Hi Dealer Inspire,

I believe I would make an ideal candidate for your Director of Engineering position, and barring that, I think I’d also make an ideal candidate for your PHP/JS Developer role.

What separates me from the pack? Communication. Every developer to apply will likely have mastery of the skill set. For my part, I’ve been developing in PHP and JS specifically for WordPress for almost a decade and a myriad of other technologies, frameworks, and languages for 15 years. However, the most important lessons I’ve learned in that time have not been technical. They have all been related to better communicating ideas and positions to team members, being a more proficient leader, and learning to better understand and coordinate the needs of the client, the owners, and the development teams.

Just as importantly, I have direct experience not just with PHP, JS, and WordPress, the prerequisites for this job, but I even have direct experience in full stack development for the automotive industry. I co-authored the CMS that the Aston Martin website runs on in 2008.

As a designer and programmer with 15 years of experience building software for dozens of platforms, not the least of which include Windows, Mac, Linux, the web, iOS and Android, I believe I could make a valuable contribution to furthering your company’s success and goals. My career includes several years exclusively with WordPress and automotive websites which have collectively processed millions of dollars in revenue and have reached billions of visitors.

My career highlights include:

  • Full Stack Developer
  • Lead Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Technology Director

I have been “around the block” in the Northern Michigan web development scene and the vast majority of that work is for chambers of commerce, which while profitable isn’t the most exciting work, so I would really look forward to working in a more upbeat automotive setting. My career would include all the skills needed from design and development to web marketing and team management. I have worked on hundreds of successful projects to date from local brick and mortar stores to international car companies and federal government agencies

I believe that my experience would make me an ideal fit your WordPress developer position, and given my passion for both web development and all things automotive, I think this job would be an ideal fit for me too! Please feel free to use the website as you will, or more traditionally, you can reach me by email at leifchanson@gmail.com or by phone at (231) 445-0242.

Best regards,
Leif Hanson

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