Web / SEO / Drupal Developer

Kristen Pol - Resume


AVAILABILITY AND RATES. I work on part-time telecommuting contracts from Santa Cruz, CA, doing web/LAMP/Drupal programming, search engine optimization (SEO) and/or Java development. My preference is for contracts that allow for substantial telecommuting and/or are located within the Santa Cruz area. I have been a Drupal developer for more than 7 years and am actively working on many Drupal websites for several clients.


  • 17+ years experience in technical positions in academic, Fortune 100 and startup environments.
  • 12+ years experience in technical leadership positions as Project Lead, Architect and Senior Developer.
  • 13+ years experience in web design and development including SEO, e-learning, e-commerce and internationalization/localization.
  • 15+ years experience in object-oriented design, developing clean, extensible and reusable software.
  • 7+ years experience as Drupal developer/architect programming in versions 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • MSEE from Stanford, BA Physics and Mathematics from UCSC, and post-graduate coursework at Stanford, UCSC and San Jose State in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Art/Design.


STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 9/94-6/95; GPA 3.7/4.0
MS, Electrical Engineering; Full Department Academic Fellowship
BA, Physics; BA, Mathematics; Honors in double degree; University Honors


CRUZTECH, Scotts Valley, CA, 1/01 – present
Founder and Chief Architect: Responsible for application, web, Drupal programming and search engine optimization (SEO) consulting projects as well as product research, development and commercialization activities. Designed and developed several web and GUI products for commercial distribution. Projects include development of manufacturing, education, and developer applications using Java, PHP and Drupal, and SEO for large websites. Specializing in Drupal development and Drupal SEO. Details are available at my Drupal programmer page.

LUTRIS TECHNOLOGIES, Santa Cruz, CA, 12/97 – 1/01
Consultant – Application/System Architect: Responsible for overall architecture and design on 6 web projects for 4 clients (Adaptec, CancerTrust, Qusic, Petroglyph). Responsible for design and development for core subsystems of 9 web projects for Lutris and 3 clients (Adaptec, Qusic, Kinko’s). Sole ownership of 4 projects for Lutris and Kinko’s. Responsibilities included creating project plan, requirements definition, functional specification, use cases, prototype plan, vendor recommendations, schedule, application and system architecture, subsystem design, integration strategy, QA plan and deployment process. Application Architect (technical lead) for one of Lutris’ largest projects (Adaptec/ roxio.com) with a team 20 Lutris consultants and 10+ Adaptec staff, and a budget of over $1.5 million.

HEWLETT PACKARD, Components Group, CSSD, San Jose, CA, 7/95 – 12/97
R&D Systems Engineer: Designed and implemented software and hardware for characterization and testing of isolation and infrared components. Developed data analysis and web-based software tools.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY, EE Department, Stanford, CA, 3/95 – 6/95; Graduate Researcher

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Physics Labs, Santa Cruz, CA, 9/92 – 9/94; Technical Assistant IV

SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UCSD, CA, 6/93 – 9/93; Undergraduate Researcher


Language   PHP, Java, SQL, HTML, XML, JavaScript, Perl, C/C++, Unix Scripting
Web LAMP, Drupal, E-learning, E-commerce, App/Web Servers, Servlets, CGI, JavaScript/DHTML, CSS
SEO Keyword Research, Content Optimization, Website Optimization, Wordtracker, Overture
Drupal Drupal Developer/Architect, Versions 4/5/6/7, Drupal SEO (pathauto/global redirect/nodewords), CCK, Views, Custom Module Development, Hooks, Custom Theme Development (phptemplate), Internationalization/Localization
Java Swing/JFC, Java3D, Java2D, AWT, Threads, Reflection, Servlet, Applet, JDBC, J2EE, EJB
Design OOD, N-Tier System Architecture, N-Layer Application Architecture/Design, Information Architecture, UML, Object-to-Relational Database Design, Internationalization
Process Full Project Lifecycle, Requirements Gathering, Use Cases, Build vs. Buy, Vendor Selection
Data Oracle, Informix, MySQL, XML, XML Schema, XML DTD, ExoLab Castor
Team Training, Mentoring, Code Review, Performance Review

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