About Steven Bielik

Work Experience Synopsis

Steven Bielik is proficient in developing and implementing streamlined, modular document and content delivery systems and content repositories, the content of which is added and updated by administrative staff members and editors, and the output seen daily by millions of viewers. The most basic solutions combined dynamic HTML pages and custom scripts for retrieving from and modifying information in MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server databases. Languages used for these systems include PHP, ASP, and Perl.

Steven has redesigned and re-engineered entire web sites and systems, using dynamic and advanced scripting techniques to ensure a consistent look-and-feel, modularity, scalability and lower maintenance costs.

Steven has also designed membership sections with e-mail/wireless alerts. The membership and eCommerce-enabled shopping cart sections of these highly trafficked sites integrated with various third-party APIs (e.g. Authorize.net, PayPal, CCBill, and CyberCash) for Credit Card processing, and robust back-ends allowing administrators to modify access-rights, subscription expirations, and other account information on the fly, as well as issue credits and track other transaction details.

Current Work Experience

His most recent experience, as Principal Software Engineer for Quotient Technology (fka Coupons.com) Inc., helped to bring a startup public, having rebuilt their flagship site in PHP from ASP, and reducing page-load time 2000x, and increasing transactional capacity 100x. Steven was also instrumental in improving the deployability, maintainability, and scalability of this company’s core products, integrated with retailers around the country, leading to steady, positive growth in revenues and a significant reduction in cost.

Previous Work Experience

Previously, as chief developer of OroLatina.com, Steven helped this pioneer of the 14 Karat (14K) Gold Jewelry industry reach a Google Page Rank of 4 in under one year through the use of various SEO techniques. OroLatina LLC is a discount retailer of 14 karat gold jewelry with an amazing array of gold necklacesgold earrings and other types of jewelry in custom styles in yellow goldwhite goldtwo-tone and tri-color gold. Developing administrative tools and services allowed this organization to present their extensive catalog with ease.

Before that, being architect, developer and CTO of the Pluginz Network and PluginStores conglomerates, allowed Steven to gain invaluable experience in all aspects of web application and system development, maintenance and management. With assignments in California and the United Kingdom during the staffing process, he was instrumental in transferring knowledge and overall, I helped to ensure consistent and reliable information architecture, code optimization, modularity and reusability.

Skills and Qualifications

Steven has extensive experience developing n-tiered environments and middle-ware.

Programming Languages:

Expert in: PHP, ASP, Perl, SQL, and JavaScript.Also well versed in XML/XSL and UNIX shell scripting languages including sh, csh, bash, ksh, awk, and sed.

Platforms and Operating Systems:

Skills in this area include: Windows 2000/NT 4.0 (workstation and server), Windows 9x, Linux (Slackware, Mandrake, and Red Hat), Solaris, Novel UnixWare (SCO), HP-UX, and OS/2. I have also installed and administrated Oracle 8i, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, mySQL, Netscape Enterprise Server (iPlanet), Apache, and Internet Information Server.

List of Clients and Startups

Pluginz, Inc.
Praxis Press
Elsevier Science
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Miami Beach, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
White Plains, NY
White Plains, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
Drastik Plastix
PR Newswire
The Allied Group
Scientific American
Bankers Trust
Cantor Fitzgerald
Goldman Sachs
New York, NY
Jersey City, NJ
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY


State University of New York at Albany
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Minor in Business Administration

Teacher’s Assistant for semester-long college level class of 30 students in BASIC programming for business applications, holding office hours and grading self-made projects.

Graduated May 1997

Nassau Community College
Associate of Science Degree in Computer Sciences

Elected Treasurer and then President of Jewish Student Union 1994

Public Speaking and Awards

Guest speaker for Albany Business Computing Association speaking on an introduction to the business uses for JavaScript (1997)

First-Place Winner of Coupons.com Hack Day 2011/12, both popular and best hack, for printing coupons from the iPad, at the time, only available from a desktop PC. [see video]