Russell Ramey

Full Stack Web Developer

  • Phone: 214.534.1324
  • Email: russelljramey@gmail.com
  • Web: russellramey.dev
  • Github: github.com/russellramey

Introduction

Based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, I am a full stack developer working primarily in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL. I have been working as a developer for ten years with projects ranging from simple static one page landing pages, complete Wordpress custom theme & plugin development, to fully custom CRUD applications. When problem solving new challenges, I stick to a few core concepts - abstraction, reusability, and simplification. I am currently working as a Principal Web Developer for Sabre, an innovative technology company that provides B2B software solutions for its customers in the travel industry.

Professional Experience

  • Full Time

    Principal Web Developer

    Sabre / 2014 - Present

    As Principal Web Developer for the Global Communications team at Sabre, my responsibilities vary day-to-day, allowing me a wide variety of experiences and challenges from project-to-project. Many of the responsibilities presented daily include, but are not limited to, developing and updating websites and web application code bases, data management and organization, client management, engagement, and project management. Facing these new and unique challenges everyday help keep my problem solving, and development skills competitive.

    • Full stack web developer, working on both front-end and back-end.
    • Responsible for the development and maintenance of multiple corporate level web properties, including www.sabre.com - the main corporate website.
    • Integrate new features and functionalities within various web properties - including websites, landing pages, micro-sites, and web applications.
    • Track, patch, and update reported bugs, issues or any functionality problems that may arise.
    • Conceptualize, designed and developed multiple intranet accessible web applications for simplifying workflows and enabling employee engagement - most of which deal with the collection and organization of complex data structures, or automating a once manual task.
    • Experience in both VueJS and ReactJS front-end frameworks.
    • Develop and maintain a unique custom Wordpress theme for use on corporate websites and blogs, to allow the ability to spin up new - on brand - websites quickly and efficiently.
    • Extended Wordpress functionality and security with custom tailored plugin development - for example, integrating Microsoft Graph authentication with Wordpress login.
    • Enhanced the core Wordpress Rest API capabilities to allow data sharing between multiple websites and applications.
    • Self-manage multiple projects at one time, with tight turnarounds and deadlines.
    • Partner closely with designers, both web and UI/UX for testing, wire-framing, mock-ups and all assets.
    • Work closely with devops (development and operations) teams to configure, administer, and deploy server environments when needed - this includes testing new features and technology on the infrastructure level.
    • Responsible for all source code deployments, migrations, databases and data on the Global Communications server environments.
    • Oversaw and managed three different server migrations to new and upgraded environments, including the transition into AWS (Amazon Web Services).
    • Utilized the corporate in-house, Bootstrap like, front-end/design framework to create reusable web components for quicker development and prototyping.
    • Manage the corporate git repositories for the Global Communications creative department.
    • Promoted from Senior Web Developer to Principal Web Developer in August of 2017.
  • Freelance

    Full Stack Developer

    House of Sticks / 2015 - Present

    Working on a wide variety of projects, being the lead Full Stack Developer for House of Sticks allows me to break out of the day-to-day and experiment with new technologies and processes.

    • Full stack developer, working on both front-end and back-end.
    • Experience developing a variety of web applications and websites - typically from a provided design, mockup, or prototype.
    • Custom Wordpress theme and plugin development.
    • Website maintenance including feature enhancement and bug patches.
    • Laravel application development, with Vue/React front-ends.
    • REST API development
    • Business automation development - creating applications to handle a manual task or process large amounts of data.
    • Application and website deployments, migrations, database and data management.
    • Environment/server setup, configuration, and management - primarily in the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack.
  • Freelance

    Web Developer

    Interactive Exposure / 2011 - Present

    Primarily focusing on website development, specifically Wordpress websites, as a Web Developer for Interactive Expsoure my expierence with CMS (Content Management System) development, and data organization expanded to new levels.

    • Primarily develop custom Wordpress websites, or work with client to customize a purchased theme.
    • Ongoing website maintenance for existing clients - including new features, functionality enhancements, and bug patches.
    • Wordpress theme and plugin development.
    • Site deployments, migrations, and maintenance.
  • Freelance

    Graphic / Web Designer

    Vican Group / 2011 - 2015

    • Designed print collateral including packaging, posters, signage, direct mail outs, banners, point-of-sale and point-of-purchase displays.
    • Produced online graphics and HTML/CSS templates for websites related to retail products and services.
    • Developed and worked on internal client based sales and promotional material.
    • Created various web based customer portals for internal organizational use.
    • Customized and/or re-skinned vendor dashboards (with the ability to do so) to match client brand and visuals with custom stylesheets.
  • Full Time

    Market Art Director

    Apartment Finder / 2005 - 2014

    Being the Market Art Director at Apartment Finder Magazine primarily consisted of print ad production with tight deadlines. File organization, name conventions and time management were required skillsets for this role.

    • Responsible for the design and production of a 500+ page magazine.
    • Self-managed day-to-day timelines.
    • Designed and developed an intranet PDF archive web site to host published pages/ads that was searchable and available to the entire regions sales staff. Allowed the staff to quickly reference a page/ad by keyword, client, issue, page number or a combination.
    • Worked mainly with Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
    • Created various designs and working concepts of ads to assist the sales staff in the field.
  • Full Time

    Graphic Designer

    Intra-Graphics / 2005

    • Designed logos, print collateral, webpages, and other various point-of-sale marketing material for local/regional clients.
    • Designed and developed email and landing page templates in HTML/CSS.

Technologies

Below are some of the most popular - and essential - web technologies I utilize to create the websites & apps that I build. I have adopted these as my “go to” technologies for building many things on the web. Being fluent and proficient in all the languages, frameworks, build tools, version control, and software listed below allows me to work efficiently and effectively.

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Sass
  • Pug
  • Haml
  • VueJS
  • Laravel
  • Jekyll
  • Wordpress
  • Bolt
  • Git
  • Github
  • Bitbucket
  • Grunt
  • Webpack
  • NodeJS
  • Linux
  • Apache

Education

B.F.A. Graphic Design

Texas Tech University / May 2005

Graduated with a B.F.A in Design Communication from the college of Visual & Performing Arts and Member of the Design Communication Association.

Hobbie & Interests

  • All things web
  • Internet of Things
  • Computers / Gadgets
  • Raspberry Pi / Makers
  • Science & Technology
  • Gaming
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowboarding
  • Happy Hours
  • Craft beer

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Black Belt in Kobudo
  • Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts of America

Connect

Want to get in touch with me? Use the information below to drop me a line and I will get in contact with you as soon as I can!

  • Phone: 214.534.1324
  • Email: russelljramey@gmail.com
  • Web: russellramey.dev
  • Github: github.com/russellramey