Jacob Schweitzer

Senior Full Stack Developer

 More than 10 years of experience in Information Technology including computer programming, networking systems, marketing, and customer support.


B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007)


  Native English speaker (with a Mid-western/Wisconsin accent)

  Spanish – 4 years (2 years at South Milwaukee High School, 2 years at UW-Madison)

  Russian – 3 years (2007-2010 one semester at UW-Madison and 3 years living in Russia)

  Portuguese – 8 years (2011-2014 studying at UFSC and 2011-Present living in Brazil)


 Cisco Networking Academy Graduate.

 Moz published post about an SEO tool I developed for their API.

 BuddyPress Profile Tabs published December 2012, has 500+ downloads.

 Code Canyon published my plugin:  Toolbar Remixed Pro in September 2013.

Personal Projects

BP Profile Tabs

A custom WordPress plugin I created for RusKey Biz to show jQuery UI tabs using BuddyPress profile groups for the BuddyPress profile pages.

Toolbar Remixed

A premium WordPress plugin I made to customize and control the WordPress toolbar.

Toolbar Remixed – Free (free version on wordpress.org)


Theme Fusion
Proactive Accountant
St Petersburg Tours

Work History


Senior WordPress Engineer
January 2016-January 2019
  • Architecting solutions for clients with enterprise scale WordPress websites.
  • Developing extensible WordPress themes and plugins for Gutenberg, dynamic AMP, content personalization, WordPress VIP, API integrations, code performance enhancements, and advertising systems.
  • Contributing to open source projects including the official AMP for WordPress plugin and Stream. 
    WordPress VIP Development

Theme Fusion

Web development
May 2015-September 2015
  • Fusion Gallery (image and video gallery plugin for WordPress)
    • Developed several different layout types including masonry (Pinterest) style layout
    • Made plugin extendable by adding WordPress filters and actions so add-ons could be developed
    • Created videos add-on to allow self-hosted, Youtube, and Vimeo videos in a gallery
    • Created layouts add-on for adding extra layouts
    • Converted plugin CSS to LESS and re-organized stylesheet structure
    • Added build automation using Gulp for minimizing files, auto-prefixing CSS, etc
    • Re-factored large class files from previous developer using class extensions
    • Implemented PhotoSwipe popup gallery integrating all its options and custom slideshow functionality



Web development
January 2014-January 2016
  • Surveys WordPress Plugins – Frontend and Database plugins
    • Custom surveys plugin with JavaScript (jQuery + jQuery UI) frontend and PHP / MySQL backend
    • Custom database tables to hold survey questions and results
    • Custom algorithm to determine survey results including archetype calculation
    • Custom algorithm to determine a centroid for a multiple user spider graph
    • PDF reporting of survey results with Google Charts created into images by using PhantomJS
    • WP Image Editor usage to crop images for usage in PDF
    • Pseudo cron events for creation of PDFs in background
    • Cron job for automatic cleanup of old PDFs
  • Modifications to the WordPress LMS Plugin by LearnDash
    • Including additional WordPress and BuddyPress fields in Course and Quiz exports
    • Fixing incorrect quiz titles issue
    • Force export of all users
    • Force export of all instances of quizzes taken (if they take quiz more than once)
  • Aloha Users Sync – Custom WordPress plugin
    • Monitoring folder for changes via WordPress Cron and WordPress option with MD5 of file list
    • Import and Update Users from a CSV file into WordPress
    • Updating log file on server with changes, updating specific email addresses if a problem arises
    • Import info from the CSV file into BuddyPress xprofile fields and BuddyPress groups
    • Creating Windows command line script to schedule a task, convert DBF file to CSV file, and FTP the file to a server


Web development
November 2013-July 2014

Proactive Accountant

Web development
September 2013-December 2013
  • DirectoryPress responsive theme migration
  • DirectoryPress theme customizations

Creative Round

Web development
February 2013-September 2013
  • Customizing WordPress Petitions Plugin and Theme
  • BuddyPress custom emails and notifications plugin
  • Parallax Signup Page
  • Social Widget Plugin
  • Subscribe to column plugin
  • Gravity Forms – WYSIJA integration plugin
  • Disqus Multisite plugin
  • BuddyPress to WordPress profile transfer plugin

Worlds Factory

Web development
January 2013-April 2013
  • Creating Levels / Rankings with progress bar for Achievements for WordPress plugin
  • Customized achievements for Achievements for WordPress plugin
  • BBPress report reply functionality
  • BuddyPress custom notifications
  • BuddyPress profile customizations

Dancing Bear Tours

Web development and SEO
2011-2017 St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Custom WordPress theme
  • Online booking form plugin
  • WordPress message board plugin
  • SEO and customer support on-going

Hotel Vera

Web development and Digital marketing
10/2010-Present St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Developed responsive, mobile ready, custom WordPress theme
  • Utilized WordPress custom post types for hotel rooms and prices pages
  • Designed new SEO friendly website
  • Increased organic search traffic by over 30%

TJ Travel

WordPress development and SEO
2010-2016 St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Setup on dedicated server
  • Created custom contact form plugin
  • Custom WordPress plugin for the message board
  • SEO and customer support on-going