Hello! I'm Jared St. Croix a IT solutions expert a VIP consultant a corporate manager a seasoned project lead a web developer a game developer an app developer a programmer a digital artist a UX design expert an instructor & trainer a technologist

PROFILE

About Jared

About Jared

PROFILE
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  • Availability 4th Quarter 2019:  In demand; limited or none (contact for options)
  • Web Design Specialities:  eCommerce, Large Project, Small Business, Portfolio, Political Campaign, Educational
  • Programming Language Fluency:  Markup (HTML, CSS), Javascript (angular, react, backbone, meteor), Java, Liquid, SQL, PHP, jQuery, Unityscript, C#, C++, Ruby, Python
  • Diplomas:  Software Engineering Technology, Public & Private Investigations, Police Foundations (Deans Honours)


Jared grew up as a gifted child and developed a passion for technology and learning early in life. By age fourteen he was a chess champion, published short story writer, decorated member of the Scouts Canada program, singer, pianist, award-winning tuba player, and competitive game programmer. Jared received a full scholarship for his post-secondary education. He graduated with one of the highest overall grades in his class and was added to the Durham College Deans' Honour List in 2003.


In 2005 Jared was recruited by the RCMP and trained as a cadet in Regina. After training he was stationed at the Commissionaires Corps of Canada national headquarters in Toronto as a technical officer and security supervisor. Among other accomplishments during this time, Jared personally assisted then-President of Portugal AnĂ­bal Cavaco Silva with security during state visits, acted as a remote parole officer for the Department of Justice Correctional Services of Nova Scotia, and was the security detail officer-in-charge for Toronto Nuit Blanche two years in a row.


In 2006 during a ceremony at the Royal Military Academy, Jared received the highest award in the Commissionaires for bravery. Afterward Jared began working for Assistant Deputy Minister Frank Denton in the Ontario Provinical Government. Over the next four years he was involved with several high-level provincial and federal programs involving technnological upgrades of law enforcement, government, legal, transportation, health care, and tourism systems. This included working for Metrolinx, Go Transit, Community Health Care Centre Program, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario Ombudsman Office, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, and the Ontario Olympic Secretariat among others.


After a three-year role in the private sector as a senior technologist during the Ogilvy Renault-Norton Rose LLP law firm merger of 2011, Jared was again offered the chance to attend post-secondary college with full scholarship. In 2014 he graduated in Software Engineering Technology from Centennial College. Over the next few years he learned several programming languages and developed a passion for web and game development while working as a freelance developer.


Jared accumulated an impressive list of clients as a freelance developer and IT project manager. Coupling his past work experience with his programming skills, there doesn't seem to be any problem Jared cannot solve. Jared has been involved with innovative projects such as the One Laptop Per Child Program, Backpacker College, Pretty Bird App, Billy Bishop Shuttle Bus App, Codezilla Kids, and the national rollout of self-serve kiosks in all McDonalds restaurants.


Jared is now an IT Director and senior developer living in Toronto. He has been married to the lovely and supportive Camla since 2008. They are the proud parents of three beautiful children.


Most recently, Jared has created a niche for himself developing websites for YouTube content creators, journalists, political candidates, and celebrities.


Jared has a serious passion for developing elegant, practical solutions using cutting-edge technology. His natural aptitude for simplicity and creative problem-solving makes him sought after worldwide. Jared has been involved in some of the biggest and most impactful Canadian tech projects in recent memory. Always on the frontline of innovation, Jared's work shapes the world.


In his free time, Jared teaches rock climbing, builds custom computers, and makes pc games using Unity 3D. Jared is also a toastmaster, outdoorsman, and avid writer.



Experience
Education
Skills
Experience
Web Developer & IT Consultant - Freelance
2016 - Present

Facilitate IT upgrades, engage in full-service web development, and provide ongoing maintenance. Exercise superior client care when teaching basic troubleshooting and custom editing. Build web-based applications to assist with training operational staff including executives and team leads. Brainstorm and implement ways of improving administrative efficiency and business communications. Assist with hardware installations and new office setups.

Technical Coordinator - Private Sector
2010 - 2016

Developed and built applications to track project billing, expenses, and schedules. Travelled across Canada to test users, gather data, and manage contractors. Provided debugging of advanced technical issues. Delegated incoming support requests, dispatched technicians, and tracked completions. Escalated and assigned tickets between support levels. Consulted with engineers during technology infrastructure upgrades. Coordinated multi-continent video conference meetings and supported live media events.

