who am i?

Daniel Sokolowski

A field tested Salesforce developer versed in delivering enterprise level portals and intranets on the Salesforce platform. My 9+ years experience as a full stack web engineer combined with an ability to self educate is what powers my ability to design large scale solutions; my current career goal is to become a certified Salesforce Technical Architect.

In my personal life I am a proud father of two beautiful daughters and a husband 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 Architect
May 2017 - Present

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

Technical leader to other developers during project engagements. Worked with project managers, customer business units, and design companies, to develop requirements, estimates of effort, statements of work, timelines, and project plans for ever-increasing complex Salesforce based solutions.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
VMWare Blog
Computer Software
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • lead developer provided guidance to technical specialists
  • worked on the article posting and authorship Lightning component functionality
  • customized and extended our off-the-shelf menuing component
  • pixel-perfect converted a mock-up to a Lightning theme
  • planned, oversaw and ensured a consistent code organization
  • assisted with SOW estimating process
  • planned deployment procedure and performed deployment of code
  • answered technical client/partner questions and carried out end-of-sprint demos

Sales Secondment
Oct 2016 - May 2017

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

Assisted account executives and solutions consultants in accessing solution fit and level of effort required to meet customer needs. Provided budgetary quotes, estimates and technical responses to RFPs/RFIs. Worked on over 20 Lightning and Visualforce proof-of-concepts intranets, public facing sites, and Salesforce communities demos. Memorable highlights are:

Project / Activity Responsibilities
The Home Depot
Retail
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • prototyped menu targeting based on user profile
  • assisted account executive with technical questions
  • substantially styled a Lightning template
Investors Group
Financial Services
Mid Cap
5,001-10,000 employees
  • customized our Lightning demo assets to meet presentation needs
  • prototyped a user messaging system
  • coded proof-of-concept targeted styled experience based on user profile
Internal
  • lead the modernization and consolidation of demo assets into one single source org
  • delivered ‘Sales Demo TSO Governance’ plan to the sales team
  • created demos and provided support for our presence at Dreamforce 2016
7 Eleven
Retail
10,001+ employees
  • rapid turn around time to copy look and functionality of an existing demo by a partner using our internal demo asset
  • the resulting demo was re-purposed at our Dreamforce 2016 booth
Adidas
Sporting Goods
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • worked with multiple discrete APIs to surface user targeted content within an existing partner implemented demo community
  • styling and markup integration

Technical Specialist Team Lead
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

Mentored technical specialists and worked directly in the trenches to deliver enterprise level projects built on Salesforce and powered by the OrchestraCMS platform; work highlights include:

Project / Activity Responsibilities
Manulife.com
Retail
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • worked on surfacing search functionality provided through the Google Search Appliance
  • developed a procedure for net-new blind deployments into QA, UAT, and PROD orgs
  • executed code deployments into QA, UAT, and PROD orgs
  • last man standing providing enhancements and fixes for this multi-year project
  • created effort quotes and associated timeline estimates
  • introduced code and project organization
  • assisted with client reporting and creation of the solution manual
  • converted HTML mockups and worked on the front-end UI functionality
Internal
  • lead developer on a public facing blogging solution
  • provided timelines and project planning
  • coded the authoring and rendering of article content
  • architected SEO friendliness throughout the solution
  • converted mockups into templates
Internal
  • participated in a company wide strategic brainstorming sessions to scale revenues through partner support
Aimia
Marketing & Advertising
Nano Cap
1,001-5,000 employees
  • lead developer on partner joint engagement to deliver a Salesforce community
  • delivered a customized taxonomy based content search
  • converted designs into HTML5/CSS/JS VF based pages
  • provided technical assistance and guidance
Lincoln Financial Group
Financial Services
Large Cap
5,001-10,000 employees
  • modernized two existing clients sites using one custom OrchestraCMS powered solution
  • leveraged and extended out-of-the-box OrchestraCMS components
  • converted designs into Visualforce pages
  • created project documentation and carried out client training

Senior Technical Specialist

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

Worked on mid-to-large cap level projects to deliver custom solutions built with OrchestraCMS and the Salesforce platform. Relevant work highlights include:

