Matt Brundage

Résumé of Matt Brundage

Technical Knowledge

Extensive: strict HTML5, CSS, regular expressions, JavaScript, jQuery, ColdFusion, front-end page load optimization

Moderate: Responsive web design, browser support and compatibility, PHP, Section 508 and WCAG conformance (accessibility), Adobe Photoshop, SEO, WordPress, user experience

Dabbling: web server configuration (Apache httpd, htaccess), web security, data interchange (JSON and XML), databases (MySQL)


Bachelor of Science: Computer Studies

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
Magna Cum Laude

Associate of Arts: Information Systems

Montgomery College (Rockville, MD)
Cum Laude


Front-end Web Developer

Web development primarily for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Lead front-end developer for FAA's public-facing website, and their employee website (MyFAA), both ColdFusion-based
  • Converted site-wide video implementation from Flash to HTML5, with support for HTTP Live Streaming and closed captions.
  • Completely overhauled the template codebase and perform ongoing maintenance:
    • Implemented device-agnostic responsive design (RWD) for all screen sizes
    • Improved web typography, focusing on rhythm, spacing, size, and proportion
    • Created a comprehensive front-end test suite for template development
    • Restructured the template programming logic for efficiency and simplicity
    • Upgraded JavaScript libraries (jQuery, jQuery UI, various plugins)
    • Managed plugin upgrades/compatibility and template transition issues across site sections and pages
  • Tackle technical quality-control issues: fix outdated or inefficient code (CSS, JavaScript, markup), perform front-end page load optimization, page markup validation, Section 508 and WCAG compliance, JavaScript and jQuery refactoring and linting, et cetera.
  • Content Plus — one-off short-term projects that involve one or more of the following: significant programming logic, front-end development (visual layout/design), interactivity, data interchange/manipulation, forms
  • Write and curate web development documentation for FAA's collective offices and lines of business. Maintain documentation to reflect our evolving codebase and our internal web standards.
  • Other notable projects and initiatives:
    • Created HTML5-based interactive World War I and World War II timelines for the Department of the Interior’s American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).
    • Overhauled FAA Web Management applications, Attivio search implementation, Commercial Space Data, NextGen, ASH Hazmat, FAA Jobs, SiteMinder/MyAccess help desk rebranding
    • MyFAA version 3 launch: implemented template-level improvements to markup, CSS, and JavaScript. Improved employee search, among other areas.
    • Responsible for the presentation layer (CSS/JavaScript/images) of IdeaHub for the Department of Transportation. IdeaHub was an evolution of the old FAA-specific LeaderNET, of which I held a similar role.

Freelance Web Developer/Designer

  • 2002–present

I have built, overhauled, and maintained websites for a variety of small businesses and organizations. I strive to create functional and visually appealing layouts; to employ responsive design and ensure cross-browser compatibility; to conform to web standards (HTML5, CSS) and employ ethical SEO; and to keep content accessible (Section 508 and WCAG compliance). View my portfolio.

Technical Services Manager

Technical services for the Department of Energy library

  • Developed web sites and web applications for the Energy Library, including a reference librarian blog and a documentation wiki. Maintained library websites, including the online catalog and intranet.
  • Ensured Certification and Accreditation (C&A) of library-related computer systems and databases.
  • Maintained Microsoft Access databases: developed reports in VisualBasic.
  • Administered a Windows 2000 web and file server.
  • Managed cataloging and inventory control at DOE, including original and copy cataloging, weeding, and local MARC record editing.