Technical Assistant - Public Sector
2005 - 2010

Supported key ministry innovation projects. Collaborated with high-level investigations. Provided technical support for all users. Organized file system and digitized data. Facilitated the coordination, staffing and hosting of special events. Provided executive support and frequently travelled across GTA using own company vehicle. Established project-specific applications and digital tools for future use.

Education
Software Technology - Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
2012 - 2014

Courses Included: Advanced Business Communications, IT Project Management, Object Oriented Software Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Software Testing, Testing Automated Tools, Java, Web Design and Development, AGILE Software Methodology, Programming (Ruby, Python, C#, JS, HTML, CSS), Unity Game Development, Versioning Tools, Tutoring, and more.

Public & Private Investigations - Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology
2003 - 2004

Courses Included: Security Operations, Leadership, Physical Training, IT Crime, Digital Tech, Investigatory Tools, Truth Detection, Photography, and more.

Police Foundations - Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology
2001 - 2003

Courses Included: Interpersonal and Group Dynamics, Politics & Public Administration, Evidence & Investigation, Conflict Management, Criminology, Ethical Reasoning, Fitness, Psychology, Interviewing Techniques, and more.

Skills
html

javascript

css

Wordpress

Squarespace

Joomla

Powerpoint

Jaspersoft

Office 365

Project Coordination

SEO

UX

SSL

Analytics

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe illustrator

GIT

Telecomms

Investigations

Operations

20+

Years Tech Experience

53+

Successful Projects

118+

Industry Partnerships
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Contact
Availability 2019-2020
Email for More Info
Email
jaredstcroix@hotmail.com
Linkedin
in/jaredstcroix
Located
Toronto/North York
Ontario, Canada
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Website

2019 European Parliament election in the United Kingdom

  • Client : Various
  • When : 2019
  • Role : Web Developer
  • Technology used : nationbuilder, html, css, javascript, java, wordpress, shopify, teespring, oracle, coinbase commerce

Build and manage websites for political campaign candidates running in the United Kingdom's MEP election 2019.

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Operations Centre Management & Training Software

  • Client : Paladin Security
  • When : 2018
  • Role : App Developer
  • Used Technologies : sql, html, css, electron, react.js, backbone, meteor, jaspersoft, oracle

To maximize ops efficiency, streamline communications, meet business requirements, and allow users to easily complete routine tasks while tracking data in real-time. To train new ops staff using task-based instructional simulations.

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Website

Stage Theatre Culture & Review Website

  • Client : TorontoStage.com
  • When : 2018
  • Role : Tech Consultant
  • Used Technologies : Wordpress, html, css, javascript

"Thanks for the support, Jared! I can't tell you how many times I went back and forth with website issues. I was going bonkers!!!! So nice to see the project up to its professional standards and a return to my writing confidence which has been lost for 1-2 years. So proud of my achievements on the website. Shows how effective you are as an instructor. I successfully completed my tasks so your training has worked, I know what I'm doing. I only have you to credit for that because tutorial was so focused and easy to learn in our step by step process." - Owner

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Software

Project Management App

  • Client : NCR Corporation
  • When : 2015-2016
  • Role : App Developer
  • Used Technologies : sql, html, css, javascript, jaspersoft, oracle

Helps track and auto-calculate billing and expenses for teams of workers and their respective resource coordinators. Tables can be done by day, month or by year. Fields auto-calculate data in real time and can be displayed in custom graphs and charts. Manager dashboards can be customized by user. Main form is designed to be user friendly (for fields techs to use) and forms can be submitted on-the-fly via mobile. App updates data fields from submissions in real-time and auto-generateas approval requests. User 'Help Me' guide integrated into app. Interactive maps and task-specific launch buttons on welcome page to help users navigate. Export templates provided in several different file formats. Powered by advanced SQL queries.

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Chiropodist Clinic Website

  • Client : The Foot Clinic
  • When : 2018
  • Role : Web Designer | Web Developer
  • Used Technologies : wordpress, php, html, css, javascript, sql

"Thanks for the excellence in this project. Thank you also for the diligence. I wish you continued health and happiness." - Owner

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Self-Serve Kiosk National Rollout

  • Client : NCR Corporation
  • When : 2015
  • Role : Technical Resource Coordinator
  • Used Technologies : quickbase, jaspersoft, cisco, ms office, oracle

McDonald's roll-out of new "dual point" ordering setup and installation nationally, as part of a larger plan to improve customer service. Facilitated by National Cash Register Corporation Canada.

