CV

Competencies

Website Development, Project Management, API System Integrations, GitHub, Wordpress, Drupal, HTML5, CSS/SASS, OOP PHP7, Javascript, jQuery, SQL, Adobe Suite, Analytics, Ad Pixels.

Experience

No Borders Inc. Lead Web Developer 02/2021–Present

  • Complete responsibility for maintenance and enhancement of multiple websites, including leading a small team of content writers and graphic designers, and performing all website renovations.
  • Theme development for successful Ecommerce websites that serve 50K+ visitors and $5M+transactions. per year.
  • Plugin development to extend the native capabilities of the CMS to increase automated performance, including integration with 3rd party APIs to authenticate and fetch protected data from SaaS.
  • Collaboration with graphic designer in Adobe suite, including discussion and feedback on brand, module, and page element development.
  • Data management and transformations of +8K products

Boiling Pot Media Owner, Web Developer 05/2011–02/2021

  • Produce custom websites and site functionalities for sites that receive as +1M visits per day, including complex e-commerce, membership systems, and custom data generation and reporting systems.
  • Create websites that are consistently faster, more secure, and more feature-rich than the client's previous website. Reduce page load times to 1 second on mobile and desktop.
  • Manage hosting, including VPS setup and advanced DNS configuration.
  • Train junior developers to work within existing project standards.
  • Educate website managers on website use.
  • Lead photographers, graphic designers, and content writers in projects.
  • Contribute to opensource community.

Vine Neighborhood Association Development Director 09/2012–09/2014

  • Develop the VNA website and other digital marketing materials.
  • Compose and implement the VNA's annual Fund Development Program.
  • Ensure compliance with funding reporting requirements.

LISC AmeriCorps Vine and Edison Neighborhood Sustainable Communities Initiative Coordinator 09/2011–09/2012

  • Lead effort to align nonprofits and businesses to provide services and resources to the community.
  • Community organizing.
  • Brand development.

Volunteer Work

Education for Employment Advisory Committee for Kalamazoo RESA Web Development Committee Chair December 2017—Present

Community Development Act Advisory Committee for the City of Kalamazoo At-Large Board Member April 2012—January 2014

Education

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan Bachelor of Science in Geography

Portfolio

wordpress.org/plugins/toggle-admin-toolbar

github.com/jryven

stackoverflow.com/users/2009171/james-ryven-valeii

boilingpotmedia.com