Russell Hayes

Russell E. Hayes

Expert Web Developer

Personal Profile

Available for remote technical and engineering duties leveraging Open Source technologies, including Drupal CMS, LAMP, and 3rd party API’s. Over 25 years of web development expertise. Currently serving on the P.C.C. CIS Advisory Committee, helping define higher education standards for the next generation of software developers.

Work Experience

Creator at HOG[SCAN]

2015 - Present

Created, maintain and market SaaS suite of tools to aid in management of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) Chapters. A Drupal 7 multisite front end, with custom content types and custom modules tailored to running H.O.G. Chapters. Includes an API to serve content to a purpose built smartphone application. Features include SMS messaging, DMARC compliant, DKIM signed, and SPF verified email services. Runs on AWS EC2, S3, SES, and SNS.

Motorcycle Safety Instructor at Team-Oregon

2019 - Present

Team-Oregon is the only state approved provider of motorcycle safety training and motorcycle endorsement testing in the state of Oregon (MSF does not operate in the state of Oregon). On behalf of Team-Oregon, which is operated by Oregon State University, I conduct range training sessions, providing verbal instructions and physical demonstrations of the proper techniques and strategies involved in the safe operation of a motorcycle. I consider it a public service, and my way to contribute to the motorcycling community for which I have such a passion.

VP of Development at SoPops & Measureful

2012 - 2019

Guided and mentored a team of software developers in the production of a custom SaaS portal, bringing social network content to site visitors while maintaining brand engagement. Prototyped and developed core architecture, API services, and deployed on AWS EC2, S3 and RDS infrastructure.

Led a development team in updating an enterprise class social network analytics SaaS acquisition developed in Ruby. Together, we tripled the available data source connectors, and improved user experience through well considered enhancements.

Technical Project Manager at Oak Tree Digital

2011 - 2012

Managed technically demanding web development projects for premier web design agency serving major brand organizations. Maintained client communications, developed functional specifications, timelines and budgets. Oversaw development process and enforced established best practices.

Senior Software Engineer at

2010 - 2011

Managed a team in the development and deployment of on the Open Source Drupal CMS platform. Integrated external data sources and API’s. Developed HTML5 Chrome Application & Extension.

Director of Development at Blackbox Republic

2009 - 2010

Managed Software development team in the creation of a custom social networking website for enthusiasts of alternative lifestyles. Guided resources, defined sprint objectives and monitored progress toward milestones.

Web Software Engineer at Attensa

2004 - 2008

Lead developer on a web based RSS aggregator and reader. Used popular libraries in the construction and development of web based applications monitoring content consumption. Helped define patented technologies related to analysis of consumed data.

Web Czar at

2000 - 2004

One of the primary developers of Panels Network Technology, which delivered inline popups to extend the functionality of web based advertisements. Invented novel methods for tracking and reporting user interaction with ads.

Release Coordinator at Extensis

1996 - 2000

Developed and maintained a suite of 14 cross platform installation applications for popular graphics applications extensions. Used MindVision VISE and InstallShield in the development of installer applications. Earned InstallShield Certification in 1999. Also used WebStar and Lasso to create early DHTML website for Beta Tester feedback and issue tracking.

Key Skills

  • Unix / Linux
  • AWS EC2
  • AWS S3
  • Apache
  • SQL
  • MariaDB
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Drupal
  • Git
  • API Creation
  • 3rd party APIs
  • And much more...


Portland Community College

ASE Certification

Educated prior to the Internet era, my early career was as an ASE Certified Auto Mechanic. Worked in the automotive industry for 5 years, including serving as Primary Pit Crew Member for a Winston West NASCAR team.