About Matt Gross

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Matt Gross

Brief Intro: A web developer in the Metro East suburbs of St. Louis, MO.

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Class of 2017

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL

Degree: B.S. Information Systems Technologies

Concentration: Web Development and Systems Analysis & Design

Notes: Member of AITP Web Development Team (3rd place in AITP National Collegiate Conference web development competition.)

Work Experience

WordPress Developer

Drive Social Media
St. Louis, MO

April 2023 - October 2023

Accomplishments: Perform maintenance on multiple WordPress sites including routine updates, suggesting and executing website improvements, optimize for SEO, and improve user experience. Add custom features when the need arose, including for best practices of development and public-facing content.

Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Bootstrap 5, Twig, JavaScript, jQuery, Custom WordPress development, APIs, Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Web Developer / Webmaster

Entertainment Cruise Productions
St. Louis, MO

April 2021 - January 2023

Accomplishments: Developed and maintained multiple charter cruise websites for a successful small company. I used WordPress for content management and developed a custom theme using a starter Bootstrap 4 (and later, 5) template. I used PHP and the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to further customize the CMS's capabilities and the company's requirements for the website content. I helped to deliver a modern website and a better user experience while keeping up with best practices and search engine optimization.

Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Bootstrap 5, JavaScript, jQuery, Custom WordPress development, APIs, Git, Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Web Specialist III

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL

October 2018 - April 2021

Accomplishments: Apply custom theme and template to third-party web applications to match the SIUE website brand using HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery. Also maintain SIUE Lovejoy Library website.

Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Bootstrap 3, JavaScript, jQuery, Cascade, LibGuides, Omeka Classic, Microsoft Visual Studio Code

LibGuides: http://libguides.siue.edu/

Omeka: https://digitallis.isg.siue.edu/

Junior Web Developer

W. W. Wood Products
Cape Girardeau, MO

July 2017 - June 2018

Accomplishments: Developed the front-end of internal web applications used for production. Also developed and maintained the public-facing marketing websites.

Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 4, JavaScript, Angular 5, Angular JS, Git, APIs, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Student Web Developer, College of Agriculture

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL

September 2016 - May 2017

Accomplishments: Developed a website using a content management system to host numerous agriculture research projects. Maintained the systems used in the students’ research.

Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, Grav, Ubuntu Linux

Student Worker, University Housing IT

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL

September 2015 - May 2016

Accomplishment: Apply custom theme and template to a third-party web application (NetNutrition) to match the SIU University Housing brand using HTML5 and CSS3.

Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3

Student Worker, IT

Kaskaskia College
Centralia, IL

September 2013 - January 2015

Duties: Updated and maintained the Kaskaskia College website. Utilized an IT ticket system (Help Desk)

Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, C#, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Sharepoint, IT ticket system, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP


Coding Languages / Frameworks

  • HTML5, CSS3, SQL, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery

  • Single-Page Applications

    • Angular JS, Angular 5

  • Responsive Web Design

    • Bootstrap, Foundation, Semantic UI

  • Content Management Systems

    • WordPress
      • Custom Post Types
      • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF Pro) plugin
    • Joomla!
    • Kentico

  • Search Engine Optimization

Personal / Professional

  • Eagle Scout, 2010

  • Agile / Scrum Methodology Experience

  • 3rd Place in AITP National Collegiate Conference Web Development Competition

Software / Tools

  • Git

  • Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • Google Analytics

  • Oracle SQL Developer

  • Oracle SQL 12c

  • MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Virtualization

    • VMWare Workstation, vSphere, VirtualBox

  • IT ticket system experience

  • Adobe Photoshop, GIMP

  • Visual Paradigm (Mockup tools)

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server

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