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Grant K. Rauscher
web development & design services



Education


Bachelor of Arts
Chemistry
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

May, 1995

NY State Regents Diploma
Hamilton High School
Hamilton, NY

June, 1991



Employment


Senior Development & Operations Engineer
Achieve3000 Inc.
Lakewood, NJ

8/15 - present
develop & administer reading curriculum software used by students, teachers and administrators.
differentiated literacy instruction for nonfiction reading and writing that's precisely tailored to each student's Lexile® reading level.


Chief Technology Officer
Smarty Ants Inc.
San Rafael, CA

11/11 - 7/15
architect, develop & support reading curriculum software used by students, teachers and administrators.
optimization and scaling to allow C10k usage and near real-time reports with AWS (VPC, ELB, ASG, EC2, RDS, SES, S3, CloudFront, CloudWatch, Route 53),
Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, perlbal, memcached, Java, JSON/AJAX, Subversion, git and proxy caching hardware.


Internet Engineer
Sony Television
Los Angeles, CA

4/02 - present
architect & administer secure infonet for remote production management, publishing dynamic media associated with
each shoot, emphasizing 3D venue/stage/set model within existing process of planning, building & recording
install, configure & administer Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Python, ZOPE, PIL, GD, ffmpeg, AWStats


Internet Engineer
2C Productions & Studio
San Rafael, CA

6/00 - present
system, network and information engineering for variety of projects including network/server hosting, software application architecture
and deployment, project/organization management, media and event production, landscape and physical modelling, artist/musician & small
business/organization promotion via web sites, mailing lists, print design & publication, audio/videography & live performances


Internet Engineer
GX Studios, Inc.
New York, NY

9/07 - 6/09
systems admin, net-app architecture, messaging, integration, SVN build/release management, automation, development, design integration, deployment optimization including redundancy with failover, monitoring, documentation, testing. manage node-based service pools using Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, PERL, perlbal, MogileFS, memcached, memcacheq, SmartFoxServer, Java, ant, monit


Internet Engineer
Inter-Mission
Los Angeles, CA

8/07 - 4/08
instantiate, customize and administer CiviCRM portal enabling event & project
collaboration for individual member organizations individually and as selected combination workgroups
install, configure & administer Apache, PHP, MySQL, Drupal, CiviCRM, OpenSSL, Authorize.NET, TinyMCE


Internet Engineer
Broken Heart Dolls
San Mateo, CA

4/06 - 7/08
template, develop and launch specified site design template for e-commerce infant apparel business.
fix and customize shopping cart scripts, database schema and site workflow, manage template
revisions and publish across site, integrate Authorize.NET merchant gateway


Internet Engineer
ACM SIG-CHI Bulletin
New York, NY

6/04 - 5/07
build intuitive content management system according to spec for Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group's
collaborative public site, integrate static design template & apply subsequent updates, support production use of its live
editing/publishing framework, host/admin/deploy dynamic web application with role-based permissions as replacement
for static site, assist in live migration to ACM servers


Internet Engineer
Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Oakland, CA

5/01 - 3/09
lead server architect including dev/admin, deploy SiteBoiler content management system for MaynardIJE.org, ReznetNews.org,
BlackCollegeWire.org, AAJA.org, NAMME.org, NAJA.org and support MKMedia in third-tier client projects. install, configure &
administer Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Python, ZOPE, Drupal, WordPress, AWStats, Zorum


Internet Engineer
Broadband Mechanics, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

10/99 - 9/00
lead server developer architecting distributed multimedia systems primarily developed using JavaScript, XML-RPC/SOAP, XML/XSLT
evaluate object- & xml-DBMSs for RPCs by distributed runtimes. design, develop, test & refine distributed software components.
manage development of software components by internal and remote teams.  encapsulate modules for integration, e.g. Salesforce.com,
subscribe to services contextually, e.g. Google Search API, FedEx tracking


Internet Engineer
Millward Brown Interactive
San Francisco, CA

6/99 - 9/99
market research technology development and administration deployed and managed web-based market research studies
adapted & maintained web solicitation engine (JavaScript/Perl) exported survey results from Oracle 7 for further data analysis
scripted real-time reports from live survey data in Oracle DB


Internet Engineer
Maus Haus
San Mateo, CA

9/98 - 5/99
SF Design Center
media
design
content
architecture
eFax.com



Internet Engineer
Mountain Lake Software, Inc.
( now Able Minds, Inc. )

San Francisco, CA

7/97 - 8/98
Webmaster of Young Composers, Cyberteens Zeen, Cyberteens Art Gallery, Vivian Rose's celebrity interviews & movie reviews, and advertising (on Cyberkids & Cyberteens).
Technical and product support, sales and marketing assistance, software design and development, web design and maintenance.


Marketing Assistant
Instructional Publishing Group
Scholastic Inc.
New York, NY

10/95 - 5/97
Technology Marketing Assistance : Leadership Experience :
strategic navigation of educational software market
creation and revision of promotional content
review and analysis of competitive software
identifying and mailing to target customers
sales presentations, live and as transparencies
in-service training of student and teacher software users
providing product-related and general technical support
management and administration of mailing lists


Computer Consultant
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

1991-1995
technical support, helpdesk management, software and hardware trouble-shooting
Macintosh, Windows, Novell Network, VAX/VMS and UNIX environments


Research Assistant
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

1992, 1994
participated in physical organic chemistry research, performed computer-assisted calculations
programmed a computer model of chemical reactions to define physical constants



Computer Skills

Platforms & Operating Systems
UNIX (GNU/Linux, MacOS X), Windows, DOS, VAX/VMS
Languages & Environments
TCP/IP, HTTP/CGI, XML/XHTML, XSLT, XML-RPC/SOAP, XMPP, RDF, RSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby, Smalltalk, Java, SQL, C/C++, Pascal, Scheme, SML, ActionScript, ASP
Internet/Communication/Database
Apache, MySQL/PostgreSQL/Oracle, ZOPE, Django, Drupal, Group-Office, Joomla, Mailman, PHP-Nuke, WebGUI, Wordpress, XOOPS, Zorum, MediaWiki, TikiWiki, AWStats, IMAP/POP3, Sendmail/Postfix, Jabber, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, Mumble/Murmur, Red5, Chrome, Mozilla, Explorer, Opera, Safari
Utility/Programming
Webmin, phpMyAdmin, memcached/memcacheq, MogileFS, perlbal, nginx, monit, Munin, Nagios, Puppet, Subversion, Git
Desktop Publishing
QuarkXPress, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver & Fontographer, PageMaker, PhotoShop, Illustrator & GoLive
General/Office
FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)


Hobbies & Interests

distributed systems, object/xml databases, scalable content/workflow management, swimming, water polo, nature, camping, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, sailing, snowboarding, games, puzzles



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