CHRISTOPHER MATHERS

Cell: (347) 623-4724

ABOUT ME

Senior front-end developer skilled in all areas of presentation layer web development and pixel perfect rendering. 15+ years of experience designing and building dynamic/responsive user interfaces for small and enterprise-scale applications, architecting large CSS/HTML solutions, managing teams of 4-8 members, providing estimates and scoping, recruitment. Frameworks, templates, and scripting languages include JavaScript frameworks/libraries, Ruby on Rails, Flex/ActionScript, JSP/Velocity/Freemarker, PHP/WordPress, XSLT, and GWT. Adept at responsive web techniques, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX development, progressive enhancement/graceful degradation, and mobile web development.

Consistently recognized for meeting strict deadlines, a strong work ethic, creative problem solving, management and leadership skills. Constant effort to maintain a professional and high quality product, especially where visible to the public. Clients include: HBO, Bloomberg, Citi, Northern Trust, Prudential, Sears, State Street, and CIO.com.

EXPERTISE

Professional capabilities Technical Skills

EXPERIENCE

HBO – Consultant (since Aug. 2012)

America's most successful premium television company.

Front-end development of cutting-edge consumer web experiences utilizing HTML5/CSS3, AngularJS and Backbone JavaScript frameworks, jQuery library, Microsoft SmartGlass (companion application for Xbox).

Launched May 2014: hboshop.com Responsive web site displays customized world map and links to HBO retail shops worldwide on all popular desktop and mobile devices.

Launched April 2014: talk.hbo.com Re-skinned desktop and mobile forum site hosted by Lithium and single sign-on process. Applied styles to server-rendered Freemarker pages using, almost exclusively, an external SCSS/CSS file.

Launched November 2013: a mobile version (currently iPad only) of HBO.com.

Launched April 2013: a Xbox second-screen experience for the "Game of Thrones" season three.

Roundarch – Lead Interactive Developer (Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2012)

Designs and implements portal, content management, and integration solutions for some of the world's largest public and private organizations. Specializing in web experiences, rich web and mobile applications, digital marketing campaigns and more.

Typical tasks include the architecting of large-scale CSS structures and HTML markup, leading teams of 4-8 developers in "styling" web applications, scoping and assignment of tasks, oversight and review of team members, and recruitment.

Front-end development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript/AJAX, Flex, Ruby on Rails, Java templating, XSLT, and GWT.

Clients include: Bloomberg Law (Flex and RoR applications), Bloomberg Sports, Citi, Northern Trust, Prudential, US Army, CIO.com, Sears, Amex, Northern Trust, Mastercard, Starwood, Avis, and State Street

TheStreet.com – Content Management Developer (Oct. 2000 – Oct. 2006)

Subscription based financial news website with content published in numerous formats including several web sites, PDFs, text/XML feeds, text/HTML e-mails.

Developed JSP and StoryServer templates for outputting rendered HTML. Integrated data and business logic using HTML/Javascript/CSS, JSP/XSL templates, Texis search engine. Edited Java methods/classes. Created database scripts. Maintained various import scripts and templates which performed full-text searches on all TheStreet.com content and rendered results quickly and accurately.

Designed graphical user interface used throughout proprietary publishing system, customer service application, and other tools.

US Interactive– Software Engineer (March 2000 – October 2000)

Java, XML, Tcl, Story Server, Rational Process, ColdFusion

Associate Programmer (Aug. 1999 – March 2000) Edited HTML, JavaScript, and ASP code on small and large scale sites, including major redesign of RCA and Deloitte Consulting.

PORTFOLIO

www.xemedia.com

Includes some self-designed and promoted small business web sites and well as screen-shots showing finished pages found on several restricted corporate web sites.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

(1981 – present) Professional musician – double bass/electric bass. Master of Arts: Double Bass – Manhattan School of Music

(1981 – present) Private instruction, all instruments and voice. Bachelor of Science: Music Education – West Chester University of Pennsylvania

(1981 – 1988) Public school music educator – Virginia and Germany