Editor’s Note: With the world moving further and further from tangibility and into the ether we call the internet, the job market attracts developers from all different walks of life. Coding isn’t just for that kid who lives down the street that dresses in all black and never leaves his home. Coding has transcended the stereotype to people of all walks of life including those who just went to bed 2 hours ago and come to work reeking of scotch. You just never know what you’re going to get when you place an ad for a developer.
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York City, NY 10001
What’s up, potential employer? My name is Bradley Simpkins, and as you said you were seeking in your job posting, I am a Front-End Developer Rockstar, fluent in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Jägermeister, and arpeggios on my Fender Strat. If you are looking for a confident, seasoned, hard-working and hard-partying developer of interactive website applications and relationships with A&R reps, look no further!
Software Support Engineer, Transcode Software, NY, New York — 2014 – Present
- Provided technical support and training for our integrated ERP software set.
- Formatted and incorporated MariaDB databases into existing systems, motherfuckah.
- Automated processes, reducing the overall development costs for the project.
- Took zero shit from the man, because I ain’t no corporate tool. You got one life. Blaze on.
- Attention to detail.
Supporting Act, Poison, The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock Tour — 2013 – 2014
- Opening/Support Act for Poison during Midwest U.S. tour dates (over 20 shows).
- Invited on stage in Tupelo, OK for solo in “Every Rose Has Its Thorns”.
- Gained proficiency in conflict management, innovation wrangling, hair feathering.
- Getting a gun into Canada if you’re traveling in a group by bus.
University of Arizona — Science/Information Systems, May 2013
University of Florida — Music Theory/Music Business, May 2001
School of Hard Knocks, Bro
Coding, raging, Node.js, keeping my shit together, figuring out which one of these guys has blow, Photoshop, blotter sheets, advanced understanding of PHP and PCP, the Mutron III effect pedal, firm grasp of SEO/SEM best practices, Gecko/WebKit/Blink testing and debugging, getting her out of here before someone calls the cops, HTML5, CSS3, and W3C coding practices, hard-to-book gigs, managerial courage, organizational agility, Zeppelin.
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