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Jason Gruenwald
Full-Stack Application Developer

Qualifications

Versatile, proud professional with sixteen years of in-depth experience in full stack web development using advanced object-oriented programming, database connections, and server administration. Productive self-starter possessing strong written and verbal interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with and communicate to a diverse user base. Builds exceptional relationships with clients, peers, and senior leadership to provide competitive and sustainable business solutions. Respectable work ethic that is committed to achieving goals with proven problem solving and analytical thinking skills. Follows evolving trends in the industry. Lifelong learner. Excited for the future.

Core Competencies

Languages: C#, VB, JAVA, SQL, LINQ, JavaScript, JSON, XML, HTML, CSS
Frameworks: MVC, Entity, .NET, jQuery, Bootstrap
Databases: MS SQL Server, MySQL
Applications:

  • Microsoft: Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, IIS, Azure DevOps, Hyper-V, Office
  • MySQL: Workbench
  • Adobe: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Animate, Premiere, Sound Booth, Acrobat
  • Sony: Soundforge, Acid Pro
  • Project Management: Asana, Instagantt, Trello

Professional Experience and Achievements

Senior Web Application Developer
University of Washington
- Seattle, WA - 2014 to Present

Reenvisioning and improving school business processes designing, developing, and deploying online software for public facing accounts and administrative needs that increase efficiency and competitive edge.

  • Transformed paper application format to a comprehensive online system using MVC C#, Entity Framework, Bootstrap, jQuery, Twillio, Shibboleth, & MS SQL. Features: Annual cycle, Identity account creation, 2 factor authentication, SSO for admin features, expiring email tokens, rich text editing, file uploads, file I/O, data reports, data exports, email alerts, custom APIs, and content management.
  • Designed, developed, and launched an applicant scoring system online. Features: Group creation, collaborative scoring, group review tools, AJAX drag and drop admissions ranking.
  • Programmed specific features/plugins for WordPress and Drupal sites
  • Chaired hiring committees

Web Consulting
Jason Gruenwald Design and Media
- Seattle, WA - 2004 to 2014

Bringing businesses solutions, ability, and capacity through web technology and services.

  • Programmed/Developed custom content management/shopping cart solutions for the web.
  • Created custom server controls using ASP.NET and MS SQL Server.
  • Consulting/Freelance Contracting: Web site design, redesign, cost analysis, wire framing, marketing, profit and loss, return on investment, 5 year business plans.

Web Manager
South Seattle College
- Seattle, WA - Jan. 2006 to Sept. 2013

Evolved and expanded campus wide web presence that delivered web 2.0 capabilities.

  • Orchestrated large scale web site redesign, hosting, and deployment with entire campus: programs, administration, student services, and facilities.
  • Planned, developed, and deployed campus wide calendar with department specializations in which each event had email communications, tickets, capacity, event attendance, and reporting.
  • Created cloud photo processing for campus events. Sizing, saving, posting, and displaying web galleries from batch uploads that sometimes included thousands of files for: Graduation, President’s Day, Convocation +.
  • Produced desktop and web software interfaces to process and display legacy HP3000 DB text files.
  • Host and manage college web servers using Hyper-V and IIS.
  • Project manager for grants including hiring manager for grant employees.
  • Manage web help desk, work study employees, and interns.
  • Communicate information needed or requested with the public and staff as web manager.
  • Hold meetings with department leaders about changes and new additions to web material and applications.
  • Elected by my peers to the President's College Council.

Web Technology Instructor
South Seattle College
- Seattle, WA - 2006 to 2008

Developed and delivered bleeding edge curriculum as I taught classes and maintained high percentage of student cohort enrollment from quarter to quarter.

  • Multimedia publishing I & II - Using Flash as the developing platform for learning, each course had increasingly difficult assignments in which class members would present their completed projects to their peers for feedback.
  • Usability and Design - This course focused on user centered design, throughout the development cycle, research on target markets, testing and development as well as UI design based on quantitative results analysis.

Interim Web Manager
South Seattle College
- Seattle, WA  - Aug. 2005 to Dec. 2005

From assistant carrying the torch to interim leading new initiatives. Managed and updated content on current college sites and made recommendations for future endeavors. Held meetings with department leaders about changes and new additions to web material and services. Communicated information needed or requested with the public and staff as I worked side by side with PIO staff to promote branding and college mission.

Web Assistant
South Seattle College - Seattle, WA - Nov. 2004 to Aug. 2005

  • Updated web pages and forms for WA State Web site including tables and graphics using ASP/ database technology.
  • Introduced and implemented ADA Accessibility Priorities 1 - 3.
  • Developed new concepts for SSC public web pages and print materials.

Partner / Web Developer   
UPROC - Milwaukee, WI - 2000 to 2004  

Passionately pursuing successful business practices that lead to the growth and expansion of our community presence and involvement, as well as the birth of my skills and abilities in this field. Using effective leadership and encouraging team concepts created a web presence community with high a growth percentage outcome. Produced: Web sites, CD covers and inserts, magazine/newspaper ads, web commercials, posters, flyers, and packaging using marketing strategies/techniques. Determined budget objectives, presentation approaches, and illustrative material for target audiences. Proven exceptional communication and negotiation skills with customers and neighborhood community.

Education

BS - Bachelor of Science in Software Development   
Western Governors University

Currently enrolled in JAVA track and also earning certifications. Estimated completion is Jan 2021.

AAS - Associate of Applied Science in Web Programming   
South Seattle College

Completed a degree in object oriented web programming including: C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, SQL, JavaScript, XML, Windows Forms, and Flash Action Script.

AAS - Associate of Applied Science in Multimedia Web Design   
South Seattle College

Completed a degree in Web Design including HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, drawing, painting, design, and computer art.

Visual Communications   
Milwaukee Area Technical College   

Relevant Coursework included web interface design, usability testing, versioning during the development cycle, Flash animation, photography (digital and analog), CD quality audio recording and editing, extensive time line story boarding, video publishing to the web, commercial art, and marketing research for trends and target audiences.

 

 

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