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Daniel Sokolowski

A field tested Salesforce developer versed in delivering enterprise level portals, communities, and intranets on the Salesforce platform. My 10+ years experience as a full stack web engineer combined with my talent to self educate is what powers my ability to design large scale solutions.

My current career goals are to become a certified Salesforce Technical Architect and on the fun side to make into the top 3% reputation echelon at stackoverflow.com

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.

Worked directly with project managers, customer business units, clients, and design companies to develop requirements, estimates of effort, statements of work, timelines, and project plans for Salesforce based solutions. Provided technical leadership to other developers during project engagements.

Project / Activity Overview of Responsibilities
Sales Demo: ISCA
Accounting
Non for Profit
51-200 employees
  • rapidly prototyped a proof-of-concept Lightning powered demo
  • delivered a presentation addressing functional and technical requirements of the opportunity
Sales Demo: American Express
Financial Services
10,001+ employees
51-200 employees
  • resolved performance issues in Lightning components
  • merged speed improvements code changes back into OrchestraCMS Lightning product code
Israel Discount Bank
Banking
Private Company
501-1,000 employees
  • created a Lightning community based corporate communication hub
  • was the primary point of contact with the client
  • extended OrchestraCMS Lightning components to meet UI/UX designs
  • ensured a consistent code organization
  • executed deployments of code
  • carried out knowledge transfer to support team
  • composed the solution user guide
Marwood Group Portal
Financial Services
Private Company
51-200 employees
  • partook in the delivery of a public facing community designed to deliver content to registered and guest users
  • architected the security for three tier content and resource access using private sharing
  • implemented a multi-step content publishing approval process
  • architected a custom analytics module
  • coordinated with project manager to develop agile project plan based on SOW requirements
  • oversaw task division based on project plan
  • designed site mockups and carried out majority of the CSS/HTML/JS conversion
  • provided technical guidance to project members
  • planned, oversaw and ensured a consistent code organization
  • executed deployments of code
  • participated in regular client cadence calls
  • delivered the solution user guide
  • performed knowledge transfer to the client and support team
  • was the main technical point of contact for the client
VMWare Blog
Computer Software
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • provided development guidance to technical specialists
  • built article posting and authorship Lightning component functionality
  • customized and extended our off-the-shelf menuing component
  • converted pixel-perfect a mock-up into a Lightning theme
  • planned, oversaw and ensured a consistent code organization
  • assisted with SOW estimating process
  • designed and created deployments procedure and executed deployment of code
  • answered technical client/partner questions
  • carried out end-of-sprint demos
  • participated in regular client cadence calls
  • written the solution user guide
  • performed knowledge transfer to the client and support team

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 a dozen of Lightning and Visualforce proof-of-concepts intranets, public facing sites, and Salesforce communities demos. Memorable highlights are:

Project / Activity Overview of Responsibilities
Sales Demo: The Home Depot
Retail
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • prototyped menu targeting based on user profile as part of sales demo
  • assisted account executive with technical questions
  • substantially re-styled a Lightning template to meet client's branding
Sales Demo: Investors Group
Financial Services
Mid Cap
5,001-10,000 employees
  • customized OrchestraCMS Lightning demo assets to align with client branding
  • prototyped a user messaging system
  • coded proof-of-concept targeted styled experience based on user targeting
Internal
  • lead the modernization and consolidation of demo assets into a centralized source Trialforce Source Orgs (TSO)
  • delivered ‘Sales Demo TSO Governance' plan to the sales team
  • created demos and provided support for company's Dreamforce 2016 presence
Sales Demo: 7 Eleven
Retail
10,001+ employees
  • duplicated style and functionality of an existing off-platform demo within the Lightning framework
  • up-lifted the solution to be showcased at company's booth at Dreamforce 2016
Sales Demo: Adidas
Sporting Goods
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • worked with multiple APIs to surface user targeted content within an existing partner community implementation
  • coded styling and markup integration to fit into existing client UX/UI branding

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 Overview of Responsibilities
Manulife.com
Retail
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • worked on surfacing search functionality by leveraging the Google Search Appliance
  • developed procedures for challenging blind deployments requiring net-new only changesets
  • executed code deployments into QA, UAT, and PROD orgs
  • provided enhancements and fixes post project launch
  • created effort quotes and associated timelines estimates
  • introduced code and project organization
  • assisted with client reporting and creation of the solution manual
  • participated in regular client cadence calls
  • converted HTML mockups and worked on the front-end UI functionality
  • contributed to the solution user guide
  • performed knowledge transfer to the support team
Internal
  • was lead developer on a project to deliver a public facing blogging solution
  • provided timelines and project planning
  • implemented 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
  • worked as lead developer on partner joint engagement to deliver a Visualforce community
  • delivered a customized taxonomy based content search
  • converted UX/UI designs into HTML/CSS/JS templates
  • provided technical assistance and guidance to partner and internal developers
Lincoln Financial Group
Financial Services
Large Cap
5,001-10,000 employees
  • replaced two existing sites by creating one custom built with OrchestraCMS
  • leveraged and extended OrchestraCMS menuing components to meet client's menu organization structure
  • converted UX/UI designs into HTML/CSS/JS Visualforce templates
  • created project documentation and carried out client training
  • was client's primary technical point of contact
  • attended regular client cadence calls
  • contributed to and composed the solution user guide
  • performed knowledge transfer to the support team

Senior Technical Specialist

Oct 2013 - Sep 2014

Stantive Technologies Group Inc.