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Children's Coding School Website

  • Client : Codezilla Kids
  • When : 2015-2018
  • Role : Web Designer | Web Developer
  • Used Technologies : wordpress, cherry framework, html, css, javascript, java, sql

"Thanks for all your help Jared. Thanks also for the fast tunraround and for the good advice, especially with Mailpoet." - Owner

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Electronic Offender Monitoring System Rollout

  • Client : Province of Nova Scotia | RCMP
  • When : 2004
  • Role : Technical Officer
  • Used Technologies : ms office, law enforcement, experimental(contractor), custom software(govn't)

A supervision tool that monitors compliance with a geographical special condition of release by way of a monitoring device. A system-generated notification can be sent indicating that a geographical release condition may have been breached or signaling a problem with the device (e.g., device tampering of component worn on the offender's ankle).

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Ogilvy Renault LLP/Norton Rose Fulbright Merger

  • Client : Ogilvy Renault LLP | Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
  • When : 2012-2014
  • Role : Technical Coordinator
  • Used Technologies : ms office, polycom, tandberg, cisco, voip, sql, java

Thanks to a colossal effort by all staff, by June 2011, Norton Rose had combined with Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault and South African firm Deneys Reitz, creating a top 10 global legal practice with 38 offices and 2500 legal staff, totaling more than 5000 people worldwide.

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Metrolinx Big Move

  • Client : Metrolinx
  • When : 2008-2010
  • Role : Technical Assistant
  • Used Technologies : ms office, html, css, sql, custom software(govn't)

The Big Move is the regional transportation plan (RTP) published by Metrolinx for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in Ontario, Canada. It makes specific recommendations for transit projects, resulting from seven "green papers" and two "white papers" released for public discussion. After a series of stakeholder consultations and public meetings, the final RTP was approved and published by Metrolinx on November 28, 2008.

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Luxury Detailing Company Website

  • Client : The Clean-Up Crew Toronto
  • When : 2016-2017
  • Role : Web Designer | Web Developer
  • Used Technologies : squarespace, html, css, javascript, sql, java, c#

A mobile luxury vehicle detailing business that strives to fulfill customers' specific needs. Specializing in auto detailing, interiors and exteriors, steam cleaning, scratch removal, aesthetic repairs, stain and salt removal, and paint protection just to name a few services. Completely mobile with own electricity, own water supply, and auto detailing expert staff. Proudly serving Toronto and surrounding area.

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Community Health Centre Program

  • Client : Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • When : 2007-2008
  • Role : Technical Coordinator
  • Used Technologies : cisco, ms office, sql, custom software(govn't)

There are 101 Community Health Centres (CHCs) in Ontario. Each centre is an incorporated, non-profit agency, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. CHCs provide primary care services with an emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention. CHCs also work with local residents to build the capacity of the community to improve its general health. Typical CHC primary care teams include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, health promoters, community health workers and often chiropodists, nutritionists or dieticians.

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YP NextHome Website

  • Client : Yellow Pages NextHome
  • When : 2017
  • Role : Web Analyst | UX Consultant
  • Used Technologies : ms office, analytics, web tools, wordpress, html, css, javascript

Canada's real estate and rental experts. Users can search thousands of streamlined apartment, new home or condo advertisments for rent or for sale in real time using advanced mapping tools.

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One Laptop Per Child Canada

  • Client : OLPC Canada
  • When : 2017
  • Role : App Developer
  • Used Technologies : electron, ruby, python, java, c#, angular.js, react.js, meteor, sql, html, css

Founded in 2010, OLPC Canada is a non-profit organization that works with corporate sponsors, service groups, individuals donors and Indigenous leadership to enhance education for Indigenous students by providing access to technology that is rich in educational and cultural content. OLPC Canada also offers skill development workshops for students, such as introduction to coding and digital archiving of local language and culture.

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The PrettyBird App Website

  • Client : The PrettyBird App
  • When : 2017
  • Role : Web Developer
  • Used Technologies : wordpress, html, css, php, javascript, sql

PrettyBird2 is North America's first high tech beauty agency. It is a platform connecting Beauty Pros with an endless network of clients. We are empowering tens of thousands of stylists and artists to skip the salon and offer their services, whenever and wherever is most convenient for them.

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Nuit Blanche Toronto

  • Client : Nuit Blanche organizers via Commissionaires Corps of Canada
  • When : 2005-2006
  • Role : Officer-In-Charge / Security Supervisor
  • Used Technologies : radio, scheduling software, contract software

As the operations officer who finalized the contract, I was chosen as the lead security supervisor for Nuit Blanche two years in a row. The organizers were impressed by my scheduling, risk management, and ability to coordinate multiple security personnel live in large crowds.

