William G. Parrott, IV

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Email: contact@williamparrott.com
Cell: 785.764.0757

Objective: Seeking a Senior-level Software Engineering position where I can apply my professional experience in development as well as continue to pursue my passion for learning.

Summary
  • Over ten years' professional experience developing web-based applications, including over three years' experience developing enterprise level applications
  • Strong emphasis on full-stack development, with team and project roles ranging from lead front-end developer to dev-ops engineer
  • Three years' experience developing server-based enterprise applications responsible for processing large amounts of data
  • Experience creating applications in a variety of programming languages
  • Strong teamwork skills, both as a leader and team member
  • Passion for learning and applying new skills or techniques as appropriate for challenges presented by varied projects
Knowledge

Programming Languages

  • Areas of expertise: Java; PHP; HTML/HTML5; CSS; JavaScript & AJAX; SQL; Markdown
  • Areas of proficiency: ECMAScript 2015 (ES6); Shell scripting; LESS; SASS; Scala; C++; XML; XSLT
  • Other languages: Ruby; Racket/PLT Scheme; LaTeX

Software & Tools

  • Areas of expertise: Git; OSGi Framework (Felix); Node.js & NPM; MySQL; Oracle; Microsoft Windows; Mac OS X
  • Areas of proficiency: Docker; Amazon Web Services; Spring Boot; Jekyll; ExpressJS; Backbone.js; Handlebars; Maven; Apache web server; Nginx web server; Continuous integration (Jenkins and Travis CI); Vagrant; WordPress; Linux/UNIX-based operating systems
  • Other experience: Symfony PHP framework

Skills & Certifications

  • Areas of expertise: CORS security, configuration, and testing; Web application development; API design and development; responsive web design; unit, integration, and system testing; database-driven application development; Agile development process (Kanban); W3C standards for (X)HTML & CSS; Section 508 Web Accessibility Guidelines
  • Areas of proficiency: TDD; user experience design; application and web security, including testing for SQL injection and XSS attacks
  • Other skills: Zend Certified PHP Engineer
Conference Speaking

2017 Kansas City Developer Conference

CORS Demystified: It's Simpler Than You Think

Professional Experience

Spring Venture Group — Kansas City, MOJan 2017–present

Software Engineer II

  • Lead developer for DevOps project to automate the building, deployment, and scaling of WordPress sites in Amazon Web Services
  • Build and maintain a number of applications using Spring Boot and deployed to Amazon Web Services in the form of Docker containers
  • Share responsibility for maintaining company AWS infrastructure (EC2 instances, S3 buckets, ECS services, etc)

Lexmark Enterprise Software — Shawnee, KS2014–Jan 2017

Software Engineer

  • Developed a server-based application which facilitates user-configurable communication between otherwise disparate systems
  • Served as lead developer for UI overhaul of our team's primary product, replacing separate patchwork front-end applications with single, more usable interface built with Backbone.js, Handlebars, and LESS
  • Served as informal point of contact and subject-matter expert for other internal teams working with our products
  • Volunteered and contributed code to other teams' projects, including developing new components for custom front-end framework used company-wide
  • Shared in team responsibility for giving product and feature demos to a variety of internal audiences

University of Kansas (KU) — Lawrence, KS2010–2014
Enterprise Web Development

Senior Programmer — 2012–2014
Programmer — 2010–2012

  • Served as the lead front-end developer for projects related to the KU template and visual identity
  • Developed web-based applications using object-oriented PHP
  • Worked on projects spanning all stages of software development, from conceptualization to long term support
  • Collaborated with other developers on the enterprise team to train users from departments across KU on the various functions available in the Drupal CMS
  • Developed comprehensive coding guidelines covering (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP for use by developers across campus
  • Presented at campus-wide web developer meetings.
    Talks included:
    • February 2013 — HTML5 & CSS3: Advancing the web at KU
    • July 2011 — KU Coding Standards
    • January 2011 — Migrating from PHP 5.2 to 5.3: New features, pitfalls, and expectations
    • November 2010 — Unified Modeling Language: A different way to design your applications

University of Kansas (KU) — Lawrence, KS2007–2010
Student Success Technology Services

Web Programmer

  • Developed web-based applications using object-oriented PHP
  • Shared responsibility for developing comprehensive coding guidelines covering (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP for use by developers throughout Student Success
  • Shared responsibility for creating a training guide to create a common foundation for all web programmers within SSTS
  • Co-chaired quarterly Student Success web developer meetings

Eternal Second Designs — Lawrence, KS2005–2017

Co-Owner & Developer

  • Develop and maintain client websites using a variety of technologies, including PHP, XML, and ASP
  • Plan, design, and build web-based applications to serve various target demographics
  • Share responsibility for communication with current and potential clients, including working with both technical and non-technical individuals
Portfolio
View a selection of my projects and accomplishments on my portfolio page.
Education

University of Kansas — Lawrence, KS

Major: Computer Science (BS); Music Minor

Graduation Date: May 2014