Robert D Payne
Work History
Jan 2006 - Present
RDP TechSolutions, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Since January, 2010, I have been steadily engaged as a contract/freelance WordPress Developer.  Typical examples of the work performed include:

  • Development using PHP, mySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS/HTML5
  • Building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Development of website backends, including WordPress taxonomies, custom fields, customized database configuration, and external APIs
  • Working with mySQL and creating custom SQL queries
  • Maintenance and development of ETL (extract, transform, load) processes that perform database inserts and/or updates
  • Custom post type management
  • Some development of responsive website frontends, using HTML and CSS Media Queries and the Bootstrap Framework.
  • Development of WordPress Plug-ins
  • Troubleshoot and resolve usability and technical issues on existing client sites
  • Test and deploy feature and plugin updates to existing client sites
  • Utilize debugging tools such as XDebug and Chrome Inspector
  • Utilize object-oriented programming principles
  • Working with source control tools such as GitHub
Quality Control Specialist
Oct 2005 – Jan 2006
ExpertTech Solutions, Los Angeles, CA
  • Used MS SQL Server to maintain records of electrical components for a system that allowed suppliers and manufacturers to facilitate sourcing transactions.
  • Provided quality control and generated SQL reports to analyze user activity and service issues.
  • Responsible for the oversight of imported inventory data from suppliers of electrical components.
  • Ran SQL scripts to validate data for production tables and for staging tables.
  • Handled system updates, troubleshooting and prepared import specifications.
Web & Software Developer
Jun 2005 – Sep 2005
VisionCore Consulting, Irvine, CA
  • Wrote customized development applications for the Yardi property management software.
  • Prepared client-side applications in ASP.NET, VB.NET, Visual SourceSafe and Oracle 9i.
  • Developed tables, views, stored procedures and functions in both SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Produced code for a real estate market report using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Intranet Application Developer
Jan 2004 – Jun 2005
Triton Acceptance Corporation, Brea, CA
  • Coded complex object-oriented intranet workflow application related to loan creation, underwriting, funding and loan servicing.
  • Produced Intranet web application with ASP.NET, VB.NET and MS SQL Server 2000.
  • Developed MSMQ and BatchQueue framework to schedule multithreaded batch reporting.
  • Created ASP.NET Web User Control to produce dynamic, self-rendering forms.
  • Coded behaviors, JavaScript, and web services to dynamically populate browser list controls.
  • Developed tables, views, stored procedures and functions in MS SQL Server 2000.
Web & Software Developer
Apr 2002 - Mar 2003
Obsidian Technologies, Tustin, CA
  • Managed CRM, recruiting and retailing web applications for Herbalife distributors.
  • Coded a complex object-oriented web application using ASP.NET, ADO.NET, VB.NET, and JavaScript for online registrations, contact management, task management, web services and lead purchasing.
  • Developed administrative backend to manage authorization and authentication, user information, purchased services and billing.
  • Designed applications for e-mail campaigns and automatic daily billing of CRM subscriptions.
  • Produced form letters and billing statements in Crystal Reports.
  • Developed tables, views, stored procedures and functions in MS SQL Server 2000.
Chattahoochee Technical College
HTML and CSS Series
  • Advanced CSS3 and HTML5
  • Intermediate CSS3 and HTML5
  • Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5
Client/Server and Web Development Techniques with SQL Server
California State University, Fullerton – University Extended Education
Visual Basic
1998 - 1999
California State University, Fullerton – University Extended Education
Microsoft Access
1998 - 1999
California State University, Fullerton – University Extended Education
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
1992 - 1993
California State University, Fullerton
Associate of Arts, Business Administration
1989 - 1991
Fullerton College
Associate of Arts, Economics
1989 - 1991
Fullerton College
Presentation Layer
HTML • CSS • JavaScript • jQuery & jQuery UI • AJAX • JSON
Business Layer
PHP • Object Oriented Programming (OOP) • Settings API • Options API • Administration Menus • Custom Post Types • Custom Taxonomies • Shortcodes • Actions and filters • Custom hooks
Data Layer
MySQL • SQL • Views • Stored procedures and functions