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José Alejandro Márquez

Greater Boston, MA

(617) 398-0767

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • Versatile software and web developer with Cloud, open source, and multi-platform experience
  • Talented technical translator fluent in English, Spanish, and German
  • Skilled problem solver, analytical thinker, and effective communicator with background in:
    • Content Management Systems (CMS)
    • Open Source Tools
    • W3C Standards Compliance
    • Accessible Web Design
    • Database Design and Management
    • Original Logo/Art Creation
    • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python) Development
    • Cloud DevOps (AWS, Azure, Rackspace Cloud)
    • Content/design best practices
    • Google Apps (Maps, Custom Search) Integration
 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Drupal 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, SLES), various flavors of Unix (AIX, SCO, SunOS)
  • DOS, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7/8
  • XHTML, HTML, CSS, SASS/SCSS, Compass
  • Server-side JavaScript (NodeJS, ExpressJS)
  • PHP, PHPTemplate, jQuery, JavaScript, XML
  • Apache Web Server (PHP-FPM, FastCGI, WSGI)
  • Git, Subversion, CVS
  • Linux/Unix shell scripting, MS-DOS scripting
  • Python, C, TCL, SQL, Perl
  • MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle 8, MS Access 2000
  • GIMP, Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop, JASC Paint Shop Pro
  • PhpStorm, WebStorm
  • LibreOffice/OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, Emacs, Quanta, Kate, Joe
  • Trados, Interleaf Quicksilver
  • Installation and configuration of hardware ranging from peripherals to microprocessors

EXPERIENCE

Watertown, MA
6/2014-Present

BlueMetal Architects

Software Engineer

  • Migrate .NET (ASP/C#) site to NodeJS/ExpressJS architecture, maintaining SQL Server backend
    • Continue to support integrations with Eloqua and other external web services
  • Support creation of complex web application with various integration points
    • Development
      • Led Drupal to Salesforce site integration, syncing data via OAuth-based REST API calls
        • Worked closely with the client to determine and refine project requirements
        • Created and supported custom user workflows that passed data from Drupal to Salesforce and back
        • Facilitated SAML single-sign-on solution syncing to Salesforce over the Drupal app
        • Configured custom reports and page layouts in Salesforce for improved client user experience
    • DevOps
      • Set up and administer AWS instances from Dev/QA/Stage to Production
        • Secured RHEL 7 with SELinux and LUKS encryption of EBS volumes for sensitive data
        • Set up Jenkins instance for continuous deployment of Dev instance, push-button for other instances
        • Implemented Redis caching, automated snapshotting, VPC security groups, bastion server
        • Replaced Drupal's default file storage system with S3 bucket-based system

Burlington, MA
3/2007-6/2014

OASIS

Web Developer and Webmaster

  • Implemented multi-phase plan to move from colocated hardware to Rackspace Cloud servers
    • Ensured Cloud migration project requirements were being met
    • Coordinated the conversion of a single colocated webserver into several webservers, some with load-balanced redundancy depending on uptime requirements
    • Cleaned data in monolithic Subversion repo before splitting it into 30+ Github-hosted repos, maintaining history
  • Helped upgrade a MoinMoin wiki farm instance
    • Designed custom wiki theme for all wikis as a sub-theme of an existing MoinMoin theme
    • Migrated PHP-based landing page dynamically listing the wikis to a WSGI page
    • Eliminated server's need for PHP by converting landing page PHP template into Python-based Genshi template
    • Abstracted wikilist for re-use in landing page as well as in main wikifarm settings
  • Led conversion of complex corporate web site to Drupal
    • Content migration
      • Prioritized migration content by update frequency to facilitate phased rollout strategy
      • Created CCK content types to support high priority content import such as Press Releases, Announcements, and Policies
      • Built custom module to support special navigational blocks for migrated news content as well as for individually tagged node revisions
    • User Experience
      • Used Apache's reverse proxy functionality to create consistent user experience when accessing content hosted on different servers across internal and third-party networks
      • Built modules to automate redirect creation for migrated content and provide secure social networking service support
      • Adapted Drupal theme and applied it to reverse proxied legacy content while avoiding time-consuming edits to that content to apply the theme
    • Theming
      • Designed table-less, fluid grid subtheme of Zen theme from scratch
      • Built several Views-driven blocks that organized content via jQuery carousels and tabs
      • Used Megamenus technique to create a friendlier dropdown navigation
    • Administration
      • Added site-use documentation to aid staff in self-serve content management
      • Trained staff in basic Drupal usage for more efficient self-serve content management
      • Created helper administrative pages to facilitate the staff content management workflow
  • Assisted in upgrading eight-year-old membership web application to latest version, now a SaaS solution
    • Applied reverse proxy techniques to integrate external web application with public website
    • Created replication slave database to drive authentication and authorization of external member web apps to work around hosted solution's lack of an API or external access to their databases
    • Rewrote SQL queries to replication slave database for member authentication and authorization on external services like wikis, Subversion repositories, and private mailing lists
    • Refactored shell scripts and related cron jobs to better handle new infrastructure
    • Helped develop exhaustive suite of tests to ensure smooth transition to upgraded membership web app
  • Created web application in PHP to hold a Scottish-style Single Transferable Vote election
  • Built a Drupal 5 site to improve management of events and their presentations
  • Built custom Drupal installation profile for easy site creation and deployment
  • Set up layered spam solution leveraging third-party modules as well as Drupal's role system
  • Administer 25 sites running various versions of the Drupal content management system
  • Develop new sites, web pages, and site features as needed
  • Leverage Drush to more efficiently maintain Drupal installations
  • Perform infrequent content edits and file uploads
  • Maintain single ASP.NET/C# website
  • Brainstorm and problem-solve user requests for structures, layout and troubleshooting
  • Provide incident response and customer service

