Patrick J.

Waters
1125 Park Pl San Mateo CA, 94403 • 630-400-0910 • PWaterz@gmail.com Linkedin - http://linkd.in/1c3vuYS

Seeking a position as a… Technical Architect Web technology professional capable of managing technology projects from concept to completion with remarkable deadline sensitivity. Seven years experience as software engineer. Strong analytical skills combined with experience in object oriented programming techniques. Compatible team player through complete project cycles, testing, and final implementation. Excellent communication skills. Strong focus on utilizing pre-existing open source technologies. Technical Skills Languages: PHP, HTML, HTML 5, CSS, XML, MySQL, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Java, Xpath, BASH, Android Mobile Applications, Varnish VCL. Platforms: Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat, Unix, Mac OSX, Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. Linux Server: LAMP Stack, APC, PECL, Memcache, Apachesolr, Varnish, GIT, Subversion, Cactus, TomCat, Webmin, Virtualmin, PhpMyAdmin, FTP, SSH, POP3, and SMTP. Tools: Drupal, Wordpress, Agile, SCRUM, JIRA, Eclipse, FAST Search Engine, MS Office, Open Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Net Beans, Firebug, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Google AdSense, Pay Pal integrations, and Commission Junction. Professional Experience Technical Lead Sept 2013 - Present Stanford University/Highwire Press, Redwood City, CA Responsible for the technical direction of Highwire Press's Drupal scholarly online publishing platform, balanced business and technical demands to achieve best possible direction for company as a whole, managed and provided support for a team of 15+ developers, managed in house, US remote, and offshore staff, architected infrastructure that handles 10 million+ unique visitors per month, built out framework in Drupal for rapidly deploying complex configurations of scholarly digital products, entrusted to managed and lead million dollar+ projects, responsible for implementing and managing bi-weekly code releases, developed and maintained quality control engineer processes that fit business needs, was placed on the Outsells top 10 ten companies to watch for 2013, and gained experience working with UK customers. Senior Drupal Developer June 2011 – Sept 2013 Stanford University/Highwire Press, Palo Alto CA Worked as a senior engineer developing scholarly journal products, practice Agile and SCRUM methodologies, managed off shore team, developed Highwire’s Mini Site product in Drupal, managed release cycles, provided code reviews, managed and contributed to code base of 120,000+ lines of code, worked with content store that held 6+ petabytes data, developed many Drupal contributed and company specific modules, managed

Patrick J. Waters
1125 Park Pl San Mateo CA, 94403 • 630-400-0910 • PWaterz@gmail.com Linkedin - http://linkd.in/1c3vuYS

infrastructure, integrated Drupal with 30+ internal and external API’s, practiced proper GIT model, managed clients, wrote and maintained varnish configurations, provided Drupal training internally and to clients, and developed custom search integration using Apachesolr. Lead Developer Feb 2010 – May 2011 Chicago Public Media Inc., Chicago IL Responsible for Chicago Public Media’s organizational web presence and technology demands, maintained Drupal and old ASP.net code base, converted and built This American Life’s website using Drupal (www.thislife.org), created WBEZ’s first Android app, created text messaging service, led, developed and maintained Chicago Public Radio’s Drupal website conversion in October 2010 (www.wbez.org), maintained site and server that receives 1.7 million page views/month, managed team of developers, became a Drupal module contributor (Drupal user name ‘pwaterz’), received National Headline Club's First Place Award for Best Radio Station Website and Upgraded site from Drupal 7 beta to Drupal 7 stable. Web Developer/ Programmer/Project Manger 2007-Present LightOnDesigns/Freelance, Chicago, IL Managed clients’ needs, educated clients to achieve their technological goals, organized a teams of employees, used communication tools such as Base Camp, managed marketing campaign, developed employee time managing software based around Drupal, wrote proposals, and set up and maintained servers.

Examples of Work BMJ/British Medical Journal July 2011 – Current Stanford University/Highwire Press www.bmj.com While working for Highwire Press I was part of a team that converted BMJ from an old Java/XSLT based CMS to Drupal, contributed to the Drupal Highwire Journal platform, helped build server cluster to handle 1.5 million uniques per month, developed many custom PHP API classes, managed code release cycle, and became the lead developer on the project. Success story on drupal.org http://drupal.org/node/1557636 This American Life January 2010 Chicago Public Radio www.thislife.org Contracted by Chicago Public Radio to convert This American Life’s website from a custom ASP.NET cms to Drupal 6 website, wrote a scrapping script to migrate all content, built

Patrick J. Waters
1125 Park Pl San Mateo CA, 94403 • 630-400-0910 • PWaterz@gmail.com Linkedin - http://linkd.in/1c3vuYS

custom theme from a photoshop design, wrote custom javascript utilizing jQuery to enhance theme, setup server to handle more than 5 million page requests/month. WBEZ Inc. July 2010 – May 2011 Chicago Public Media www.wbez.org While working for Chicago Public Media I was given the responsibility of converting a custom ASP.NET CMS to a Drupal 6 site, led a team a 5 developers, sole architect on Drupal implementation, migrated data from MSSQL database, set up server to handle 1.7 million page views/month, built many custom Drupal modules, received National Headline Club's First Place Award for Best Radio Station Website, helped train over 50 employees on how to use Drupal, and contributed to the Drupal community with my experiences.
More examples available on request…

Education and Training College of Dupage, Associates in Science, 3.5/4.0 GPA References - Available upon request

2007-2009

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