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Chad Collins

Updated: Apr 29 2019
Interview with Microsoft Azure Team about an App I made called Cloud:Link
channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/sureshs/Nubifer-cloud-solution-on-Windows-Azure
Latest React project for nub.ai
nub.ai dashboard example
Github
github.com/ratherbsurfing

Personal Site
chadcollins.com

My Design Pattern Audio Files
(I recorded these a few years back based on the Gang of Four c# patterns book)
soundcloud.com/chadcollins/sets/design-patterns

Linkedin Profile
linkedin.com/in/chadcollinsdotcom

Technology Groups I admin
chadcollins.com/training.html

EXPERIENCE

nub.ai, San Diego, CA.
Application Engineer, lead developer

December 2018 - Current

Created Nub.ai dashboard using modern web technologies. Nub.ai’s “Enterprise Dashboard” builder saves companies time who have to manage many websites and applications. Visit nub.ai to see more about nub.ai.

  • Created React Apps for dashboard tools
    • React.js /Redux, Electron +Node.js
  • Created Single Page application for corporate site
    • Bootstrap 4, Pure JS, jQuery, html, css
  • Other Automation Projects
    • Created command and implant control full stack application for a security pen test company.
    • Used Python Flask/Restful, Mongo DB

cSubs.com, San Diego, CA.
Engineering Manager, Full Stack Developer *Team Leader

January 2015 - December 2018

First hired as a Full Stack Engineer reporting to our CTO and Executive Management Teams directly at cSubs.com, then promoted to Engineering Manager after creating a Quality Assurance team & development release process. Responsible for creating the Quality Assurance and Development Team. Hired 35+ contractors to assist in various projects supporting cSubs world-wide initiatives. Engineered and designed CMS solutions for corporate web marketing. Administrator for IT systems including ticketing systems. Solved platform critical issues in banking and financial institution customers environments using Enterprise Mode networking models and legacy dashboard applications. Created and Produced automation tools with c#, slack, python & flask. Created reporting tools for our enterprise clients using Front-end technologies like React.js, pure javascript, d3.js, jquery, & others along with json & web services applications for customer facing rich internet applications. Built desktop / web hybrid applications with Electron and Node.js. Increased overall health and usability and features for the customer facing and back office applications for accounting.


Achievements & Projects

  • Along with enhancing the accounting systems, I held training in Microsoft Excel for advanced users in our accounting department
  • Corporate Intranet and Back office apps in Python Flask
    • Using blueprints, lazy loading, and json dictionary files for template population and module blueprint registration, I developed a modern contract management system admin toolset in Python, Jinja2/ Flask

    QA Support Automation

  • Slack Bot + Windows & Web Service in C#, connected with ticketing system, mail and office, and source control systems using REST and other API protocols.
    • Hired, mentored and trained technical staff to run automation desktop and browser tools using Selenium Web Driver and other automation techniques. Including (CBT) CrossBrowserTesting.com and BrowserStack.com

    • Platform Improvement

    • Recreation *refactoring, of legacy Accounting System to Web Platform Back Office Tools The company being founded over 15 years ago, had desktop applications for accounting that had not been brought to the web. I produced, coded and delivered these tools into the modern web applications the company uses for accounting and fulfillment using c#, web browser controls, and legacy forms in Access 2013, SQL Server connected to the client.
    • Slack Bot, developed to run tests with sentence based commands and conversational style requests inside slack. Using REST and other techniques, I integrated our Google Apps, Redmine Ticketing Tools, SVN (Subversion) and GITHUB accounts via command messaging.
      • Additional features included RTMP style reminders and follow ups from the SLACK(bots) including pushing calendar reminders in and out of Google Apps Calendar.
      • Leveraged SSO via google’s gdata APIs to improve interoperability with google docs, google sheets, and other applications.
    • Reported weekly in a “Journal / Epic” style format to the executive team and the operations, sales, and customer service manager peers.
    • Brought Agile Methods to a company which had long been “waterfall” in their approach to developing software.
    • Created an Electron Chromium hybrid application portal to improve reporting. Leveraged the use of “Web Views” and other rich features possible in Electron to put all corporate technology assets in one dashboard for weekly Dev/QA reporting.
    • Worked with technology leads out service providers like “Track.js” and “CrossBrowserTesting.com” to further their service model to us, with the goal of improving error tracking against 18+ browser and version and resolution user types.
      • Eventually I automated this testing model using a Slack Bot(noobot) connected to a windows DNA server, and Wrapped multiple command line applications into a GUI that showed commands in and out, and commanded the local server via Selenium to run tests either via remote test platforms, or local browsers and applications installed on the local machine, using WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation).


Professor of Web Architecture & Database Design at sduis.edu San Diego, CA.
Instructor, Full Stack Development *(Contractor)

January 2015 - December 2015

SDUIS.edu offers students from all over the world hands-on classroom training focused on various skills. In my role as Web Development Full Stack Instructor, I taught a class of 10 students full stack web development. HTML, Javascript, CSS, Web Information Architecture, SQL Server among other skills. This was a challenging and rewarding role as I really enjoy the opportunity to teach others.


