William Shawn Taylor

Résumé and Curriculum Vitae



Xellenc Incorporated

Information Technology Consulting

2005-Present

Independent Technology Consultant - currently exploring opportunities and available for hire in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Experienced with On-Site and Distributed Teams.

Specializing in Mobile & Web Software Development, Implementation and Integration.

Software Development Methodologies including Agile, Scrum, XP, RAD, Waterfall & Kanban. Highly Proficient with JIRA / Confluence, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Photoshop & Rapid Prototyping.

Experienced with SaaS and IaaS, including Amazon Web Services EC2 (AWS), Google Cloud, Azure & Office 365. Proficient use of productivity applications such as Balsamiq, Trello, Dropbox, Git, Slack, SharePoint, Dynamics, Testflight/ Crashlytics, and many more utilities & tools for team collaboration, data sharing, requirements gathering, version control and quality assurance.

Experienced with e-commerce systems, merchant services, internet payment processors and PCI compliance standards. Additional experience with Google G-Suite, My Business, Analytics & Adwords, Facebook Business Manager, and iTunes Connect.

Highly skilled with administration, installation and configuration of Content Management Systems (CMS) and solutions such as WordPress, Joomla, SquareSpace, Drupal, and e107. 


Core Competencies
• Project Management and Product Ownership
• Agile Scrum and Waterfall Methodologies
• Coordinating and Facilitating Team Direction
• Maintaining Team & Stakeholder Communication
• Managing Projects from Inception to Deployment

Key Competencies
• Implementing Best Practices for Software Development
• Providing Project Solutions & Complete Progress Transparency
• Comprehending Detailed Requirements & Meeting Business Goals
• Improving Efficiency, Resolving Issues & Removing Obstacles
• Experienced with JIRA, Confluence & Team Collaboration Software







MusicReach iOS App

MusicReach.com

Agile Project Manager

2012-2017

Lead Project Manager for development and deployment of MusicReach.com and the MusicReach iOS application, available on the App Store.

Part of a distributed team with members in Canada, Belarus and the United States. Developed and deployed a fully-functional social networking website and mobile app companion for musicians and fans of music.

MusicReach for iOS and MusicReach.com allows users to share Audio, Video, Photos, Events, Updates, and Location Check-Ins. Implemented external social sharing and media publishing to allow users to share their posts to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as internal social sharing which allows users to publish posts from apps like YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud. The MusicReach App also utilizes Facebook Connect for Sign-Up, Sign-In and Profile Importing.

MusicReach features advanced recording options such as over-dubbing and audio enhancement filters. It also supports external microphones and headphone monitoring capabilities while recording.




• Provided Consultation & Development Solutions
• Developed Mobile App Using Agile Scrum Methodologies
• Coordinated a Distributed Team - USA, Canada and Belarus
• Managed Website & Mobile App Development to Version 2.0
• Planned Meetings & Facilitated Stakeholder Collaboration

4ArmedForces.com

E-Commerce Website

Owner and Operator

2005-2015

Established in 2005, 4ArmedForces.com shipped and sold millions of Military products worldwide for 10+ years. Warehoused and stocked over 9000 SKU's and exceeded more than $5 million in sales.

4ArmedForces.com was an authorized United States Military contractor and supplied all branches of the US Military with procurements for specialized accessories and attachments for combat uniforms.

Our products were featured in the fashion trends section of Marie Claire magazine in 2005. We also supplied combat and public safety uniforms and accessories to HBO and CBS Television Studios.

4ArmedForces.com was an early adopter of PayPal, Google Wallet and Amazon Payment solutions as well as payment processing gateways such as Authorize.net and American Express Merchant Services. We leveraged technologies and innovations in logistics and communications by utilizing electronic postage, virtual phone systems and extensive customer engagement solutions.

 
• Managed Business Operations and Processes
• Optimized Fulfillment Efficiency and Team Workflow
• Managed Annual Budget and Reviewed Analytical Data
• Maintained Team Transparency and Open Communication
• Designed Inventory Management and Logistics Solutions
• Managed Warehouse Stock and Order Fulfillment Processes
• Implemented and Maintained Internet Advertising Campaigns
• Developed Integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Tools
• Maintained a PCI-Compliant Network and SQL Database Server
• Administrated Windows Server Network with Active Directory and SharePoint Services


wstaylor.net

Digital Art Archive

Developed  and Designed Microsoft Windows Themes, Icons and Wallpaper Art for use with Customization Tools and Theme Applications.  Served millions of downloads to users across the globe.

Themes, Icons and Wallpapers were regularly featured on WinCustomize and DeviantArt Online Digital Art Galleries.
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