RI Web Development Resume

Ron Mello

Experienced and ambitious Backend Web Developer (LAMP), specializing in the Laravel framework. A hard worker with broad experience with Unix/Linux system administration and solid knowledge of application development and practices.


Numark, Cumberland, RI
Backend Web Developer
March 2016 – Present

  • PHP / MySQL development and customization of ExpressionEngine & Code Igniter custom modules
  • OctoberCMS & Laravel API development and integration
  • Rackspace dedicated & cloud server management and administration
  • Node.js utility development and integration
  • Laravel generators

Freelance Web Application Developer
October 2013 – Present

  • Worked on-site in an moderately sized, multidisciplinary office, building web applications using the following technologies: Laravel PHP, Linux Mint, PHP Storm and GIT
  • WordPress development and customization including eCommerce, SSL, security, Linux system admin
  • Various web portals built using PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JS libraries for user interactive sites and dynamically produced content (Portfolio: https://rmellodesign.com/)
  • Worked with a small, remote team of developers for a pharmacy group using the following technologies: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VM, SSH, PHP / PostgreSQL, Jasper Reports, Firebird PDO, GIT

CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, RI
IS Lead Applications Developer, Retail Portal Team (permanent)
February 2012 – October 2013

  • JAVA Development with Eclipse, ANT, SVN and SWING GUI Dev
  • XML Processing
  • API Integration
  • AES Encryption / HTTPS
  • Store Systems Support

Freelance Web Application Developer
December 2007 – February 2012

  • Web application development, written in PHP / MySQL, jQuery and Bootstrap, using historical data manipulation
  • Developed a PHP / MySQL and jQuery content management system used in multiple real estate web applications for a moderately large group of real estate end users.
  • PHP / MySQL, HTML/CSS, Java Daemons for Google Maps API development
  • WordPress development with PHP / MySQL customizations and optimizations
  • Database optimization and security audits
  • PERL, MySQL, CRON development for automated script execution
  • Hairmax / X-Charge / Verifone PinPad 1000se system configuration and management
  • Remote IP camera system setup for monitoring and surveillance
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) & Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for various clients in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts areas.

The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
Data Analyst (contract)
June 2007 – December 2007

  • Responsible for the designing Access front-end and SQL Server back-end systems using advanced SQL queries, procedures, cursor, triggers, scripts.
  • Also created, modified, maintained and optimized SQL server database.
  • Responsible for the management of the database performance, backup, replication, optimization and security.
  • Data processing and analysis of datasets using SPSS and SAS

Bradley Hospital/Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
Research Engineer (permanent)
September 2004 – September 2006

  • Re-design of a kinematics system consisting of IR lights / cameras, and CCTV cameras
  • Design of ECG / Respiration system, encompassing professional digital video and audio
  • Access database programming for section intranet
  • Website development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Developed MATLAB routines to perform analysis of infant cry signal energies in the time and frequency domains
  • C / C++ routines to post-process various types of physiological data
  • MATLAB used in the post-processing of MRI data sets

Raytheon, Portsmouth, RI
Electrical Engineer II (permanent)
May 1999 – January 2003

  • Responsible for the development of C and assembly code for farms of TI TMS320C4x digital signal processors using Code Composer Studio and the SPOX real-time operating system
  • Designed MATLAB / C++ applications to model RF sensor performance
  • Developed C programs for a side-lobe detection algorithm within the signal processing and target identification stages of a system
  • Programming of software packages in C++ for radar system performance modelling
  • Responsible for forming a signal processing discussion group for all levels of expertise to exchange ideas and share technical knowledge


CMS: OctoberCMS, WordPress, MODx, PHP / MySQL / jQuery (from scratch)
E-Commerce: WooCommerce, Magento
Scripting: PHP, Javascript, AJAX, jQuery, Node.js, HTML, CSS
Database: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL
IDE: PHPStorm, Notepad++, Eclipse
Frameworks: Zend, CodeIgniter, Laravel
OS: Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, CentOS), Windows
Programming Languages: JAVA, C++, C
Repositories: GIT, CVS


University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth                               Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Attended: 2000 – 2002

University of Rhode Island                                                    Kingston, Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Graduated: May 1998

Community College of Rhode Island                                     Warwick, Rhode Island
Associate in Science in Engineering
Graduated: May 1995


Engineering Student Association (ESA) President
Community College of Rhode Island (4 consecutive semesters)

United States Marine Corps
Parris Island, South Carolina
Graduated: September 1991