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Hello,
my name is Joshua Higgins

About Me

I am a user experience driven developer living in Charlotte, NC. I've spent the last few years bumping shoulders with talented folk at SunGard, Ally, Beer Exchange, and Blu Cigs, among other places. When I'm not in front of a computer, I'm probably out hiking with the pups, enjoying a local beer and some new records, or catching up on my favorite TV shows.

Experience

  • 2014

    SunGard, Senior Software Engineer

    Brought on to help build a new User Experience team from the ground up, responsible for designing and developing modern, user-friendly financial applications.

  • 2012

    Ally, Senior Web Presentation Architect

    Worked with brand executives to architect solutions and deliver enhancements and fixes to the customer facing website as well as internal tools.

  • 2012

    Tire Intelligence, Software Developer

    Part of a small team that created and maintained data collection utilities to power interactive data applications and charts.

  • 2010

    Blu Cigs, Product Liaison

    Worked with the customer service department to analyze and identify website bugs, develop use cases, and deliver fixes to an e-commerce store.

  • 2010
        -
    2003

    The Retail Years...

    Spent far too many years working in various retail management positions, managing teams from 5 to 40 people in clothing and printshop settings. All the while, web dev was still a hobby and provided occassional freelance projects.

Projects

SunGard
TBA
TBA
Leading the front-end development team as we build an application that unifies several key products into a single modern architecture and user interface, utilizing Angular against a RESTful service layer.
Beer Exchange
2015
Admin UI & API
Built a standalone admin application for quick access to vital stats and the data that powers Beer Exchange. Developed a RESTful API in Node, with Hapi and Express, which powers an Angular UI.
Ally
2014
Initial Public Offering
Kicked off the Ally IPO with a slew of website enhancements, including live stock information and interactive stock charts.
Ally
2013
Dealer Redesign
Redeveloped the Ally Dealer site from the ground up with a focus on speed and improving the user experience.

Contact

704.737.4306
hello@joshuahiggins.com
LinkedIn
Github
Instagram

Skills

HTML / CSS
SASS / LESS
JavaScript
jQuery
AngularJS
Node.js
PHP
MySQL
MongoDB
Ruby
Beginner
Junior
Senior
Master

Education

A.A.S., Web Technologies
Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina

Took an accelerated path while working full time. Focused on semantic web development, PHP, and MySQL. Graduated with a 3.75 GPA.

Hobbies

Hiking
Backpacking
Music
Vinyl
Craft Beer
Traveling
Video Games
Mountain Biking