Paul Giberson

Software Architect

Work Experience

Higher Logic

Mesa, AZ
Director of Software
January 2017 - Present

Coding tools for exporting data and migrating customers from Socious community platform to Higher Logic platform.

Continuing to feature flag functionality within Socious AMS system for customers integrated into Higher Logic.

Working on Higher Logic platform tasks in C# .NET and TFS.


Mesa, AZ
Senior Director of
Software Development
January 2016 - January 2017

Lead team of 4 developers for Socious Product Development reporting to CTO.

Planned weekly sprints utilizing Kanban to fix bugs and add features with a weekly release cycle.

Spent the latter portion of 2016 building a new responsive client side application for Socious Events software. This effort was used to replace native mobile application development that customers had poor experiences with in prior years.

Core Responsibilities: Code Review, JIRA Ticket Management, Agile planning, Architectural Software Decisions, Complex Software Development, Large Refactoring Projects, Software Release Management (weekly)

(Socious was acquired by Higher Logic in January 2017)


Mesa, AZ
Application Architect
October 2012 - December 2015

My vast knowledge of the Socious platform was leveraged to continue to rapidly build features and scout potential ideas via various R&D projects.

Started to slowly build a development team, I was the driving force for major technological changes such as version control (git), branching strategies, code review, software upgrades, IDE changes, hardware advancements.
This resulted in implementing Jira, Stash (Bitbucket Server), PhpStorm, New Relic, and Sentry.


Mesa, AZ
Full Stack Developer
May 2009 - October 2012

Migrated from full-time system administrator role to roughly 50/50 development and operations. Started with small scale features and bug fixes in the main Socious codebase.

Codebase comprised of a traditional LAMP stack along with counterpart Java applications. Majority of work was PHP focused with some tendency to dive into Java and basic raw HTML/JS/CSS.

Eventually migrated off system administration as much as practically possible and eventually migrating off IT administration role as much as possible.


Mesa, AZ
System Administrator
February 2008 - May 2009

Server migration from bare metal to cloud servers. Further migration from cloud providers to other cloud providers. SQL Backup Strategies (Replication, S3 Archiving) Data Backup Strategies (using EC2 and S3 Archiving) Server Provisioning Code Deployment Nagios Deployment and On-Call Rotation In-House IT Administrator / Tech Support

Independently wrote a PHP (Zend Framework 1) based web application for interacting with production code and allowing for CVS commits. Application is still running in production as of January 2017 (> 7 years deployed)


Mesa, AZ
March 2004 - February 2008

Managed/Purchased IT resources including computers, printers, networking equipment, dealership software, and servers.

Custom programmed forms for Tracker Suite dealer software program.

Managed online inventory and photographed all vehicles.

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