Greg Sandell
  • Los Angeles
  • 213.479.0790
  • greg.sandell <at>
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Summary of Qualifications

I am a PhD-educated Fullstack Software Developer who delivers enterprise solutions of high quality and reliability to meet the needs of growing companies. I integrate customer-facing websites with APIs and third party products, and solve challenges with communication between multiple tiers of distributed systems. I am also an accomplished classical pianist, electric bass player, and composer.

Employment History
Crocs, Inc. (Remote)
Basis: Full Time/Perm
Oct 2017 - May 2020
Senior Software Developer
  • Web software development for eCommerce site operating in 14 countries, 8 languages and 10 payment processors, with $1.2 bil in 2019 sales
  • Integrated platform with third party eCommerce services: PayPal, Givex giftcards, Adyen, CardConnect, Signal Tag Manager, Kount Fraud Manager, Olapic, Narvar, and Adobe Audience Manager analytics
  • Developed custom multi-tiered, distribute web applications for the QA team to run scheduled Automated UI Tests in batches and receive reports. Please see this demo video:
  • Wrote a custom copy of the Firebase pub/sub NoSQL database using WebSockets (employer did not want to buy the product)
  • Solved latency, asynchrony, and race condition issues
  • Wrote CSS queries that work reliably across major mobile and desktop web browsers
  • Provided Automated UI Test coverage for the eCommerce site including all phases of the purchase lifecycle, shopping cart interaction, product returns, payment processing, user profile and fraud detection
  • Provide training & mentoring to junior develpers on Javascript, Node.js and SFCC; give presentations to to developers and cross-functional teams on React and Automated UI Testing
  • Work with new fulfillment/distribution centers coming online by creating bulk test orders in the SAP Supply chain
  • Tools: Salesforce Commerce Cloud controllers, web services and .isml’s; Node.js, React/Redux, ES6 Core Javascript, Git, SourceTree, Express, AWS cloud, Sqlite, REST, Advanced Rest Client,, Ajax, PassportJS token based authentication, pub/sub messaging with WebSockets, Bash, BrowserStack, Selenium, internJS, leadfoot, eureQa, Bootstrap, Material-UI
UC Irvine / TrilogyEd (Irvine, CA)
Basis: Direct Hire
Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
Course Instructor
  • Instructor for “Fullstack Developer” bootcamp
  • I have many presentation stacks on topics taught
  • Tools taught: HTML5, CSS3, Git, Bootstrap, Javascript, jQuery, Ajax, Firebase, Node.js
Ten-X/ (Irvine, CA)
Basis: Direct Hire
Apr 2016 - May 2017
Sr. Software Engineer
  • Developed presentation layer and application logic for hosted web application, a Real Estate auction transaction platform
  • Responsible for features Search & Discovery, Event Details, Calendar, User prefs and personalization, and Home page
  • Provided enginnering help to QA team by writing UI Automation tests (demo:
  • Design and troubleshooting of REST and JSON-based backend, services
  • Tools: Node.js, React, Redux, Angular 1.45ES6 core Javascript, Git, Babel, WebPack, REST, Advanced Rest Client, ArcGIS, Python, Selenium, Nightwartch, Omniture, LaunchDarkly feature flags, HTML5, CSS3
John Deere (Los Angeles, CA)
Basis: Contract
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Front End Developer Consultant
  • Developed Front End, middleware and test coverage for hosted web application 'Sales Center', a 'build-a-Deere' tool for sales reps
  • Collaborated with Back End team on design and troubleshooting of webservices
  • Tools: Angular 1.4 controllers, views, directives and services; ES5 core Javascript, Git, REST, Advanced Rest Client, JSON, Mocha, Sinon and Chai unit testing, HTML5, CSS3
CyberCoders (Irvine, CA)
Basis: Direct Hire
Nov 2014 - Aug 2015
Front End Java Developer
  • Front End Developer for hosted web application 'Compass', a CRM platform for Recruiters
  • Tools: Sencha ExtJS 4.0.7, ES5 core Javascript, Ajax, Jasmine unit tests, jMeter stress testing, HTML5, CSS3
