Darren Hughes

5 Dice Way  |  Seattle, WA 00000  |  000-000-0000  |  darren.hughes@dice.com

Talented Senior Web Developer with advanced skills in design, analysis, and optimization


  • 10 years of experience in all stages of Web and software development lifecycle, from concept and development through quality assurance (QA) and tuning.
  • Highly versed in Web 2.0 concepts with skills in creating websites with RSS, social networking, games, and video capabilities.
  • In-depth understanding of security, SEO, and optimization to maximize site performance.
  • Extensive knowledge and on-hands experience in information architecture, web design, project management, and testing.
  • Proven background in large-scale enterprise application implementations. Superior communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Coding: ASP.NET, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, HTML, CSS, C#, Visual Basic
Operating Systems: Unix/Linux, Windows XP/Vista
Databases: SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle 9i, MS Access
Applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Flash, content management systems


ABC Company, Seattle, WA
2005 - Present
Senior Web Developer for media company specializing in financial news.
  • Lead team of 8 in development, testing, debugging, and maintenance of dynamic and secure websites and web-based applications, including widgets, templates, and microsites
  • Use ASP.NET, JavaScript, AJAX, XML, J2EE, and other front-end and middle-tier technologies and standards, as well as content management system.
  • Oversaw third-party content integration and migration project involving architecture, design, implementation, and testing of integrated web applications on aggressive timeline. Successful project was completed on time and under budget.
  • Work with technical, design, business, and editorial staff to create applications and pages.
  • Research current industry trends, and assist with development and promotion of coding best practices within team and industry.
DEF Inc., Seattle, WA
2003 - 2005
Senior Web Developer for leading manufacturer of audio equipment.
  • Developed original e-commerce website and Web applications, encompassing design, coding, testing, and maintenance for this 250-person company.
  • Hired and trained staff of 3 designers and 1 developer to create online advertisements and widgets for partners and distributors.
  • Spearheaded tracking and metrics reports for company executives; used metrics to estimate trends and recommended enhancements to e-commerce applications (order status and real-time tracking), increasing sales 50% year-over-year.
  • Named Employee of the Year in 2003 and 2004.
HJK Corp., Seattle, WA
2000 - 2003
Web Developer for municipal department with 5 offices.
  • Designed and developed web applications and user interface for various municipal departments. Projects ranged from Flash-interactive microsites to advertisements.
  • Mentored interns and managed scheduling on semester-by-semester basis.
  • Attended college career fairs to promote careers in Web development.
  • Assisted in software development and customization projects using open source tools.
  • Helped develop intranet with phone list, web mail, and calendar function.
  • Gathered requirements and specifications for enhancements to websites.
LMN Company, Seattle, WA
1998 - 2000
Web Developer for major Information Technology company.
  • Built, tested, and implemented user interface applications.
  • Assisted with product development projects.
  • Integrated UI with large backend applications.
  • Wrote and edited content for company's website and e-newsletters.
  • Aided in writing technical documents for website enhancements and updates.
  • Helped develop and maintain plans and schedules for site redesign and relaunch.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1998)
Microsoft Certified Professional CompTIA A+ Certification


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