who am i?

Daniel Sokolowski

I am a field tested Salesforce developer versed in delivering enterprise portals and intranets based on the OrchestraCMS platform native to Salesforce. My 9+ years experience as a full stack web engineer combined with an ability to self educate is what powers my ability to architect large scale solutions.

My career goals are to become a certified Salesforce Technical Architect, and to continue acquiring team leadership experiences.

In my personal life I am a proud father of two beautiful daughters and am happily married to the love of my life. In my spare time I tinker in anything that satisfies my deep desire to learn.

Perspective • Innovation • Planning

All things are created twice; first mentally; then physically. The key to creativity is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result.Stephen Covey
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work experience

Technical Specialist Team Lead
Sep 2014 - Present

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

Lead, mentored, oversaw technical specialists and participated directly in enterprise projects built on SaaS Salesforce and powered by the OrchestraCMS platform.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
Manulife.com Multi year project with several development teams across 3+ vendors to deliver a fresh and modern web presence. Responsibilities included back-end/front-end code, project guidance, search capability, multi-org deployments, and client reporting.
Partner Enablement Actively participated in a company wide strategic goal shift to scale revenues through partner support in the form of direct engagement, generation of knowledge base, and internal process changes.
Aimia Lead developer on a joint venture to build a community intranet portal. Responsibilities included delivery of a taxonomy based search, templates, and overall partner guidance and support.
Lincoln Financial Group Re-platformed and modernized two existing clients sites to OrechstraCMS solution. Converted designs into HTML5/CSS/JS templates, developed front-end and back-end code.

Senior Technical Specialist

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

OrchestraCMS solution architect on medium to large projects utilizing tools and techniques available in OCMS and Salesforce.com. Projects involved multi-teams, client interactions, hard deadlines, functional requirements, using agile and waterfall development methodologies.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
McGrath Limited Team effort to deliver a country wide real estate listing services for Australia and New Zealand. My work shard included the Search functionally and its front-end/ back-end logic, and master templates.
Les Mills International Ltd Extended video entitlements download experience through extensive front-end wizardry. The project was one month behind when it was tasked to me yet the final deliverable was accomplished on time.
Purolator Inc Team effort to deliver an intranet solution withing a fixed budget and time line. My tasks included the development of responsive OCMS templates, Salesforce.com triggers, and OCMS forms integration.
Dental Corporation Pty Ltd Worked in a team to deliver enhancements, template changes, and mobile and responsive versions of existing pages.
Pernod Ricard Delivered a tailored RSS feed utilizing Salesforce.com's apex and leveraging OrchestraCMS objects directly.
Thistle Insurance Services Ltd Provided client customer support through a successful issue resolution.
CommInsure Developed an OrchestraCMS template to provide an editable pop-up overlay home page landing solution.
Social Intranet Assisted with a time sensitive conversion of a PSD mockup into HTML5 markup prior to my actual employment start date

Senior Web Engineer

Feb 2010 - Oct 2013

KL Insight

Lead web developer and designer on small, medium and large scale project; also solution architect, hosting server administrator, business analyst, and backup Photoshop graphic designer.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
faireware.com Back-end maintenance, bug squashing, improvements and Salesforce.com.
flyermail.ca Initial concept, template design and conversion, front-end and back-end code.
burnhamoptical.ca Front-end and back-end code, entry level Search Engine Optimization.
ryatt.ca Template conversion, e-commerce store, front-end and back-end code.
kingstonagents.ca Template conversion, front-end and custom CMS development.
accragolf.com Template conversion, front-end and back-end CMS development.
kingstonfamilylaw.ca Front end and custom CMS back end for the client.
bodynow4mums.com Template design/conversion, front-end and back-end development.
bnathletictraining.com Template design/conversion, front-end and back-end development.
mikefroomgolf.com Template conversion, e-commerce store, front-end and back-end code.
beadapalooza.com Template design/onversion, front-end and back-end development.
bubblescleaning.ca Template conversion, front-end and back-end development.
woodenmatters.com Template design, template conversion, front-end and back-end development.
House of Angelis Template conversion, front-end and back-end development.
OmniERP Internal CRM, with time tracking, project tracking, customer database, and project logins, front-end and back-end development.

Web Engineer/Owner

Jan 2009 - March 2015

Danols Web Engineering

Owner and lead web designer on small to large project. Assisting Kingston clients from project inception through solution launch and search engine optimizations. Other hats included Linux hosting administrator ,VoIP asterisk specialist, accountant.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
kingstoncleanfreaks.com v2 Redesigned a former's client web presence and brought the brand back into the 21st century. Basic Search Engine with very positive results.
webdesign.danols.com v2 Business site redesigned and freshened to reflect modern trends. Successfully Search Engine Optimized the site from 7th page to position 2nd for 'Kingston Web Design' query.
powerplusroofing.ca Built a web presence for a Kingston roofing company. Currently providing ongoing hosting and update assistance.
carissacosgrove.com Designed and created using PHP a personal website for a freelance news journalist.
deadboxbeforedishonor.com Developed in PHP a brochure style website and online store for a company specializing in Paint Ball attire.
huskyhomes.ca Created a web portal for a general contracting company specializing in residential improvements in the Kingston area.
kingstoncleanfreaks.com (v1) Designed and developed using Django a web presence for a growing cleaning company.
properties.danols.com Developed a Django website connecting individuals with accommodations in Kingston.
EstateMaps.info Web Developer (PHP) Developed and currently maintained a portal that provided map based listings of available real estate in Kingston and surrounding areas; the underlying Content Management System was custom made.

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