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Jeremy Donson

OSS Strategic Technical Marketing Architect, Developer & Engineer

New York, NY



Enterprise Network System Host Deployments & Monitoring, Custom Unified Data Services, Integrated Web Services, Dev Ops/CI, Performance Tuning, Technical Project Management, Business Analysis for Complete Test-Driven Functional Spec.

Banking, Financial Services, Publishing, Web Startups, Hardware & Software Manufacturers, Big Pharma, Biotechs, Non-Profits, K-12 Schools and Universities… 

HANDS-ON EXPERT ROLES - Reverse Chronology 
Strategic Technical Marketing Architect – Last 5+ Years
- Multi-Platform & Multi-Site Enterprise Web Migrations To Federated CMS / CRM Domain Services 
- Technical Marketing Strategist for Coherent Digital Content & Messaging Strategies
- Full Spec Functional, Structural & Systems Solutions Architect, Including Mobile Services
- Business Process Workflow Strategy Solutions: Fundraising, Event Promo, E-Commerce, Grant Writing
Open Source Web + Data Services Engineer – Last 10+ Years
- Web & Data Services Architect; PHP & MySQL Developer
- LAMP / Drupal CMS Architect & Back-End Developer; PHP Trainer for CMS Themers 

 - Analytical & Media Software Engineer for DevOps, Production, Data Warehousing 

 - Dev Ops Workflow Infrastructure Architect & Engineer 

 - Functional Business Analyst & Technical Project Manager
- Enterprise App Integrations: Focus On OSS LAMP Stack 

 - Continuous Integration & Agile / Test- Driven Development 
Network Media & Data Systems Engineering – Last 15+ Years
- Certified Oracle 8i Database Administrator & MySQL 5.x Database Administrator / Designer 

 - Data Operations Center Manager: Logical & Physical Database Administrator 

 - Big Data Architect and Logical Process Modeling 

 - Designer and Engineer of Enormous Data Warehouse Analytics Systems.
- Digital Media Client-Server Custom Hardware Systems Engineer: Solaris / Apple / Windows
- Digital Media Processing Technical Production Workflows
- Custom data API design for both transactional and ETL data warehouse systems, from hardware up. 

 - Network Systems & Data Solutions Engineer
- Enterprise Server Operations Management and Scaling Engineer
- System Benchmarking and Physical Load Throughput Testing: local-lan-wan 

 - Open Systems IT Manager; Extreme Media Processing Systems Knowledge

Work Experience

Hands-On Client Drupal CMS Architect + Internal IT Manager

Centric Digital, NYC
New York, NY

October 2013 to Present

Architected custom enterprise Drupal 7 Content Management System solutions for two giant non-profit organizations. Gathered all tech reqs from client Marketing, IT and Dev staff for federated sites from 6+ large sites in two nations. Working directly with clients, completed all technical deliverables for the first Statement of Work (SOW 1). Provided technical sales support and engineering for Open Source Software (OSS) Content Management System (CMS) platforms. CMS custom solutions include distributed event fundraising campaign workflows, with federated and local strategies for print, web, email, social networking, mobile messaging. Designed logical data models for federated governance of distributed campaign content. Created CMS-CRM technical enterprise integration project plans across heterogenous LAN/WAN network environments, including LAN and WAN monitoring tools. 
Proposed Second Statement of Work (SOW 2) with complete detailed technical project planning for highly distributed systems, software, engineers and developers. Provided detailed schematics with budgeted tasks to pave roadmap with open source hardware, software, and services. Supported custom Drupal 7 CMS theming template creation. Assembled required custom CMS features into build for proper choice of Drupal modules, themes and staff workflow tools. 
Made business case for OSS support/migrations/management and for integrated Dev Ops + Production LAMP stacks. Compared CMS platforms and hosting vendors with wide range of Marketing and IT criteria, including Gardner Group Study reviews. Proposed custom non-profit Drupal 7 distribution for CMS-CRM integration testing: Additionally, as tech lead for Centric Digital's CTO, forged Centric Digital's first internal IT dept by providing all hardware and software support for Apple OS X systems and mobile devices, including Android. Trained and supported Centric Digital IT Manager in all aspects of Apple systems management. 
Skills Used 
Technical Project Management 
Enterprise Integration Architect 
Business Analyst 
Logical and Physical Data Architect 
CMS Workflow Developer 
LAMP Engineer

Director of Web and Data Services

LocalVox, Inc.
New York, NY

April 2013 to July 2013

• Data-driven local web marketing for rapidly-growing businesses 
• Complete software architecture and integration across environments.

