Jennifer A. Plank, BA, MISt

 

 SUMMARY

  • Information Professional (MISt) with 13 years experience developing large corporate websites and intranets
  • Skilled at organizing and managing team requirements
  • Adept at user interface design, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experienced with bilingual website development
  • Section 508 and W3C Compliance experience
  • Talented writer with excellent content development and organizational abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of screen and code optimization techniques for mobile applications

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Non-Linear Creations
Non-Linear Creations
Oct 2012 – Dec 2012
Interactive Web Developer

  • Employed Agile software development while creating the CSS for a project iteration
  • Learned Sharepoint and began training on the Sitecore web content management system
  • Studied NLC’s development best practices to ensure development was consistent with team web standards
 
Dominion of Canada General Insurance
thedominion
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
User Interface Developer - Contract

  • Changed alignment, design, and spacing of elements to conduct extensive XSLT, CSS and Javascript revisions of the Dominion's Dragon® web application, using Rational Application Developer (RAD)
  • Managed new feature requests including timeline estimates, called meetings to ensure all project stakeholders were informed and approved the impact on the project timelines
  • Amended the XSLT, CSS and Javascript files to align page elements perfectly with pre-designed mockups and wireframes
  • Created a visual style guide with The Gimp documenting the class naming conventions, and indicating where each should be used
  • Transferred knowledge by making copious notes explaining issues not readily apparent from the code, to aid future development efforts
  • Determined, tracked and maintained a list of all project deliverables
  • Learned the OneShield Dragon® insurance processing system and adapted the out-of-the-box Dragon® to correspond with a designer's approved style guide
  • Used MKS Integrity source control
 
CIBC
Woodgundy
Investorsedge
CIBC
May 2008 - Feb 2009
Senior Web Developer - Contract

  • Developed and maintained CIBC's web presence
  • Designed and implemented production webpages based on specifications and graphical mock-ups
  • Coordinated business requirements with BAs and graphic designers
  • Mentored junior developers in industry best practices
  • Learned TMS Content Management Tool
  • Created the CSS behind the CIBC Branch Locators
 
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Apr 2007 - May 2008
HTML Developer

  • Managed web content change process from inception to completion
  • Liaised with marketing on a daily basis to clarify project requirements and scope
  • Coordinated the efforts of the entire web team, and served as contact point for QA
  • Updated this, bilingual corporate website according to marketing requests, using XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop, Eclipse and JSP
  • Ensured brand values were consistently applied across entire website
  • Collaborated on a site redesign
  • Investigated, determined and implemented solutions to various rebuild issues such as compressing more content into less space
  • Reduced page weight by transitioning image reliant navigation tabs into lighter CSS navigation menus
  • Developed interfaces and micro sites with HTML, CSS and JavaScript from given wireframes and designs
 
The Globe & Mail
Globe & Mail
Globefund
Globeinvestor
GlobeinvestorGold
Globeadvisor
GlobeadvisorProstation
Sept 2001 - Nov 2006
Web Producer

  • Updated, maintained and developed the Globe and Mail's financial web properties in accordance with corporate and team web standards
  • Instrumental in creating GlobeinvestorGold and GlobeAdvisor Prostation websites under tight deadlines
  • Utilized sophisticated Java-based templating system to deliver dynamic web content
  • Invented and popularized department-wide development techniques for data reuse, employing XSLT to derive HTML pages from existing XML data
  • Developed and tested content and micro sites using XHTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, Photoshop and Illustrator ensuring pages were standards-compliant, and cross-browser compatible
  • Collaborated with project managers, designers, back-end developers, and other business units to ensure business requirements and deliverables were met
  • Responsible for coding and tabulating recurring and seasonal features such as the Annual Broker Survey
 

EDUCATION

Master of Information Studies Degree, University of Toronto 1998
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, (History) York University 1992

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Certificate, Internet Business and Technology 2001
  • Intro to Java and JavaScript
  • E-Business
  • Strategies for a Web Presence
  • Internet/Intranet Security Issues
  • Web Server Configuration
  • Intro to XML
  • Web-Enabling Your Database
CGI Programming 2001
Intermediate HTML 2000
Website Planning, Implementation and Mgmt 1998

References available upon request

Contact
 
416-922-0338