Kurt Jarchow

Senior Developer/Consultant

Toronto, ON

E : [email protected]
W : http://dev-kurtjarchowcom.pantheonsite.io

Professional Profile

I’m a long-term strategic thinker who love technology, enjoys being creative, and takes unique approaches to solve problems.

Work Experience
Senior DeveloperAPR 2009 – PRESENT
Morgan McKinley

Main Achievements:

  • Grew single website into a global marketing project, responsible for 1000% growth of traffic and revenue.
  • Implemented an Agile project management environment within multiple teams within the company.
  • Created high-level portfolio management strategies with marketing team.
  • Consulting on general UX strategy of business, including several mobile initiatives.

Technical Work:

  • Developed and designed multinational websites with using a traditional LAMP stack.
  • Drupal development with SOLR web service based Lucene search engine.
  • Implemented a scalable and secure global server architecture, including separate web, CDN, caching, and database servers.
  • Worked in a heavily competitive SEO environment, implementing and researching industry best practices.
Client Partner July 2015 – August 2016
Freeform Solutions

Consulting and development work in the non-profit sector.

  • Consulting with clients to understand and solve business and technical problems.
  • Assuming proxy Product Owner/Product Manager responsibilities internally for clients.
  • Preparing proposals and responding to client RFPs.
  • Completed agile project management education.
  • Performed high level requirement gathering with clients, and organized work internally with developers.
  • Lead regular meetings with clients, and was responsible for client happiness.
Professor Jan 2015 – June 2015
Durham College

Teaching students about web design and development.

Web Developer MAR 2013 – July 2015
Freeform Solutions

Consulting and development work in the non-profit sector.

  • Developed websites for a variety of non-profit clients, including Oxfam Canada, Amnesty International, UofT, Edmonton Food Bank, and many others.
  • Designed and developed mobile-first, responsive design websites.
  • Developed using CMS platforms Drupal and WordPress.
  • Advised on Content Strategy, SEO, and UX strategies.
Senior Web Developer APR 2008 – APR 2009
Premier Group Recruitment

Took the role after taking a leap and moving to Ireland. Shared my developing websites and contributing to the strategic vision of the team.

  • Secured .NET Web Services development serving global websites
  • Developed and designed multinational websites with PHP and integration with NuSoap Web Services
  • Optimization websites using Memcache, Varnish HTTP accelerator, and CSS/JS compression techniques
  • AJAX and JQuery based interfaces written over top .NET, PHP, and Drupal platforms
  • Integral part of design and interface with new projects
Web Applications Developer APR 2004 – MAR 2008
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Developed and designed business .NET multi-tiered applications using primarily C#
  • Utilized MapPoint technology in the .NET framework
  • Designed AJAX user interfaces and form validation
  • Conducted team presentations for new product ideas and business proposals
  • Used business analysts skills, gathering requirements and custom coded on intranet SharePoint sites
  • Prepared test plans, data, and user documentation
Junior Web Applications Developer SUMMER 1997 and 2003
CIBC Wood Gundy
  • Designed and wrote a web solution for a trading risk management reporting system
  • Used Java Script and ASP to interface with an MS SQL Server
  • Developed intranet document management application
  • Prepared existing applications for W2K compliance
Certificate in E-Business & Web MarketingJAN 2010 – JUN 2010
University of Toronto

Took a certificate program for e-business and web marketing to enhance my knowledge of the business side of websites.

Web Developer Diploma2002 – 2004
Durham College
Technical Skills
HTML5, CSS3, DrupalExpert
LESS, Twitter BootstrapAdvanced
Memcache, Varnish HTTP AcceleratorIntermediate
Lucene, SOLR WebserviceAdvanced
XML, JSON, API IntegrationAdvanced
Javascript, jQueryAdvanced
Git Version ControlIntermediate
C#, ASP.net MVCIntermediate
Node.js, Socket.ioBeginner
MySQL, Oracle, MS SQLIntermediate