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Dan Lobelle

Dan Lobelle

Full Stack Web Developer and DevOps Engineer

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Skills

Front-end

  • HTML
  • CSS/SCSS
  • JavaScript ES6
  • Webpack
  • component-based design

Back-end

  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • SQL

DevOps

  • Git
  • CI/CD
  • Docker
  • Bash scripting
  • test-driven development

Experience

Director of Electronic Communication

Western Michigan University
–present

  • As head of digital strategy, lead web and SEO projects to increase enrollment.
  • Established a web accessibility training program to improve WCAG conformance.
  • Instituted Scrum, test-driven development, and DevOps practices to achieve continuous delivery of website code with zero downtime.
  • Built a component-based UI system to ensure continuity across web applications.
  • Currently converting the university’s CMS to a cloud-hosted, headless Drupal platform with a React front end.

Technologies: Drupal, Tailwind CSS, React, Node.js, Webpack, Docker, Salesforce

Developer

TEKsystems

  • As a contractor to Western Michigan University, designed and built a universitywide web content management system.
  • Built a custom access control module that allows all WMU websites to run on a single Drupal install with separate role-based permissions by department.
  • Converted the university’s existing webpage template to responsive design.

Technologies: Drupal, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Senior Network Administrator

West Michigan Heart, P.C.

  • Led IT operations for a multi-site cardiology practice with 45 providers.
  • Deployed NAS and virtualization to improve clinical application reliability.
  • Managed network integration projects following a merger with Spectrum Health.

Technologies: VMware, NAS, Citrix, Cisco

IT Operations Manager

Carl Walker, Inc.

  • Network administrator for a civil engineering firm with ten regional offices.
  • Consolidated IT assets to a central data center and a remote disaster recovery site.
  • Working with the CMO, rebuilt the company website to better engage customers.
  • Built a web portal for a potential client’s project data, resulting in a successful bid.

Technologies: Windows Server, Linux, Cisco, NAS, Drupal

Web Developer

Freelance

  • Built websites for various corporations, small businesses, and non-profits.

Technologies: Drupal, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

IT Specialist II

Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies

  • System administrator of the electronic medical records, accounting, HR, and web application servers for a multi-clinic residency program.
  • Designed and deployed a SAN/NAS platform with offsite disaster recovery.
  • Implemented a VMware cluster to improve uptime and reduce data center costs.
  • Built public and intranet websites, plus web-based tools to support IT operations.

Technologies: Windows Server, SQL Server, Linux, VMware, SAN/NAS, Drupal

Education

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Western Michigan University

Hobbies

  • cooking
  • ukulele
  • photography
  • D&D and tabletop games