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Versatile Software Engineer & Servant-Leader with 20+ years of experience in Laravel, full-stack development, and innovative web solutions.

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Philadelphia, United States
(UTC-05:00) New York
English

Online Presence

  • Website
  • LinkedIn
  • GitHub

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Skills

  • .NET
  • Alpine.js
  • C#
  • Apache
  • Docker
  • FilamentPHP
  • Elixir
  • Go
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Laravel
  • Livewire
  • Inertia.js
  • Jigsaw
  • Meilisearch
  • Nginx
  • MySQL
  • Pest
  • PHPUnit
  • Postgres
  • Phoenix
  • Laravel Nova
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Vue.js
  • TypeScript
  • Ruby
  • Redis
  • Node.js

Last updated: July 4th 2024

Approved: July 4th 2024

Level

  • Manager
  • Lead

Open to...

  • Part-time freelance
  • Full-time freelance
  • Collaboration
  • Mentoring

About me

Professional Overview

I am a seasoned software engineer with over 20 years of experience in the IT field, renowned for my versatility and leadership in software development. Specializing in Laravel and full-stack development, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to transform complex ideas into robust, scalable web solutions.

Technical Expertise

Throughout my career, I have held key positions at leading organizations, where I have excelled in both technical and leadership roles. My expertise spans various programming languages and frameworks, including PHP, Vue.js, Java, C#, and more. My extensive background in API integration, e-commerce solutions, and CI/CD pipelines underscores my technical prowess and adaptability.

Career Highlights

I served as Lead Software Engineer and Software Engineering Manager, where I guided small teams to success, overseeing the entire development cycle from requirements gathering to deployment. My roles have involved leveraging Laravel, Vue.js and Inertia to create dynamic front-end solutions, enhancing user experience and platform functionality.

My experience also includes significant contributions to many different companies in varied verticals where I honed my skills in systems integration, infrastructure design, and secure software development practices. My hands-on experience with tools like GitLab, AWS, and various DevOps practices has enabled me to create seamless, high-performing solutions that meet the highest standards of quality and security.

Leadership Style

Known for my empathetic leadership style, I am passionate about fostering collaboration and growth within my teams. I believe in the power of servant leadership, always prioritizing the needs and development of my team members to achieve collective success. My commitment to excellence and innovation makes me a valuable asset in any organization seeking to push the boundaries of software engineering.

Open Source

I either am either a maintainer for or regularly contribute to about 5 different open source projects. These include a Captcha for Filament Package, a MySQL Emulator for Sqlite, Ansible Galaxy Collections for both AWS Transfer services and Netbird, a no-code automation tool's Clockify integrations, and recently, I have started contributing to a valet port for Linux, as well.

Personal Life

What Do I Do for Fun?

Outside of my professional life, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and our two rescue dogs. I am passionate about fishing and camping, finding peace and inspiration in nature. These activities not only provide a perfect balance to my tech-intensive career but also allow me to create cherished memories with my family.

Conclusion

My dedication to my craft, coupled with my ability to adapt and excel in diverse technical environments, positions me as a leader in the field of software engineering. Whether enhancing existing features or developing new ones, I am driven by a passion for creating impactful solutions that drive success and innovation.

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