Brad Ball
Front End Developer
Louisville, KY 40245

Qualification Highlights

  • More than 15 years experience developing software, with a specialization in front end web development.
  • A "platform agnostic" developer, with extensive experience developing on both LAMP and .NET Framework platforms.
  • Significant experience working and communicating with clients. I enjoy working with people, and work best as part of a team.
  • Skilled in the latest front end development technologies, and a true passion for learning to broaden my skills and tool sets.

Senior Web Developer

July 2013 - Present
Southeast Christian Church
  • Architected and implemented a modernized platform for web and mobile development including implementation of git, build processes using Grunt and Gulp, and standardized release processes using Jenkins for continuous integration.
  • Managed development team and led development of Southeast Christian Church web site on a front end platform based on php, Bootstrap, angular, and sass stylesheets, as well as plugin and theme development on several web sites using Wordpress.
  • Worked with digital design team in development of user experience designs, and provided insight into features and capabilities of modern web browsers, development tools, and platforms.
  • Developed Southeast Christian Church (iOS and android) and Love Where You Are (iOS and android) mobile apps using Appcelerator Titanium, a javascript framework for building native mobile apps.
  • Worked with back end development team to integrate front end sites and applications with back end church management data sources including the design and development of back end .NET Framework web services and API's used by front end web sites and mobile applications.

Web Developer

April 2011 - July 2013
Power Creative
  • Lead Developer on the Lennox HVAC account, the company's largest digital account with multiple consumer facing web and mobile properties, including and
  • Developed the Lennox Customer Proposal Tool using the .NET Framework, an iPad based web application allowing Lennox Dealer Sales team to conduct interactive sales presentations in the home and generate contracts and invoices.
  • Worked as part of a scrum team in the construction and maintenance of a wide range of web sites and applications including responsive corporate sites, micro sites and ad landing pages, web applications, and mobile apps.
  • Organized, managed, and delegated projects and tasks among an agile development team with a wide range of skills and experience.
  • Served as a web technology expert. Recommended proper tools, platforms, and functionality for web and mobile projects.
  • Worked closely with designers, copywriters, strategists, and account service as part of a team to deliver professional web sites, applications, and mobile apps.
  • Extensive use of web tools including jQuery, Google Maps, Google Analytics, Wordpress, responsive design, HTML5, and CSS3.

Strategic Account Manager

March 2008 - April 2011
Kinetic Corp.
  • Promoted from development position to take advantage of strong communication skills and ability to communicate complex technological details in plain English for business professionals.
  • Responsible for management and development of relationships on several key accounts.
  • Managed all aspects of business development including inside sales, development projects, and customer service teams for 3 of the company’s top 5 clients.
  • Utilized a wide degree of creativity, expertise, and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; report activity and results directly to top management.
  • Worked with clients to develop solutions and design systems to meet their needs.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring account activity and budgets.
  • Developed and executed strategic account plan and reported progress to management.

Web and Applications Developer

October 2003 - March 2008
Kinetic Corp.
  • Worked as a lead developer on an agile development team that developed a complex, web based system used by FedEx, Subway, Humana, Mercer, and others to provide Digital Asset Management, Content Management and Customization, and Language Translation Workflows for marketing materials.
  • Performed requirements gathering, system analysis, and system design while working closely with clients to capture their business needs and translate them into customized solutions.
  • Used Microsoft .NET Framework tools and technologies including extensive use of ASP.NET, Web Services, AJAX, DHTML, XML, XSL, and JavaScript. Also developed tools using Windows Forms, Windows Services, and other .NET Framework tools that integrate tightly with SQL Server database systems.
  • Worked extensively with MS SQL Server. Designed and implemented SQL databases, wrote stored procedures, triggers, and functions to provide data services to the front end Digital Asset Management and Translations Workflow systems.
  • Worked as lead developer on an integration of SDL Trados Language Server with our Workflow system using the Microsoft .NET Framework, AJAX, and XML Web Services, to communicate with Trados Language Server API’s and create customized Language Translation workflows.

Full Stack Web Developer

January 1999 - October 2003 Development
  • Programmed web-based systems in a Unix/Linux environment using PHP, SQL Databases, and apache web servers.
  • Designed, implemented, and administered PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server relational database systems.
  • Developed corporate websites using the above mentioned tools.
  • Applied systems analysis and design techniques to develop system designs and proposals for web sites and web-based systems.
  • Functioned as a primary client contact. Responsible for managing client relationships during the analysis, design, production, testing, and rollout phases of web development projects.
  • Managed several web sites and web-based systems development projects, and provided site maintenance services.

Systems Administration

January 1999 - December 2000 ISP
  • Managed Linux web servers (Apache), mail servers, and FTP servers.
  • Installed and maintained Red Hat Linux servers.
  • Installed and maintained Local Area TCP/IP Networks (LAN).
  • Configured and Maintained SpeedStream, Broadmax, and Sonicwall routers and firewalls.