Brandon Charnick

Senior Application Developer | PHP & Symfony | Specializing in full-stack solutions | Committed to crafting efficient and scalable code

Top Expertise

Currently working on a Symfony application for clinical research administration.



  • February 2023 - Present

    Senior Application Developer @ Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Nashville, TN (Remote)
    • Lead development of a secure, PHP/Symfony application to streamline clinical research workflows focused around federally regulated human research.
    • Direct full-cycle project management, from conceptualization and strategic planning to robust deployment and post-launch optimization, ensuring alignment with healthcare compliance and data standards.
    • Drive modernization efforts within a legacy codebase, incorporating advanced security features and Object–relational mapping (Doctrine ORM) to fortify data integrity, improve maintainability, and reduce cognitive overhead.
    • Engineer robust web infrastructure within a complex healthcare environment with the transition from virtual machines to Kubernetes (Red Hat OpenShift).
    • Developed application features leveraging OOP to enhance functionality and streamline analyst workflows in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • September 2021 - February 2023

    PHP Developer @ ER2

    Mesa, AZ (Hybrid)
    • Developed a Symfony-based inventory tracking system, reducing manual entry and spreadsheet usage by 90%, accelerating workflows and enhancing visibility within a high-volume IT asset refurbishment operation.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in AWS, Docker, and CI/CD practices, designing and maintaining a robust, cloud-based application infrastructure.
  • October 2017 - August 2021

    PHP Developer @ Stream Logistics

    Scottsdale, AZ (Hybrid)
    • Engineered extensions within a logistics and transportation management system, seamlessly integrating numerous external APIs (SendGrid, Twilio, MailChimp…) to enhance communication and engagement capabilities.
    • Built a client quoting system, driving a 15% sales increase and reducing errors by 75% within a logistics platform.
  • 2014

    B.S. in Business Management @ Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ
    • Analyzed case studies and research on best business management practices.
    • Developed a knowledge of all functional business units including finance, accounting, human resources, supply chain, and leadership.
    • Capstone project:
      • Collaborating with peers, we created a solution for a supply chain management issue to a real company.
      • Explored the root cause by monitoring business processes.
      • Resulted in a reduction in inventory shrinkage by 5%.