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Volkan Yavuz

vkn@vknyvz.com

Software Engineer

(530) 6-VOLKAN

Volkan Yavuz

vkn@vknyvz.com

Jackson Heights, Queens

New York, USA

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Profile
EDUCATION

Hunter College (CUNY) - New York, NY

Spring 2006 – Spring 2011

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics

Work
EXPERIENCE

Senior Platform Engineer
Forbes Magazine Inc., New York, NY                                                        01/13 - Present

Responsible for the architecture, development, developing and maintaining a %99.99999 up-time of the internal company Publishing Platform; Editorial Tools v1.

This platform is used by hundreds of our contributors, editors and producers daily to publish articles to the company web site, allowing them to easily edit pages with convenient article promotion to specific locations on the site and title as well as headline and description in-line editing. Notable features of this platform also include image replacement, promotion and cropping. Additionally, this platform has been successfully licensed to other publishing web sites.

Implementation of this platform was executed in a custom written WordPress-like code with PHP, Mongo and our custom JAVA API in the back-end and a JAVA templating engine on the front-end.

Responsibilities have evolved further to include developmental lead of Editorial Tools v2 using AngularJS on the front-end, Zend Framework 2, Mongo and our custom JAVA API on back-end.


Web Application Architect
GlobalWorks Group LLC., New York, NY                                                    06/11 - 12/12

Key role in the redesign of next generation web application for a Fortune 500 Company’s extranet, intranet and public facing website.

•    Sole developer responsible for coding & implementation of client CMS using Zend Framework
•    Responsible for managing, development, staging, testing and production servers on a load-balanced Linux environment
•    Implemented Memcached on production and staging servers
•    Configuration and maintenance of Git on all servers
•    Created a RESTful API that communicates with client’s DAL server as well as cronjobs that run daily for up-to-date transactional data
•    Developed functions for Magento Enterprise platform to make use of client RESTful APIs
•    Principal role of post-launch hot bug fixing whenever needed  
•    Writing of technical specifications and guidelines for training front-end developers
•    Experience working with Scrum software development methodologies
•    Versatility to assist other developer teams with building standalone campaign pages in a .NET environment using C#

Software Engineer
MyBuilding.org
, New York, NY                                                                     01/10 - 01/11

Vital member of the Engineering Team responsible with developing the company’s next generation platform, MyBuilding.org v2.0 based on Zend Framework and MySQL.

•    Contributed to MyBuilding v1.0 to standardize the overall software development process and engine, improve legacy code base to enhance performance of the application by implementing classes from Zend Framework
•    Provided performance tuning towards the admin/back-end development for allowance of  high-traffic which was achieved by making use of Zend_Db and its adapters with SQL statements re-written and memcaching enabled
•    Produced code with technical documentation which is scalable and maintainable code

Lead Web Developer
ForeScene Creative Solutions, New York, NY                                           06/08 - 12/09

Provided leadership in web application development strategy and execution for client projects.

•    Developed the necessary back-end architecture for custom web applications using cutting-edge web technologies including PHP and AJAX
•    Worked closely with company owners on systems architecture, including the evaluation / recommendation of software for content management, e-commerce and custom development
•    Leveraging of open source software, libraries and frameworks to allow feature-rich custom solutions for small businesses
•    Implemented direction for coordination of programming solutions and web design
•    Administration of Linux-based dedicated server for hosting client sites
•    Responsible for the interviewing / hiring process for the expansion of the development team

Web Application Developer
Avatar New York, New York York, NY                                                         04/07 - 05/08

Used agile techniques for various web projects and built, tested, launched and maintained LAMP-based web applications.

•    Wrote, updated and maintained code as advised by client technology executives and CTO
•    Operated in an individual and small team capacity of 2 people to deliver on time, error-free coding
•    Involved in design development and maintenance as a member of the engineering team
•    Served in management role regarding client communications of project status

Front-End Developer
Liquid Comma Design, New York, NY                                                           12/06 - 04/07

•    Wrote company’s web-based client content management software to enable clients to upload and maintain their web site content automatically
•    Performed coding in HTML, CSS, XHTML and JavaScript for all client pages from .psd files
•    Worked closely with designers to overcome design issues related to IE

Associate Web Developer (Intern to Full-time)
RichDJ Web Services, New York, NY                                                              03/06 - 12/06

• Advanced from intern to a full time associate web developer
• Worked with various in-house custom developed applications powered by LAMP stack

Skill
TECHNICAL

LAMP development - (8+ years experience)

Languages/Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, AngularJS, JSON, CSS, LESS, HTML, AJAX, XML, MVC, OOP, APIs  

Frameworks: Zend Framework (1-2), PEAR, Smarty Templating Engine

Database Systems: MySQL and working knowledge of MongoDB

Development Methodologies: Scrum, Test Driven Development

Middleware: Zend Server, Memcached

CMS: WordPress MultiSite, Pimcore Enterprise and working knowledge of Drupal

Version Control: Subversion, Git, GitHub, Mercurial

Bug Tracking: JIRA, Mantis and Sifer (sifterapp)

Development Environments: Eclipse, Zend Studio, Visual Studio .NET 2010

Operating Systems: Any Linux distributions and Windows versions

My GitHub repo: http://github.com/vknyvz
Full source code of this web site can be downloaded from here 

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