Stephen Yeargin

Web developer with a focus on agile project management and its connection to a coordinated marketing strategy.

Technical Skills

Professional Experience

Application Developer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Application Developer (January 2017 - Present)

Application Developer at Raven Tools

Manager of Development (February 2016 - December 2016); Operations Manager & Senior Developer (December 2014 - February 2016); Senior Developer (May 2011 - December 2014)

Interactive Strategist at Centresource Interactive Agency

Manager of Strategy (October 2010 - May 2011); Interactive Strategist (August 2009 - October 2010)

Web Developer & Graphic Designer at MTA Distributors

Director of Publications (August 2008 - August 2009); Media Specialist (September 2006 - August 2008)

Pre-press Technician & Web Developer at Union City Daily Messenger

Pre-press Tech / Mac Operator (May - August 2006)

Newspaper Editor at The Pacer

Executive Editor (August 2003 - May 2006); Technical Editor (October 2002 - August 2003)

Communications Intern at American Junior Golf Association

Communications Intern (May - August 2004)

Application Developer at Tri Star Services

Application Developer (February 2001 - January 2003)



Personal (August 2013); PHP, MySQL (later Ruby on Rails and Postgres), JavaScript

Built and maintain an online platform for managing season ticket groups for more than 2,600 pro and college teams. Uses Ruby on Rails 4 deployed on a Linode VPS. Integrated with XML Team, Twilio, Mandrill, Google Analytics and Mixpanel. Wrote open source Ruby Gem for XML Team integration.

Hubot Implementation

Raven Tools (August 2012); Hubot, Node.js, CoffeeScript

Implemented dozens of open-source Hubot packages to facilitate team transition to using ChatOps more effectively. Migrated Hubots to Slack from IRC. Authored internal APIs to obtain company key performance indicators to share with the rest of the team. Periodically add new services as necessary.

Redmine Implementation / Plugin

Raven Tools (December 2011); Ruby on Rails, MySQL

Installed and maintained Redmine, an open-source project management platform. Trained staff on its use as well as developed workflows for customer support and development teams to work more efficiently. Authored a plugin to to integrate with Zendesk for linking customer support requests to developer tasks.

Google AdWords Management and Reporting Component

Raven Tools (August 2011); PHP, MySQL, JavaScript

Lead a team of two to build AdWords management and reporting into the Raven Tools platform shortly after joining the company. Continued to maintain and enhance the integration through API changes and product requirement updates.

Wholesale Website Redesign

MTA Distributors (2008); PHP, Postgres, JavaScript

Developed a content management system to handle service and technical resources for a wholesale rental distributor. Created an object-oriented abstraction layer to integrate with a third-party vendor’s methods of displaying product information. Enhanced the visual appeal and function of the site with the jQuery library and numerous open-source JavaScript plug-ins. Ensured standards-compliant XHTML and CSS throughout the site’s template.

Cooperative Advertising Accounting Platform

MTA Distributors (2008); PHP, Postgres, JavaScript

Created back-end system to track cooperative advertising spending and collections. Integrated existing paper-based tracking of publications and projects with online database of vendors to track the amount of advertising space allocated per vendor in a given publication. Developed reporting system that generated requests for cooperative advertising funds per the terms stated on each individual vendor record. Added a method for tracking bids by printer and mailer for a given publication.

Intranet Portal

MTA Distributors (2007); PHP, Postgres, JavaScript

Created back-end system for multi-enterprise collaboration. Intranet portal allowed each department manager to manage files for their particular section of the website. Created a dynamic dealer directory tool using the Google Maps API to aid customer service representatives in directing end users to our customers, tailored to their proximity and range of services offered. Created numerous other tools and reports that worked with data stored in a PostgreSQL database from our ERP/CRM systems. Created overall layout and design for from team members’ conceptual illustrations.

Amazon Merchant Services Integration

MTA Distributors (2007); PHP, Postgres, XML

Launched project to bring two retail enterprises, and, to the Merchant platform. Created XML files from a PostgreSQL product information database to specifications provided by Assisted outside vendor with establishing transaction communications with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Worked closely with AWS integration team to create procedures and train staff for managing orders received through the Seller Central interface. Supported day to day operations of the systems so that they did not interfere with the wholesale distribution operations.

Redesign of Newspaper Website

Union City Messenger (2006); PHP, MySQL, JavaScript

Redesigned complete newspaper website that had been three months behind schedule in less than three weeks after joining team. Worked with the team to meet goals for the website and develop a work-flow that every component group could meet. Created the website with XHTML and CSS standards-compliant design. Developed advanced features beyond the capability of the underlying proprietary system to add dynamic weather reports and automatic updates from the classified advertising system. Integrated online advertising capability for present and future revenue sources.

Content Management System

The Pacer (2004); PHP, MySQL, JavaScript

Created a dynamic website for the campus newspaper to replace a rarely updated static website. Used PHP and MySQL Server to deliver the weekly contents of the newspaper to an online audience. Utilized latest RSS syndication standards to dynamically integrate with student information system portal. Trained three separate years of staff members on an intuitive content management back-end system. Created an open-source project to continue development of PacerCMS for future use by student and community newspapers.

Online Product Requisition

Tri Star Services (2003); ASP/VBScript, JavaScript

Created a supply chain ordering system for each store manager to request products and supplies from the warehouse with intuitive back end system for ease of use. Used ASP/VBScript and Microsoft SQL Server to create a Web-based ordering system for deployment to more than 90 convenience store locations. Products were accessible via browsing categories, keyword search or direct entry of unique ID number. Saved company thousands of dollars in lost orders or improperly completed order forms and produced $18K below competing offers.

Fuel Competition Survey

Tri Star Services (2002); ASP/VBScript, JavaScript

Developed a collaborative intranet portal with user login to share documents, applications and other relevant material via any networked machine with a Web browser. Used ASP/VBScript and Microsoft SQL Server to create a Web-based competition fuel survey system for deployment to more than 90 convenience store locations in Middle Tennessee. Daily reporting used by management to set fuel prices and meet FTC requirements for fair competition. Implemented project for a $33K cost savings below vendor offerings.


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Institute; License #1672054

Earned November 2013; Expires November 2018


University of Tennessee at Martin

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications (major); Business Administration (minor) - 2006