Jsantos web solutions

About Jerry Santos

My focus is Technical Programming and my goal is to become a software developer for cloud computing platforms and other cloud-based applications. For several semesters, my academic grade point average has not faltered below the standards of an honors student, a result of focus and dedication. My experience in the corporate sector encompasses 20 years and I have been active in the marketing industry for 18 years as a print/web designer and html developer. My proficiency includes a wide range of technical and office skills such as: Java; HTML; JavaScript; CSS; PHP; Flash; Customer Relationship Management; Social Media Integration; Search Engine Optimization; Logo Design and Product Writing; Microsoft Word; Powerpoint; Adobe Design Programs. I am currently focusing on .NET applications (C#, WPF, XAML, ASP, Visual Studio 2015). I have strong work ethics and am a very motivated individual. I show my commitment to a project through dedication and precision. I work equally well individually or with colleagues to achieve the common goal. Creative thinking, attention to detail, and a passion to deliver results on time would be my strengths.

Professional Experience

Software Developer at the NEIU Student Center for Science Engagement

2017 - Present. My responsibilities include research, design, programming, and testing software modules that are used by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) faculty and students for biological research and hypothesis generation. I serve as team lead alongside biologists, mathematicians, and other computer scientists to create simulations of biological systems with NETLOGO and other software environments. My team was successful in designing a program to simulate how a viral outbreak proliferates through a population of people. I now train professors and pre-service teachers how to code using this program with the goal of introducing computational thinking into the campus curriculum.

Marketing Communications Coordinator and Lead Graphic Designer

1993 - 2011 (18 yrs.). Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. As the Marketing Communications Coordinator and Lead Graphic Designer for production of direct mail brochures, web content and sales material, I coordinated design and expedited workflow to a design team consisting of other designers, product writers and production assistants. As a focused team player, I worked closely with the sales force to assemble materials for presentations and for trade show marketing, meeting deadlines and accomplishing last-minute promotions. Directly communicated with vendors like hotels, cruise companies and tourism boards. My organization skills allowed me to effectively gather information for our travel products. Successfully designed and launched the company website which boosted sales. Performed weekly maintenance and updates to content. I also designed peripheral contents for clients’ websites, e-mail campaigns and web-based promotions. As the sole administrator for the company’s electronic commerce, I handled multiple tasks accurately and in a timely manner.

Office Manager

2014 - present. Northeastern Illinois University. My Responsibilities include: oversight of the Department of Linguistics office; Contract review and revisions; policies and procedural materials; report and document preparation; spreadsheet and database creation. bookeeping and payroll, meeting and events planning, inventory management, expense reduction, daily website maintenance through Drupal. Reference: Dr. Shahrzad Mahootian, Department Coordinator (s-mahootian@neiu.edu)

Freelance/Contractor Web Developer at jsantos.net

2010 - present. Graphic Design, HTML and CSS, PHP, Logo Design, SEO, JavaScript, Flash Animation, Shopping Carts, Wordpress, Weebly, Social Networking Integration, IT Specialist. I have successfully implemented and published websites using my creative talents to produce visually appealing designs. I strive artistically to emulate the look and feel of a client or product, leaving a lasting, positive impression to attract and retain a visitor’s attention. With 20 years of advertising and product branding experience, my services can help clients achieve a dominant presence online. By integrating web commerce, social networking and Search Engine Optimization, I have the industry knowledge to provide the resources a client needs to compete in the marketplace.

Technology

Programming Languages

JAVA, HTML/CSS, PHP, SQL, C#, JavaScript, Flash, WPF, MVVM, .NET/Visual Studio, Objective-C/Apple Swift, Android, Python, MATLAB, NETLOGO.

Design Software and Content Management

CS5, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat, Wordpress, Weebly, Drupal.

Sup Server Administration

XServe Administration, XServe RAID System, Workgroup Manager, Retrospect, DHCP:DNS, FTP, POP : SMTP.

Microsoft

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Entourage (mac), Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.

Education

Northeastern Illinois University * University Honors Program * Suma Cum Laude

2013 - 2017. Graduated top of my undergraduate class with a major in computer science and a minor in philosophy. Courses completed include: Programming I & II; Discrete Mathematics; Client Side Web Development; Server Side Programming; Design Algorithms; Software Engineering; Open Source Systems; Cyberlaw; Operating Systems; Computer Organization; Data Structures; Event-Driven Programming; Mobile Applications Development; Human/Computer Interaction; Computer Ethics.

Certifications

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Customization and Configuration; Applications.

  • Implementing Business Units and Security Roles
  • Creating and configuring Microsoft Dynamics CRM Users and Teams
  • Creating and configuring fields for both custom and system entities
  • Creating and configuring custom entities, including standard and activity entities
  • Designing, creating and configuring relationships between entities
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Marketing Automation Applications
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sales Applications
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Service Management Applications
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Service Scheduling Applications