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)

Education

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

Experience

Front-end Web Developer (officially Applications Analyst/Developer IV)

September 2021–present with Karsun Solutions (Herndon, VA)
January 2008–August 2021 with Network Designs (McLean, VA)
June 2007–December 2007 with Ettain Group (Reston, VA)

Web development primarily for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

  • Lead front-end developer for FAA's public-facing website, FAA.gov 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 FAA.gov 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

2001–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

March 2007–May 2007 with 2020 Company (Falls Church, VA)
February 2005–March 2007 with Library Systems and Services, Inc. (LSSI) (Germantown, MD)

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.