Paul Burney

Salem, MA(978) 267-7334
Skype/MSN/AIM - PWBurney •


I am currently in search of 1099 contracting clients, either remote (telework) or in the Greater Boston area. Interesting projects and startups that can utilize my talents as a full-stack developer go to the head of the line.


Communication and translation are my specialties: from specs to code, design to prototype, geek speak to end-user. With over a decade of experience in education, research, and technology, I am able to translate business goals and requirements into useful action items for software developers and information technology staff. I am the combination of high-quality design, top-notch programming, and detail-oriented management skills that gets everyone on the same page to get things done right.

Key Skills

Expert-level skills (Most > 10 years experience)

Development: PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL Administration, SQLite, AJAX, jQuery, jQuery Mobile, YUI, PhoneGap / Cordova, Bash, XML, SOAP, REST, SSL, CVS, Subversion (SVN), Git, Memcache
Applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, OmniGraffle, OmniFocus, Basecamp
Platforms: Linux (RedHat, SuSE, CentOS, Ubuntu), Unix (Solaris, FreeBSD), Mac OS 6 – Mac OS X 10.8, iOS 1–7
Languages: English, Spanish

Additional Proficiencies

Development: Ruby, Rails, Perl, Flash, ActionScript, WordPress, Symfony, CakePHP, PostgreSQL, XSLT
Platforms: Windows
Languages: French, Brazilian Portuguese

Fun things I'm exploring

Development: Java, Python, Objective-C, C
Platforms: Android
Languages: German, Italian, Russian


Senior Server Engineer, Integrations
5/2018-presentLexia Learning, a Cambium Learning© Group Company, West Concord, MA

Summary: As part of the myLexia data and integrations team, I manage our integrations with third-party vendors and partners, including Clever, Classlink, and more.

Senior Software Engineer
12/2013-4/, Boston, MA

Summary: is the leading online retailer of home goods, bringing in nearly one billion dollars in revenue in 2013. When the small startup I’d co-founded faltered, I chose to gain experience working at an organization with hundreds of engineers and enormous scope.

Chief Technology Officer
2/2004–present Lotsa Helping Hands, Wellesley Hills, MA

Summary: Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Our service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need. To date, more than one million Members have lent a hand through a Lotsa Helping Hands Community and more than 50 national nonprofit organizations partner with Lotsa to support caregivers. Lotsa Helping Hands also offers customized, private-label versions of its service to organizations in many different industries and opportunities for sponsorship and affiliate marketing programs. For more information about Lotsa Helping Hands, visit

As the Chief Technology Officer for Lotsa Helping Hands, I am responsible for designing and implementing all aspects of the company’s technologies.

6/2000–present Burney Web Services, Chestnut Hill, MA

Summary: As the principal of Burney Web Services, I've done a wide variety of design, programming, and other consulting work for numerous clients.

Web Development Faculty
3/2011–present Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Waltham, MA

Summary: As a member of the Web Development faculty at CDIA, I taught areas ranging from design to programming, created new curriculum, and guided students' portfolios, projects, and practicums.

Manager of Technology Integration
4/2004–8/2008 The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA

Summary: In my position as the Manager of Technology Integration for The Concord Consortium, I was responsible for an intimate understanding both of our technology resources and our business practices. It was my job to help the researchers, administrators, and programmers work more effectively together.

12/2001–8/2008 The Concord Consortium, Concord, MA

Summary: In my position as the webmaster of The Concord Consortium, I was responsible for building and maintaining all aspects of our web presence, including production and development web servers, site architecture, design, and implementation, integration of backend systems with our sites, coordination of contractors, and development of web initiatives.

10/2001–7/2009 CELCEE and CSCC, Los Angeles, CA

Summary: In my position as the Webmaster and programmer for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education and the Council for the Study of Community Colleges project of UCLA, I maintained two web sites and developed several key web applications.

12/1998–6/2002 UCLA GSE&IS, Los Angeles, CA

Summary: In my position as the UCLA GSE&IS (Graduate School of Education and Information Studies) webmaster, I was responsible for building and maintaining the GSE&IS production and development web servers, developing the site, integrating backend systems with the web, coordinating the efforts of the site developers, and developing web initiatives. Other responsibilities included administering the GSE&IS laboratories, and the student and staff accounts in the NT domain.

Web Consultant
12/1999–9/2001 Los Angeles, CA

Summary: As an independent web consultant in the Los Angeles area, I worked for several clients to develop web solutions for their businesses.


Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Additional coursework includes:

References Available Upon Request