My GravatarChelsea Urquhart

Oracle Certified Professional, Zend Certified PHP Engineer

Resume

Overview

Highly skilled Web/CLI programmer with extensive experience in data manipulation, automation, optimization (code and database query), and building code to specification. Comfortable working with other programmers, database administrators, and web designers alike.

Skills

  • Working with diverse real estate data (300+ data sources utilizing RETS, DDF, MSSQL, FTP, SOAP, and various other APIs)
  • Designing tools to automate tasks such as remapping JSON and PHP serialized data and intelligently suggest field mappings for new data sources
  • Writing and optimizing PHP code and MySQL database queries
  • Working with various PHP Frameworks and CMSs
  • Quick learner, ability to learn new technologies

Experience

  1. Real Estate Webmasters

    Enterprise Programmer

    Since
    • Contributing reusable code to multiple code bases and developing custom features for multiple Enterprise level websites
    • Designing, analyzing and optimizing PHP/JavaScript code and relational database queries in the most efficient/sensible manner to achieve project goals
    • Implementing code review and application log management procedures
    • Developing code to perform various data manipulations across any number of data feeds with distinct attributes
    • Reviewing code, recognizing and educating on unsafe, insecure, and inefficient coding practices
  2. Real Estate Webmasters

    Data Feed Analyst

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    • Bug fixes, optimizations, and improvements on multiple codebases
    • Building code according to project specifications
    • Developing and maintaining tools to make various tasks more streamlined and efficient
    • Designing, analyzing and optimizing PHP code and relational MySQL database queries
    • Maintaining BDX/IDX data feeds including setting up new feeds
    • Cleaning poorly structured data, sanitizing corrupt XML/CSV programatically
  3. Real Estate Webmasters

    Technical Support Representative (Tier 2)

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    • Researching and resolving bugs with the REW CMS and IDX data feeds
    • Occasional (bug fix) contributions to the REW proprietary CMS
    • Upgrading websites to new CMS versions, ensuring data integrity while transferring between servers while keeping downtime to a minimum

Education and Certifications

  1. Zend,

    Building Security into your PHP Applications

    • covers many security attack vectors as well as best practices for programming and configuration.
  2. Oracle,

    Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer

    • validates knowledge of skills, tools, and issues involved in writing applications with the MySQL database server.
  3. Zend,

    Zend Certified PHP Engineer (ZEND028204)

    • tests knowledge of a wide variety of skills necessary for developing PHP (5.5) web applications

    PHP 7 Jump Start - Online Training Course

    • covers new features and breaking changes between PHP 5 and PHP 7
  4. BCIT, -

    Web Technologies Associate Certificate

    • thoroughly covers both technical and design elements of standards-compliant Web Design
    • includes technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, and software such as Adobe Photoshop and Quicktime Pro
    • completed with distinction

Technologies

  • PHP Programming
  • Python Programming
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HighCharts
  • MySQL query building, benchmarking, and optimization
  • Thread-safe Development
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • API Development
  • MVC (Model-View-Controller design)
  • C/C++/C++11 Programming
  • QT
  • MySQL Connector/C++
  • Django Python Framework
  • Pyramid Python Framework
  • Flask Python Framework
  • Laravel PHP Framework (4 and 5)
  • Gearman Message Queue
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Chameleon
  • Regular Expressions
  • (X)HTML / HTML 5
  • CSS
  • SASS / SCSS / Compass / LESS CSS
  • Web Development
  • doT.js
  • GIT
  • SVN
  • Unit Testing (PHPUnit - PHP, GoogleTest - C++, unittest - Python)