Sears Holding Corporation (Chicago, IL)
Basis: Contract through Apex Systems
Nov 2013 - June 2014
  • Member of Core Mobile Front End development team supporting mobile version of eCommerce platform
  • Created presentation layer from wireframes, redlines and Photoshop PSDs provided by designers
  • Collaborated with Back End team on design and troubleshooting of webservices
  • Launched mobile version of new features Shop Your Way (loyalty card) and Shop Your Way Max (Sears version of Amazon Prime)
  • Tools: Angular 1.4 controllers, views, and services, REST, Advanced Rest Client, Git
Pathfinder Software (now (Chicago, IL)
Basis: Direct Hire
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Sr. Software Developer
  • Wrote mobile apps (iPhone, iPad) for medical clients Kimberly-Clark, Haemonetics, and Amer. Assn. of Critical Care Nurses
  • Lead developer on iPhone app that was deployed in Apple AppStore (AACN Bedside)
  • Lead developer for web-based census and demographic data-mining tool (MetroPulse Chicago demo:
  • Lead developer on an iPad ‘concierge’ app to connect heart patients, their nurses and caregivers (ContinuCare) and a blood drive simulation sales tool for the iPad (Automated Whole Blood Collector)
  • Tools: hybrid web/iOS AngularJS and jQuery Mobile,, TestFlight, Ruby on Rails, Heroku
Truven Health Analytics (Chicago, IL)
Basis: Converted to FT/Perm after contract
Apr 2010 - Aug 2012
Sr. Software Developer
  • Developed hosted enterprise web applications CareDiscovery and IntegrationDiscovery, Business Intelligence and data mining tools for a 4 TB Oracle OLAP Data Warehouse of Hospital Billing data
  • Tools: J2EE, Java 1.4 & 6 Servlets, IBM Websphere Portal 5, Tomcat 6, Glassfish, JSP, jQuery and ES5 core Javascript, PL/SQL stored procedures
iCrossing (Chicago)
Basis: W2/Direct Placement
Oct 08 - Mar 2010
Sr. Software Engineer
  • Front End Developer for hosted web application Merchantize, an Ad Technology tool for managing clients' Paid Search campaigns, keyword purchases and cost-per-click advertising with major search and shopping engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, NexTag, PriceGrabber)
  • Consumed streaming XML-based product feeds for clients Sears, The Gap, Hilton, Lands End, LEGO, and Williams Sonoma with scheduled processes
  • Wrote PDF reports, cleaned product feeds and resolved data integrity issues, distinguished between multiple types of character encodings
  • Tools: Java, Bash, Perl, Cron, Apache POI, Mysql
Tribune Interactive (Chicago)
Basis: W2/Direct Placement
Feb 08 - Oct 08
Sr. Internet Software Developer
  • Developed web software and content management behind a nationwide family of Tribune newspaper holdings, radio and television websites in Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Florida
  • Created scheduled jobs for sweeping expired database content and JMeter test plans to simulate heavy load on high-profile website.
  • Tools: J2EE, Java 1.5, Java Tag Libraries, Oracle Application Server 10g, Oracle DB 10g, FAST search server, Sun Webserver (iPlanet), TopLink 9.0 web services
UBS Investment Bank, Equities (Chicago)
Basis: W2 through Harmer Associates
Mar 07 - Feb 08
  • Developer for web tier of Pinpoint, UBS's Level-2 Direct Market Access Electonic Trading platform. 25-member team spread across Chicago, Stamford and London offices
  • Develop code in Java 1.5, JSP, JSTL, SQL and Ajax on platform including Tomcat, MS SQL Server, Oracle. Development tools include Intellij, Maven 2, svn, Fiddler, Firebug, Jira and Confluence.
  • Develop reports on daily trading activity using dynamic creation of (1) PDFs with iText, (2) plots with jFreeChart and (3) MS Office docs with Poi.
  • Maintain and enhance admin pages for job scheduling, web service monitoring, exchanges, destinations and permissions. Use Prototype and Scriptaculous javascript libraries to provide high-touch Ajax functionality. Develop specifications for stored procedures (SQL Server) and write DAOs to interface them with Java code.
