Phil Pastorek

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Professional Summary

Deep subject matter technologist with over 15 years of hands on experience with the architecture and building of web applications in a variety of organizations for both UX/UI and server side development

Technology Tool Belt

  • User Interface

    • AngularJS
    • HTML5 / CSS3
    • Javascript
    • JQuery
    • AJAX / JSON / REST
    • PhoneGap / Ionic
    • Handlebars / Mustache
    • Foundation / Bootstrap
  • Server Development

    • NodeJS / ExpressJS
    • Micro Service Development
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
    • MySQL
    • PERL
    • XML / RSS
    • CodeIngiter PHP
    • C / C++
  • DevOps

    • Linux Administration
    • Windows Server
    • Apache / NGINX
    • GIT / SVN / RSYNC
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Shell Scripting
    • Jenkins
    • Jira


Chief Technical Officer

KnifeCenter, Fredericksburg, Va
Feb 2016 - Present

Came in to give the company a refresh / reboot on their information architecture. Oversaw all technical aspects of the company. Managed IT, creative, front-end and back-end departments to bring enhanced stability, security, and cohesiveness to the company. Actively worked with executive management to grow the company through technological means.

Professional highlights at KnifeCenter included:

  • Established a security policy utilizing best practices to bring the company into PCI compliance.
  • Managed the maintenance of the existing infrastructure.
  • Lead a consolidation effort of all internal and external technical services the company used to streamline the technology budget.
  • Designed and implemented the company's next generation platform in NodeJS, moving it into the AWS cloud.
NodeJS / ExpressJS AWS Javascript PHP HTML5 CSS3 GIT JSON / REST JQuery SASS Agile
Independent Consultant

2008 - Present

Specializing in the architecture and build-out of SaaS and traditional web application services.

Team Lead - Senior Front End Developer

Salsa Labs, Reston, Va
Feb 2013 - Nov 2015

UI/UX team lead in charge of developing the company's enterprise level mobile responsive front-end SaaS offering in AngularJS, Zurb Foundation, HTML5, and CSS3. Target application audience is tuned for the mid to low end non profit advocacy and donation space.

Professional highlights at Salsa Labs included:

  • MV* development with AngularJS
  • Architected the project's UI development structure and base framework
  • Worked heavily with HTML5, SASS/SCSS utilizing CSS3 modernizations, Grunt and Bower.
  • Converted many jQuery only Javascript utilities to AngularJS directives to be used natively in the app, as well constructing wrappers for some that could not be easily converted.
  • Consumption and assisted in design of the platform's REST API.
  • Constructed NodeJS mock API instances for in-development UI communication.
  • Managed a team of four front end developers in a parallel development stratagem, which included developers located locally and abroad.
  • Presented SCRUM sprint demonstrations for the larger development team at the end of each sprint cycle.
  • Trained new developers in the project's standards, schemas and code base to get them productive fast.
  • Worked closely with the senior management team and product manager for task assignment, scheduling, and prioritization.
  • Managed the UI project's Git version controlled repository.
AngularJS NodeJS Javascript HTML5 CSS3 GIT JSON / REST JQuery SASS Agile
Senior Front End Web Developer

Virid, Reston, Va
Feb 2011 - Feb 2013

My responsibilities at Virid included UI/UX construction from a front end web development role to team collaboration taking the UI that was made and integrating it with the company's custom E-Commerce solution. In an average day you will catch me throwing together HTML5/CSS3 templates utilizing several of the most modern HTML frameworks on the market today, such as Zurb Foundation and Twitter bootstrap.

Professional highlights at Virid included:

  • Custom jQuery/javascript plugin creation
  • HTML5/CSS3 utilization
  • Front end team member recipient of a silver DC Addie award for Journey's BBQ 2012 website
  • AJAX/JSON data communication to ASPX, C#, VB backend systems

Websites that I worked on at Virid:

Bakers Shoes
Journeys Shoes
Virid - Revere
Journey's BBQ 2012
Silver DC Addy Award
Johnston & Murphy
Javascript JQuery HTML5 CSS3 MS VSS ASP.NET SASS C# E-Commerce
Technology Lead / Lead Software Engineer

Charlie Company, Falls Church, Va.
Apr 2006 - Jan 2011

As the lead technologist for a small, niche marketing firm, I work with a team of 3 professionals to create and maintain over 30 high-traffic websites that drew over 2.5 million visitors per month. Apart from managing day-to-day web operations across multiple cloud-based Linux servers in different locations, I was also responsible for developing and implementing software solutions based on business needs, and delivering these solutions on time, on spec, and on budget.

Professional highlights at Charlie Company included:

  • Designing, developing, and launching a custom CMS to handle over 20 data-intensive websites.
  • Overseeing advertising and affiliate sales revenue of over $2 million per year.
  • Creating a social marketing application that increased monthly traffic by 15% after launch.
  • Managed contractors and small team of employees on internal software projects.
  • Maintaining the organizations OpenX advertising server and managing advertising campaigns. Designed advertising banners as needed.
  • Also handled data mining requests, social network marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and maintaining Web content as part of daily responsibilities.
SEO PERL HTML5 CSS3 Javascript Apache Linux Wordpress
Data and Systems Architect

RCN Corporation, Lanham, Md.
Sept 1997 - Dec 2005

As a data and systems architect, I worked independently for the business division of a large internet corporation. I developed software to make the sales and implementation teams efficiently process orders. I also managed a large commercial MS Windows based web hosting for business customers.

Professional highlights at RCN included:

  • Designed and developed intranet CRM systems, eliminating paper orders and increasing efficiency.
  • Maintained High Availability (HA) clustered networks of application servers; maintained hardware and software of commercial MS Windows based web hosting platforms of over 30 web servers and SAN storage networks.
  • Developed data migration tools that connected to
  • Collaborated in deciding technological means and feasibility of future software/hardware requirements.
CRM PERL HTML/CSS Networking Javascript Apache Linux Windows Server

Freelance Projects

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Assisted a leading public health non-government organization migrate their micro-websites from Convio to Expression Engine. Also provide XHTML/CSS development, MySQL and PHP programming, and Web template development.

Sepaton: Enterprise Data Backup and Recovery

Developed the user interface for Sepaton, a large enterprise level data backup and recovery company utilizing Zurb Foundation's mobile responsive framework.

Capital Fringe Festival: Show Database

Developed a custom content management system that allowed the staff of a non-profit theater and arts group in Washington, D.C. to update their organizations website and manage the entries on their online event calendar.

John F. Pattie Parent-Teacher Coop Organization

Provide database programming and support to the website of an elementary school's Parent-Teacher Coop Organization. The work included XHTML/CSS/JavaScript, MySQL database programming, and PayPal integration.