Achilles Poloynis
PO Box 838, Ukiah, CA 95482 - (707) 293-5639 -


I have over 15 years of full stack web, graphics, UI/UX, and application development experience using various platforms and languages, with a focus on JavaScript, PHP, CSS/Less, MariaDB, and Linux. I'm resourceful, with a critical eye, and a strong work ethic. I handle demanding tasks with perspective and good humor. I take pride in making positive impacts on society and working with teams that value integrity and excellence.

Skill set

I have a broad background with many different programming languages and applications as well as the ability to quickly to learn new applications and/or languages to be implemented with accessibility in mind, and cross-browser functionality intact. I have set up, upgraded, and maintained LAMP servers for others as well as run my own personal server. The following are some of the more prominent languages, tools, and applications that I have a strong knowledge of:
Languages & Frameworks
  • JavaScript, Angular, TypeScript, PHP (OOP & procedural), CSS, HTML, Perl, Drupal, Wordpress, Cordova/Phonegap, NativeScript, iOS/Android, Objective C, Java, Salesforce Apex, Ruby
Software, Platforms, & Other
  • Linux, Apache/2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects), Android Studio, Xcode, Git, JIRA, Node.js, Composer, Docker, Balsamiq, Wordpress, Drupal, Moodle, Cordova/Phonegap, Audacity
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Experience Highlights

Senior Software Engineer
Sonic Internet (December 2022 - Present) Santa Rosa, CA (
  • Working with stakeholders from multiple departments, I led the development and deployment of a customized email marketing platform by integrating our systems with Mautic's API, significantly enhancing our digital marketing flexibility.
  • I build, deploy, and maintain a diverse range of applications using Perl, Python, PHP, and JavaScript within a Linux environment, ensuring robust and scalable solutions.
  • Modernized legacy systems to improve efficiency and security, reinforcing trust in our technology infrastructure and customer data privacy.
Senior Developer
Common Sense Media (March 2022 - December 2022) San Francisco, CA (
  • My work for Common Sense included troubleshooting, accessibility enhancements, and fixes for bugs in Drupal 9 using PHP and JavaScript to support pre-launch enhancements for Common Sense Education’s migration from Drupal 7.
  • I collaborated closely with designers to brainstorm and implement component creation for new custom content types using OOP PHP, JS, SCSS/CSS, and twig templates, enriching the platform's functionality and user experience, while prioritizing accessibility standards.
Technical Lead / Software Engineer
Sonoma State University (April 2018 - October 2022) Rohnert Park, CA (
  • To enhance functionality in ways that meet the university's high security standards, I developed custom applications, JavaScript widgets, and APIs as needed.
  • Refactored, repaired, and replaced legacy code to upgrade many Drupal sites with specific attention to meeting WCAG(accessibility) standards.
  • I create mock-ups, artwork, and design assets as needed, saving time, money, and bandwidth of colleagues.
  • As a technical lead, I took on maintaining Linux servers, aws integration, platform migrations, and needed shell scripting, enabling continued functionality for students, faculty, and staff.
  • I use my full stack software engineering and broad graphic arts/UI skillset to communicate efficiently with various teams within the university.
  • Technical lead for migrating over 100 department sites and data to a new Drupal platform.
Software Engineering Manager and UI Programmer
Autonet Mobile (March 2008 - October 2017) Santa Rosa, CA (
  • Using information both from myself and from our engineering team, I provided the scope, spec, documentation and design of new mobile and desktop applications, both functionally and visually.
  • I programmed and developed user interfaces for Autonet's products as well as for the customer facing web sites, in-car router portals, and mobile apps(iOS and Android) for Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Chevy, Mopar, and other major car manufacturers and dealerships.
  • I quickly developed a set of tools using Angular2, PHP, OBD2 our custom native mobile applications, Elasticsearch, and Firebase to communicate between dealers, vehicles, and users phones in real time. I used various tools including vehicle GPS, and phone accelerometers if available, to track vehicle locations, access various vehicle features, and create custom phone/email notifications upon meeting specific criteria.
  • I created and implemented custom integration between Salesforce and our website to securely manage users profile and app suite subscriptions.
  • I managed in house as well as overseas developers ranging from crews of 4-8 people. I tracked progress, delegated tasks/bug fixes, and lead the team to meet aggressive timelines from prototyping for VCs to delivering products, as well as their new releases, to end users.
Senior Web Consultant
Cisco Systems (August 2000 - June 2001) San Jose, CA
  • I met with business users around the world to design, develop, and implement custom news portals and forums using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JAVA, UNIX, and PERL to make sure each site was secure, each with its own -look and feel- fitting within the Cisco Systems design criteria.
Web Developer
Autodesk Inc (February 2000 - August 2000) San Rafael, CA (
  • I created, modified, and maintained Autodesk's year 2000 site and company branding redesign in the US and Asia Pacific using primarily JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and Photoshop.
Freelance Developer
Various (1999 - Current) Ukiah, CA
  • I have always tried to make time to take on projects that are particularly interesting and/or have a positive impact on society, often donating time and/or services to local non-profits, radio stations, and school organizations.

Recent Work Examples

Sonoma State University Hooper for Supervisor Autonet Mobile