James Ryven Valeii | 269.601.1475 | Kalamazoo, MI
goop PHP Developer 08/2022–Present
No Borders Inc. Lead Web Developer 02/2021–08/2022
- Complete responsibility for maintenance and enhancement of multiple websites - including leading a small team of content writers and graphic designers - and performing all website renovations.
- Theme development for successful Ecommerce websites that serve 50K+ visitors and $5M+transactions. per year.
- Plugin development to extend the native capabilities of the CMS to increase automated performance, including integration with 3rd party APIs to authenticate and fetch protected data from SaaS.
- Collaboration with graphic designer in Adobe suite, including discussion and feedback on brand, module, and page element development.
- Data management and transformations of +8K products
Boiling Pot Media Owner, Web Developer 05/2011–02/2021
- Produce custom websites and site functionalities for sites that receive as +1M visits per day, including complex e-commerce, membership systems, and custom data generation and reporting systems.
- Create websites that are consistently faster, more secure, and more feature-rich than the client's previous website. Reduce page load times to 1 second on mobile and desktop.
- Manage hosting, including VPS setup and advanced DNS configuration.
- Train junior developers to work within existing project standards.
- Educate website managers on website use.
- Lead photographers, graphic designers, and content writers in projects.
- Contribute to opensource community.
Vine Neighborhood Association Development Director 09/2012–09/2014
- Develop the VNA website and other digital marketing materials.
- Compose and implement the VNA's annual Fund Development Program.
- Ensure compliance with funding reporting requirements.
LISC AmeriCorps Vine and Edison Neighborhood Sustainable Communities Initiative Coordinator 09/2011–09/2012
- Lead effort to align nonprofits and businesses to provide services and resources to the community.
- Community organizing.
- Brand development.
Education for Employment Advisory Committee for Kalamazoo RESA Web Development Committee Chair December 2017—Present
Community Development Act Advisory Committee for the City of Kalamazoo At-Large Board Member April 2012—January 2014
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan Bachelor of Science in Geography