Alex Beuscher

Portfolio & Resume

My name is Al and I build websites. I most recently worked at 2K Games as Senior Web Developer and am currently seeking employment in a development or managerial role. I have eighteen years of experience working on the web, and have worked in organizations of all sizes. My recent focus has been in front end work but I have a strong familiarity with linux servers, web security, and php frameworks. I have delivered web applications with large front and back end components. If you have contract work or require any web consulting, I am happy to provide those services as well, and have served individual clients intermittently throughout my career. I make strong contributions to teams I work on, and I know how to deliver on time.

  • Javascript

  • HTML

  • PHP

  • jQuery

  • SQL

  • CSS / SCSS

  • Angular

  • React

  • Gulp

  • Expression Engine

  • Wordpress

  • Drupal

  • Cockpit CMS

  • vBulletin

  • Adobe Design

  • ZenDesk

  • Git

  • Jade/Pug

XCOM

Expression Engine, Telemetry, Localization

WWE 2K

Expression Engine, Localization, Oauth

WWE 2K Logo Uploader

PHP, Rest API, Memcache, Oauth

Borderlands

Expression Engine, Localization, Social Media API

Hangar 13 Games

Static Generated, Continuous Deployment, Rest API based CMS, Jade/Pug

2K Support

Zendesk, Custom Theming

DJ Michael

Cockpit CMS, Jade/Pug, Templating

MCO Productions

Wordpress, Custom Theme

Work History(PDF)

2K Games

Novato, CA
Senior Web Developer

2016 - 2017

Web Developer

2013 - 2016

I was the first developer on the web team at 2K. Previously sites were built primarily through managed third parties. There was no source control or modular approach to site builds. As a means to help our editors, we planned and built a central CMS as a data source. From here we exported data to our public facing sites, both those built internally and those sourced from third parties. We also added source control and continuous deploy, and adopted a modular approach to code building. In the course of this, we began hosting sites in AWS, migrating older properties from a less sophisticated server environment. After growing our team I was promoted to a senior position. By the end of my time at 2K, most work was being done in house, with a greatly improved content editing workflow.

Medley Health

Dublin, CA
Web Content Manager / Developer

2011 - 2012

Medley was a startup company in the medical industry, who provided membership model practice management services for primary care physicians. I ran their public websites, managed content, and provided other web related support and development. The company is now defunct.

WAAF and Mike FM (Entercom)

Brighton, MA
Online Content Director

2008 - 2011

WAAF and Mike FM are/were two Boston music radio stations owned by Entercom. WAAF remains a top rated station, while Mike FM has since gone off-air. I managed a team of content producers, and also worked in a variety of roles to support and create video, web, and mobile content for our listeners in conjunction with our station's on-air personalities as well as local and national celebrities. On the development side, I built several novelty apps which we hosted at the station sites, and provided ongoing support and development for online contesting, event specific microsites, and ad placement on the site. I alspo coached staff and online personalities on blog writing and engaging with the audience over social media.

Boston Interactive

Charlestown, MA
Web Developer

2007 - 2008

Boston Interactive is a leading design firm. My duties as a developer there ranged from markup and CSS layout to some php programming projects and a good deal of javascript work. Among the clients serviced were FAO Schwartz, New England Coffee, MedAssets, and many others.

Nurse-Recruiter.com

Wellesley, MA
Lead Web Developer

2006 - 2007

Nurse-Recruiter is an online job portal for nurses, similar to Monster.com but specialized. My duties included the design and implementation of an intranet, and redevelopment of web software from PERL into PHP. I also rewrote most of the content on the site for SEO value as well as style, and increased total web visitors as well as goal conversions by over 100% in 10 months.

MCO Productions

Brighton, MA
Trivia DJ

2001 - 2011

I have run pub trivia on and off for years, and have experience in DJ'ing and MC'ing functions such as weddings, special events, and parties. I have a full PA system and contract independently.

Freelance Web Design

Allston, MA / Alameda, CA
Self Employed

1998 - present

I work on and off as a freelance developer and designer. Along with my web work, I do consulting in basic IT, application training, and print design.

SSDS

Afterschool Instructor

2001 - 2003

Solomon Schechter Day School is a private elementary school. Taught video and web design to children ages 9 to 12 at After School Program. For video, students learned to work with a camera, plan movies, and make short films. In web we learned to make a basic site using a text editor and graphics tools.

AMICAS, Inc.

Brighton, MA / Chicago, IL
Webmaster

1997 - 2000

AMICAS provides software for the management and viewing of medical images (x-rays) inside of a web browser on standard PC's. My responsibilities included redesign and implementation of public website as well as the design of an Intranet Site.