Point Loma Credit Union, San Diego, CA.
Web Developer

November 2015 - January 2016

Hired as recommended consultant contractor KENTICO CMS developer.
- Technologies in the initiatives include:

  • Sql server 2012
  • ASP.net
  • KENTICO “EMS”/CMS

Achievements & Projects

  • Visual Query Builder for Doctors to build patient disease state charts, and efficacy plans for improved health outcomes.
  • Specifically created tools using qulacomm sensors and watson neural networks to predict a heart-attack within 3 day prior to such an event.
    - I used technical languages and tools like: D3.js for Interactive Graph Charts, MVC EXT.JS 4.0 Patient Care App
  • Assessed CMS Portal Solutions and selected dJango Framework as a solution to that fit well with the team’s skill sets and coding history on the project

Sentrian , Aliso Viejo, CA.
Javascript Application Developer, Front-End Engineer, Senior Leader

crunchbase.com/organization/sentrian#section-overview

January 2015 - December 2016

Sentrian, formerly “jointly health”, is a predictive analysis startup, one of over 25 incubated startups created by the Frost Capital Group in Aliso Viejo.
linkedin.com/company/frost-data-capital

The goal of Sentrian during its early stage was to develop predictive technologies using various machine learning and bio sensors from providers like Qualcomm, and AI Frameworks like IBM Watson.
For example, predict when a patient’s disease state reaches a critical time-frame, like a heart attack, and be able to predict within a 3 day period prior to the heart failure and introduce therapies to mitigate heart damage, or the heart attack itself.

Achievements & Projects

  • Visual Query Builder for Doctors to build patient disease state charts, and efficacy plans for improved health outcomes.
  • Specifically created tools based on live feed data to assist doctors to build trend models and charts that could for instance, predict a heart-attack within 3 day prior to such an event.
    - I used technical languages and tools like: D3.js for Interactive Graph Charts, MVC EXT.JS 4.0 Patient Care App
  • Assessed CMS and deployed Portal Solutions and selected dJango CMS/Framework as a solution to that fit well with the team’s skill sets and coding history on the project

SDCCU San Diego County Credit Union, San Diego, CA.
Web Developer

November 2014 - May 2015

Hired as recommended consultant contractor KENTICO CMS developer.
- Technologies in the initiatives include:

  • Sql server 2012
  • ASP.net
  • KENTICO “EMS”/CMS

Achievements & Projects
- I used technical languages and tools like: D3.js for Interactive Graph Charts, MVC EXT.JS 4.0 Patient Care App

  • Assessed CMS and Portal Solutions and selected dJango CMS/Framework as a solution to that fit well with the team’s skill sets and coding history on the project

San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego, CA.
ORACLE CMS Developer

November 2014 - May 2015

Hired as recommended consultant contractor KENTICO CMS developer.
- Technologies in the initiatives include:

  • Oracle Enterprise CMS *(Oracle Webcenter)
  • Cross Platform, Full Stack Platform CMS Development
    - Java, Javascript, CSS/LESS, Mobile Responsive Development with Bootstrap 3
    - Technical Team Leadership

Kimbodo.com

Lead Website Designer & Developer

2013 - 2015

  • Design Iteration with Photoshop and User Experience approaches
  • Implementation of slicing PSDs to Graphics and Client code for new sites
  • Adding additional functionality as requested by early and iterative requests by the client teams
  • JQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Media Queries

Responsive Website Design

Some Sites in Wordpress:
(I have built many more, but this list is a good start)
marksgroup.com
personalfinancialgroup.com
riamoneytransfer.com
joinlpl.com
360financial.net
sungroupwp.com

Aspen Marketing Services (Epsilon, ADS)

Lead Web UI Developer - Web Portal Architect - Promoted to Technical Team Lead

2009 - 2012

Lead a team of 20+ plus skilled individuals in the areas of web architecture, advanced UI applications and coordinated with key executives and management in planning various large scale re-platforming initiatives.

  • Design Iteration with Photoshop and User Experience approaches
  • Worked closely with Client managers and Portal clients to assess needs and deliver the visual and coding solutions.
  • Mobile web design
  • Extensive rapid prototyping
  • Extensive Content Management System extension

Portal websites developed for:
General Motors marketing portal, Ford Marketing Portal, and other OEM portals including Mercedes, BMW,

Nubifer.com LPL Financial as a Client - high profile rebranding effort

Senior Web Architect & UI Developer

2007 - 2009

  • Design and developed based on functional specifications and business requirements documentation
  • Wrote Functional and Business Requirement Documents
  • Conducted User Interviews following Uniform Modelling approaches
  • Created Functional Goals & UML Diagrams
  • Created Site Comp designs for internal clients
  • Coded initial prototype site using classic ASP and Javascript
    • Wrote extensive UI controls, accordions, sliders, etc
  • Worked with the IT department to release 5 enterprise grade systems to the web completing LPL’s rebranding effort. (1.5) years.

