Jared C. Blalock
Being completely self taught & motivated by technology itself. It is the drive behind a passion for wanting to learn as much as possible about new cutting edge technologies & the opportunities they can create that drives me further into technology.
👷 TECHNICAL SKILLS
|Magento 1.x||Magento 2.x||LAMP Stack|
|Algolia||AWS (Amazon)||ELK Stack|
|Jenkins||JIRA||ERP / 3PL Integration|
Sep 1999 → Current (18 years)
Technical based solutions and e-commerce consulting provider for numerous clients. Research and Development into cutting edge technologies with experience knowing how to best utilize new technologies for maximum ROI for client specific needs. Leveraging many decades of knowledge gained from growing up alongside the world wide web before the web was nothing more than text.
Mar 2017 → Nov 2017
Contract Technical Magento Lead working closely with Project Management, Front-end and Back-end developers on a Magento 1.x to 2.x migration as well as maintenance. Code reviews, Builds (Jenkins), project delegation, documentation & unblocking stuck developers.
Dec 2015 → Feb 2017
Working specifically with Magento Enterprise/Community editions: Modules, Integration, Infrastructure, Managing client expectations, Code audits, Performance optimizations, Front end, Sprint Planning, DevOps, Security Ops and more. Clients including: Verizon Hum, Charming Charlie, Loxa Beauty, Fashion to Figure, and others.
Mar 2013 → Feb 2015
Aydus Consulting specializing in strategy, custom development, and design in eCommerce, CMS, and custom web application verticals. Extensive international and corporate experience in all aspects of web/software development. Working with Magento Enterprise and Community. Caching and tuning for performance and code auditing. Clients Including: Blake Lively's Preserve.us, Tech Armor, Bleacher Creatures, Inspired Silver, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Moshi, Deal Genius.
Mar 2012 → Feb 2013
Implementing Magento Commerce Enterprise and Community Editions for clientele. Building custom geared Magento modules based on specifications gathered from business analysts for various high profile clients. Duties include, but not limited to: back end development, custom payment gateways, integration, front end, development, and much more. Obtained Magento Developer Plus certification while with Lyons. Clients include: Sole Society, Tool Parts Direct, Oneida.
Dec 2010 → Jan 2012
Architect and implementing solutions with Magento Commerce Enterprise and Community Editions for clientele. Helping build, launch and manage successful E-commerce channels for many leading brands such as: Fox Head, Airwalk, J.C. Penney (Gifting Grace), Golfsmith and others.
Feb 2008 → Nov 2009
Technical Architect, Systems Engineer, Developer, and Designer duties. Initial employee of the startup tasked with Researching and Developing a state-of-the-art video capture and retrieval system for Action Sports. Windows based Object Oriented multi-threaded C# WPF applications developed along with LAMP based social network. Together utilizing radio frequency ID (RFID), IP cameras, and video processing (FFMPEG) technologies for tracking an Action Sports athlete.
Oct 2003 → Nov 2007
Owner and Operator. Developing custom geared eCommerce solutions with a PHP/MySQL Based eCommerce package X-Cart. Custom programming, design, server administration and other related services and products available to clients. Managing offshore developers for maintenance and support of modules sold as well as custom requests. Duties include, but not limited to: developer, designer, sales, support, technical support, etc. Eventually sold as a turnkey X-Cart solutions provider to focus on Magento more.
📊 Reputation & Certification
|Certification||Magento Developer Plus Certification Obtained on 05/30/2012.|
|Reputation||Top 3% on the Magento Stack Exchange As of 01/2018.|
Audio Engineering, Sound Design, Demoscene Art Subculture, Painting, Visual Coding, Cats, Cars & Video Games, Outdoors.