John Allen

Professional Experience

Sr. Web Developer at Mindvolt
September 2021 - Present

  • Develops websites for clients on a variety of different content management systems
  • Maintains client sites
  • Audits and optimizes sites from a technical SEO perspective
  • Establishes methodologies and writes documentation for development workflow
  • Handles general support requests

Front End Developer at ClickGiant
May 2021 - August 2021 (Fulltime/Contract)

  • Designed and developed sites for various clients
  • Migrated sites on proprietary content management systems (CMS) to WordPress
  • Performed general SEO on-site technical audits
  • Setup company CI/CD and version control (Git)
  • Handled general support requests

Front End Developer at Website Genii
August 2020 - March 2021 (Fulltime)

  • Managed analytics and reporting for clients
  • Performed keyword research and developed content plans
  • Developed and maintained sites for clients
  • Wrote documentation for sites and developed company processes
  • Handeled general support requests

Front End Developer at Groundworks
May 2020 (Fulltime/Contract)

  • Migrated all company sites and setup continuous deployment & code review procedures
  • Wrote documentation for sites and future company processes
  • Worked with external vendors to codify processes

Sr. Developer at Hennessey Digital
May 2015 - February 2020 (Fulltime)

  • Worked with and managed on-shore and off-shore developers to ensure projects were completed on time and to the highest of standards
  • Developed websites for clients across a wide range of industries
  • Converted sites built on proprietary CMS to WordPress
  • Ensured sites followed WCAG accessibility guidelines where appropriate
  • Worked to develop content QA and publishing methods for the company and clients
  • Coordinated with PPC vendors to ensure proper tracking was in place
  • Implemented various A/B conversion optimization tests
  • Performed technical SEO audits and fixed on-site issues discovered

Front End Web Developer at Chesapeake Bay Internet Associates
2013 – 2018 (Parttime)

  • Converted legacy sites to responsive ones
  • Built custom WordPress themes for a variety of small businesses
  • Wrote instruction/website usage manuals for clients
  • Optimized existing sites for performance

Front End Developer at Branded4Good
May 2015 - June 2016 (Parttime)

  • Built websites for non-profit organizations in southern California
  • Performed website maintenance and content additions
  • Built plugins to facilitate ease of use for disabled users

Skills

Languages

  • HTML
  • CSS (SCSS)
  • Javascript
  • PHP

Software

  • Screaming Frog, AHrefs, SEMRush
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Figma
  • Asana, Trello, ClickUp, Slack, etc.
  • Slack, Skype, Zoom, etc.
  • Microsoft and Google Suite Products
  • Slack, Skype, Zoom, etc.

Other

  • Version Control (Git)
  • WebPack, Gulp, Grunt
  • WordPress
  • React.js, Vue.js, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • SEO

Notable Projects

Education

Professional Studies Certificate in Trumpet Performance, 2013-2015

The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, 2011-2013

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Bachelor of Music with honors, summa cum laude, 2007-2011

Major: Trumpet Performance
Minor: Computer Technology and Applications
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


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