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Michael
Stearns

Senior Web Developer

1001 N Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22201

Summary

Senior web developer with seventeen years' experience specializing in front-end development, dedicated to building user-centric, high-impact websites and applications for enterprise-level environments. Experienced with all stages of the development life cycle with a "first time right" approach to problem-solving. A strong communicator with the ability to convey ideas clearly with an emphasis on client satisfaction.

Clearance

Active DoD TS/SCI with CI-Scope polygraph 2012 - Current

Education

BS Management Science (Decision Support Systems) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Interests

Cycling, design, animal rescue, travel, hiking, reading

Experience

November 2011 - Current

Aerstone Senior Web Developer
  • Executed and contributed to full-stack web development projects, with an emphasis on front end features, browser manipulation, and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Designed and developed all views/templates on top of C# for an in-house software provisioning tool.
  • Built a custom SharePoint 2013 template for an agency-wide "Communities of Interest" site.
  • Ensured standards-compliant web development to guarantee accessibility in future development.
  • Identified, explored, and demonstrated new technologies related to web development.
  • Participated in product workflow.
  • Collaborated with other technical members on the development of applications and systems.

October 2006 - November 2011

SSB, Inc Webmaster
  • Responsible for total redesign and implementation of G-3/5/7 Intranet, Extranet, and Public-side websites (NIPR and SIPR), utilizing previously unused standards-compliant code and Section 508 adherence, which became the de facto standard for all sites falling under the G-3/5/7.
  • Built templates based on successful G-3 sites for DAMO webmaster use, and made available with a custom tutorial based on best practices.
  • Conducted classroom training on web development including Dreamweaver use, (X)HTML/CSS, standards compliance, and template use.
  • Responsible for all day-to-day website operations including site content; frequently called upon to assist in construction or maintenance of DAMO websites.
  • Briefed and advised high-level clients in site usability and capabilities.
  • Operated and maintained servers for both internal and external G-3 website use.
  • Established and maintained communication with all website functionals under the G-3.
  • Maintained all G-3 sites under the U.S. Army's AKO Portal (NIPR/SIPR).

April 2006 - October 2006

COMSYS Media Developer
  • Responsible for development of dynamic and interactive content in educational learning/instructional programs for U.S. Military.
  • Provided guidance on direction of new company website.

March 2004 - April 2006

L-3/Titan Corporation Web Applications Developer
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of enterprise-level web-based applications for United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technical Division.
  • Gathered requirements for and developed a new Magazine Tracking Tool as part of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Information System (EODIS), providing up-to-the-minute tracking and reporting of Reportable, Non-Reportable and Foreign Ordnance assigned to NAVEODTECHDIV and other off-station locations.
  • Participated in development of Joint Digital Information Gathering System (JDIGS), a worldwide joint-service tool allowing Incident Reporting and Information Requests to be submitted, processed and resolved via a workflow process based on user roles.
  • Redesigned command's web-based Request For Information application, allowing EOD technicians in the field to interface directly with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in matters of IED Exploitation and/or Disposal.
  • Developed EOD Intel Site, functioning as a dynamic repository for and resulting in single-point access to EOD-related intelligence procedures, news, and reports from all branches of military and civilian government.
  • Provided direction for the future of the current sites/applications, enhancing usability and presentation of information in combat- and non-combat environments.
  • Interacted with senior government officials to gather requirements, feedback, and testing procedures for current and future ordnance reporting projects.
  • Reported to upper management on tasks and current progress on projects in development.

January 2000 - September 2002

24/7 Media Billing Operations Supervisor, Verizon Internet
  • Responsible for ensuring quality, accuracy, and timely operations of all automated invoicing applications and systems for revenue in excess of $14 million monthly.
  • Initiated, designed, and implemented automated online billing interface, improving operational efficiency and reducing labor costs by replacing manual diagnostic tasks.
  • Introduced new query tools for the Marketing and Customer Service Departments to assist them in better meeting their departmental goals.
  • Developed new and refined existing Unix shell scripts to fine-tune the monthly billing process and to respond to changes and problems in the system.
  • Ensured data integrity of all Customer Service Representative records in master database.
  • Created numerous financial summary reports each month for use by the Finance team.

December 1987 - June 1994

U.S. Navy Electronics Technician/Ship's Diver, U.S.S. Cincinnati
  • Supervised eleven members of Electronics and Dive Divisions.
  • Awarded Navy Achievement Medal as an E-5 for outstanding leadership.
  • Received six letters of commendation in five years for various accomplishments above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Assisted in and implemented development of divisional training programs.
  • Coordinated ship's Physical Readiness Training program.
  • Qualified Diving Supervisor, underway Chief of the Watch, and inport Duty Chief as an E-5.
  • Performed underwater ship's security and maintenance dives, often (and usually) in adverse conditions.

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