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Jared C. Blalock Resume 2018

Jared C. Blalock

🎯 OBJECTIVE

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
Linux Optimization Machine-Learning
Redis Security PHP-ML
Docker Kubernetes DC/OS
oVirt Ansible Odoo (OpenERP)
Algolia AWS (Amazon) ELK Stack
Composer Wordpress Markdown
Code Reviews Varnish ProxySQL
ElasticSearch Solr OCAML
Jenkins JIRA ERP / 3PL Integration
Adobe Photoshop RFID C#
FFMPEG High Availability DevOps

🗝️ Bold+Highlighted = Primary focus; Bold = Most experience;

🕑 HISTORY

▪️ Owner / Founder at molotov.bliss LLC 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.

Clients: Blues Traveler, Artist Management Group LA, DollsKill, Full English, Spraybooth Supplies, Forklift Accessories, ...and many others.


▪️ Technical Magento Lead (Contract) at Guidance during 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.


▪️ Senior Technical Lead at Robofirm during 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.


▪️ Sr. Magento Developer at Aydus Consulting during 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.


▪️ Sr. Magento Developer at Lyons Consulting Group during 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.


▪️ Technical Architect / PHP Developer at Amplifi Commerce during 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.


▪️ Software Engineer / Technical Architect at CORE Action Group during 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.


▪️ Owner / Founder at Cart-Lab.com during 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.


Stack Exchange Profile

📊 Reputation & Certification

Certification Magento Developer Plus Certification Obtained on 05/30/2012.
Reputation Top 3% on the Magento Stack Exchange As of 01/2018.

🎮 Hobbies

Audio Engineering, Sound Design, Demoscene Art Subculture, Painting, Visual Coding, Cats, Cars & Video Games, Outdoors.

Jared Blalock

Certified Sr Magento Consultant / Developer


Summary

Being completely self taught and motivated by technology itself. It is the drive behind wanting to learn as much as I can about new technology and the possibilities and opportunities they can create.


Experience

Owner at Molotov.bliss LLC September 1999 - Present

Unique and creative use of technology. Technology based solutions and consulting for countless clients including: Dolls Kill, Blues Traveler, Artist Management Group LA, Verizon, Forklift Accessories, Full English, and many others.

Technical Magento Lead at Guidance March 2017 - December 2017 (10 months)

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.

Senior Technical Lead at Robofirm December 2015 - February 2017 (1 year 3 months)

Digital agency innovating content, commerce, and user-centered experiences: Managing Clientele from Fortune 500's to Mid-Size business who use Magento as their E-Commerce platform and front end to their business to their customers. Some examples of services performed: Magento integration, Custom geared Magento modules, existing Magento code base audits for performance and security, server hardening for security, A/B testing, payment method integration,and much more. Guiding clients with expertise in technology on methods and best practices to appease customers needs to help maximize profits while heavily influencing clients ROI.

Sr. Magento Developer at Aydus July 2013 - February 2015 (1 year 8 months)

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.

Sr. Magento Developer at Lyons Consulting Group March 2012 - February 2013 (1 year)

Building custom geared Magento Enterprise Modules, Integrations, Frontend development, and more.

Technical Architect / PHP Developer at Amplifi Commerce December 2010 - January 2012 (1 year 2 months)

Magento Commerce Enterprise Edition: Development, Implementation and Design. Helping build, launch and manage successful e-commerce channels for leading brands.

Software Engineer at CORE Action Group February 2008 - August 2010 (2 years 7 months)

Developer / Designer duties, as well as IT related duties. Developing a state-of-the-art Video capture and retrieval system based on LAMP and Windows Stacked servers and custom Windows multi-threaded C# WPF Applications which utilize RF-ID, IP Camera, and Social networks technologies for tracking individuals, recording their presence, processing and uploading the tagged videos for retrieval online or offline. Other duties include but not limited to: HTML/XHTML, CSS, Customizing out of box solutions, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop and General Networking and Server Support.

Contract C# Developer at Modis February 2007 - February 2008 (1 year 1 month)

Contract Frontend .Net C# Developer. Working closely with Marketing, Backend developers and Testers for Corporate Website features and Bug resolutions. Main technologies used: HTML, Flash, CSS, JavaScript, C# and Photoshop.

Owner at Cart-Lab.com October 2003 - November 2007 (4 years 2 months)

Owner and Operator. Developing custom “Geared” 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.


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