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

Project / Activity Overview of Responsibilities
McGrath Limited
Real Estate
Micro Cap
1,001-5,000 employees
  • worked on multi-faceted Search with geo-fancing functionally to surface real estate listings
  • converted provided UX/UI mockups into HTML/CSS/JS master templates
  • collaborated on required OrchestraCMS API enhancements to meet project requirements
Les Mills International Ltd
Health & Fitness
201-500 employees
  • extended existing UI of a member portal to provide downloadable media managed by the client
  • carried out code deployments
  • provided support and Salesforce administration assistance with the go-live event
Purolator Inc
Package/Freight Delivery
10,001+ employees
  • created Salesforce triggers to meet client's content authoring needs
  • developed responsive OrchestraCMS templates using HTML/CSS/JS
  • performed code deployments
  • demoed built functionality to client at end of sprints
Bupa Dental Corporation Bupa Dental Corporation (Dental Corporation Pty Ltd)
Hospital & Health Care
1,001-5,000 employees
  • updated existing template styles to provide a responsive User Experience (UX)
Pernod Ricard
Wine and Spirits
Large Cap
10,001+ employees
  • developed a RSS feed in Apex to surface OrchestraCMS article content and enhanced SEO
Thistle Insurance Services Ltd
Insurance
201-500 employees
  • provided customer support for client's Visualforce public site
  • developed code fixes to resolve client reported issues
CommInsure
Insurance
Large Cap
1,001-5,000 employees
  • codded an editable pop-up overlay to enhance an existing Visualforce community
Internal
  • converted PSD mockups into HTML/CSS/JS makrup templates

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
  • provided back-end maintenance for an existing solution
  • performed bug squashing
  • coded functionality improvements to a Magento/Django powered e-commerce site
  • enhanced code that surfaces product information through SOAP API backend calls
  • provided client support as sole technical point of contact
FlyerMail Marketing & Advertising
11-50 employees
  • developed a Google map powered site for displaying flyers from local businesses
  • was client's primary technical point of contact
  • architected the database design
  • performed template designs and carried out their conversions into HTML/CSS/JS
  • worked on the front-end and back-end code
  • provided the initial concept for project: flyers Geo placed on a Google map
Burnham Optical Retail
2-10 employees
  • was sold developer to develop a company site to highlight services and products carried
  • designed the database Schema
  • was client's primary technical point of contact
  • developed site mockups and carried out conversion to HTML/CSS/JS
  • carried out SEO optimizations
RYATT Sports
2-10 employees
  • was sole developer on a sports management suite for a volleyball organization
  • architected the solution which included: match tracking, team management, members area, gallery, approval processes, registration process, e-commerce
  • performed template conversion into HTML/CSS/JS
  • collaborated regularly with client to determine business needs
Tozer & Ruys Real Estate
2-10 employees
  • architected and coded a Google map powered site for real estate listings
  • was sole developer responsible for the database model design, template conversion, front-end and custom CMS development
  • performed regular client cadence
  • performed business needs analysis
PGMC Sports
2-10 employees
  • created company's public site highlighting their services and products
  • was the sole developer of the front-end, custom CMS back-end and the database design and implementation
  • communicated regularly with the client and performed business needs analysis
Kingston Family Law
  • delivered a searchable layer listing service
  • was the sole developer of the front-end, custom CMS back-end, the database design, project implementation
  • collaborated regularly with client to determine business needs
Body Now 4 Mums / BN Athletic Training
  • coded an online presence for a local fitness company
  • was the sole developer responsible for the engagement
  • front-end and back-end custom development, database model design
  • collaborated regularly with client as primary technical contact
Mike Froom Golf
  • coded an online social presence for a professional golfer
  • was the sole developer responsible for all aspects of the engagement
  • carried out the UX/UI template conversion into HTML/CSS/JS
  • developed a custom CMS and the database schema
Beadapalooza
  • was the sole developer responsible for database model design, template conversion, custom CMS development
  • was the primary point of contact for the client
  • Performed business needs analaysis with the client
Bubbles Cleaning
  • engagement was to create an online presence for a local business
  • was the sole developer and responsibilities included database model design, front-end and custom CMS back-end
  • carried out communications with the client
Wooden Matters
  • delivered an online products gallery for a local business
  • was the sole developer responsible for database model design, template HTML/CSS/JS conversion and custom CMS development
  • performed client business needs and primary point of contact
House of Angelis
  • architected and coded an online presence for an e-commerce site
  • was sole developer with responsible that included database model design and HTML/CSS/JS code and back-end CMS development
  • was primary point of contact for the client
  • carried out knowledge transfer to the client
Internal
  • developed an internal CRM for time tracking, project tracking, customer database, billing and project burn-rate reporting.

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 to reflect modern UX/UI trends.
  • performed Search Engine Optimizations (SEO) with very positive results
Danols Web Engineering (v2)
  • performed a bussiness 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.
  • Provided 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
  • engineered the underlying underlying PHP Content Management System

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