Daniel Craig Jallits

Software Engineering Manager

A hands-on, multi-disciplined and results-oriented leader who is passionate about solving problems using Agile methodologies and open source technologies.

Work Experiences

Jallits & Associates

Elmhurst, IL
2000 - Present

Coming soon.

Grunt Style, LLC

Carol Stream, IL
Lead Software Engineer
2017 - Present

Grunt Style is a veteran owned and operated clothing company located in Carol Stream, IL. Founded in 2009 by a former Army Drill Sergeant who wanted to make fashionable apparel for citizen patriots and the military that instills pride in self, our military, and in country.

  • Contributed new features and refactored improvements to Odoo, formerly OpenERP, a python based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Furnished enhancements to a PHP middleware application that controlled business logic between multiple sales channels and the ERP system.
  • Developed various PHP applications to provide reporting across current and legacy platforms, ensuring consistent results amongst different data models.
  • Provided an environment that supports constructive feedback on performance with junior team members.
  • Yielded thought leadership throughout various business units, with substantial effort in the transformation to Salesforce Commerce, Marketing, and Service Clouds.
  • Led internal discovery processes in early company effort to migrate from Odoo to SAP.
  • Managed two small teams of software engineers and application/network help desk.
  • Reported to Chief Operating Officer.

Vision Integrated Graphics Group, LLC

Chicago, IL
Senior Developer
2015 - 2016

Vision is a leading provider of marketing solutions. The company specializes in multi-channel, personalized direct response campaigns, marketing automation, and the production of large-format graphics displayed at retail and large-scale event locations. Vision serves national brands across many sectors, including retail, insurance, healthcare, financial, e-commerce and non-profit.

  • Developed and enhanced feature sets for multi-tenant Magento Enterprise instance. Also responsible for front-end development and design of new storefronts during customer onboarding process.
  • Modernized business-critical, proprietary PHP application responsible for order management and status monitoring between multiple storefronts, inventory, manufacturing, digital asset management and ERP systems.
  • Ported loosely coupled PHP scripts into a Symfony/Console application automated by scheduled tasks with the Linux Cron and event listeners.
  • Migrated various legacy PHP applications from shared hosting and PaaS vendors attained through acquisitions/mergers to on-premise infrastructure.
  • Provided subject matter expertise on all things open source in an OS-adverse business culture.
  • Managed the day-to-day maintenance of all CentOS (v5-7) Enterprise Linux environments.
  • Provided support to both internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Managed source code with Git and issue management with JIRA.
  • Reported to Vice President of Product and Solution Delivery.

Total Attorneys, LLC

Chicago, IL
Digital Operations Manager
2013 - 2014

Total Attorneys (part of Martindale-Hubbell, an Internet Brands company), is a leading developer of Web-based marketing automation and sales tools for the legal industry, helping small and medium-sized law firms connect with customers and transact business more efficiently.

  • Designed and developed new infrastructure based on Debian Linux, HAProxy, Apache, Galera Cluster for MySQL, and PHP.
  • Proposed, initiated and oversaw rebrand effort of key websites, utilizing a responsive design framework and common style guide in coordination with UI/UX, SEO/SEM teams.
  • Deployed a new WordPress MultiSite (WPMS) instance to replace a variety of content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal, Ektron, Joomla, WordPress, and proprietary legacy PHP applications.
  • Led the auditing process of 8,000 domains and their contents. Migrated the best performing content from across those 8,000 domains and consolidated to 12 domains hosted on WPMS.
  • Modernized a PHP application offering a professional service profile directory, FAQs, reviews and long-form original content.
  • Maintained multiple Debian (v4-7) Linux environments.
  • Managed project code with Subversion (SVN) or Git.
  • Reported to Vice President of Software Development.

Verizon Communications, Inc.

