John Szafraniec

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer


With more than 17 years of experience at fast-growing start-ups and cutting-edge corporations, I'm proficient at building highly performant, highly scalable, and responsive enterprise-level web applications. My skill set includes Java, AJAX, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Database Design.

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  • Java
    • Java Web
    • Spring / Spring Boot
    • Spring MVC / Spring Web
    • ThymeLeaf / JSTL / EL
    • Maven / Ivy / Gradle
    • MyBatis / Hibernate / JPA
    • Java EE
    • Test Driven Design
    • Junit
    • TestNG
    • Spring Security
    • Android Development
    • Liquibase
  • Database
    • MySQL
    • Normalization & Design
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Front-End
    • HTML5
    • XHTML
    • CSS3
    • Sass
    • Responsive Design
    • LESS
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • AJAX / JSON
    • Bootstrap
    • Foundation
    • Foundation For Apps
    • Angular.js
    • Ruby
    • Bower
    • NPM
    • Microdata / Microformats
    • SEO
    • Semantic Markup Design
  • Web
    • Tomcat
    • HAProxy
    • NGINX
    • Apache
  • Microsoft
    • ASP .NET MVC (Razor)
    • ASP .NET
    • .NET Framework
    • C# .NET
    • Linq
    • Silverlight
    • WPF
  • OOP
  • PHP
    • Laravel
    • Code Igniter
  • Software
    • IntelliJ
    • Netbeans
    • Eclipse
    • PHPStorm
    • Visual Studio
  • OS
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
  • C++

My Strengths

  • Self-motivated. I'm a driven, hard-working and internally motivated individual.
  • An excellent communicator. I can articulate complicated concepts to teammates and executives.
  • A team player. I enjoy working in a team environment and bring positive energy to the office.
  • Self-taught. I love mastering new skills and techniques.
  • An expert in my field. I adhere closely to the latest web standards, innovations, techniques and technology trends.


  • Courtesy Electric Company

    Senior Full Stack Engineer | -

  • This or That Media / HometownQuotes

    Senior Full Stack Engineer | -

    • Designed and built a full featured A/B testing system with real-time mobile app to optimize conversion rates for landers and forms driven by PPC, leading to 10+ tests per week and 10% lift in conversion rate
    • Designed and developed key financial dashboards and reports across multiple departments, and enabled mobile access via an android app and a web-based mobile app
    • Led the charge on migrating the company‚Äôs server platform from AWS to a local data center by building and deploying 15+ custom Linux servers to reduce costs
    • Contributed to 50% of the company's revenue by architecting and building a paid search driven consumer lead generation platform
    • Rebuilt entire front-facing customer web based portal to use a cross browser, responsive layout that over 2,000 agents use everyday
    • Developed and maintained large-scale lead-gen platforms capable of sending and receiving thousands of leads per minute

    is an online provider of insurance leads.

  • Scripps Networks

    UX / UI Engineer | -

    • Standardized new HTML/CSS/JS development practices for nearly 20 front-end engineers and designers to simplify the development process
    • Designed and developed internal software applications to manage all types of media across various platforms

    Front-End Engineer | -

    • Implemented various promotional pages from Target and Bacardi utilizing semantic and cross-browser techniques
    • Restructured configuration and layout of high-traffic pages to simplify development and improve page speed and performance
    • Supervised and performed all crucial maintenance and applied fixes for high traffic websites (HGTV, DIY, Food Network and GAC)
    • Responsible for all JavaScript and CSS production pushes through various CDNs, mainly Akamai

    is a leading developer of lifestyle content that includes an array of broadband video, social media areas and e-commerce components attracting more than 20 million unique visitors monthly. Scripps Networks is comprised of HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network (FLN) and Great American Country (GAC).

  • Cadre5 LLC

    Full Stack Engineer | -

    • Created large-scale web applications for corporate and government entities
    • Architected and standardized semantic HTML and CSS to simplify page creation for a over 10 developers
    • Mentored team members in the proper use of semantic HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and front-end best practices
    • Responsible for JavaScript / Front-End performance of million+ rows of data being displayed to end users via HTML
    • Incorporated jQuery to enhance the user experience and simplify AJAX calls
    • Performed front-end and back-end programming using C#, ASP.NET and Java
    • Strategized and designed applications from back-end to user interface

    is a full-service technology and design firm in Knoxville, Tennessee, specializing is custom software development.

  • Focal Point Technologies Inc.

    Software Developer | -

    • Created full featured content management systems for clients who wanted to easily manipulate your website's content.
    • Worked face to face with clients to understand and create what they have envisioned
    • Developed personal and real-estate-based web sites
    • Managed several servers, including DNS, web and mail
    • Worked with clients to strategize and plan projects
    • Maintained communication throughout projects to ensure client satisfaction

    is a national Internet-design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee.


ITT Tech

Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Engineering

During my time at ITT Tech I was employed as a full time full stack software engineer at Cadre5 and later, Scripps Networks. I received my bachelors degree in about 2.5 years by testing out of the programming courses that were offered.