Eric Pfeiffer

Full Stack Developer & Linux Enthusiast

Recent Works

Experience

  • Creative Sizzle

    Lead Web Developer

    Arlington Heights, IL | - Present
    • Rebuilt legacy custom-made CMS which is now based on Laravel / Winter CMS
    • Decreased server resources needed with the newly rebuilt CMS: page load times were reduced by 70%.
    • Improved the speed and capabilities to create client specific functionality into our CMS.
    • Use Github Actions to automate code testing and improve reliability.
    • Setup, maintained, and monitored all of the production servers/infrastructure.
    • Converted office infrastructure from on-premise Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange server to a fully remote setup on GSuite (Google Workspace) allowing fully remote workflows.
  • Electrical Systems & Services

    IT Contractor

    Sturtevant, WI | - Present
    • Supported employee workstations and fixed issues as they arose.
    • Upgraded Windows Active Directory from server 2003 to 2016.
    • Migrated Fortinet firewall to PfSense.
    • Supported the company's on-prem mail server.
    • Migrated from bare-metal Windows server to type-1 hypervisor running XCP-NG allowing services to be split up among multiple VMs (virtual machines). running Windows and Linux (Ubuntu/CentOS) servers.
  • Beakon Labs, LLC

    PHP Developer/Devops Engineer

    Remote Internship | -
    • Setup, configure, and deploy all backend infrastructure using AWS for hosting and Laravel as the backend framework for the Nightstir mobile app.
    • Automated code deployment and testing using CI/CD pipelines.
    • Used Dokku as a self-hosted heroku-like infrastructure allowing all of the back-end code to be deployed with buildpacks and dependencies defined within the git repo so builds were repeatable and predictable.
  • DePaul University

    B.S. Computer Science

    Chicago, IL | -
    • Concentration in Software Engineering
    • Member of Fundamental Research in Academic Gaming (DeFRAG)

Skills

Web Development

User Experience

Linux Server Administration

Technologies & Software

Languages

  • SCSS/CSS

    90%
  • JS

    70%
  • SQL

    80%
  • PHP

    90%

Frameworks

  • Laravel

    80%
  • Winter CMS / October CMS

    95%
  • Tailwind CSS

    90%

Tools

  • PhpStorm

    95%
  • Git

    90%
  • Linux

    90%