Jess Green

Web Developer located in the Greater Twin Cities area. I specialize in Frontend-, JavaScript, PHP development, and design.


PHP (frameworks: Laravel 5, Lumen, and CakePHP), HTML5, CSS3, Sass/Scss. JavaScript: React.js, jQuery, Node. Task runners: Grunt, Gulp. Version control experience, using Git and SVN. Design implementation using Photoshop and Illustrator. Working with and creating virtual environments using Vagrant and VirtualBox. Experience working with issue tracking systems JIRA, Trac, and Github’s issue system. Experience working in an Agile working environment, coordinating with QA, project managers, and designers.


  • Web Developer

    Self-Employed/Freelance, Forest Lake MN August 2017 - Present

    • Responsible for maintaining Manga+Press, an open-source WordPress plugin.
    • Designed frontend interface and created an Express.js-based app for displaying a user's most-played artists.
    • Created a REST-based API for maintaining a user's music collection using Lumen and Reactjs.
  • Digital/Creative Developer

    Periscope, Minneapolis MN July 2013 - July 2017

    • Built a CMS and API using Laravel for managing rainfall data in select locations.
    • Used Django and Django Rest Framework to create a rewards API for an in-store mobile app.
    • Maintained workflow applications for versioning newspaper advertisements.
    • Used React.js to create a dynamic form generated using a JSON response from CakePHP.
    • Built a tool for importing CSV and Excel spreadsheet files into a MySQL database
    • Utilized Grunt.js for automating compilation of Sass/Scss files and minification of resulting CSS files.
    • Utilized CakePHP framework in the creation of a PDF-generation system.
    • Built an email newsletter management plugin for WordPress.
    • Experience working with JIRA
    • Experience working in an Agile working environment.
  • Developer

    The Nerdery, Bloomington MN July 2010 - July 2013

    • Completed lead developer training.
    • Mentored junior developers.
    • Developed WordPress themes and plugins for large- and small-scale websites
    • Used Zend Framework to create a Facebook App to connect users according to their tech habits.
    • Used Zend Framework to implement a Forum, News and Comments system for a personal care/cosmetics website.
    • Experience working with Trac (issue tracking system)
    • Experience working in an Agile working environment.


The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Bachelor of Science Degree in Interactive Media Design

With Honors, GPA 3.6.