Joel Escobar
713-582-6876 - Email


Lead Developer/Business Manager Mar 2007 - Present

  • Develop custom websites with integrated proprietary CMS (Content Management System) using Kohana (PHP), MySQL, JavaScript (MooTools or jQuery), and full CSS layout/design. CMS allows clients control information and features of their website without any technical knowledge.
  • Develop proprietary PHP/MySQL-based ecommerce/storefront software with integrated CMS, UPS/FedEx shipping calculation, credit card processing, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Develop proprietary CRM (Client Relationship Manager) web application for management of full client and project life cycle CodeIgniter (PHP), MySQL, MooTools (JavaScript), and CSS layout/design. Core functions include AJAX powered: contact management, project management, estimate and invoice PDF generation, time/expense tracking, and mass email communication.

Web Application Developer Novatex Solutions May 2006 - Mar 2007

  • Developed search-engine-optimized (SEO) websites and web applications per clients’ specifications using PHP, MySQL, unobtrusive JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Developed content management systems using CodeIgniter (PHP), MySQL, JavaScript (MooTools, jQuery), and CSS layout/design for integration with client websites.

Lead PHP Developer C4/Omnigroup (now Advent, Inc) Dec 2004 - May 2006

  • Analyzed clients' needs then produced custom web applications using PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and CSS in both Windows/IIS and Linux/Apache environments.
  • Used PHP to dynamically import and export documents in popular business formats such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe PDF.

Lead Developer Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

  • Created easy to use web tools for management of online photo galleries, web-logs (blogs), and other personalized content using PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS.

Web Application Developer HBCI, LLC ( April 1999 - Jan 2004

  • Created complex web applications to power various features (radio station network, photo gallery, MapQuest maps/directions) using TCL/Vignette, PERL, PHP, Oracle, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Created intuitive, robust web-based administrative tools for easy updating of both text and image content on NetmĂ­ web sites by (non-technical) writing team. Tools were HTML/JavaScript/CSS-based and coded with TCL/Vignette.