Ryan D. Marrs

address.  8436 Ingram Street,  Westland, MI 48185
phone. 313-769-3073


To gain in-depth experience with new technical environments consistent with marketplace demand, in a setting that allows me to build upon existing technical, leadership and service delivery skills.

skills profile

  • Proficient in development with PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, Web Services, PHP.
  • Experience in front end development using XHTML, HTML5, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS3, AJAX.
  • Competent with back end development using MVC Frameworks (CakePHP, CodeIgnitor, ASP.NET MVC), popular CMS systems (Drupal / Wordpress)
  • Knowledgeable in database languages and programming for MySQL, Microsoft SQL 7.0/2000/2005/2008, SQL Reporting Services, and XML.
  • Basic production support/implementation of Linux based Apache web servers.
  • Familiar with most emerging technologies with regard to web and application development.
  • Possesses solid communication, leadership, architectural, project management, and documentation skills.

Employment History

Senior Architect, Detroit Public Schools  -  Detroit, MI

Aug 2007 - Present

  • Created processes and procedures for all web-based solutions and workload.
  • Project management oversight of twenty projects a month.
  • Maintained and updated all district websites to be web standards and accessibility requirements compliant.

  • Redesigned district websites to have a modern look and feel.
  • Provided basic web development training to educators throughout the district.
  • Managed six interns over the period of two years who all received AT&T scholarship awards based on performance.
  • Exceeded service level agreement requirements by 170 percent.
  • Provided process improvement expertise throughout all towers of Information Technology.

Consultant, Valassis Inc.  -  Livonia, MI
May 2007-Aug 2007

  • Brought in to assist with a 6-month contract to meet mission-critical, business driven deadline.
  • Integrated existing manual processes into new Sharepoint based automation processes.
  • Fine-Tuned processes for performance in use with a large scale advertising and printing operation.
  • Completed contract 2 months ahead of schedule.

Tech Lead,  Team Detroit, Inc.  -  Dearborn, MI
Nov 2006-May 2007

  • Launched all of Lincoln/Mercury inventory into Google Base for free advertising through Google.

  • Setup Ford Hosting in a Windows Environment for .NET web applications.

  • Performance tuned and load tested full scale .NET web applications.

  • Developed custom .NET applications for building and configuring a vehicle online and inventory management.

Consultant, Wunderman  -  Dearborn, MI
Mar 2006-Nov 2006

  • Directed development of Lincoln/Mercury client applications in a .NET web environment.
  • Implemented QA and Production environments for conversion of existing ASP/VB code into ASP.NET / VB.NET.
  • Conceptualized and implemented changes for Ford CARS data provider web service changes.
  • Trained existing ASP/VB6 developers in .NET usage and best practices.

Web Developer, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.  -  Farmington Hills, MI
Jun 2001-Mar 2006

  • Worked with process owners to create ASP.NET and VB.NET applications to automate process and ease client data transition into these systems.
  • Designed ISO compliance system and version tracking software.
  • Integrated Linux based systems into a pure Microsoft environment.
  • Implemented VOIP using Linux and Asterisk to provide free calling between overseas offices.

Consultant, QuatraMedia, LLC.  -  Farmington Hills, MI
Jul 2002-Oct 2002

  • Contracted to assist in short term, high profile projects.
  • Worked with clients to create a custom web store, shopping cart, Payflow and Paypal based checkout system to provide products to a large customer base.
  • Managed contracted team to ensure on time delivery of product.
  • Phased out static HTML application to provide better feedback and product management.


Available Upon Request

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