Paul Giberson

Software Architect

Work Experience

Higher Logic (Formerly Socious)

Mesa, AZ
Software Architect
January 2016 - Present

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.

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

(Higher Logic acquired Socious in January 2017)

Coding tools for migrating customers from Socious platform to Higher Logic.

Worked to strip functionality from Socious AMS system for customers integrated into Higher Logic

Working on Higher Logic platform tasks in C# .net


Mesa, AZ
Senior Full Stack Developer
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 ran for over seven years.


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.

Professional Skills

Top Skills



Expert, 10+ years


Expert, 10+ years


Expert, 8+ years


Expert, 8+ years


Expert, 7+ years


Advanced, 5+ years

Other Skills

node.js C# LESS Bootstrap CVS
PhpStorm Apache HAProxy AWS Bash CentOS Linux
Agile Scrum Kanban Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery