Jon Zumbrun

Jon Zumbrun

Web Application Developer at Raven Internet Marketing Tools

Greater Nashville Area
Computer Software

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Jon Zumbrun's Summary

Cell: 615-364-4288

Web Application Developer and Architect. I enjoy programming in the depths of code, setting logic rules and programming modularity that allows for quick flexible changes. I thrive on application efficiency, performance and security. I am an energetic and practical problem solver with the proven ability to perform under pressure, unsupervised, and achieve desired objectives. I am grateful for established business rules, but also work well in agile environments.

My goals are to continue a life and career in the Computer Science/Web Development field. I am extremely interested in other programming languages and paradigms.

Specialties: PHP MVC CodeIgniter framework: 7+ years,
Ruby on Rails : +5 years,
C++: 2 years,
Java: 1 year,
HTML, JSON, XML and CSS: 8+ years,
Javascript and jQuery Framework: 6+ years,
Backbone and Angular Client Side MVC: 2+ years,
MySql (ORM PHP Doctrine, ROR ActiveRecord): 6+ years,
No-SQL MongoDB: 3+ year
Amazon Cloud EC2,S3,RDS,ElastiCache: 3+ years,
Git / SVN: 5+ years,
Node.js 2+ years,
REST Methods,, Paypal, Google Checkout
Experience in both Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems

Jon Zumbrun's Experience

Web Application Developer

Raven Internet Marketing Tools

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Nashvile

Application Development for SEO and Marketing Software.

I team developed much of the CRM, Tasks, and Social Sections. I have provided programming support for Google Contacts, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Webmaster Tools, Moz, SEOMajestic, Bing, Basecamp, Wufoo, Aweber, Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor and many more APIs.
I developed in the front end using jQuery, Backbone MVC and Handlebar templates implementing code structures with PubSub, Observer, Facades, Factory and Widget Design Patterns.
I developed in the back end using Codeigniter MVC, Node.js, MongoDB, and MYSQL with a custom object query abstraction. Newer PHP concepts such as anonymous callback functions, deferred processes, Abstract and Implemented classes were used. PHPUnit testing monitored much of the critical sections of the code.

Ruby on Rails Web Development Architect


August 2010Present (4 years 2 months) Nashville

Owner and sole programer of, a Ruby on Rails application that allows photographers to take pictures of event attendees. The photographers give the attendee a card with a unique identifier, then uploads the images after the event. The event attendee then enters in the card number, purchases and downloads the images.
Built on Rails 3 initially using MongoDB GridFS for image management.
Currently using Amazon S3 Highly modified Spree e-commerce system.
Maintaining application Ubuntu server and Ubuntu database (MySQL) using Nginx and Unicorn Ruby Server utilizing edge Jquery and Javascript drag and drop file uploading systems that only Chrome and new versions of FireFox and implement (used for images uploads that photographers utilize).

Sr. Web Developer


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

February 2011February 2012 (1 year 1 month) Greater Nashville Area

Set and created standards for coding practices. Manage 3 PHP developers at

Implement stronger security via CSRF, PDO Mysql calls.
Generated faster database access utilizing Innodb with foreign and other indexes, along with Amazon's ElasticCache Memcache system.

Implemented MogoDB for tracking UX/IU bugs and errors.

Implement migration changes for the following payment gateways:

Google Checkout
Paypal Standard
Innovative Gateway

Created a checkout out processes with reserved seating and visual time-outs.

Migration from a non-MVC ORM "flat procedural" coding practice to an MCV ORM framework via Codeigniter and Doctrine 1.2.

Migration from Rackspace to Amazon Services EC2, AS3 and RDS.

Helped in the Architecture of a Node.js API.

Application Web Developer

Intero Alliance

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Entertainment industry

October 2009June 2011 (1 year 9 months)

Developing web technologies for Intero Alliance to further Intero's drive to unite brands and artist.

Successfully team built, a talent search engine for Avon:
My responsibilities include controller logic and architecture, language and geoip detection for 40+ spoken languages, registration, account and profile management, database integration and development, community tracking and commenting, among building the systems analytical logging system that tracks user actives, among many other responsibilities.

Successfully team built and
My responsibilities include architecting and building the CMS maintaining the site which includes:

Page creation: title, body, movable, re-orderable sidebar items, translation control and binding the page dynamically to plugin libraries (ie, contact page with php form).

Plugin architecture and modularity:
Creating cutting edge plugin development only available to PHP 5.3. Utilizing dynamic static function calls with name spacing.

Dynamic layouts:
Creating layouts that "rebuild" them selves depending on what you put in them. No need for predefined 2 or 3 columns, etc

Creating dynamic and fine grained authentication with user having many roles and many rights bound to pages, and plugins.

Languages developing in:
Ruby (on Rails)

Web Developer

1 Stop Digital

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry

May 2009September 2009 (5 months)

Developed 1 Stop Digital's Live Spokesperson integration. Programmed, and architect-ed on Expression Engine CMS and Javascript.
Worked on integrating the management of Flash Live Spokes person who walk out on our clients websites and give personalized instructions. I continued engineering the user interface that controls these spokesperson, and the dynamics in which they were to show, their frequency, and types; recording and tracking the analytics and payment system responsible for revenue gathering.

Technology used:
PHP Expression Engine, JQuery, MySQL, CSS, HTML

Web Developer

Anthology Creative

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

March 2009May 2009 (3 months)

Building Popular Christian Artist websites like, and, along with architect-ing a podcast website that allows user to upload new podcasts, parses, and rebuild the audio's metatags. Also assisted in building the CMS backend that controlled these and other sites.

Technology used:
PHP Codeigniter, JQuery, MySQL, CSS, HTML

PHP Developer Joomla

Budget Help

August 2008May 2009 (10 months)

Sole web designer and administrator for a Financial Help Firm. Implementing Joomla! CMS. Designed component in Joomla! PHP OOP framework including financial form creation a deletion as well as multilevel user administration control and email alert functions. jQuery, HTML, CSS, PHP5 OOP, MYSQL and administration controls. Currently located at

PHP Developer with CodeIgniter

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Online Media industry

September 2007March 2009 (1 year 7 months)

Lead Social Network Developer. Creating a friends network including internal messaging and message posting on friends profiles as well as user action logging. Email referral system and other email alert functions. Artist profile creation including media upload and streaming functions and administration functions. Implementing PHP5 (CodeIgniter framework OOP MVC design), Javascript (jQuery framework), AJAX (form submission and JSON response), MYSQL, Amazon S3 servers and administration development.

PHP Developer

ICT North America

March 2007August 2007 (6 months)

Sole web designer and administrator. Implementing Joomla! CMS. HTML, CSS, PHP5, MYSQL and administration control. Job searching and posting, and many user control functions all in procedural PHP5 design. and

Jon Zumbrun's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Elder's Quorum President

      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      • Social Services
      July 2014 present (3 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services

Jon Zumbrun's Skills & Expertise

  1. PHP
  2. JavaScript
  3. MySQL
  4. AWS
  5. Linux Server
  6. Ruby on Rails
  7. Git
  8. Programming
  9. jQuery
  10. JSON
  11. Subversion
  12. Tractor
  13. CSS
  14. AJAX
  15. REST
  16. MVC
  17. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  18. OOP
  19. Linux
  20. MongoDB
  21. CodeIgniter
  22. XML
  23. Web Applications
  24. Ubuntu
  25. Ruby
  26. Front-end
  27. HTML
  28. Agile Methodologies
  29. Node.js
  30. Memcached
  31. CMS
  32. Databases
  33. Software Development
  34. Amazon EC2

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Jon Zumbrun's Projects

  • Epoch

    • March 2011 to Present
    Team Members: Jon Zumbrun

    Osx 10.5+ unix time converter written in Objective-C.
    The program was initially created to convert unix timestamps from database entries to read the time in an understandable format.
    The program allows for predefined time formats and user programmable formats that modify the time to read the date and or time in a variety of ways.

Jon Zumbrun's Education

Middle Tennessee State University

Persuing Masters, Computer Science


Program in C++ OOP on Linux and Unix, via NetBeans on command line structure. Created grading calculators and taxi cab routing programs.

Activities and Societies: computer Science Club

Middle Tennessee State University

B.S., Recording Technology


Engineered at a local recording studio.

Jon Zumbrun's Additional Information


Programming, in PHP, Javascript, Ruby (on Rails) or C++, or any other OOP language. Im willing to learn them all! I play guitar and sing a bit, and I teach sunday school at church. I always trying to learn about software and computer hardware. I keeps my mind going. I also love trying to integrate art and science. Yeah both sides of the brain!

Groups and Associations:

Digital Nashville, Kiwanis (High School)

Honors and Awards:

Who's Who In America 1998-1999, Multiple show choir Awards (1996-1998)

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