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Jared Blalock Resume 2020

Jared Blalock

Creative Solutions Architect - Aubrey, Texas

👷 OVERVIEW

The pursuit of technology itself. Uniquely positioned architect with 20+ years experience with a full spectrum of (IT) Information Technologies; encompassing cutting-edge technology with established best practices & paradigms.

🕑 EXPERIENCE

Consultant / Freelancer

Molotov.bliss LLC SEPT 1999 - PRESENT, TEXAS

  • Creative uses of cutting edge information technology based solutions; Services including: Consulting, E-Commerce, Motion Graphics, Audio production, Kiosks, DevOps, & more. Some clients: DollsKill, Blues Traveler, Artist Management Group LA & Verizon.

Sr. Magento Analyst

Weidenhammer NOV 2019 - APR 2020, REMOTE

  • Magento 2.x development including: Migration from M1.x to M2.x, DevOps (RackSpace/AWS), M1.x code audits, deployment, full stack optimizations, documentation & planning. As well as Magento Cloud operations & support.

Sr. Magento Solutions Architect

aFe POWER JUL 2018 - JUL 2019, REMOTE

  • Automotive aftermarket industry. Working directly with marketing. Responsibilities include M1.x development, front-end support, DevOps (AWS), WordPress, Hubspot, Microsoft NAV, deployments & implementing best practices such as GIT.

Tech Magento Lead

Guidance MAR 2017 - DEC 2017, CONTRACT / REMOTE

  • Technical Magento Lead for Offshore Front-end & Back-end developers; migration of Magento 1.x (including maintenance) to 2.x. Code reviews, Builds, Project planning & documentation.

Sr. Technical Lead

Robofirm DEC 2015 - FEB 2017, REMOTE

  • Magento 1.x development: modules, API integrations, infrastructure, managing client expectations, code audits, performance optimizations (M1.x & server stack), sprint planning & after hours support. Some Magento 2.x (early release training).

Sr. Magento Developer

Aydus Consulting JUL 2013 - FEB 2015, REMOTE

  • Working with Magento 1.x: development, DevOps & optimizations. Clients include: Blake Lively's Preserve.us, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company & Moshi.

Sr. Magento Developer

Lyons Consulting Group MAR 2012 - FEB 2013, TEXAS

  • Building custom geared Magento Enterprise Modules, 3PL Integrations & API development.

Software Architect

CORE Action Group FEB 2008 - AUG 2010, TEXAS

  • Startup: 1st employee. Development & Design responsibilities which entail the Research & Development for creating a state-of-the-art Video capture/retrieval system. Based on LAMP & Windows stacked servers; Resulting in a custom Windows multi-threaded Microsoft C# Application utilizing RFID + IP Cameras + Social networks for skate parks & action sports.

Owner

Cart-Lab.com OCT 2003 - NOV 2007, TEXAS

  • Owner & Operator. Developing custom E-commerce solutions with a PHP/MySQL Based E-commerce package X-Cart. Custom programming, Design, Server administration and other related services & products available to clients. Duties include, but not limited to: Developer, Designer, Sales, Support, Technical Support, etc.

🔧 TECHNOLOGY

Some highlighted technologies I have worked with:

  • Magento 1.x & 2.x (+Cloud)
  • Frontend: Photoshop / Javascript (KnockOutJS/AJAX) / JSON/XML/XSLT / CSS/xHTML / etc.
  • Backend: OOP / PHP / Bash / SQL / Python / Node.js
  • Troubleshooting & Debugging (X-Debug)
  • DevOps: Linux (all flavors) / Windows Server
  • SecOps: Prevention / Monitoring / SSL / Auditing post breach
  • Infrastructure: AWS / RackSpace / Magento Cloud / etc.
  • Optimization & Performance: Backend to Frontend Optimizations (TTFB/Metrics/Compression)
  • Auto scaling / Load Balancing
  • Apache / Nginx / Caddy
  • ElasticSearch / Solr / Sphinx
  • MySQL / MariaDB / PerconnaDB
  • Varnish / Redis / Memcached
  • CMS: Wordpress / Grav
  • Integrations: ERP / 3PL / CRM / General APIs / etc.
  • JIRA / Confluence / Git / GitHub / BitBucket / GitLab
  • PHP Storm & Sublime Text IDEs
  • Audio & Video: Re-Noise / Abelton / Sound Design / Blender / After Effects

📈 REPUTATION

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