Appirio / Google Enterprise
Google Practice Engineer - Salesforce Developer

01 / 2008 - 01 / 2009

Worked with Salesforce and Google Apps / Google Enterprise for fortune 1,000 companies looking to leverage SaaS platforms and on-demand systems.

LPL Financial
Senior Web Architect

2006 - 2008

Senior Web Architect responsible the re-design, and development of legacy websites to new branded websites LPL.com and JoinLPL.com recruitment website.
Developed LPL.com and JoinLPL.com and engineered "mashup technologies" to marry legacy systems, data, and web properties into a new multi million dollar web/ and brand rebranding effort for LPL Financial.

Great Call Inc.
Technical Product Manager

01 / 2005 - 08 / 2006

Managed software team and worked with executive management on planning and prioritizing roadmap of technology development.

Hands-On Mobile
Web Producer / Technical Webmaster

01 / 2004 - 05 / 2005

Managed as Senior Webmaster and Producer a team of 5 developers and engineers. A team that I hired and trained. Developed advanced distribution web systems for mobile and billing application integration. Created Digital Asset Management and Fulfillment System.
Managed more than 300 brands and their respective web initiatives, while leading a team engaged in deploying mobile applications world wide. http://HandsOn.com
Brought MForma.com forward to a new brand and new platform for digital platform distribution. Managed and worked with executive producers for over 300 brands like World Poker Tour, CBS Sportsline, Milton Bradley and others including integration and deployment for over 4,000 cell carriers and handset providers in integrating with mobile distribution platform.

Software Digital Corporation
CEO & Founder

02 / 2001 - 12 / 2006

Founded an Application Service Provider which grew to serve over 200 companies in various verticals including eCommerce, distribution, inventory management, healthcare, finance, and student lending. Built key technologies and leased platform services to fast growing lending agencies. We eventually became a lender that I founded named National Finance Corporation.

NetHere Inc.
Webmaster / Founder / Director of product marketing

03 / 2003 - 07 / 2005

The company eventually sold to Godaddy.com

Company Founder, marketing and webmaster tasked with selling digital products. Hosting, Dial-up, Dedicated Access, Enterprise point to point wireless and various other duties in marketing.

Sony Network Studios
Multimedia Developer - Flash Designer

2003 - 2004

Developed advanced multimedia applications for web interfaces and kiosk applications for media/ music download technologies.

San Diego State University - Extended Studies
Web Development Instructor

2001 - 2003

Taught an accelerated web development course featuring, History of the Web, HTML, Dreamweaver, Javascript, Linux Administration, Perl and Flash technology to students from San Diego State University Extended Studies program.

First World Communications
Webmaster

1998 - 2001

Hired as webmaster reporting directly to executive management. Responsible for web integration for geo-code applications focused on customer fulfillment for internet services.


EDUCATION

September 2017

  • Insights on Software Quality Engineering
  • Java: Testing with JUnit
  • Learning Python Web Penetration Testing
  • Advanced Selenium: Testing Tools
  • Android App Development: Unit Testing

October 2017

  • HTML Essential Training
  • JavaScript Essential Training
  • Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
  • Building Sites with Dreamweaver and WordPress
  • WordPress Essential Training

November 2017

  • UX Foundations: Logic and Content
  • Blogging for your Business
  • WordPress: Building a One-Page Style Site
  • Building a Single-Page Application with Angular and WordPress
  • WordPress Developer Tips: Creating a Popular Posts Plugin
  • Learning JavaScript Debugging
  • Business Analysis Foundations: Business Process Modeling
  • CSS: Selectors
  • Ethical Hacking: Penetration Testing

December 2017

  • SEO: Keyword Strategy

January 2018

  • Marketing Tools: SEO
  • SEO: Link Building in Depth

May 2018

  • PHP with MySQL Essential Training: 1 The Basics
  • SEO: Link Building in Depth

July 2018

  • Bootstrap 4 Essential training

 

PHILANTHROPY

WorthwhileCauses.org gives new shoes to people in very challenged areas.
Last year we donated and gave out 500 pairs of shoes to children in orphanages in the more remote and impoverished areas of Baja Mexico.
worthwhilecauses.org

 

SKILLS

  • Javascript, Python /Flask, c#, jQuery, React.js, Vue.js, Java, Cold Fusion, IIS Server, Apache Server
  • Technical & Business Team Leadership
  • ISP/Application Service Provider Founder Experience
  • TensorFlow Keras AI experience
  • Selenium Webdriver for browser automation and QA Test suites
  • Agile scrum methodologies
  • Web application blackbox & whitebox testing
  • Marketing / web Content writing
  • Expert HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Linux & windows development, SVN & Git Deployment
  • Adobe Photoshop design editing
  • e-Marketing & Social Media, hubspot, wordpress, others
  • Website & Keyword Analysis, moz.org
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Search Engine Guideline knowledge
  • Amazon Cloud / EC2, Workspaces,
  • Windows Azure

 

SPOKEN LANGUAGES

Fluent English
Intermediate Spanish
Beginner Chinese

WEB APP TRANSLATION

Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French, and Spanish

REFERENCES

Available upon request
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