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Chad Collins

Updated: Feb 23 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
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

EXPERIENCE

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.eduSan 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.
crunchbase.com/organization/sentrian#section-overview
Javascript Application Developer, Front-End Engineer, Senior Leader *(Consultant Contractor)

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

2013 to 2015

Kimbodo.com

Lead Website Designer & Developer

  • 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

2009 to 2012

Aspen Marketing / Epsilon

Lead Web UI Developer, Promoted to Technical Team Lead

  • 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 sites:
General Motors marketing portal
Ford Marketing Portal
Many other OEM portals including Mercedes, BMW,
2007 to 2009

Nubifer.com -> LPL Financial as a Client - multi-million dollar rebranding effort

Senior Web Architect & UI Developer

  • 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.

Aspen Marketing Services (Epsilon, ADS) - multi-million dollar re-platforming effort

04 / 2010 - 10 / 2012
Web Portal Architect - Technical Lead
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.

Appirio / Google Enterprise

01 / 2008 - 01 / 2009
Google Practice Engineer - Salesforce Developer
Worked with Salesforce and Google Apps / Google Enterprise for fortune 1,000 companies looking to leverage SaaS platforms and on-demand systems.

LPL Financial - onsite Contractor

2006 - 2008
Senior Web Architect
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.

01 / 2005 - 08 / 2006
Technical Product Manager
Managed software team and worked with executive management on planning and prioritizing roadmap of technology development.

Hands-On Mobile

01 / 2004 - 05 / 2005
Web Producer / Technical Webmaster
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

02 / 2001 - 12 / 2006
CEO & Founder
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.

03 / 2003 - 07 / 2005
The company eventually sold to Godaddy.com
Webmaster / Founder / Director of product marketing
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

2003 - 2004
Multimedia Developer - Flash Designer
Developed advanced multimedia applications for web interfaces and kiosk applications for media/ music download technologies.

San Diego State University - Extended Studies

2001 - 2003
Web Development Instructor
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

1998 - 2001
Webmaster
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, 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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