Jsantos web solutions

About Me

Jerry Santos

Hello, again! My focus is Technical Programming and I am a software developer of business, commercial, and research applications. As a graduate of the Northeastern Illinois University Honors Program, I finished summa cum laude, a result of focus and dedication. My proficiency includes a wide range of technical skills such as: Java; HTML; JavaScript; CSS; PHP; Customer Relationship Management; Social Media Integration; Search Engine Optimization; Logo Design and Product Writing; Microsoft Word; Powerpoint; Adobe Design Programs. I am currently focusing on .NET applications (C#, WPF, XAML, ASP, Visual Studio 2015). I have a strong work ethic and am a very motivated individual. I show my commitment to a project through dedication and precision. I work equally well individually or with colleagues to achieve a common goal. Creative thinking, attention to detail, and a passion to deliver results on time are among my strengths.

Professional Experience

Software Analyst - Java/Mainframe Development - Versioning - Build Manager at CVS Caremark

2018 - Present. I manage SDLC methods and best practices to ensure that quality standards are met. Responsible for developing and implementing technical solutions as assigned, ensuring and adhering to all established methodologies, standards and guidelines, including but not limited to: analysis & design documents, program specifications, test plans and results, design, code, testing, debugging, and documentation of those programs while delivering assignments within specified time frames. Technologies: Java, Spring Hibernate, HTML, XML, XSL, JavaScript, Unix, SQL, DB2 (UDB), Unix shell scripting, COBOL, JENKINS, GitLab, Dimensions.

Software Developer at the NEIU Student Center for Science Engagement

2016 - 2017. My responsibilities include research, design, programming, and testing software modules that are used by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) faculty and students for biological research and hypothesis generation. I serve as team lead alongside biologists, mathematicians, and other computer scientists to create simulations of biological systems with NETLOGO and other software environments. My team was successful in designing a program to simulate how a viral outbreak proliferates through a population of people. I now train professors and pre-service teachers how to code using this program with the goal of introducing computational thinking into the campus curriculum.

Marketing Communications Coordinator and Lead Graphic Designer

1993 - 2011 (18 yrs.). Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. As the Marketing Communications Coordinator and Lead Graphic Designer for production of direct mail brochures, web content and sales material, I coordinated design and expedited workflow to a design team consisting of other designers, product writers and production assistants. As a focused team player, I worked closely with the sales force to assemble materials for presentations and for trade show marketing, meeting deadlines and accomplishing last-minute promotions. Directly communicated with vendors like hotels, cruise companies and tourism boards. My organization skills allowed me to effectively gather information for our travel products. Successfully designed and launched the company website which boosted sales. Performed weekly maintenance and updates to content. I also designed peripheral contents for clients??? websites, e-mail campaigns and web-based promotions. As the sole administrator for the company???s electronic commerce, I handled multiple tasks accurately and in a timely manner.

Office Manager

2014 - 2017. Northeastern Illinois University. My Responsibilities include: oversight of the Department of Linguistics office; Contract review and revisions; policies and procedural materials; report and document preparation; spreadsheet and database creation. bookeeping and payroll, meeting and events planning, inventory management, expense reduction, daily website maintenance through Drupal. Reference: Dr. Shahrzad Mahootian, Department Coordinator (s-mahootian@neiu.edu)

Freelance/Contractor Web Developer at jsantos.net

2001 - present. Graphic Design, HTML and CSS, PHP, Logo Design, SEO, JavaScript, Flash Animation, Shopping Carts, Wordpress, Weebly, Social Networking Integration, IT Specialist. I have successfully implemented and published websites using my creative talents to produce visually appealing designs. I strive artistically to emulate the look and feel of a client or product, leaving a lasting, positive impression to attract and retain a visitor???s attention. With 20 years of advertising and product branding experience, my services can help clients achieve a dominant presence online. By integrating web commerce, social networking and Search Engine Optimization, I have the industry knowledge to provide the resources a client needs to compete in the marketplace.


Programming Languages

JAVA, HTML/CSS, React, PHP, SQL, C#, JavaScript, COBOL, Flash, WPF, MVVM, .NET/Visual Studio, Objective-C/Apple Swift, Android, MATLAB, NETLOGO, grep, awk, sed.

Design Software and Content Management

CS5, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat, Wordpress, Weebly, Drupal.

Server Administration and Project Management

UNIX, XServe Administration, XServe RAID System, Workgroup Manager, Retrospect, DHCP:DNS, FTP, POP : SMTP. SCRUM and Agile procedures.


Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Entourage (mac), Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.


Northeastern Illinois University Honors Program

2013 - 2017. University Honors Scholar with a major in computer science and a minor in philosophy. Courses completed include: Programming I & II; Discrete Mathematics; Client Side Web Development; Server Side Programming; Design Algorithms; Software Engineering; Open Source Systems; Cyberlaw; Operating Systems; Computer Organization; Data Structures; Event-Driven Programming; Mobile Applications Development; Human/Computer Interaction; Computer Ethics.


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Customization and Configuration; Applications.

  • Implementing Business Units and Security Roles
  • Creating and configuring Microsoft Dynamics CRM Users and Teams
  • Creating and configuring fields for both custom and system entities
  • Creating and configuring custom entities, including standard and activity entities
  • Designing, creating and configuring relationships between entities
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Marketing Automation Applications
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sales Applications
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Service Management Applications
  • Managing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Service Scheduling Applications