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Project Manager Quality Assurance

Norwalk, CT, 06850
August 28, 2012

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James Griffin Accomplished Technologist with extensive experience in

** * ***** ** #**** technology strategy, total software lifecycle, team

Norwalk, CT 06854 development and project management. Proven results in

203-***-**** strategic cost-reduction and risk assessment, utilizing and implementing creative solutions to improve team and process

efficiency and business practices. Administers expert leadership for teams of onshore and offshore developers and

iffin vendors.


Web App Development Pav Life Darien, CT March 2012-Present

Online Marketing Freelance Senior Technology Director

Project Management Early stage startup providing Arts & Cultural organizations a

Budgeting self service platform for selling tickets to performances and

Team Building events at a discount and allowing consumers to bundle tickets

Software Estimation with restaurant and hotel discounts

Digital Marketing Build internal team to take over site development from

Database Architecture external partner

Introduce industry best practices and standards for scalable

Vendor Management web application development to a new development team

Client Management Establish infrastructure in the cloud to reduce up front costs

Requirements and leverage scalability

Management Utilize LAMP, Amazon Cloud, Jquery, AJAX, HTML5 to develop

Offshore Management E-Commerce platform

Marketing Automation

Shopper Marketing Norwalk, CT December 2011-March 2012

Mobile Advertising Freelance Senior Full Stack Web Applications Developer

Social Media Developed custom modules in PHP, HTML5, jQuery and MySQL based

on client specifications for integration of social media

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc) with a proprietary SaaS

PHP social media publishing and management platform focused on

Perl reaching local markets through franchises and outlets


JavaScript Social Media Link New York, NY June 2010-October 2011

AJAX Director of Technology

ActionScript Re-Architected and Rebuilt back-end and front-end platforms,

jQuery migrating from Cold Fusion to LAMP architecture to provide a

J2EE platform that allowed for ongoing scalability and

3rd Party API maintainability; implemented RESTful webservices model

Integration allowing faster integration with partners

Drupal Recruit & manage onshore developers and 15 offshore

MySQL developers; oversee, coach and motivate onshore and offshore

Oracle developers

SQL Server Utilize offshore and nearshore resources to reduce outsourcing

JSP costs by $15,000 per month; reduced risk and defect rate

through the introduction of software development lifecycle

PROCESS best practices, defect tracking and requirements management

Agile Implement distributed version control allowing geographically

Scrum diverse developers to work simultaneously; executed Quality

RAD Assurance initiatives and software testing; employed elements

Waterfall of Scrum methodology

RUP Enhance site's community functionality, content management and

campaign administration; developed web-based self-service

program and campaign client reporting

noise New York, NY April 2009-May 2010

Director of Technology

Implemented rapid application methodologies utilizing LAMP for

development and delivery of interactive social media and

marketing solutions to major consumer brands

Leveraged open source content management systems (Drupal,

Joomla, Wordpress), databases (MySQL), frameworks

(Symphony/Cake), rich media(Flash/Flex), mobile device

platforms (iPhone), third party API's including Facebook,

Twitter and YouTube and other social media applications for

integration into client marketing and advertising initiatives

and online casual games; designed and developed custom iPhone


Established partnerships with leading South American web

development partners to handle overflow and maintenance


Murphy & Co Greenwich, CT December 2008-April 2009

Freelance Technical Project Manager

Administered technology oversight, budgeting, resource

scheduling, feature management and team management of onsite

and offshore (China) resources for an extranet site leveraging

Microsoft Sharepoint (MOSS 2007), Microsoft Enterprise

Reporting Services and SQL Server 2005/2008.

Euro RSCG 4D Wilton, CT October 2008-April 2009

Freelance SEO Consultant

Performed expert analysis and provided recommendations for B2B

clients regarding organic search engine optimization

improvements to their websites

Led client presentations of SEO findings and improvement


Catapult Marketing Westport, CT February 2008-October 2008

Interactive Production & Technology - clients: Mars Pet Food,

Subway Restaurants

Provided leadership for development of interactive technology

production and project management process and procedures for

start-up interactive agency practice as a new department

within a traditional shopper marketing agency; executed a

number of promotional campaigns for clients including Subway

Restaurants, Pedigree, Mars

Created agency rate card; developed P&L reporting on a project


CoActive Marketing Group New York, NY November

2006-February 2008 2006 - 2008

CTO / Vice President - Digital Production

Clients: Diageo, Valvoline, Kikkoman, P&G, ProSource/CCA

Global, SAP

Managed System Development Life Cycle for internal and client

driven enterprise software initiatives; directed onshore team

of 45 involving two locations and offshore team of 25; managed

client project budgets ranging from $250,000 to $2.5 million;

consolidated multiple client hosting data centers and revamped


P & L Responsibility for digital and interactive client


AETN/History Channel Stamford, CT January 2006-November

2006 2006

Freelance Technical Project Manager

Directed project management and technical oversight of

multiple complex business-to-business applications for the

AETN Consumer Products division, including object oriented

J2EE e-commerce development (ATG) for utilizing

local and geographically dispersed technical teams.

Utilized the Scrum process for managing the redesign,

migration and re-launch of from a proprietary CMS

to Interwoven TeamSite using weekly Sprints.

Euro RSCG/ Wilton, CT New York, NY 1999 - 2006

Software Engineering Manager January 2004 - January 2006

Clients: IBM, Harrah's, New Balance, Peugeot, Volvo

Led team of developers and engineers as Technology Lead

through discovery, development and maintenance phases for

Client Web application development projects, including scope

creation, project definition, and client management.

Systems Integration Manager April 2000 - December 2003

Clients: IBM, LMGT, Humane Society, Bermuda Ministry of


Led team of network, system and database engineers in

development and support of large scale web applications and

marketing databases

Senior Unix Systems Administrator April 1999 - March 2000

Responsible for northeast regional IT architecture, technology

operations, user and customer support; established enterprise

capital expense plan; reducing IT operating expenses more than

30% over 3 years.

Managed Unix and network operations encompassing over 50

globally distributed development, staging and production


IBM, Hawthorne, NY 1998 - 1999

Quality Assurance

Implemented and execute Quality Assurance test plans for IBM

WebSphere and Net.Commerce software teams.

GE CAPITAL, Stamford, CT 1997 - 1998

Web Developer

Oversaw all phases of web site development including content

and requirements gathering, HTML and JavaScript development,

internal/client testing and production migration.


SUNY Oswego Oswego NY

B.A. Communications/Broadcasting 1997

Broome Community College Binghamton, NY

A.S. Communications/Media 1995

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