Jeff Moser

I've worked in development for quite a while as an IC. I started working 100% remotely in 2008. Since then, I have passed up management opportunities in favor of keeping my at-home lifestyle. Now that the pandemic has opened up remote work possibilities, I'm looking to take on a leadership/management role.

My experience outside of tech includes roles as a project manager, technical writer, and sales/operations manager. This experience, combined with my degree in Communication, gives me the breadth of business knowledge needed to fill strategy-focused roles in the tech ecosystem.

I have experience with multiple programming languages and frameworks This site is one example of my Python work, built with Flask and Bootstrap, and running in a Docker container. The bulk of my development work has been written in PHP, using Laravel and Zend Framework. I have also written several WordPress plugins for clients.

You can find more about my capabilities in the Skills section.


Experience

Senior Cloud Engineer

Jaggaer

After working years as a developer--and managing servers as well--I decided to round out the "ops" of DevOps as a cloud engineer. I provide support for an international SaaS company, working with teams around the world. Tools include Ansible, Jenkins, Github, and more.

Jul 2021 - Present

Lead Web Developer

Alliance of Professionals & Consultants Inc

Full-stack development and production support for multiple departments at the nation’s 16th largest school district. Have worked remotely since Nov. 2008. Working primarily in a LAMP environment with some apps using Oracle. Primary frameworks include Laravel, Zend 1 and 2, and jQuery. Projects include: a state-wide high-school transcript REST API; accounting application for managing the district-wide annual budgeting process; time tracking application for all contractors; and various modules for managing student information systems.

Nov 2007 - Jul 2021

Program Manager

Boneal, Inc.

Responsible for the planning and management of a Third Party Logistics team to fulfill obligations for multi-million dollar U.S. Air Force contract. Designed and built the entire supporting online system, including: a vendor portal to manage suppliers, quotes, and data packages for inventory; an e-commerce front end to accept orders from soldiers in the field; a control panel for the client to monitor orders throughout the acquisition process from purchase to delivery; an internal control panel to monitor all facets of the logistics process. The internal control panel monitors purchase orders placed with vendors, requests for quote on new items added to the contract, quotations received from suppliers, shipping schedules and tracking information of parts en route. Entire system runs in a LAMP environment.

May 2006 - October 2007

Freelance Developer

jeffMoser.com

Design and development of custom web-based applications. Planning and coordination of projects from inception to completion. Projects include: multiple custom WordPress plugins for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association; “Wrangler Nation” mobile app for pulling data from WordPress via Ionic and AngularJS; a teacher lesson plan application in WordPress, used by the KY Department of Education; a touchscreen biometric measurement kiosk with web interface, using PHP and C.

February 2005 - February 2010

Web Applications Developer

iHigh.com / Host Communications

Responsibilities include: back end development of e-commerce sites with sales in excess of $2M per year, working in PHP, Perl, Javascript, SQL, and Tcl (in Vignette); custom functionality for high-profile collegiate sports sites; server administration of load-balanced architecture including Linux and Solaris boxes.

March 2003 - February 2005

Project Manager / Technical Writer

Analysts International

Long-term contract on-site at Lexmark International. Primary responsibilities: project planning and management for world-wide localization of consumer printers; coordinating with engineering, product marketing, local geographies, documentation, QA, operations, and outside vendors; evaluated department processes and procedures, created and implemented methods to improve department workflow; creating and maintaining a department Intranet site; developing Web-based applications for the Intranet that automate department processes; evaluating and testing new methods of publications delivery; and developing setup guides, user’s manuals, and collateral material for mono and color laser printers.

May 2000 - February 2003

Skills

Driving change where it's needed
  • I introduced microservice APIs to a change-resistant organization. This eliminated duplicated work among multiple development groups and provided better data consistency across the organization.
  • I advocated for and helped plan a shift to containerization. This allowed not only a more efficient use of some heavily used microservices, but also allowed development teams to better manage projects while dealing with a range of software versions.

Ownership
  • I proactively look for opportunities to save development hours. During project planning, I often find potential issues with the business logic before code is ever written.
  • In a leadership vacuum, I took over an at-risk infrastructure rollout project. I set up a daily stand-up in the last month of the project to get it back on track and ensure all goals were met.

I manage things...I lead people
  • I enjoy the challenge of management: balancing the concerns of the project, product owners, end users, and the team; and ensuring everyone knows and appreciates their part in bringing all the puzzle pieces together.
  • I am a servant leader. I believe some of the most critical skills for managers are self-awareness, effective communication, and keeping team members engaged.
  • I enjoy the coaching/mentoring process, seeing personal and professional growth in junior developers.

Other attributes
  • I'm an advocate for TDD, coding standards, Agile, and eliminating technical debt.
    "The only way to go fast is to go well." ~ Uncle Bob Martin
  • I have worked 100% remotely since 2008. I am adept at working with others across multiple time zones, with holiday schedules among various countries, etc.
  • I speak Spanish at an intermediate level, moving toward advanced (CEFR Level B1.3)

Programming Languages & Tools
Frameworks
Other Technology

Education

University of Southern Indiana

Bachelor of Science
Communications - Public Relations Track