Everything you need to know about me

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Eric Schmiedel

Education

2007 - 2010 | B.A., Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
The Art Institute of Colorado

Volunteered three years in a row to help produce the school’s coverage of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Received cross-training in photography, design, and development.

Work Experience

2018 - Now | Store Space Self Storage
Director of Software Development

As Store Space's Director of Software Development, I oversee the creation and maintenance of a fully unified enterprise platform. This platform enables efficient & intelligent marketing decisions to drive high-quality lead generation. The platform also connects numerous internal applications allowing a deep understanding of our current and future customers.

2018 - 2018 | RE/MAX
Senior Backend Developer

Responsibilities included maintaining existing and creating new features on the backend API to support a fully decoupled agent portal application. The application allowed over 120,000 agents to connect to various internal services, retrieve information, and connect with other agents and brokers. Other responsibilities included maintaining legacy applications, planning new features, and replacing legacy applications with newer versions that meet modern industry guidelines.

2017 - 2018 | National Storage Affiliates
Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

Responsibilities include overseeing all phases of planning, building, deploying, and testing an enterprise level, multi-client CMS application. The CMS was built on the Zend Expressive framework, utilizing many enhancements to PHP that were introduced with PHP 7 and 7.1. The application integrates with multiple API sources and has advanced customization and reporting capabilities. My duties also include leading code reviews, creating many of the formal processes that are now in place, writing unit tests, and working with other members of the marketing team to ensure adherence to SEO and usability (WCAG2.0) compliance.

2017 - 2017 | Baker Technologies
Platform Engineer

Responsibilities include maintaining existing and implementing new integrations with third-party APIs, supporting the SMS and email marketing portions of the platform, maintaining complex logic for server-side order verification, maintaining existing and implementing new endpoints for our public facing application and API, participating in planning sessions, participating in new product planning, and fixing various bugs all over the platform.

2016 - 2017 | mywedding.com / Meredith Corporation
Software Developer

My duties at mywedding.com included converting legacy pages to take advantage of modern design & coding standards, creating & consuming API endpoints for various tasks, analyzing the database & extracting market data, and creating new internal facing applications. We utilized a wide range of technologies including PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Node.js, RabbitMQ, and many others. A long list of packages and frameworks were also in use. Some modern & elegant. Some old & outdated. I also held several (and sometimes ironic) titles such as: “sequel master”, “big red”, “our extjs expert”, “the salesforce guy”, and “the guy who didn’t break stats for two months”.

2015 - 2016 | RedTrain Web Services
Co-Founder / Lead Developer

Left previous employment to start a web development company with a close friend. Primary responsibilities included development, project coordination and timeline management, server administration, and financial administration. During this time, I worked on a number of challenging projects and pushed my personal limits. Some of the highlights include being responsible for the administration of 5 separate virtual private servers, integrating heavily with the SalesForce API, and creating a fully responsive, single page sales portal application.

2011 - 2015 | booj
Developer/R&D Engineer

Primary responsibilities included creating beautiful, responsive websites from graphic design compositions, implementing new features and functionality for an enterprise level application serving 35+ high-profile real estate clients, and enforcing code quality on said platform. Other responsibilities included training front end developers on JavaScript and PHP, maintaining existing code on the platform, and reviewing graphic design compositions for upcoming projects

2009 - 2011 | bieMedia
Video Editor/Web Developer

After interning with bieMedia for three months, I was hired on as a part-time video editor while I was still attending college. Upon graduation, I was promoted to a full-time video editor and was constantly a top producer. After nine months of video editing, I applied (internally) for a position in their IT department as a front end web developer. Primary responsibilities included maintaining internal- and client-facing websites as well as styling new pages and features.

2008 - 2009 | Mac Autosport
Website Administrator / Customer Service

Maintained and updated Joomla-based company website, including creating custom templated pages. Worked with customers and vendors to provide quotes and place orders.

About, Goals, Awards

Me

I have constantly been told that one of my best qualities is my attitude. I approach every problem with a positive outlook and a “let’s get it done” mentality. I have consistently delivered above expectation in every project I have worked on. I take great pride in my ability to adapt to any workflow as well as being a reliable member of any team. However, I am not too proud to show humility, and will be the first to admit when I am wrong. I am incredibly resourceful, a very quick learner, manage my time effectively, and have a keen eye for details.

Goals

Within the next three years, my goal is to be leading a team of highly skilled developers who can deliver outstanding applications and services. I want to be proud of the work I do, and I want to empower others to be proud of what we accomplish. I also never want to stop learning. That is the #1 reason why I love the web development industry - it never stands still. Within five to seven years, I see myself in charge of an entire workforce of developers, holding them to the highest standards in the industry.

Awards

For three years in a row (2011 - 2014), I have been awarded and recognized as a mentor to my coworkers. In 2014, I took on the responsibility of training booj’s front-end developers on PHP/full stack.

Quickstats

All skills ranked on a 1 - 10 scale

HTML

[10]

CSS/LESS/SASS

[10]

PHP

[8]

Laravel/MVC

[8]

JavaScript

[7]

jQuery

[7]

AngularJS

[7]

VCS (SVN/Git)

[7]

MySQL

[7]

Frameworks

I have production level experience with the following frameworks and tools: Node.js, Gulp/Grunt, Laravel, Zend Expressive, jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, React.js, and about a billion others.

I also have experience with third party API’s including SalesForce, Instagram, Google, SendGrid, Twilio, and many, many more.