Aki Perez

Software Development Manager

Personal Information

  • Name: Aki Perez
  • Nationality: US Citizen
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Phone: (267) 333-7599
  • Email: aki@akiperez.com

Professional Profile

Senior development manager with more than 20 years’ experience as a full stack website and applications development engineer. Experienced as a Manager, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Graphic Designer, Programmer and Project Manager in a wide variety of enterprise web-based business applications. Employers include Cisco, eBay Enterprise, Hearst Newspapers, NYCPD, and AT&T. Flexible and adaptable in various working environments having positioned for startups, hybrid studio-agencies, large privately held and Fortune 500 companies. Primarily focused on creation of agile teams and building front-end / backend architecture for large scale CMS websites, e-commerce applications, enterprise level software, and client-side responsive web and mobile applications.



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Work Experience

Aug 2019 - Present

Customer Delivery Manager

Cisco - Herndon, VA

Providing architecture, infrastructure setup and management, devops, unit testing and e2E tesing capabilities, thought leadership and mentoring for distributed team of front-end / back-end developers.

  • Rearchitected Digital Engagement Center Service Provider Marketing Platform from WordPress based architecture to Java backend / Angular based micro front-end architecture.
  • Created architecture for internally distributed/hosted/managed angular components library to be leveraged across several internal angular applications as an external dependency,
  • Creation management of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery build and release pipeline from manual code release processes.
  • Converted platforms Angular applications to Angular Universal applications.
  • Managed Google Cloud Platform Server/Database infrastructure.
  • Provided architecture, leadership and mentoring for distributed front-end / back-end development team of Senior and Junior US and India based developers on various internal projects.
  • Conducted Interviews for Senior and Junior level development team prospects.
  • Managed code base builds and code release deployments.
  • Created processes for Code Management, Code Review, Code Documentation, and Unit Testing Standards and process/project documentation for various project teams.
  • Mentored Senior / Junior front-end and back-end developers.

March 2018 - Aug 2019

Lead Web Developer

Cisco - Gaithersburg, MD

Provided architecture, leadership and mentoring for distributed front end / back end development team of Senior and Junior Developers both US based and abroad on various internal projects. Execution of multiple concurrently running projects for various telecomunications providers ex. Rogers, Verizon, Orange, Comcast, AT&T all with various unique technical specifications, frameworks, requirements and complexities.

  • Managed front end architecture and development execution of several internal/external applications including cross browser code development, code review, QA/UAT, deployment,release management, backlog prioritization and post launch issue resolution
  • Created processes for Code Management, Code Review, Code Documentation, and Unit Testing Standards for various project teams
  • Provide technical leadership and promoted best practices
  • Conducted Interviews for Senior and Junior level development team prospects
  • Managed multiple projects code bases and managed releases
  • Created mock services to accelerate front end development while RESTFul API’s were developed
  • Created project build scripts for automated code builds for various project environments
  • Mentored Junior Front End and Back End Developers
  • Wrote Jasmine/Karma/Protractor unit test suite and mentored junior developers on how to test our web-based software
  • Conducted Code Reviews

July 2016 - March 2018

Web Developer

BroadSoft (Acquired by Cisco 03/2018) - Gaithersburg, MD

Provided Leadership/Mentoring for front end development team of 10+ Senior and Junior Front End Developers on various aspects of Comcast Xfinity Mobile Projects. Execution of multiple concurrently running projects across various channels for newly founded Xfinity Mobile Brand at Comcast with various unique technical specifications, frameworks, and complexities (TeleSales, TeleCare, Retail Sales).

  • Hired and lead a team of 10 developers; ensured software deliverables were delivered on time and on budget.
  • Architected and developed a new greenfield retail web app using Angular 4 and Webpack for Comcast’s XFINITY Mobile platform.
  • Execution of multiple concurrently running projects for various telecommunications providers Rogers, Verizon, Orange, Comcast, AT&T all with various unique technical specifications, frameworks, requirements and complexities.
  • Conducted Interviews for Senior and Junior level development team prospects
  • Created processes for Code Management, Code Review, Code Documentation, and Unit Testing Standards for various project teams
  • Created automated code builds for codebase that was previously manually built/deployed
  • Created mock services to accelerate front end development while RESTFul API’s were developed
  • Created peer programing exercises and tests for technical interview processes
  • Provide technical leadership and promoted best practices
  • Managed code base and created releases
  • Mentored Junior Developers
  • Conducted Code Reviews

July 2014 - July 2016

Web Development Lead

eBay Enterprise - King of Prussia, PA

Led front end development team of 15 Senior and Junior Front End Developers both local and offshore deliver over 96k hours of project work. Led front end development teams onshore/offshore in the execution of five concurrently running projects with unique technical complexities and budgets up to $500,000 each (RLEU Optimized Checkout, RLEU Expanded Top Navigation, RLUS Online Returns, RLUS Estimated Delivery Date, RLUS Notify Me When Availaible).

  • Managed front end architecture and development execution of US and EU projects including cross browser code development, code review, QA/UAT, deployment, and post launch issue resolution
  • Successfully managed onshore/offshore front end development team members to execute projects for Ralph Lauren US, Club Monaco Us, Club Monaco Canada and Ralph Lauren EU platforms on both mobile and desktop
  • Trained junior/senior developers on responsive mobile development practices, workflows and troubleshooting techniques for both iOS and Android devices.
  • Introduced development & testing workflows that aided in reduction of development and QA testing efforts against projects.
  • Lead development team in introduction of practices that yeilded a reduction of 40% in High Priority (P1/P2) post launch defects
  • Enterprise level web application development for various high profile clients including Ralph Lauren, Toys R US, Dick’s Sporting Goods, GNC, Club Monaco, MLB, Bath and Body Works, & Aeropostale.

