STEVEN
MARTIS.COM

RESUME

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Philomathic and eager WordPress developer with a strong history in creating elegant, modern websites seeking to join a local agency. Strong 6 year history of 5-star reviews on Upwork and other freelancing platforms. Passionate about design, and nurtures a healthy appetite for learning and growing professionally, with an end goal of becoming a full-stack developer. Regular attendee of local meetups (WordPress, Advanced WordPress, Javascript, Linux, full-stack).

-Upwork WordPress Experts Group (Top 10%)

-98% client Satisfaction

-Upwork CSS Experts Group (Top 10%)

-5/5 Star Average Rating, 6+ years

EXPERIENCE

Webmaster / Developer / Help Desk

IT SOLUTIONS

The Dalles, OR
May 2016 – Current

  • Lead webmaster tasked with the overall management of over 20 active static sites and 4 e-commerce sites. Was the sole tech responsible for handling each and every request, anything from email or DNS issues, website development, adding custom code, creating child themes, PCI Compliance, SSL rekeying, custom API’s, malware removal, and everything inbetween
  • Drove best practice implementation for 5 other employees, authoring countless Knowledge Base Articles about anything from making backups before content edits, to WordPress host/domain migrations with zero downtime, to email migration between servers, to adding custom code to a theme or website
  • Reduced cost of hosting by over 40% by consolidating a random set of domains and websites into a single Virtual Private Server
  • Created BASH scripts which automated backups by dumping (monthly) all databases and webfiles into a directory which then sync’d with Amazon S3 using AWSCLI

Lead WordPress Developer

FAILFIRE DESIGNS

Phoenix, AZ
September 2013 – Current

  • Lead WordPress developer for a local web agency / startup, specializing in modern, responsive, elegant websites and 100% client satisfaction
  • In charge of taking a new brandbook or conception from Photoshop mockups or wireframes to completion, using a WordPress premium theme and custom CSS
  • Migrated RockJuice Inc website from WordPress to Shopify, added basic SEO and ad-campaigns to result in thousands of dollars in additional monthly revenue, more traffic than 80% of all other Shopify websites
  • Spearheaded an idea that each and every client would be 100% satisfied with their final draft, each and every time, resulting in a strong 5 year history of nothing but 5-star reviews

Webmaster / Developer / Help Desk

SOUND WEB SOLUTIONS / JUNGLE IT

Palmer, AK
May 2016 – July 2018

  • Streamlined an existing monthly update schedule (WordPress core, plugins and themes) of over 30 WordPress websites, resulting in dozens of hours in saved wages
  • Responsible for making any content updates or design changes that clients would request, along with the typical issues / problems that arise during a typical website lifecycle, such as email or DNS issues, website development, adding custom code, creating child themes, PCI Compliance, SSL re-keying, custom API’s, malware removal, issues with themes / plugins after making updates, and more
  • Rebuilt several “abandoned” websites which would break when updated, moving them from no longer-supported, free WordPress themes to supported themes, saving clients hundreds of dollars each.
  • Purged malware from 3 un-managed websites

Hosting Support Representative

GODADDY, LLC

Scottsdale, AZ
June 2011 – August 2013

  • Graduate of GoDaddy’s internal, fast-paced, 6-week Internet training class, learning everything there is to know about the internet and how it works, how goDaddy fit into it
  • Provided Tier 1 support for Domains, email, basic shared hosting, as well as an array of SEO and AdWords / other Marketing products
  • Unofficial Team Leader, often responsible for running pre-shift huddles, answering on-the-fly questions from new employees, providing moral support for the team on a daily basis
  • Used free Windows and Linux Virtual Private Servers to nurture a desire to learn more about Windows / Linux servers and advanced hosting solutions

EDUCATION

SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Scottsdale, AZ
Summer 2004, 2014

  • GPA 4.0 – Adobe Photoshop – (CIS 230)
  • GPA 4.0 – Psychology – (PSY 101)
  • GPA 4.0 – Mythology – (ENH 251)

CERTIFICATIONS (IN PROCESS)

  • Google Analytics Certification
  • Google Analytics IQ Certification
  • Google AdWords Certification
  • Google Mobile Web Specialist Certification

SKILLS

DNS

ADVANCED

WordPress

ADVANCED

SEO

ADVANCED

CSS

ADVANCED

PHP

WORKING KNOWLEDGE

Adobe CC – Suite

STRONG KNOWLEDGE

Javascript / jQuery

WORKING KNOWLEDGE

Malware Removal

STRONG KNOWLEDGE

PCI Compliance

ADVANCED

cPanel / WHM

ADVANCED

Adobe CQ / AEM

INTERMEDIATE

Responsive Design

ADVANCED

Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWSCLI

ADVANCED

Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)

STRONG KNOWLEDGE

Windows Hosting (IIS6, IIS7)

INTERMEDIATE

SSL – DV/AV, UCC/SAN, Wildcard

ADVANCED

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