Levi Senft

Web Developer, Senior Systems Architect, Website Performance Specialist

Hi, I’m Levi. For the past 15 years, I've enjoyed working with designers and stakeholders to create fast, beautiful, user-friendly websites and applications. I love standards, clean code, search engine visibility, Initial D, car racing, and vodka martinis (shaken or stirred).

My Qualifications
  • A passion for clean code
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • The ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Real, practical experience—not just a list of certifications
  • An inquisitive mind that likes learning new things

Work Experience

Front End Engineer April 2015 - Present

Distributor Data Solutions

I work on a team creating a big data solution for electrical distributor websites.

  • Created AngularJS demo application to showcase DDS's API
  • Created AngularJS/mongodb ticketing tracking system for internal use
  • Developed customer integrations using Java
  • Programmed corporate website
  • Setup Jenkins CI server on AWS with CodeDeploy integration
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Unit testing

Freelance Web Development October 2014 - April 2015

Self Employed

I took a break to freelance with a focus on cool innovative projects and learning new technologies.

Recent Projects

I was asked to put together a bargain basement javascript version of the Deer Valley Ski Resort Interactive Trailmap using existing image resources from a mobile application. Although flawed, considering the budget, I'm very proud of the results.

I have done several mini projects for Pixel Crane taming Adobe Edge Animate interactions which have a tendency to misbehave.

I'm doing some work for HingeTest, a company that focuses on improving website traffic and conversions.

Senior Systems Architect February 2013 - October 2014


I managed a 4-member team that developed custom CRM software, systems administration and worked on the customer facing site.

  • MVC/OOP PHP programming using CakePHP 2.x and MySQL
  • Porting legacy system to CakePHP
  • Integration with QuickBooks Online Edition
  • RackSpace Cloud/Ubuntu Linux systems administration
  • Made significant SEO and performance upgrades

Senior Systems Architect/Software Development Manager November 2009 - January 2013


I led a team that maintains and extends TruHearing's in-house CRM and customer facing websites. The CRM includes a custom ordering system used by thousands of hearing aid providers, software used by the customer service and provider relations call centers, and member signups.

  • MVC/OOP PHP programming using CakePHP 1.3 and Postgresql 8.4
  • Front-end UI development using jQuery, 960 Grid and Hartija
  • Realtime websockets notification system using Node.js
  • QuickBooks integration using ConsoliBYTE's PHP DevKit
  • Contributed patches to ConsoliBYTE's PHP DevKit
  • Digium SwitchVox integration

Freelance Programmer 2002 - November 2009


For several years I had my own business where I worked as a freelancer or consultant helping companies build and maintain their websites — either directly or as a subcontractor for various designers, marketing agencies and other businesses. During this time I worked on hundreds of websites and web applications.

  • Custom web and software programming
  • Advanced application development
  • Website performance optimization
  • Wordpress and other content management tools
  • E-commerce, inventory and CRM solutions

Client Highlights
  • Garbett Homes - website, crm
  • Bryson Garbett for Senate - website
  • Deer Valley Ski Resort - website, flash interactive trail map
  • Utah First Credit Union - website
  • Online Community Solutions - website, crm
  • Hamlet Homes - award winning website
  • Fibrowellness - website
  • Fackeral Farms - website
  • Sunnahae Lodge - website
  • Lodge at Red River Ranch - website
  • Iomega - landing pages
  • Landesk Software - javascript animated roi calculator
  • Proline Range Hoods - website, SEO, e-commerce, multi-store site inventory system
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - UI/UX for several applications, private leadership blog
  • Trakit GPS - UI/UX for fleet management application
  • Solex - UI/UX front end development
  • UtahWeb - systems administration
  • Mrs. Fields/TCBY - Salesforce Integration

Art Director 2000-2002

NAI Utah Commercial Real Estate

At NAI, I did design and GIS work creating maps, brochures, direct mail pieces, etc. I also helped the manager of the department take care of other office IT needs. I started getting into web programming when I redesigned their website, did some HTML email pieces and developed their intranet.

  • Managed development and design of corporate website
  • Administered file and IIS servers on Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 2000
  • Created thematic and aerial maps using ArcView 3.2
  • Developed custom applications

Technical Skills

I have worked with a long list of programming languages, frameworks, operating systems, content management systems and applications. I've included only my core competencies and recently used skills.

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ajax
  • Bing Webmaster Tools
  • CakePHP
  • CSS
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Less
  • Linux
  • Magallanes scripted deploy
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • PostGreSQL
  • RTFM
  • SEO
  • UNIX
  • WordPress