Robert D Payne

Work History
Jan 2006 – Present
RDP TechSolutions, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Versatile web developer with 10+ years of progressive hands-on experience in software engineering in WordPress, PHP, and backend development.  Typical examples of the work performed include:

  • Development using PHP, mySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS and HTML
  • Building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications
  • Development of website backends, including WordPress taxonomies, custom fields, customized database configuration, and external APIs
  • Working with mySQL and creating custom SQL queries
  • Maintenance and development of ETL (extract, transform, load) processes that perform database inserts and/or updates
  • Custom post type management
  • Development of responsive website frontends, using HTML and CSS Media Queries and the Bootstrap Framework.
  • Development of WordPress Plug-ins
  • Troubleshoot and resolve usability and technical issues on existing client sites
  • Test and deploy feature and plugin updates to existing client sites
  • Utilize debugging tools such as Xdebug and Chrome DevTools
  • Utilize object-oriented programming principles
  • Working with source control tools such as GitHub

Key Achievements:

Developed the RDP Wiki Embed plugin that pulls content from any MediaWiki website (such as and embeds it in pages and posts. RDP Wiki Embed can also look for all links to wiki sites listed in the Security section and force the content on the current page to be replaced with the content found at the wiki site when the link is clicked. Visitors are able to read wiki content without leaving your site.

Developed a Chrome extension and custom plug-in that worked in tandem to allow LinkedIn user data to be extracted and loaded into WordPress by programmatically creating WordPress user accounts. Additionally, LinkedIn posts and comments were able to be extracted and added to the WordPress database, where they were used as content for the CM Answers Q&A discussion plug-in.

Quality Control Specialist
Oct 2005 – Jan 2006
ExpertTech Solutions, Los Angeles, CA
  • Used MS SQL Server to maintain records of electrical components for a system that allowed suppliers and manufacturers to facilitate sourcing transactions.
  • Provided quality control and generated SQL reports to analyze user activity and service issues.
  • Responsible for the oversight of imported inventory data from suppliers of electrical components.
  • Ran SQL scripts to validate data for production tables and for staging tables.
  • Handled system updates, troubleshooting and prepared import specifications.
Web & Software Developer
Jun 2005 – Sep 2005
VisionCore Consulting, Irvine, CA
  • Wrote customized development applications for the Yardi property management software.
  • Prepared client-side applications in ASP.NET, VB.NET, Visual SourceSafe and Oracle 9i.
  • Developed tables, views, stored procedures and functions in both SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Produced code for a real estate market report using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Intranet Application Developer
Jan 2004 – Jun 2005
Triton Acceptance Corporation, Brea, CA
  • Coded complex object-oriented intranet workflow application related to loan creation, underwriting, funding and loan servicing.
  • Produced Intranet web application with ASP.NET, VB.NET and MS SQL Server 2000.
  • Developed MSMQ and BatchQueue framework to schedule multithreaded batch reporting.
  • Created ASP.NET Web User Control to produce dynamic, self-rendering forms.
  • Coded behaviors, JavaScript, and web services to dynamically populate browser list controls.
  • Developed tables, views, stored procedures and functions in MS SQL Server 2000.
Web & Software Developer
Apr 2002 – Mar 2003
Obsidian Technologies, Tustin, CA
  • Managed CRM, recruiting and retailing web applications for Herbalife distributors.
  • Coded a complex object-oriented web application using ASP.NET, ADO.NET, VB.NET, and JavaScript for online registrations, contact management, task management, web services and lead purchasing.
  • Developed administrative backend to manage authorization and authentication, user information, purchased services and billing.
  • Designed applications for e-mail campaigns and automatic daily billing of CRM subscriptions.
  • Produced form letters and billing statements in Crystal Reports.
  • Developed tables, views, stored procedures and functions in MS SQL Server 2000.
HTML and CSS Series
Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Advanced CSS3 and HTML5
  • Intermediate CSS3 and HTML5
  • Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5
Client/Server and Web Development Techniques with SQL Server
California State University, Fullerton – University Extended Education
Visual Basic
1998 – 1999
California State University, Fullerton – University Extended Education
Microsoft Access
1998 – 1999
California State University, Fullerton – University Extended Education
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
1992 – 1993
California State University, Fullerton
Associate of Arts, Business Administration
1989 – 1991
Fullerton College
Associate of Arts, Economics
1989 – 1991
Fullerton College
Presentation Layer
HTML • CSS • JavaScript • jQuery & jQuery UI • AJAX • JSON
Business Layer
PHP • Object Oriented Programming (OOP) • Settings API • Options API • Administration Menus • Custom Post Types • Custom Taxonomies • Shortcodes • Actions and filters • Custom hooks
Data Layer
mySQL • SQL • Views • Stored procedures and functions
VS Code • GitHub • wp-scripts • npm • Photoshop • xDebug • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)