Goran Halusa

People Call Me Gor

I design. I code. The web.

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Web Architect - full-stack web developer - backend, front-end, server administration, and everything in between. Currently, I'm a Lead Application Developer for Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), NASA/GSFC contract (Round 2). Some of my tools include PHP (Frameworks: Symfony 3.4 & 4.x, Slim Micro Framework), MySQL, JavaScript, Vue.js, jQuery, Node.js (Frameworks: Express, Geddy, Restify), WordPress, Drupal, MongoDB, Git, Twig Templates, Mustache Templates, Amazon Web Services (AWS), EJS, Twitter API, and Google Analytics API.

PHP 5.x & 7.x

Symfony 3.4 & 4.x

Drupal 7, 8 & 9







Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)

Lead Application Developer

NASA GSFC Contract - Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program.

(November 2020 - Present)

Quotient, Inc.

Senior Developer

Smithsonian Contract - Providing innovative technical solutions for the digitization effort of millions of Smithsonian’s assets. Specifically, I've been directly working with the Digitization Program Office (DPO), Archives of American Art (AAA), National Air and Space Museum (NASM), and Museum Interactive Support System (MISS). Tech Stack: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, Vue.js, jQuery, Drupal, Symfony 3.4 and 4.x, Node.js, Docker.

(February 2015 - November 2020)

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Senior Developer / Scientific Web Applications Developer

Full ­stack web developer for the National Cancer Institute’s Advanced Biomedical Computing Center. I developed, designed, and maintained websites and scientific web applications, implementing open ­source technologies such as Object Oriented PHP, Javascript, and MySQL, with deployment on Linux­-based platforms.

(November 2009 - February 2015)

Sigma Space

Web Developer

I programmed NASA's Earth Observatory website from scratch (version 2.0, 2009). This entailed writing multiple complex PERL scripts to ingest 10 years of website data into a redesigned database schema and filesystem. To provide the staff of writers and data visualizers the ability to fully manage the website, I developed a highly customized content management system from the ground up. All the while, I taught myself to fill the role of systems administrator for the small server cluster, configured for high availability and redundancy. I also built the first custom content management systems and redesigned the public ­facing websites for NASA's Atmospheric Science Research Portal and Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Research Portal.

(October 2003 - November 2009)

Virtual Flow Interactive Media, Inc.

Web Architect/Animation Artist

Lead Designer of cutting edge graphical interfaces for web sites as well as interactive CD ROMs using programs such as Flash 5 & MX, Director 8.5, PhotoShop 7.0, ImageReady 7.0, Illustrator 10, GoLive 6, Dreamweaver 4 and MX, Dreamweaver UltraDev, BBEdit 6.5, Final Cut Pro 2.0, and Strata 3D. Implemented acquired knowledge of hand coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion and ASP.

(October 2000 - June 2003)

Image Associates, Inc.

Graphic Designer

Developed real world, hands on graphic design skills at a full­service graphic design studio offering a variety of services including print, multimedia, web design and corporate presentations for shows and conventions. This was my first position in the industry, after 12 years of cooking professionally. I obtained the paid internship position at Image Associates thanks to my awesome instructor, Paul Cacioppo at the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, NC.

(July 1998 - September 2000)



Hagerstown, MD

I create custom web applications using Symfony 3.4 & 4.0, Drupal 7 & 8, Vue.js, Node.js, Wordpress, etc.

Feel free to contact me!