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PSW Training School Website

  • Client : Prime International College
  • When : 2017-2018
  • Role : Web Designer | Web Developer
  • Used Technologies : wordpress, html, css, php, javascript, sql

A private training facility dedicated to ensuring that PSW and nursing graduates are fully equipped, knowledgeable, confident, professional and employable in their field of training. Students are able to experience the clinical placement site at two different facilities.

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Ontario Pavilion

  • Client : Ontario Olympic Secretariat | Ontario Ministry of Tourism
  • When : 2009-2010
  • Role : Technical Coordinator
  • Used Technologies : ms office, java, c#, javascript, sql, custom software(govn't)

The Ontario Pavilion for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games translated an impression of one of the province's most recognizable landmarks, Niagara Falls, into a light, shimmering temporary exhibition space.
Marking Ontario's leadership in the field of sustainable design and innovation, the Pavilion showcased energy and water efficiency. Great care was taken to ensure a minimal ecological footprint, while the pavilion materials were lightweight, recyclable, low-energy, easily transportable and repurposed once the Games concluded.

The project won numerous awards, including the 2011 Ontario Association of Architect's Design Excellence Award, the 2010 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction's CISC Innovation Award, and the 2010 Design Exchange Awards Gold Medal in Temporary Structures.

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G20 Inner Perimeter Continuity of Operations

  • Client : Ogilvy Renault LLP
  • When : 2010
  • Role : Essential Staff
  • Used Technologies : radio, cisco, ms office, tandberg, polycom, other communications devices

Public protesting and demonstrations began one week ahead of the 2010 G20 Toronto summit, which took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 26-27 June. Protests mainly consisted of peaceful demonstrations and rallies but also took form of a riot as a group of protesters using black bloc tactics caused vandalism to several businesses in Downtown Toronto. More than 20,000 police, military, and security personnel were involved in policing the protests, which at its largest numbered 10,000 protesters.

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Health Care Staffing Agency Website

  • Client : Easy Access Health Care Services Inc.
  • When : 2017-2018
  • Role : Web Designer | Web Developer
  • Used Technologies : wordpress, html, css, php, javascript, sql

Founded in 2008, Easy Access Health Care Services Inc. (EAHCSI) is staffed by experienced, accountable, and well-trained professionals in the nursing field who have a passion for caring.

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Ontario Ombudsman's Report: Getting It Right

  • Client : Assistant Deputy Minister Frank Denton's Office | Ontario Ministry of Consumer Affairs
  • When : 2006
  • Role : Technical Assistant
  • Used Technologies : ms office, sql, java, custom software(govn't)

Investigation into the transparency of the property assessment process and the integrity and efficiency of decision-making at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.

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Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation Rebranding

  • Client : Leisureworld Senior Care Corp | Sienna Senior Living
  • When : 2014-2015
  • Role : Technical Support Coordinator
  • Used Technologies : ms office, active directory, connectwise, networking tools, voip, rdp, html, css, javascript, sql, java

On February 4 2015, Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation rebranded itself as Sienna Senior Living Inc. The rebranding follows several years of growth and hard work to become a diversified seniors living organization providing retirement living, home care, third party management and long-term care services to local Canadian communities.

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GO Transit Electrification Study

  • Client : Metrolinx
  • When : 2010
  • Role : Technical Assistant
  • Used Technologies : ms office, html, css, sql, custom software(govn't)

In January 2010, Metrolinx initiated a study of the electrification of the entire GO Transit rail system as a future alternative to diesel trains now in service. The overriding purpose of the Electrification Study was to provide Metrolinx's Board of Directors with the information needed to decide how GO Transit trains will be powered in the future - using electricity, enhanced diesel technology or other means.

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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Shuttle App

  • Client : PortsToronto
  • When : 2017
  • Role : App Developer | Project Coordinator
  • Used Technologies : ms office, html, css, php, java, c#, javascript, sql

Complimentary shuttle buses are available outside Billy Bishop Airport's mainland pavilion and downtown across from Union Station on the east side of York Street. Available on weekdays, weekends and holidays, with enhanced non-stop shuttle service during peak hours, the trip to and from Billy Bishop Airport takes around 15 minutes depending on traffic. The shuttles are equipped with free on-board Wi-Fi and a live shuttle tracking app.

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