Silkroad Web Developer CV

Meredith Matthews
484-571-2070
meredith.lynn.matthews@gmail.com

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I am a WordPress developer and marketing support specialist. I am seeking a full-time remote position as the nerd-support for a marketing team, keeping things behind the scenes running smoothly as well as building awesome solutions for clients.

I have 8 years of experience doing front- and back-end development and coding in WordPress as a remote contractor, building customized, responsive themes, building plugins, and generally wildly modifying WordPress with new and interesting functionality, PSD-to-WordPress front-end development, as well as troubleshooting, debugging and improving existing sites. In addition, I have broad experience working in the full LAMP stack, supporting and running hosting servers, email, domains, DNS, and customer technical support as needed. I am fluent in PHP, HTML/CSS(LESS), javascript, jQuery, WP-REST api, cpanel/WHM, and Google business and webmaster tools.

In this capacity, I have also spent the last four years as a contractor supporting the content marketing firm Reputation Capital Media, LLC. For them, I have provided web development, design, site repair and modification, desktop support, software consulting, coding in various marketing apps (Hubspot, Salesforce, MailChimp, Mailchimp, Marketo, Constant Contact, aWeber), hosting support, email, and on occasion, copywriting.

Notable Projects and Clients

Reputation Capital Media (Starting December 2011)

Development, internal ops tech support and implementation, project specs, consultation, and copywriting. I started working as a freelancer with Mary Ellen Slayter 6 days after she signed her first client. In that time, I’ve worked on countless development projects for her clients as well as provided operational tech support and implementation internally. A list of client projects is available upon request.

Smart Blogs (April 2011 – September 2014)

Frontend and backend development, advanced MySQL development, advanced WordPress development. I’ve worked on and off with Smart Blogs on a variety of projects, mostly having to do with their smartblogs.com website. The biggest project I did with them involved taking their website, which was in reality a WordPress Multisite with many subsites on it, and integrating all of the different content nodes back into a single installation of WordPress while maintaining the content structure, authors, SEO, content, and comments.I then developed a content-aware theme for their site that adjusts ads and styling depending on what a user is reading.

Capital Impact (Starting October 2012)

Frontend development, backend development, project spec, advanced WordPress development. Work with Capital Impact has mainly fallen into two categories: front-end WordPress development for capitalimpact.org, and back-end development on affordableownership.org. Both sites were relaunches, but due to the sheer size of affordableownership.org and the fact that they’re constantly adding new information and data types to it, affordableownership.org has become a much more complex project overall, functioning more like a portal than a regular website.

Chap App (January 2014)

Mobile WordPress, advanced WordPress development. I’ve worked on and off with the Eastco Group, providing development services for their clients. This project was the first time I’ve ever seen WordPress implemented as a mobile app, thanks to Eastco’s implementation. The app functions as a resource for HR departments to find corporate chaplains assigned to various locations nationwide. The app automatically pulls in chaplain data from a third-party database and provides contact information as well as methods. I’ve been told this app has been released for both android and apple devices.

Experience

Developer, The Modern Firm, LLC (July 2015 – Present (5 months))

High-volume front- and back-end development in a highly customized WordPress multisite environment. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing new child themes for clients compatible with the in-house parent theme framework.
  • Developing customized features for clients as needed.
  • Providing development solutions to customer support as needed.
  • Documenting and improving development standard practices.
  • Supporting, debugging, and adding features to the in-house theme framework.

Freelance Developer (August 2010 – Present (5 years 4 months))

While I’m officially a WordPress Developer, I mostly function as the “go to geek” for small-to-midsized companies and nonprofits, doing both project work and functioning as on-demand tech support. I handle everything from basic PSD-to-WordPress development to complex plugin development, hosting/servers/email, API integration to marketing email coding, project specs for clients, writing articles on tech subjects, and web technology consulting. I also provide online tech support, remote desktop support, and in-person and remote training. Essentially, I build what clients want, and I fix what clients break.

Developing Partner, hot glue media (2007 – August 2010 (3 years))

Lead developer on projects, managed employees, negotiated contracts, consulted clients on marketing integrations. After three years, the Designing Partner sold her interest in the company to me to focus more fully on small-business consulting. I then folded all the clients and assets into freelance work and closed the business.

Archivist, Environmental Standards, Inc. (February 2005 – April 2008 (3 years 3 months))

Scanning, archiving, and developing very large, complex PDFs, as well as managing digital documents.