Software Engineer | Phoenix, Arizona, United States
+1 (480) 239-6071 | me [at] bjyoungblood [dot] com
Six years of software development experience in agile, result-focused environments. Extensive experience with API design, network protocols, and application architecture. Notable strengths include project management experience, team development, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
January 2013 - Present
- Designed and developed web applications for clients, managing projects from planning through implementation and support.
- Mentored other developers, focusing on writing testable, maintainable code across all projects.
- Researched, tested, and implemented new tools and development workflows to increase efficiency.
MediaTech Designs, LLC
March 2008 - January 2013
- Designed and developed various websites and web-based applications as business ventures as well as for a wide variety of clients.
- Launched and operated a large-scale SMS gateway service, SMSCloud.com, which powers many of the large SMS service providers on the web.
- Designed and developed highly-scalable API services with multiple endpoints to meet customer needs.
University of Arizona
2008 - 2012
- B.S.B.A in Management Information Systems
- Minor in Computer Science
- Magna Cum Laude (GPA: 3.718)
Open Source Projects
June 2012 - Present
- Designed and developed major portions of Speck Commerce, including the modular and highly-extensible checkout component, the cart component, and address and contact management modules.
Zend Framework 2
April 2012 - Present
- Contributed features and bug fixes to Zend Framework 2 during development and post-release.
- Author and maintainer of several popular ZF2 modules, such as BjyAuthorize (an access control module) and BjyProfiler (a profiler for ZF2's database component).
December 2012 - Present
Author and Maintainer
- Familiar with: C/C++, Perl, Python
- PHP: Zend Certified Engineer - PHP 5 and PHP 5.3
- NSA-CNSS Certificate No. 4016 - Entry Level (Risk Management)
- PHP Frameworks: Zend Framework, Symfony, Kohana, Smarty Template Engine, etc
- PHP Tools & QA: APC, PHPUnit, Xdebug, phpDocumentor, PEAR/PECL, PHPLint, phpcs, pdepend, phpmd, and phpcpd.
- Database: ANSI SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB, Redis, etc).
- Mobile Platforms: Extensive knowledge and experience creating web-based solutions for mobile phones including mobile web sites, applications, content delivery, SMS Gateways (SMPP, etc).
Last updated 23 June 2014