  • Maintain Maven-2 based build environment and provide expertise to other teams using Maven. Also write custom Maven plug-ins in java (mojos) to customize build cycle (e.g. added javascript crunching).
  • Jira installation/maintenance including custom Jira plugin programming in java.
Lockheed Martin/US Air Force (Chicago)
Basis: W2 through Roundarch, Inc
Jul 06 - Jan 07
Sr. Consultant Developer
  • Java Developer on projects for Lockheed's GCSS contract (Global Combat Support Systems) with the US Air Force, supporting Data Services and the Air Force Portal.
  • Supported various 3rd party components, including Broadvision portal and content management, Tivoli Webseals, and Autonomy Search Engine for all enhancements and bug fixes for AF Portal
  • System designer and lead web developer for Self Service Data Access Request project, a front-end tool for accessing a variety of Air Force Data Warehouses. Wrote code in Java, JSF, Struts, jFreeChart, SQL, CSS & Ajax for platform including Tomcat, Websphere, Oracle, mysql, Powercenter and Informatica. Used Intellij, Eclipse, Oracle client, Mantis and CVS development tools.
  • Led major Autonomy version upgrade (v.4 to v.5), implementing spellchecking and integrating content deletion across Broadvision and Autonomy.
  • Prepared technical docs for step-by-step guidance of installs and upgrades performed by staff at remote server locations.
American Express Global Travel Technologies (Phoenix, AZ)
Basis: corp-to-corp through 18th Street Consulting
Jan 06 - Jul 06
Sr. Java Developer
  • Developer for the Travelbahn software group, handling programming for web-based apps for Corporate Travel management. Systems supported: Traveler Profile, Pre-Trip Authorization and Web ID Client tool.
  • Performed System Analysis and planning for a migration of all web application from in-house MVC framework to Struts. Prepared business & tech docs for enhancements & releases.
  • Wrote code in Java, JSP, JSTL, Stored Procedures and Ajax for platform including Tomcat, Oracle, TopLink, Amadeus, Apollo, Galileo, Sabre, and Worldspan.
  • Telecommuted from home and coordinated with team through VPN/chat/conference calls.
ABN AMRO (Chicago)
Basis: W2 through IT vendor Spry Solutions
May 05 - Jan 06
Sr. Java Developer
  • Java developer for MaxTrad, a web-based software suite with single point access to initiating import letters of credit, purchase order management, supply chain management, and preparation of export documents. See
  • Developed presentation-layer for the Import Letter of Credit workflow, including multi-tabbed forms with over 50 dynamically-generated input fields. Wrote code in Java, JSP, JSTL, Struts and Ajax on platform including EJB, Websphere, Oracle and SQL Server. Development tools included WSAD, CVS and Harvest.
  • Worked onsite at client ABN-AMRO (NYSE:ABN, $670 bil total assets).
IES Abroad (Chicago)
Basis: W2/direct hire
July 03 - May 05
Web Software Engineer
  • Architected company website ( replacing an older and increasingly brittle ASP/IIS system. Developed XML-based content management system and a flexible, extensible page templating system around 40 different study abroad programs in 26 centers in 19 countries
  • Wrote code in Java, JSP, Struts, Tiles, XML, XSL and Ajax on platforms involving Tomcat, Apache, Oracle, mysql and Empower. Development tools included Intellij, CVS, svn, jira, bugzilla
  • Developed Online Application and Catalog Request, two high-volume, multi-step webapps critical for company revenue.
  • Managed technical requirements using Bugzilla and Jira to coordinate between technical and marketing teams.
  • Developed company's web branding Style Guide in collaboration with Design & Marketing
  • Managed builds and promotions to preview and production web servers using svn, bash and scp
UBS Warburg (Chicago)
Basis: W2 through IT vendor Adecco
Feb - Mar 03
Java Developer
  • Developed Get It!, a web-based software procurement workflow application now in wide use across the organization. Wrote code in Java, JSP & Ajax on a Tomcat, Oracle 9i and Documentum platform. Development tools included NetBeans, Clearcase
Expand Beyond Corp. (Chicago)
Basis: W2/direct hire
Jun 02 - Jan 03
Web Developer
  • Worked on flagship software product PocketDBA with 7-member Agile-based Java team. Practiced test-based coding, pair-programming, daily stand-ups, and bi-weekly releases.
