Matthew Rotter
3504 SE Sherman St.
Portland, OR 97214


Software Engineer with 12 years of experience specializing in demanding, data-driven, web-based applications. Familiar with all aspects of software development including requirement gathering, architecture, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance. Able to build relationships with key members of organization. Maintain knowledge of ermerging technologies and best practices.

Leader, mentor, project-oriented, problem-solver, quick learner, enthusiastic.


Java, XML, SQL, PHP, JSP, Javascript/Ajax, Perl, Tcl, AWK, C, HTML, CGI
Apache, Tomcat, Weblogic, Mysql, Sybase, CVS, Bugzilla, JIRA, Twiki, Confluence, StoryServer
Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Ant, JUnit
Linux, Unix, Windows


Chockstone - Portland, Senior Software Engineer, 2004 - 2007

  • Worked on a J2EE transaction application for handling gift card programs; creating new system features and fixing bugs. Built new XML APIs.
  • Created custom Apache/MySql/PHP client sites. Designed and built MySql schema for web application. Implemented XML API with the J2EE server. Brought system up to security standards (SOX, SAS70, CISSP) for certifications keeping with OWASP recommendations.
  • Worked closely with various departments, including requirements gathering from product/business teams, writing test plans with QA, writing deployment documentation/scripts for operations, and communicating needs to systems administration. Helped put best practices and processes into place during transtion from startup, such as true requirements documents, design documents, code reviews, and release notes.
  • CNET Networks - San Francisco, Senior Software Engineer, 1996 - 2003

  • Wrote JavaBean components and their JUnit tests during migration from legacy system to J2EE platform. Implementation used Model 2/MVC architecture, similar to, but developed before, the Struts framework. Created and deployed builds using Ant.
  • Team lead for JSP developers. Built controller servlet for handling requests. Created custom tags for retrieving content and other tasks. Wrote presentation libraries based on content types. Managed Tomcat and Weblogic appservers.
  • Participated in design and implementation of many systems, including content management, database and Apache mods.
  • Utilized "best practices" in areas such as project management, documentation, version control, and build systems.
  • Other key projects included migrating data from new acquisitions, a User Reviews system, and maintaining data feeds for large-scale product/price data catalog.

    Ideograf Creative Services - San Francisco, Principal/Lead Engineer, 1995 - 1996

  • Perl scripts for form-handling, message boards, and email.
  • UI design and implementation
  • Discovery and implementation of new technology.
  • Minor systems administration.


    Center For Electronic Art school - San Francisco, 1996 - 1997
    Taught CGI course for accredited web program.

    Silicon Reef - San Francisco, 1996
    Built and maintained sites for clients such as Pacbell, Playboy, and NRMA.

    Cybersight - Portland, 1995
    Built web sites for Epic Records, K2, and Molson Beer.


    California State University, Fullerton
    B.A. degree 1993

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