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Aleksandar Nikolic, PHP Developer in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Aleksandar Nikolic

PHP Developer in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Member since June 2, 2014
Aleksandar is a senior web developer and system architect. He is highly motivated, dedicated to delivering high quality code, and continuously improving on every project. He prides himself on efficiency, has worked with numerous tools, and has completed a variety of projects over the past 10 years.
Aleksandar is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • PHP, 14 years
  • JavaScript, 13 years
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • jQuery, 10 years
  • Symfony 2, 6 years
  • Laravel, 5 years
  • MongoDB, 1 year
Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

LAMP, Ubuntu, Apache, NetBeans, Git, SVN

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a single page Scrum tool for which I worked on both the back-end and front-end using the Laravel 4 and AngularJS frameworks.

Employment

  • Senior Web Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Vivify Ideas DOO Novi Sad, Serbia
    • Designed and developed a dating/social networking web app with video uploading and streaming.
    • Worked on the design and development of a new web site for a leading online gambling portal.
    • Contributed to a single page app for a Scrum tool project.
    • Contributed to the development of an eCommerce web site.
    • Mentored junior developers.
    • Performed code reviews.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, Laravel, Symfony2, MySQL, MongoDB, Doctrine, PHPUnit, Selenium, Behat, jQuery, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Foundation
  • Senior Web Developer, Consultant

    2013 - 2013
    Moderna Ventures SA Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Worked on the development of a fully localized direct-to-consumer content delivery platform, empowering sellers to engage consumers through an open network of trusted media brands.
    • Coded three different sites in CSS3 and HTML5.
    • Implemented languages and localization. Designed and developed an admin area for translators, including a simple CAT tool.
    • Designed and developed a media library for an admin area, including image upload, manipulation, and searching.
    • Developed an admin area for sellers and customer profile pages.
    • Designed and developed a caching system for the app using Redis.
    Technologies: Zend 1, Doctrine 1, PHP5, MySQL, MySQL Workbench, Redis, Gearman, Elasticsearch, jQuery, KnockoutJS, HTML5, CSS3, Git, Bitbucket, Pivotal Tracker
  • Web Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Saturized - The Interactive Agency, Novi Sad, Serbia
    • Worked on an eCommerce and API team. Engaged in the development of a shipment management web application and external API. Wrote API integrations for BigCommerce, PrestaShop, and Zibbet. Created a WordPress plugin integrating the app’s external API.
    • Worked on a social network for sharing gifts and wishes. Designed and developed the media library. Integrated Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Google Maps APIs. Implemented custom authentication and user management. Developed a REST API for consumption by the iOS app.
    • Wrote API and platform documentation for both projects.
    Technologies: Symfony 1.4, Symfony 2.0, Doctrine, Propel, PHP5, MySQL, PostgreSQL, jQuery, HTML, CSS, WordPress, PrestaShop, Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, TDD
  • Web Developer

    2000 - 2011
    Freelance
    • Developed a responsive custom WordPress theme (PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, HTML, CSS).
    • Developed a plugin for CS-Cart integrating NetSuite and synchronizing the store with this ERP. Used PHP5, MySQL, CS-Cart, NetSuite API, and Git.
    • Created a translation/localization web app with a social component and RESTful API. Used PHP5, the Silex framework, Doctrine DBAL, MySQL, jQuery, and Twitter Bootstrap.
    • Built a web app for uploading .ged files and visualizing the family trees.
    • Worked on various projects over many years, including developing web sites and web apps and contributing to different projects.
    Technologies: PHP4, PHP5, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symphony 1/2, Zend 1, Silex, Laravel , MySQL, PostgreSQL, Propel, Doctrine 1/2 ORM, Doctrine ODM, Doctrine DBAL, Eloquent, OOP, MVC, TDD, BDD, unit testing, functional programming

Experience

  • Online Bingo (Development)
    https://onlinebingo.co.uk

    An online bingo portal, which makes it easy for players to compare bingo sites.

  • AskGamblers (Development)
    http://www.askgamblers.com/

    An online gaming portal delivering current and accurate information about the world of online casinos.

  • Rate and Make (Development)

    A dating site and social network with a reward system for referrals. It was developed using Laravel 4, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery.

  • VivifyScrum (Development)
    http://www.vivifyscrum.com/

    A single page Scrum tool developed with Laravel on the back-end and AngularJS on front-end.

  • Direct-to-consumer Content Delivery Platform (Development)
    http://www.megabon.eu

    The platform empowers sellers to engage consumers through an open network of trusted media brands.

  • The Fontain (Development)

    A social network for sharing gifts and wishes

  • Shipment Manager Web Application and API (Development)

    A shipment management app providing online merchants with a cloud-based shipping solution.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML5
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Symfony 2, Symfony, ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, Knockout.js, Selenium, PHPUnit, AngularJS
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, jQuery UI, Doctrine
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Model View Controller (MVC), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    Linux, NetBeans, Android
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL, Redis
  • Tools

    Behat, Eclipse IDE

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Information Systems
    1998 - 2003
    University of Novi Sad - Novi Sad, Serbia
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