Gabriel P.

Gabriel P.

Senior Software Engineer

Oradea, Romania
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About Me

I am a master of web development with over 15 years in-depth experience and am a true expert in PHP, Symfony, MYSQL (LAMP), Solr, AngularJS, Mongo (MEAN), and a variety of other web technologies. My ultimate goal is to create products that are technically flawless, secure, and user-friendly and to continue to increase my knowledge and expertise in the field. I make it a point to find the best solutions to help my clients achieve their goals and I make every effort to educate them throughout the process. I provide the highest-level support possible, throughout all my projects, and work hard to build strong partnerships with all my clients.

Work history

Web Developer/Team Lead
2012 - Present (11 years)
  • Improved application performance by approaching problems from different points of view and making every effort to better understand client requirements. Provided quality consulting services and expert advice to clients.

  • Refactored code functionality for improved quality. Eliminated duplicate code and consolidated functionality. Introduced a test framework, for both unit and end-to-end testing, using PHP to improve overall code quality.

  • Identified and fixed core problems and architectural issues.

  • Significantly improved client experiences by clarifying all specifications.

  • Assumed team lead responsibilities assuring projects move forward in a clear direction with timely completion of deliverables.

  • Developed core functionalities and reusable components.

  • Trained Junior Developers which considerably improved the overall speed of delivery.

  • Developed back-end functionalities for an enterprise application using AngularJS, CoffeeScript, Jade, and NodeJS


  • Developed functionality for an educational software using PHP and Symfony 2.x.

Independent PHP Software Engineer
2012 - 2013 (1 year)
  • Developed API consumed by mobile applications.

Developed front- and back-end in multiple websites using Symfony 2.1.

PHP Developer (freelance)
2011 - 2013 (2 years)
  • Provided PHP development services and implemented features including: client interface for browsing, product ordering capabilities, e-payment functionality via Worldpay
, and special offers.

  • Optimised server environments and significantly improved performance of a web application without adding any additional cost.

  • Migrated existing applications to a new platform with minimal downtime.

Crystal Code
Software Engineer
2010 - 2011 (1 year)
  • Developed a multicore newspaper subscription website, integrated it with payment gateways, (Gecad) and deployed it in new countries.,

  • Key member of team who developed a multicore job platform. Implemented faceted Solr search, documented indexing for free text search, developed front-end features, and built client administration panel.

  • Migrated two business critical job websites from the Hungarian and UK market.

Inform Media SRL
Job Portal PHP Development Team Leader
2009 - 2010 (1 year)
  • Developed and managed the job applications using the Symfony framework. Application is currently running on:





  • and various other websites.

Inform Media SRL
Senior PHP Developer – Job Team
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
  • Developed the new job application with a single core and database using Symfony 1.0.x PHP framework. 
Application is currently running on:,

, and

Inform Media SRL
Technical Team Lead
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
  • Served as Technical Team lead for the Classifieds team.

  • Provided support for both offline and online activities.

  • Maintained and supported software written in .Net/C# and improved portal performance.

  • Managed and developed Junior Developers.

  • Managed all aspects of the development process.

Inform Media SRL
Web Analytics Professional
2007 - 2007

Served as a web analytics professional and gained extensive experience using WebTrends and Google Analytics.

Lund Performance Solutions
Software Developer – C/Unix
2000 - 2007 (7 years)
  • Developed software using C/Unix on Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Linux.

  • Developed and updated performance monitoring software.

  • Contributed to the development of GoAhead, an embeded webserver community:


PHP Developer
PHP Developer

Gateway application that provides access to a regional newspaper for offline reading part of a multi-tenant website. Implemented integration with e-payment solutions (Gecad) and new features.

PHP Developer
PHP Developer

Implemented search, ad placements and backend functionalities for a job ads web application using Symfony 1.4, PHP

PHP Developer
PHP Developer

Develop back-end, API and front-end functionalities using Symfony 2, PHP, Javascript

PHP Developer
PHP Developer

For a UK business (Norwood Aquariums) develop functionalities for their internal application to manage stocks and sales. Implement client interfacing module, payment integration with Worldpay.


Master, Teacher Training
University of Oradea
2009 - Present (14 years)
Bachelor, Software - Finished in the top 5% of my class.
University of Oradea
1995 - Present (28 years)