 
2/2004-Present

Hackwater.com

System Developer and Administrator

  • Updated content on and provided maintenance for a Connecticut-based group's Drupal 7 site
    • Supported a song contest on the site via a public/private SoundCloud embed
    • Performed content updates on out-of-date pages
    • Updated Drupal core and third-party modules to latest versions
    • Debugged site theme's JavaScript
  • Converted a Connecticut-based group's static HTML web site to Drupal 6
    • Set up and configured Drupal site and MySQL database
    • Implemented existing site design as a Drupal 6, Zen 2-based theme
    • Created custom content types using CCK and built views for those content types
    • Designed PHP templates to adjust output of views, content types, and even fields
    • Migrated existing content into Drupal 6
  • Design and maintain Hackwater.com web site
    • Upgraded site to Drupal 6 CMS
    • Recreated Wordpress functionality in Drupal 5 via modules and template development, adjusting an existing Drupal 5 themes to suit site accessibility and standards-compliance needs
    • Developed a proof-of-concept XHTML content management system (CMS) using PHP 5 and MySQL
    • Installed and administered Wordpress weblog software to compare against CMS
    • Ensured web pages are accessible and compliant with W3C standards
    • Used PHP to create intelligent, easy to maintain page navigation
    • Organized content by subdomain using Apache virtual hosts
    • Managed content using a MySQL database back-end
  • Migrated site to hosted solution on Debian Linux server
  • Configure and maintain Apache on Linux server
  • Monitor and analyze logs to detect and deter unauthorized access attempts
  • Prior to moving to hosted solution, operated and administered a Debian Linux server
    • Performed hardware and software upgrades
    • Hardened server against intrusion attempts by applying security updates, removing unnecessary software, and closing exposed ports
    • Resolved network connectivity issues at router and server level

Rockland, MA
10/2006-3/2007

Inofin Incorporated

Web Application Developer

  • Created and maintained financial web applications written in ASP.NET and VB.NET
  • Provided dsupport for web application users
  • Abstracted business logic by updating existing MSSQL database stored procedures and creating new ones
  • Designed and developed web pages to function as front-ends for web services
  • Performed software QA and functionality testing and implement fixes

Cambridge, MA
5/2003-9/2006

Bentley Publishers, Inc./The Information Foundry

Technical Translator and Technical Consultant

  • Translated automotive texts and repair manuals from German to English and Spanish to English using Trados Computer Aided Translation tool
  • Proofread and review documents and texts translated by other translators
  • Performed quality control for various translation databases by eliminating textual and vehicle component errors
  • Delegated translation assignments to translators and edited their translations
  • Developed web pages for new products in accordance with W3C standards
  • Created product excerpt pages and high-resolution and low-resolution images for printing and web viewing
  • Performed software QA and functionality testing for a custom web application by creating a test plan and coordinating with the application developer to implement bug fixes
  • Emulated automotive diagnostic hardware and software on a standard PC by configuring an installation of SCO Unix

Cambridge, MA
11/2003-1/2004

Linguistic Systems, Inc.

Technical Translator and Proofreader

  • Translated pharmaceutical documents from German to English
  • Proofread pharmaceutical documents translated from German to English

Reading, MA
8/2001-8/2002

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC

Software Engineer, Technical Staff

  • Developed Enterprise Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for defense contractor as a member of a team-oriented development process
    • Primarily responsible for integrating PTC's Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/INTRALINK MCAD software with the CADIM and Axalant PDM/PLM software
    • Wrote triggers in Pro/I that passed Pro/E MCAD metadata to CADIM via TCL scripts and CADIM's communications interface
    • Defined project requirements and processes with customer and software provider representatives
    • Reviewed code written in the proprietary LogiView language
  • Maintained a bug tracking database developed in CADIM and using Oracle as its back-end

Miami, FL
9/1996-6/1997

Florida International University

Intern, Forensic Chemistry Department

  • Researched alternative fingerprinting techniques
  • Tested experimental scent-detection scanning equipment and reported on its viability for forensic fieldwork

EDUCATION

Chestnut Hill, MA
9/1997-5/2001

Boston College

Bachelor's Degree in German Studies (3.67 GPA)

Magna cum laude; University Honors Program; Dean's List, all semesters; Golden Key National Honor Society; Class of 2001 Sophomore Scholar

Eichstätt, Germany
5/2000-8/2000

Katholische Universität Eichstätt

Spring Semester Exchange Program (3.93 GPA)

Munich, Germany
3/2000-5/2000

Goethe Institut

Certification Program in German Proficiency

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English, Spanish, and German

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