Project / Activity Responsibilities
McGrath Limited
Real Estate
Micro Cap
1,001-5,000 employees
  • worked on multi-faceted Search functionally to surface real estate listings
  • converted provided HTML mockups into master templates
  • collaborated on OrchestraCMS API functionality developed for this project
Les Mills International Ltd
Health & Fitness
201-500 employees
  • extended video entitlements download through extensive front-end modifications
  • carried out code deployments
Purolator Inc
Package/Freight Delivery
10,001+ employees
  • created Salesforce triggers to meet client's business needs
  • developed responsive OrchestraCMS templates
  • lead developer on the project
  • performed code deployments
  • demoed built functionality to client
Bupa Dental Corporation Bupa Dental Corporation (Dental Corporation Pty Ltd)
Hospital & Health Care
1,001-5,000 employees
  • template improvements and responsive versions of existing pages
Pernod Ricard
Wine and Spirits
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • coded a RSS feed in Apex to surface OrchestraCMS article content
Thistle Insurance Services Ltd
Insurance
201-500 employees
  • provided client customer support and resolution to an implementation issue
CommInsure
Insurance
Large Cap
1,001-5,000 employees
  • developed an OrchestraCMS template to provide an editable pop-up overlay home page landing solution
Internal
  • 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

Architected and developed small, medium and large scale project. Maintained servers, assisted with business needs analysis, and provided SEO services.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
Fairware Marketing & Advertising
11-50 employees
  • back-end maintenance, bug squashing, functionality improvements
  • SOAP API queries to retrieve data from Salesforce
FlyerMail Marketing & Advertising
11-50 employees
  • sole developer, database design, template design and conversion, front-end and back-end code
  • initial concept for project: flyers geo placed on a Google map
Burnham Optical Retail
2-10 employees
  • sole developer on the project, database design, entry level SEO
RYATT Sports
2-10 employees
  • sole developer responsible for template conversion, database design, e-commerce store, front-end and back-end
  • database resolution modelling was down to who individual 'scoring' details
Tozer & Ruys Real Estate
2-10 employees
  • sole developer, database model design, template conversion, front-end and custom CMS development
PGMC Sports
2-10 employees
  • sole developer responsible for public facing and back-end CMS development, database model design
Kingston Family Law
  • sole developer, front-end and custom CMS back-end, database design
Body Now 4 Mums / BN Athletic Training
  • sole developer responsible for template design and conversion
  • front-end and back-end custom development, database model design
Mike Froom Golf
  • sole developer responsible for template conversion and custom CMS development, database model design
Beadapalooza
  • sole developer responsible for database model design, template conversion and custom CMS development
Bubbles Cleaning
  • sole developer, database model design, front-end and custom CMS back-end
Wooden Matters
  • sole developer responsible for database model design, template conversion and custom CMS development
House of Angelis
  • sole developer responsible database model design, for public facing and back-end CMS development
Internal
  • developed an internal CRM with time tracking, project tracking, customer database, and client logins, database model design

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, and an accountant.

Project / Activity Responsibilities
Kingston Clean Freaks (V2) Consumer Services
2-10 employees
Redesigned client's web presence and brought the brand back into the 21st century. Basic Search Engine optimizations with very positive results.
Danols Web Engineering (v2) Business site redesigned to reflect modern trends. Successfully Search Engine Optimized the site from 7th page to position 2nd.
Power Plus Roofing Built a web presence for a Kingston roofing company. Currently providing ongoing hosting and update assistance.
Carissa Cosgrove Designed and created using PHP a personal website for a freelance news journalist.
Deadbox Before Dishonor Developed in PHP a brochure style website and an online store for a company specializing in Paint Ball attire.
First Capital Construction / HUSKY HomesIndustries Construction Created a web portal for a general contracting company specializing in residential improvements in the Kingston area.
Kingston Clean Freaks (v1) Designed and developed using Django a web presence for a growing cleaning company.
Danols Properties Developed a Django website connecting individuals with accommodations in Kingston.
EstateMaps.info Developed a portal that provided map based listings of available real estate in Kingston and surrounding areas; the underlying PHP Content Management System was custom made.

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