personal website: joe crawford. code. occasional comics. toy robots. bodysurfing. san diego. california. say hi.
since 1998



I am a software developer who has worn most of the hats available in the software development lifecycle. I have worked to create original designs, as a frontend implementer of designs, as a developer responsible for implementing full stack applications, and worked to create APIs to be consumed by other developers from the backend. I communicate well: in person, in documents, and online. I have done documentation, and QA, assessments of accessibility and usability. I like to help create excellent software that helps people solve problems.

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Software Engineer at Telcentris/Voxox April 2019 – December 2021 (2 years 8 months )

Staff programmer on Voxox’s customer-facing and internal-facing tools. Stack: PHP (Zend), MySQL, jQuery, LessCSS. Tooling: composer, phpStorm, Grunt, Vagrant. Responsible for maintenance of existing systems and adding new features. Exposure to Angular for future systems. Some branch and release management tasks using Bitbucket/Git, shell scripting. Internationalization and localization management using POEdit and GNU gettext utilities. Added Google ReCaptcha to signup flow to defray signup spam. Added PHP composer-managed JavaScript library import tooling to keep libraries out of code base. Participated in code reviews and deployments.

Software Engineer at Lawn Love March 2018 – April 2019 (1 year 1 month)

Lawn Love is “Uber for Lawn Care.” My role as a software engineer entails working on the customer / lawn care provider / operations staff-facing home grown CRM for managing the Lawn Love marketplace. PHP / MySQL stack managed on AWS using OpsWorks. Frontend of vanilla JS / jQuery, Angular 1, KnockoutJS with backend of OO PHP. GitHub, Kanban, code review, Jira agile oriented process. Product development process oriented around low fidelity prototypes created in combinations of Balsamiq Mockups, MarvelApp, PhotoShop. Interface directly with all parts of the company to solve problems for company with fast growth profile.

Web Developer at Slacker September 2011 –  May 2017 (5 years 9 months)

Slacker Radio is a streaming audio & music service. It serves individual user listeners & provides software as a service to integration partners (Samsung, Verizon, AOL, US Cellular, T-Mobile).

Responsibilities & Achievements

Primary Frontend Developer on ECommerce Team

  • Built Samsung Milk Music single page app (SPA) to accept credit card & cellular carrier payments in mobile & browsers
  • Built Verizon SPA for management of ringtone content
  • Spearheaded U.S. Cellular year subscription promotion SPA
  • Designed & developed T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion SPA
  • Evaluated & updated legacy payment pages for augmentation and AB testing with new payment flows
  • Coordinated with backend team on administrative APIs to produce management tools for internal
  • & external use to allow staff to manage subscriptions, promotions for Slacker & partners
  • Established standards for web beacons in Ecom SPAs to measure usage & effectiveness
  • Standardized HTML practices to streamline QA Automation processes to test applications

Member of Webplayer Team

  • Participated in ongoing maintenance & build of major version of webplayer

Primary WordPress Developer

  • Built Slacker Blog WordPress theme
  • Standardized, documented, maintained Atom XML grammar for consumption of featured content to be consumed by mobile & web platforms
  • Customized WordPress backend to gather and publish featured content


  • Independently developed Slacker Image API SPA to test Image Services deployments
  • Led initial deployment of Slacker to the Roku Channel Store


  • Wireframes with Balsamiq Mockups; graphics production with Adobe PhotoShop & Illustrator;

MooTools→jQuery; KnockoutJS; Bootstrap CSS; SASS & LESS CSS Preprocessors; Debugging

Android WebView, iOS NSWebViews, Microsoft Mobile Webvew with native developers; PHP;

Java Server Pages; build scripts with Apache Ant; build automation & continuous integration with

Apache Maven & Quickbuild; WordPress development with PHP

Freelance Web Developer Ongoing

I’ve done web development work – from site design, copywriting, graphic design, hosting, system administration, ecommerce for a variety of projects over the years. Over the years I’ve worked on every kind of website. I have done wireframing, PHP programming, MySQL development, WordPress theme and plugin development, JavaScript programming (including jQuery, PrototypeJS, Knockout, momentJS, etc.), hosting, content migration, search engine optimization, Blogger→WordPress Conversions, Facebook application development, ColdFusion development, Flash ActionScripting, jQuery Mobile development, flickr image API programming, etc.

Engineer III (Contractor) at Qualcomm April 2011 –  August 2011 (5 months)

Developed & iterated prototypes and implementations in the Qualcomm Internet Services Group.

Wireframing, programming, coordination with backend team.

Web Developer (Contractor) at Ziiva August 2010 –  January 2011 (6 months)

ColdFusion and related programming on Ziiva’s customizable Learning Management System (LMS).

PHP Programmer at Neopets March 2009 –  October 2009 (8 months)

Programmed frontend and backend systems related to online gaming. Maintained reporting systems, AMFPHP services for consumption by Flash components. Developed UI changes using Dojo JavaScript library.


San Diego City College

Java Programming, C++ Programming, General Education

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Associate of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Respiratory Care / Phi Theta Kappa, Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award

Continuing Education & Conferences

  • Top 1% reputation on StackOverflow
  • Ongoing participation in the community
  • 2021 Udemy: Angular: The Complete Edition
  • 2020 San Diego Homebrew Website Club
  • 2019 XOXO Fest (Portland)
  • 2019 UX Speakeasy Interaction19 Redux
  • 2018 WordCamp San Diego
  • 2018 UXCampDC
  • 2018 Salesforce Lightning Tour
  • 2017 UX Workshop: Creating a design system in Sketch
  • 2017 StartUp Week San Diego
  • 2014 UX Speakeasy San Diego
  • 2011 UX Camp DC


Instalooter2WordPress 2020 – Present

PHP project to assist converting output from InstaLooter Instagram scraping program into WordPress WXR format.

Open Graph Protocol Tools WordPress Plugin 2010 – Present

Primary developer on a plugin to populate Open Graph metadata on WordPress pages.

Ongoing LAMP Web Hosting 2001 – Present

Initiated and maintain web hosting for multiple clients. Ongoing web hosting on the lamp stack keeps me current on web security and scaling issues.


Available upon request