Tim Skoraszewski
Me.

Hello, my name is Tim and I'm a developer and marketing strategist from southeastern PA, between the Allentown/Lehigh Valley area and Philadelphia.

I've performed various roles in the creative and technology world for over 20 years starting in print design, web/interactive design (yeah I authored interactive cd-roms and used Flash a lot), video editing/compositing, 3D product rendering, the list goes on.

Fast forward to 2024 and I'm a focused web developer and marketing technologist using LAMP/LEMP stack technologies on the coupled with a smorgasbord of front-end tech to build and deliver effective online solutions. I enjoy the challenges of website develpment and also my ability to bridge gaps between technology, creative, and marketing.

My creative roots factor heavily in everything I do and especially in my role as a developer. I value the ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders to build the best customer/end-user experience. I value collaboration and always endeavor to build relationships and foster a culture of understanding and respect.

Focus.

I've developed solutions using more techonolgies that I could list in one statement, but in brevity I would say my focus is developing in a LAMP/LEMP stack environment and working with stakeholders from various disciplines to ensure the solution delivers on all measurable fronts (performance, UI/UX, marketing/analytics) and is flexible and scalable for future needs and enhancements.

My primary focus is on building solid LAMP/LEMP stack solutions, with a focus on maintaining the creative vision and marketing needs. I have a high level of proficiency in PHP and MySQL and a lot of experience working with Apache/Nginx and Linux (yes CLI).

My front end skills in HTML, CSS, and JS are rock solid (after all it's where I started). I enjoy working in Wordpress and have built numerous templates and plug-ins from scratch. I have worked with ecommerce platforms (Magento, Shopify, WP-woo). I've built secure API endpoints to be consumed by applications that I have built and have also integrated external API endpoints and worked on middleware to bridge the gaps between the gaggle (not Google).

My coding travels have led me to adventures working with various CMSs — mostly Wordpress, but also a good amount of Drupal, and some exposure to Sitecore and Sharepoint. WP would be my strongpoint in CMS development as I've built templates and plug-ins from scratch and very much enjoy the power and flexibility of working with ACF. Though a different animal in ways, I consider ecommerce platforms as CMSs and I have worked in several ecommerce platforms for over a decade, most recently Woocommerce and Magento as well as custom development with Authorize.net.

I enjoy using Laravel, I've used other PHP frameworks in the past (Zend, Cake, etc.) but IMHO I think that Laravel is currently the best open source framework and it shakes hands well with JS frameworks like Angular and React. Very simply I choose Laravel because it's secure, performs well, and is extremely flexible and Eloquent makes data models very easy to work with.

I have developed CI/CD solutions using Bitbucket and Beanstalk pipelines to deploy to AWS and Forge(DO) and while my DevOps chops are not the most developed part of my skillset I'm always working to build my knowledge of CI/CD processes.

Experience.

Sr. Web Developer

Gwynedd ManufacturingMay 2023 – January 2024
  • Supported ecommerce development in Magento
  • Advised and directed off-shore team on development of Magento features/improvements
  • Wordpress development for a new company website
  • Supported email campaign development/deployment in Klaviyo

Backend Developer

American Cities Business Journals (Robert Half)August 2022 – February 2023
  • Augmented ecommerce functionality and resolved existing backlog issues
  • • Worked with teams to refine functionality for a better user experience
  • Provided support for existing and new site build
  • Worked with internal tem members to develop new functionality
  • Performed QA and participated in code reviews

Sr. Web Developer

ADTOctober 2019 – April 2022
  • Developed custom Wordpress functionality for campaign reporting functionality
  • Developed custom Wordpress ecommerce functionality
  • Assisted with campaign driven solutions for ecommerce, including supporting promotions and A/B testing solutions
  • Work with QA teams to define testing standards
  • Assisted/conducted deployment of website updates

Sr. Web Developer

KSA&DMay 2018 – March 2019
  • Acted as a point of contact for clients and external partners for development issues and solutions
  • Hands on development and deployment of all digital projects including emails and websites utilizing scratch coding and Wordpress
  • Worked with an consulted on several ecommerce solutions
  • Developed and supported multiple custom Wordpress solutions
  • Developed custom Wordpress plug-ins and functionality
  • Worked with internal and remote resources to deliver at, or beyond, client expectations
  • Provided UX/UI documentation/guidance and advised Project Management (PM), Account Management (AM), and Creative staff

Web Developer

DudnykAugust 2017 – June 2018
  • Hands on development and deployment of all digital projects including emails and websites utilizing scratch coding as well as Drupal and Wordpress
  • Developed automated report generation with PHP, MYSQL, and cron jobs
  • Developed responsive HTML emails and banners
  • Directed third party remote resources for email/marketing

Manager, Development

PulseCXNovember 2010 – October 2016
  • Was hired as a contractor and after hiring was elevated to the position of Manager of Development
  • Was the only technology member to be included in a six month company rebranding effort
  • Lead several teams that earned Gold and Silver WebHealth Awards for digital solutions in the health care marketing space
  • Managed internal and remote resources
  • Lead several programs to increase digital acumen for staff of all levels and disciplines to help foster understanding about roles, timing, and execution of digital deliverables
  • Worked with client and third party teams to facilitate needs/changes and deliver digital solutions while maintaining deadlines for multiple projects
  • Developed Point-of-View (POV) papers to define the perspective of PulseCX and inform clients of potential impacts as they apply cost and deployment of a project
  • Provided UX/UI documentation/guidance and advised Project Management (PM), Account Management (AM), and Creative staff, as well as Executive Leadership, on best practices to ensure proper legal engagement of patients by healthcare marketing clients (HIPAA).
  • Assisted in development of off-site standalone solutions (booths, kiosks) partnered with third parties including the PGA
Contact.

Phone: 267-218-1550

Email: tim@ts77.com