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Information Technology Quality Assurance

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
May 31, 2017

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Rex Miller Smith, Jr.

Senior UX Designer & Web Developer

*** **** ****** *******, ******* 30312 (404) ***-**** ac0k2m@r.postjobfree.com

Merges hands-on leadership with excellent communication skills to continually motivate focused teams toward goal attainment

Front End Web Design – Web Development – UI/UX Design – Application Development

Proactive, self-driven, and versatile information technology professional with 6+ years as a Web Developer/Designer and 4+ years as a UI/UX designer for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies serving in leadership capacities while performing web development and design and UI/UX responsibilities. Professionally possesses outstanding management, communication, team work, and problem solving skills to effectively interface with corporate users and clients.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Demonstrated language expertise in: VB.NET, HTML5, XML, CSS3, PHP, JQuery, JSON, Python, SEO, Angular, Bootstrap, and MySQL

Mastered proficiency in: WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Visual Studio, MS Team Foundation Server, and SourceTree

Operating Systems: Windows, Macintosh, PostMan, Confluence, Rally, Sublime Text 3, Text Wrangler, iTerm, OmniGraffle, inVision, Axure, and GIT

Software procifiency in: Microsoft Office Suite, Office 365, iWork

Oversee and manage development and design throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) while using Agile, Waterfall, and V-Model models and methodologies

Core Competencies

Content Management System

Front-End Development

Mobile Device Development

Web Interface Design

Graphic & Visual Design

Prototype Engineering

Professional Work History

Senior Applications Developer Equifax, Atlanta, GA June 2016 - Present

Perform a key role as the lead that is responsible for managing technical development of software from inception through user acceptance, including projects which affect multiple departments and/or pose high risk situations. Designs steps and modules, defines timelines, identifies and resolves issues. Develop complex interactive user interfaces for internet and intranet applications, and be versed in requirements analysis and elicitation of requirements from business stakeholders. Manage junior developers to assist with backlog support for Life Lock projects.

Designed and managed creation efforts and coding of two websites and SharePoint site in first 45 days

Manage programming to generate usable and meaningful data and data flow to ensure applications are readable and easily understood.

Review XML files for quality assurance purposes while managing programming for HTML5, CSS3, Angular, REST,and MongoDB.

Develop engineering prototypes and created documentation writing for Angular 1.5 in Confluence frameworks.

Manage front-end web language development to provide clutter-free user interfaces for accessing information easily.

Creates scalable solutions based on business specifications, knowledge, and current data to support Equifax departments and senior management decision-making.

Analyze data for information and trends to establish dataset value, uncover data meanings, and identify trending for decision-making.

Act as a data subject matter expert to ensure project teams understand data meaning and methods for extracting information.

Evaluate process methods and available resources to create automation, build routines and schedules, and to identify data tools.

Front End Developer/Web Designer Luckie & Company. Atlanta, GA April 2015 – June 2016

Managed and supported use of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to add dynamic web and social functionality. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, a passion for technology, extensive HTML/CSS development experience, familiarity with JavaScript frameworks, the ability to use Photoshop to develop code from comps.

Performed complete redesign and redevelopment of company website using new programming languages in first 30 days of hire.

Provided in depth knowledge and expertise of browser and device rendering quirks and solutions on how to address them

Managed responsive displays, media queries, and popular frameworks (i.e. Twitter Bootstrap, Ember.js, WordPress, and VB.NET

Evaluate process methods and available resources to create automation, build routines and schedules, and to identify data tools.

Manage WordPress site for client to make updates and changes as necessary

Execute good approach for managing maintainable, scalable, and cross-browser code across large sites

Supported backend technology site building through .Net (Visual Studio), PHP, and Ruby on Rails

Provided source control principles and comfortable with Git and GitHub

Senior UX Designer Home Depot, Atlanta, GA (MindTree IT SERVICES) Sept 2012 – April 2015

Worked closely with the Scrum Master, Scrum team, and also the project owner as developer. Designed and developed interface for QA/DevOps portal. Created the wireframes, designed the landing page using Photoshop/Illustrator, and coded using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Angular, and JQuery plug-ins. Managed JIRA as a project management tool to display work progress with the rest of the team. Created style guides and wireframes for web sites and web applications. Designed wireframes using Adobe Illustrator, mock ups, and icons using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (beta mode).

Increased new client earning using social media through creation and implementation of highly effective promoting strategies.

Developed and implemented portal interfaces and enterprise applications

Assisted the QA team in testing various projects on different platforms to include: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile, and Kiosk

Interpreted and developed high quality code based on business requirements, wireframes, and creative briefs.

Developed and tested across multiple channels including different screen resolutions and platforms.

Wrote clean code using semantic standards compliant HTML targeting multiple browsers and operating systems.

Mentored junior developers and the ability to write technical documentation.

UX Designer Optimum Concepts and Designs, Atlanta, GA June 2009 – Sept 2015

Defined conceptual strategies while developing, executing, and managing web development plan encompassing integrated resources designed to grow targeted markets. Communicated with clients, management, internal departments, and teams to coordinate overall goals. Planned and executed concepts, designed web applications demographic research and analyses. Led all product development related projects. Managed and directing progressive developing teams. Prepared and managed all business assets and annual budget.

Performed quality documentation and quality assurance duties during NERC audit process for passing results.

Developed a blueprint through designing and launching new strategic plan.

Performed marketing analytics to track return of investment

Assimilated an intuitive approach by using Responsive Web Design.

Created wire frames and user flows for web applications

Used workflow steps for user experience roles.

Implemented SEO strategies to get clients sites at the top of various search engines

Developed sites for clients using WordPress templates and plug-ins

Visual Interaction Designer Inspire Magazine, Atlanta, GA Aug 2014 – Present

Created responsive interface design for the company’s website. Designed app design for Android and Apple. Worked collectively with a small group to create a live broadcast recording of a weekly podcast featuring music artists, designers, and models. Involved with camera set up, recording, and photo shoots for the podcast. Responsible for postproduction work to edit and to manipulate footage. Developed social media advertising ads, graphics, and flyers.

Performed quality documentation and quality assurance duties during NERC audit process for passing results

Produced designs that represented the brand and image of the magazine to the world.

Edited photographs and created designs for magazine layouts/spreads.

Assisted in recording of podcast for audience of +1,000 listeners.

Education

OMNI Tech Institute, Atlanta, Georgia

Ü Certificate Degree in Digital Media Specialist and Information Technology 2014

Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Ü Associate of Arts(A.A.) in Web Design and Interactive Media 2009



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