I left Native Rank to help my wife with our newborn daughter while freelancing. Since then, I’ve continued to develop websites for small businesses, provide consultation services, as well as app development.
Most recently, I was contracted to develop a match making app in a similar vein as Tinder. This app is different in that you build an autobiographical timeline with relevant music and your matches are based on those answers. Additionally, I developed many common features in social applications such as messaging, buddy/match lists, privacy controls, and picture sharing.
I was promoted from the web development team to create an engineering department. In this position, I hired and managed a team of 3 software engineers, worked directly with the CEO and VP, architected or re-engineered most in-house and client facing applications/websites, and helped shape core services and business operations. This included working with a plethora of software, frameworks, servers, 3rd party vendors, and partnership programs with Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.
Additionally, I performed systems administration, advanced client services, technical support and guidance to all departments, updated all marketing assets and materials, as well as provided master design and brand assets to all departments.
Shortly after joining Native Rank in a newly founded department for website development (client services), I was promoted to supervise the department. My responsibilities included vetting employee applicants, training employees, working with clients to design and develop business websites, facilitate SEO and advertising services, as well as provide technical support and maintenance to contracted clients.
During this time, I oversaw the growth of the team (10 developers), and laid the foundation for the development stack and processes that allowed us to reduce average turn-around time from 67 days to 26 days.
In this position, I helped develop a comprehensive platform for businesses that allowed them to use SMS messaging and mobile phone features to engage their customers.
Major features that I worked on included designing and developing loyalty check-in kiosks for Android tablets, marketing list and funnel management, mass SMS message broadcasting, auto-responders, and a responsive landing page generator.
As a fulltime automotive technician, I took on several side gigs and personal passion projects. They ranged from photography, graphic & logo design, plugin / extension stores for WordPress and Joomla, and a host of others.