About Jan

An interface designer & web developer living in Victoria B.C. with more than ten years of experience. I make usable and beautiful web sites & applications adhering to web standards and provide usability & accessibility consulting. I have worked on a wide range of projects from static web sites to ecommerce platforms, applications and frameworks.


Skills & Experience

Web & Application Interface Design
Strong knowledge of web standards, accessibility & usability requirements, user experience & interaction, information architecture, responsive design & mobile and Apple Human Interface Guidelines. Mac & iOS application design experience.
Front-end & Back-end Web Development
Strong knowledge of W3C specifications, cross-browser compatibility, programming (applications, frameworks, content management etc.) and scripting.
Languages include: (X)HTML, CSS, XML/XSLT, Perl, PHP, SQL, JavaScript/jQuery etc.
System & Network Administration
Unix administration via CLI, diagnosing hardware & software faults, and virtualization.
Experience includes: FreeBSD, Linux, Lighttpd, Nginx, Apache, BIND, Postfix, OpenSSH, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Subversion, Git, ZFS etc.
Project Management
Time management, ability to work under deadline on multiple concurrent projects, dividing projects into milestones & deliverables, researching & documenting issues, policy, end-user & developer documentation, preparing payment schedules & contracts and management of contractors.

Employment

UI / UX Architect & Web Developer, BitPiston Studios Ltd.

2011 – Present

Front & back-end web development, interface & interaction design, unix system & network administration, writing technical documents, and project management.

Lead Web Developer, 5381 Studios Ltd.

2012 – 2013

Front & back-end web development, user interaction design, unix system & network administration, and training developers on our framework and APIs.

Technical Support Supervisor, 5381 Studios Ltd.

2011 – 2012

Establishing in house technical support department for PC & Mac software, handling escelations, training staff, preparing reports, developing support procedures, and writing documentation.

Quality Assurance Analyst, 5381 Studios Ltd.

2011

QA testing software for Windows & Mac, and reproducing & documenting issues.

Interface Designer & Web Developer, Freelance

2003 – 2011

Interface design, web development, consulting, system & network administration, and managing FreeBSD-based virtualized web hosting services.

IT Technician, Tech Electrical Contracting Ltd.

2010

Consulting, networking, and programming computerized electrical & SCADA systems.


Volunteering

Web Developer, Capital Region Good Food Society

2011 – 2013

Web design & development, system administration, site updates and maintenance.

Computer Lab Assistant, Literacy Victoria

2011 – 2012

Assisting and tutoring adult learners on computers and with technology.


Code Samples & Portfolio

Access to recent code, primarily Perl with XSLT, is available via the web and git:
https://github.com/BitPiston/Oyster

A partial portfolio of design work is available via the web on my personal site:
http://janpingel.com/


Education & Training

SCADA Systems & Industrial Networks

2010

Completed certification with the Petroleum Institute for Continuing Education.


References

Available by request.