Schaumburg, IL
Systems Engineer (Contract)
2013 - 2013

Verizon Communications, Inc. (simply known as Verizon), is a broadband telecommunications company and as of July 2016 with 142.8 million subscribers, the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States.

  • Designed and developed an API-First driven Learning Content Management System (LCMS), with Laravel PHP Framework, AngularJS and Bootstrap deployed to the Terremark cloud offering.
  • Managed source code with Git.
  • Reported to Manager of Learning Content Technology.

Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC

Chicago, IL
Digital Operations Manager
2012 - 2012

Tribune Broadcasting is an American media company which operates as a subsidiary of Tribune Media, a media conglomerate based in Chicago, Illinois. The group owns and/or operates 43 broadcast television stations and one radio station throughout the United States; it also holds full or partial ownership of three cable television and two national digital subchannel networks.

  • Served as the WordPress subject matter expert as the business migrated from a legacy Perl-based content management system to WordPress VIP.
  • Gathered requirements across enterprise to ensure required, and often contractually binding, functionality transferred to the new platform.
  • Coordinated weekly efforts among various vendors integrating advertising platforms, analytics, content generators/syndicators, dynamic delivery network services, video transcoding and upload services, traffic and weather data feeds into the new solution.
  • Managed remote, contracted development resources to launch inventory of news websites and native mobile applications across all major markets within the US.
  • Reviewed technical documentation, recommended best practices to Director of Digital Product.
  • Answered internal technical inquiries, liaised with stakeholders and coordinated working groups, performing demonstrations as needed.
  • Directed the migration process from on-premise infrastructure to the WordPress VIP PaaS.
  • Reported to Vice President of Digital Operations.

Xumulus, Inc.

Chicago, IL
Digital Operations Manager
2009 - 2012

Xumulus provides consulting services specializing in Oracle enterprise content management, open source web content management and e-Commerce platforms, as well as Google's G Suite business applications.

Pure Imagination, Inc.

Batavia, IL
Web Developer (Contract)
2011 - 2011

PUREi is an award winning, top rated advertising services agency offering creative design, web and application development, video production, photography and sales growth strategy as core competencies.

Plum Tree Group, Inc.

Chicago, IL
Technology Lead (Contract)
2011 - 2011

The Plum Tree Group is an interactive agency focusing on solutions for emerging businesses. We focus on Information Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, Marketing and Communications, Consulting and Micro Venture Support Services … all customized exclusively for small- and mid-sized emerging companies.

Ditley Web Design, LLC

Chicago, IL
Web Developer
2008 - 2009

A leading digital agency, Chicago-based Ditley Web provides print and web design, custom web application development and search engine optimization services to clientele at home and abroad; to a variety of industries ranging from entertainment to heavy machinery manufacturers and executive jet service providers.

U.S. Marine Corps

Chicago, IL
Non-Commissioned Officer
1996 - 2000

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the United States Navy, by Congressional mandate, to deliver rapidly, combined-arms task forces on land, at sea, and in the air. The Infantry is the central component of Marine ground forces.

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History & Political Science

College of DuPage
2006 - 2007

Web Technician & Programmer

College of DuPage
2003 - 2004

Computer Information Systems

DeVry Institute of Technology
2000 - 2001

Professional Skills

Top Skills



Expert, 18 years
Yes, it used to be a horrible language. I lived through it, but it has come a long ways and it still powers over 80% of the Internet.


Expert, 18 years
From relational databases like MySQL and Postgres to NoSQL such as MongoDB and Redis. It is all about the data.


Advanced, 18 years
Let's be honest, we all started out as script-kiddies, but I've matured and am now using jQuery, VueJS and some AngularJS.

Other Skills

Python Ruby Content Management E-Commerce E-Learning



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Get in Touch

I'm open to new opportunities while currently taking on freelance projects.

I can help with the following:

  • Product Management
  • Custom Application Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Search & Social Marketing
  • Lead Generation

Drop me a line at dan@jallits.com or call me at 312 725 9328