Paul William Zimmermann Damer
6517 Kensington Ave
Richmond, VA 23226 USA



Contract Programmer
Richmond, VA
Apr 2015 - Present

Primary full stack developer and designer of a Ruby powered telephony application and integrated Rails backend. Integrated a call queuing management and reporting system using Redis, Celluloid, and Mysql. Set up deployment scripts using Opsworks/Chef to deploy all the different parts to AWS.

Contract Programmer
Richmond, VA
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015

Full stack developer and maintainer of an ecommerce site powered by Spree and Ruby on Rails. Implemented A/B testing, a customized checkout flow, a variety of interfaces to 3rd party systems and several redesigns of the site.

Duke University Office of IT
IT Analyst
Durham, NC
Jan 2003 - Jul 2010

Developed, maintained and supported various online student information, course management and registration systems. Designed and implemented an online e-checkpayment system for tuition. Maintained and upgraded legacy systems. Helped guide team to use more efficient software development and lifecycle practices.

Assistant Systems Administrator
Cary, NC
Aug 2002 - Nov 2002

Enabled resource monitoring and fail-over for high availability web and database services.

Software Coop
Middleburg Heights, OH
May 2001 - Dec 2001

Designed and implemented automated testing tools for medical printer network interfaces. Wrote and executed test plans and procedures. Set up development environment for cross platform development. Assessed feasibility of software feature implementation.

Epic Systems Corporation
Development Intern
Madison, WI
May 2000 - Aug 2000

Responsible for research and development of new software features and enhancements on the user interface for a testing tool for Epic's data interchange products.


Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Cleveland, OH
GPA 3.51
May 2002

Relevant Courses: AI, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Algorithms, Networking, Databases, Hybrid Systems, Numerical Methods, Cryptography, Professional Communication.

Saint Paul Central High School
St. Paul, MN
Jun 1998

International Baccalaureate Diploma