Rob Wood

Senior Application Engineer

Areas of Expertise

Operating Systems

WindowsLinuxMac

Web Servers

IISApacheNginx

Cloud Platforms

AWSGoogle Cloud

Relational Databases

MySQLSQL Server
Oracle
PostgresAccess
DB2

Document Databases

SphinxMongoDB

Server Side

PHPClassic ASP.NET
Node
CGI

Frameworks

YiiSymfonyCodeIgniter
Cake

Client Side

HTML5CSS3Javascript
jQuery
UX Design
Graphics
SEOFlash
Flex
ActionscriptMobile

Programming Languages

CC++C#JavaPerl
VB
ARM Assembly

APIs

Google MapsGoogle Charts
Authorize.net
USPS
UPS
FacebookYouTube
Twitter
LinkedInAnd More

Misc. Expertise

Server/DB Optimization
Web/Mobile Security
E-commerce
JIRAStash
Ansible
XMLJSON

Personal Details

Rob Wood — BS Computer Science

http://www.rob-wood.net

Personal Summary

  • Clever, adaptable, cutting-edge network application developer

  • Diverse & expansive education/experience

  • Established & proven problem solving and application design skills

  • Well-developed & intuitive leadership, coaching, and organizational skills

  • Fast, energetic acquisition & comprehension of system knowledge

  • Motto: “In IT, everything can be improved and nothing is impossible.

Work Experience

Our Town America – Pinellas Park, FL

Lead Developer Jun 2012 – Aug 2015

  • Redeveloped large print to mail production system. Started with two options based on a single demographic point and a single envelope, created a system providing unlimited demographic and envelope content variations

  • Improved national mailing insert code to maximize revenue, resulting in thousands of dollars in increased revenue monthly

  • Developed a Google Maps system using Oracle Spatial to display ZIP/CRRT boundaries and connect those to a variety of data in several different interfaces

  • Improved sales tools and documents to increase performance and aesthetic appeal, resulting in improved sales performance

  • Redeveloped an online end user print to mail postcard solution to a much improved HTML5 canvas app



  • Web Commerce Partners – Tampa, FL

  • Lead Developer Sep 2010 – Jun 2012

  • Developed an abandoned cart recapture system that resulted in completed sales on 5-10% of abandoned carts

  • Increased response rate to email marketing campaigns by 25-30%

Improved application performance via server and database optimization, cutting load times, resulting in fewer page bounces

When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code.” — Richard Pattis




Education

Eastern Kentucky University

BS, Computer Science, 2004

  • EKU Honors Program

  • Lambda Sigma National Honors Society

  • Numerous Dean's List Awards

  • Published in EKU Aurora Literary and Arts Journal

  • Published in Eastern Progress student newspaper

Individual Talents

  • High percentile I.Q.
    (98.7775566587%)

  • Aptitude for logic

  • Stubborn determination

  • High energy level

  • Curiosity

  • Impatience/sense of urgency

  • Loyalty & commitment

  • Daring to innovate

Individual Skills

  • Guru of Googling

  • Algorithm development

  • Reducing complexity

  • Digesting obscure code

  • Learning new skills

  • Anticipating problems

  • Communicating technological ideas in non-technical terms

  • UX development & design

  • Finding the right tool for the job

Work Experience (Continued)

American Marketing & Mailing Services, Inc. – Tampa, FL

PHP Programmer May 2010 – Sep 2010

  • Optimized numerous scripts, moving the heavy data lifting from PHP to the database, where it belongs, greatly improving performance

  • Optimized and consolidated numerous database queries, improving performance and code readability/maintainability

  • Designed and implemented an innovative UX for name selection and mailing

Virtual Grace, Inc. – Tampa, FL

Lead Developer/Designer Aug 2009 – May 2010

  • Maintained clients in premium positions in the major search engines

  • Improved aesthetic quality of projects and introduced structural SEO, increasing customer satisfaction, site performance and conversion rates

  • Developed several Pro Bono projects for worthy causes

Inet PC – Waukesha, WI

Web Programmer Sep 2006– June 2007

  • Created web pages from .psd files from design team.

  • Connected sites to proprietary ecommerce engine, debugged ecommerce engine

  • Developed web applications for clients

virtualStyle Web Development – Tampa, FL

Sole Proprietor Sep 1999 – Present

  • Numerous projects large and small since 1999 (also a lot of fiddling)

  • Handled different sized web development projects from the sale all the way through deployment

  • Continuous management of personal servers for over a decade

Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, ‘How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?'” — Steve McConnell, author “Code Complete”