HELLO, I'M BRANDON O'HARA

LARAVEL ENTHUSIAST. BEER DRINKER. TERRIBLE GOLFER.

Development

Montana based web developer specializing in creating web applications in Laravel, VueJS and Angular. Currently overseeing engineering at Trak Software as Chief Technology Officer, building a web application to simplify and streamline communication in sponsorship activation and management.

Back-End Development

PHP, Laravel, Codeigniter, PHPUnit, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis

Front-End Development

Vue.JS, AngularJS, Tailwind, Javascript, Sass, jQuery, Bootstrap

Infrastructure & DevOps

AWS, Terraform, Docker, Forge, Composer, CI/CD, Webpack, Gulp, Git

Content Management

Craft CMS, Statamic, ExpressionEngine, Drupal 8

Recent Articles

Imposter Syndrome isn’t just for Junior Developers.

Walking into a buzzing Manhattan office on my first day, I was just as intimidated as the first job I was hired for. I was surrounded by some of the smartest people I’ve ever met, and somehow they all seemed to know each other. Weird how that works. I had ten years of experience, a skill set that......

Developers aren’t machines

Every menial task I complete each day has an efficiency score. Every method of unloading groceries from the car to the refrigerator could have been done more strategically. Every workday could have gotten more accomplished. A common trap I’ve fallen into is basing my work on the efficiency of the......

Why I Dropped Out of College

In every job interview I’ve ever been in, this question has always been asked. In the beginning of my career, I tiptoed around it, trying to justify my decision with anything that would change the subject. Hiring professionals aren’t typically super excited you bowed out of any challenge, much less......

Resume Brandon O'Hara

(406) 850-3117 | Billings, MT | brandon@brandonohara.com

Current Employment

Director of Engineering

Director of Engineering

Role as Head of Engineering includes managing development team, overseeing project development, and hiring additional engineers. Additional responsibilities include Laravel and VueJS Application development, implementation of AWS infrastructure, and creating development processes and workflows.

Steadfast Media

Jan 2021 - Present

Nashville, TN

Skills: Laravel, VueJS, AWS, Docker, Agile

Past Experience

Technical Lead

Technical Lead

Role as a technical lead included providing estimates, technical documentation and development oversight on projects. Additional responsibilities involved application development on projects built on Laravel and CraftCMS, as well as implementation of AWS infrastructure.

Happy Cog

Dec 2019 - Jan 2021

New York, NY

Skills: Laravel, Craft CMS, Tailwind, Amazon Web Services, Terraform

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Role as a CTO involves overseeing the engineering team, maintaining the product roadmap, and helping plan development sprints. Additional responsibilities include development on a multi-tenant Laravel application, and providing support on the AWS infrastructure.

Trak Software

Feb 2018 - Dec 2019

Billings, MT

Principal Developer / Co-Founder

Principal Developer / Co-Founder

Role as a principle engineer included application development of a SaaS platform. Application development involved the creation of a multi-tenancy Laravel application, AWS infrastructure implementation, and generating VueJS and AngularJS components that consume the application's API. Additional responsibilities involved overseeing additional developers, and generating internal tools to support the development team.

Jun 2015 - Feb 2018

Skills: Laravel, PHP, VueJS, AngularJS, Sass, Bootstrap

Senior Laravel Developer (Freelance Conctractor)

Senior Laravel Developer (Freelance Conctractor)

Role as a senior Laravel developer included application development and data visualization. Application development involved creating an ETL platform that consumed data via AWS lambda as well as the creation of a Laravel application that consumed the ETL data. The application provided API endpoints to visualize data on reporting dashboard by front end charting libraries.

OnMetric

Feb 2018 - Oct 2019

Bozeman, MT

Skills: Laravel, VueJS, AngularJS, Sass, Bootstrap, PostgreSQL, AWS

Senior Full Stack Developer

Senior Full Stack Developer

Role as a senior developer included creating lead generation applications for global brands. Applications captured user information based on global brands marketing campaigns, and integrated with a data warehouse that provided direct access via API. Role also included supporting an analytics suite, generating auditing and tracking information on data collection.

Splashlab Social

Feb 2016 - Feb 2018

Bozeman, MT

Skills: Laravel, AngularJS, jQuery, Sass, Grunt, Wordpress, Drupal

Development Team Lead

Development Team Lead

Role as a team lead included website and application development, as well as providing support to additional developers. Guidance of developers involved providing code reviews, implementation of developer build tools, and developing internal scaffolding tools to help expedite website development.

Prime Incorporated

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016

Bozeman, MT

Full Stack Web Developer

Full Stack Web Developer

Role as a full stack developer included website and application development for an agency. Website development involved developing marketing and eCommerce websites, developing front end applications built on AngularJS and jQuery, as well as creating PHP plugins for ExpressionEngine (CodeIgniter) and CraftCMS (yii Framework).

Jun 2012 - Jan 2015

Skills: ExpressionEngine, CodeIgniter, jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap, HTML/CSS

Freelance Web Developer

Freelance Web Developer

Role as a freelance web developer included website development of marketing and eCommerce websites, including implementation of custom content management platforms built on PHP.

Freelance

2010 - 2012

Skills: CODEIGNITER, PHP, JQUERY, HTML/CSS

Brandon O'Hara

(406) 850-3117 | Billings, MT | brandon@brandonohara.com

Education

Computer Science

Computer Science

Completed 67 credits of Computer Science extensive courses, including Database Management, Advanced Programming Techniques, and web development and design.

Montana State

2010-2012

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

Certification for implementation and best practice of AWS services like Elastic Beanstalk, Serverless Applications, and Continuous Integration.

Amazon Web Services

2020

Talks & Workshops

Utilizing Build Tools to Automate Your Workflow

Utilizing Build Tools to Automate Your Workflow

One hour talk explaing the benefits and shortcomings of build tools, including an in depth walkthrough of how to configure and manage webpack.

EEConference 2019

Oct 4, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

Skills: Webpack, Grunt, Gulp, NPM, Yarn

Building a Maintainable Laravel API

Building a Maintainable Laravel API

One hour presentation discussing best practices and standards for managing a public facing API build on Laravel. Dicussion included Form Requests, Validation, Authentication, and Versioning.

Montana Laravel

Mar 12, 2019

Bozeman, MT

Skills: Laravel, API

Using Vue.js to power your web application

Using Vue.js to power your web application

Two hour workshop centered around scaffolding a VueJS web application that ingests data from Laravel API endpoints.

EEConference 2018

Oct 24, 2018

Nashville, TN

Skills: VueJS, Webpack, Laravel, API, AWS

Development Skills

Back-End Development

PHP, Laravel, Codeigniter, PHPUnit, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis

Front-End Development

Vue.JS, AngularJS, Tailwind, Javascript, Sass, jQuery, Bootstrap

Infrastructure & DevOps

AWS, Terraform, Docker, Forge, Composer, CI/CD, Webpack, Gulp, Git

Content Management

Craft CMS, Statamic, ExpressionEngine, Drupal 8


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Terrible Golfer

I constantly fall between feeling like I could win the Masters and having never seen a golf club.

Mediocre Painter

I paint happy little mountains, clouds and trees that would make Bob Ross proud.

Out of Shape Hiker

I've spent a lot of time up in the mountains, but significantly more time on my couch.

Beer Drinker

The best beer is a free beer, but the absolute best beer is a Porter or Stout.

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