  • Responsible for web-based tools for configuring product and provisioning licenses, and company website. Coded in Java, JSP, PHP, Stored Procedures, DTS Packages and Ajax on platform including Tomcat, Apache, Oracle, SQL Server and mysql. Development tools included Intellij, NetBeans, Bugzilla and Clearcase.
  • Created pre-launch Quality Control plans by developing use cases and acceptance tests, working with QA manager.
Quebecor World (Itasca, IL)
Basis: W2, recruiter placement
Dec 01 - Jun 02
Web Developer
  • Wrote and supported web-based Human Resources self-service applications (employee 401k self-management, personal data)
  • Wrote code in PHP, Lawson client-server and Ajax on platform including Apache, Lawson and Oracle. Development tools included CVS, PVCS, Visual Source Safe.
  • Developed an RSA Encryption layer for integration between Lawson ERP and outsourced web layer for management of Putnam 401k financials.
  • 40,000-employee print industry giant with $1.6 bil revenues. NYSE:IQW.
Maytag Corp (Chicago)
Basis: W2 through Giant Step
Aug 00 - Aug 01
Sr. Web Application Engineer
  • Team lead (13 developers) for major design and technology overhaul of Maytag Corp's website and online product catalogue.
  • Architected and developed the approaches for authentication, membership architecture, session management, cookie-management, URL-rewriting, auto-signin and sticky routing on Broadvision platform.
Giant Step Productions LLC (Chicago)
Basis: W2/direct hire
Apr 99 - Aug 00
Sr. Web Application Engineer
  • Leo Burnett/Publicis-owned full-service web integration company (200-employees), now under name Arc Worldwide
  • Consulted for to transition their dynamically-generated agent homepages (20,000 agents) from MS-Access backend to DB2 and manage content with ePrise system.
  • Developed numerous lead-generation and sweepstakes sites for clients Purina, Oldsmobile, Procter & Gamble, Vidal Sassoon, written in ASP, Javascript and Stored Procedures on IIS and MS SQL Server platform. Development tools included Visual Studio, Source Safe and in-house bug tracking tool
  • Coordinated with teams encompassing the full spectrum of web business (Design, Hosting, QA, User Experience, etc.). Developed coding standards and a month-long mentoring process for new employees.
Edwin Watts Golf Stores (Chicago)
Basis: W2 through Taproot Interactive Studio
Sep 98 - Apr 99
Lead Programmer
  • Developed ASP-based E-commerce website for golf retailer Edwin Watts ( and supported Perl-based E-commerce sites for Successories and Pace Communications. One site produced $268k in sales in first three months.
  • Designed MS-Access database to store products, customer data and purchases and ASP/IIS programming for online catalog, shopping cart, product features and third-party online payment software.
Bill Whitney Studios (Chicago, IL)
Basis: W2 through Spellbinders
Sep 97
  • Created online portfiolio for digital artist Bill Whitney
  • Written in DHTML and Javascript
Loyola University, Parmly Hearing Institute (Chicago)
Basis: W2, direct hire
Apr 95 - Sep 98
Research Associate
  • C, Java, X-11 Motif programming for experiments in hearing research
Sussex University, Experimental Psychology (Brighton, England)
Basis: W2, direct hire
Apr 93 - Apr 95
Research Associate
  • C, X-11 Motif, and Macintosh programming for experiments in hearing research
University of California, Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (Berkeley, CA)
Basis: Prize-funded
Jan 92 - Apr 93
Research Fellow
  • Position funded by winning Hunt Fellowship from the Acoustical Society of America
  • Research & Development of music synthesizer technology.
  • C programming on Sparc and NeXT computers.
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Basis: W2, Direct Hire
Sep 89 - Dec 91
  • LISP, X-11 and Macintosh Think-C programming for multimedia educational apps.
  • Wrote Digital Signal Processing code for interactive voice recording and analysis for client Ameritech.


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