OJ Smith


    Senior Web Application Engineer / Product Development Manager

    I’m O.J. and I like to build cool things. Recently I’ve incorporated React.js into my wheelhouse and have started to build projects using react regularly. Currently, I am studying to become an AWS Solutions Architect to properly deploy and host my applications.

    I have experience in creating multi language web applications that are integrated into backend services. In addition to development I have contributed to projects in various other areas including concept, design and online marketing campaigns. ​I have multiple technology development industry experience including but not limited to: OTT Streaming Video Platforms, TV, music, film, web media, beauty and fashion, banking, direct mail and Email marketing.

    • Latest assignment: Successful launch of an SVOD / AVOD OTT platform, Reign.com.
    • Launched and maintained successful web development company for over 15 years.
    • Specialize in producing custom Web Applications and solutions, E-commerce and paid content sites.
    • Product Management experience.
    • Expert WordPress knowledge.
    • Familiar with latest digital marketing trends.
    • Technical Consulting.
    • 15+ years business experience


    The Pod App

    The Pod App is a digital product concept I designed for a friends podcast.  This is a Headless CMS Web Application built using React, Redux and Next.js. This app is SEO friendly and features an audio player as well as individual podcast post pages to increase web search visibility.  This project currently in beta.

    Portfolio Project


    REIGN was a AVOD / SVOD OTT Platform that featured African American and Urban content. My role was head of Technology Operations and Product Development. I was contracted to develop technology recommendations and implementation for a fast moving launch date announcement date for competitive industry standard and competitive platform. Design content delivery and management polices within AWS for content providers and entertainment studios. Lead stakeholder for development and maintenance of reign.com sales and company communications online presence. Lead backend integration with mobile app compliance development. Site no longer active.


    Watch Us Reign was the blog associated with REIGN.com. Built on WordPress. Designed workflow and policies for publishing. Site no longer active.


    Development and maintenance of GlobeOne.com and Meed.net multilingual site. Designed and built web solution for marketing campaign websites and landing pages for company and marketing partners. Backend integration with mobile app.


    Development and maintenance of existing E-commerce website. Frontend and backend development, QA/Testing, infrastructure operations, internal systems administration and technical client support.



    FunkMedia, a media company I co-founded, was contracted to design and build Beyonce’s website for her debut album as a solo act. We also constructed websites for Destinys Child, Michelle Williams, Kelly Roland, Solange and the Destiny Childs fan club site.



    • Agile
    • AWS
    • AWS Amplify
    • BitBucket
    • Bootstrap
    • Branding
    • Creative Strategy
    • CSS3
    • Docker
    • E-Commerce
    • ES6
    • Express
    • GIT
    • GitHub
    • Google Analytics
    • Google Suite
    • Google Tag Manager
    • Gulp
    • Headless CMS
    • HTML5
    • Javascript
    • Jira
    • jQuery
    • LAMP
    • MariaDb
    • Material UI
    • MySql
    • Netlify
    • Next.js
    • Node
    • PHP
    • React.js
    • RESTful / Web API
    • SASS
    • SCRUM
    • SSH
    • SSL
    • Technical Product Development
    • Vagrant
    • WAMP
    • Wordpress


    I maintain all contact through LinkedIn.

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