Senior Systems Engineer / Drupal Architect / LAMP Engineer

CPX Interactive, Inc.
New York, NY

February 2013 to April 2013

• Cloudera Enterprise Manager Admin and Dev Training 
• Amazon, Puppet, Aegir, Drupal and Git enterprise integration.

Back End Drupal Developer and LAMP Web Systems Engineer

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

December 2012 to February 2013

• Network, Systems and Application Architect 
• Drupal 7 Migrations and Module Development

Web Services Engineer

Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

December 2012 to January 2013

Drupal 6/7/8 roadmap planning and migrations. 
Database, apache, php, git, Linux.

Drupal Developer & Architect / LAMP Engineer

ThinkDrop Consulting
New York, NY

August 2012 to October 2012

Custom application modeling, design and development. 
Drupal Aegir, Drupal and Git enterprise integration.

Drupal Developer and Architect

American Media, Inc.
New York, NY

June 2012 to August 2012

Supporting migrations from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. 
Architecting and developing several custom Drupal 6 and 7 modules for publishing.

Drupal Architect, DBA, LAMP Dev Ops Engineer

Penton Media
New York, NY

February 2012 to May 2012

Focus on scale-up of Data Center Operations MySQL. 
Regular OS/database deployment, testing, recovery and query tuning. 
Replication and network clustering. 
Migrating about 75 large sites to Drupal 7.x in ~6 months, sans adverse impact.
MySQL database migrations and custom platform integrations. 
Coordinating better change management policies.
Architect stored routines in Core Drupal 7 API to reduce PHP code complexity and improve performance. 
Support operations staff to ensure optimum system stability and performance.

Software Architect and Operations Engineer    

Wendr, Inc.
New York, NY

January 2012 to April 2012

-  Wendr is the iPhone Net App that helps you & friends plan what you are doing tonight. 
- MySQL Operations Data Center infrastructure design. 

- iPhone iOS 5 ObjC Application Architecture and Testing 
- LAMP Server REST OOP API Architect 

- Big Data Warehouse Analytics Engineering 

- Operations Stats, Thresholds and Notifications. 
- Systems Testing: Benchmarks and Load Tests 
- Network, Systems and Database Engineering

Database Systems Engineer & Data Warehouse Architect

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

January 2011 to October 2011

Clustered MySQL Engineer: Architected, deployed & migrated dozens of MySQL instances. Drupal-LAMP-Java Team Dev Ops Engineer: Testing logic & performance while promoting code thru git repos. Multi-Petabyte Data Warehouse Engineer/DBA: Aster nCluster & MicroStrategies data analytics. Search Engine Marketing & Optimization Project: Logical & physical data architect for semantic retail search analytics project.

Network MySQL DBA, PHP Dev, Data Warehouse Architect

adMarketplace, Inc

August 2010 to December 2010

All Network Data Operations, 24-7. 
PHP + Stored Procedures + SEO-SEM API. 
Provided all back-end network architecture & dev team support for online search keyword exchange. MySQL & R Stats Data Warehouse Automation: InfoBright + R.

MySQL Replication DBA, Software Architect, Project Manager

Yahoo, Inc and RightMedia, Inc

February 2010 to July 2010

Advanced Drupal 6.x & PHP 5.x Team Dev Web App API Integration. MySQL 5.1 / 5.5 Upgrades; Advanced Stored Procedure Dev and Tuning. Designed benchmarks for massive scaling of network grid data operations. Supported Drupal and LAMP apps for many dev teams, including several software localization and internationalization teams.

Senior Network Database Admin & LAMP Developer

Athena Capital Research LLC

January 2009 to February 2010

Network Database Engineering for Multi-Petabyte Financial Service Trading Systems. Trading Systems Data API Architecture & Performance Monitoring Tools. C++/Ruby Dev Team Code Testing & Back End Renovation Sans Production Impact.

