Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs

An all-round web aficionado with over 15 years of commercial experience looking to work on exciting projects with exciting clients. Full of energy, experience, hard work and enthusiasm, he is always up for a new challenge and wants to work in the heart of the creative industry.
I see technology as a way of facilitating and improving communication between people and I understand that people come before technology.

 

Experience

Director & Software Engineer
MasterCard
Apr 2019 - Apr 2020
Accell Group
Fanica LTD
working for

Director & Software Engineer

Part of the Software Engineering Group within the MasterCard Payment Gateway Services division, collaborating with internal customers across the globe.

  • Amundi - Lead for the PHP development division
  • Accell Group - Improve e-commerce platform for all their brands
  • MasterCard - Part of the Payment Gateway Services division
oct 2016 - apr 2020
The Irish Times
Linux, Zend/Symfony/PHP, Angular, Vagrant/Ansible

Senior PHP Developer

Part of the development team, building new features and enhanced functionality for The Irish Times digital platforms. In charge of the API development project and automation.

  • Recommended and implemented an Internal API using Symfony 4 along with CI via Jenkins
  • Re-designed development environment in Vagrant and set up server automation via Ansible
  • Put in place code reviews via BitBucket by changing the main repository to Git
may 2015 - nov 2016
CurrencyFair
Linux, AWS, Zend/Apigility/PHP, OracleSQL, Chef, Vagrant

Software Engineer

Part of the development team looking after the API powering iOS and Android applications.

  • Part of the API team developed in Zend Apigility and used to drive the Android and iOS apps
  • Update communication with Oracle DB using Thrift as a bridge between Java and PHP
  • Developed an internal dashboard in Ruby to display the live global orders
sep 2012 - mar 2015
Tesco
Laravel/PHP, ColdFusion, MSSQL, Javascript/jQuery, Redis, Solr

Web Developer

Involved with the technical and graphical aspects of web applications and API development. I was also involved with the maintenance and update of white labels.

  • Worked on project like dynamic marketing email templates, landing pages, reports and many more
  • Started as a junior developer working with ColdFusion and PHP on existing legacy code
  • Built the internal API in Laravel used in the Android and iOS applications
Started in 2010
Musashi Dublin
Website, Consulting since 2012
FunTech
Web Apps, Consulting since 2013

Freelancing & Consulting

Started around the idea that a company will be known based on the image they have on the internet. Over the years I managed to work with numerous clients some of which are loyal to me to this day. I mainly do consulting these days but I sometimes venture towards other services as well.

  • Design and develop websites or web applications based on a client's ideas and/or requirements
  • Use of marketing techniques to obtain new clients and manage their prospects and inquiries
2 years
MkM Direct / Dead Sea / D7 / Translations.ie / Word Perfect
2 years experience

Team Leader / Sales Agent, Interpreter, Service Desk Operator

  • Sell products or services on events, B2C and B2B for clients like: DeadSea, Energia, Vodafone
  • Promoted to team leader managing a team of ever-growing Sales Distributors
  • Irish owned companies of interpretation and translation services
3 years
Interactive SBC
2008 - 2010
Class-IT Outsourcing
2007 - 2008

System Administrator

I was responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

  • IBM Certification · Multi-Function IS620v1.0 with a result of 96% (15 May 2010)
  • IBM Certification · Network Intrusion Prevention IS610v1.0 with a result of 92% (13 May 2010)
  • IBM Certification · Advanced Site Protector IS521v1.0 with a result of 94% (11 May 2010)
  • IBM Certification · Site Protector IS601v1.0 with a result of 88% (6 May 2010)
 

Education

2007 - 2010
Bucharest, Romania
3 years, 180 ECTS

Cybernetics, Statistics and Economic IT - Romanian-American University

  • Dissertation with a result of 90%
  • Economic IT - Bachelor's Degree with a result of 83%
2002 - 2006
Tecuci, Romania

National College Calistrat Hogas

  • High School Graduation Certificate with a result of 82.5%
  • PC Operator Certificate with a result of 100%

 

Skills

people mastery
» Energy: Extraverted 62.5%
» Mind: Intuitive 67.5%
» Nature: Thinking 52.5%
» Tactics: Judging 55.5%
» Identity: Assertive 83%

Coding

Coding

Debugging

Debugging

Design

Design

Professionalism

Professionalism

Motivation

Motivation

Business

Business

 

Straights

Personal Traits
» Highly competent
» Sensible and practical
» Approachable and Friendly
» Helpful and handy
» Highly organised
» Keen attention to detail
» Problem solver
» Good communication
» Intuitive
» Knowledgeable
» Flexible
» Adaptable
  • Detail-oriented, methodical, perfectionist and adaptable to work well in a team
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • Comfortable working in an Agile/Lean way
  • Googling better than the average bear
  • Handle direct client communication and develop new product specifications
  • Function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm
  • Excellent knowledge of object-oriented back end development with a focus on PHP
  • Fixing, in average, more bugs than able to create
  • Great with Windows and Unix operating systems and command line tools
  • Frontend Web Development - Strong experience with HTML5, CSS3, JS/jQuery, Angular
  • "Automate everything!" mentality using tools like Puppet, Chef and, my favorite, Ansible
  • TDD, building CI/CD systems and defining pipelines via Jenkins
  • Experience with caching tools and techniques (Memcached, Redis and Elasticsearch)
  • Solid foundation in database technology such as MySQL, MSSQL and Oracle SQL
  • Solid understanding of SCM principles working with a modern solution such as GIT or Subversion
  • Desire to stay up to date on current and new technologies and how to use them to best effect
 

Achievements

Expertise
» Coding, Coding, Coding
» Mentoring & Consulting
» Project Management
» Research & Development
» Brand Creation
  • Guided multiple projects from initial requirements gathering right up to deployment, working with the team and all stakeholders along the way.
  • Developed and maintain enterprise-grade RESTful Web APIs with well designed, testable, maintainable, secure and efficient code using most popular frameworks.
  • Started as a freelance developer working with numerous clients, many of which are still my friends to this day, performing web related work for over a year.
  • Single-handedly managed the successful upgrade and deployment of new AI driven environment illumination system with zero cost overruns and zero safety incidents.