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Sterling Hamilton

Sterling Hamilton

Developer | Gabber | Avid Student of Stuff and Things
Portland
Summary

I am a software developer. Most of my career has been within the realm of web technologies, leadership, and mentorship. I've had the honor of working with many people, across many different roles with a shared passion for making a lasting impact within our teams, industries, and lives. I frequently find myself working at the intersection between technology, creativity, business, and problem-solving.

My profession is most fulfilling when realizing the potential of people and technology, to produce amazing results. From this, I have demonstrated success in large scale deployments, rapid development, creative problem solving, definition and execution of complex scopes, creation of functional requirements, technical direction, team management and leadership of both onsite and remote employees, creation and implementation of methodologies and intellectual property, security audits, risk mitigation, and disaster recovery.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with brands such as Google, NPM, Autodesk, Tahiti Tourisme, Yosemite National Park, Niantic Inc, University of California, and many more. But more than anything the people I work with are what I remember.

Work History

Senior Growth Engineer

Landing
2021-04 - Current

We provide thousands of apartments across the country that can be booked online in minutes with no long-term commitments, so you can live on your terms.

My role on the Growth team is about data accuracy, technological enablement and strategies of implementation across various technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Cross department collaboration
  • Front end development
  • Back end development
  • Analytics
  • Data hygiene
  • Code reviews
  • User experience research strategies and implementation
  • A/B Testing
  • Feed Management + Development

Technologies:

JavaScript, React, SASS, Ruby on Rails, WordPress, Cloudflare, WPEngine, MySQL, Postgres, Optimizely, Heap, Google Analytics, Looker, Salesforce, Snowflake, New Relic

Senior Software Engineer

Blackbird Logistics Corporation
2019-05 - 2021-04

Part of the Engineering team but worked cross-department to help the company accelerate towards their growth goals.


Responsibilities:

  • Front end development
  • Back end development
  • Daily tasks within the monolithic repository, across several products and projects
  • Deeply involved, vocal and directive in product development and marketing
  • Mentor-ship of other developers, Pair programming, Code Reviews


Technologies:

Angular v7 through v9. Lots of JavaScript, TypeScript, RxJS, REST, SASS, Node, CSS, HTML, Single Page Applications, Cypress Automated Testing, WordPress, Drupal, PHP, CSS, GIT, Gulp, Docker, Pantheon, WPEngine, Acquia, MediaTemple, GoDaddy, Shopify, Ruby on Rails, Custom PHP, WordPress, MySQL, GraphQ, Git, Docker, ElasticSearch, Laravel, Mysql, Mailchimp, JIRA, Postman

Technical Director

Noble Studios
2012-07 - 2019-04

Working with major brands and multi-disciplinary teams, I support, orchestrate and implement solutions using web technologies. Working with visionaries in realizing their goals.


Responsibilities:

  • Self management / self starter
  • Sole contributor, team lead, and manager
  • Implementing strategies for growth and success of the company
  • Scaling the team, improving processes and methodologies
  • Intellectual property, partnerships and thought leadership
  • Support sales team and even going on site for pitches and training
  • Management of the engineering department, team size ranged from 5-12, with a focus on team member growth
  • Reporting directly to executives on progress, deliverables, and holistic performance
  • Regular meetings with other leadership and management in the company to increase profitability, long term planning and efficiency
  • Recruitment and interviews
  • Assigned as the primary engineer on high risk projects to see them over the finish line
  • Mentor-ship and growth of other developers
  • Participating in client acquisition and business development, including sales pitches and presentations
  • Project architecture
  • Cross discipline collaboration
  • Working directly with customers
  • Subcontracting
  • CMS Integration
  • Providing estimates
  • Scoping work
  • Front end development
  • Back end development
  • Systems administration
  • Developer operations


Technologies:

JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SASS, Angular JS, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Optimizely, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, WordPress, Drupal, PHP, CSS, GIT, Gulp, Docker, Pantheon, WPEngine, Acquia, MediaTemple, GoDaddy, Shopify, New Relic, JIRA

Web Developer

Lab Analytix
2012-03 - 2012-07

Developing custom web-based software for laboratory information management solutions (LIMS).

Features included customer relationship management, services management, workflow tracking, data collection, and client portal integration.


The goal was to utilize a flexible custom architecture and APIs for integrating data both external and internal.

The application integrated with many standard business intelligence packages for complete reporting and analysis of operations and analytical data.


