Design & Development
Tony Trupp

503.933.3323
Thousand Oaks, CA

Summary

Specializing in Web Application Development & Information Architecture

  • Two decades of Full-Stack Web & Tech Industry Experience
  • 6+ Years IT Management Experience, through initial ideation, requirements gathering, UX design, user testing, development, testing, rollout and maintenance
  • Experience leading projects with Scrum/Agile, Kanban and Waterfall development methodologies.
  • Knowledgeable in modern front-end JavaScript / CSS frameworks and transpilers, like JQuery, Node, Express, React, Redux, SASS, NPM, Babel, Typescript, Grunt, and Webpack.
  • Fluent in Java, C# / .Net, PHP and server-side Javascript environments, object-orientated programming and test-driven development, with a keen interest in mobile development, microservices and cloud architecture.
  • B.S in Computer Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude graduate (3.98 GPA)
  • Innovative problem solver, with a professional attitude, diligent work ethic, clear communicator and a strong balance of creative and analytical skills.
 

Services

I am currently available for consulting work and development gigs. If you think I may be able to help your project, feel free to call me at 503.933.3323, or you use can use this site's contact form.

  • Consulting
  • IT Management
  • Information Architecture
  • Web-Application Development
  • Javascript Wizardry
  • Website Usability Reviews
  • Performance Tuning
  • Traffic, Statistics Monitoring
  • 3rd Party Website Marketing Systems
  • Consulting: Need to install a content management system on your website? Thinking about setting up a blog? Not being found by search engines? Not sure of the best way to take advantage of social networks? I can help point you in the right direction.
  • Information Architecture: If you're embarking on a new project and want to do it right, it's important to time up front with some serious planning. I can help with your wireframes, prototyping, and database design.
  • Web-Application Development: Building web-apps requires knowledge of a wide range of technologies. With over 10 years of experience building web-apps, I've learned how to do it right. I write clean code, the follow best-practices, and leverage existing libraries to get your project done quicker and cheaper.
  • Javascript Wizardry: Skillfull use of javascript can drastically improve your website's interfaces. It can help users get the information they're after faster, reduce errors, and lower their general frustration levels.
  • Website Usability Reviews: I'll help you improve the user experience on your website, so your audience will stay longer, and leave happier.
  • Performance Tuning: Is your website running to slow? Whether you want to speed up the browser's processing time and lower the bandwidth hit on the front end, or have some clunky database queries or inefficient code slowing things down on the backend, I can locate and resolve the issue.
  • Traffic and Statistics: Need help monitoring whos using your site, how long they're spending, and where you're loosing customers? Maybe you want to pull in more users or set up an advertising campaign, but don't know where to start?
 

Technologies

Java, J2EE, JSP, Servlets, ATG, Endeca, Spring, C#, .Net, Xamarin iOS / Android Native Mobile Apps, JavaScript (ES6/ES2015), JQuery, JQuery Mobile, React, Redux, Node.js, Express, Babel.js, Typescript, HTML5, CSS3, SASS / Less, Bootstrap, MVC, MVVM, OOP, PHP, JSON, XML, Git, SVN, MySQL / MariaDB, Oracle, Hibernate, MongoDB, Mongoose, Linux, Apache, Tomcat, Cloud Architecture (AWS, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2, S3), Scrum/Agile, SDLC, Jira, NPM, Grunt, Webpack, Jenkins, Ant, Photoshop
 

Experience

Director of Ecommerce

March 2016 - Present  Westlake Village, CA
Guitar Center / Musician's Friend
Helped drive user experience, product development, and site operations for GCI brands (GuitarCenter.com, Musiciansfriend.com, Music123.com, and WWBW.com). Planned, coordinated, and supervised all activities related to the design, development and rollout of new site features, enhancements and functionality. Collaborated on projects with marketing, merchandising and development teams. Provided web subject matter expertise and transition technology knowledge to clients and vendors/business partners. Helped participate in functional and business requirements, online help, feature lists, flow charts, interactive prototypes, and development guidelines. Collaborated on development roadmap with stakeholders to ensure prioritization of workload. Coordinated, reviewed, and approved the wireframes and visuals of the UX/UI Teams.

Web Development Manager

March 2012- March 2016  Westlake Village, CA
Guitar Center / Musician's Friend
Oversaw the transition of the Musician's Friend web development to the new corporate head quarters, hiring and training a team of new front-end web developers, and helped manage a team of offshore backend java developers. Established processes for ticket triage, prioritization and approval, lead agile/scrum sprints & daily stand-ups, QA, User Acceptance Testing, and code releases. Completed jquery mobile MusiciansFriend.com, resulting in 50% faster pageloads and a 40% lift in revenue. Migrated old GuitarCenter.com desktop and mobile websites to ATG/Endeca platform & new OMS system, running off shared code with MusiciansFriend.com.

Front-End Web Developer

2010-2012  Medford, OR
Musician's Friend / Guitar Center
Helped transition MusiciansFriend.com (44th largest e-retailer) & Music123.com to their next generation ATG Dynamo / Java platform. Took a lead role in integrating the BorderFree/FiftyOne International sales & shipping system, implementing Unica NetInsight & Adobe Omniture traffic analysis suites, optimizing front-end site performance, and converting the Woodwind & Brasswind site to the new platform. Assisted with Musicians Friend Mobile website. Trained the new front-end development team at the new Guitar Center location in California.

Full-Stack Developer

2007-2010  Portland, OR
Concrete CMS
ConcreteCMS was ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as Portland's top web design firm.  Assisted in the development of Lemonade, Time Magazine and CNN website of the year for 2007.  Helped to develop and launch the Concrete5 concrete management system at OSCON 2008, & joined them at SXSW 2010.  Involved in the design and development of various other web 2.0, e-commerce, and social networking websites, such as ShopText, Schoolpulse, WordStock Festival, getConcrete5, Sustainable Harvest, and Monsoon. Currently still sell & support a collection of my own concrete5 website plugins.

Front-End Developer

2007  Vancouver, WA
Dreamwatts / Powermand
Developed the AJAX/JAVA driven web-app for the Dreamwatts™ System by Powermand, Inc., comprised of a hardware / software solution for "Home Climate Control & Energy Management". We utilized the Spring MVC framework, Hibernate for database mapping, and a highly interactive AJAX/Javascript/Flash front-end.

Full-Stack Developer

1999-2015  AZ, WA, OR & CA
Freelance Web Design and Development
8+ years independent contracting experience in Website Design and Development with industry leading web firms. Specializing in Web 2.0 / AJAX driven interfaces, and complex web applications.

Business Development Manager

2006  Portland OR
SoldItLive.com
Business Development Manager for the IT department of SoldItLive, and performed the lead role in the design and development of the project.
 

Education

2001-2005 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ

B.S., Business Administration,
Emphasis in Computer Information Systems,
Photography Minor,
Visual Communications Minor near completion.
Summa Cum Laude Graduate, 3.98 GPA.

1999-2001 Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Honors Program, Dean's List, 4.0 GPA

2006 Portland Community College Portland, OR

(Continued Education) Completed Java course in preparation for the Sun Certification
Comptia Network+ Certification

2017 Xamarin University

Completed Xamarin Certification for cross platform iOS/Android mobile application development