications. With more than 12 years of experience in the industry, I create effective processes for my team to turn concepts into code.

  • I translate customer needs from acceptance criteria to working web software.
  • I accelerate team development via CICD.
  • I practice service leadership with a democratic style.
  • I architect scalable JAMstack app ecosystems: Javascript, APIs on AWS, and Markup.

I've led other programmers, graphic designers, & data entry personnel in creating sites with hundreds of weekly orders, thousands of dollars of budget in online marketing, and financial credit card processing.

I've programmed for the web in JavaScript, React, PHP, and Python for over a decade now. In the last 7 years I have been using AWS serverless systems, git source control, Amplify, Ubuntu and Debian cloud servers, load balancers, and continuous integration testing with services like GitHub actions & Travis-CI. I use those technologies to create solid and well-tested code that leads to stable and usable features. I have coded projects from government database search engines to e-commerce product pages to browser-based web games.

Experience
Owner & Programmer
Information Technology
Oct 2007 - present
  • Designed, programmed & architected the full stack of the legacy browser-based game "Ninjawars".
  • Design and implement complex game logic on a legacy codebase Javascript, npm, PHP, Some Python, Postgresql, HTML5, and CSS3, served on AWS, open-source at github.com/BitLucid/ninjawars.
  • Started a rewrite to React and Amplify in 2020 at github.com/ninjawars/nw-r.
AWS JavaScript Python React.js PostgreSQL PHP CSS
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Software Development Manager
Information Technology
Oct 2019 - Feb 2021

Created a team from scratch to modernize the flagship merchant and bank-facing application from a monolithic PHP app to an enterprise-ready React serverless Amplify ecosystem. Captured complex enterprise requirements. Turned them into workable JIRA acceptance criteria as I led the team in building a PCI-compliant financial services app.

  • Architected enterprise merchant portal project from 0 code to a full monorepo ecosystem.
  • Created design system and backend integration with 6 services and 500+ tables.
  • Created a team from scratch, hiring to a 5 person team, mentoring, and training.
  • Improved effective usability and time to interactive 10 fold by translating previous PHP monolith into a progressively loading serverless React and GraphQL application.
  • Instituted a11y and responsiveness metrics for the flagship app, including the lighthouse.

Technologies: React, AWS Amplify, GraphQL, Typescript, Storybook, Material-UI

AWS JIRA PHP React.js Typescript Training Progress
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Senior Software Developer
Information Technology
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

Unified the company's web SaaS products. Interfaced with remote teams to build React & Material-UI applications for college & university clients and multiple unified apps. Brought the team from 0 tests to full continuous delivery of the library and web apps.

  • Provided complex web components in React to all company product teams, from college registration software to the flagship Banner product.
  • Accelerated development through CI/CD practices by moving all pipelines to AWS and creating new CI stacks with Jenkins & Jest.
  • Brought teams up to speed on enterprise-wide UI design system based on Material-UI.

Technologies: React, Typescript, Material-UI, AWS Cloudfront & API Gateway & S3, ES6, Node 10, Webpack Co-founder & Lead Programmer BitLucid Inc

AWS node.js React.js Typescript UI Team Build SaaS Jest Jenkins AWS S3 AWS Cloudfront
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Senior Software Engineer
Information Technology
Jun 2016 - Nov 2017
  • Application rearchitecting, software engineering, and planning.
  • Rearchitected main client and customer feedback application to support large 100+ location enterprises beyond just smaller location corporations.
  • Worked with React and Angular single-page apps, built with npm/bower/grunt/CoffeeScript, to maintain and improve complex web app running off of a REST PHP API in ZF2.
  • Set up Continuous Integration, brought the unit tests from 0 to 700+.
  • Coded new endpoints for the API on AWS, and new pages & features in the customer-facing Angular app which ran as a static AWS S3 front-end in front of the back-end Rest API on AWS.
  • Continuous Delivery, one-click deployment, and automating.
AngularJS AWS AWS S3 Continuous Integration PHP React.js REST Grunt.js CoffeeScript
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Co-founder & Lead Programmer
Information Technology
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015

Led contractors and consultants to provide the full stack of tech solutions to clients. Architected custom retail and higher education websites. Created bespoke admin back-ends for ordering, and retail conversion improvement.

  • Recruited and supervised subcontractors for programming, data entry, graphic design, and online marketing.
  • Managed and developed the whole stack of technology for clients: from architectural design to cloud servers to front-end design.
  • Clients: ursuline.org, shermanbrothers.com, savingamerica.com, massbigdata.org, etc.

Technologies: PHP, Nginx, Postgresql, Selenium, Symfony2, AWS EC2 & ALB

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Software Engineering Consultant
Information Technology
May 2010 - Jun 2015

Created the web infrastructure for corporate shoe store shermanbrothers.com. Consulted on a broad base of tech issues to fulfill the evolving business needs of the client.

  • Refactored and redesigned the site across the full stack to modernize the business.
  • Led programming of features for multiple years with subcontractors of my choosing and under my supervision.
  • Optimized to improve order ROI on-site and an $8,000+ per month AdWords campaign.

Technologies: PHP, Nginx, AWS EC2, Load Balancers, Adwords

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Education
Bachelor's in Biochemistry and Computer Science (Incomplete)
State University of NY

Related studies included various areas of CompSci: Java Programming, C Programming, Oracle Database Administration, and Graphic Design/Computer Art.

Certifications
AWS Community Builder
AWS
Skills
AWS
2021
17
PHP
2021
16
React.js
2021
15
CSS
2021
13
JavaScript
2021
13
PostgreSQL
2021
13
Python
2021
13
AWS EC2
2015
5
MS Visio
2015
5
nginx
2015
5
Software Engineer
2015
5
Actor
2015
4
PS Higher Education
2015
4
Selenium
2015
4
Apache
2014
1
Debian
2015
1
Google Analytics
2014
1
Graphic Design
2015
1
Linux
2015
1
MySQL
2015
1
System Administration
2015
1
Ubuntu
2015
1
UX
2014
1
AWS S3
2019
2
Typescript
2021
2
Agile Methodology
2021
1
CICD
2021
1
Rally
2021
1
Software Architect
2019
1
AngularJS
2017
1
AWS Cloudfront
2019
1
CoffeeScript
2017
1
Continuous Integration
2017
1
Grunt.js
2017
1
Jenkins
2019
1
Jest
2019
1
JIRA
2021
1
node.js
2019
1
Progress
2021
1
REST
2017
1
SaaS
2019
1
Team Build
2019
1
Training
2021
1
UI
2019
1
Data Migration
2017
1
AJAX
0
1
API Development
0
1
Customer Service
0
1
Drupal
0
1
Git
0
1
HTML
0
1
in-memory databases
0
1
jQuery
0
1
mSQL
0
1
Project Management
0
1
Recruiting
0
1
SCSS
0
1
SVN
0
1