Curt Helmerich

Web Application Developer

Certifications, Skills, and Clearance

Professional Experience

Over five years of experience designing and maintaining object-oriented and standards-based web applications for corporate, small-business and non-profit clients.

Time, Inc.
New York, NY
March 2011 to present

Front-end Developer / Architect – Contractor, Developer for all of Time Inc's lifestyle-brand websites, including:

New York, NY
February 2011 to March 2011

Presentation Layer Developer – Contractor, developed website prototype for one of TandemSeven's large financial clients.

  • Translation and interpretation of wireframes and style guides into HTML, CSS, and jQuery code
  • Targeted IE 7 client using graceful degredation methods
New York, NY
Dec 2010 to Jan 2011

Presentation Layer Developer – On-site contractor, developed front-end prototype and integration code for a SharePoint intranet project. Skills used included:

  • Precise translation of branded design into terse HTML and CSS
  • Functional specs implemented with JavaScript, jQuery, and 3rd-party plugins
  • SharePoint integration via C# coding and ASP.NET web server controls
IFC Center
New York, NY
Jul 2010 to Oct 2010

Freelance Java Web Application Developer – Collaborative project to develop a web application for IFC Center's Queer|Art|Film montly film series.

  • Built a Java-based MVC web application deployed on Google App Engine, matching specified design.
  • Developed using: J2EE Servlet and JSP, JSTL, Custom tags, JUnit, Objectify Persistence, HTML, CSS, jQuery
New York, NY
Aug 2009 to Mar 2010

Freelance Web Application Developer – Delivered business solutions for multiple web applications on the IBM Lotus Domino 8 platform for the UNICEF intranet.

  • Developed reusable, object-oriented, MVC-based LotusScript libraries that encapsulated business workflow, multi-sheet Excel reporting, and dynamic, client-configurable website menus.
  • Developed reusable, web-standard HTML templates, CSS stylesheets, and client-side JavaScript libraries for screen and print.
  • Provided additional assistance with project management, advocacy, and user training.
Mountbatten Institute
New York, NY
Dec 2008 to Jul 2009

IT Manager for a small business that brokers international finance internships and offers postgraduate business programs in New York, London, and Bangkok.

  • Expanded firm's web presence via the development and expansion of the Academic Programmes website, planning and launching the firm’s initial video presence on YouTube, and standardizing online surveys.
  • Initiated planning for a company-wide extranet,, to begin leveraging the firm’s data assets and serve the needs of the external audiences of interns, teaching staff, and client companies.
  • Managed IT resources, systems, and personnel in New York, London, and Bangkok offices, and implemented a job-ticketing system, project proposal standards, and employee guidelines for my staff.
Technology Inc.
New York, NY
May 2007 to Dec 2007

IBM Notes / Domino 6.5 Application Developer for MTI, working onsite at the U.S. General Services Administration.

  • Designed and implemented object-oriented and DAO-based reporting library to leverage origination-to-award metrics from GSA Region 2 contract processing database for the Regional Administrator's Office.
  • Report customization implemented through configuration documents vs. changing code. Library extensible through new report-specific subclasses.
  • Redesigned and redeployed legacy Notes application for paperless and remote approvals of employee leave requests, achieving over 90% acceptance rate among employees.
Self-Employed Boston, MA
Jun 2001 to Jun 2006

Developed residential real estate properties through purchase, renovation, and resale in the greater Boston area.

Interliant, formerly
The Jacobson Group
Cambridge, MA
May 2000 to Jun 2001

Maintained two submission and peer-review IBM Notes / Domino web applications for the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

  • Increased performance of web application through code optimization, in some cases, decreasing webpage load times by a factor of 10 by reducing calls to server by over 70%.
  • Enhanced scalability by restructuring persistent data storage file system and optimized application to handle increasing number of submissions, over 30,000 at the time.
IBM / Lotus
Cambridge, MA
Mar 1998 to May 2000

Web Application Developer for IBM's website.

  • Developed template-based web application solutions for the Lotus marketing team for other Lotus product websites.
  • Enabled machine translation on portions of website using Lotus Translation Components.
  • Entrusted as backup support for Domino web server administration.

(Fulltime employee after March 1999; independent contractor previous to that time.)

Various Clients
Boston, MA
Feb 1997 to Mar 1998

Database Application Developer – Developed and deployed cross-platform, stand-alone database applications using FileMaker Pro on Windows and Macintosh for several small-business clients. Solutions included:

  • Event registration application with credit-card processing for a college symposium
  • Issue tracker for a legal-aid call center
  • Contact manager for an expedition travel service
Design Plus Boston, MA
Mar 1993 to Mar 1997

IT Manager – Managed all hardware, software, and networking for small Mac OS-based design firm, and established and maintained the firm's initial web presence.