Bidsync

Bidsync

The Opportunity

Bidsync is an enterprise government bid application that allows companies to bid on government contracts.  They needed a new website and decided to use WordPress.

The Ask

The challenges for Bidsync were three-fold:
  • Making sure that WordPress was scalable and fast.
  • Making sure the template was error-free and functioned appropriately
  • Security –  Bidsync houses government contract information and needed to make sure the server and code was secure.  

Resolution

In creating the template we had to interface with the Bidsync API to retrieve current bid information and display it on the homepage.  We did this with an AJAX request to the API. We then made sure the template was free of all PHP and Javascript errors.We set up the Linux servers and did extensive security and penetration testing to ensure that servers were up to date on all software and all known security holes were patched.  Once the servers were set up we installed powerful caching software to make the site super fast and enterprise-ready.
Jacob Billings
During my career, I have worked in a number of different roles that have helped me understand the overall software development process. These roles include project management, senior developer, Linux administrator, technical sales consultant, and company owner. Working within these roles has given me an in-depth knowledge of best practices in software development.
I offer a strong aptitude for learning new technologies and a proven track record of meeting aggressive goals. My most notable skills include:

Software Development: I bring over 13 years of experience in developing software for multiple clients in various environments. I have a solid knowledge of PHP, Javascript, MySQL, Python, and Java.

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work on projects for some of the most recognized brands on the planet. Brands like Marriott Hotels, Microsoft, Ashland Chemical, Capital One Credit Cards, Cadbury Schweppes, GE and more. This has given me an in-depth understanding of my client's challenges as they grow. I know how to get a company from startup to maturity with technology. My specialties are in E-commerce(specifically Magento), process automation, and security.