Blake Helms

Making pixels look cool since 2000

Personal Profile

Personal Interests

When not coding I fill my time with either of the following:

  • I love to travel;
  • I shoot a lot with my camera;
  • I'm restoring my '55 Bel Air;

The Internet is my Oyster

A good developer is always up to the latest news, trends and techniques. For that, one has to get around and filter information from all possible sources. So... I get around and roam. And here is where I roam freely:

Technical Skills

75%

Photoshop

75%

Illustrator

85%

C#

70%

iOS

95%

HTML5 / CSS3

80%

jQuery

Work Experience

Senior .NET Developer

E-Commerce Content Management Enterprise Services
  • Maintained 50+ subsidiary websites including 30+ eCommerce sites in both ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC which integrated into a number of different back office systems including DB2
  • Aided in the development of new order processing system which processes in excess of $60 million a year.
  • Aided in the development of an in-house CMS platform
  • Aided in the development of an in-house eCommerce platform
  • Served as lead developer on a number of high profile projects
  • Provided SEO consulting to clients
  • Configured and maintained ENDECA search servers providing search results for multiple high traffic sites
Period: 2008 - Present

Software Engineering Consultant

E-Commerce Content Management Enterprise Services
  • Managed contract developers on multiple projects
  • Designed and built eCommerce site for large Office Supply firm
  • Built custom .NET business applications for a large manufacturer
  • Oversaw rewrite of a monolithic relationship management application for a large bank • Implemented and supported Clarity project management system 20+ companies
  • Built various .NET based solutions for clients.
  • Designed marketing and promotional materials
Company: Highmark Technology
Period: 2006 - 2008

QA Specialist

E-Commerce Content Management Enterprise Services
  • Tested multiple components of 30+ eCommerce sites
  • Wrote test plans to aid in repeatable testing
  • Wrote automated test plans for reusable components
  • Aided in the development of an in-house eCommerce platform
  • Assisted development team in troubleshooting user issues
  • Assisted with customer service issue research
Period: 2005 - 2006

Owner

Design Web Development Enterprise Services
  • Built and maintained custom .NET business solutions to a number of business in manufacturing, sales, and other industries.
  • Built WordPress sites for various organizations
  • Designed logos and marketing materials
Period: 2000 - Present

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