Josh Anderson

OBJECTIVE: To make beatiful web applications and collaborate with brilliant people.
EDUCATION: Tulane University, Tulane College, New Orleans, LA.
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Philosophy, Architecture minor, May 2002
Surge Forward senior software engineer
New Orleans, LA February 2013 - present

Worked as a consulting software engineer on a variety of high profile projects.

Utilized test-driven-development within an AGILE workflow; worked with and led teams both large and small.

Developed for both LAMP and MEAN stacks.

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TurboSquid software engineer
New Orleans, LA May 2011 - December 2012
TurboSquid home page
TurboSquid product detail
123D home page
123D splash screen
123D gallery
123D shopping cart
123D blog
Developed a propriety MVC framework utilizing ColdFusion and Mustache templates. Expanded REST API. Provisioned site to tie into various 3rd party web-services. Engineered a multi-server synchronized WordPress backend as a consumer friendly CMS.
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Creative Virtual web developer
London, England May 2008 - May 2011
Creative Virtual - British Gas
Creative Virtual - Computer Associates feedback
Creative Virtual - Computer Associates
Creative Virtual - Intuit Lacerte transcript
Creative Virtual - Intuit Lacerte
Creative Virtual - Intuit TurboTax
Creative Virtual - Intuit TurboTax FAQ
Creative Virtual - Intuit TurboTax transcript
Creative Virtual - Sainsbury
Creative Virtual - Tesco

Designed, configured, and installed the AJAX based html/javascript front-end for Creative Virtual's Virtual Agent knowledge engine for a variety of high profile clients including Tesco, Intuit, Verizon, Virgin Media, and British Gas among others. Utilized subversion to manage the codebase and development of multiple projects, and refactored that codebase to leverage the jQuery framework.

(*while Creative Virtual is based in London, the majority of my work for them was done while telecommuting from New Orleans, LA)

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WildBlue Communications web developer
Denver, CO January 2007 - April 2008
home page
account management
Developed, expanded, and maintained the corporate knowledgebase. Created a custom knowledgebase application based on a pre-existing framework provided by Talisma, using ASP and MS SQL. Supervised and coordinated the transition of this high volume site into a new hosting environment. Increased traffic by 28%, and ROI by 42% (measuring the cost of development against the decreased cost of customer service).
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Precision Camera & Video webmaster
Austin, TX June 2004 - December 2006
Maintained, updated, and expanded company website using PHP and MySQL. Developed e-mail marketing campaign and monthly newsletter. Increased revenue by 34% and site traffic by 18% within a year. Developed an interactive cross-platform promotional cd in flash. Coordinated site branding with company branding, and supervised the advertising and internet departments within the company (staff of 4). Negotiated and developed interactive media campaigns for the company with the Austin American Statesman, Google Adwords, & others.
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Realizations web/graphic designer
Ocean Springs, MS November 2003 - April 2004
product detail
Developed and maintained Miva-Merchant based company ecommerce site with PHP and MySQL. Developed e-mail marketing campaign and promotional materials for print (with Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Quark).
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California Conservation Corps trailworker
Stanislaus forest April 2003 - October 2003
Built and cut trail. Lived out of a tent for 6 months 18 miles from the nearest road. Became fast friends with 12 incredible people. Sheltered a very distressed girl scout troop from some very inclement weather. Learned dry stone masonry. Learned which end of a mule not to stand next to. Learned how to persevere and find joy in harsh conditions, and the proper way to urinate into a Gatorade bottle.
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Isle of Capri pool boy
Biloxi, MS June 2001 - August 2001
Watched over the rooftop pool. Managed the chlorine levels in the pool until I accidentally turned the pool green. Gradually earned the respect of a very ornery parrot.
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References and code samples are available here.