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George – PHP, Symfony, Shopify, experts in Lemon.io

George

From Romania (GMT+3)

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Back-end Web DeveloperMiddle-to-senior
Hire developer
23 years of commercial experience
Automotive
E-commerce
Gamedev
Insurance
Marketing
SaaS
Gaming software
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George – PHP, Symfony, Shopify

A technical developer with 20 years of experience (started in 2001) and founder of a few startups. Highlights from George's career include:

  • started to code in 2001 (at 13 years old) when he could not pay to play an online game; therefore, he was forced to create his own game. Fast forward 2 years later, George had a team of 4 people, launched it, and had over 1000 players from the entire world;
  • created the entire backend for the first version of www.tocmai.ro - in 2009;
  • developed Drivemag.com, sodelicious.recipes from idea to product & infrastructure architecture, created a team for the products, and scaled them to a few hundred thousand visitors/month;
  • created the entire architecture and backend for a very well-known mobile game that has over 150 million downloads.
Main technologies
PHP
12 years
Symfony
7 years
Shopify
3 years
WordPress
8 years
Yii
1 year
Additional skills
MySQL
Jenkins
Docker
JavaScript
jQuery
Laravel
Redis
Angular
AWS
CodeIgniter
RabbitMQ
MongoDB
React
phing
CircleCI
Rewards and achievements
June 2024: Susanna Summary
Ready to start
ASAP
Direct hire
Potentially possible

Experience Highlights

Software Developer
Mar 2021 - Dec 20221 year 9 months
Project Overview

Backend App for insurances. Built on microservices.

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Responsibilities:
  • Created front-end and back-end architecture;
  • Redesigned the existing back-end;
  • Wrote unit, integration and e2e tests;
  • Integrated with different providers.
Project Tech stack:
PHP 8
Symfony 4.4
Docker
Microservices
MySQL
Api Platform
CTO
Dec 2020 - Apr 20221 year 3 months
Project Overview

Affiliate marketing SaaS for Shopify Stores

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Responsibilities:
  • Defined the project features and architecture;
  • Led the development team;
  • Conducted regular meetings with the board, investors, and CEO;
  • Defined and implemented the product roadmap;
  • Scaled the application to 10000+ stores.
Project Tech stack:
PHP
Laravel
Vapor
AWS
MySQL
Redis
Amazon SQS
API Gateway
Shopify
Founder / Tech lead
Dec 2018 - Jul 20212 years 7 months
Project Overview

Marketing automation SaaS for e-commerce & digital products. It helps subscription-based companies automate the onboarding process from cold reach to VIP customers through in-app, email, ads, and a lot of integrations. Automatically update customer attributes and sync them between all of your tools.

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Responsibilities:
  • Built the entire application, including the idea;
  • Designed architecture;
  • Developed backend & frontend (bootstrap);
  • Made server setup.
Project Tech stack:
PHP 7
Symfony 4.3
MySQL
RabbitMQ
REST API
Node.js
Socket.io
Lead Developer
Mar 2018 - Jul 20191 year 4 months
Project Overview

This is a retro arcade game.

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Responsibilities:
  • Rewrote the entire backend for the mobile game Pacman;
  • Was leading the backend team;
  • Wrote all the APIs for the game;
  • Wrote a large part of the code.

The biggest challenge was related to the fact that 10mil+ players were switched to our platform from the first day after launch.

Project Tech stack:
PHP
Symfony
Redis
MySQL
Rest APIs
Lead Developer
Nov 2015 - Mar 20182 years 4 months
Project Overview

Car news & tools (compare cars, build cars from parts - including a database with all the cars worldwide since 1970). It scaled to 1 million visitors/month.

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Responsibilities:
  • Recruited & led the technical team;
  • Created the software & scalability architecture;
  • Wrote large part of the code.
Project Tech stack:
PHP
MySQL
Redis
Symfony
Rest APIs
3rd party APIs
JavaScript

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