Objective

I am seeking a web development or writing and editing position where my wide-ranging skills can support the organization’s mission and contribute to its success.

Experience

Web.com Group (Network Solutions) Herndon, VA
Web Developer / Team Lead • November 2009 – Present

  • Oversaw a team of front-end web developers working on the public-facing Network Solutions storefront, a Java-based enterprise web site.
  • Performed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development tasks. Made heavy use of jQuery and other JavaScript libraries.
  • Worked closely with other teams, including the Java development, marketing, graphic design, quality assurance, and product teams.
  • Developed internal tools and documented the operation of complex systems.

Plexus Scientific Corp. • Alexandria, VA
Web Developer / Team Lead • August 2004 – November 2009

  • Oversaw a content management team for the Department of Defense’s DENIX web site, two U.S. Army web sites, and the Plexus corporate web site.
  • Performed HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development tasks.
  • Planned the analysis and migration of over 54,000 pieces of content to a new platform and led the effort to execute the migration.
  • Configured, maintained, and documented internal platforms.

International Food Information Council • Washington, DC
Media Relations Assistant • March 2002 – June 2004

  • Wrote and edited press releases and other documents.
  • Responded to email media inquiries.
  • Tracked media reports and collected statistical data.
  • Developed internal tracking and reporting tools using database software.

Education

George Mason University • Fairfax, VA
Bachelor of Science, Public Administration • May 2004

  • Multidisciplinary degree with focus on government and nonprofit management, computer applications, and business administration.
  • Concentrations in Information Technology and Electronic Journalism.
  • Wide-ranging major and elective coursework included government, public policy, history, personnel management, accounting, law, and more.

Skills

Problem Solving • on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency.

  • Improved Content Management efficiency at Plexus, resulting in an average 50% reduction in time-to-post for DENIX user requests.
  • Developed a media inquiry tracking database for IFIC that cut tracking time and effort in half and improved analysis capability.

Computers & Internet • broad experience with technology.

  • Proficient with computers running Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux. Comfortable in a shell environment and troubleshooting computer problems.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and the Adobe Creative Suite. Gains in-depth understanding of applications quickly.
  • Many years of experience developing web sites, including work with Apache, PHP, Java, and content management systems like WordPress and Joomla.

Writing & Editing • able to generate clear, effective prose.

  • Familiar with Chicago, MLA, and Associated Press styles.
  • Able to learn new styles quickly.
  • Can target technical or non-technical audiences with ease.

Leadership • experience in technology leadership.

  • Managed complex workloads on the Network Solutions web team and consistently led the team to deliver difficult projects on-time.
  • Maintained high client satisfaction levels while managing the Plexus Content Management team.

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Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.