Responsibilities:

  • Front End Development
  • Back End Development
  • Understanding use-cases so that what we were building was applicable and solving real world problems for our Clients
  • Creating scripts for interfacing with printer technology
  • Working with a small, agile team
  • Front End Development
  • CMS Integration


Technologies:

Linux, Apache, MySQL, CakePHP, Eltron Programming Language, CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Web Developer

DealerTrend, Inc.
2010-04 - 2012-03

Developed and integrated solutions for marketing automotive dealership inventory online with scalability, search engine optimization and customization at heart. Engineering was the priority and marketing was in support of choosing the best technological solutions for our customers


Responsibilities:

  • Front end development
  • Backend development
  • Building solutions for inventory management
  • Building scalable solutions for maintaining a codebase that was treated like a product
  • Integrating with APIs
  • Working with a small, agile team
  • Working directly with customers
  • CMS Integration
  • Providing estimates
  • Scoping work


Technologies:

PHP, WordPress, REST, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SASS

Lead Web Developer

Vitamin Research Products
2009-09 - 2010-04

Rapid growth within the marketing team and collaborating at the executive level to change the face of marketing at the company. Working with internal physicians, PhDs, nutritionists and individuals with decades of experience in product formulation to see their vision materialize online in an impactful way for the end user.


Established stringent specifications for online marketing.

Each specification includes well-defined criteria for appearance, data validation, and compliance with many industry standards.


Immediate initiatives upon hiring resulted in a 75% increase in online performance.

Implementation of a DVCS to accommodate multiple developers as well as other DevOps initiatives.


Working with various departments to implement new marketing initiatives.

Maintaining and creating e-mail campaigns and landing pages.

Streamlining business processes.

Working with Vendors on a very large project to produce the new company website and further company technologies with a focus on ROI.


Responsibilities:

  • Extremely high standards for attention to detail
  • Supporting marketing efforts, including landing pages, maintaining the main website, newsletters
  • Mapping business rules, marketing initiatives, end-user concerns and transition into a complete rebuild and rebrand of the company's digital presence
  • Providing estimates
  • Scoping work
  • Working directly with leadership


Technologies:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, Java, Google Analytics, MSSQL

Web Developer

Exyst Inc.
2008-05 - 2009-07

Working and growing with talented individuals at a Web Development start-up. Utilizing business expertise, leading edge technical skills and designs that communicate, we managed and implemented web applications, marketing website and maintained infrastructures.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining mail servers
  • Providing customer support
  • Front End Development
  • Back end development
  • CMS Integration
  • Working directly with clients
  • Generating leads
  • Providing estimates
  • Scoping work

Software Engineer

Mark Systems
2006-12 - 2008-05

Working in a scrappy, hardworking and dedicated environment of talented developers focused on product development. Working with customers in the US and Canada, we built an ERP system focused on inventory management, CRM, reporting and accounting for the agriculture and construction industry.


Responsibilities:

  • Building a CRM
  • Interfacing with other independent system developers.
  • Building a screen scraper to farm data
  • Working with Visual Source Safe.
  • Working with VB6, VB.NET and C#
  • Meeting with the company to go over financials and profitability
  • Working with a small, agile team

Web Developer

Great Basin Internet Services
2005-05 - 2006-12

As ISP, Marketing and Hosting provider, Great Basin Internet Services required an energetic, dedicated and talented team of developers to build custom CMS, E-commerce and Marketing solutions. Working face to face with customers to evolve their visions into online digital realities.


Responsibilities:

  • Working with PHP, custom builds
  • Interfacing with internal teams using multiple languages such as Python, Perl
  • Working with internal tools and systems and maintaining them
  • Building marketing websites for our clients
  • Creating, from scratch, e-commerce systems
  • Working directly with Clients
  • Working on lean timelines and budgets
Timeline

Senior Growth Engineer

Landing
2021-04 - Current

Senior Software Engineer

Blackbird Logistics Corporation
2019-05 - 2021-04

Technical Director

Noble Studios
2012-07 - 2019-04

Web Developer

Lab Analytix
2012-03 - 2012-07

Web Developer

DealerTrend, Inc.
2010-04 - 2012-03

Lead Web Developer

Vitamin Research Products
2009-09 - 2010-04

Web Developer

Exyst Inc.
2008-05 - 2009-07

Software Engineer

Mark Systems
2006-12 - 2008-05

Web Developer

Great Basin Internet Services
2005-05 - 2006-12