Paul T. Allen
Columbia, SC, USA
15+
Years
Experience
8+
Years
Management
15+
Web
Technologies
Education

B.S. Business Management / Finance

Samford University
Birmingham, AL
May 2006

Master in Business Administration

Samford University
Birmingham, AL
May 2008
Projects

Below are a few projects that I have been putting some time into. This is not an exhaustive list, as some projects from clients are not listed here.

Description This site was for a church Christmas eve event. It needed to go up quickly and needed to have basic functions of giving information and taking RSVP’s. To get it out the door quickly, I spun up a GatsbyJS framework that I was familiar with and used some styled-components from other projects. The timeline […]

A CLI tool for matching email lists

A web presence for an ethical fashion clothing company

A conference website for the 2018 PME-NA Conference

A classroom library software for teachers

Class website for my U101 section

A proof of concept habit tracking app

My personal website with list of current projects.

A NodeJS CLI that cleans email lists of duplicates and invalid email addresses

A React app that shows a grade table based on the number of questions on a quiz, test, or exam

Mobile App for Grade Calculate

Experience
March 2021 - Present

Director of Engineering (Education Vertical)

Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
Lead 15+ engineers on 3 separate teams with an emphasis on strategy
Make strategic technology choices and resourcing decisions
Lead cross-functional tiger teams of engineers to address organization-wide challenges
Created product engineering technology stack standards
August 2019 - February 2021

Senior Software Engineer | Engineering Manager ( Education)

Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
Created tracking SDK library to leverage in-house analytics service used across all education sites
Built and led team that rebuilt the vertical’s web technology stack to manage a portfolio of 100+ sites with diverse user needs
Led team that created a dynamic rankings product to deliver customized college rankings across education sites
Led team that created the program marketplace where users can search for programs based on their degree interests
Built and led team that created the dynamic lead flow engine that powers over 50% of all revenue in the education vertical
February 2019 - August 2019

Senior Software Engineer | Engineering Manager (Bankrate)

Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
Developed 3 separate engineering teams, including setting coding standards, hiring personnel, and leading architecture decisions
Led team to build out Bankrate’s personal loans prequalification flow and loans marketplace
Led tiger team to overhaul the design system and component library used across all of Bankrate properties
September 2018 - February 2019

Senior Software Engineer

Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
Led integration efforts to merge an acquired business with current practices and technologies
Built a dynamic mobile lead flow product for the Bankrate home equity business using Javascript and VueJs
Constructed a dynamic rate table for home equity, personal loans, and auto loans lenders using VueJS
February 2018 - September 2018

Software Engineer

Red Ventures
Fort Mill, SC
Overhauled CI/CD process to modern Javascript and ES6 standards
Created a legal text library to dynamically display legal footnotes on products displayed
Led project to introduce new product site using VueJS and NuxtJS
August 2016 - February 2018

Marketing Technologist

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Overhauled the analytics infrastructure on all web properties using Google Tag Manager which led to increased flexibility in measurement and testing
Launched the College Newsletter Program that provided strategies to colleges within the university to successfully launch their newsletters
Rebuilt email templates that are used at the highest level
Authored several open-source programs related to email reporting and management
Found technology solutions to challenges facing the marketing and communications group
Defined, managed, and optimized the marketing technology stack
Provided guidance on technology systems and solutions to units inside and outside of the university
November 2014 - June 2016

Consultant

University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business
Columbia, SC
Led project to investigate potentially merging data systems across the college to leverage relational data
Provided input into communication strategy for open and custom executive programs
Advised on web and communication strategies across the college
April 2013 - June 2016

Assitant Director of Recruiting

University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business
Columbia, SC
Engineered and implemented the communication model for all prospective PMBA students
Designed and programmed the HTML email templates used throughout the communication model
Constructed a system to track current budget usage and processing
Designed and programmed all mass email communications sent to current and prospective PMBA students
Maintained and utilized the CRM system to enhance current recruiting and reporting efforts
Managed the information content and user experience of the PMBA website
Designed and developed systems to market and provide metrics on recruiting events and strategies
Provided input on broad level marketing decisions for the PMBA program
Developed and managed social media strategies for the PMBA program
June 2011 - March 2013

Admissions Coordinator

Southern Wesleyan University
Columbia, SC
Developed relationships with businesses to promote the programs for adult and graduate studies and advance the university’s interests
Started the SWU Ambassador program for adult students to enhance recruiting efforts
Promoted the university and the AGS program to students through various avenues
Advised students on programs that match their educational needs
Worked with students throughout the enrollment process to obtain all materials and fees required for admission and enrollment
2009 - 2011

Consultant

Cairo, Egypt
Built and developed relationships with members of the business community
Researched and implemented methods of conducting business in the Arab world
Consulted with small, local companies wanting to build Western clientele
Navigated living and working during the Arab Spring
2007 - 2009

Assistant Branch Manager

Regions Bank
Birmingham, AL
Directly managed the sale of all products inside the branch
Managed and developed sales staff employees
Achieved ambitious organizational goals in the areas of operations, sales, and customer service
2006 - 2007

Financial Services Representative

Regions Bank
Birmingham, AL
Summer 2005

Internship

Merrill Lynch
Birmingham, AL
Skills
Programming languages: Typescript, Javascript, NodeJS, PHP, HTML, CSS, GraphQL and SQL
Frameworks: ReactJS, VueJS, Express, TSED, NextJS, GatsybJS
Other Technologies: AWS, Git, Terraform, CDK, Graphql, REST, MVC, Microservices, New Relic, Datadog, Microsoft Office
Significant knowledge of recruitment management software such as Jenzabar EX and Hobsons Connect
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Operating Systems: IOS, OSX, Android, Linux, and Windows
Awards/Honors
Samford University’s Dean’s List
Completion of the Regions Bank Leadership Development Program
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Fraternity
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Student Government Association, Senator
Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts of America