Jim Griffin

Senior technologist with experience as senior executive, manager and hands-on developer with experience encompassing more than 15 years. Capable of functioning as a hands-on developer, technology architect & strategist and managing small and large geographically dispersed teams.

Key strengths:

  • Enthusiastic & motivational
  • Able to lead complex, business critical projects including e-commerce sites, large scale marketing campaigns, digital relationship marketing programs and emerging digital implementations and integrations
  • Excellent written & verbal communications

Management & Leadership

  • Organization & support of multi-disciplined teams in matrixed and direct-reporting environments
  • Ability to engage others at all levels of the organization to build relationships & influence decision-making
  • Strong, positive, diplomatic persona
  • Successful leadership of strategies resulting in client and customer satisfaction directly leading to business growth
  • Persistent promotion & representation of organizational ideals & values
  • Leadership in transforming unique ideas & business challenges into effective executions & solutions

Operational Ownership & Accountability

  • Experience in revenue and expense forecasting & financial reconciliation
  • Support of profitability through monitoring of key performance indicators and metrics
  • Ownership of financial & operations metrics e.g., non-billable fee & pass-through, forecast, PE, project absorption & margin analysis
  • Integrity & responsibility during expanding & contracting business cycles

Additional Areas of Expertise: Digital Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Technology, Marketing Automation, MRM, Outsourcing, Offshore Management, Project Management, Product Development, Start-Up Development, Social Media, Third-Party API Integration, CMS/DAM, Mobile Applications, Digital Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Technology, Marketing Automation, MRM, Outsourcing, Offshore Management, Project Management, Product Development, Start-Up Development, Shopper Marketing, Team Development/Management, Recruitment of top development talent, Risk Assessment/Management, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Business Analyst, Software Lifecycle

Work History

etouches, Norwalk, CT | December 2014 – Present

Senior Developer

  • Ongoing development of new features, innovations and third-party integrations on a large-scale multi-tenant SaaS event and marketing software platform (www.etouches.com)
  • Troubleshooting and debugging client facing and internal issues
  • Assist other developers with technical and procedural challenges
  • Work with internal stakeholders on product enhancements
  • Develop using Yii & Laravel PHP Frameworks and jQuery & Prototype.js Frameworks

North American Power & Gas, Norwalk, CT | March 2013 – November 2014

Consulting LAMP Developer / Technical Team Lead

  • Lead a team comprised of various mixed discipline onsite and off-shore developers including task assignments, code reviews, integrations and deployments
  • Introduce and provide leadership for implementing modified SCRUM/Agile process for project management and delivery
  • Utilize Zend & custom MVC frameworks to enhance user interface and backend functionality for company call center and marketing applications to support expansion into new markets
  • Collaborate with business leaders in other departments to develop training materials in expanding markets
  • Provided leadership and training for the migration from SVN to Git for web development team
  • Implemented new customer self-service portal using Zend with a SOA utilizing SOAP & REST
  • Public Facing Projects: NAPCustomer.com

Media Envy, LLC, Stamford, CT | January 2013-March 2013

Consulting LAMP Developer

  • Responsible for feature enhancements to real-time decision platform for lead qualification for consumer financial services products
  • Provide operational support for mission critical applications
  • Assist with data analytics
  • Utilize Zend MVC Framework, OOPHP, Javascript, jQuery, MySQL

Pavé Life, Darien, CT | March 2012-December 2012

Freelance Senior Technology Director

  • Early stage startup providing Arts & Cultural organizations a self-service platform for selling tickets to performances and events at a discount while allowing consumers to bundle entertainment tickets with premium restaurant and hotel discounts
  • Build internal team to take over site development from external partner
  • Introduce industry best practices and standards for scalable web applications development to a new development team
  • Establish infrastructure in the cloud to minimize up front and leverage scalability
  • Utilize LAMP, Amazon Cloud, jQuery, AJAX, WordPress and HTML5 to develop custom E-Commerce platform
  • Integrate with numerous third party API’s for content syndication and ticket distribution through partners such as Amazon Local, eBay Lifestyles, Google Offers, etc.

Engage121.com, Norwalk, CT | December 2011-February 2012

Freelance Senior Web Application Developer

  • Developed custom modules in PHP, HTML5, jQuery and MySQL based on client specifications for integration of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc) with a proprietary SaaS social media publishing and listening platform positioned to reach local markets through franchises and outlets

Social Media Link New York, NY | June 2010-October 2011

Director of Technology

  • Re-Architected and Rebuilt back-end and front-end functionality to provide a platform that allowed for ongoing scalability and maintainability using LAMP stack; implemented RESTful webservices to allow greater flexibility
  • Recruit & manage between 2 to 5 onshore developers and 15 offshore developers; manage onshore and nearshore vendors; oversee, coach and motivate internal developers
  • Utilize offshore and nearshore resources to reduce outsourcing costs by $15,000 per month; reduced risk and defect rate through the introduction of software development lifecycle best practices, defect tracking and requirements management
  • Implement version control allowing multiple developers to work simultaneously; executed Quality Assurance initiatives and software testing; employed elements of Scrum methodology
  • Enhance site’s community functionality, content management and campaign administration; developed web-based self-service client reporting
  • Notable Projects: Smiley360, Social Media Link

noise, New York, NY | April 2009-May 2010

Director of Technology

  • Implemented rapid application methodologies utilizing LAMP for development and delivery of interactive social media and marketing solutions; established partnerships with leading South American development shops
  • Leveraged open source content management systems (Drupal, Joomla, WordPress), databases (MySQL), frameworks (Symphony/Cake), rich media(Flash/Flex), mobile device platforms (iPhone), third party API’s including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and other social media applications for integration into client marketing and advertising initiatives and online casual games; designed and developed custom iPhone applications
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