Alejandro Giraldo, Developer in Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia
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Alejandro Giraldo

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Software Developer

Location
Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia
Toptal Member Since
October 14, 2019

Alejandro is a full-stack web developer with more than a decade of experience. Over these years, he has been involved in several projects that he has designed and developed from scratch. Several of them have become a big success online. Being passionate about code and entrepreneurship, he embraces the ideas of his clients as if they were his own and work hard until the client is satisfied.

Portfolio

Gold, LLC
WordPress, Google SEO, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Design...
KnowFully Learning Group
API Development, WordPress, Jenkins, DigitalOcean, jQuery, Webpack...
InteliClic
Angular, Ionic, Ubuntu, jQuery, PHP, HTML, CSS, Pixel Perfect...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Postman, DBeaver, Sublime Text, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've created is an API that has handled over 5 million requests. The client websites connect to my API and this makes the integration with several CRMs.

Work Experience

WordPress Developer

2022 - 2022
Gold, LLC
  • Developed the blog for a huge e-games tournament company.
  • Acted as SEO on page development for this specific blog site.
  • Worked on pixel-perfect design and developing new layouts over the Elementor theme.
Technologies: WordPress, Google SEO, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Design, Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), HTML, CSS, Shopify, Pixel Perfect, Responsive Design, eCommerce, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), MySQL, JavaScript, APIs

Senior PHP Developer and eCommerce Websites Leader

2019 - 2022
KnowFully Learning Group
  • Performed integrations with several CRMs, such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Connected unified pixel manager using a WordPress installation to serve ten client websites.
  • Worked on integration of different sites to the company architecture.
Technologies: API Development, WordPress, Jenkins, DigitalOcean, jQuery, Webpack, Google Analytics, HTML, CSS, Pixel Perfect, Responsive Design, eCommerce, WordPress Plugins, MySQL, JavaScript, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Senior PHP Developer

2016 - 2019
InteliClic
  • Developed an API that worked as a proxy for several web clients connecting these ones with several CRMs. This was created with Laravel.
  • Created a back-end API for a mobile and web application done in pure PHP, including a cloud version of a very custom quiz for the final client.
  • Built the foundation of a very big application made in Laravel, which manages the whole structure of a healthcare company.
  • Configured a continuous integration system for several of the projects in the company.
  • Helped to improve a cloud-based CMS built before in the company.
Technologies: Angular, Ionic, Ubuntu, jQuery, PHP, HTML, CSS, Pixel Perfect, Responsive Design, eCommerce, WordPress Plugins, WordPress, MySQL, Django, JavaScript, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

IT Consultant

2015 - 2016
Resolute Creative
  • Improved a very custom Drupal's module for a huge diodes company. This module used to have its own API, handled around 200+ categories of products, and 5,000+ products.
  • Fixed several issues in a huge WordPress website that sell songs for kids.
  • Improved a CodeIgniter application created for a company that sells mansion and commercial doors.
Technologies: CodeIgniter, jQuery, PHP, Drupal, WordPress, HTML, CSS, Pixel Perfect, Responsive Design, WordPress Plugins, MySQL, JavaScript, BuddyPress, APIs, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Chief Technology Officer

2013 - 2016
Permalink Group
  • Developed a WordPress website for a breast cancer foundation in New York.
  • Created a WordPress theme and plugin for the company which handles the audio for big tv shows in the USA.
  • Built a WordPress site for Colombian coffee growers corporation.
  • Created the WordPress website for the biggest fashion police in Colombia.
  • Managed a team of two people that used to work alongside me on several of the company projects.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, Linux, WordPress, JavaScript, APIs

WordPress Developer

2011 - 2015
Sacred Media
  • Created, from scratch, a framework of widgets and shortcodes for a very big self improve course built with WordPress.
  • Developed a WordPress website for a summer weight loss summit made with WordPress.
  • Configured application servers in DigitalOcean for several of the company websites.
  • Created and integrated the affiliate system for their marketing group built with WordPress.
Technologies: DigitalOcean, Linux, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, BuddyPress

Swipecast Edition

Swipecast provides news in the fashion world. I developed the WordPress theme and special JavaScript functionalities based on the client's requests. I also worked on the theme and several plugin integrations needed.

Ednet.net

A WordPress theme and plugin development.

The plugin integrated the solution with an internal application which gave clients access to a membership plan with some private information.

This company has big contracts with tv series and movie developer companies.

Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce

I did create a small plugin WordPress for donation payments.

Doors Online

Several improvements in this website made in CodeIgniter.
The website has features that allow users to create quotations and make payments on desired doors. It has a very customized backend system, where the whole company sales process is managed in that system

Superhumanos.com

Global self-improvement online course with Ken Wilber.
I did create the website and architected the course system that is still used today. Made with WordPress and a very long shortcode framework used to create the whole front end.

Tuatu.com

Website and store of the biggest fashion influencer in Colombia.

WordPress development and WooCommerce integration.

Caferetiro.com

https://caferetiro.com/
Colombian local coffee growers corporation.

WordPress development and WooCommerce integration.
2006 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Systems Engineering

Universidad de Antioquia - Medellin, Colombia

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, API Development, Drupal Modules, WordPress REST API, Facebook API, BuddyPress, Drupal API

Tools

Adobe Fireworks, WP-CLI, Drush, GitHub, Photoshop CS5, AWS SDK, Varnish, Gutenberg Editor, Beanstalk, Google Analytics, Sublime Text, Postman, Git, Jenkins, Webpack

Frameworks

AngularJS, Lumen, Laravel 5, CodeIgniter, CodeIgniter 3, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ionic 2, Ionic 4, Twig, Django, Ionic, Angular

Languages

PHP, HTML, CSS, PHP 7, PHP 5, JavaScript, Ruby, Bash Script, Python 2, Python 3, C#

Paradigms

Agile Software Development, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Platforms

WooCommerce, WordPress, Linux, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Shopify, MacOS, Ubuntu, Drupal

Storage

MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, DBeaver

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Other

Full-stack, MVC Frameworks, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Pixel Perfect, Responsive Design, eCommerce, APIs, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Google SEO, WordPress Design, Plugins, Integration

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