Brian Rizzo

Web Developer • Buffalo, NY

About Me

An accomplished Web Developer with a strong background in e-commerce, web application development, and front end website design. I believe in a language agnostic approach, choosing the best language for the job.

Web Development Skills

  • Building large scale e-commerce websites
  • In-depth understanding of modern web practices
  • Developing cross-browser and cross-platform compatible solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of databases, servers, operating systems
  • Search Engine Optimization best practices
  • Superb debugging and problem solving skills

Areas of Expertise

  • Server side MVC frameworks
  • eCommerce web development
  • Responsive front end website design
  • User interface design
  • Application programming

Languages

  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • JSON, XML
  • HTML, CSS, Sass, Less
  • Java
  • Swift, Objective-C
  • C, C++

Favorite Frameworks & APIs

  • Magento Enterprise Edition
  • Wordpress
  • li₃ (Lithium PHP)
  • Apache, Node.Js
  • jQuery
  • Git

Professional Experience

E-commerce Web Developer

KegWorks, 01/2014 - present Buffalo, NY
KegWorks - Tools for Drinking
  • Maintaining a vast Magento Enterprise multi website application
  • Developing, modifying and maintaining front end Magento design packages
  • Designing, coding and testing backend Magento modules
  • Integrating third party Magento extensions into existing code base
  • Investigating, fixing, and debugging application code defects
  • Monitoring website and platform performance

Web Developer

Dave & Adam’s Card World, 04/2012 - 12/2013 Buffalo, NY
Dave & Adam's Card World
  • Provided programming support for a major e-commerce website
  • Contributed to the company's main e-commerce platform by developing various webpages, features, and sections
  • Built, modified, and maintained multiple supporting websites
  • Wrote numerous programs and scripts to execute and solve complex tasks

Freelance Web Developer

2010 - present Buffalo, NY
  • Participating in discussions with clients to establish website goals
  • Designing and developing websites to meet client needs
  • Administering hosting environments for multiple websites
  • Providing technical support to end users

Client Portfolio

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, May 2013

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media, May 2007

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

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