Senior Database Administrator & PHP Developer

Hearst Digital Media

February 2008 to September 2008

Supported 20+ instances of MySQL 24/7 using InnoDB & Replication, including code testing & change management. All performance tuning and network failover solutions designed for maximum performance, uptime and fast recovery. Built PHP Web Monitoring & InnoDB Stats Tracking Tools. Architected MySQL Data Warehouse for Weekly Analytical Demographics & Statistics Reports

Drupal Architect, Developer, LAMP Engineer

Rodale Publishing

April 2007 to January 2008

Giant magazine publisher with no LAMP Experience decides to bring Drupal 6.x in-house. With team of Drupal developers, provided complete migration support from legacy proprietary CMS to LAMP stack. Complete Oracle 10i => MySQL 5.0 Migration Engineering, Features Integration and Testing. Coordinated with Rodale LAN Unix and Java dev teams to bring Drupal / LAMP stack in-house. Taught existing Oracle DBA’s how to manage and troubleshoot network MySQL 24/7.

K-12 Test Prep Trainer & Coach / Math Teacher

Stanley Kaplan, Inc. & NYC Public Unified School System

September 2004 to March 2007

Trained principals and faculty across NYC to engage kids in learning K-12 test prep strategies. Built Open Source MySQL statistical data warehouses from raw NY State exam and student performance data.

Network Media, Pub & Tel Test Lab Manager / Engineer / Developer

Miller Freeman

June 2002 to September 2004

Designed and managed test laboratory focused on cutting-edge network media, publishing and telephony technology. Engineered all systems testing to improve trade shows, corp infrastructure and tech mag review writers. Coordinated promo vendor tools / frameworks for system load testing, application profiling and benchmarking. Wrote many published articles on network server throughput and parallelization of database server threads.

Morgan / Chase Oracle Warehouse Architect, Analytics Developer & Admin

CitiBank, Inc

December 1999 to June 2002

Hired by Marketing Department at CitiBank, Inc. to write SAS auditing scripts to rapidly verify daily Acxiom, Inc. data processing services vendor. After just three months, I was tasked by CitiBank management to migrate all historical data from vendor archives into new in-house Custom Time Series Data Warehouse. This represented about ten years (2 Petabytes) of credit card demographics and financial banking data. 
Within about six months, the following tasks were achieved: 
Validated all raw archived data in place during evening vendor maintenance windows. 
Devised flexible logical models and performant physical models to support ongoing time-series analytics. 
Set up a RedHat Linux Data Warehouse system with massively parallelized disk io, running Oracle 9i. 
Migrated all raw historical data to dedicated local Linux / Oracle Data Warehouse system. 
Developed PL/SQL Time-Series Warehouse REST API + Aggregation Schemes + CSV Export + Browser Tools. 
Validated Logical and Performance Requirements to the Satisfaction of Bank Management and Vendor. 
Automated daily data migrations, plus all daily, weekly/monthly/quarterly Data Warehouse Analytics reports. 
Trained many developers to create consistent and performant tools to leverage historical trends. Trained IT department staff to manage data warehouse validations, loads and scripts. 
Next I was sent to JP Morgan / Chase Manhattan Bank, another local Acxiom client, where I basically implemented the same in-house solutions listed above in their Data Processing department. These successful experiences using RedHat Linux for enterprise data process was my first step towards open source platforms and API’s.


Unix and Oracle Enterprise Application Development in Database Analysis, Design, Development, DBA, Technical Documentation and Curriculum Design

Columbia University in the City of New York

January 2000 to January 2002

BS in Molecular Medicine & Biochemistry

University of California, San Francisco - School of Medicine

January 1993 to January 1993

Pre-Med in Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

University of San Francisco

January 1990 to January 1993

BA in Philosophy, Math and History of Science

Sarah Lawrence College

January 1986 to January 1990


Drupal, MySQL DBA, Data Warehouse Architecture, Social Networking, Logical Data Modeling, php, PHP Frameworks, Performance Testing, Unit Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Software Project Management, Technical Illustration, Technical Writing, Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, Technical Documentation, bash, oracle, MySQL database design, API, REST, SQLite, SQL, ERD, LAMP, Git, Database Analysis, Test-Driven Agile team LAMP development, integration and API architecture., Project management, prototyping and requirement specifications, roadmaps, code testing and promotion, server architecture, performance scaling, automated network operations and git repository management.


Apple OS X Certified Admin

RedHat 6 Linux Systems Administrator

Oracle 8i Database Administrator

MySQL 5.x Database Administrator


OSS CMS Drupal Meetup

Additional Information

Interests: Team Web Dev, MySQL, Drupal, Jazz, Software, Education, Math, Biochemistry