Jacob Fike

Jacob Fike

Web Application Developer

Professional Profile

LAMP developer with 10+ years experience. Familiar with popular PHP and JavaScript frameworks. Comfortable with object-oriented languages and many common design patterns. Very passionate about social networking, cloud computing and new web technologies.

Work Experience

Dec 2010 - Present

PHP Developer

Disney Interactive Media Group (Playdom, Inc) — Full-Time

  • Created internal tool suite for directly accessing and querying multiple versions of a game server for development and testing purposes.
  • Transitioned onto the java backend team to help with game server for high-profile Facebook games.
  • Worked on PHP framework that allows any game to be run on multiple social networks from a single codebase..

Dec 2009 - Present

Chief Technical Officer

Avalon Labs LLC — Full-Time

  • I am the lead developer behind Avalon Labs' first venture: Fellowstream, a team-oriented to-do list.
  • I do contract web developement for GarageGames.com.

Dec 2010 - Present

PHP Developer

Playdom, Inc — Full-Time

  • Collaborated with a small team to build a Java game server for Playdom's largest Facebook game.
  • Worked with PushButton Labs on their Twister framework for social games.

Oct 2006 - Dec 2009

Senior Web Developer

GarageGames — Full-Time

  • Performed back-end and front-end development for high-traffic sites InstantAction, Torque Powered and Great Games Experiment.
  • Worked with a variety of technologies including: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript and XML.
  • Performed Linux server administration and maintenance.
  • Created new and worked with existing web services such as Facebook Connect and Twitter.

Apr 2001 - Oct 2006

Web Developer

Freelance — Part-Time

  • Designed, developed and launched a project management web application for game developers called Overlord.
  • Built team collaboration websites for various members of the indie game development community.
  • Developed, hosted and maintained online stores, blogs and online communities for multiple customers.

Technical Skills

Expert, 10 years


Well versed in Object-Oriented programming, MVC frameworks and web services. Proficient at database design, administration and optimization. Experienced with CakePHP, Zend Framework and Code Igniter. Familiar with SOAP/XML web services such as Facebook, Twitter and payment processors (PayPal, Authorize.net, Chase Paymentech, etc).

Expert, 12 years

HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Very comfortable with front-end development including taking a design from Photoshop to the browser. Experienced with jQuery, Prototype/Scriptaculous, Google Closure and YUI JavaScript frameworks. A wizard with AJAX. Actively using CSS3 and HTML5.

Experienced, 5 years

Server Administration

Comfortable in Linux/Unix systems. Familiar with installing, securing and configuring web and database servers. Proficient in server optimization and caching strategies. Familiar with Amazon Web Services including SQS, EC2, S3 and CloudFront.

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