Benjamin Wagner
Full-Stack Software Developer in Columbus, OH 
benjamin.j.wagner.1@gmail.com    |    614.582.7374    |    https://me.itssimpledigital.com

Professional Experience

Founder & Lead Developer at Simple Digital and Host Simple | itssimpledigital.com ~ hostsimple.digital | Jan. 2018 – Present
• Simple Digital, LLC is a collaborative company focused on the production and delivery of high-quality digital products and services - including web & software applications, mobile apps, secure hosting services, and a variety of other digital solutions.
• Host Simple is a separate but integrated entity dedicated to providing reliable, fully-managed, high-performance hosting solutions to accommodate any website or project.

Senior Developer at Cement Marketing | cementmarketing.com | Jan. 2016 – Jan. 2018

• Lead developer at a fast-paced, team-driven digital marketing agency

• Developed applications, websites, software tools/integrations, and other digital content for various clients

• Worked extensively on custom WordPress builds, mobile apps (iOS/Android), rich media ads, and other creative endeavors

Software Engineer / GUI Specialist at Westell | www.westell.com | Aug. 2015 – Jan. 2016

• Designed & developed web user interfaces and CLI tools for managing remote network devices using the MVC-based JavaScript framework Ext JS, and created created detailed design documentation from customer defined requirements

Independent Software Consultant | Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2016
• Performed installation, management, and custom website theme creation in WordPress, Drupal, and other platforms

• Utilized the latest technologies in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 for all assignments with a strong focus on user experience optimization, responsive web design, cross-device and cross-platform compatibility

Web Developer at Salon Lofts | salonlofts.com | Sept. 2014 – March 2015

• Collaborated with an agile-focused devops team in developing the company’s online reservation system built using Ruby on Rails

UI Engineer at Numeraire, Ltd. (Coinapult) | coinapult.com | May 2014 – Aug. 2014

• Collaborated with remote team as a User Interface Engineer for the Bitcoin technology company, Coinapult

• Designed & developed responsive web interfaces, & backend tools for admins to track finances & view analytical data using “Flask” Python framework

Digital Developer at Fahlgren Mortine | fahlgrenmortine.com | Nov. 2011 – July 2014

• Web Developer at one of the largest independent marketing & communications agencies in Columbus, OH, building front-end and back-end applications in PHP and C# (ASP.NET) utilizing HTML5/CSS3/jQuery JavaScript libraries

• Designed/Managed database systems in MS SQL Server and MySQL, hosted on Windows and UNIX-based servers

United Security Seals, Inc. | July 2008 – July 2010

• Designed, developed, & maintained websites and production of all digital assets & product photography for unitedsecurityseals.com and edgemaker.com with an integrated e-Commerce platform and optimized backend for client usability

Skills & Expertise

Programming Languages: PHP, Ruby, Python, Node + JavaScript, C, C++, C# (ASP.NET), Java, Scala

Web Technologies: XML, HTML5, CSS3, JSON & JavaScript - including common CSS/JS libraries (jQuery/Bootstrap/Foundation)

Application Frameworks: Cordova, PhoneGap, Ionic (1-3), AngularJS, Angular (2-5), TypeScript, ReactJS, React Native

Process Build Tools: Gulp, Grunt, Node JS/NPM, Bower, SASS/SCSS, LESS, CoffeeScript, JSHint

Best Practices: Strong proponent of semantic code implementation & collaboration, responsive interface design, cross-platform support, multi-device compatibility, ADA-compliance, user accessibility

CMS Platforms/Frameworks: WordPress (extensive experience implementing customized, secure themes & plugins), Drupal, Jekyll, SquareSpace, Shopify, MODX, Joomla, Kentico, Laravel

Platforms & Operating Systems: Mac OS, Linux/Unix Desktop/Server (various distros), Windows, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire OS

Productivity Tools: Source Control (Git, Subversion, Darcs), Asana, Assembla, Redmine, Pivotal, BitBucket, Jira, GSuite

Database Technologies: Relational systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server), Document-oriented databases (Mongo), Static data storage (YAML, JSON, CSV)

System Admin: Server & Hosting setup & management for various platforms (Linux/Unix, Mac, Windows IIS), adept command line interface skill-set, extensive CLI scripting experience across various shell interfaces (Bash, ZSH, Unix, Windows)

Education

Ohio University | Athens, OH |  School of Visual Communication |  2007 – 2011

• Attended Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication within the Scripps College of Communication

• Majored in the Interactive Media Design sequence with a specialization in the field of Computer Science

Eastland-Fairfield Technical College | Multimedia Program |  2005 – 2007