July 2011 - July 2014

Front End / Mobile Development Engineer

Hearst Newspapers - New York, NY

Full-Stack development including front end, responsive, mobile, social media, UX, delivery optimization, backend development, and XCode/iOS application development.

  • Hands on leadership, innovation, evangelism, and best practices implementation using HTML5, CCS3, responsive design, Ajax, jQuery and JavaScript, REST/JSON in an agile environment.
  • Collaborate with Product, Analytics, Ad Ops, and Design teams to represent development services across all digital newspaper products.
  • Led development on blogging network of approximately 2700 sites, WordPress themes development, WordPress plugins development, developed new functionality for WordPress blogging platform networks on several newspapers properties including San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News and Albany Times Union Newspapers
  • Developed responsive front end for proprietary CMS on Digital Newspaper Websites
  • Developed Digital Newspaper iPad applications

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011

Web Developer

Delphi-US - New York, NY

  • Design, build, and maintain web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Write, design, or edit web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for web architecture or technologies.

Aug 2008 - Jan 2011

Lead Web Developer

Coactum Group Interactive - ARECIBO, PR

  • Delivered rich user experiences by leveraging HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, XML, JSON, Flash and Ajax.
  • Developed proprietary Classic ASP / VBScript CMS and custom content modules for client websites.
  • Research, document, rate, and select alternatives for web architecture technologies.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2008

Web Developer

Anexo Group - San Juan, PR

  • Web designer/Developer for a digital agency creation of proprietary ASP CMS.
  • XML Driven Flash CMS modules.
  • Database development, web design, coding, SEO integrations.
  • Produced over 100 projects a year including content management systems, logos, print advertisements, brochures, web layouts.

Education

2001 - 2003

St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY

Masters of Science, Organizational Management

1998 - 2001

St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY

Bachelor of Science, Organizational Management
Minor Computer Information Systems

  • Certificate in Information and Technology Applications
  • Certificate in Marketing Advertising & Public Relations
  • Certificate in Leadership and Supervision
  • Certificate in Management
  • Xfinity Mobile Retail Application

    Web application used by Retail Sales associates in Xfinity stores. Technologies used Angular 4, TypeScript, Webpack, deployed via Jenkins. App integrates with several Comcast API's more...

  • RLEU Optimized Checkout

    Responsive Optimized Checkout flow for all Ralph Lauren European Union stores. JSP back end with logical inclusion of desired CSS cross browser optimization based on user device more...

  • RLEU Expanded Top Navigation

    RESTful Service driven expanded top navigation for all Ralph Lauren European Union websites. Multi-local configurable dynamic navigation with multiple layout options including stacked column, four colum, and single column layouts more...

  • RLUS Notify Me When Available

    Email subscription form when a product is out of stock. Those interested in purchasing the product will subscribe for email notification. When the product is back in stock, the back in stock notification system alerts subscribers via email more...

  • RLUS Do It Yourself Returns

    Do it yourself returns system which allows ralphlauren.com customers to initialize, process, pack and ship any return. System allows for processing, creation of return shipping labels, selection of return tender type, and online tracking of returns more...

  • Club Monaco Mobile Checkout

    Responsive Optimized Checkout flow for all Club Monaco stores. JSP back-end,browser detection and logical inclusion of desired CSS optimizations based on mobile devices being used by end user more...

  • Hearst Newspapers iPad Applications

    Creation of white label iPad application for various Hearst NewsPaper properties, including San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Albany Times Union, and My San Antonio Express News more...

  • Hearst Newspapers Blogging Network

    Creation of Responsive Blog base and child themes for network of approximately 2700 blogs, on various Hearst Newspaper properties. Multi-site Wordpress plugin development, plugin development, PHP coding more...

  • HTML5 Sudoku Game Hearst Newspapers iPad Applications

    Creations of HTML5/CSS3/JS based sudoku game for iPad Newspaper Application games section. Entire game including game puzzle, and logic, and controls were created as a zip bundle to be loaded and presented by native iOS webview. Game saves state for offline and saving of progress more...

  • Magic Beauty Center Flyer

    Creative direction, design of promotional flyer for beauty salon promotion.

  • Magic Beauty Center Flyer

    Creation illustration piece used for promotional flyers.

  • Logo Design Bufete Cardona

    Creation of vector based logo design for law firm.

  • Logo Design Arecibo KMK Tae Kwon Do

    Creation of vector based logo illustration for TKD dojo.

Technical Skills

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Angular

Expert, 6+ year

%

TypeScript

Expert, 5 years

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WebPack

Advanced, 4 year

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Gulp

Advanced, 5 years

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BootStrap

Advanced, 6 year

%

NodeJS

Advanced, 7 years

%

Grunt

Advanced, 5 year

%

Javascript

Expert, 19 years

%

HTML5 & CSS3

Expert, 10 years

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React

Proficient, 5 years

%

jQuery

Expert, 13 years

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Wordpress

Expert, 12 years

%

PHP

Expert, 12 Years

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Adobe Photoshop

Expert, 20+ years

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Adobe Illustrator

Proficient, 12 years

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Back-end Development

Advanced, 14 years

Contact

I'm always interested in new and exciting projects, so if you have a cool idea in mind and think I can help just send me an email at aki@akiperez.com or use the form below and I'll follow up on your inquiry ASAP.

Tel: +1 (267) 333-7599
E-mail: aki@akiperez.com